The Los Angeles Rams topped the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, at Super Bowl 56 but one missed penalty on the final drive could’ve chnaged everything for the Bengals.
Matthew Stafford led the Rams on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter, but there are questions about that drive now as refs missed a penalty that should’ve back the team up several yards.
“The defensive holding penalty against Cincinnati never should have happened anyway because the officials didn’t call an obvious false start on the entire offensive line,” Michael Hurley tweeted.
As the tweet above stated, the Bengals also got screwed on a phantom holding call that pretty much sealed the deal as Cupp scored the game winning touchdown on Eli Apple.
Kupp caught four passes for 34 yards on the Rams’ game-winning drive. He also converted a fourth-and-1 with an 8-yard run on a jet sweep with five minutes left.
Kupp pulled in eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns for the game.
Kupp recently became the first wide receiver to receive a regular season MVP vote since Randy Moss in 1998. Kupp finished third behind Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the latter of whom won his fourth MVP award.