Rams beat Bengals to win second Super Bowl in franchise history
Sports Desk, Feb 13 (EFE).- The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday at their home SoFi Stadium in Inglewood to win their second NFL championship in franchise history.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford led his team to victory with a 1-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Cooper Kupp with just 1:25 left to play.
Stafford completed 26-of-40 passes for 283 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow completed 22 of 33 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions.
“I’m just so proud of this team. There are so many guys on our team that deserve this. So many great players. Guys that have just given their heart and soul to this team,” Stafford said after the game.
Kupp was named the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player after catching two touchdown passes while 36-year-old Sean McVay became the youngest coach to win the championship.
The Rams were the first to score as Stafford’s 50-yard touchdown pass to Odell Beckham put them up 7-0.
Bengals rookie Evan McPherson then made his 13th field goal this postseason to take the score to 7-3.
By halftime, the Rams were leading 13-10.
The Bengals made a blazing start to the second half to pull ahead 17-13 and then widen the lead to 20-13.
But the Rams retook the lead in the final quarter 23-20 with Stafford’s winning touchdown pass to Kupp.
This is the Rams first Super Bowl title since they defeated the Tennessee Titans in 2000 when the team was based in St. Louis. EFE