Rams Bring Home a Super Bowl Win to L.A.

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Troy Lippman, Reporter

The ultimate goal is officially complete for the Rams after they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 by a close score of 23-20. It was an exciting game that had me on the edge of my seat and a game that came down to the wire.

Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp were a dynamic duo all season long and the pair delivered in crunch time, connecting on a go-ahead touchdown in the final minutes of the Super Bowl. I could feel the Rams were on the verge of winning and full of nerves. The two worked countless hours in practice and behind the scenes to get better at their craft. 

The captain of the defense Aaron Donald came through in the end during the Bengal’s final position of the game, sacking quarterback Joe Burrow on fourth down to seal the game. After that final play, me, my dad, and everyone else at my house jumped up and down and couldn’t believe the game was over. The Rams would become champs after a few knees to run out the clock.

One of the best defensive players in the league finally got this ring after many individual accolades. Matthew Stafford, a guy who was stuck in Detroit for the first decade of his career with the Lions, who were never able to build a team around him, earned a ring in his first season as a Ram. The Rams had just won a hard-fought championship, and everybody was ecstatic.

Rams coach Sean McVay officially became the youngest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl at the age of just 36. McVay got his team to the big game back in 2018 which they lost to the Patriots and wanted to make sure the Rams made the most of this second opportunity with a new team to capitalize on a Super Bowl victory. He was going to do whatever he could to get his guys a ring. They worked so hard to get to this point, and soon the Rams were able to come out on top. 

After the game, the Rams were crowned as champions and presented with the Lombardi Trophy. Confetti flew from the sky in every direction as players and coaches were interviewed on the field regarding what was a very successful season. 

Last week, the Rams had their Super Bowl parade through the streets of Los Angeles that started at the Shrine Auditorium and ended at the LA Memorial Coliseum, lasting about a couple of hours. Rams players waved to fans and celebrated from buses during this festive atmosphere. Around 20,000 showed up to witness a special moment and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I believe the Rams have a chance to repeat their big win, but they have a lot of free agents and few drafts picks this upcoming April. Still, they have a solid foundation and core group of talented players and remain one of the top teams in the NFL heading into next year.