Rams News: The Los Angeles Actors Who Hit the Road to SB 56
The Los Angeles Rams are widely known for their all-star cast as general manager Les Snead has aggressively assembled a championship-worthy roster since trading Jalen Ramsey in 2019. Matthew Stafford, Von Miller and Odell Beckham Jr have since been added to make that Super Bowl run.
However, what also cannot be overlooked are the other actors who make up the bulk of the roster apart from these headliners. Here are some of those support players who had a big impact on the road to the title game.
In the NFC Conference Championship, the Rams needed one more stoppage late in the game to seal the win. On the first play of this drive, it was Gaines who broke through and slugged the ball to force the second and ten, which would lead to the game-winning stoppage.
In the Divisional Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Nick Scott intercepted Tom Brady, now making Scott the last player to intercept a pass from Brady after the Buccaneers quarterback officially announced his retirement.
Blanton caught his first career touchdown in the Divisional Round against the Buccaneers on a tight screen from Stafford. In the NFC title game, Blanton stepped in as the number one tight end once starter Tyler Higbee was out with an injury. Blanton was thrown five times and caught all five times. Two of those passes came on the final touchdown in the fourth quarter with Blanton catching passes from nine and 20 yards to set up Cooper Kupp’s touchdown.
And now for today’s links:
Rams postseason run helped by one-off players capitalizing on opportunities (Rams.com)
Social post: Social media reacts to Rams NFC championship win (Rams.com)
Sean McVay shares his early thoughts on the Bengals ahead of Super Bowl LVI (RamsWire)
Did Tom Brady pass the baton to Matthew Stafford? (Ramblin Fan)
Former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sues NFL over three teams alleging racist hiring practices (NFL.com)
Tom Brady officially announces his retirement from the NFL after 22 seasons (NFL.com)
Jimmy Garoppolo says he expects trade from San Francisco 49ers, wants to be sent to winning position (ESPN)
NFL’s Denver Broncos for sale; the award will likely set a record for any North American sports franchise (ESPN)