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Throughout their all-in, boom or bust season, Rams coach Sean McVay and his players have stuck to a common refrain.
Through the win-loss streaks, after comeback wins and embarrassing losses, they felt they were writing their own history and intended to finish with a bang.
On Sunday at Super Bowl LVI, they wrote the final chapter.
And it was a thrilling ending.
The Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 before 70,048 at SoFi Stadium to claim the first Super Bowl title in Los Angeles Rams history.
Quarterback Matthew Stafford had three touchdowns and a defense led by Aaron Donald and Von Miller fired Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow seven times as the Rams became the second straight team to win the Super Bowl at their home stadium. Stafford connected on a one-yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp with 1:25 left in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead score and the eventual win.
“I’m so proud of this team, so many guys on our team deserve it, guys who gave their hearts and souls to this team,” said Stafford, who joined the team from Detroit last offseason.
Next season, the Rams will have the chance to become the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.
“I dreamed about this, man,” an emotional Donald said after the game. “I feel amazing.”
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) celebrates after the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022. Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports
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