USA About: Rams Publish: 02/14/2022 Edit: 02/14/2022 Author: Gardener
Matthew Stafford tells Dianna Russini what it took to take home the Super Bowl LVI title. Matthew Stafford tells Dianna Russini what it took to take home the Super Bowl LVI title. Matthew Stafford: This Super Bowl win is 'everything' (2:03) Matthew Stafford: This Super Bowl win is 'everything' (2:03) At the risk of stating the obvious, it all came together Sunday's game between the Losers also includes Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. After one hell of a fight at Super Bowl LVI - and an equally compelling halftime show - the Rams emerged victorious on their home turf, 23-20. It took 13 seasons in the NFL (12 with the Detroit Lions), but Matthew Stafford finally captured his elusive Super Bowl ring in his first season with the Rams. Stafford wasn't the only one who felt particularly sweet about the win. Odell Beckham Jr., who left the game late in the second quarter through injury, was moved to tears after time was up. One of the greatest defensive players of all time, Aaron Donald, also shed tears of joy when it became clear that his game-winning stop had officially earned him a ring. For the Rams, the win justifies a plethora of splashy personnel changes, including the addition of Stafford, Beckham and Von Miller to a roster already promoting Donald and eventual Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp. While Joe Burrow's attempt to mark his season as Comeback Player of the Year by leading the Bengals to the franchise's first Super Bowl title fell short, the future for Joe Shiesty & company is undoubtedly bright. Here's what social media had to say the Rams are becoming L. CONGRATULATIONS RAMS! 🥇 https://t.co/6kKs85hx26 – Team USA (@TeamUSA) February 14, 2022 THAT WAS EXACTLY DIVINE PLAN. — Odell Beckham Jr. (@obj) February 14, 2022 Do it to have a crown that will last forever. — Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) February 14, 2022 pic.twitter.com/GCPsZEINfC — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) February 14, 2022 Can you replay the Half Time Show 🙏🏾 — DWade (@DwyaneWade) February February 2022 we'll be there next year.— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) February 14, 2022 If you couldn't be at SoFi Stadium on Sunday, our live updates were basically the next best thing. Here's how it all turned out in Los Angeles: All day from Stafford to Kupp. Playing 1:25 - and a Super Bowl title on the line - Stafford found his favorite goal in the end zone. Then, to seal the deal, none other than Donald came along to wind up Burrow. And there you have it, the Los Angeles Rams are your Super Bowl LVI champions. Beckham would not return after suffering a left knee injury in a non-contact game with 3:50 remaining in the second quarter. The standout wide receiver - who was a big part of the Rams' success earlier in the game - was listed as questionable to return at halftime. With under five minutes in the third quarter, Los Angeles officially downgraded Beckham to Out. The sports world took to social media to offer their condolences to OBJ. come on obj— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 14, 2022 Praying for you @OBJ— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 14, 2022 Nooooooo 🤦🏾♂️ not my dog another lawn injury— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) 14 February , 2022 Please let OBJ be okay 🙏🏾— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) February 14, 2022 Look away Rams fans. As if the halftime show wasn't entertaining enough (it was), Burrow came out of the dressing room with a bang. In the first game of the second half, Joe Shiesty found Tee Higgins for a 75-yard TD to give the Bengals their first lead of the game. The Rams' problems continued on the next possession when a Stafford pass was intercepted by Chidobe Awuzie, who eventually set up a 38-yard field goal from Evan McPherson. Super Bowl LVI watched all the other halftime shows and said, hold my beer. From James Harden to Lady Gaga, Twitter was understandably thrilled with the performance: That halftime performance was insane 🔥🔥🔥but I can't stop thinking about OBJ 🙏🏾 Come out of the dressing room bro 🙏🏾— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 14 February 2022 That's the point!!— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 14, 2022 Jessie Bates III made it big for the Bengals by intercepting Stafford in the end zone on a pass meant for Van Jefferson, where 2: 10 remained the first half. We go into halftime with a 13-10 lead for the Rams. And suddenly we have a three-point game ourselves. Joe Mixon (no typo) found Tee Higgins for a 6-yard Bengals' TD. Cooper Kupp scores a touchdown? How surprising (never said anyone). Kupp extended the Rams' lead as Stafford found his favorite target for 11 yards. On touchdown, Kupp has caught a TD in 15 games this year (including playoffs) and tied in most games by a TD in a single season including playoffs, Jerry Rice (1989) and 1984 Mark Clayton (1984). Offensive Player of the Year is the only player aside from Larry Fitzgerald (2008) to catch a TD in four games within a single postseason. The Rams wasted little time finding the end zone. In a series of "players who would really like to add a Super Bowl title to their resume," Stafford found Beckham for a 17-yard grab with 6:22 to play in the first quarter. If you believe the numbers, Beckham's touchdown