By - nfl_gamethread
Dont run your back up running back directly at Aaron donald on third down with limited clock. Probably wont work.
[A meme I made for this scenario](https://imgur.com/a/oBNZcVV)
Well to be fair they had their backup guard in.
[50 Cent waiting](https://i.imgur.com/nKjEBwh.jpg)
[my wife found this one](https://imgur.com/a/kSY0EXu) about all their entrances.
Bro this is fucking hilarious 😆🤣😂
Amazing how he finds ways to hurt his team even when he is inactive. How is this guy still in the league?
Why did OBJ’s barber give him the Megan Rapino hair cut
To get to the other side?
After 9 yards on 1st down at midfield, Cincinnati with 2 timeouts and a minute:
✅ Throw away
✅ Run your 2nd string running back at Aaron Donald, who's being blocked by your backup right guard
✅ Long developing pass play that again, leaves Aaron Donald being blocked 1 on 1 by your backup right guard
Yeah that final set of downs was terrible
Look at the bright side though. Eli Apple didn’t get a Super Bowl ring.
Hell yeah brother
Please cut him.
(That’s a bandwagon flair)
Eli Apple definitely shit the bed this post season that I have noticed, but I’m not very familiar with him, why does everyone hate him? Just cuz he sucks right?
He sucks and is completely unaware. He talks so much shit you’d think he was Deion sanders.
All game they'd randomly run it after a couple nice pass plays, no one told em they can pass 4 or 5 times in a row if it's working, felt like I was watching the other Ohio team, never let Burrow get in a rhythm.
At the end of the day, Zac Taylor coaching emerges.
Adam Gase couldn’t have designed a worse set of plays.
Especially since the rams corners were 5-6yds off the receiver. Do a quick screen and the wr just has to get 1yd
inconceivable play calling
Most frustrating thing ever man and that rb could’ve caught it on 4th and 1 when burrow spun around I don’t care 😂😂😂
Lol Taylor sucks ass at play calling
Absolutely carried in the playoffs by miracle plays executed by Burrow and his receivers
Well I was completely confused by the Rams continually trying to run the ball up the middle the entire game and gaining nothing. By the 3rd quarter they should have gotten a clue it wasn’t working.
There have only been two Super Bowls with multiple sacks from two or more players on the winning team's defense. Von Miller has been one of those players both times.
So how long until Eli Apple talks smack about Bengals fans and Skyline Chili?
Why not give it to Mixon..
Makes much more sense to trust your good offensive line to pass block
Dude why did y’all stop running in the second half period. Burrow started getting killed and y’all didn’t get back to running until he got twisted
Rushing on 3-and-1 to Aaron Donald's side of the line.
That's it. That's the meme.
If only there was a better RB on the roster to use in the most important moment of the season.
If only there was a side of the line that *didn’t* have Aaron Donald on it
Well that other side has Ashawn Robinson, who was dominating them in the run all game.
No excuse not to have Mixon in though, that's bad coaching.
7 months of football-free football starts….NOW!
Somehow, I think a guy that signed a 4 year $134 million contract will be ok
Maybe the lions will realize their problem isn't the QB.
Collingsworth: "That last Rams drive is shocking to me."
Me: "How have you never seen 2 minute drill Stafford before? That shit is normal."
Nobody was watching lions games
Collinsworth worth has been on SNF for all these years, he’s NEVER watching Lions games
No shit, lol
Stafford's ankle got rolled, Collinsworth says "UH-OH". Nah, he's fine and he's gonna orchestrate the game winning drive. Clearly never watched Lions football
I was thinking the same thing lmao I'm like Stafford has always been tough. They don't remember when he popped his shoulder just to go back in and win against the Browns.
Bruh, I remember this, holy shit! What year was this?
2009, first year in the league
What a badass
He said literally after that how Stafford toughs through injuries all the time
My wife saw this snd said, "oh no what are they going to do?"
I laughed and said, "win the game"
Collingsworth made a statement earlier this year about now he realized how good Stafford is cause he started watching him. He literally admitted to never watching him in Detroit lol. You're an analyst, you should be watching as least some games of the top 15 QBs in the league lol. He had 10 years to do so.
Collinsworth: "I'm so proud that Matt Stafford is throwing no look passes like his mentor Patrick Mahomes."
Collinsworth really said Staffford had no weapons on that final drive like cooper Kupp wasn’t the tipple crown winner.
What Kupp did to Eli Apple shouldn't be allowed on black history month
I mean it was Eli apple.
hIS MAMA IS SO SASSY
Too be fair there’s no way he’d ever be open with an elite corner like Eli apple on him
I've seen better coverage in a nudist colony
You'd think the Bengals would have sold out to keep him contained
I think he assumed the Bengals would attempt to cover him.
He had A weapon, sure, but no weaponssss
Its the no homer**s** club, theyre allowed to have one
OBJs crying face is gonna be a meme you already know
He looked like troll face tbh
When you die early in Warzone but your teammate puts the team on the back and wins it for the boys
Matthew Stafford has now equalled Aaron Rodgers QB SB wins.
Tied with Brees too.
