Jan 23, 2022
TAMPA -- Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp and the Los Angeles Rams appreciate taken their customary-season act into the playoffs.
A week after connecting on a touchdown in the Rams' wild-card ponder over the Arizona Cardinals, they curved up for a 70-yard fetch early in the 2d quarter of Sunday's divisional-round game in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Stafford bought a tidy pocket and fired deep to a huge-commence Kupp, who had to modify to a just a shrimp underthrown ball, then made one defender poke away out and outran one other on his option to the head zone. The touchdown, which came on third-and-20, gave the Rams a 17-3 lead.
Stafford threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to backup tight end Kendall Blanton earlier in the sport.
Tom Brady, meanwhile, ideal accomplished three of his first 10 attempts.
Kupp grew to alter into ideal the fourth participant since 1970 to assemble the customary season with basically the most catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, winning the receiving "triple crown."
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Per NFL Next Gen Stats, Stafford's touchdown throw to Kupp had 50.3 yards of air distance, making it Stafford's sixth touchdown this season thrown 50-plus yards thru the air (including playoffs), basically the most in the NFL.