Stafford completed 31 of 45 passes for 337 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He helped the Rams convert 11 of 17 third-down attempts, which ended up being the difference in the 20-17 victory.
It only took the former Detroit Lions quarterback one season to reach the pinnacle of the sport after being dealt by the team that drafted him No. 1 overall 13 years ago. The Rams went 12-5, won the NFC West and took down the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 49ers in consecutive playoff matchups.
That sets up a Super Bowl meeting with the surprise Cincinnati Bengals, led by rising star Joe Burrow. The Bengals came back from a 21-3 road deficit to beat Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl will involve a team playing in its home stadium. Stafford and the Rams will have a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy inside SoFi Stadium, where they went 5-3 this season.
Stafford passed for 4,886 yards, 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his first year with the Rams.