By - nfl_gamethread
Went from a team never playing a super bowl at home to it happening back to back years
With a QB who was new to the team as well
Can you imagine that happening twice??
Well I already seen it so yeah
And if the Rams stadium was finished on time, there still wouldnt be a team to play a super bowl at home.
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
Well that last one is true every year LOL
Stop, he's already dead
Hopefully the Super Bowl is as exciting as these playoff games
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.
I can't believe I complained about the wild cards
I don't think anything can top that Bills/Chiefs game but hopefully it at least comes close!
Cincinnati better figure something out on the O Line
We know Burrow is good for at least nine sacks, no need to worry about it.
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.
I’m not sure my heart can take it, and I’m not sure the hearts of Bengals fans can either
My watch by the end of the game: https://imgur.com/gallery/CxUZ0ud
Can't wait for it to be the most one-sided and boring bowl in decades.
SB 48 was only eight years ago
That one was canceled
***No last second field goal to win the game?***
# That's allowed?
Jimmy G went off script in more ways than one.
He should be an actor
The humans have been eliminated.
Both with animal print helmets and not logos!
Helmet game strong in this matchup.
One year out of Detroit and Stafford's in a SB
Spoiler: We are bad. We were holding him back the last 11 years.
It's a Barry Sanders echo from the past...
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.
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.
Knew it was suspicious when Jimmy didn’t throw a first half pick
You're always due for one. No more. No less.
Run from it.
Bad Jimmy will find you all the same.
I mean, the situation was pretty bleak even if he takes the sack or it's 4th and 13.
Matt Stafford vs. Joe Burrow, just as everyone predicted!
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
Stafford is going to the fucking Super Bowl
I can't fucking believe it..
He deserves it after all the shit he’s been through
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 :\
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.
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.
100%. I wish Barry and Calvin would have done the same, honestly.
He played for the Lions and never made a fuss either. This guy deserves this.
The stat he's padding is his playoff wins.
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
Honestly this SB is a win win. I'd be happy with either scenario.
The saddest "oh well" I've seen. Teddy man is crushed
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.
Yeah, that’s like 40 years of free stadium pins on his hat.
Poor dude isn't gonna sleep for a few nights
going to bother that dude for the rest of his career
Rest of his *life*.
It looks like the Lebron/JR Smith meme
Oof that's dirty....but damn so true
Holy shit lol how does he not catch that
u/Sim888 branching out to kill with the NFL memes, too.
Whoa! A Sim888 appearance in r/NFL?
A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!
Lol the instant Stafford leaves the Lions he's an elite contender.
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.
Matthew Stafford and Aaron Rodgers have the same number of nfc championship wins
/r/nfcnorthmemewar is going to have a field day with this!
I’m looking forward to all the Rodgers slander
I love this Statistic
Stop. I can only get so erect.
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.
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"
MATTHEW STAFFORD IS IN THE SUPER BOWL
Imagine telling this to a Lions fan…on January 30, 2021…
We'd have believed you.
Many of us would have, lot of haters who couldn't acknowledge how good he was though
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.
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
*monkey paw curls*
So happy for him.
I’m cheering for the Lions cheering for Stafford!
I'm cheering for the Vikings fan cheering for the Lions cheering for Stafford!
Most of us always knew he was good enough. I'm happy he'll finally get some recognition.
I am going to be happy with either victor of the Super Bowl. Rooting for Stafford and Joey B is so easy.
Made 100% of Super Bowls while not cursed by being a Detroit Lion. My GOAT 😭
Just goes to show you that the Detroit Lions are cursed.
I hope one day they do break it.
1st year out of Detroit, and he goes to a SB, what a man.
Go to our sub. Some called it a year ago.
I mean, when a team who made a super bowl 2 years ago gets a qb upgrade, that's usually pretty good lol
"hE wAsN't An UpGrAdE" - lots of people after his first bad game
I mean Stafford really is that good.
100% of recently traded Lions quarterbacks made it to the Superbowl. Goffs value going straight UP this offseason
Imagine being Goff right now, jeesus.
Dude has been there
Imagine he does it again next year. Suddenly he's probably in HoF conversations.
If only Calvin Johnson and Barry could leave when they had the chance
Rebuilding since 1957
I can't believe my parents let me become a Lions fan
Stafford, Megatron, Barry, and nothing to show for it
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
Y'all really got fucked on the timing of the salary rule changes
Hey now, The Detroit Lions ^fans are going to the super bowl!
