The Los Angeles Rams held their nerve to produce a late game-winning drive and claim a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56.
Leading 20-16 heading into the fourth quarter, the Bengals looked set to win their first Super Bowl – just two years after being the NFL’s worst team.
But the Rams’ star-studded roster produced when it mattered most, in particular this season’s offensive player of the year Cooper Kupp and three-time defensive player of the year Aaron Donald.
Gaining possession with 6:13 on the clock, LA quarterback Matthew Stafford led a 15-play drive which ended with a touchdown pass to Kupp.
With 1:25 left, there was time for Cincinnati to go back in front, but Donald came to the fore to shut down the Bengals’ drive and clinch the Rams’ second Super Bowl victory.