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Random Ramsdom: Matthew Stafford ranks 8th among quarterbacks after week 1

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Los Angeles RamsMatthew Stafford was named the NFC Offensive Player for the Week. That’s a pretty good way to start a season with all eyes on the quarterback that was the focal point to the years biggest trade. With a confident display of poise, leadership, and arm abilities, Stafford reintroduced himself to the world as one the leagues’ best passers and led his team to a win over the Chicago Bears.

CBS ranked all 32 quarterbacks after week one and placed the Rams Stafford at number eight.

Look at what a move to the West Coast can do. Boy oh boy does his big arm look recharged throwing for Sean McVay’s squad. Let’s hope Los Angeles can keep him upright. (+2)

Patrick Mahomes is ranked first. Along with two and three, Tom Brady, and Russell Wilson, the top tier is unquestioned after game one.

Fourth is Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers who had an uncharacteristic first game. The MVP from a year ago started the season with a zero touchdown, two interception outing.

Fifth and sixth are Dak Prescott and Justin Herbert in that order. Both passers threw for well over 300 yards. Prescott lost a tough one to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady while Herbert led his team to a win over the Washington Football Team.

Seventh is Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills who lost their week one game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Allen only threw one touchdown.

Stafford threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions or lost fumbles. He led his team to a prime time win. He had two touchdown passes that went for over 50 yards. With that, by CBS ranking, Stafford is the eighth best quarterback in the NFL.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Notable Rams-Colts matchups through the years (Rams.com)

Brian Allen draws huge praise from Sean McVay for Week 1 performance (RamsWire)

Sean McVay makes it clear Tutu Atwell will be Rams’ punt returner (RamsWire)

LA Rams new defense has powered up Jalen Ramsey even further (RamblinFan)

NFL NEWS:

Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence suffers broken foot in practice, out indefinitely (NFL.com)

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer dismisses USC coaching rumors: ‘No chance’ (NFL.com)

Lamar Jackson says he’s not dwelling on past losses as Baltimore Ravens prepare to face Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (ESPN)

Week 2 NFL QB Power Rankings: Tom Brady cracks top three as Jalen Hurts, Jameis Winston soar upward (CBSsports)