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Lions' Matthew Stafford starts

Updated: October 31, 2011, 12:11 AM ET
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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford started Sunday in Denver despite a nagging ankle injury that could limit his mobility.

Stafford, who threw a touchdown pass to cap the Lions' first drive, had limped off the field in last Sunday's loss to Atlanta. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, then went through a full practice Friday.

Stafford was listed as questionable coming into the game.

The Lions were without defensive tackle Nick Fairley (foot). Tailback Jahvid ...

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