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What Matthew Stafford said after winning his first career playoff game


On Monday night, Matthew Stafford had a golden opportunity to pick up his first career playoff win and he rose to the occasion as the Los Angeles Rams dominated the Arizona Cardinals on way to a 34-11 victory.

Following the game, Stafford spoke to reporters and though he admitted he is happy to finally win his first playoff game, he is nowhere close to being satisfied.

“I’m just excited for the team to get a win,” Stafford said. “… It feels great.”

“What a team win,” Stafford said. “Our defense played outstanding. Our special teams had huge plays to set up our defense for scores. Our offense did enough to put enough points on the board to win it. Just proud to be a part of this team.”

“Happy to get one,” he said. “Looking for more.”

Up next for Stafford and the Rams is Tom Brady and the defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“It’s just the next step in the journey,” Stafford said. “[Brady is] an outstanding player, he’s been doing it for a long, long time. They have a great football team. I’m not playing against [Brady], one on one, but I understand he’s a great player and he’s going to get his team into the end zone. So I have to do my part.”

Stafford and the Rams will certainly have their work cut out for them against the Buccaneers but if he is as efficient as he was against the Cardinals, there is good a chance that he will pick up his second playoff win..

 

Written by W.G. Brady

W.G. Brady is a Detroit-based journalist who has been covering the Detroit sports scene for Detroit Sports Nation for several years. He is in his early 30s and has a wealth of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, W.G. has established himself as a respected and knowledgeable journalist known for his in-depth coverage of the teams and athletes in Detroit. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for sports, W.G. has become a go-to source for fans and readers looking for the latest news and analysis on the Detroit sports scene. He has a good reputation in the sports community and is respected for his unbiased coverage of sports events. W.G. is known for his ability to uncover hidden stories and provide unique perspectives on the teams and athletes he covers. He has a good understanding of the city of Detroit and its sports culture, which he uses to inform his reporting and analysis. He continues to be a respected journalist in the Detroit sports industry.

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