There are so many angles to admire about the Los Angeles Rams Championship season. Of all the storylines that have already been covered, one more gem is the Matthew Stafford and Cooper Kupp connection in fourth quarter performances throughout the playoffs. What we find is that Stafford and Kupp were great all season, but in the most important quarter of the do or die phase of the campaign, they were perfect.
In the fourth quarter of the playoffs, Stafford to Kupp was 12 for 12, for nine first downs, and two touchdowns. This includes the final drive against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when the Rams went for the win instead of settling for overtime. Stafford hit Kupp to move down the field and then ran a hurry up to hit Kupp on the “love of the game” route vs the blitz to set up the winning field goal. Then against the San Francisco 49ers, Stafford hit Kupp for a touchdown to pull the game to within a score and then Stafford to Kupp for 25 yards set up the winning field goal. And finally in the Super Bowl, Stafford to Kupp went four for four including the game winning touchdown.
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