Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press Published 5:36 p.m. ET Nov. 7, 2020 CLOSE Assessing the Matthew Stafford COVID-19 isolation situation ahead of Detroit Lions-Minnesota Vikings, and predicting who wins. Filmed Nov. 6, 2020. Detroit Free PressAs long as Matthew Stafford passes his latest COVID-19 test, the Detroit Lions should have their starting quarterback on the field for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.The Lions made a procedural move Saturday to clear the way for Stafford’s return, activating him from the reserve/COVID-19 list and placing cornerback Darryl Roberts on injured reserve.Stafford is finishing his mandatory five-day isolation period after having close contact with a known COVID case.He did not practice this week, but took part in virtual meetings and is expected to join the Lions in Minnesota and start Sunday’s game.Stafford is one of at least four Lions players and staff members affected by COVID this week.The team placed Jarrad Davis, Stafford and practice squad safety Jalen Elliott on the reserve/COVID list on consecutive days Tuesday-Thursday, and on Friday entered the NFL’s intensive protocol for COVID-19 after a staff member tested positive for the virus.Under intensive protocol guidelines, all team meetings must be held virtually or outdoors, with masks being worn and physical


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