Matthew Stafford spent twelve long years with the Detroit Lions just waiting for a chance to prove himself. The Los Angeles Rams had begun to stagnate with Jared Goff running the show. The team made the drastic move of swapping QB’s to turn around their luck.
Stafford was able to escape the hopeless situation that was the Lions and come to a team that was ready to win now. The Rams added Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller to shore up both sides of the ball. They just needed their guy to perform.
Stafford did just that despite some hiccups. A fierce Rams pass rush took care of the rest as Joe Burrow couldn’t find an open man on the Bengal’s final desperation effort on fourth down. Aaron Donald forced Burrow to make an errant throw, and Stafford simply had to take a knee to run out the clock. The Rams QB said he couldn’t even watch the Bengal’s final possession, according to NFL.com.
“To be honest with you, on that last drive, I couldn’t watch. After that fourth-down play, I kind of peeked up. I didn’t know it was fourth down, to be honest with you. I was talking to Coop(er Kupp) and he was like ‘I didn’t know either.’ We just, we couldn’t watch.”
Any fears of Matthew Stafford retiring without a Super Bowl ring are no more. The Rams defense took care of the rest and made the victory academic. Stafford has gone from the cellar to the penthouse.
The Rams got their Super Bowl win on their home turf at SoFi stadium. Even after Odell Beckham was injured early in the game, Stafford was able to pull it together. Now he can call himself a world champion.
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