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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford joined the show to talk about his season and more. Here are some of his remarks:

— On all the close games: “Every game has been within seven points. It’s been wild. We haven’t played a 60- minute game yet in all three phases. We’re playing timely football.”

— Dan asked if he’d rather have the ball down or be on the sideline with a lead in the final minutes. “Down with ball,” Stafford said, “100 times out of 100. I’m a little bit of a control freak. That’s probably why I play quarterback

— On his idols: “Growing up, watching Troy Aikman. Second on that list was Brett Favre. Once I got into the NFL, probably Peyton [Manning]. How he operated at the line of scrimmage.”


— On why he uses Omaha: “It just rolls off the tongue. Some teams are using hurry, hurry. You gotta use short words with a couple of syllables.”

— On expecting twins: “Mid-April is probably going to be our go time.”

— On his career-high rushing paces this season. “Yeah. [People call me] the poor man’s Ezekiel Elliott. I get that a lot.”