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Sunday, October 30, 2011
Matthew Stafford will start for Lions

By Kevin Seifert

DENVER -- As expected, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will start Sunday against the Denver Broncos. And the Lions feel confident enough about his injured right ankle that third-string quarterback Drew Stanton is inactive.

Shaun Hill will be the only backup quarterback active, as usual.

There were no surprises among the Lions' pregame roster announcements. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot), receiver Rashied Davis (foot) and running back Jahvid Best are among those who won't play. New safety Chris Harris, claimed Friday on waivers from the Chicago Bears, is inactive as well.

Maurice Morris will start at running back for Jahvid Best.