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Los Angeles Rams NFL American Football Team (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles) 2016-Present

Standings

National Football Conference West Division 2021

PosTeamWLTPctTPPFPANet PtsTDStreak
112500.70624460372880L1
211600.64722448366820L1
310700.58820427365620W2
471000.41214395366290W2

Preseason Standings

National Football Conference West Division Preseason 2021

PosTeamWLTPctTPPFPANet PtsTDStreak
12100.66746539260W2
21100.50022933-40L1
31200.33323750-130W1
40300.00003447-130L3

Results

Los Angeles Rams (NFC SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles)

(Super Bowl LVI (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles))
23 - 20

Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals

(NFC Conference Championship)
20 - 17

Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers

(NFC Divisional Playoffs)
27 - 30

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams

(NFC Wildcard Playoffs)
34 - 11

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

(Week 18)
24 - 27

Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers

(Week 17)
19 - 20

Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 16)
23 - 30

Minnesota Vikings vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 15)
20 - 10

Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

(Week 14)
23 - 30

Arizona Cardinals vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 13)
37 - 7

Los Angeles Rams vs Jacksonville Jaguars

(Week 12)
36 - 28

Green Bay Packers vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 10)
31 - 10

San Francisco 49ers vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 9)
16 - 28

Los Angeles Rams vs Tennessee Titans

(Week 8)
22 - 38

Houston Texans vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 7)
28 - 19

Los Angeles Rams vs Detroit Lions

(Week 6)
11 - 38

New York Giants vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 5)
17 - 26

Seattle Seahawks vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 4)
20 - 37

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

(Week 3)
34 - 24

Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(Week 2)
24 - 27

Indianapolis Colts vs Los Angeles Rams

(Week 1)
14 - 34

Chicago Bears vs Los Angeles Rams

(Preseason Week 3)
17 - 12

Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Rams

(Preseason Week 2)
16 - 17

Los Angeles Rams vs Las Vegas Raiders

(Preseason Week 1)
6 - 13

Los Angeles Rams vs Los Angeles Chargers

Recap NFL 2021

Los Angeles Rams won their second ever NFL Super Bowl title and their first as a Los Angeles team on February 13th 2021 after defeating Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 at SoFi Stadium in downtown Los Angeles in what was effectively a home game for the Rams.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford and Tackle Aaron Donald starred for the team as they came from behind to win in the last few minutes. The Rams went 0-3 in the preseason, and looked destined to finish behind early pacesetters Arizona Cardinals in the NFC West, but overhauled the Glendale team in the last few weeks.

They then defeated  the Cardinals 34-11 in the Wildcard Playoffs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in the Divisional Playoffs, in what was to be Buccaneers legendary Quarterback Tom Brady’s last game, and then downed the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in the Conference Championship Game.

SUPER BOWL LVI

LOS ANGELES RAMS Los Angeles Rams 2020 Logo VS Cincinnati Bengals 2021 Logo CINCINNATI BENGALS

