Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced for the third straight day today and it appears he'll be the starter when the Lions host the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. However, nothing is official and it's unlikely head coach Jim Schwartz will make an announcement today.
Receiver Calvin Johnson, who missed the last two days of practice, was going through some drills in the part of practice the media is allowed to watch. Johnson was running routes and catching passes and didn't appear to be hobbled at all by his right knee injury. If Johnson doesn't have any swelling or a setback of any other kind by tomorrow, it appears he'll also play in Sunday's game.