Rams’ Matthew Stafford says playing Packers in Green Bay is a field of dreams

It will be a different sort of Thanksgiving for Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Before he was traded to the Rams in January, Stafford spent 12 years playing for the Detroit Lions, who play a home game on Thanksgiving Day every season.

The Rams (7-3) have a walkthrough Thursday, but they don’t play until Sunday when they take on the Green Bay Packers (8-3) at Lambeau Field.

“I loved playing on Thanksgiving for the tradition, for the game, for all of that,” Stafford said Wednesday, adding that he was always home in time for Thanksgiving dinner with his family. “It was a lot of fun having the next couple days off. You could eat leftovers and do all that fun stuff.”


Stafford is looking forward to returning to Lambeau Field. He has a 7-13 record against the Packers and a 3-7 record at the historic stadium. But that does not dampen his love for playing at what he described as “one of my favorite places to play” in the NFL.

Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, played at Lambeau Field for the first time in 2011, passing for 520 yards and five touchdowns, with two interceptions, in a 45-41 defeat.

“I remember 2011 like it was yesterday,” he said, before recounting details of the game.

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