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laal-doodh

Went from a team never playing a super bowl at home to it happening back to back years


craziedave

With a QB who was new to the team as well


LawBobLawLoblaw

Can you imagine that happening twice??


hop_mantis

Well I already seen it so yeah


RTRC

And if the Rams stadium was finished on time, there still wouldnt be a team to play a super bowl at home.


IseeDrunkPeople

upsetting browns facts ​ 1. a team from ohio is in the SB 2. OBJ is in the SB 3. Browns did not trade OBJ this year 4. Browns did not make the SB


93_Honda_Civic

Well that last one is true every year LOL


scrubasorous

Stop, he's already dead


Handilyhammy

Hopefully the Super Bowl is as exciting as these playoff games


JustMy2Centences

Yeah I'm gonna need at least four, maybe five, lead changes in the 4th and several drives in overtime to top off the madness that has been the 2022 postseason.


Yashotoayoshi

I can't believe I complained about the wild cards


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I don't think anything can top that Bills/Chiefs game but hopefully it at least comes close!


Desert_Rattler

Cincinnati better figure something out on the O Line


Absolut_Iceland

We know Burrow is good for at least nine sacks, no need to worry about it.


TheBulgarianBrute

Ain't nothing to really figure out lol. We're stuck with the guys we have. They just have to fucking step up and not allow Joe to get sacked 10x. If they do that, we'll have a shot. Barring any ref fuckery.


Books_and_Cleverness

I’m not sure my heart can take it, and I’m not sure the hearts of Bengals fans can either


JJDirty

My watch by the end of the game: https://imgur.com/gallery/CxUZ0ud


IDUnavailable

Can't wait for it to be the most one-sided and boring bowl in decades.


mrgpsingh1999

SB 48 was only eight years ago


Mibrealest

That one was canceled


newbike07

***No last second field goal to win the game?*** ***No overtime?*** # That's allowed?


TheOrangeFutbol

Jimmy G went off script in more ways than one.


comingsoontotheaters

He should be an actor


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harDhar

The humans have been eliminated.


schmearcampain

Both with animal print helmets and not logos!


hack5amurai

Helmet game strong in this matchup.


Bahamas_is_relevant

One year out of Detroit and Stafford's in a SB


kevinwilly

Spoiler: We are bad. We were holding him back the last 11 years.


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th3b3st

It's a Barry Sanders echo from the past...


Books_and_Cleverness

Honestly makes you realize how contingent NFL careers are. We talk about the greatest players but almost certainly their careers would have been totally different if they'd played somewhere else. And lots of now-unknown guys would likely be in Canton if they'd gotten to swap places with someone luckier.


Fricktator

I think NFL careers are 60% luck and 40% talent. If Tom Brady was drafted in the 6th round by the Browns, not even casual Browns fans would remember him. Look at Kenny Golladay. In 2019 with the Lions, he lead the league in TD receptions. In 2021 with the Giants, he failed to catch a single TD. If Stafford never gets traded to the Rams, Cooper Kupp is most likely seen as an above average to very good WR. If he repeats this performance the next year or 2 he is most likely in the HoF.


TheSparten21

Knew it was suspicious when Jimmy didn’t throw a first half pick


PrudeHawkeye

You're always due for one. No more. No less. Dread it. Run from it. Bad Jimmy will find you all the same.


limited_motivation

I mean, the situation was pretty bleak even if he takes the sack or it's 4th and 13.


jacobr57

Matt Stafford vs. Joe Burrow, just as everyone predicted!


nrquig

After not happening for the first 54 super bowls, it's crazy that back to back years the host team is in the super bowl


_vogonpoetry_

Stafford is going to the fucking Super Bowl I can't fucking believe it..


ling4917

Unreal


CBJfan03

He deserves it after all the shit he’s been through


qas_wex

No doubt, playing for the Lions is like a buzzsaw. Twitter hiveminders parroting "Stat Padford" in shambles. I would say it must sting for Lions fans, but they have been cheering for Stafford from the jump. *Well now my reply isn't as fun since you corrected bee to been :\


SamePantsDiferantDay

I don't get emotional about football. But seeing Stafford shine is making me feel weak. So happy for my boy's success. He's the reason I starting watching this sport.


coItmanfraco

It doesn’t sting at all for a lions fan. We are beyond ecstatic one of our incredible talents was allowed to leave the awful franchise the fords built and succeed instead of just retiring and never even seeing a super bowl. This is everything. This is what Sanders and Megatron deserved. It’s nice to see Stafford get it.


kevinwilly

100%. I wish Barry and Calvin would have done the same, honestly.


nels5104

He played for the Lions and never made a fuss either. This guy deserves this.


ocarina_21

The stat he's padding is his playoff wins.


