NBC had a bit of a mixup when showing Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly Stafford, during the first half of Sunday Night Football.
The Los Angeles Rams are hosting the Chicago Bears on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. It’s a big game for the Rams, as Stafford is making his debut out West. The former No. 1 overall NFL Draft pick was traded from Detroit to Los Angeles this offseason.
During the first half, NBC showed Matthew’s wife, Kelly, in the stands. Well, NBC’s cameras showed a woman they claimed to be Matthew’s wife.
This is not Matthew Stafford’s wife, Kelly:
Despite what you just heard on TV that is not Kelly Stafford. pic.twitter.com/JphxhUQEmM
— Jennifer Hammond (@HammerFox2) September 13, 2021
NBC was promptly called out for showing the wrong woman. It’s unclear who that is, but it’s definitely not Kelly Stafford.
That’s not Kelly
— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) September 13, 2021
Mistakes happen, though, and NBC owned up to it.
NBC showed the real Kelly Stafford when the game returned a couple of minutes later.
NBC correctly identified Kelly Stafford after first saying their friend was Matthew’s wife pic.twitter.com/G8VBbc3bgL
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 13, 2021
That’s the real Kelly Stafford in the yellow top. She posted a heartfelt message on Instagram prior to tonight’s game.
The Rams lead the Bears, 20-7, late in the third quarter on Sunday night.
Stafford has been good so far, throwing for 226 yards and two touchdowns on 12 of 16 passing.