The Los Angeles Rams will play host to their division rivals, the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in the NFC Championship. The winner advances to Super Bowl LVI.
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Rams head coach Sean McVay spoke to the media Wednesday. He was asked whether or not 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is in his head. His response was curt, yet bold.
— PFF (@PFF) January 27, 2022
McVay answered the question simply: No.
The reason for the question is quite obvious. The Rams under McVay have been owned by Shanahan and the 49ers. San Francisco has won the last six matchups between teams. Overall, Shanahan’s 49ers are 7-3 against the Rams and McVay. That’s despite the fact that the Rams were the betting favorites in most of those games.
Both coaches took their jobs five seasons ago. They once coached together as assistants on the Washington Football Team’s coaching staff.
Now they lead NFC West rivals against one another.
In the final week of the regular season, it appeared McVay was going to snap the losing streak. The Rams led 17-0 and held a halftime lead. Entering that game, McVay during his career was 45-0 when his team held a lead at half.
Yet, San Francisco stormed back in the 4th quarter and forced overtime. The 49ers ended up winning 27-24, handing McVay his first loss with a halftime lead as an NFL head coach.
The #49ers really have me in my feelings considering what they've accomplished over the last three weeks.
– road win against LA to get into the playoffs. First time to give Sean McVay an L after leading at halftime.
-road playoff win in Dallas.
-road playoff win in GB.
— Nick Newman (@NinerNick_22) January 23, 2022
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Had San Francisco not come back and won that game, they would not have made the playoffs. Now, the Rams are forced to beat them if they want to make another Super Bowl appearance.