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Anne Erickson


DETROIT, MICHIGAN - NOVEMBER 15: Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions attempts to pass during their game against the Washington Football Team at Ford Field on November 15, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played his 165th game as the Lions quarterback on Sunday (Jan. 3), closing out his 12th season with the team.

Changes are afloat in the Lions camp, with a new general manager and head coach coming in 2021, and nobody quiet knows if Stafford will stay with the Lions, be traded or call it a day for good.

That said, emotions are high, and this video featuring Stafford mic’d up during the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings is a tear-jerker.

It begins with Stafford ready to tough out another big game and ends with a spontaneous, emotional moment. Watch it below, and get out the Kleenex!

Sights and Sounds | 2020 Week 17 Detroit Lions vs. Minnesota Vikings

Hear from mic'd up players with field-level action during the Detroit Lions Week 17 NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings presented by Southeast Michigan Fo...

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at!