Matthew Stafford ruled out for Week 12

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Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford will not play against the Chiefs this weekend.

Head coach Sean McVay said at a Wednesday press conference that Stafford has been ruled out for the game. Stafford was placed in the concussion protocol after leaving last Sunday’s loss to the Saints, but the team has not confirmed that he suffered a concussion.

“He is in the concussion protocol. That does not mean that he has a concussion,” McVay said.  

McVay said that Stafford “felt some numbness in his legs” after being sacked and that the team wanted to take the “conservative approach” by taking him out of the game. He described Stafford as having a neck injury.

Whether Stafford has a concussion or not, he will still have to progress through the same steps of the protocol in order to be cleared to return to action.

Bryce Perkins is currently the only healthy quarterback on the active roster. John Wolford is dealing with a neck injury that led to him being inactive last Sunday.

18 responses to “Matthew Stafford ruled out for Week 12

  1. All of a sudden the Rams are the worst team in the league and probably won’t win another game all year.

  2. KC would have won this weekend, vs the Ram, even if Stafford played, but now, the game will essentially be over by halftime.

  3. That first round pick you guys owe us to complete the Stafford deal is looking better and better.

  4. The Rams were lucky to have won last year’s Super Bowl & Stafford was lucky enough to get traded to a Rams team that already had most if not all the right players in sync to get it done except at QB. Goff was average at best & Stafford never had a team in Detroit that had a good Offense, Defense & Coaching staff. Stafford’s problem has always been his durability & many were shocked he didn’t get injured last season.

  5. WOW! what a fall from the Super Bowl victory. This is sad to watch his career might be over.

  6. Remember the hubris of the Rams just a few months ago? “F them draft picks,” said GM Les Snead. McVay looked like he walked from the SB parade directly to the NFL draft, two sheets to the wind. Anyone else think the buzz has worn off and the hangover has fully set in?

  7. Ram’s went all in last year and it paid off. Superbowl champs at home. Oh yeah and Stafford got his ring. Not winning another game this year would be a good way to thank the Lions for the trade. Jared Goff winning a Superbowl in Detroit would be even better.

  8. Crazy how the fans who could hardly wait to scold the Rams for trading draft picks also like to call draft picks busts. Newsflash – the players we traded for on the defensive side of the ball are still doing great. I wish we could have kept Von Miller!

    Glass half-full, we’ll see some players audition for 2023 starting jobs.

  9. Stafford won’t play football again. It’s over. He has a couple hundred million in the bank, and a super bowl ring. Everybody doesn’t need to play until they’re 50.

  10. Perk is going to surprise some people. The dude can really throw, and he brings the RPO to the game plan. He’s a very smart football player. I don’t think this is the drop-off from Stafford many people seem to think it is.

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