The San Francisco 49ers collapsed late in the NFC championship game yesterday and fell to then Los Angeles Rams, 20-to-17.
Los Angeles Rams Quarterback Matthew Stafford led three straight fourth-quarter scoring drives to erase a 10-point deficit against the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium. Receiver Cooper Kupp caught a pair of touchdown passes, one coming during that late comeback, and Matt Gay kicked a 30-yard field goal to break a 17-17 tie with under two minutes left. They will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals onm Super Bowl Sunday, who entered the postseason as a No. 4 seed and knocked off the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild overtime battle in the AFC Championship game to reach their third Super Bowl ever in franchise history.
The Rams will now have a rare advantage when they meet the Cincinnati Bengals for the Super Bowl February 13th -- home field. Los Angeles opened as a four-point favorite over the Bengals -- although betting on the Super Bowl is illegal in California. The 2022 Super Bowl will feature two No. 4 seeds, which makes it the lowest-seeded Super Bowl matchup in history since playoff seeding began for Super Bowl X.