LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford finds end zone better than anyone

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This just in: LA Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is very good.

The way data analytics has taken on a life of its own is a bit alarming. Rather than become a means of trying to determine the KPIs (key performance indicators) of NFL success, the way some analytics is used has become a bit… skewed.

It comes down to two basic measurables on offense. Scoring, and winning. Who can score the most points? Who can win the most games? Who can win the Super Bowl? Beyond that, the measurements attempt to be descriptive, inclusive, and sometimes, just measurements for the sake of measuring.

As we continue to define greatness in the professional sport of football, we are trying to capture what makes one player capable of winning it all over another player. In short, data analytics is simply trying to quantify what made Matthew Stafford better in 2021 than anyone else who threw the football.

The answer? He found the endzone more often than any other quarterback.

Stafford threw 41 touchdowns in the regular season. In 17, er, 16.5 games (he was pulled in the final quarter of two blowouts), he tossed 41 touchdowns. That is an average of 2.5 touchdowns per game. In four playoff games, he hardly let up, tossing another nine touchdowns, or an average of 2.25 touchdowns per game. So far this is just basic math, right?

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Stafford was no surprise in the LA Rams offense. After all, that is why the LA Rams organization was so intent on adding him to this roster. He was a planned upgrade over the former quarter Jared Goff. Okay, now, let’s dig deeper.