Matthew Stafford Saves Rams From Disastrous Loss: Ends Brady’s Buccaneers’ Playoff Hopes

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford played a key role as the LA Rams ended Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ playoff hopes. He later said that he reveled in ‘stealing somebody’s soul.’

The Rams overcame last season’s Super Bowl champ 30-27 this Sunday and reached the National Football Conference Championship game. It should be a match between underdogs as the 49ers overcame the Packers.

Things could have gone the wrong way for Matthew Stafford and the Rams. They had been ahead by 27-3 till they were almost overcome by the fightback inspired by Tom Brady.

Brady had earlier connected a Mike Evans pass from a touchdown over 55-years. It led to the likelihood of a reversal that could have ranked the 4th largest in post-season history.

Evans scored to make it 27-20 for the Bucs. Another mistake by the Los Angeles team helped Tampa Bay level scores at 27-all through Fournette.

Matthew Stafford Came Into His Own After Game Tied 27-All By The Buccaneers

But then Matthew Stafford stepped up a gear and the QB teamed up with Copper Kupp, the wide receiver, to piece together a field goal by Matt Gray.

He exclaimed that it is for such moments that he lives. The player who came in from the Detroit Lions ahead of the season has now made 46 overtime or 4th quarter winning drives. This is the highest since the quarterback was first featured in 2009 in the league.

Stafford says it was fun getting to win a game in that fashion. Taking it away from the Bucs was akin to stealing someone’s soul, he said.

Against the Bucs, Matthew threw for 366 yards, which stands as this season’s high mark. It surpassed his earlier high by a yard against the Seahawks.

Stafford threw for 2 touchdowns, recorded completion of a pass rate of an impressive 73.7%, and rushed a touchdown.

Sean McVay, the head coach of the Rams, was elated at the thrilling victory. He said that it was the reason to play 4 quarters and try to finish the game out.

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