Alert: Lions Name Matthew Stafford Starting QB

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent ISeptember 7, 2009

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  Matthew Stafford #9 of the Detroit Lions throws a pass against the Buffalo Bills  at Ralph Wilson Stadium on September 3, 2009 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has informed his team that No. 1 overall pick Matthew Stafford will begin the 2009 season as the starting quarterback against New Orleans, beating out Daunte Culpepper.