The Los Angeles Rams are out of the playoffs but two former Rams quarterbacks will be facing off this weekend. Baker Mayfield will be traveling with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to take on Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions. Mayfield reportedly reached out to some players in LA, Baker’s former teammates. If the report is true then some of the Rams players told Mayfield they thought this was the loudest game they had ever played in. I do recall the Rams needing to burn a timeout in the second half on offense, and that absolutely could’ve been due to crowd noise, but overall it seemed like LA moved the ball well (except in the redzone) and dialed it up what they wanted (except in the redzone). The crowd noise certainly had an impact, and it seems to me that the Rams prepared for it as well as they could have.
Walsh: Rams players told Mayfield Ford Field was ‘loudest place’ they’d ever played in ‘The Insiders’ (nfl.com)
NFL Network’s Sara Walsh: Los Angeles Rams players told quarterback Baker Mayfield Ford Field was the ‘loudest place’ they’d ever played in.”
Both QBs are former number one overall picks. Goff just beat another number one overall pick when he and his team defeated Matthew Stafford. Will Goff do it again? I know the Rams lost but I still have every intetion to watch as much of the playoffs as I can. I like the Bucs and Lions so may the best team win.
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“Higbee will undergo surgery for the knee injury, which he suffered in the second half Sunday when Lions safety Kerby Joseph went low to break up a pass and flipped Higbee into the air.
“He is such a tough stud and means so much to our team in so many different ways, it’s unfortunate,” McVay said. “But he’s got the right mindset and spirit.”
The timing of the injury in mid-January puts into question whether Higbee, who signed a two-year contract extension with the Rams in September, will be ready for training camp or even the start of the season.”
"These guys are gonna come in and have legitimate chances to be starters."— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 17, 2024
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“With Matthew Stafford returning and a bunch of young players already becoming key contributors, the Rams are in great shape entering 2024.
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There were questions about how much Stafford had left in the tank after a rough 2022 season in which he dealt with several injuries, including a lingering elbow issue that caused him to miss significant time during the offseason. If he showed us anything this season it’s that he’s plenty good enough to win another Super Bowl.
Even in the very last game of the season, he proved he’s one of the top quarterbacks in football. His performance against the Lions was his best since maybe the 2021 season, making just about every throw — from sidearm bullets to no-look passes that tripped up defenders in coverage.”