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Robert Woods dissed Eli Apple on sideline after Rams’ game-winning TD

Even Bobby Trees couldn’t help but get in on Sunday’s roast of Eli Apple.

Apple, the Cincinnati Bengals cornerback, was barbecued whole by Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp in Super Bowl LVI, especially during the final drive. Kupp put an exclamation point on their matchup by securing the game-winning touchdown over Apple with under 90 seconds remaining.

After scoring the touchdown, Kupp went straight to Rams teammate Robert Woods on the sideline, per Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. Woods, who is out with a torn ACL, simply told Kupp, “Applesauce.”

The “applesauce” dig is an obvious shot at Apple. The Bengals cornerback annoyed many opposing players and fanbases with his rampant trash talk leading up to the Super Bowl.

But Apple failed spectacularly in the game itself, playing perhaps the biggest role in costing Cincinnati the Lombardi Trophy, as they led before the Kupp TD. Woods (as well as many, many others) definitely loved to see it too.

Photo: Jan 29, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Rams player Robert Woods during a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Marriott Atlanta Buckhead. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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