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Rams-Cardinals: Winners and Losers from Week 5’s painful loss at SoFi
Is the McVay-Stafford honeymoon phase over?The Rams traded two first round draft selections to the Detroit Lions in order to make a quarterback swap. LA’s intent with the trade was to upgrade its passing attack from good to great. The team’s move was aggressive and largely paid dividends through the first three weeks of the season; however, Matthew Stafford looked like his Detroit alter ego in Week 4.
The Lions and Rams are taking on familiar faces at quarterback in Week Seven, as Detroit heads to L.A. for a matchup between the two teams at SoFi Stadium.
But while the Rams are thriving at 5-1, the Lions are 0-6 and staring another loss in the face with the upcoming West Coast trip.
Head coach Dan Campbell wasn’t in Detroit for any of‘s tenure with the franchise, as the team agreed to trade the quarterback to L.A. just after he was hired in January. was a part of the package Detroit received in return, and Campbell called out Goff for his play after Sunday’s game.
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Garoppolo suffered a calf contusion in the Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He then told reporters Wednesday Garoppolo's calf was improving even though the veteran didn't practice. © Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo According to ESPN's Nick Wagoner, Garoppolo was missing from practice again on Thursday, which suggests rookie and third overall draft pick Trey Lance will take first-team reps for the second straight day ahead of Sunday's matchup versus the unbeaten Arizona Cardinals.
As the Lions turn their attention to the Rams, Campbell said on Monday he hadn’t yet done a deep dive on the L.A. offense. But it’s clear how well Stafford and the Rams are performing.
“He’s doing,” Campbell said in his press conference. “They’re an explosive offense. He’s a good quarterback. They’ve got the best defensive player in the league over there. So, look, this is another tough opponent, as is every week. But look he’s a good quarterback and it’s going to be a huge challenge for us.”
Through six games, Stafford’s completed 70 percent of his passes for 1,838 yards with 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. He’s averaging a career-high 9.2 yards per attempt and 9.9 yards per completion.
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