Two of the last three conference champions will square off when the Los Angeles Rams host the NFC West-rival San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the 2022 NFC Championship Game. Los Angeles (14-5), which represented the conference in Super Bowl LIII, squandered a 24-point second-half lead at Tampa Bay in the Divisional Round before winning on a game-ending field goal. The 49ers (12-7) won at Green Bay in similar fashion as Robbie Gould converted a 45-yard attempt as time expired for a 13-10 victory.
Kickoff at SoFi Stadium is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a 3.5-point favorite in the latest Rams vs. 49ers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 45.5.
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Kupp, who had a 70-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of last week's game against the Buccaneers, had 11 100-yard performances during the regular season and posted another versus the Tampa Bay, as he had nine catches for 183 yards. The 28-year-old, who became the fourth player in history to lead the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and TD catches in 2021, had over 100 yards in both meetings with the 49ers this season.
The model also knows San Francisco is seeking its third win in its last four trips to the conference championship game. The 49ers struggled offensively in Green Bay last Saturday, but excelled on special teams, blocking a field-goal attempt at the end of the first half before blocking a punt and returning it for a game-tying touchdown with less than five minutes remaining. The Rams had no answers for Deebo Samuel during the regular season, as the versatile wideout ran for a pair of TDs, hauled in a scoring pass and threw another while racking up 297 yards of total offense in a pair of San Francisco victories.
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