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When Super Bowl LVI kicks off in just a few hours today, it will mark the fifth time the Rams have played in a Super Bowl and the crazy thing is that their big game appearances have been so spread out that they're actually going to set a Super Bowl record. 

With this year's game, the Rams are set to become the first team in NFL history to appear in a Super Bowl in FIVE different decades. The Rams first Super Bowl appearance came 42 years ago when they closed the 1979 season with a 31-19 loss to the Steelers in Super Bowl XIV. 

The Rams then went 20 years before they would return to the NFL's biggest game, but the wait was definitely worth it, because Kurt Warner would lead them to a 23-16 win over the Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV, which capped the 1999 season. 

Two years later, the Rams were back in the big game when they ended the 2001 season with a 20-17 loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI. 

Although they would struggle for most of the next 15 years, they were able to turn things around once Sean McVay got hired in 2017. In just five years, McVay has led them to two Super Bowls with both games being played in different decades (2018 and 2021). 

When you think about the most dominant teams in NFL history, you think about the Patriots or the Steelers or the 49ers, which is why it's almost impossible to believe that the Rams have been able to spread out their success so much over the past 45 years. 

The Rams were tied with several other teams for the most Super Bowl appearances in a different decade, but now, the record belongs to them. 

Here's a look at the list:

Five different decades in a Super Bowl:
Rams (1970s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s)

Four different decades in a Super Bowl:
Patriots: (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s)
Steelers: (1970s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s)
Broncos: (1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s)
Giants: (1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s)
Raiders: (1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 2000s)