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NFL: Miller lauds Donald's leadership for Rams

Linebacker Von Miller paid tribute to defensive end Aaron Donald's leadership after the Los Angeles Rams overturned a ten-point deficit against the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl LVI.

The 1/2 Rams will attempt to end their 22-year Super Bowl drought and become the second team-ever to win it at their own stadium when they host the AFC champion Cincinnati Bengals, who are 17/10 on the Money Line, in 13 days' time.

Like the Bengals in their victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, the Rams had to dig deep to overcome the Niners as the visitors went 17-7 up in the third quarter on Jimmy Garoppolo's 16-yard pass to tight end George Kittle.

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Cooper Kupp's 11-yard touchdown catch brought Los Angeles to within three points right at the start of the final quarter and fortune favoured the Rams when 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt dropped a would-be interception to extend their next drive.

That resulted in a 40-yard Matt Gay field goal that tied the game at 17-17, with the kicker then landing another to send the Rams through to the Super Bowl.

And while the Rams' offensive stars grabbed all the glory, their veterans on defence stepped up to make a difference when the chips were down too.

Late pressure pays off

Having failed to generate much pressure on Garoppolo in the first half, Donald and Miller combined for seven QB pressures after half-time with the 49ers star going just 1-of-7 passing on those plays.

"It was great," Miller told ESPN when asked about Donald's message to the defense with the Rams trailing 17-7.

"He's been Aaron Donald - vocally, physically, emotionally - that's what leaders do. He's a great leader. Like I said, a Super Bowl is all he needs.

"He could walk off into the sunset and I'm going to do everything in my power to make that happen for him."

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