NBC simply wanted to show a split view of Matthew Stafford playing in his first game with the Rams as his wife Kelly looked on. Unfortunately for them, the woman they put on screen was not Kelly Stafford.
NBC eventually realized the mistake later in the second quarter, with play-by-play broadcaster Al Michaels pointing out that Kelly Stafford is wearing the yellow shirt.
“We go at warp speed here. When Matthew looks at the tape of this game, and he goes, ‘That’s not my wife.’ We had somebody else on before,” Michaels said on the broadcast.
Kelly Stafford, being the good-hearted person she is, actually went found that woman and took a picture with her. She showed it off on Instagram.
Stafford was playing in his first game as a member of the Rams since he was acquired from the Lions this past offseason.
The Rams star finished 20-of-26 for 321 yards, three touchdowns and a career-best 156.1 passer rating.