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Matthew Stafford, LA Rams Take out Tom Brady and Tampa Bay Bucs

January 23, 2022

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Former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Matthew Stafford took out Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Bucs on the road Sunday afternoon. 

The Rams were a -2.5 point favorite to beat the Buccaneers according to FanDuel
Stafford drove the Rams down the field in the final seconds of the game to set up the game-winning field goal in order for the Rams to win 30-27. 

Stafford ended his day going 28 of 38 for 366 yards and two touchdowns. His back-to-back passes in on the final drive set up the winning kick. First Stafford hit Cooper Kupp for a 20-yard pass. Stafford went right back to Kupp a play later to hit him for a 44-yard throw to get the ball to the Tampa 12. Stafford then spiked the ball to set up for the win.  

"They tried to bring everyone on the last play, and that was not a good recipe," Stafford told NBC after the game about the pressure the Bucs brought on his final throw. "They brought everyone, and (Kupp) was able to make the play.”

He added a sneak for a touchdown during the Rams’ win. Los Angeles’ win mean Stafford and the Rams will host San Fransisco next Sunday with the winner going to the Super Bowl. 

The Rams build a two-score going into the fourth quarter, but several turnovers at the wrong moments led to LA not being able to put the game away that quarter or even easier in the game.

“We let them back into the game with a bunch of mistakes, but we are a tough team,” Stafford told NBC of the win.

It is the first time Stafford has played in a conference championship game in his career. The Rams bet big on Stafford this offseason - trading two first-round draft picks, a third-round pick and Jared Goff to the Lions. 


Now you can own this commemorative keep-sake hardcover book to remember the season. DAWGSTRUCTION will ship in late February when the season concludes. The cover is subject to change. 

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