Aaron Donald comes alive, and Matthew Stafford exercises the demons as the Los Angeles Rams advance to and host Super Bowl LVI.
The hosts are staying put, and demons are exercised. After beating the San Francisco 49ers 20-17, the Los Angeles Rams will host/play in Super Bowl LVI. For the first time since 2018, the Rams knock off the 49ers and end the streak with the greatest pleasure on their mind.
Next up, a date with the underdog Cincinnati Bengals in two weeks, in a game where there is so much to write about and even think about. The Rams, who knew what had taken place against San Francisco so many times, will now play for the Lombardi with the heaviest of expectations.
The draft picks invested within this team for players like Matthew Stafford and Jalen Ramsey, the amount of money spent on players like Aaron Donald, the future mortgaged, the true definition of going all in. Given what they endured this postseason, beating Arizona, escaping Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, and knocking off a bitter rival in San Francisco at the most opportune of times, it’s a proper Hollywood script that could potentially have a happy ending.
How about players like Odell Beckham Jr, who joined late as a free agent and making big plays in the game, or Von Miller, who now has won an AFC Title and an NFC Title? The stars arrived in Tinseltown, and they delivered. Oh, and an unknown linebacker in Travin Howard made the biggest play of the night, proving that the depth is real on this roster.
Stafford finished the night 31/45 for 337 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Cooper Kupp continued his dominance with eleven catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns. Beckham had nine catches for 113 yards. All three men were heavily responsible for the offense that struggled at first but found their rhythm in the end.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo finished 16/30 for 232 yards and two scores but committed a costly interception that ultimately sealed the win for LA. Deebo Samuel, the team’s best player, had four catches for 72 yards and a touchdown, along with 26 yards rushing. Tight end George Kittle had a touchdown catch and 27 yards receiving.
The Los Angeles Rams re-defined the “all in” method and now will host and play on football’s biggest stage.
Cincinnati against Los Angeles. A true David against Goliath. It’s a matchup made for headlines, and both quarterbacks wear No.9. Which one will prevail? At this point, the spread favors LA, but we know that nothing matters until the game takes place, and the Rams know that. They just beat a team that has beaten them several times, and at least for now, they have the last laugh.
Hollywood will be rocking as both teams’ fanbases are sure to be partying hard, at least for the night, knowing that the next game is critical. Usually, the team that loses the Super Bowl takes a long time to recover. The best part for both teams is that the quarterback matchup and the potential offensive explosion are ripe for the picking.
Super Bowl LVI, the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals vs. the NFC Champion Los Angeles Rams. This promises to be an all-time classic. Tune in to NBC on February 13th to find out who will hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy and who walks back to the locker room with the ultimate disappointment.