bodes well for the Rams. Los Angeles is 5-1 as he catches a TD this season, including playoff games, with the only loss coming in Week 12 at the Green Bay Packers. It could be a long night for the OBJ was the problem crowd. There was one well-known fan who was particularly excited about the first Super Bowl touchdown of Sean McVay's tenure: LeBron James. The Los Angeles Lakers star, a known friend of OBJ, celebrated accordingly. It wouldn't be a Super Bowl in Los Angeles without the presence of some serious stars. From Jay-Z to LeBron James, the turnout is as impressive as you would expect in the City of Angels. pic.twitter.com/0DMaKm9Zni— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) February 14, 2022 🏈❤️ Stay tuned in as we have all the celebrity sightings at the #SuperBowl 2022 - check out the photos: https://t .co/ELhcezBiD1 pic. twitter.com/zMzNFQXz1O—E! News (@enews) February 14, 2022 Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie at home #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/uKyIdqIFmE - NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 14, 2022 S. Goaltender Tim Howard is here pic. twitter.com/SlLK0fUFkh— Chris Grandstaff (@c_grandstaff) February 13, 2022 We've gotten used to conspicuous pre-game seizures from Joey B this season, and Super Bowl LVI was no exception. While his QB opted for a louder ensemble, offensive rookie of the year Ja'Marr Chase nailed the laid-back West Coast look. The running back came through with an ode to victory in the form of an intricate suit lining featuring the Lombardi Trophy, himself and Joe Shiesty. But back to that Burrow suit, real quick, because our Tim McManus got the scoop on how the look came to fruition... Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow's internet-shattering suit, which he wore to Super Bowl LVI, almost became in closet left. When Tom Marchitelli, bespoke menswear designer and founder of Gentleman's Playbook Custom Suits, introduced Burrow to fabrics to be worn on the big day, Burrow couldn't decide between the bold black and white design and another solid, brightly colored suit . Marchitelli worked overtime to complete it in less than two weeks and delivered it to Burrow's Los Angeles hotel room on Wednesday. He, along with the rest of the world, figured out what Burrow ultimately chose to do. "No intention when I showed him that because I thought it was Bengals flicks," said Marchitelli, whose client list includes Dak Prescott, Aaron Donald, Rob Gronkowski, DeVonta Smith and Jimmy Garoppolo. Burrow and Marchitelli began work on the suits shortly after Cincinnati's AFC Championship Game win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The idea of having predominantly black printing came from Burrow, as did the top hat. Air Jordan Dior, which is priced at $6,000, Marchitelli said. If Beckham is feeling the pressure of his first Super Bowl appearance, you wouldn't know. The wide receiver looked casually cool upon his arrival in yellow kicks and a stationery jacket. It wouldn't be Super Bowl Sunday without some envious (and possibly heartburn-inducing) food and a selection of libations. If you're wondering what's on offer within the confines of SoFi Stadium, ESPN editors Chris Grandstaff and T. Want to know what $20 meatballs look like? Please #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/3pSSRB799T - T. Their $19 craft beer selections are Elysian Space Dust IPA and Kona Big Wave Golden Ale in 24 ounce metal mugs with the SB logo pic.twitter. com/x6qxt8mRhx — Chris Grandstaff (@c_grandstaff) February 13, 2022 What fans pay for beer pic.twitter.com/1yetUec6dG — Chris Grandstaff (@c_grandstaff) February 13, 2022 The SoFi Super Dog, $16 hot dog goodness. #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/75LTIEPlk4 - TJ Berka (@TJBerka1) February 13, 2022 J. Berka (@TJBerka1) February 13, 2022 The first pic is an example of a french dip, the second is a bacon wrapped street LA-style hot dog (which the chef recommended) #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/S6EMjMMipY— TJ Berka (@TJBerka1) February 13, 2022 It's a beautiful day for some Super Bowl Football. NFL Nation Bengals reporter Ben Baby took a moment to serve up a standard empty stadium image, ahem - bask in the sights before SoFi Stadium was overtaken by a sea of Championship-hungry fans and celebrities. That Cincinnati #9 looks right. Burrow's jersey probably won't be this clean for much longer if Rams' Donald has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, OBJ's kick game is exceptional. Parking prices four blocks from the stadium are up to $400 this morning pic.twitter.com/g0KwCMW935 - Chris Grandstaff (@c_grandstaff) February 13, 2022 When losing the coin toss before overtime is often the sign of your downfall, win it could have the opposite implication before the inaugural kickoff at the Super Bowl. Whimsical but true: The team now losing the first coin toss has won the last seven Super Bowls, via @EpKap. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 13, 2022 As the Rams and Bengals gear up for another day of work there was someone sitting at home feeling, well, left out. Super Bowl regular - and recently retired - Tom Brady took to Twitter to seemingly lament not getting the opportunity to fight for an eighth ring. Super Bowl Sunday without Brady? You will probably have to get used to that.
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