The pinnacle of the NFL season takes place on February 13 at SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams. Their rivals are the Cincinnati Bengals, who will play in the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years.
Travin Howard sealed the outcome with an interception with just over a minute to play.
The Niners went into the final quarter with a 17-7 lead.
Cooper Kupp caught two touchdown passes from Matthew Stafford for the Rams.
After Kupp’s second major, followed by a 40-yard tying field goal, Gay scored from 30 yards to add the deciding points.
Rams’ defense got the job done. Aaron Donald forced Jimmy Garoppolo into a bad pass, intercepted by Howard.
After 54 Super Bowl games without a team playing at home, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended the streak last year. They capped it all off with a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Bengals in the Super Bowl
Evan McPherson scored a 31-yard field goal in overtime and the Cincinnati Bengals came from behind to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in the All-American final to secure a major berth for the first time in 33 years.
It is a special team that can achieve special thingslaunched head coach Zac Stacy, who was in grade school the last time the Bengals reached the Super Bowl.
We say the same thing from the start, whether people believe us or not.he added.
We believed. So we are not surprised to be here.
And who could blame them?
The Bengals came from an 18-point deficit, an all-American finals record, to lead 24-21. Harrison Butker’s 44-yard kick as the closing seconds ticked away forced him into extra time. Butker played the same trick against the Buffalo Bills last week with a 49-yard field goal in the closing moments of the game.
I don’t think anyone was affectedsaid his team’s rookie kicker after falling well behind early in the game.
I think we all thought we could come back after that and win the game.
A week after Bill’s quarterback Josh Allen picked the wrong side of the coin to start overtime — which gave the ball to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs — Bengal’s backup quarterback Brandon Allen also lost in the draw.
The Chiefs went into overtime with the ball, but Vonn Bell intercepted Mahomes’ pass after trailing third, giving Joe Burrow and the Bengals the upper hand.
The Bengals entered the Super Bowl for the first time since January 1989.
Normally it’s over when you lose the draw against these guyssaid Burrow.
Our defense made really big leaps in the second half. In the attack we did what we had to do. I think the offensive line played really well throughout the game.
Mahomes and the Chiefs (14-6) got the chance to play in a third consecutive Super Bowl. They could have scored the game-winning touchdown in the closing seconds of regular time, but two back-to-back sacks from Sam Hubbard forced the Chiefs to settle for the tying field goal.
The Bengals have won six of their last seven games against the Chiefs, including both matchups this season.
The Chiefs scored the major on their first three possessions. Mahomes saw Mecole Hardman for a ten-yard touchdown to make it 21-3 in a game that was headed for a one-sided ruling.
Mahomes joined Tom Brady (2014), Joe Flacco (2012) and Aaron Rodgers (2010) as the only players to have three or more touchdown passes in three playoff games.
Burrow, however, kept the Bengals in the game. He completed 23 of 38 passes for 250 yards. He threw two touchdown passes, one to Ja’Marr Chase and one to Samaje Perine, but was intercepted.
Mahomes found takers on 26 of his 39 passes for 275 yards. He threw touchdown passes to Hardman, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, but saw two of his passes get intercepted.