Lions QB Stafford leaves Buccaneers game with ankle injury

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) throws during the first half of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
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DETROIT (AP) -- Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was replaced in the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of an ankle injury and did not return.

Chase Daniel entered the game and his first possession ended with a sack with the Bucs leading 13-0 on Saturday. Stafford was 2 of 3 for 17 yards and was sacked on his only drive.

The banged-up Stafford started the game after being listed as questionable with rib and right thumb injuries. Detroit's third-string quarterback is David Blough, who was an undrafted rookie last season.

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