Matthew Stafford throws fourth pick-six of the season, 27th of his career

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At times, Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford combines mobility, accuracy, and arm talent to made the case that he’s one of the few best at his position in the world.

At other times, Stafford appears to be as much a liability to his own team as he is a problem for opposing defenses.

One week after throwing three interceptions against the Vikings and getting away with it in a 30-23 win, Stafford came out against the Ravens and threw his fourth pick-six of the season. This time, Baltimore safety Chuck Clark was the lucky recipient.

One thing that’s easy to notice regarding Stafford’s performance of late — defenses are jumping on his first reads (the Vikings got a lot out of this practice), and as head coach Sean McVay’s offense is first-read heavy, that’s a problem the Rams will have to adjust to.

This is the 27th pick-six Stafford has thrown in his career, tying him with Peyton Manning and Drew Brees for fourth all-time in NFL history. Only Joe Namath (28), Dan Marino (29), and current all-time leader Brett Favre (31) stand between Stafford and… well, an NFL record he most assuredly does not want.

It also didn’t take long for Stafford to throw another pick on the day — to Clark again, into double coverage, on a deep pass. Less than optimal.