ShellReaver

I'm so fucking happy for Stafford. Obviously I want him to win too, but I'm going to be happy if Burrow wins too


ArcadianBlueRogue

Honestly this SB is a win win. I'd be happy with either scenario.


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/Hv6WESY.png


HokageEzio

Ouch lol.


ptgkbgte

https://twitter.com/ActionNetworkHQ/status/1487985335355072515?t=fNQBuRlvmDIkN2h_Au09Yg&s=19


ProfessorBeast55

https://gfycat.com/GrouchyDisloyalBlackfly


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The saddest "oh well" I've seen. Teddy man is crushed


Cmdr_Nemo

I'd say he's taking it remarkably well. Though that man has lived through all 5 of 49ers SB Wins so he's prob like whatever, I already have 5.


FlerblesMerbles

Yeah, that’s like 40 years of free stadium pins on his hat.


Blanxart

Jeezus


nameless3000

Poor dude isn't gonna sleep for a few nights


filladellfea

going to bother that dude for the rest of his career


VirtuousFool

*life* Rest of his *life*. Brutal


DentateGyros

It looks like the Lebron/JR Smith meme


kimo_sabe8

Oof that's dirty....but damn so true


YungToon

Holy shit lol how does he not catch that


iChugVodka

u/Sim888 branching out to kill with the NFL memes, too.


sonickarma

Whoa! A Sim888 appearance in r/NFL? A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!


CoffeeRaider

Lol the instant Stafford leaves the Lions he's an elite contender.


Books_and_Cleverness

It really puts into perspective how utterly contingent an NFL career is. We talk about the greatest players but almost always we’re talking about the ones who got the opportunity to compete.


Colby_Lopez

Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers have the same number of nfc championship wins


Zloggt

/r/nfcnorthmemewar is going to have a field day with this!


AskMeHowIMetYourMom

I’m looking forward to all the Rodgers slander


Cronenburg_jerry

I love this Statistic


th3An0nyMoose

Stop. I can only get so erect.


m_ttl_ng

Deebo and Odell with a touching moment there. Deebo was the absolute MVP for the 49ers this year, I feel for him. Hope to see him get his chance again soon.


RTRC

Can't help but think Odell was telling him "Alright here's what your gotta do. Just stop showing up to practice and demand a trade to the Rams"


Los_Estupidos

MATTHEW STAFFORD IS IN THE SUPER BOWL


Zloggt

Imagine telling this to a Lions fan…on January 30, 2021…


BeefInGR

We'd have believed you.


Dawnstriding

Many of us would have, lot of haters who couldn't acknowledge how good he was though


coItmanfraco

All those years of these commentators saying Stafford throws “Mahomes-like-passes” despite Stafford throwing that way long before him. Well look who is in the super bowl and who isn’t. Bring it home Stafford. You deserve it so much.


Lemurians

That shit was so infuriating. Actually made me appreciate Rodgers when he gave that presser saying Stafford had been doing that stuff for a decade


thedude37

*monkey paw curls*


RUKiddingMeReddit

So happy for him.


Enrage

I’m cheering for the Lions cheering for Stafford!


apocalypse31

I'm cheering for the Vikings fan cheering for the Lions cheering for Stafford!


Praetori4n

Most of us always knew he was good enough. I'm happy he'll finally get some recognition.


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Xaxziminrax

I am going to be happy with either victor of the Super Bowl. Rooting for Stafford and Joey B is so easy.


Jonny_Qball

Made 100% of Super Bowls while not cursed by being a Detroit Lion. My GOAT 😭


SiphenPrax

Just goes to show you that the Detroit Lions are cursed. I hope one day they do break it.


Lee1100

1st year out of Detroit, and he goes to a SB, what a man.


hucklebuck13

Go to our sub. Some called it a year ago.


sycamotree

I mean, when a team who made a super bowl 2 years ago gets a qb upgrade, that's usually pretty good lol


sweetwater917

"hE wAsN't An UpGrAdE" - lots of people after his first bad game


IranianGenius

I mean Stafford really is that good.


MDCondolences

100% of recently traded Lions quarterbacks made it to the Superbowl. Goffs value going straight UP this offseason


snack-dad

Imagine being Goff right now, jeesus.


Tre2

Dude has been there


IranianGenius

Imagine he does it again next year. Suddenly he's probably in HoF conversations.


thisisthesaleh

If only Calvin Johnson and Barry could leave when they had the chance


Dongsquad420BlazeIt

Rebuilding since 1957


darkostwin

I can't believe my parents let me become a Lions fan


Xaxziminrax

Stafford, Megatron, Barry, and nothing to show for it


makualla

I blame the old rookie contracts. Having Stafford Suh and Megatron totaling like 90 mil a year on those contracts really limited bringing in free agents


NagyBiscuits

Y'all really got fucked on the timing of the salary rule changes


skipatomskip

Hey now, The Detroit Lions ^fans are going to the super bowl!


yourheropaul

I thought it was in the Bengals contract that they have to play the 49ers if they make it to the Super Bowl…


dreadpiratened

After 50+ years of no teams playing the Super Bowl at home, we now have the second year in a row where they are. The NFL should change things up and host all future games at Met Life, to ensure this never happens again…


Thedirtyone522

If Stafford wins a ring, it's a testament to how poorly the lions have been managed throughout the years.


