In LA, the Rams hung on, actually came back late in the 4th quarter to win Super Bowl 56, 23-20.
Stafford to OBJ for a 17-yard TD accounted for the Rams first score of the game. Then in the 2nd quarter, Stafford to Kupp made it 13-3. The extra point failed after a bad hold. OBJ hurt his knee in the 2nd quarter and didn't return. He caught 2 passes for 52 yards and was targeted three times.
Prior to the Rams first TD, Bengals surprisingly went for it on 4th and 1 in the 1st quarter from midfield, and Burrow pass went incomplete.
Bengals came back to score a TD. RB Mixon threw a TD to Higgins. The extra point was good making it 13-10 Rams.
Bengals scored early in the 3rd quarter when Tee Higgins caught a 75-yard TD pass from Joe Burrow. The extra point was good.
Bengals scored again in the 3rd quarter on a 38-yard FG. Rams countered with a 41-yard FG to make it 20-16 Bengals.
Burrows despite being sacked seven times, two of which were by Aaron Donald, Joe didn't throw a pick and nearly led his team to victory. Burrow finished the game going 23 for 33 for 263 yards and threw 1 TD.
Stafford threw 3 TDs and two picks while being sacked twice. He went 26 for 40 for 283 yards and came up big when it was necessary. Two of his three TDs pass were caught by Stafford's favorite receiver, WR Cooper Kupp who earned the Super Bowl MVP catching 9 passes for 92 yards. Kupp had an incredible season making 145 catches for 1,945 yards.
With 1:47 to play in the game, a defensive holding on Bengals gave the Rams an automatic 1st down with the ball on the Bengals 8.
Then with 1:44 to play, Stafford threw a 4-yard TD pass to Kupp but it was nullified by Penalty by an offensive holding call. Then ruled no play since there was an unnecessary roughness call on Cincinnati, offsetting.
On the very next play with 1:29 to play, Stafford threw a 1-yard TD pass to Kupp, the extra point was good. The Rams held on to win Super Bowl 56.
It's safe to say that the trade for Matthew Stafford has paid off big-time. For me, this will encourage other teams to trade for a QB they feel can get them to a Super Bowl just as Stafford did. If so, will Rodgers, Wilson, or Carr be playing elsewhere next season? Maybe some of them will.