The Cincinnati Bengals will meet the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday 13 February 2022.
For the second year in a row the NFC team will be playing in their home stadium. Prior to Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ appearance last year it had never happened previously.
Sean McVay has guided his team to the Super Bowl for the second time in four seasons and wanted to go one better than when his team lost to the New England Patriots 3-13 the last time they made it.
His Rams beat the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers en route to the big one.
Over in the AFC, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Las Vegas Raiders in the wild card round before wins on the road versus the number 1 and 2 seeds, Tennessee Titans and Kansas City Chiefs.
In their win over the Titans, quarterback Joe Burrow took a joint-NFL record 9 sacks in a playoff game. Jeffrey Simmons got an incredible 3 from up the middle, whilst Harold Landry III got a notable 1.5 from the right end position.
Although they only gave up one in the AFC Championship game versus the Chiefs, Zac Taylor’s side will be facing arguably the best front seven in the NFL this Sunday.
Although Aaron Donald only has 2 sacks so far in the playoffs he has been disruptive up the middle to this point. And you can expect the 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year to cause mayhem again.
On top of that, Von Miller from the right edge could be in for a fantastic game too, as the Titans recorded 2.5 sacks from this side. Leonard Floyd and Greg Gaines are going to benefit from Donald’s presence too.
On the other side of the ball, Trey Hendrickson is one of the top defensive ends in the NFL himself so don’t be surprised if Cincinnati bring Matthew Stafford down to the turf themselves.
The sportsbooks have set the over/under at 5.5 for number of sacks in Super Bowl LVI