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Matthew Stafford banged up, status for Wk. 6 in doubt

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Matthew Stafford banged up, status for Wk. 6 in doubt

DETROIT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Matthew Stafford proves week in and week out that he can play through pain, something he proved very early in his career.

But at some point, too much pain means you have to sit down, something that potentially, Stafford could do this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.

Stafford was on a radio show in Detroit Monday, where he reportedly was asked about his status for this weekend, and said: "I don't know...we'll see," according to ESPN.

Stafford was seen limping at points toward the end of the Lions 27-24 loss to Carolina Sunday, and generally got beat up in the loss.

Carolina sacked Stafford six times in the game.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters Monday afternoon to "check the report" for information on Stafford's injury, but Caldwell also says his team has to be better up front.

The Lions have given up 12 sacks in the last two weeks, per ESPN, and 18 sacks in all this seasononly Houston, Green Bay, and Arizona have surrendered more. If Stafford is unable to go, former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock will be under center.

The Lions and Saints kick off in New Orleans at 1 p.m. Sunday.