The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 to win Super Bowl LVI, backed by strong performances from Aaron Donald and Super Bowl MVP, Cooper Kupp who ultimately cemented the greatest WR season ever. The Rams got redemption from their heartbreaking loss to the New England Patriots in the 2019 Super Bowl and won their first Super Bowl Championship in Los Angeles, doing so at home with the game taking place in LA.
As was the case all season, Cooper Kupp lit up the scoresheet, cashing in 2 TD’s in an 8 catch, 92-yard performance. Ultimately, Kupp ended the 2021-22 campaign with a record 2,425 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns (t-2nd most ever), after winning the wide receiver Triple Crown in the regular season to cap off the best single season by any WR in NFL history.
This season Cooper Kupp:
– Won the receiving triple crown
– Won Offensive Player of the Year
– Won Super Bowl MVP
Jerry Rice is the only WR in NFL history to do all of those things in an entire career. Kupp did that in a single season. pic.twitter.com/l7g1p3Un5D
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 14, 2022
- Most REC YDS in 1 season [incl. Playoffs]: 1. 2021 Cooper Kupp (2,425), 2. 2008 Larry Fitzgerald (1,977), 3. 1995 Jerry Rice (1,965)
- Most REC in 1 postseason: 1. 2022 Cooper Kupp (33), 2. 2020 Travis Kelce (31), 3. 2008 Larry Fitzgerald (30)
- Cooper Kupp is the 1st player to win the receiving triple-crown, OPOY, and Super Bowl MVP during 1 season
- Matthew Stafford had the most career PASS YDS (49,995) & PASS TD (323) by a QB making his 1st career Super Bowl appearance
- Stafford had the most regular season losses (95) by a QB who won his 1st career Super Bowl
- Matt Stafford became the 1st player with 90+ CMP% & 2+ PASS TD on 1st 10 PASS ATT in Super Bowl history
- The Rams new QB recorded the most GP (21) with 1+ PASS TD during 1 season in NFL history
- Sean McVay became the youngest (36) HC to win a Super Bowl
- This was the 1st Super Bowl where both HC were under 40 years old
- 1st Super Bowl with the 2 youngest HC (Sean McVay & Zac Taylor) in the NFL that season
- Super Bowl 56 was the 1st with both QBs owning losing regular season records
- SB56 featured the worst combined regular season WIN% (.647) between the Rams & Bengals of a SB matchup
- Cincinnati Bengals had the fewest Wins (6) over a 2-year span the season before reaching the Super Bowl
- Joe Burrow is the 1st QB to reach the Super Bowl after leading the NFL in SK (51) during the regular season
- Burrow took the most SK (19) by a QB during 1 postseason, surpassing the previous record of 15 from 1987
- Los Angeles Rams recorded the most SK (5) during 1 QTR (3rd) in Super Bowl history
- LA Rams won the most games (3) by 3 PTS or fewer during 1 postseason
- The Rams recorded the longest (15 plays) go-ahead drive during the 4th Qtr of a Super Bowl
- WRs combined to score 5 REC TD in Super Bowl 56 after all WRs recorded only 3 REC TD over the previous 4 Super Bowls combined
- Tee Higgins is the youngest (23) player to record 2+ REC TD during a Super Bowl
- Von Miller has the t-most career SK (4.5) in NFL Super Bowl history, tying Charles Haley (4.5)
- Von Miller is the 1st player to record 2+ SK during the Super Bowl for multiple teams (DEN in SB50 & LAR in SB56)
- Odell Jrecorded as many TD (7) during 12 games with the Rams as he did during his entire 2.5 season run (29 GP) with the Browns
- Joe Mixon became the 1st non-QB to record 40+ RUSH YDS & 1+ PASS TD during 1 half in NFL Super Bowl history
COOPER KUPP HAD THE GREATEST NFL WR SEASON EVER
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Cooper Kupp dominated NFL defenses right from the get go this season, winning the wide receiver Triple Crown, the Offensive Player of the Year, and now Super Bowl MVP. His impressive season is incomparable to anything ever seen before as he rewrote history books all season long. Jerry Rice is still the all-time GOAT at the position but even he doesn’t have a single season with this much greatness.
Culminating in being the Super Bowl MVP, Kupp’s season will be remembered by NFL and Rams fans for an incredibly long time with records that might not be broken for decades, if not longer. No other player has dominated the way he did throughout an entire season and he deserved every accolade he was given. Kupp and quarterback Matthew Stafford have a connection unlike any other that’ll be fun to watch in LA the next few years.
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AARON FRICKIN' DONALD.#RAMSHOUSE #SBLVI pic.twitter.com/KbmZYWmjN9
— NFL (@NFL) February 14, 2022
IT'S BEEN COOPER KUPP ALL YEAR.
HE DOES IT AGAIN. #RamsHouse