Super Bowl LVI Take-aways

Josh Weishapl, Sports Editor

Super Bowl LVI Takeaways

Matthew Stafford gets a Well-Deserved Ring.

  • After suffering for 13 years in Detroit, Rams quarterback, Matthew Stafford finally hoisted the Lombardi Trophy.
  • Stafford becomes the first player since Eli Manning to lead the league in interceptions (17) and still win the Super Bowl.
  • Despite Matthew Stafford’s two interceptions, he led his team with three touchdowns which included leading the Rams down the field in the final minutes to connect with Offensive Player of the Year wide receiver Cooper Kupp for a one-yard toss-up touchdown.
  • Stafford solidifies himself as a solid Hall of Fame candidate for future years.


Aaron Donald Completes his Resumé, Considering Retirement

  • The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, eight-time Pro-Bowler, and seven-time All-Pro notch his first Super Bowl win, seemingly completinghis long list of accolades. 
  • Before the game, Donald talked with NBC analyst Rodney Harrison about strongly considering retiring if he won the Super Bowl.


Bengals need an Offensive Line Desperately.

  • Despite all of Joe Burrows’ heroics this entire season, the Bengal’s offensive weakness led to their complete demise; their offensive line.
  • Burrow was sacked 70 times this season. Yes, seventy. This number is good for the third most times sacked in an entire season in NFL history (David Carr ’02 with 76 and Randall Cunningham in ’86 with 72).
  • During the postseason alone, Joe Burrow was taken down in the backfield 19 times.
  • However, there is good news for Burrow. Going into the offseason, the Bengals happen to have the fourth most cap space in the NFL with just under $56 million. Some more good news is that there are plenty of good offensive line free agents, including Chiefs tackle Orlando Brown Jr. and 2021 Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay center Ryan Jensen.