los angeles ramschampions of Super Bowl LVI, consummated in week 15 of the 2022 NFL season the worst year of a monarch in this century by staying with no chance of qualifying for the playoffs.
The defeat, tenth in the campaign, against the Green Bay Packers last Monday consummated the elimination of the Angelenos, who tied the Denver Broncos of 1999 with the Most losses by a defending Super Bowl champion in NFL history.
The stumble also represented the fourth time in the age of vince lombardi trophy that a monarch is eliminated from the playoffs with more than one game to play, in the 2022 season three games remain.
The Angels, last place in the West division of the National Conference (NFC), with four wins and 10 losses, had a nightmare season plagued by injuries for the men who led them to the NFL title last February.
In week 10 they lost, during the loss against the Arizona Cardinals, to Cooper Kupp, winner of the triple crown in 2021 for being the receiver with the most yards, receptions and scores; In addition, he was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of Super Bowl LVI.
Kupp suffered a high ankle sprain which left him out of the season and the Rams were without their most dangerous man.
To the loss of his stellar receiver was added that of Matthew Staffordprimary quarterback, in the week 11 loss against the New Orleans Saints.
Stafford suffered against the Saints from a blow that placed him in protocol of concussion in the week nine game in which they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The quarterback felt numbness in his legs that took him out of the game; he did not return to the controls of the team that hired the former Panthers, Baker Mayfieldfor the end of the season.
The Rams’ depleted offense also dealt with injuries to nearly their entire offensive line; the tackle Alaric Jackson suffered a blood clot problem, the guard chandler brewer suffered a torn medial collateral ligament, both were out this year, and the center Brian Allen hurt his thumb.
That’s not counting the offensive tackle’s injuries. joe noteboomthe guard Logan Bruss and the linemen tremayne anchrum Y Jeremiah Kolone.
As if that were not enough, defensively they also had to find solutions due to the injury of Aaron Donaldhis flagship man, who has an ankle problem.
Without so many troops, the coach’s team Sean McVay it became the worst offense in the NFL, a situation that the coach acknowledged after the loss against the Packers and said it affected them to run out of chances to defend the title.
I mean this has been a real hardship fight, but despite that, our guys are going to keep fighting. We will finish these last three games with the right mindset and compete to the best of our ability.
So many absences make these Rams look little or nothing like those who raised the vince lombardi trophy with the 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on February 13 and today they are the worst defending champion in the 21st century.
(With information from EFE)