A Much Deserved Win for Many


Dominic Mazzulla

The Los Angeles Rams are your 2021 Super Bowl Champs.

It is tough to not root for the young Cincinnati Bengals after such a long playoff drought. With Joe Burrow, Ja’Marr Chase, and Joe Mixon all in their prime, it is hard to not want them to win so early in their careers.

Much can also be said about the Los Angeles Rams, who lost the Super Bowl 3 years earlier to the New England Patriots.

Regardless of who you wanted to win, you cannot help but tip your cap to the Los Angeles Rams for finding a way to get it done, earning a much deserved win 23-20.

At first glance, the Rams seemed to be running away with the game, scoring effortlessly on their second drive of the 1st quarter on an insane over the top bomb to Odell Beckham Jr.

The Rams defense was an iron curtain all night, but eventually let up a field goal and toss pass for a touchdown throughout two quarters.

The Rams were able to scratch another touchdown before half, this time to Cooper Kupp, however, on the PAT, the kick was blocked and only lead 13-1o at half.

Joe Burrow and the Bengals rallied and scored on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter and punched another field goal in to increase their lead to ten, which was only matched with a Rams field goal in the third quarter.

It seemed that the Bengals were gonna find a way to put together another playoff comeback. But the defense of the Rams tightened up and allowed no points in the fourth.

The drive of the night came from Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp, with mere minutes remaining on the clock. The Rams were able to piece together a 79 yard drive and only left 1:25 for the Bengals.

With 43 seconds left on the clock, the Bengals took a 4th and 1 snap, unfortunately for them, the 7x Pro Bowler Aaron Donald beat pass protection, and forced a wobbly pass from Burrow, ending the Bengals hopes at a field goal.

This win for the Rams solidified many players careers at a shot at the hall of fame.

Most notably Matthew Stafford, who has been stuck in the sinking ship that is the Detroit Lions for a whopping 12 seasons and who was the heart and soul of the Lions for those 12 years. Stafford had a depressing 74-90-1 record before leaving and was by far the most deserving of a ring, especially after passing for 283 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Other notable players were Andrew Whitworth, Jalen Ramsey, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, and Denver’s own Von Miller. Whitworth became the oldest player in the NFL to ever start a game at left tackle, being named to four Pro Bowls and two first team selections, Andrew Whitworth capped off his illustrious career by finally getting a ring. Jalen Ramsey is arguably the best corner in all of the NFL, after spending three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and earning five Pro Bowls. Cooper Kupp has been possibly the most overlooked and underrated player his entire career, from having no offers his senior season of high school to having one of the best seasons for any receiver in the history of the game, Kupp capped off his illustrious season with a Super Bowl ring and Super Bowl MVP. And who can forget about Aaron Donald? The league’s 3x Defensive Player of the Year, 7x Pro Bowler, and Defensive rookie of the year most likely will finish his career with a Super Bowl ring and possibly making the best play in Rams history. And finally Von Miller, who has been stuck on a team that has been the epidemy of mediocrity for five seasons. Von Miller has earned eight Pro Bowl selections and finally secured a much deserved second ring.