Rams’ Safety Eric Weddle bashes the Chargers after becoming a Super Bowl Champion
LOS ANGELES (KUSI) -Los Angeles won its first NFL championship since the 1983 season and third all-time Sunday as Matthew Stafford threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp with one minute, 25 seconds to play to give the Rams a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.
The Rams drove 79 yards on 15 plays in 4:48 for the winning score after allowing 17 unanswered points to trail 20-13 with 4:45 left in the third quarter after leading 13-3.
On the winning touchdown Cincinnati was in man coverage, “no help over the top, and Coop did a great job winning on his route,” Stafford said. “I tried to put it in a good spot, and he made a great catch.”
Kupp was selected as the game’s MVP for catching eight passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns, all game highs. Stafford completed seven of 12 passes for 57 yards on the wining drive, including four to Kupp for 39 yards.
“Sometimes you go with a gut feel,” Rams coach Sean McVay said of his play call. “I felt like based on the way they had played some of those short yardage situations that Kupp would have a chance to circle the defense. They defended it really well, but it was a great player making a great play. We don’t make that play, we’re not sitting up here winning that game for sure. Big- time play.”
Former San Diego Chargers, and current Safety for the Rams, Eric Weddle, didn’t hold back in his postgame press conference. Weddle directly called out Chargers GM Tom Telesco for drafting him, and then letting him. Weddle explained that he warned Telesco he would eventually get the last laugh, and now he has.
The Rams Super Bowl victory is just the latest blow to the Chargers franchise in their “fight for LA,” something San Diegans seem to be very pleased with.
Furthermore, the famous ‘Hollywood’ sign has been temporarily changed to ‘Rams House’ in honor of the Super Bowl win.
Crews began the work Monday morning to transform the sign, and it will remain altered through Wednesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
“What a day in Los Angeles, the Rams are Super Bowl Champions,” Garcetti said. “This town has the best teams and fans in the world, and we can’t wait to show off our L.A. pride with a display that only Hollywood could deliver. Go Rams.”