#LARams are #SuperBowlLV Champs! [details]


Cooper Kupp was about the only option the Los Angeles Rams had on offense at the end of Super Bowl LVI. As it turned out, he’s the only one they needed.

Kupp scored a 1-yard touchdown with 1:25 left to cap a dramatic drive in which he also converted a fourth-down attempt with a run, caught a few huge passes and drew two key defensive penalties.

The NFL Offensive Player of the Year during the regular season, Kupp had a historic campaign. And he was the main reason the Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win the Super Bowl. Kupp ended with eight catches, 92 yards and two touchdowns and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Kupp’s biggest play wasn’t the final touchdown but a 7-yard run on fourth-and-1 from the Rams’ 30-yard line. That kept the drive going when the Rams’ offense was sputtering. Kupp drew a holding penalty later in the drive that was just as big, and a lot more controversial.

Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson was called for holding on Kupp on a third-down incompletion. The call saved the Rams, who got a first down at the Bengals’ 4-yard line with less than two minutes to play. It was hard to say Wilson did enough to earn the penalty, but the flag was thrown anyway.

Kupp had a touchdown taken off the board due to offsetting penalties, but on the next play there was another defensive penalty on a Bengal trying to guard Kupp, this one on Eli Apple. Kupp scored two plays after that.

The Bengals reached midfield but with 39 seconds left, Aaron Donald got to Joe Burrow on fourth down, and Burrow had to throw wildly. It fell incomplete. That clinched the first Super Bowl championship for the Rams in Los Angeles. The Rams’ only other Super Bowl title came in St. Louis in the 1999 season.

The Bengals allowed a 92-yard drive to Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers to lose Super Bowl XXIII in the final minute.

The celebration BEGINS!


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