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Rams News: Brian Baldinger breaks down the Kupp Catch

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 1/25/22

NFC Divisional Playoffs - Los Angeles Rams v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the NFC Championship after a fantastic team win in the Divisional Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27. Now the Rams are one win away from locking up a spot in the Super Bowl. On Monday some Rams fans and analysts were still soaking in a historic with thoughts and analysis while others were beginning to look ahead to the next big challenge. Here are a few stand out tweets from victory Monday.

Matthew Stafford has been elite it in the playoffs

Prior to this post season, there were questions posed about Stafford’s potential or lack of int the playoffs being that his career post season record had been at 0-3. Now he has a 2-0 post season record as a member of the Rams. He has posted 568 passing yards, four touchdowns, and a passer rating of 131.5 over the last two games.

Cooper Kupp’s impact by the numbers

So much of what makes the triple crown leader great is intangible or not measurable. His knowledge of the game, his route running, blocking, and effect on his teammates are all areas of Kupp’s game that make him the best receiver in the National Football League. But Next Gen Stats draws out Kupp’s impact in the Divisional round by the numbers.

Brian Baldinger Breaks down the Stafford the Kupp

Baldy breaks down the specifics of the final offensive play Stafford to Kupp for 44 yards in the fourth quarter to set up the final field goal. He points out the blitz call by the Buccaneers, Ndomukong Suh comes free in the middle, and Stafford still drops a dime fifty yards downfield to essentially win the game.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill disappointed with finish, bothered by 49ers-Rams NFC title game (NFL.com)

McVay: Andrew Whitworth and Taylor Rapp on track to play vs. 49ers, plus updates on Ernest Jones and Joe Noteboom (Rams.com)

Cooper Kupp’s game-saving 44-yard catch vs. Bucs was historically improbable (RamsWire)

42 seconds defined Matthew Stafford to Cooper Kupp’s season (RamblinFan)

NFL NEWS:

Buccaneers QB Tom Brady on his future: ‘It’s not always what I want. It’s what we want as a family.’ (NFL.com)

Matt LaFleur ‘would love’ for Aaron Rodgers ‘to be a Packer and be a Packer until the day he decides to retire’ (NFL.com)

New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson on Sean Payton’s future: ‘I don’t think any of us know, but he’ll let us know soon enough’ (ESPN)

Green Bay Packers leadership unified on wanting Aaron Rodgers back (ESPN)