asked me to research Stafford record vs winning teams on the road and how NO quarterback as highly regarded him would play that bad and he has a losing record for a reason.
NO 43%, 205 yards, 0 TDs, 3 INTs, 27 rating(first pro game)
MIN57%, 224 yards, 1 TD, 0 INTs, 74 rating
CIN42%, 143 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs, 41 rating
CHI 73%, 83 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 86 rating (injured early in game)
NO: 70%, 408 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 97 rating
GB: 61%, 520 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT, 103 rating
NO: 65.1% 380, 3TD,, 2 INT, 97.0
SF: 59% 230 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 78 rating
CHI:60% 263 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 74 rating
MIN:66% 329 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, 104 rating
GB: 60% 264 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, 74 rating
AZ: 66%, 278 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 108 rating
PHI:40%, 151 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT, 60 rating
GB: 62%, 262 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 89 rating
AZ: 60%, 183 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 63 rating
NE: 39%, 264 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 49 rating
GB: 48%, 217 yards, 3 TDs,0 INT, 89 rating
DAL: 66.7 323 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT 87.7 rating
MIN: 60.4%, 286 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT, 79.6 rating
If we were to go ahead and do a rough average of how Stafford plays on the road vs winners?
RAW TOTALS: 5013 yards, 26 TDs, 18 INTs,
AVG TOTAL: 58.3%, 251 yards, 1.3 TDs, 0.9 INT per game, 76 rating
Couple notes: Right off the bat. If you said Stafford is 0fer on the road vs winners, your point is already useless. Thanks for playing, try again! Because as you see, Stafford didn't even freaking PLAY vs 5 of those winners.
Next...vs winners on the road...he actually isn't....gasp...terrible.
How does the beloved Andrew Luck play on the road vs winners? Ready? Ready? Ready????
Bears (10-6) LOSS
Patriots (12-4) LOSS
Texans (12-4) LOSS
Ravens (10-6) LOSS
SF (12-4) WIN
SD (9-7) LOSS
AZ (10-6) LOSS
CIN (11-5) LOSS
KC (11-5) WIN
NE (12-4) LOSS
Broncos (12-4) LOSS
Texans (9-7) WIN
Steelers (11-5) LOSS
Cowboys (12-4) LOSS
Broncos (12-4) WIN
Patriots (12-4) LOSS
UH OH! Andrew the Amazing is...gasp...4-12 vs winners on the road.
But, Im sure he's been just amazing in those games, right?
Pump the breaks there, slick....
CHI: 51.1% 309 1TD 3INT 52.9 rating
NE: 54.0 334 2TD 3INT 63.2
HOU: 48.1% 186 yard 2TD 0INT 95.6 rating
BAL: 51.9% 288yards 0TD 1INT 59.8 rating
SF: 65.4% 159 yards 0TD 0INT 82.1 rating
SD: 60.0% 202 yards 0TD 1INT 66.2 rating
AZ: 51.3% 163 yards 1TD 1INT 60.1 rating
CIN: 63.0% 326 yards 4TD 0 INT 113.1 rating
KC: 70.3% 241 yards 1TD 0 INT 96.8 rating
NE: 48.8% 331 yards 2TD 4 INT 53.0 rating
DEN: 66.0% 370 yards 2TD 2 INT 83.1 rating
HOU: 56.8% 370 yards 3TD 1 INT 97.7 rating
PIT: 57.8% 400 yards 3TD 2 INT 91.0 rating
DAL: 68.2% 109 yards 0TD 2 INT 41.7 rating
DEN: 62.8% 265 yards 2TD 2 INT 76.2 rating
NE: 36.4% 126 yards 0TD 2 INT 23.0 rating
RAW TOTALS: 4179 yards, 23 TDs, 24 INTs,
AVG TOTALS: 56.9 completion %, 261 yds, 1.4 TDs, 1.5 INT, 68,8 rating
Wow, right? Andrew Luck, who you swear up and down is better than Stafford and who himself can "WIN on the road vs WINNERS" is statistically WORSE in every way than Matthew Stafford on the road vs winners.
Wow, again. Huh?
Does this mean that, perhaps, just perhaps....Stafford could NOT be the only reason we lose on the road and maybe we should, out of common sense and factual information, retire the silly "he can't beat a winner on the road" portion of this thing?
Even a QB many of you feel is great is absolutely "awful" (based on Stafford's standards) when looked at compared to Stafford on the road. Yet, because his TEAM won 4 games....HE gets a pass.
Do you now see how silly this whole suggestion of him being the reason we lose on the road is?
I know, this will take a few to set in. But....what this says is...Either you're wrong about Andrew Luck and he too absolutely SUCKS on the road vs winners and has been VERY lucky to win a game vs any winner, seeing Stafford has BETTER stats and has not done that.
OR...and I think this is correct....Matthew Stafford who has "never beat a winner on the road" is being held to a totally ludicrous standard here.....
Before wrapping this up, and I hope it was useful, I will add a disclaimer: Andrew Luck has played 52 career games. 16 have been against winning teams on the road. That means that 30% of his games, a very very small fraction, use this specific and linear metric you guys are trying to use against Stafford. In his case, Stafford has seen winners on the road in only 26% of his games.....
This isn't to target a specific poster, rather to point out....perhaps beating road winners is very, very difficult in this league. That's why they are, you know, winning teams and stuff. Hey, folks are going to think what they want, but I think this is damning to those who want to piss on my leg and tell me its raining. Stafford HAS played well enough to win on the road in several games, the team has failed him. So, again.....using a linear stat that you hear on Valenti and Foster may not be the best way to go about this whole discussion.
Don't get me wrong here: Critically assessing Stafford is crucial at this point for us as fans. As we need to decide about the future of the position and team, quickly. BUT, lets keep it to things he HIMSELF controls. A TEAM LOSS is not one of them. As a TEAM win isn't.
In a few games: I will go into his stats vs losers and see how he plays in them. My GUESS is he's about the same vs everybody, but he may surprise me. You never know.