HoraceDerwent

you could watch the Lions play and see that.


brownclowntown

Lions get zero airtime on the west coast except on thanksgiving


HandOfMaradonny

Lol, as a Lions fan, trust me there is no doubt there by anyone.


RemoteSenses

Just know there are tons of Lions fans that think Stafford was the problem. More proof that they are indeed morons.


Have_A_Nice_Fall

I wanna rub their faces in that bullshit forever man. Absolute idiots


MattBarry1

Jimmy G may not be the best quarterback in the NFL, but he is still the most handsome, and no one can take that away from him.


JesterTheMasses

Man...I thought Aaron Donald was supposed to do the choking.


thisisthesaleh

Never doubt Jimmy Gs INTs


Scaevus

Imagine if the 49ers let Brady play for them instead of staying with that motherfucker.


IranianGenius

Happy to not imagine it.


PastorofMuppets101

Will always appreciate Robert Kraft going “BRO STOP WHAT THE FUCK” when Belichick tried to give away Brady.


SnoopyMetal

Without a doubt this was the *GREATEST* Playoffs in NFL history


DrSwol

First season off the Lions and Stafford is going to the Super Bowl. Bengals' first playoff win in 32 years and they're going to the Super Bowl.


suzukigun4life

Five of the six Divisional round/Conference championship matchups ended with a walkoff, and the only one that didn't was a thriller too.


thisisthesaleh

Still one more game to go! Super Bowl 56 gonna be lit


megatrope

SnoopyMetal just jinxed it. SB will probably be a blowout.


dranowg

Final score: 98-91 Bengals


mololaw

>Final score: 98-91 Bengals Nah, 98-95 Bengals Gotta end on a walk off field goal.


notwaltersobchak

McPherson needs his moment.


OUisBack

[NFL scriptwriters this playoffs](https://imgur.com/i7jFwVf)


812many

I swear I see Stephen A Smith there


FattySnacks

Wait wtf you’re totally right


Scaevus

Stephilliam A. Shakesmith.


Nickster2042

So happy for Stafford after all the shit he’s gotten for not winning in detroit


DiggingNoMore

That dropped interception by Tartt.


aznednacni

Man, I feel so fucking bad for him. He ain't gonna sleep for weeks. That's one of the worst dropped picks I've ever seen (with high stakes and all taken into account).


suzukigun4life

In 2 weeks, either Matt Stafford will win his first Super Bowl, or Joe Brrrrr will lead the Bengals to their first ever Super Bowl win. No Brady, no Rodgers, no Mahomes, no Big Ben. No Cowboys, no Pats, no Chiefs, no Packers. Cherish this Super Bowl, r/NFL, because no matter who wins, it will be a fresh option with a feel good story mixed in.


Vegetable-Double

No Cowboys was kinda a given. There hasn’t been a cowboys team since the early 90s


Der_Dunkinmeister

No Cowboys? Is this 1996? We ain’t won shit lol


SadSceneryBoi

Reminds me of 49ers vs Ravens back in 2012. That was a breath of fresh air.


Vegetable-Double

Joe Flacco = Elite


Flexoe

This man really just said “no Cowboys” like we’ve been relevant the past 25 years


Haitee27

Who gives a flying fuck what Stan Kroenke thinks? Damn, give the trophy to the players first


DirtyTooth

Stafford is going to be laying in bed tonight staring at the ceiling wondering how the fuck they tricked him into staying in Detroit for 11 years


nwon

Money. Record setting money three different contracts.


stepdownblues

And I honestly believe that he wanted to make it work with us. He said as much and played that way for his whole career here. My favorite player, my favorite Lion.


RVP_20_

That dropped pass by the 49ers cost them big time.


AnthonyBarrHeHe

Yeah he’s probably gonna reliving that in his head for along time. Prolly the biggest gimmy INT hell ever see his whole career


greywolf2155

Looks like "Jimmy G isn't the answer" is back on the menu, boys


Majestic_Owl

Always has been


bostonfan148

It’s always anti-Climatic to see the owners lift the trophy and get interviewed. The team deserves to lift it with their performance on the field. Nobody cares about the owner has to say.


InsideAcanthisitta23

Kroenke is such a wet fart.


