So, the Los Angeles Rams have won Super Bowl 23 to 20 against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams were the most picked by football experts to win the Super Bowl in the preseason behind the more popular picks of the Buccaneers, Chiefs and Packers. Matthew Stafford and the Rams used the motto “ALL-IN” on winning the Super Bowl this year.
The Rams got off to a slow start with a punt on the first possession. The Bengals were at midfield on a fourth and 1 it was risky going for it this early in the game. Sometimes you have to take a risk like that, Rams’ defense forced a turnover on downs. Stafford was given a great field position as the Rams capitalized on a passing touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. to take an early lead. Four drives later, the Rams scored again to extend their lead to 13 to 3 early in the second quarter. In the following drive, the Bengals cut the lead to 13 to 10, which led us to halftime as the score was 13 to 10 in favor of the Bengals.
If you were still getting food or using the restroom during halftime, you missed the Bengals scoring on the first play of the second half when Joe Burrow hit Tee Higgins for a 75-yard pass touchdown to take a 17 to 13 lead in the third quarter. The Rams got the ball again after the Bengals. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford threw an interception to Bengals cornerback Chidobe Awuzie to give the Bengals a fantastic opportunity to take a sizable lead in the Super Bowl. Thre rams defense set up and held the Bengals to three points, making the score Bengals 20 Rams 13.
The Bengals missed a huge opportunity to put away the Rams if they just would’ve scored a touchdown to make the score 24 to 13 for the Bengals.
I give credit to Aaron Donald and the defense for holding the Bengals offense to only three points. The Bengals tried to hold on to their 20 to 13 lead against the Rams heading into the 4th quarter. The Rams kept trying to run the ball, but the Bengals defense did a great job of pursuing the football and allowing the Rams to have a total of 43 rushing yards.
When it came down to it Matthew Stafford at his best showed up when his team needed in the final four minutes of the Super Bowl. He drove his team down the field in 15 plays there were two important plays in that drive the fourth and 1 inside their territory handing the ball off to Cooper Kupp for the first down and Stafford’s no-look pass to Cooper Kupp for 22 yards then the Rams got inside the one-yard line with the help of the refs making some calls in favoring of the rams and not the Bengals as Stafford threw what looked like the game-winning touchdown to Cooper Kupp to take a 23 to 20 lead over Cincinnati.
Joe Burrow and the offense had one chance to at least win the game and send it to overtime, which would’ve been the second time in Super Bowl history.
Joe got his team to midfield in the biggest play of Joe’s young career. But the Ram’s needed a stop on the biggest play of the Super Bowl.
But Ram’s Defensive player Aaron Donald forced Joe Burrow to throw an incomplete pass on fourth and 1 which secured the Rams winning the Super Bowl.
Ram’s Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp won the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player as the Los Angeles Rams won their 2nd title as a franchise first one since 1999 as the St. Louis Rams.