Los Angeles Rams took the lead in the first quarter through Matthew Stafford connecting with Odell Beckham Jr for a 22 yard touchdown, but in a defensive battle during the first quarter the Cincannati Bengals could not convert a great one handed catch by Ja’Marr Chase in the red zone, and had to settle for a Field Goal in the last minute of the first quarter leaving the score 7-3 to the Rams at the whistle. End of the 1st Quarter: Los Angeles Rams 7 Cincinnati Bengals 3 Another great catch by Odell Beckham Jr brought the Rams into the redzone in the second quarter. On the next play Cooper Kupp caught the ball unmarked in the corner of the endzone from Stafford for a 13-3 lead. The point after snap was mishandled by Hecker and recovered by the Bengals. The Bengals responded with a deep pass from Joe Burrow to Mixon to within 11 yards. Two plays later Higgins caught a TD pass in the  endzone from Joe Mixon, the first TD pass by Mixon in the NFL in five years, to bring the Bengals to within 3 points. Towards the end of the half, Odell Beckham Jr had to leave the game with a knee injury while trying to catch the ball over the middle unmarked, a big blow to the Rams. With two minutes to go, Stafford, under pressure from the Bengals three-man rush threw deep to the endzone to Jefferson, a risky pass which was intercepted by Jesse Bates in the endzone for a big turnover for Cincinnati. Cincinnati’s next drive ended with Burrow being sacked, forcing the Bengals to punt. The Rams had 30 seconds to go deep, but after three deep passes were forced to punt and the Bengals took the knee with 6 seconds to go. Halftime: Los Angeles Rams 13 Cincinnati Bengals 10 12 seconds into the third quarter a 75 yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Tee Higgins put the Bengals 17-13 up although as facemask penalty against the Bengals was missed by the officials. 10 seconds later the Bengals immediately intercepted a Stafford pass on the next drive as the momentum shifted suddenly to the Bengals. The Bengals made a risky 4th and 1 conversion which paid off on the Rams 20 yard line on the next drive, but as big play by Donald who sacked Burrow on the 20 yard line left the Bengals on 4th and 12. Taking the Field Goal, the Bengals rookie kicker Evan McPherson put them 20-13 up from the 38 yard line. The Rams settled for a 51 yard Field Goal on the next drive after a trick play on third down failed. Stafford limped out of the game with 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter after the Bengals had been put under pressure in another blow for the Rams. Awuzie had a minute earlier been injured for the Bengals defense, which was significant as he was the Bengals best player all season. Burrow was sacked five times in two series after just the one sack all game, forcing the Bengals to punt with one minute to go in the third quarter. End of 3rd Quarter Los Angeles Rams 16 Cincinnati Bengals 20. Burrow limped off at the beginning of the fourth quarter after being sacked for the seventh time. The following Rams drive was a quick 3 and out forcing them to punt. Trying to protect Burrow, the Bengals took to the running game. Chris Evans caught a first down on the next drive for Cincinnati. Tyler Boyd dropped a crucial pass on 3rd and 9 preparing for the hit and taking his eyes off the ball, having not dropped a pass all season. Bengals punted and the Rams took over with a fair catch. With less than six minutes left in the game the pressure was on Matthew Stafford who had the most fourth quarter comebacks in the NFL in 2021. On 4th and 1 the Rams Head Coach Sean McVay made a big call going for first down which paid off. Another big first down was made at the Bengal 49 yard line with under 4 minutes to go. Kupp caught a big pass on the 23 yard line as the Rams went for the go ahead touchdown. Akers took the ball up the middle for a first and 10 on the 8 yard line with 2 minutes to go. Rams failed on 3rd and goal, but a holding penalty was called on the Bengals, giving the Rams an automatic first down. Stafford threw to Kupp in the endzone on the next play, however two flags on the play offset each other meant repeat first own. More flags on the next play were called on the Bengals, putting the ball on the one yard line. Stafford tried a quarterback sneak on first down for no yards. Cincinnati took a time out at 1:29. 2nd and Goal Kupp catches the ball in the endzone for a 23-20 Rams lead. Cincinnati took over at the 25 yard line with 1:25 and two timeouts left. Bengals gained 17 yards on the next play. Boyd caught the ball on the 49 yard line with 1 minute left. Burrow went deep on the next play but was unsuccessful. 48 seconds left. Cincinnati tried running on 3rd and 1 and gained no yards. 4th and 1 with no timeouts left Bengals, Burrow threw it away to avoid being sacked under pressure from Aaron Donald. Cincinnati let the clock run out. Final Score: Los Angeles Rams 23 Cincinnati Bengals 20.

SCORERS

1st Quarter LAR – Odell Beckham Jr 22yd Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT Kick) 7-0 CIN – Evan McPherson 29yd FG [0:28] 7-3 2nd Quarter LAR – Cooper Kupp 11 Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT fumbled) 13-3 CIN – Tee Higgins 6 Pass from Joe Mixon (Evan McPherson PAT Kick) [5:47] 13-10 3rd Quarter CIN – Tee Higgins 75 Pass from Joe Burrow (Evan McPherson  PAT Kick) [14:48] 13-17 CIN – Evan McPherson 38 yard FG 13-20 LAR – 51 FG 16-20 4th Quarter LAR – Cooper Kupp 1 Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT Kick good) [1:29] 23-20

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DETAILS

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch Day
February 13, 202211:30 pmNFL National Football League Playoffs2021Super Bowl LVI (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles)

Results

Team1234T
Los Angeles Rams763723
Cincinnati Bengals3710020

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