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Coming off a Week 18 game where Matthews Stafford had to use a silent count inside SoFi Stadium, the home of the Rams, Kelly Stafford is pleading with L.A. fans to not sell their Wild Card Weekend tickets to Arizona Cardinals fans.
Speaking on her podcast this week, Stafford practically begged Rams fans to help her husband have a home-field advantage, something that didn’t happen in Week 18 against the 49ers. “I’m not going to lie, I’ve never seen so many of the opposing teams’ fans at a game,” Kelly said on her podcast, “On the Morning After with Kelly Stafford.”
“And we came from Detroit and there were a lot of good traveling teams there, but that was wild.
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“Matthew is on a silent count. When he hikes the ball, it’s either a loud count where you can hear him, and that’s what usually quarterbacks are on when they’re at home. Matthew is on a silent count, Jimmy Garoppolo was not – who is the opposing quarterback. It was crazy.
“I mean, I’ve never seen anything like that and it made it very hard for us because I guess we weren’t expecting to be on silent count.”
A quick ticket search for Monday’s game at SoFi shows that there are massive swaths of the stadium on the NFL’s verified resale market. The get-in price for the upper deck seats is $70/per ticket which isn’t exactly a hurdle for fans looking to catch the Rams first playoff game inside SoFi.
Stafford, 0-3 in the playoffs over his career, could use all the help he can get against the Cardinals. He’s been a turnover machine since Week 10 in San Francisco where Kelly Stafford threw a pretzel at an opposing fan and was kicked out of the stadium.
The pressure is clearly mounting for a quarterback who has never tasted postseason success and his wife is pretty much telling fans it’s on them to do their part to prevent a full-scale implosion.