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Cooper Kupp snags late touchdown as Rams win Super Bowl over Cincinnati Bengals 23-20

Cooper Kupp snags late touchdown as Rams win Super Bowl over Cincinnati Bengals 23-20

  • Bengals
  • Rams
Feb 14
SW Creative
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The Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl LVI over the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at SoFi Stadium.

The Bengals were leading 20-16 when Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a one-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cooper Kupp with only 1:25 time remaining in the game.

Stafford and Kupp were the stars of the show. The combined play of Stafford’s third touchdown throw and Kupp’s second scoring catch had brought the game to a dramatic conclusion with a 15-play, 79-yard drive.

“I don’t know what it was, there was just this vision that God revealed to me that we were gonna come back, we were gonna be a part of a Super Bowl and we were gonna win it,” Kupp said.

Stafford completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Meanwhile, Kupp caught eight passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns and was named Super Bowl MVP for his performance.

Rams coach Sean McVay gave nothing but praise to Kupp for his brilliance on the field.

“Once we got down in the tight red area, it felt like it was about 60 plays for us to be able to finally get that one in on the fade,” McVay said. “And Cooper Kupp is the man.”

Stafford also credited both McVay and his teammate Kupp on the final drive of the game.

“I thought Sean did an unbelievable job of letting us go out there and play with a bunch of tempo,” Stafford said. “Coop (Kupp) obviously had some huge plays, and the game-winner was just icing on the cake.”

Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. had to leave the game with 3:50 remaining in the first half, and the offense struggled until Stafford and Kupps’ dramatics.

Another crucial piece of the victory was defensive tackle Aaron Donald who contributed two of seven sacks and played the Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to a standoff forcing Burrow into a fourth-down incompletion with 39 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter.

The 30-year-old Donald is considered one of the most dominating defensive players in the league.

“I’m just so happy,” Donald said. “I wanted this so bad. I dreamed this man. I dreamed this. This is surreal. Look at this! I feel amazing man. I feel amazing. I feel great.”

The Rams victory in the Super Bowl could be the end of Donald’s long NFL career as he could opt for retirement after winning the Super Bowl.

“He doesn’t want to be known as a defender that accomplished so many individual things and never won a Super Bowl. But he also told me this: If he wins a Super Bowl, there’s a strong possibility he could walk away from the game and retire,” NBC’s Rodney Harrison said.

  • Los Angeles Rams

    The Los Angeles Rams are a professional American football team based in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

  • Cincinnati Bengals

    The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football team based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Matthew Stafford

    John Matthew Stafford is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League . He played college football at Georgia, where he was first-team All-American,