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Matthew Stafford: Record against winning teams

Matthew Stafford is the quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams. This comes after nearly a decade as the starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions. Things with the Lions never panned out and Stafford is looking to alter his legacy with Sean McVay and the Rams. He took an excellent step in that direction by helping the Rams win Super Bowl 56.

Let’s take a look at how many times the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Rams won games against teams with a winning record with Matthew Stafford as their starting quarterback.

The reason for QB wins

I started to dive into this stat for every quarterback because the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat any good teams. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats. At the end of the day, there is much more to the story.

First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.

There are a lot of moving parts involved in football. While winning and losing is the most important stat, it is one that unfairly gets attributed to quarterbacks.

What is Matthew Stafford’s record against winning teams?

Since entering the NFL in 2009, Matthew Stafford is 11-72 (.132) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.

In 2021, Matthew Stafford was 3-5 (.350) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

In 2020, Matthew Stafford was 0-6 (.000) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

  • Packers (loss)
  • Saints (loss)
  • Colts (loss)
  • Packers (loss)
  • Titans (loss)
  • Buccaneers (loss)

In 2019, Matthew Stafford was 1-3 (.250) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

  • Eagles (win)
  • Chiefs (loss)
  • Packers (loss)
  • Vikings (loss)

In 2018, Matthew Stafford was 1-7 (.125) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.

  • Patriots (win)
  • Cowboys (loss)
  • Seahawks (loss)
  • Vikings (loss)
  • Bears (loss)
  • Bears (loss)
  • Rams (loss)
  • Vikings (loss)

What quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?

As seen on our master QB record vs winning teams chart, there are only a handful of NFL quarterbacks that have a record above .500 against winning teams.

You can digest that information on your own. The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.

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