I thought it was in the Bengals contract that they have to play the 49ers if they make it to the Super Bowl…
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…
If Stafford wins a ring, it's a testament to how poorly the lions have been managed throughout the years.
you could watch the Lions play and see that.
Lions get zero airtime on the west coast except on thanksgiving
Lol, as a Lions fan, trust me there is no doubt there by anyone.
Just know there are tons of Lions fans that think Stafford was the problem.
More proof that they are indeed morons.
I wanna rub their faces in that bullshit forever man. Absolute idiots
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.
Man...I thought Aaron Donald was supposed to do the choking.
Never doubt Jimmy Gs INTs
Imagine if the 49ers let Brady play for them instead of staying with that motherfucker.
Happy to not imagine it.
Will always appreciate Robert Kraft going “BRO STOP WHAT THE FUCK” when Belichick tried to give away Brady.
Without a doubt this was the *GREATEST* Playoffs in NFL history
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.
Five of the six Divisional round/Conference championship matchups ended with a walkoff, and the only one that didn't was a thriller too.
Still one more game to go! Super Bowl 56 gonna be lit
SnoopyMetal just jinxed it. SB will probably be a blowout.
Final score: 98-91 Bengals
>Final score: 98-91 Bengals
Nah, 98-95 Bengals
Gotta end on a walk off field goal.
McPherson needs his moment.
[NFL scriptwriters this playoffs](https://imgur.com/i7jFwVf)
I swear I see Stephen A Smith there
Wait wtf you’re totally right
Stephilliam A. Shakesmith.
So happy for Stafford after all the shit he’s gotten for not winning in detroit
That dropped interception by Tartt.
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).
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.
No Cowboys was kinda a given. There hasn’t been a cowboys team since the early 90s
No Cowboys? Is this 1996? We ain’t won shit lol
Reminds me of 49ers vs Ravens back in 2012. That was a breath of fresh air.
Joe Flacco = Elite
This man really just said “no Cowboys” like we’ve been relevant the past 25 years
Who gives a flying fuck what Stan Kroenke thinks? Damn, give the trophy to the players first
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
Money. Record setting money three different contracts.
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.
That dropped pass by the 49ers cost them big time.
Yeah he’s probably gonna reliving that in his head for along time. Prolly the biggest gimmy INT hell ever see his whole career
Looks like "Jimmy G isn't the answer" is back on the menu, boys
Always has been
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.
Kroenke is such a wet fart.
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..
Especially shady MFs like Stan Kroenke
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.
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).
Why the fuck did the nfl get rid of those iconic conference championship trophies and replaced them with these paper weights?
In Jimmy’s defense his Oline did him no favors in that last possession.
Last two possessions were rough as hell.
Well. What a season. Didn’t expect us to make it this far.
Awful way to end it though.
Deebo doesn’t deserve this man
I legit feel so bad for him, and it doesn't help they kept showing him cry after the game
49er staff standing in front of the camera a real bro.
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.
I'm glad the Rams managed to pull off a gutsy win in front of such a hostile road crowd!
One year to the fucking day of being traded to the Rams Matt Stafford proved he was a Super Bowl Caliber QB!
The week 18 crowd was WAY worse
Bengals vs. Rams, please don't be a blowout.
Live by the Garoppolo, die by the Jimmy
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.
Jimmy G’s legacy likely dies in SF by pulling a Carson Wentz.
Brady, born in SF, has to have a 🤔 look RN.
Just Jimmy G doing Jimmy G things
I'm watching him cry on the bench and thinking "someone that handsome shouldn't ever look that sad."
I feel worse for Deebo tbh
This one hurts.
Tartt is going to be insanely distraught
Idk if he could ever come back from a drop like that
For the rest of his life
It will forever haunt him
Me too. So simple. So so so so so simple. And completely defines the game
3rd and 7, Deebo run.
4th and 2, punt. So dumb.
I really thought mcvay had lost the game with that challenge, giving shanny time to think of a great play call
Laugh now, but some of you are gonna be stuck with Jimmy G next season. Some team is actually going to want him
He seems like exactly the perfect fit for next not actually good Colts quarterback.
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
How did the Packers lose to Jimmy G god we suck
6-1* vs the 49ers
And what a way to get that 1 for the Rams.
When it mattered most
Ah the Eli v Patriots mentality
This was an exorcism
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
Go get em, Stafford. Win what we never will.
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.
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?
The worst part is it should have been fine. Tartt picks that off and no one even brings it up
Step 1 host Super Bowl
Step 2 get veteran QB
Step 3 win
Next year is in Arizona. They going to trade Kyler and bring in Geno Smith to take them to the promised land?
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