What Happened To Matthew Stafford? Why He Did Not Play Against The 49ers?

On Sunday, January 7, 2024, the Los Angeles Rams faced the San Francisco 49ers. It was quite a shocking decision when Rams coach Sean McVay decided to sit quarterback Matthew Stafford while playing the match for the playoff seed. However, the Rams have clinched the victory from the 49ers. Replacing Matthew Stafford, Carson Wentz started for the Rams on Sunday. Although Matthew Stafford was not the only starter who was rested during the Sunday game, other starts were also rested for a match against the 49ers. As Matthew Stafford did not play against the San Francisco 49ers, the fans of the Rams were thrown into a frenzy to know what happened to Matthew Stafford. In case, you are also scrambling to the web regarding the same, this article is for you. Stick with this page and take a look below.

Matthew Stafford

What Happened To Matthew Stafford?

The Rams beat the 49ers to secure a sport in the playoffs. Matthew Stafford’s side won the match by 9-7. The Rams are currently the No.6 seed in the playoffs. If the Green Bay Packers manage to win against the Bears, the Rams would slip to no. 7. In the first round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Rams will face the Detroit Lions which is a meaningful opponent for quarterback Matthew Stafford. He is very excited to play in Detroit.

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In 2009, the Detroit Lions drafted Matthew Stafford. He played 12 seasons for the Lions until he was traded to the Rams. Now he is showing his excitement to play against his former team. He said going back to Ford Field is exciting. Matthew added, “Exciting for this team just to get to where we are right now, to be honest with you. So many people out there didn’t think we’d get to this point, and the ability to get to this point is a true testament to everybody in this locker room — coaches, everybody. It’s awesome.”

He remarked the opportunity to play against Detroit in the playoffs, was fun for him. He said, “I know it’s going to be rocking there. Haven’t had a playoff game there about 30 years or whatever it is.” It will be a difficult challenge for the Rams but exciting for Stafford. Nevertheless, Stafford asserted there “will be a lot of stuff beforehand,” because a “football game is a football game once the ball is snapped.”

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