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Sean McVay Has Blunt Response To Kyle Shanahan Question

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay on the sideline.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 21: Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams looks on from the sidelines during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on December 21, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Sean McVay has been awfully successful as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, but San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan might just be his kryptonite.

The 49ers managed to defeat the Rams both times during the 2021 regular season. The second time around, the 49ers managed to erase a 17-point deficit on the road en route to a playoff-clinching win.

On Sunday, the 49ers and Rams will meet in the NFC Championship Game. It'll mark the third time these two rivals play each other this season.

When speaking to reporters on Wednesday afternoon, McVay was asked if Shanahan is "in his head."

McVay's response to this question was fairly simple, as he said "No."

McVay added that Shanahan has done an excellent job coaching the 49ers this season.

"This is a really good team, Kyle is an excellent coach...that's why they're in the NFC Championship," McVay said.

If McVay leads the Rams to a victory on Sunday night, he'll certainly forget about the recent regular-season losses to the 49ers.

Kickoff for the 49ers-Rams game is at 6:30 p.m. ET.