Rams Win Super Bowl LVI, Defeat Bengals 23-20

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The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 Sunday night to win their second Super Bowl in franchise history. The Rams also became the second team in a row to win the Super Bowl at their home stadium after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 one year ago.

It was the dynamic duo of QB Matthew Stafford and WR Cooper Kupp that wrote the Hollywood ending for the Rams as Stafford connected with Kupp for a one-yard touchdown to take the lead with less than two minutes to play. Star DT Aaron Donald sealed the Rams’ win with back-to-back stops on third and fourth down on the following Bengals drive.

Kupp was named Super Bowl MVP after his eight-catch, 99 scrimmage yard, two-touchdown performance. Kupp was named the AP Offensive Player of the Year at the 2022 NFL Honors. Kupp’s Super Bowl MVP performance caps off one of the best seasons by a wide receiver that has ever been seen in the NFL.

The Cincinnati Bengals will have to wait for their elusive first Super Bowl title in franchise history. QB Joe Burrow posted a stat line of 22/33 for 263 yards and a touchdown in the loss.

The Rams win wraps up the 2021-22 season in the NFL. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Mar. 1, followed by the start of the new league year on Mar. 16, followed by the 2022 NFL Draft on April 28-30 in Las Vegas.

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