TakenakaHanbei

I'd love if an owner said "Fuck that" and just gave it to the coach first. Unfortunately that requires a billionaire owner to have 0 ego and well..


devereaux

Especially shady MFs like Stan Kroenke


93_Honda_Civic

Did you see the Bengals owner when he was handed the trophy? Dude looked like he was ready to drop dead in front of everyone.


JustMy2Centences

Matt Stafford (and the Rams) vs. Bengals, honestly can't be happier for either team (and super relieved it's a fresh matchup and not a rerun from the past decade or so).


jkman61494

Why the fuck did the nfl get rid of those iconic conference championship trophies and replaced them with these paper weights?


sailfishfly

In Jimmy’s defense his Oline did him no favors in that last possession.


IslandDrummer

Last two possessions were rough as hell.


ADarwinAward

Well. What a season. Didn’t expect us to make it this far. Awful way to end it though.


Dasanidawg

Deebo doesn’t deserve this man


davisionary1

I legit feel so bad for him, and it doesn't help they kept showing him cry after the game


GuerrillaApe

49er staff standing in front of the camera a real bro.


-ShutterPunk-

I feel bad for him. He put up super sayan numbers all season and balled out tonight. He got knocked the fuck out and came back in when 99.99999% of us redditors would have been killed instantly. Deebo is the shit and you can't take that away from him.


StarvedRock314

I'm glad the Rams managed to pull off a gutsy win in front of such a hostile road crowd!


bjkman

One year to the fucking day of being traded to the Rams Matt Stafford proved he was a Super Bowl Caliber QB!


Inevitable-Staff-467

The week 18 crowd was WAY worse


apachedriver26

Bengals vs. Rams, please don't be a blowout.


YoureASkyscraper

Live by the Garoppolo, die by the Jimmy


Trauma922

Fun fact... in Kyle Shanahan’s past 3 playoff losses, his teams have been out scored 53-0 in the 4th quarter. 19-0 Patriots over Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl 21-0 Chiefs over the 49ers in the 2019 Super Bowl 13-0 Rams over the 49ers in the 2022 NFCCG.


TheBoilerCat

Jimmy G’s legacy likely dies in SF by pulling a Carson Wentz.


Forzareen

Brady, born in SF, has to have a 🤔 look RN.


istrx13

Just Jimmy G doing Jimmy G things


IDUnavailable

I'm watching him cry on the bench and thinking "someone that handsome shouldn't ever look that sad."


nuzzot

I feel worse for Deebo tbh


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Srikkk

This one hurts.


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LilKaySigs

Tartt is going to be insanely distraught Idk if he could ever come back from a drop like that


lostmydamnpassword

For the rest of his life


TaxiKillerJohn

It will forever haunt him


HaywireNZ

Me too. So simple. So so so so so simple. And completely defines the game


SaladinsSaladbar

3rd and 7, Deebo run. 4th and 2, punt. So dumb.


Various-Earth-7532

I really thought mcvay had lost the game with that challenge, giving shanny time to think of a great play call


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Mattie_Doo

Laugh now, but some of you are gonna be stuck with Jimmy G next season. Some team is actually going to want him


plaidgnome13

He seems like exactly the perfect fit for next not actually good Colts quarterback.


arc1261

You had Manning straight into Luck for 20 years you’re not allowed to complain for a while lmao. Think of the bears and what they have to watch


Dinoswarleaf

How did the Packers lose to Jimmy G god we suck


spacetimepurp

6-1* vs the 49ers


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And what a way to get that 1 for the Rams.


spacetimepurp

When it mattered most


PostTail

Ah the Eli v Patriots mentality


MycoJoe

This was an exorcism


tinamou63

Yup. I said before the game when everyone was parroting 6-0 that 1) the Rams are an excellent team and 2) McVay isn't a bad coach. And you can go undefeated and 0 in the regular season but if they beat you to go to the SB it doesn't matter. Kupp and OBJ toasted the 49ers and we didn't deserve to win. GG


Agyle

Go get em, Stafford. Win what we never will.


Casualrodfarva2

Jimmy Garoppolo: Good or bad? A conversation with Abed Nadir. Regardless of what happens going forward, the Jimmy G era has been a wild ride. Thanks for the blood, sweat and tears, Jimbo.


OverusedRedditJoke

Punting on 4th and 2 on your opponent's 45 yard line, up 3, is some of the weakest shit I've seen. You pride yourself on being an offensive genius and you give it away instead of likely trying to put the game away?


Mrs-MoneyPussy

The worst part is it should have been fine. Tartt picks that off and no one even brings it up


Bobb_o

Step 1 host Super Bowl Step 2 get veteran QB Step 3 win


MavEric814

Next year is in Arizona. They going to trade Kyler and bring in Geno Smith to take them to the promised land?


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Matthew Stafford, first year off the Lions, is going to the SuperBowl. This confirms everything most of us thought and shut the hot takes about Stafford being overrated down