The Rams Go All The Way
Super Bowl 56
On the last day of January, it came down to 4 teams: Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals vs Kansas City Cheifs. The end result: Rams vs Bengals, a matchup I don’t think many saw coming. The Rams have not been in the Super Bowl since 1999, the Bengals have gone even longer, being absent since 1988.
What a big night for the LA Rams! On February 13, The Los Angeles Rams were crowned winners of Super Bowl 56. The Cincinnati Bengals had a lead over the Rams and stayed ahead the majority of the game, but the W went to the Rams in the final few minutes. This is the second time that the team has won the Super Bowl in the franchise's history.
How they won
It looks like Les Snead’s strategy paid off! He focused on obtaining the strongest players in the league to achieve success and make it to the Super Bowl. The Rams were stacked with star players including Matthew Stafford (QB), 2022 Offensive Player of the Year Cooper Kupp (WR), Odell Beckham Jr. (WR), Jalen Ramsey (CB), and Denver Broncos veteran Von Miller (LB) just to name a few.
The players on both teams kept things interesting and gave an amazing game. The high-stakes pressure definitely seemed to influence their performance. Bengals QB Joe Burrow was sacked 7 times by Rams defense that night. Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp worked together beautifully in this game. Stafford completed an impressive no-look throw. Kupp made the perfect, winning catch with just 1:25 left in the fourth quarter, earning a 23-20 lead.
I had that same look on my face when the Rams took the W!
A happy ending for some
Just hours before the big game, news broke out of Aaron Donald considering retirement. I know we were just on the topic of retirement. In our previous post, we found out that Tom Brady decided to retire from the NFL. During the pregame show, Donald spoke with Rodney Harrison about how if the Rams won the Super Bowl, he would consider retirement. 30 used to be the average life-span of an NFL player, but it’s becoming more common to see athletes play into their 40s. Donald reasoned that he wanted to leave with his health in tact.
After their victory, Aaron Donald was interviewed and asked about his decision on retirement. For now, Donald is focusing on “living in the moment”, celebrating with his teammates, playing in the confetti with his daughter, and soaking in this acheivement.
Aaron Donald addresses the recent retirement rumors…— PFF (@PFF) February 14, 2022
Will he go out on top as a Super Bowl champ? pic.twitter.com/v8guxcNzPQ