Matthew Stafford has made a living out of being one of the most entertaining players when wearing a microphone during an NFL game. There was the amazing comeback against the Dallas Cowboys that spawned the RILEEYEYEYEYE meme. Then there was the “home-cooking” moment during the controversial playoff game against the Cowboys the following year. Of course, no moment is more iconic than Stafford’s unbelievable throw against the Cleveland Browns with a separated shoulder during his rookie year. That’s why NFL Films named Stafford the No. 1 Mic’d Up Guy of All-Time.
Sunday night’s game against the Packers didn’t involve any thrilling moments like the one above, but Stafford has still become a “mic’d up” legend. He wore the mic for the big “Sunday Night Football” game, and did not disappoint again.
Highlights of the segment include:
- After getting railed by Packers linebacker Julius Peppers, Stafford manages to get to his feet before Peppers does and tell him, “Good shot, man.”
- Earlier in the week Eric Ebron talked about a block he made that helped spring a 13-yard run. “I thought I died,” Ebron told reporters. We see the aftermath of that block, where Ebron actually broke his helmet and Stafford tried to fix it.
- There’s also a compelling moment watching Stafford watch Aaron Rodgers buy time and score what would ultimately be the game-winning touchdown.
If you’re so inclined, NFL Films show “NFL Turning Point”, which is by far the best NFL Films produced show, did a full six minute segment on the game. It’s excellent, if you can go through reliving the pain of the game.