Los Angeles’ defense stopped Russell Wilson and the Seahawks on fourth down earlier in the first quarter, setting up what ended up being a 62-yard drive by the team’s offense.
Unfortunately, the new Rams’ quarterback made what can only be described as a rookie mistake deep in the Seahawks’ end of the field.
Scrambling right, Matthew Stafford attempted to throw the ball away on second and goal from the eight. Either he didn’t see former teammate and Hawks safety Quandre Diggs or he vastly overestimated his arm strength. The end result was a terrible interception in the back of the end zone.
That’s a throw a veteran of 13 NFL seasons simply can’t make in a situation like this. Either take the sack or make sure the ball is completely through the end zone. Heck, Stafford could have lofted it into the stands and it would’ve been a legal play.
The former No. 1 pick of the Lions entered Thursday’s action having thrown 11 touchdowns against two interceptions in his first four games as a member of the Rams.