January 28, 2023

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49ers vs. Rams final score, results: LA headed to Super Bowl, Kupp finishes with 2 TDs

The Los Angeles Rams are headed to Super Bowl 56 after defeating the 49ers 20-17 in the NFC Championship on Sunday night. 

The Rams defied the odds by making a second half comeback after trailing by 10 points heading into the half. The Rams shut the 49ers out in the second half, scoring 13 unanswered points. A pick off Jimmy Garoppolo sealed the deal for the Rams with just over a minute remaining in the game.

Cooper Kupp (142) and Odell Beckham Jr. (113) both finished with over 100 receiving yards. This is the first time two Rams players have finished with at least 100 receiving yards this season. The last time the Rams did this in the playoffs was during the 2004 wild-card game (Torry Holt and Kevin Curtis), when they were the St. Louis Rams, according to ESPN Stats & Info .

Kupp scored the Rams’ only two touchdowns of the night. Deebo Samuel scored the longest touchdown of the night, though, with a 44-yard scoring play in the second quarter. Samuel finishes his season with an average of 10 yards per catch, which leads wide receivers in the league this season. George Kittle scored the 49ers’ other touchdown of the game.

The Rams won’t have to travel for the Super Bowl on Feb. 13 as their home stadium, SoFi Stadium, will be hosting the biggest game of the year. The Rams will face the AFC champions, the Bengals.

Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from 49ers vs. Rams on Sunday. Read below for complete results from the 2022 NFC Championship game.

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49ers vs. Rams score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
49ers 0 10 7 0 17
Rams 0 7 0 13 20

49ers vs. Rams live updates, highlights from NFC championship

(All times Eastern.)

End of fourth quarter: Rams 20, 49ers 17

9:35 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, RAMS. Travin Howard intercepts the pass intended for Hasty after the ball jumped into the air from an Aaron Donald block. Howard ran to the 13-yard line with just over a minute remaining.

9:34 p.m. — Not a great start to the 49ers’ drive after Gaines knocks away Garoppolo’s pass intended for JaMycal Hasty.

9:32 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, RAMS. The Rams take the lead after Gay makes a 30-yard field goal. They have now scored 13 unanswered points. 1:46 remains in the NFC Championship. Rams 20, 49ers 17.

9:30 p.m. —  Samson Ebukam and Bosa take down Stafford for a loss of seven yards on second down. This moves the Rams to a 3rd-&-18 attempt with under two minutes to play.

9:25 p.m. — Kupp makes another huge play, this time for 25 yards. This is his sixth converted third down of the game. The Rams are on the 49ers’ 12-yard line.

9:24 p.m. — Blanton continues to step up after Higbee was ruled out of the game this half. Blanton completes an 8-yard first down for the Rams.

9:21 p.m. — The 49ers go three-and-out thanks to a delay of game.

9:14 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, RAMS. Fred Warner takes down Sony Michel on third down to force the Rams to settle for a field goal. Gay makes the 40-yard field goal to tie the game. Rams 17, 49ers 17.

9:12 p.m. — Kupp continues to keep the Rams alive after he advances 16 yards to the 49ers’ 25-yard line.

9:09 p.m. —  Jaquiski Tartt almost picks off Stafford, but he drops the ball. The pass is ruled as incomplete.

9:02 p.m. — The Rams force the 49ers to a fourth down after Gaines and A’Shawn Robinson take down Kyle Juszczyk. Sean McVay uses his last challenge to review this play. The play stands as the runner being down on contact ruling.

8:59 p.m. — The 49ers open their drive with a 21-yard gain from Elijah Mitchell. 

8:55 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Kupp catches an 11-yard touchdown pass from Stafford to make it a three-point game. 49ers 17, Rams 14.

End of third quarter: 49ers 17, Rams 7

8:50 p.m. — Kendall Blanton advances 20 yards to the 49ers’ 20-yard line to finish out the third quarter.

8:47 p.m. — On the first play of the Rams drive, Azeez Al-Shaair was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for something he said to Kupp after the play. This penalty moves the Rams up 15 yards.

8:42 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, 49ERS. Kittle catches a 16-yard touchdown pass for Garoppolo. This was Kittle’s first touchdown in six games. 49ers 17, Rams 7.

8:40 p.m. — Jauan Jennings makes his biggest play of the game, fighting for an 11-yard first down. 

8:38 p.m. — Samuel runs 14 yards to put the 49ers on the Rams’ 26-yard line.

8:37 p.m. — Aiyuk catches a 13-yard pass on third down to keep the 49ers’ drive alive.

8:30 p.m. — On 4th-&-1, Stafford attempts to get the first down but was ruled short. The Rams challenged the call, but the call stands.

