Greg Zuerlein kicked a 57-yard field goal in overtime to send the Los Angeles Rams to the Super Bowl with a 26-23 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC championship game Sunday.

The stunning finish came after New Orleans got the ball first in the extra period. Under pressure, Drew Brees fluttered up a pass that was picked off by John Johnson III, who was able to hang on to the interception while falling onto his back.

The Rams weren’t able to do much offensively, but it didn’t matter. Zuerlein, who had already delivered a tying 48-yard kick with 15 seconds left in regulation, booted through the winning field goal with plenty of room to spare.

The Superdome, which had been in uproar all afternoon, suddenly turned eerily silent. It was the first home playoff loss for the Saints with Brees and coach Sean Payton.

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Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Los Angeles Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks prepares to make a catch ahead of New Orleans Saints cornerback P. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks prepares to make a catch ahead of New Orleans Saints cornerback P. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees is sacked by Los Angeles Rams' Ndamukong Suh during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees is sacked by Los Angeles Rams’ Ndamukong Suh during the first half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Los Angeles Rams' JoJo Natson tries to get past New Orleans Saints' Vonn Bell during the first half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Los Angeles Rams’ JoJo Natson tries to get past New Orleans Saints’ Vonn Bell during the first half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Los Angeles Rams' Cory Littleton breaks up a pass to New Orleans Saints' Alvin Kamara during the second of of half the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Los Angeles Rams’ Cory Littleton breaks up a pass to New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara during the second of of half the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Los Angeles Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
New Orleans Saints' Taysom Hill celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New Orleans Saints’ Taysom Hill celebrates his touchdown catch during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New Orleans Saints' Mark Ingram runs during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
New Orleans Saints’ Mark Ingram runs during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Los Angeles Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' Michael Thomas during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Los Angeles Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas during the second half of the NFL football NFC championship game, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Fans cheer during the first half the NFL football NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Fans cheer during the first half the NFL football NFC championship game between the New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Jan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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