The NFL Super Bowl 56 is now set! Super Bowl 56 will be the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 13th, at 5:30 pm CST. It will be televised on NBC network, as well as streamed live on Peacock.
For these two teams it’s a story with a mind-boggling outcomes. The Bengals and the Rams went into the 2022 postseason as the 4th seed in their conference: both teams knowing they may not have home games in the Championship round. It’s also the first Super Bowl where both teams come in as the 4th seed in the NFL playoffs.
For the Bengals, they were swept under the rug from the start of the season in week 3 of the NFL season the Cincinnati Bengals were +20,000 to win it all. This was no surprise to many as they had the NFL's worst record last year’s season at 4-12. But, the Bengals rallied behind their second year QB in Joe Burrow who put his team on his back and has led them to the NFL promise land. Along with Rookie WR Ja'marr Chase who is one of the leading candidates for OROTY. Chase was taken with the 5th overall pick by the Bengals this year and rewrote the record books on many different awards like, the most receiving yards in one game by a rookie wide receiver with 11 receptions, 266 receiving yards and 3 TDs in his week 17 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Chase has been a huge spark for this Bengals offense here in the NFL postseason and will be matched up against one of the best CB's in the game in the Super Bowl in Jalen Ramsey.
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For the Los Angeles Rams, their season started out in the opposite direction, the Rams went “all-in” in the offseason trading for the key piece in QB Matthew Stafford in hopes that he could lead them to the Super Bowl. It did not look good at times, but he has now done it. From the moment Stafford got to the Rams, he took it upon himself to train with star WR Cooper Kupp, and it did wonders for his team as Kupp took the triple crown for receiving numbers in the regular season! At the mid-way point in this season the Rams went through a small slump -losing 3 straight games- but in seeing a downward trend, the Rams decided to make another move as they traded to get veteran outside linebacker Von Miller. After this move, the Rams started clicking and went into the playoffs with some momentum and are now looking to play against Joe Burrow and the Bengals this Sunday.
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Both of these QB’s changed the outlook of their postseason careers, as Burrow won his first 3 playoff games and the first for the Bengal’s since the 1980’s. Then for Mathew Stafford, he went from being 0-3 in the playoffs with the Lions, to being 3-0 with his new home the Los Angeles Rams. We are looking to have an exciting matchup in this year's Super Bowl between some new faces in the big game this year. The Bengals and the Rams both had a long road to get into the Super Bowl this year, but both teams look ready to compete in this game!
Joe Burrow vs Mathew Stafford -marca.com
Bryant Mcfadden of CBS sports describes Mathew Stafford as a "superior talented guy, who can make any throw that you can think of." This is the type of quarterback play that we expected from Stafford well before he was even drafted to the lions.
On the season Stafford-
- Ranks 4th in completion percentage at 68%
- Ranks 3rd in yards per attempt with 8.3 yards
- 3rd bets passer rating at 104.7
- 1st in TD percentage with 6.7% of his passes being TD's
Burrow took the league by storm after tearing his ACL last year in his rookie season. While Joe Burrow was the most sacked QB in the NFL this season, he continued to play with a confidence and swagger about him, while also not seeming cocky or putting himself above others. as Bryant Mcfadden said " I understand that you want to have arm talent and you want to have accuracy, but if you can always be cool and calm in the pocket regardless of what is going on around you. Then you will be successful." This has been the case for Joe Burrow.
On the season Burrow-
- Ranks 3rd in completion percentage
- Ranks 1st in yards per attempt
- 5th in passing yards
- 2nd in QB passer rating