How many comeback wins will Matthew Stafford give LA Rams in 2021?

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Come from behind is a cool super-power

The LA Rams were a very good football team in 2020. The LA Rams appear to be a better football team in 2021. Of course, the team is at least nine wins away from the 12-5 record that ensures that they will have a shot in the NFL Playoffs. But they are three wins closer to that mark. Two wins earned outright. One win earned a rather harder and more elusive come-from-behind route.

Three wins. At the end of the day, does it matter how the Ws appear in the Rams record? Or are we convinced that there is a right way to win, and all other ways of securing a victory are somehow tainted?

If your childhood memories included midget or peewee sports leagues, playground or recesses with copious numbers of children, or even a neighborhood with a lot of children playing together, you know doubt all knew that one kid that nobody teased or picked on. He or she didn’t need to be the biggest or the strongest around. They simply had that won’t-stay-down attitude. A living embodiment of Steve Rodgers before he took the super-soldier serum. Or more appropriately, the version of Captain America after Steve Rodgers did take the super-soldier serum.

When the LA Rams opponents score a go-ahead touchdown or field goal, they are doing the NFL equivalent of standing over the Rams and shouting at the top of their lungs “Stay Down.”

But that no longer works. In 2021, the LA Rams have their get-back-up guy. He’s had plenty of practice at playing from behind with the Detroit Lions. He never did give up, even though his teammates may have done so. That taste of losing stayed bitter. That “Stay Down” statement only made him more determined to win. Each time his team was knocked down, he rose back up to answer the challenge. This year, his entire team will rise up with him.

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As will 70,000 LA Rams fans in the stands of SoFi Stadium, and the millions of fans all across the globe. In the inspirational words of Captain America after being on the receiving end of a good thumping: “I can do this all day.”

How many comeback wins will Matthew Stafford give LA Rams in 2021? Hopefully, enough to hoist the Lombardi at the end of the 2021 NFL season.