Matthew Stafford says last-second win is what he lives for, to 'just steal somebody's soul'
Matthew Stafford had one of his most revealing post-game comments after the Los Angeles Rams knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in the NFL Divisional Playoffs.
The Bucs came back from 27-3 to tie the game, but the former Georgia star quarterback engineered a game-winning drive as the Rams won in the closing seconds on a field goal, 30-27.
“I don’t know what I did to be honest with you, I’m glad they didn’t flag me for spiking it there,” Stafford said. “All the guys on the sideline were like, ‘Man, you were in a dark place. I said, ‘Sometimes you’ve gotta go to those places, you know, to make some place happen. I was enjoying the moment. In my mind, I live for those kinds of moments. I would’ve loved to be taking a knee up 3 scores. But it’s a whole lot more fun when you’ve got to make a play like that to win the game, and just steal somebody’s soul. When they’re sitting there going, ‘Man, we just had this great comeback’ and to get to reach in there and take it from them, it’s a whole lot of fun.”
Matthew Stafford with one of the most revealing answers he’s provided all season that provides great insight into the competitor that he is. On his emotional spike that setup the game-winning field goal: pic.twitter.com/aD2S016mjh
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