Super Bowl 56 will take place Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with the host city having one of its teams in the contest. The Los Angeles Rams get their home Super Bowl when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. The Rams have built their roster for this moment and we’ll see if they can deliver on the biggest stage.
One of the breakout stars of this season was Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who set records for receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Even though he had the help of an extra game, it was his connection with Matthew Stafford that helped him become of the most dynamic players in the league. Kupp has been overlooked as a star for much of his career, but this was his statement season. We’ll see if he can continue to put up big numbers in the biggest game of the year.
Super Bowl Winner
Cooper Kupp got his second touchdown of the game and it was the biggest touchdown of his career as his one-yard grab sealed the deal for the Rams and secured the win. Kupp finished the game with eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
Fourth Quarter Recap
Kupp is starting to heat up in the fourth quarter as Stafford starts to realize he needs to lean on the pass-catchers he trusts most. Kupp made a huge fourth-down conversion on a rushing play to the right side when he gained seven yards needing only one. Heading into the two-minute warning, the Rams are down four. Kupp has three receptions for 38 yards in the fourth quarter bringing his current totals to seven receptions on nine targets for 91 yards and a touchdown.
Third Quarter Recap
Kupp was quiet in the third quarter adding only one reception for 13 yards to his totals so far. Teammate Odell Beckham Jr. was announced as out for the rest of the game so if the Rams want to make a final push for the win, Kupp will need to step up.
First Half Recap
Kupp is doing his usual things tormenting defenses. On the stat sheet, he has brought in three of his four targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. But, with how much attention the defense has to account for him, he will likely open up more plays for his teammates in the second half. Odell Beckham Jr. was banged up in the second quarter and if he is limited, the Rams will need Kupp to have an even bigger impact than he is used to.
Kupp catches TD to put Rams up 13-3
On a play-action pass where Stafford was rolling right, he found a nearly wide-open Cooper Kupp in the back of the endzone for a touchdown. It was 2nd and five from the Bengals 11-yard line and the play-action seemed to completely catch them off guard. The Offensive Player of the Year left Eli Apple in the dust tending to his ankles that Kupp had just snatched. The score moved to 13-7 Rams after a wild XP attempt that had a botched snap by the Rams.
First Quarter Recap
Cooper Kupp was able to stay in bounds on a very important third-down conversion. This conversion went on to set up the Rams' first scoring play of the day. This was Kupp’s only reception of the first quarter and it went for 20 yards.