No one can take away the Super Bowl LVI win from the Los Angeles Rams.
They defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, much to the delight of their home crowd at So-Fi Stadium.
However, it’s difficult to count on their fanbase during home games because they get dominated by the road team crowd.
Case in point: San Francisco 49ers fans came in droves during their Week 18 and NFC Championship matchups in Los Angeles.
Niners fans cheered loudly and it felt like the Rams were the visitors.
The same thing might have happened during their opening game against the Buffalo Bills.
Affectionately called the Bills Mafia, Buffalo’s fans flocked to Los Angeles to support their beloved team.
That scenario posed problems for the Rams, especially when it was their turn to drive the ball downfield.
But as ESPN NFL Nation reporter Sarah Barshop revealed, the defending Super Bowl champions are ready for that situation.
When asked if the crowd noise at SoFi Stadium affected him tonight, Matthew Stafford said it did not.
"No. I mean, we prepared for it. We prepared to be on the silent count at home again. But it wasn't something that we haven't done before.”
— Sarah Barshop (@sarahbarshop) September 9, 2022
Barshop tweeted, “When asked if the crowd noise at SoFi Stadium affected him tonight, Matthew Stafford said it did not. ‘No. I mean, we prepared for it. We prepared to be on the silent count at home again. But it wasn’t something that we haven’t done before.'”
Where’s The Crowd?
Stafford admitted that the visiting team’s supporters could sometimes get louder than their own fans.
Luckily, they thrived under pressure during their Super Bowl run.
Despite the passionate 49ers crowd during the NFC Championship Game, the Rams scored 13 points in the final quarter to book their Super Bowl LVI trip.
However, they will have to contend against a large visiting crowd all season long if they are to win another championship.
Likewise, the Rams have a long way to go as far as reaching out to their community.
After all, they only came back to Los Angeles in 2016 after representing St. Louis for two decades.