The Los Angeles Rams become the second team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium when they meet the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Super Bowl 56. The Rams have built their roster for this moment, sacrificing future draft capital and even highly paid players to create the best roster possible for a championship.
The big move the Rams made this offseason was acquiring quarterback Matthew Stafford, who had grown anxious in Detroit after several failed seasons. Stafford had his doubts about leaving the Lions, but ultimately a meeting with Sean McVay in Cabo convinced him to make the request. Stafford desired to “play in big games” and now, he’s in the biggest one of his life so far.
Matthew Stafford Super Bowl stats
MVP update — Cooper Kupp was named SB MVP over Stafford.
Final Update — Stafford finishes with the line of 283 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs in his first Super Bowl win. The Rams knocked off the Bengals 23-20 and we’ll see if Stafford ends up winning SB MVP. It’s between Stafford or Kupp at this point.
Fourth Quarter update — Stafford just threw his third TD of the game to take the lead late 23-20 with 1:25 left in the game. It was to Kupp again and he’s up to 92 yards and 2 TDs, so if the game were to end right now, MVP likely goes to Stafford or Kupp.
Third quarter update — Stafford is up to 219 yards passing with 2 TDs and 2 INTs with the third quarter over.
Third quarter update — Stafford appeared to get hurt on that last drive and was being checked on. Chances are he’s going to come back into the game but it’s worth monitoring.
Third quarter update — The Bengals came out and scored on their first drive of the second half to make it 17-13 and now Stafford has thrown another pick. It wasn’t on him, but still. So Stafford is up to two INTs on the game and OBJ is unlikely to return to the game.
Halftime update — Stafford is up to 165 yards passing with 2 TDs and one INT at halftime. He’s not a big player for Super Bowl MVP but there aren’t many players at this point. You could have made a good case for OBJ, but he got hurt and is questionable to play in the second half. Stafford also has 7 yards rushing.
Second quarter update — Well, if you had Stafford to throw a pick prop, you cashed that pretty easy before halftime. We’re at the two-minute warning and the Bengals have the ball down 13-10.
Second quarter update — Stafford just connected with Cooper Kupp for a TD and he’s up to 127 yards and 2 TDs early in the second quarter.
First quarter update — Stafford finishes the first quarter with 56 yards and a TD.
The Rams jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a OBJ TD via Stafford, who has 40 yards on 4-of-4 passing for a TD early in the game. Stafford and OBJ MVP slips are looking good early on.