8:27 p.m. — Beckham Jr. catches two first down passes in a row, one for 13 yards and another for 26 yards.

8:21 p.m. — Garoppolo has two incomplete passes in a row to force the 49ers to punt.

8:18 p.m. — Another Rams penalty gives the 49ers a new set of downs after Ramsey was flagged for illegal contact.

8:15 p.m. — The 49ers get a first down thanks to a neutral zone infraction penalty on Greg Gaines.

8:13 p.m. — Garoppolo is nearly picked by Jalen Ramsey on his first throw of the second half.

End of second quarter: 49ers 10, Rams 7

7:58 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, 49ERS. Robbie Gould makes the 38-yard field goal attempt to end the first half. The 49ers head into the locker room on top, and they will receive the ball in the second half. 49ers 10, Rams 7.

7:56 p.m. — Aiyuk continues to make big plays, this time for 13 yards. The 49ers stop the clock with 20 seconds left of the half on the Rams’ 24-yard line.

7:54 p.m. — Kittle makes his first catch of the game for 11 yards. The 49ers make it to Rams territory on this play.

7:47 p.m. — Matt Gay’s 54-yard field goal attempt finishes wide right, so the Rams end their drive with no points.

7:43 p.m. — Stafford throws a big pass to Ben Skowronek in the end zone, but the pass is incomplete. The Rams remain on the 49ers’ 38-yard line.

7:38 p.m. — Beckham Jr. grabs a 13-yard pass from Stafford on third down. The Rams are on their own 37-yard line.

7:33 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, 49ERS. Deebo Samuel scores a 44-yard touchdown to tie the game. Unlike the Rams’ drive, the 49ers only took five plays to score. 49ers 7, Rams 7.

7:31 p.m. — Aiyuk nearly made a long touchdown run, but he stepped out of bounds after 31 yards on the Rams’ 42-yard line. Regardless, a huge first down for the 49ers.

7:25 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, RAMS. Kupp catches a 16-yard pass from Stafford for a Rams touchdown. The Rams’ drive took up 18 plays in 97 yards, which is statistically their best drive of the year. The extra point is good, too. Rams 7, 49ers 0.

7:24 p.m. — Nick Bosa sacks Stafford for a loss of five yards on first down.

7:23 p.m. — Kupp catches a 15-yard pass from Stafford on the Rams’ 15th play of the drive. They are on the 49ers’ 13-yard line.

7:20 p.m. — Tyler Higbee and Cam Akers are both questionable to return to the game.

7:18 p.m. — Stafford runs 14 yards for a big Rams first down. 

7:14 p.m. — Beckham Jr. gets the Rams a much needed first down to keep their drive alive. They are on their own 43-yard line.

End of first quarter: Rams 0, 49ers 0

7:02 p.m. — The 49ers made it to the Rams’ 40-yard line, but decided not to attempt a field goal. They punt back to the Rams on fourth down.

6:59 p.m. — Brandon Aiyuk advances 13 yards for a 49ers first down, their first of the game.

6:56 p.m. — INTERCEPTION, 49ERS. Matthew Stafford’s pass to Kupp was tipped off and caught by Jimmie Ward in the end zone. Ward ran to the 23-yard line.

6:53 p.m. — Tyler Higbee, Odell Beckham Jr. and Cam Akers complete consecutive first downs to put the Rams in 1st-&-Goal territory on the 8-yard line.

6:51 p.m. — Cooper Kupp delivers the first first down of the game after advancing 17 yards.

6:46 p.m. — The 49ers also go three-and-out after Jimmy Garoppolo’s pass to George Kittle is incomplete.

6:44 p.m. — The Rams quickly go three-and-out to start the game.

6:42 p.m. — Michael Buffer starts off the game with his iconic “Let’s get ready to rumble!” phrase as the Rams receive the kickoff.

49ers vs. Rams start time 

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 30
  • Time: 6:30 p.m. ET, 3:30 p.m. PT

The 49ers vs. Rams game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Cali. 

What channel is 49ers vs. Rams on today? 

The 49ers vs. Rams matchup will be broadcast nationally on Fox with announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call and Erin Andrews on the sidelines.

You can stream NFL games live online with fuboTV, which offers a free trial .

In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Rams with a subscription to DAZN,  which includes every NFL game .

NFL playoff schedule 2022

Conference championships

Sunday, Jan. 30

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Bengals vs. Chiefs 3:05 p.m. ET CBS Paramount+, fuboTV
49ers vs. Rams 6:40 p.m. ET Fox Fox Sports app, fuboTV

Super Bowl 56

Sunday, Feb. 13

Matchup Start time TV channel Live stream
Super Bowl 56 6:30 p.m. ET NBC NBC Sports app, fuboTV