INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Cooper Kupp was about the only possibility the Los Angeles Rams had on offense at the end of Super Bowl LVI. As it turned out, he’s the only a person they essential.
Kupp scored a 1-yard landing with 1:25 remaining to cap a extraordinary drive in which he also converted a fourth-down try with a run, caught a several huge passes and drew two key defensive penalties.
The NFL Offensive Player of the 12 months throughout the regular period, Kupp experienced a historic marketing campaign. And he was the major purpose the Rams defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win the Tremendous Bowl. Kupp ended with 8 catches, 92 yards and two touchdowns and was named Super Bowl MVP.
Kupp’s greatest perform was not the closing touchdown but a 7-yard operate on fourth-and-1 from the Rams’ 30-yard line. That held the push going when the Rams’ offense was sputtering. Kupp drew a keeping penalty afterwards in the generate that was just as large, and a large amount a lot more controversial.
Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson was called for holding on Kupp on a third-down incompletion. The call saved the Rams, who bought a first down at the Bengals’ 4-yard line with less than two minutes to play. It was really hard to say Wilson did more than enough to earn the penalty, but the flag was thrown anyway.
Kupp experienced a landing taken off the board due to offsetting penalties, but on the next play there was one more defensive penalty on a Bengal trying to guard Kupp, this one particular on Eli Apple. Kupp scored two plays immediately after that.
The Bengals arrived at midfield but with 39 seconds