After a long season, Super Bowl 56 is finally here and we know which two teams will play the last game of the 2021-22 season. Which teams have made it to Super Bowl 56, what’s our prediction on how the game could go and when can you watch it?
Who is playing in Super Bowl 56?
Which two teams have made it to the Super Bowl and will compete at SoFi Stadium to lift the Lombardi Trophy? How did each of them get their spot in Super Bowl 56?
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Cincinnati Bengals they were the first team to secure their spot in Super Bowl 56. However, from the start, it didn’t look like Cincinnati would emerge victorious. Hosting the AFC Championship Game for the fourth straight season, the Chiefs never got off on a high note. Patrick Mahomes was 13-of-14 for 154 passing yards and 3 touchdowns as the Chiefs opened up a 21-3 lead.
However, the Bengals did not panic. The defense allowed the Chiefs to add only 3 more points in the rest of the game. Meanwhile, Joe Burrow and the offense scored 21 unanswered points. A late field goal for the Chiefs sent the game into overtime. However, an interception by Vonn Bell gave Cincinnati a chance to set up another field goal. The Bengals are heading to their third Super Bowl in franchise history, and Burrow becomes the seventh. Second-year QB to go to the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams came out ahead in tough competition against the 49ers. At one point in the fourth quarter, San Francisco was leading by 10 points. However, the Rams scored 12 unanswered points to rally and clinch their spot in Super Bowl 56. This game was a much more defensively dominated affair, with both offenses struggling at times. However, Matthew Stafford found Cooper Kupp in the end zone twice to keep the Rams in the game.
Ultimately, this was another NFL playoff matchup that would come down to a field goal. Matt Gay kicked a late field goal before the Rams defense went to work to protect the lead. While Jimmy Garoppolo was not fired, his pressure on him led to a game-clinching interception. The Rams will now host the final two games of the 2021-22 NFL season.
Selection and prediction for Bengals vs. rams
The front row of this game has the Rams favored by 4 points. This isn’t a surprise given the concerns we’ve seen surrounding the Bengals’ offensive line. The Chiefs’ quarterback pressure has struggled to get home at times this year, and Burrow took advantage. However, it will be a different proposition facing Aaron Donald and Von Miller in the Super Bowl.
After what we saw at Arrowhead, it’s hard to write the Bengals off in any matchup. However, Los Angeles has that clear advantage thanks to its defensive line. A very early tilt would be for the Rams to win, but the Bengals to cover. Cincinnati has been an impossible team to write off, but this Rams team has plenty of talent all over their roster.
The 50 total feels perfect in a game that should see both teams get to 20. Both defenses are good, but offenses should be able to move the ball. A score in the region of 27-24 or 27-23 feels like the correct result. However, this battle has the potential to go from a defensive trade-off (as we saw in the NFC Championship Game) to an offensive explosion, as we saw when the Rams faced the Buccaneers.
When is Super Bowl 56 and where can you watch it?
- Date: February 13, 2022
- Start time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Television channel: NBC
- Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
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