The Cincinnati Bengals will take on the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on Sunday 13 February in Super Bowl LVI.
In his third season as Cincinnati head coach, Zac Taylor has turned the worst team in the league from two seasons ago into Super Bowl finalists.
The Bengals maintained their 100% win record in AFC Championships with a shock 27-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Field. The AFC North outfit came from 10-24 down at half-time.
Sean McVay guided the LA Rams to their second Super Bowl in four years as they overturned a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat NFC West rivals San Francisco 20-17.
For the second time in NFL history one of the Super Bowl finalists will be playing at their home stadium. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers became the first franchise to do this, only last season.
And it is the home side who will go into the Super Bowl in two weeks’ time as the favourites, with the sportsbooks making the Rams 4-point favourites on Monday morning.
Given how shaky the Bengals’ offensive line has been this post-season and how dominant the Rams’ front four is, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the margin increase before kickoff.
However, the Bengals defence did force two interceptions of Patrick Mahomes on their way to victory over last season’s AFC champions, and three of Ryan Tannehill in the Divisional Round the week before.