Inglewood, California – The Super Bowl LVI was a huge disappointment for the Los Angeles Rams.
They lost the lead at the catastrophic start of the second half. They lost one of the best players in the wide receiver Odel Beckham Jr.. For a knee injury. They are going to waste MVP-caliber shows Aaron Donald And Van MillerNot to mention what their best shot will be at a championship in the future.
On a drive down the NFL lore, Kup converted a fourth down with one point, took three straight penalties and caught four passes from Stafford, making a 1-yard touchdown down to 1:25 with a capping 6:13 remaining 79-yard drive.
Donald then closed the door with another pressure from the Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Rams’ return to the pinnacle of the NFL world is the perfect ending to a story that reads like a Hollywood script.
In all attempts to beat Super Bowl LVI at Sophie Stadium, they mortgaged their future – with fans in the $ 5 billion arena of owner Stan Cronke in the first season – to a 23-20 victory. On Cincinnati Bengal on Sunday. This is the Rams’ second Super Bowl Championship and first title in Los Angeles since 1951.
They returned to Los Angeles in 2016, following a 21-year run in St. Louis, highlighted by their 2000 Super Bowl victory at XXXIV. They fell hard in the Super Bowl LIII for the Patriots after the 2018 season. Eventually sets the domain for recovery.
They were thankful for the string of bold moves.
In 2017 he appointed 30-year-old Sean McVeigh as head coach, making him the youngest head coach in the modern history of the league.
Trading Two First-Round Draft Choices for the Cornerback for the Jaguars in Jacksonville Jalan Ramsay In October 2019.
Business Quarterback Jared KoffTwo first-round picks and a third-round pick for the Detroit Lions for Stafford in January 2020.
Second and third round selection for the Denver Broncos for Miller on November 1st.
On November 11, Beckham signed a one-year contract with Jr.
Cronje brought his team back to the highly-satisfied sports market that the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Lakers and their 24 combined World Championships have long owned, a move that came with the promise of a new stadium and then led to litigation from St. Louis. $ 790 million settled.
The Rams got a chance at McVay after a bad and boring 4-12 campaign under coach Jeff Fisher during the team’s first season at LA McVay, where he is openly thinking about his future as he tries to balance his professional and personal life. The 36-year-old junior head coach who won the Super Bowl.
“A lot of people danced around Los Angeles,” Rams CEO Kevin Demoff said earlier this month. No one was prepared to say, “I’m going to buy land, I’m going to build ground, I’m going to bring my team, I’m going to walk my flag without knowing what the outcome will be.” Following Sean McVeigh’s first danger, those two dangers set us where we are today. “
There was a lot of risk in the way the Rams made their championship list. Ramsay, Miller, Recipients – They consistently gave away high quality draft capital when trading next to a marquee player. Sami Watkins And Brand’s Cooks And corner accelerator Marcus Peters, A few names. They believed the approach was necessary to attract the attention of the city that loves its stars and to create a dull fan base.
But their biggest trade was the blockbuster for Stafford, which gave them the much needed upgrade over Goff – which they first drew in 2016 overall after trading up to 15 places – and, as they expected, a Super Bowl tile. It is worth the risk.
Stafford told ESPN after the trade that he wanted to play in the big games without winning all three of his playoff appearances in 12 seasons with the Lions. He got that opportunity after leading the Rams to a 12-5 record and the NFC West title. Leading game-winning movements in the Division Round, NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl proved he deserved the bigger arena.
It’s not a completely smooth ride for the Rams or their quarterback.
When the Rams competed in the 7-1 start, Stafford looked like an early MVP candidate, but then he made six twists and turns as they lost to the playoff teams in the final of three straight November games. They also lost the receiver Robert Woods During that slide he suffered a season-ending knee injury that immediately turned Beckham into a necessity from a luxury, the No. 2 whiteout after the trash, NFL attacker of the year.
Despite Stafford’s turnover problems and the Kovit-19s hitting their locker room, the Rams won their next five games, leading the NFL to postpone their 15th week game with the Seattle Seahawks to Tuesday.
They had a chance to knock the San Francisco 49ers out of the playoffs in Week 18, but took a 17-0 lead at home – in front of a sea of red niner fans who invaded SoFi – losing to their division rivals on the way straight to the sixth.
The Beckham and Miller signatures further signaled their all-in approach to 2021. In 11 games, including the playoffs, Beckham caught seven touchdown passes, while Miller recorded nine sacks.
Earlier this week General Manager Les Snead said, “They had a huge impact on the extension and it was intended to bring them in.”
Miller and Beckham are the latest stars to join the cast, which includes Gupta (who won the NFL Triple Crown in the regular season), Ramsay (who led the team with four interruptions) and Donald (who was another defensive player of the year). -Decent season). The trio were named the first team All-Pro.
While the Rams Super Bowl is unlikely to come to LVI yet, there aren’t some of their lesser known players who come with great plays in the playoffs. The backup was secure Nick Scott The division dropped Tom Brady in the round and linebacker Drawin Howard Sealing the NFC Championship Game by coming down with an error Jimmy Caropolo Throw that Donald pressure forced. And was Matt K. Successful Field Goal Versus. Tampa Bay kicked and then did it again against 49, closing the Rams ’rally with a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit.
“Come back and knock down your biggest rival in the biggest game in your new stadium for the right to play in the Super Bowl,” Demoff said. “I do not want to write a sequel where we get frustrated at the end of the first edition and have to come back and try the mountain again.”
Now it would have been much harder for questions about the long-term credibility of the list created to succeed. After giving up the top spot in the Stafford trade in 2022 and 2023 – until 2024 the Rams were not selected in the first round – it would mark seven years without doing so. They split with second- and third-rounders this year for Miller, leaving them without a choice in the top 100.
They are nearly $ 14 million higher than the 2022 payroll, which will make it harder to re-sign outstanding free agents like Beckham and Miller, and more expensive starters like the Left Tackle. Andrew WhitworthAnyone can retire anyway.
“It’s not for the faint of heart,” Demoff said of Rams’ approach to making their list. “This is not for the faint of heart. We have to prove that it will succeed … that it can work, that we must continue to do that.”
But after the Super Bowl compiled the right decision in LVI, the Rams did not have to worry about removing its sequel.