Rams anticipate Matthew Stafford being ready for Week 11
The Los Angeles Rams are coming off their bye week hoping to snap their three-game skid.
The Rams may have a much-needed boost with star quarterback Matthew Stafford trajecting toward his return from a thumb injury.
“He’s making great progress, and so we’re operating with the anticipation and expectation that he is going to be good to go,” head coach Sean McVay said via ESPN. “He’ll be pushing through, but we expect him to be able to start and play and do his thing and lead the way this week.”
Stafford missed the Week 9 loss against the Green Bay Packers after suffering a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb.
The Rams struggled significantly offensively against the Packers with Stafford out, leading to the team parting ways with backup Brett Rypien and bringing aboard Carson Wentz.
Los Angeles sits in a tough spot with a 3-6 record, falling out of the playoff picture two games behind the currently seventh-seeded Minnesota Vikings. However, there remains plenty of time left, with eight games remaining to push their way toward contention.
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Much of that will lie on Stafford leading the charge offensively to his previous usual production. In eight games, he has 2,070 passing yards with eight touchdown passes, seven interceptions, and an 82.0 passer rating.
That will start with a tough divisional matchup in Week 11 at home against the Seattle Seahawks. Stafford led the Rams past the Seahawks in Week 1 behind 334 passing yards and leading five second-half scoring drives.