NFL fans were treated to the wildest playoff weekend of all-time in the divisional round, and I can imagine that the words “scripted”, “fake”, and “rigged” were said more times than at a production of Peter Pan. Perhaps the most unique of the four games was the Los Angeles Rams’ 30-27 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in the sense that not only did it have Tom Brady down by 24 points at home (rare), a 24-point comeback (rare), but also one of the longest passes in postseason history by a winning team in the final two minutes (extremely rare).
Matthew Stafford’s 66 yards to Cooper Kupp on two passes with less than :40 seconds on the clock setup a game-winning field goal by Matt Gay against his former team and the Rams are going to the NFC Championship game for the second time in four years.
Rams fans went on a wilder ride than anticipated, thinking that the game was straight out of Disneyland’s A Bug’s Life for three quarters and then suddenly winding up on X2 at Six Flags. Thankfully, nobody died. Not even Tom Brady. But L.A. won and will face the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday afternoon at SoFi Stadium.
Given the last game between these two teams at SoFi... pull down that lap bar and hold on to your cell phone.
Earlier this season I asked Rams fans to rec their favorite comments in the game threads and we of course had a ton of action at Turf Show Times on Sunday. Back by popular demand is another edition of YOUR top comments, what you liked, what you hated, and what you said during L.A.’s insane 30-27 win over Brady. Is the game afoot? Fixed? If it is, sign me up for another Rams win just like that one...
So long as the Rams win.
Here is what you said on Sunday.
First Quarter, 0-0
I think actually Cooper Kupp is the best WR trio in the NFL
Oh, he’ll be chucking it alright...
Second Quarter, 10-3
That 70 show
Suh told Stafford— Will Blackmon (@WillBlackmon) January 23, 2022
“Imma F you up”
Matthew def kicked him lol pic.twitter.com/lBNwE3mtub
McHey McVay, please call the right McPlays
Don’t break my heart, my Aker-breaker heart
Haha.. hehe.. hoho.. nothin’ to see here :)
Third Quarter, 20-3
Yep, your instincts are correct.
Raising the white flag... as a decoy
But c’mon, things are going PRETTY GOOD
You can’t say we didn’t call it...
“Actually, hang back stage for a while longer”
Okay, let’s just get it over with then
Fourth Quarter, 27-13
Get your motor run— Get your motor runn— Get your mo— Okay fine, let’s walk
The Rams started with two incomplete passes to Tyler Higbee and ate... nine seconds of clock.
Life is one big meme
Snap decisions ...
Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigady
Is it over yet?
The most common football phrase of divisional weekend:
He’s got a nice room with a view over at Weddle Gardens
“So when did you know the Rams were in trouble?”
“Probably the moment that a Giants fan came in to give us advice”
That’ll do it? That’ll don’t it.
Matthew Stafford, the great playoffs stabilizer
Correction: The GREATEST Shitshow of a team on Earth
Are you not entertained?
Ake’s and pains
Rams are literally fumbling this game away.— Footballism™ (@FootbaIIism) January 23, 2022
Bad snap fumble.
Rams 27, Bucs 27
Who will save your soul, if you won’t save your own?
This lead can still be Re-Coop’d
Rams stay alive for the Super Kupp
Matthew Stafford & Cooper Kupp (44-yd reception)— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 23, 2022
Pass Rushers: 6
Air Distance: 46.7 yds
Win Probability Added: +29% (56% → 85%)
» Bucs rushed six for the first time in the game; Stafford is 32/42, 439 yards, 9 TD, 1 INT vs 6+ rushers this season#LARvsTB | #RamsHouse pic.twitter.com/TpVPRj6UgK
I told you SoFi
Final 3 words: