Wednesday, Oct 6, 2021. 6:29 PM
AVANT-MATCH RAMS C. SEAHAWKS
SEATTLE – Even before joining the Western section of the National, Matthew Stafford sensed that the rivalry is fierce between Seattle (2-2) and the Rams (3-1), who will cross swords Thursday.
His first direct experience of this confrontation, he will live it in a stadium where he has not yet signed a victory.
“We’re talking about two very proud and very successful clubs,” said Stafford. There is a good head coach on each side, with good results lately. That’s exciting. I look forward. “
Stafford most recently played in Seattle in January 2017, when Detroit lost 26-6 in the playoff game. His record there is 0-3, although he does have a win over the Seahawks at Ford Field.
Stafford is off to a great start with the Rams: 1,222 aerial yards and 11 touchdowns, with just two interceptions. He only suffered three sacks.
He did not look as good on Sunday, however, in a 37-20 loss to the Cardinals.
“You can tell the coaches trust him a lot,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. It is obvious that they really like what he brings. “
Seattle stopped a two-game losing streak by beating San Francisco, Calif., Last Sunday.
Last January, the Rams handed the Northwestern group their first playoff loss at home in 16 years.
“We didn’t play very well that game overall,” said Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. What matters to me is finding ways to win a game. This time it got away from us after they scored late. Having said that, let’s focus on the present instead. “
Also part of the furniture of this section of the league, Aaron Donald is 13 career sacks at Wilson’s expense. He has a lot of respect for him, though.
“He’s a versatile game maker,” said Donald. He gives the impression of acting like it’s a public park game, but he makes good decisions. He’s quite a player. He knows how to get out of trouble with his arm or his feet. “
When it comes to efficiency in the third downs, Rams and Seahawks are not at all alike. The Rams are second in the league, having converted 54.3% of those chances. As for the Seahawks, only three teams have a success rate worse than theirs, at 33.3%.