Aside from losing their season opener against the Buffalo Bills at home, he also finished by completing only 29 of 41 passes for 240 yards, a touchdown, and three interceptions.
He threw his only touchdown pass to reigning Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp.
However, that play happened in the first half because the Rams were shut down by the Bills in the third and fourth quarters.
In contrast, Josh Allen and the Bills added three touchdowns in the second half.
Several factors could have contributed to the Bills’ victory over the defending Super Bowl champions.
First, having Von Miller on defense made it easier for Buffalo to read Los Angeles’ plays.
Second, Allen was a beast in both the passing and the rushing game.
Third, Stafford’s elbow on his throwing arm might be bothering him.
All the people saying the very real Matt Stafford elbow story was fake are strangely silent at the moment.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) September 9, 2022
Denver Broncos insider Benjamin Allbright tweeted, “All the people saying the very real Matt Stafford elbow story was fake are strangely silent at the moment.”
Reports reveal that Stafford complained about his elbow after the Rams’ victory in Super Bowl LVI.
NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport described the injury as a “bad tendonitis” during training camp.
Stafford Had Treatment On His Elbow
The veteran quarterback underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection to reduce the pain he was feeling.
It’s the same procedure Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher and Stafford’s childhood friend Clayton Kershaw had last October.
The person’s red blood cells are used to facilitate healing in a certain area, in this case, Stafford’s elbow.
Despite this procedure, Stafford was under a throwing schedule during training camp.
He did declare that he felt good after the six-month rehabilitation and that he is ready to go.
Sadly, his performance against the Bills might tell otherwise.