With their backs against the wall late in the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Rams turned to the connection that spearheaded their offensive attack all year. Matthew Stafford targeted Cooper Kupp six times on what eventually became the game-winning drive, which Kupp capped with a 1-yard touchdown to take a 23-20 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals and ultimately claim victory in Super Bowl LVI. Overcoming two Stafford interceptions and a controversial Bengals touchdown, the Rams became just the second team in NFL history to win a Lombardi Trophy in their home stadium.
By winning inside SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles captured the second Super Bowl in franchise history after taking Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans in 1999 when the team resided in St. Louis.
The Rams were led by an uneven but gutty effort from Stafford, who completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards with those two picks, and Kupp, who caught eight passes for 92 yards and two of those three scores en route to MVP honors. The third touchdown — and first of the game — went to Odell Beckham Jr., who left the contest in the second quarter due to a non-contact knee injury and never returned.