Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl after two decades
Los Angeles Rams won Super Bowl 56 after beating Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Rams won their second Super Bowl in over two decades. They won their maiden title in 1999 as St Louis Rams, beating Tennessee Titans 23-16. Rams receiver Cooper Kupp was named the MVP after finishing with eight catches for 92 yards. Here are further details.
As per ESPN, Kupp has become the eighth wide receiver to win Super Bowl MVP and the first since the Julian Edelman of New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Kupp caught a touchdown in each of the Rams' four postseason games. He is the second player to catch a touchdown in four consecutive playoff games after former Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald.
Los Angeles Rams are only the second side to win a Super Bowl at home stadium. Tampa Bay Buccaneers had unlocked this milestone last year. As per BBC Sport, quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked 19 times in the playoffs. He has eclipsed the previous record of 14. His average time to throw was 2.41 seconds, the joint-fastest of the season.
Kupp claimed most catches in a single post-season (33). He is the first player to hit the triple crown, win Offensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP in the same season. In the dying minutes, Kupp's second touchdown drove the Rams to victory.
Cooper Kupp's full season (21 games):— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 14, 2022
* 178 catches, 2,425 yards, 22 TD
* NFL regular season receiving triple crown
* Unanimous All-Pro
* Most catches in a single postseason (33)
* NFL Offensive Player of the Year
* Super Bowl MVP
One of the greatest individual seasons ever.
Rams head coach Sean McVay has become the youngest head coach to win a Super Bowl (36y 20d). "It feels outstanding. I am so proud of this team. We talk all the time about competitive greatness, about being your best when your best is required and Matt gets to finish it off - it is poetic," he said after the win.