Matthew Stafford says he had fun ‘stealing souls’ in Rams big playoff win over Buccaneers
Matthew Stafford is here to win the ring – and steal the soul.
The Rams QB showed up for the game on Sunday, hitting Cooper Kupp with a late bomb to put the Rams in position to score the decisive goal of the game. The pass came shortly after the Buccaneers ended the game late and struck back from a 27-3 deficit.
During his post-match press conference, the usually cool Stafford turned cold-blooded instead and said that after the spike, teammates told him he had come to a “dark place” when back on the sidelines and he’s glad officials didn’t flag him for putting a bit of interest in the spike.
Stafford’s post-game chat was pretty entertaining, as you’d expect from the winning sideline. Well, bland except for a pretty good quote about how that feels for the passerby, who is heading towards his first NFC championship match.
God, I’m enjoying this moment. In my mind, I live for moments of kindness. I would have loved to be knee up three points. But it’s a lot more fun when you have to do such a game to win the game, and just steal someone’s soul. That’s what it feels like sometimes, when they’re sitting there like, “God, we just had this great comeback.” And you can reach in there and take it from them. It was a lot of fun.
Stafford has never really been given a chance with the Lions like he was on Sunday. In fact, with the win, Stafford now has more playoff wins in 2022 than the Lions have since 1960: He’s played in just three playoffs with the Lions, all of which have been lost in 2012, 2015 and 2017 .
Now, Stafford is playing in his third playoff against the Rams next weekend – and has a chance to get some more souls.