Super Bowl 2022 score: Matthew Stafford leads late comeback as Rams edge Bengals in Super Bowl LVI
With their backs against the wall late in the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Rams battled down the field with Cooper Kupp ending a 15-play, 79-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown to take a 23-yard lead. 20 over the Cincinnati Bengals. and ultimately pick up victory at Super Bowl LVI. Overcoming two Matthew Stafford interceptions and a controversial Bengals touchdown at halftime, the Rams became only the second team in NFL history to win a Lombardi Trophy at their home stadium.
By winning inside SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles won the second Super Bowl in franchise history after winning Super Bowl XXXIV against the Tennessee Titans in 1999.
The Rams were led by an uneven but brave 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. The third touchdown went to WR Odell Beckham Jr., who left the game in the second quarter with a non-contact knee injury and never returned.
Equally impressive was the Rams’ defense, which combined for seven sacks with stars Aaron Donald and Von Miller each knocking down Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow twice.
Burrow completed 22 of 33 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown, while Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon (72 rushing yards) also threw a touchdown pass. Both scores were carried by WR Tee Higgins, who caught four passes for 100 yards.
The game changed immediately at halftime when, on the first scrimmage play early in the third quarter, Burrow hit Higgins deep in the sideline for a 75-yard touchdown. Higgins’ scoring was immediately marred by controversy, however, as the replay showed he clearly grabbed cornerback Jalen Ramsey’s face mask. No penalty was called on the play.
That score gave Cincinnati its first lead at 17-13. The Bengals increased their lead to 20-13 before the Rams closed the door with the game’s final 10 points.
CBS Sports will be back momentarily for a full breakdown of Super Bowl LVI, including takeaways covering the Rams’ second Lombardi Trophy and the Bengals’ incredible season ending with a thud.