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Rams News: The top 10 players in the Super Bowl

Los Angeles Rams News and Links for 2/12/22

Los Angeles Rams defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 during a NFC championship football game at SoFi Stadium. Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

PFF posted a list of the top ten graded players playing in Super Bowl 56. The Rams have seven players on the list and the Bengals have three.

To the surprise of no one, Aaron Donald is at the top of the list as the highest graded player.

The Rams have four offensive players and three defensive players on the list.

All three Bengals representatives are offensive players, they have zero defensive players on the list.

Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow is the second highest player on the list behind Donald. He is the highest listed quarterback. He has been the driving force of their success this season and has earned the honor the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year.

Cooper Kupp is the third highest player on the list and the highest ranking Rams offensive player. Named the Offensive Player of the Year and nominated for MVP, Kupp has had an impact in all three playoff games adding the finishing plays against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers. He should continue to do both draw the defense opening things up for Odell Beckham Jr and also taking advantage of his targets with big catches and tough run after catch yardage.

Jalen Ramsey is ranked fourth on the list. Ja’Marr Chase is ranked sixth. This will be one of the key matchups to watch especially when Ramsey is assigned to cover Chase but even when their are not aligned. Ramsey will have to limit Chase when they are lined up and will have to eliminate larger areas of the field as he’s done all season when he’s off of Chase.

Matthew Stafford is fifth on the list but could be the key player to the whole game. If Stafford can bring his best as he has been all post season he gives his team a huge advantage. He’s proven his ability to play clean and clutch in the fourth quarter to close out the close ones.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Odell Beckham says he’s willing to sacrifice salary to stay with Rams: ‘It feels like home’ (NFL.com)

Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee, backup lineman Joe Noteboom out of Super Bowl LVI with injuries (ESPN)

How connectedness, coach Kevin Carberry’s approach shaped Rams offensive line leading into Super Bowl LVI (Rams.com)

How the Rams can beat the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI (RamsWire)

NFL NEWS:

Cardinals follow Kyler Murray’s social media cleanse with one of their own (NFL.com)

How each NFC team can replace the Los Angeles Rams at Super Bowl LVII (NFL.com)

New Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel: ‘Extremely proud’ to be biracial (ESPN)

2022 NFL Hall of Fame class: Richard Seymour, Cliff Branch among latest greats to earn gold jackets (CBSsports)