Stafford, who was acquired in a trade with the Leones de Detroit during the offseason, completed 28 de 38 pasa por 366 yards with two touchdowns, and kicker Matt Gay booted a 30-yard field goal as time expired, to lead the Rams to a 30-27 win to hold off Tom Brady y el Bucaneros de Tampa Bay El domingo por la noche.
The Rams will square off against the San Francisco 49ers for a third time this season, and the winner will advance to Super Bowl LVI.
Brady and the Bucs trailed 27-3 in the second half, but with the help of three Rams turnovers, Tampa Bay battled back and tied the game with 42 seconds left in the fourth when running back Leonard Fournette punched in a 9-yard TD run on fourth-and-inches.
Los Bucs, sin embargo, never got the ball back on offense.
On the Rams’ ensuing drive, Stafford completed a 20-yard strike to wide receiver Cooper Kupp, which set up a 44-yard pass-and-catch to Kupp before Gay’s game-winning field goal.
Stafford entered this postseason with an 0-3 career record, but he managed to lead the Rams to back-to-back victories to advance to the NFC Championship. La semana pasada, he led Los Angeles to a wild-card round win over the cardenales de arizona.
Brady, en la otra mano, completed 30 de 54 pasa por 329 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was sacked three times and lost a fumble.
Los Bucs (14-5) season came to an end, and they will not have an opportunity to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
As Tampa Bay enters the offseason, the question that looms is if Brady will return for a third year with the Bucs.
The Associated Press contribuyó a este informe..