VIDEO: Sean McVay Predicted Aaron Donald’s Super Bowl-Winning Play Right Before it Happened
By Larry Rupp
Los Angeles Rams' defensive tackle Aaron Donald made the game-winning play of Super Bowl 56 when he forced Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow to throw an incompletion on fourth down with just seconds left on the clock. Head coach Sean McVay knew it was going to happen all along, though.
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McVay was mic'd up as part of NFL Films and told the coaching staff prior to the snap that Donald was going to make a play. Sure enough, the seven-time All-Pro collapsed the pocket and McVay got to share a moment with him on the field afterwards that was full of pure excitement.
The Rams' defensive line simply dominated the Bengals' offensive line over the course of the second half and ended the game with a whopping 7.0 sacks. Donald was responsible for 2.0 of them and was constantly forcing Burrow to make quick decisions or scramble due to the pressure.
As for McVay, he hoists the Lombardi Trophy in what was his second Super Bowl appearance. He became the youngest head coach to do so (36) and cemented his reputation as one of the best leaders in the NFL. You can tell from the video just how much his players are motivated by him.
The city of Los Angeles is going to soak this all in during the championship parade on Wednesday, but it is clear that this team isn't done yet. The Rams are set up to contend in 2022 and are currently tied for the third-best odds to win Super Bowl 57 at +1200 (T-3rd), according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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