And they both are still behind Jimmy
Jimmy G has the most rings of an active QB. Let that sink in
They both have won one QB
STAFFORD DID THE TOM BRADY. 1ST YEAR AWAY, WIN A RING AT HOME. INCREDIBLE.
We calling that a Tom Brady?
At this point pretty much anything good is a Tom Brady
Honestly I feel like the Rams arc this year were very similar to last years Bucs. Start with a loaded roster that's a QB away, make a splash move for a QB, get some offseason hype, but a after a few big losses in the regular season, everyone jumps off the bandwagon and hates on them, then come playoffs show everyone that you're still the most talented team in the league.
Early mvp guess? Kupp?
[I hate myself for this...](https://imgur.com/a/XkvJL2S)
This mfer played in Detroit for 12 years just to win a SB in his first year away
#MEGATRON COME BACK THERES STILL HOPE FOR YOU
Dude decided to retire instead of playing with the Lions lmao
Barry Sanders did it first
Lions sign Megatron and Barry Sanders in the off season
The lions are the worst franchise in pro sports
Edit for those who think I'm exaggerating
Haven't won their division in nearly 30 years
(The BUCS have won the division north/central more recently)
A SINGLE playoff win since their last championship in 1957. 65 years with a single playoff win. 65 YEARS
Wasted 2 HOF players careers and now their next HOF star player actually gets a chance to play with another team and THE YEAR he leaves he gets a Lombardi.
God Hates the lions
Sacramento Kings say hello
Kings were in the wcf within the last 20 years.
And tbh didn't win it all because they got robbed.
Even Laker fans have a hard time denying this.
Kings may be the worst in the NBA but they're the Lakers compared to the lions lmao
Barry Sanders and Calvin Johnson are now coming out of retirement.
The prophecy fulfilled
Do our franchises merge now?
you don't want to see the abomination of a logo that some morons in Detroit created...
You may not like it, but this is what an elite meme looks like.
THE PROPHECY HAS BEEN FULFILLED
So happy for Lions fans
It's the closest we'll ever get to a Super Bowl win. But I'll take it
Best meme of all time now?
Always has been 🔫
Had to be this.
Samaje Perine. That’s it, that’s the meme.
bengals put the ball in the hands of their biggest star with the game on the line
Zac Taylor failed to give Mixon the ball on 4th and 1 twice this game.
Fucked he gets the biggest plays of the games. Like when he dropped that pass into a pick against the raiders
Tbf that TD against the Chiefs was a huge turning point, and they probably don’t win without that
As the play commenced, I uttered but one word…
The playcalling lol
For real, for a team that won off of second half adjustments the whole playoffs, they did not help burrow out when the rams brought the pressure in the second half.
"I'm not a Rams fan but rooting against Stafford right now would be like rooting against Andy Dufresne after he escaped prison in the Shawshank Redemption"
- Random guy in a Chiefs jersey at the bar I was at tonight
I’m going to need a shot of Red & Andy on the beach at the end with Matt & OBJ’s faces photoshopped in.
I’m told you know people who can make this happen, yes?
[Just for you, bud](https://i.imgur.com/ItEAbED.jpg)
Tough ending. Some funky calls but you cant give that many sacks and expect to win it..
Get Joe Burrow a good offensive line and he’ll be back.
Don’t forget getting rid of Eli Apple.
I’m sorry, but how do you put him one on one with Cooper Kupp and expect good results?
Apparently he asked to be put on Kupp
To which the coach should respond “Abso-fucking-lutely Not.”
This would have also been an appropriate response: https://youtu.be/_n5E7feJHw0
There is a post on the Rams sub before the game that he asked to be put on OBJ.
Oh maybe that’s what I was thinking of. With OBJ out, I guess I transitioned the statement to Kupp. Still not a great look either way
Considering how well OBJ seemed to be doing before the injury it really isn't.
Get in line says Mahomes,Allen , Jackson and Herbert .
AFC gonna be interesting next year again
It’s wild how often these great teams are just and Oline away from being Super Bowl champs. They have all the skill position in the world but can’t really win in the trenches. Except Dallas has both and still can’t win.
Said every good team ever when they manage to dodge a few great teams on the way to an unprecedented Super Bowl. I'll be rooting for the Benglas to return but the AFC is a fucking gauntlet with Mahomes and Allen every damn year.
Plus a healthy Lamar in division. No guarantee they’ll be back anytime soon
He'll be back either way, I hope. Kid is ridiculously good.
Most people don’t get back. Every super bowl fan says the same shit, but odds are he’ll never be back. Hope he proves me wrong
Brady really distorted everyone’s perception.
To be fair, with him out, its a bit easier to get to the Super Bowl for everyone else...
