How many Super Bowls have the Rams won? History of Los Angeles’ big game appearances

The Rams have added yet another Lombardi Trophy to their trophy case by beating the Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday.

Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Von Miller, Aaron Donald and Co. staved off the upset-minded Cincinnati squad — one still looking for its first Super Bowl victory — for the franchise’s first such victory in more than 20 years. It is also the first one for the city of Los Angeles, the Rams’ on-again home after a 20-year stint in St. Louis.

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The Rams hadn’t exactly enjoyed consistent success on the sport’s biggest stage, however. The same is true for members of this year’s Rams squad, many of whom were on the roster the last time Los Angeles made the Super Bowl.

With that, The Sporting News breaks down the Rams’ Super Bowl history, both in Los Angeles and in St. Louis, with the team finally adding another Lombardi Trophy:

Rams Super Bowl history

When is the last time the Rams went to a Super Bowl?

Prior to Super Bowl 56, the last time the Rams made this stage was in Super Bowl 53, when a strong defensive performance by Donald and Co. was overshadowed by the Patriots’ own stalwart performance in a 13-3 loss.

Los Angeles (13-3) limited New England (11-5) to just 13 points on the day, but still gave up 407 yards — 253 of which came through the air — in the defeat. The defense also struggled to contain running back Sony Michel (18 rushes, 94 yards, one touchdown), receiver Julian Edelman (10 receptions, 141 yards) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (six catches, 87 yards).

The game went into the fourth quarter tied at 3-3 before the Patriots rattled off 10 unanswered points — a Michel 2-yard run and Stephen Gostkowski 41-yard field goal — in the last 9:43 minutes of play.

The Rams’ offense struggles were even more pronounced. They suffered five three-and-outs and only ventured into New England territory five times out of 12 drives. Los Angeles never made the Patriots’ red zone and only got as close as the opposing 26-yard line.

Starting quarterback Jared Goff completed 19 of 38 passes (50 percent) for 229 yards and a crucial interception with 4:17 remaining in the game. The Rams had second-and-10 from New England’s 27 on what was a potential game-tying drive. Instead, Tom Brady took advantage of the turnover to engineer a field goal drive and put the game out of reach.

The Rams kicked a 48-yard field goal with 5 seconds remaining, though Greg Zuerlein’s attempt was no good. The final play of the game was a Brady kneel down in what was his sixth Super Bowl victory.

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How many Super Bowls have the Rams won?

The LA Rams have two Super Bowl wins, with their most recent appearance improving them to 2-3 all time on the stage. Prior to appearances in Super Bowls 53 and 56, the LA Rams’ last appearance came in Super Bowl 14 on Jan. 20, 1980 — a 31-19 loss to the Steelers.

It should be noted that the St. Louis Rams have one Super Bowl wins in two appearances.

Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt managed to beat Steve McNair, Eddie George and the Titans 23-16 in Super Bowl 34, in which the most famous play was Rams linebacker Mike Jones tackling wide receiver Kevin Dyson a yard short of a game-tying touchdown on the game’s final play.

The Rams were unable to repeat two seasons later on the same stage, as St. Louis fell 20-17 to Tom Brady and the Patriots on a last-second 48-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri. The loss dropped the Rams to 1-2 in the Super Bowl and kickstarted the Patriots dynasty under Brady; it was the first of three New England Super Bowls over four seasons.

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That means little to the current iteration of the Rams and their fans now, of course: Los Angeles jumped out to a 13-3 lead against the Bengals and managed to claw its way back to a victory after allowing Cincinnati to go ahead 20-13 two possessions into the second half.

Matthew Stafford wasn’t perfect, but completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns to two interceptions in the victory. Receiver Cooper Kupp was his favorite target, nabbing eight catches for 92 yards and two scores; Odell Beckham Jr. also played a role — despite exiting the game with a knee injury in the second quarter — by catching two passes for 52 yards and his own score.

Aaron Donald was the biggest playmaker on defense, tallying four tackles (two for loss), two sacks and three quarterback hits. A’Shawn Robinson (one), Leonard Floyd (one), Ernest Robinson (one) and Von Miller (two) combined with Donald to tie a Super Bowl-record seven sacks against Burrow and the Bengals.

game Date opponent result MVP
Super Bowl 14 Jan. 20, 1980 Steelers Steelers 31, Rams 19 Terry Bradshaw
Super Bowl 34 Jan. 30, 2000 Titans Rams 23, Titans 16 Kurt Warner
Super Bowl 36 Feb. 3, 2002 Patriots Patriots 20, Rams 17 Tom Brady
Super Bowl 53 Feb. 3, 2019 Patriots Patriots 13, Rams 3 Julian Edelman
super gowl 56 Feb. 13, 2022 Bengals Rams 23, Bengals 20 Cooper Kupp

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