Matthew Stafford Is Excited To Finally Play In Games That Matter

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Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is excited to finally play in big games.

The Rams acquired Stafford this past offseason from the Detroit Lions, and everyone thinks they now have a very good shot at winning the Super Bowl. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

What does Stafford think? He’s pumped to play in games people really care about.


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“I just want to play in big games, you know? … I want to have opportunities to make big-time plays in the fourth quarter against really good teams, in big moments, rather than a 1 o’clock game on a Sunday somewhere,” Stafford said in a recent ESPN profile.

Translation: the Lions rarely ever played in big games and the Rams often do.

Some people might interpret this as a shot at the Lions, but it’s really not. It’s just Stafford telling the truth.

As a Lions fan, I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve been mostly trash. That’s just the truth. We wasted more than a decade of Stafford’s career and there’s no way around it.

Now, he’s on the Rams and he’s surrounded by great talent. For the first time in Stafford’s career, he has a real shot at winning big games.

It might sound hard to believe, but I think most Lions fans are honestly cheering for him. Why wouldn’t we be?

He gave us everything and we gave him almost nothing in return.


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I hope like hell he wins a ton of games. He certainly deserves it.