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Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford’s brutally honest take on 5-interception month

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The Los Angeles Rams offense has sputtered in recent weeks during the team’s three-game losing streak. One of the main reasons behind the team’s struggles has been the play of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who threw five interceptions in November. Stafford was asked by Rams reporters about his turnover-filled month, and he kept it real.

Yes, Matthew Stafford has had some bad moments for the Rams over the past few weeks, even prompting some to speculate about injury, which the veteran signal-caller himself denied. There was nothing good about watching Stafford throw back-to-back interceptions against the Tennessee Titans at the start of November.

However, Stafford is right to say that he won’t change the way he plays for the Rams. Stafford’s aggressiveness, he ranks fourth in the NFL in yards per attempt with 8.3, is part of what makes him so effective as an NFL quarterback. The Rams likely wouldn’t have won seven games this year without the former Detroit Lion playing the way he did.

As Rams Wire notes, it’s interesting that Stafford ranks so high in a stat that conveys aggressiveness, but also so low in a stat such as his percentage of throws into tight windows. That suggests that Stafford, who isn’t forcing things to receivers with defenders right on them, should be just fine moving forward once he corrects some things.

While it might be tempting for Rams fans to turn on Stafford right now, they should keep the faith. The aggressive Los Angeles signal-caller can this talented offense humming again just like that.