LA Rams QB Matthew Stafford is good at fourth quarter heroics

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Matthew Stafford
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The Herd makes a good case

I hate to turn to the argument of The Herd’s Colin Cowherd, but in this case, he makes a valid point and perhaps does so a bit more succinctly than I’ve done so far. So let’s embed the latest episode of The Herd, and let him plead his case.

Check out Sports talking head, Colin Cowherd, in the video below. You can click on or about the 5:00 mark to avoid the Dalla Cowboys chatter. In the video, Colin Cowherd comes to the defense of LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, a vigorous defense of Stafford to be honest.

In the discussion, the point Cowherd makes is that the production of Matthew Stafford is dependant upon his willingness to throw the football and go for the big plays. Cowherd claims that the 2021 offenses can overcome big mistakes.  And in some cases, he is correct.

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But in some cases, he is not. He omits the fact that Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 35 touchdowns to only four interceptions this season. The Green Bay Packers are the best team in the NFL this year. He also leaves out the fact that Carson Wentz of the Indianapolis Colts has thrown for 26 touchdowns to just six interceptions. Unless the Colts lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars to end the season, they will be competing in the playoffs.

While it would be oh so much easier simply to sit back and watch the LA Rams dominate a game from start to finish, that does not seem to be in the LA Rams’ immediate future. Call him the Comeback Kid. Call him Cardiac Arrest. Right now, the team has entrusted Matthew Stafford to lead this team to the promised land. No matter how herky-jerky the process has been, the LA Rams are at 12-4 and knocking on the door once more.

The organization traded for Matthew Stafford for two reasons: Lead the team to the NFL Playoffs, and Win a Super Bowl. How he gets the LA Rams there is not the point. He’s gotten the team to the playoffs. Now, will he lead the team to a Super Bowl victory?  It’s starting to feel like he could.

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