Matthew Stafford addresses taking too many hits, Rams' poor offensive play

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Matthew Stafford addresses taking too many hits, Rams' poor offensive play

Matthew Stafford insists he feels fine physically and noted the Los Angeles Rams simply have to figure out how to score points. The Rams have struggled with injuries on the offensive line at the start of the season as only left tackle Joe Noteboom and right tackle Rob Havenstein have started all five games.

On Sunday, Stafford was sacked five times by the Dallas Cowboys defense. In total, Stafford has been sacked 21 times this season "I feel OK. It's part of the game," Stafford said, per ESPN. The Rams, who were an offensive powerhouse last season, have been struggling to put points on board this season.

In Week 5, the Cowboys handed them a 22-10 defeat at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. "We've got to find a way to get the ball in the end zone. Got to do a better job sustaining some drives, giving ourselves some more manageable situations and find a way to get more points," Stafford explained.

The Rams have the full belief in Stafford

Stafford helped the Rams win the Super Bowl last season, but he hasn't been playing well at the start of this season. Through the first five games of the season, Stafford has thrown just five touchdown passes and also has seven interceptions.

However, Rams head coach Sean McVay has no doubt that Stafford is still the right quarterback for the team. "I love Matthew Stafford. He is competing and doing everything in his power for this team. He needs some help. We've got to be able to help him," McVay said.

Against the Cowboys, Stafford went 28-of-42 for 308 yards, a touchdown and an interception. But it should be noted the Cowboys pass rush was doing a tremendous job and wasn't allowing Stafford to have much time to pick his options.

After the Rams lost two straight games and fell to a 2-3 record, McVay underlined the guys around Stafford have to do a better job. "I think he's doing everything he can. I think he needs more help. Guys got to play better around him.

We've got to be able to help him be able to give himself a chance to sit on his back foot, just past even a hitch on some things. But, [I] love Matthew Stafford. In Week 6, the Rams are hosting the Carolina Panthers, who own a 1-4 record.