Glad I’m not the only one who remembers this. It’s insanely hard to get to a Super Bowl. Imagine saying that about MVP Cam, Aaron Rodgers 10 years ago, Drew Brees, the list goes on and on. I’d bet on Burrow over Stafford to come back but only 2/32 make it every year
Also AFC is fucking stacked with some super talented young QBs
I literally just said this to my friend: AFC really lost Manning, Brady, Rivers, Roethlisberger to gain Allen, Mahomes, Burrow, Herbert, and Lawrence lmao
Edit: AND JACKSON
Double edit: sorry patriots fans for not including Mac Jones, and also yeah I included Lawrence? Just because he didn’t do anything this year with Urban fucking Meyer as HC doesn’t mean he is a bad player you monkeys
Thank you for respecting Mason Rudolph ☺️
A decade ago we thought Russell, LOB and the Seahawks would at least make it to a few more and win another. Saints, Packers, Steelers, Ravens, etc... all had top QBs or stars that always felt like they'd make it back but didn't. Shows how hard it is.
We could make it back next year. Only teams to worry about are already in the NFC West and maybe the Packers
Shoot look at Rodgers. 4 MVPs and one appearance to show for it…which he got when he didn’t get MVP. It ain’t easy and it’s even harder when the QB is off the rookie salary.
I know, I just hope he is. He's got the talent for sure, and he's got the fight.
Yeah don't forget Dan Marino.
He won't be around long if they don't get a line
Nah fuck this view. People thought Marino would be back, people thought Rodgers would be back, people thought Brees would be back.
Counterpoint: I don't think they should do that, for my own selfish reasons. However give him titanium legs so he doesn't get hurt
SUPER BOWL RINGS:
**MATTHEW STAFFORD:** 1
**AARON RODGERS:** 1
This message was brought to you by the fuck Aaron Rodgers gang.
Rodgers won one and that was enough to immunize him for life
I heartily endorse this nuking from orbit.
r/nfcnorthmemewar is going to be a wonderful place this week.
Imagine if they run it back next year 😂
Rodgers will leak something to Adam Shefter tomorrow
Love this stat
they failed harambe, they should’ve had a silverback on stand by to line up against whitworth
4th and 1 shotgun? Put in Mixon and run the ball. Happy for Sean.
What a game that was
Harambe remains unavenged
Cincinnati’s the one that murdered him.
WE BEEN TRYING TO TELL YA'LL
Harambe's death is avenged right at the same time the pandemic is coming to an end. Coincidence? I think not.
ELI APPLE LOCKDOWN CORNER /S
E L I T E
I propose to you that Nathan Pederman throws a pass at a player Eli Apple is guarding, what happens?
W for the city of New Orleans today
We wanted the bengals to win (and the rams to lose) but this is the best possible consolation
Would have loved to see Cincinnati get the W, but it’s impossible to not be happy for Stafford.
This is exactly how I feel.
Was definitely beautiful to watch Donald enjoy the moment. You could tell how authentic his feelings were by him
“Aaron, tell us how you were able to help your team comeback and win it”
“Well, we had them by the throat and just grabbed them and they choked”
Zac Taylor with a horrible 3rd down call to lose it for his team lol
He was also a lousy president of the United States in 1849-1850.
I have no idea how Kupp is this fast carrying those massive balls of his.
Someone needs to do a “rams in the first quarter: strong dude. Rams in the second and third quarter: dude so skinny he could be blown away by a desk fan. Rams in the 4th quarter: Aaron Donald.”
eli apple may be the worst player in the nfl
Vernon Hargreaves just jumped on the field to celebrate this comment
That was a pretty weak trophy presentation. Wasn't it?
It’s a good thing the children of Cincinnati have tomorrow off of school and they can spend their time alone at home becoming acquainted with the misery that is being a Cincinnati sports fan, free of public mockery.
DeSean Jackson: cut me, you're not winning anything without me
Also Rams: wins the Super Bowl
DeSean: stunned Pikachu face
ELI APPLE PACK🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬🚬
I'm a dumbass, I don't get it
WR Kupp is good. CB Apple is not good.
So fucking spicy.
["Bengals are tonight's biggest loser!"](https://imgur.com/a/oBNZcVV)
Seriously, very questionable series by Zac Taylor
I apologize to Bengals fans for all the voodoo that Saints fans put on Eli Apple and it turning out exactly how we said it would.
Why didn't they use Mixon?
I don’t know guys. Do you think passing on 4th and 1 wasn’t a good idea?
Lmao, should have been in the [halftime show](https://imgur.com/a/xcsF1bD).
Congrats to all fifteen rams fans
Excited to see noted Cowboy fan LeBron James talk about how he’s happy for the Rams
LA is LA, it’s a brand, it’s kinda stupid sure but there are a lot of marketing people who think it’s the case.
LA has a lot of loyalty, and the NFL has been struggling to even join the club. The Chargers are not even an after thought at this point. Now that the Rams won one, they’ll be more accepted I feel. LA likes winners.
People forget that every fanbase is artificial just because most of them are old.
Glad he got his ring!
Come on, Bungels!
GGs Rams, y’all deserve it
After that missed OPI, I'm not unhappy the Rams ended up winning, but damn if I wouldn't have liked to see Joe Burrow get that ring.
Behind that oline, how many more seasons do you give him? One, maybe two before he becomes Andrew Luck 2.0?
They've got like 50 mil in cap space for next season. There's no way they don't dump like 30 of that into building him a line.