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Rams rally way into Super Bowl

MATT STAFFORD passed for 337 yards and two TDs as the Los Angeles Rams rallied from a 17-7 fourth quarter deficit to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17  Sunday at SoFi Stadium and win the National Football Conference title (Brevin Townsell/LA Rams).

Trailing 17-7 going into the fourth quarter, the Los Angeles Rams rallied to defeat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 Sunday in the National Football Conference championship game and propel them to their second Super Bowl game in four years.

The Rams will face the Cincinnati Bengals, who defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 in overtime in the American Football Conference game earlier in the day,

Super Bowl LVI will be played on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium, home of the Rams.

Matthew Stafford threw for 337 yards and two touchdowns, along with a crucial interception. Both of his scoring passes went to Cooper Kupp, who caught 11 passes for 142 yards.

After Matt Gay hit a 30-yard field goal with 1:36 to play, Travis Howard sealed the deal by intercepting a Jimmy Garoppolo pass and giving the Rams their first win over their Northern California rivals in seven tries.

Also in the News …

  • Howard Hesseman, best-know for playing Doctor Johnny Fever, the hip radio jockey in the TV series “WKRP in Cincinnati,” has died at the age of 81. He also was a regular in the “Head of the Class” TV show.

Weather: Wait for the sun

Cloudy conditions will persist for the West Orange County area for a few days until the sun finally breaks through. The forecast for Monday is cloudy skies with a daytime high of 67 and a low of 51 overnight. Tuesday will be a bit cooler with a high of 65 (48) but some sunshine should sneak through in the afternoon. Wednesday should be sunny with a high of 66 warming up daily toward the weekend.

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