Las Angeles took the win in the fourth quarter to beat Cincinnati, 23-20, in the Superbowl LVI. The Rams went all in for the fourth quarter which paid of massively for them as they are now the Superbowl LVI champions! Matthew Stafford’s one yard touchdown pass to the MVP Cooper Kupp with 1:29 remaining gave the Rams a 23-20 lead that saw them out to win the game. Aaron Donald, who easily could have won MVP, forced a bad pass on fourth down that resulted in a turnover on downs and all but sealed the game.
The Rams have mortgaged future and cap space in pursuit of a championship and this win validated it all. Their big-ticket players Matthew Stafford (26 for 40, 283 yards, three touchdowns), Von Miller (two sacks) and Odell Beckham Jr (2 catches, 52 yards, touchdown) all played a massive role in this victory.
This win didn’t come easy however, the Rams stormed to a 12-3 lead, but the Bengal’s rallied for 17 straight points to take a 20-13 with 10:19 left to play. The Rams’ offence had come to a halt, but they were successful with their ferocious pass rush kept them in the game as they sacked Joe Burrow seven times.
Kupp grabbed his MVP award with his 79 – yard, game clinching drive. Kupp secured a critical first down with an end – around on fourth and 1 inside Rams territory, and caught passes for 8,22,8,4 and 1 (touchdown) on the drive.
Bengals will forever remember a debatable pass interference called against Kupp on the third down that changed the game and gave the Rams the opportunity to go ahead. The Rams would have faced a fourth down at the end of the 8 – yard line and instead capitalized by taking the lead.
The Bengals then drove the ball to the Rams 49-yard line, but again some questionable calls stalled their drive. The Bengals are now 0 – 3 in Superbowl appearances and have lost each by a touchdown or less. The Rams wins saw players such as Stafford, Donald, Kupp, Jalen Ramsey and head coach Sean McVay.