Los Angeles Rams win Super Bowl LVI

By Jason Kurtz, Mike Hayes, Maureen Chowdhury, Karl de Vries and Meg Wagner, CNN

Updated 5:05 AM ET, Mon February 14, 2022
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10:26 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Sean McVay is the youngest coach to win a Super Bowl

From CNN's Jason Kurtz

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay calls a play during the second half.
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay calls a play during the second half. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is now the youngest coach to ever win a Super Bowl.

McVay, who turned 36 on January 24, surpasses Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who was 36 years, 10 months, and 18 days old when he won Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

10:20 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Rams beat Bengals to win Super Bowl LVI

From CNN's Amir Vera and Claire Colbert

Los Angeles Rams players celebrate at the end of the fourth quarter.
Los Angeles Rams players celebrate at the end of the fourth quarter. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

The Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday.

The suspenseful game ended with a fourth down stop by the Rams to win it all.

The Rams controlled much of the first half, with receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Cooper Kupp scoring the first two touchdowns of the day. The Bengals answered back late in the second quarter with a trick play that led to a touchdown and an interception by safety Jessie Bates III.

The big game took place at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the second time in Super Bowl history a team played on its home field. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the first team to do so when Raymond James Stadium hosted the big game last year.

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11:51 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Cooper Kupp named Super Bowl MVP

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is embraced by quarterback Matthew Stafford after a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp is embraced by quarterback Matthew Stafford after a touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp was named the Super Bowl MVP.

Kupp had eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

The Rams' star wide receiver grabbed the game-sealing TD with a 1-yard reception in the end zone from QB Matthew Stafford with a minute and a half left on the clock.

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10:09 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Rams stop Bengals on 4th down to seal Super Bowl victory

From CNN's Jason Kurtz

Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow.
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald pressures Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Rams are Super Bowl champions.

Cincinnati's last stand fell short when, on 4th down, Rams lineman Aaron Donald pressured quarterback Joe Burrow into a flailing pass attempt which fell harmlessly to the turf.

That turned the ball back over to the Rams, cementing LA's 23-20 victory.

10:00 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Rams take the lead

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp catches a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp catches a touchdown in the fourth quarter. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Matthew Stafford and the Rams just marched down the field to take the lead with less than a minute and a half left on the game clock.

Stafford found star wide receiver Cooper Kupp on 2nd and goal from the 1-yard line. Rams now lead 23-20.

On the drive, LA went 79 yards on 15 plays in 4:48. It was the Rams' first TD since 12:51 in the 2nd quarter.

BIG PLAY: On a 4th and 1 on their own 37-yard line, the Rams lined Kupp up in the slot. Kupp came around for the handoff and peeled off a 7-yard run for the first down.

Kupp added 31 yards of receiving on the drive with three key catches, including the TD.

9:43 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

We've seen a lot of cryptocurrency ads during the Super Bowl tonight. Here's why.

From CNN's Paul R. La Monica

Cryptocurrencies took center stage during the ad breaks of Super Bowl LVI, even as bitcoin prices have tumbled more than 35% from their all-time highs just a few months ago.

The priciest Super Bowl commercials cost a record $7 million this year, according to NBC. To put that into terms many of the big game's advertisers will understand, that's about 160 bitcoin or 2,200 ether.

FTX, a crypto exchange that recently raised funding valuing it at $32 billion, has had the now retired seven-time Super Bowl champ Tom Brady appear in its previous spots and will ran an ad during the game. (Brady and his wife, Gisele Bündchen, also own a stake in FT.)

The company wouldn't disclose if Brady or any other celebrities would be in its ad, but it is promising to give away bitcoins as part of the promotion.

Toronto-based crypto trading firm Bitbuy has a Super Bowl ad that only ran in Canada that featured Miami Heat player Kyle Lowry. The ad urges investors to not miss out on crypto trading and pokes fun at the number of shots Lowry has missed in his career.

Lowry told CNN Business that many athletes are talking about investing in cryptos, so advertising for it during one of the biggest sports events in the world makes sense.

"There are lot of conversations in the NBA talking about doing more in NFTs and cryptos," Lowry said. "People are trying to figure it out and trying to learn."

Bitbuy added in an email to CNN Business that the goal of the Super Bowl ad is to reach older Gen X and younger baby boomers who still may be on the crypto sidelines.

"Bitbuy has reached the point where growing our customer base means attracting new consumer segments," the company said. "You can't keep speaking to the same early adopters over and over again who have already jumped in crypto."

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9:39 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Joe Burrow limps off

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow walks off the field after being injured on a sack.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow walks off the field after being injured on a sack. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Bengals QB Joe Burrow limped off the field after going down hard on a 3rd down play.

Burrow was on the ground clutching his right knee at the end of the play and looked to be in some pain.

The Bengals lead Super Bowl LVI 20-16 in the 4th quarter.

9:14 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Stafford hobbles to sideline following sack

From CNN's Jason Kurtz

D.J. Reader of the Cincinnati Bengals sacks Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.
D.J. Reader of the Cincinnati Bengals sacks Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was walking gingerly after being sacked by Bengals defensive tackle D.J. Reader.

Reader, who weighs more than 300 pounds, rolled onto Stafford's left leg while bringing the Rams quarterback to the turf.

Following the play, Stafford was seen receiving treatment on the sideline. He has returned to the game.

8:56 p.m. ET, February 13, 2022

Rams' field goal cuts the Bengals' lead to 20-16

From CNN's Mike Hayes

Rams kicker Matt Gay was good from 41 yards out to cut the Bengals' lead to four in the 3rd quarter.