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Rams News: Matthew Stafford is on pace for 5,200 passing yards

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 10/19/21

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew Stafford had a great game against the New York Giants in the Rams 38-11 week six win. In the game he threw four touchdowns, hitting Cooper Kupp twice, and also hitting Robert Woods and Darrell Henderson Jr for scores.

In the first 12 years of Stafford’s career, he’s thrown for four touchdowns or more in 12 games. In four of those games, he threw five touchdowns. This season, in just the first six games, he’s had a four touchdown game twice.

Stafford is on pace this season for 5,202 yards and 45 touchdowns through seventeen games. In three previous campaigns, Stafford has had higher yards per game averages than his current 306. His highest yards per game average was in his 314 and he finished the sixteen game season with a total 5,038 total passing yards.

Stafford is of course in a new system and on a new team after those first 12 seasons and although off to a great start, may still be adjusting to his new offense, coach, and teammates. Which means over the rest of this season we may see more from Stafford. For reference, Tom Brady is posting his highest career yards per game stat with 344. His next highest was in 2011 with an average 327 yards per game. Just last year it was 289.

The next two teams on the Ram’s schedule are the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans who have one win between the two of them. If Stafford and the Rams can continue to improve and learn to take advantage of all their opportunities, we should see at least one other four touchdown game over the next two.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay wishes communication with Jared Goff was better ahead of trade to Detroit Lions (ESPN)

From the Podium: Sean McVay, Terrell Lewis, Rob Havenstein share final thoughts on Giants game, look ahead to Lions (Rams.com)

McVay: Johnny Mundt out for rest of season with torn ACL; Jake Funk out for rest of season with torn hamstring (Rams.com)

Matthew Stafford has been at his best in difficult down-and-distances (RamsWire)

Cooper Kupp’s hot start ranks among the best by a WR in NFL history (RamsWire)

NFL NEWS:

2021 NFL season, Week 6: What we learned from Titans’ win over Bills on Monday night (NFL.com)

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says critics of Lamar Jackson ‘whistling in the graveyard’ (ESPN)

Cleveland Browns RB Kareem Hunt out ‘several weeks’ with calf injury (ESPN)

NFL Week 6 grades: Jaguars get an ‘A’ for ending historical losing streak, Titans get an ‘A’ for wild win (CBSsports)