I do realize its a good thing when the Rams lose as it gives us a higher pick, but I can’t help but root for Stafford. That guy endured a lot for this franchise and never complained and wlays came to work. Sure he wasn’t the best QB in the league, but he was certainly the best QB we have ever had. Plus how can you not like Aaron Donald either. The guy is an absolute monster and may go down as the best defensive player in NFL history, yet you never hear him run his mouth. He just works hard and goes about and handles his business. I hope he and Stafford get a ring. Obviously would be better for us if that didn’t happen in the next two years.
My bets are hedged here. Stafford is my fantasy QB1. But I’d rather they went down in flames along with my fantasy team and the Lions have a higher pick. Ideally Stafford does well, but they lose. And lose and lose.
I think the media is a bit less enamored with Stafford if they lose this game. Most in the media seemed to have the Rams going undefeated after their quick start.
I predicted prior to the season that the Rams weren’t even going to win their division. That means Stafford might be playing in the road in the wildcard round. A 1st round playoff loss would be a disaster for the Rams.
That division is the best in the nfl IMO, just like the AL East in baseball 4 really good teams.
In some ways Stafford has to be shaking his head, he left a division with Aaron Rodgers and joined a new division with Wilson, Murray and Shanahan. Divisional games are going to decide who makes the playoffs. Huge game tonite.
Lions lose most games, in the past. Matt personally doesn’t carry bad games forward w/him.
It doesn’t seem to impact him in either a positive or negative way, by my best estimate.
My belief is generally, It’s never as good as it looks, when you do well, and it’s rarely as bad as it looks when you do bad. He had a bad pick deep to a short receiver. You don’t trust a short WR in that scenario, on a 50/50 deep ball. There were some bad plays by him. Also, there were a few drops (2 big ones).
Yup! All of that!
Yes to all of this. If I trusted that Matt would stay healthy for another 5+ years, I’d root for them to lose for 2 years. I am a fan of him as a player, and as a human. My inner fan feels exactly the way you do. I’d love it if we could knock them out of the NFC Conference Championship game every year. LOL
Stafford performs well in prime time. If he’s mic’d up, he’ll do even better. Sometimes when he starts a little cold, all it takes is a good sack/hit to loosen him up. I wouldn’t say that there is a pattern of rebounding. You might say there’s a pattern of slumping, but that usually correlates to injuries to him or the rest of the team being overmatched.