Super Bowl Preview


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Samuel Ellis, Reporter

This weekend is Super Bowl LVI, between the Cincinnati Bengals and the L.A. Rams. The Bengals out of the AFC finished the season 10-7 and are coming off a win against the Chiefs in the AFC championship.

The Rams are 12-5 and took down the 49ers in a comeback victory in the NFC championship. They are also the favorites to win, with a 66.7% chance according to Vegas.

The Bengals are led by second year quarterback Joe Burrow, who broke the franchise’s single season passing TD record with 34. He also had help from offensive rookie of the year Ja’Marr Chase, who was also his college teammate at LSU.

Together, they helped complete one of the greatest single seasons turn arounds ever. The Bengals, who only won four games last year, are now in the Super Bowl.

The Rams have stars of their own, too. Veteran QB Matthew Stafford and receiver Cooper Kupp have proved to be a lethal duo. Kupp led the league in receptions, yards, and touchdowns. He also earned offensive player of the year honors.

LA also has a dominant defense, with two all pro players.

The Bengals key to victory is to find a way to keep Burrow from being eaten alive by the Rams D-line. Burrow is an elite decision maker who can read defenses just as good as anyone, but his offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL. The bengals lead the league in sacks given up

That is not a setback you want to have, especially when facing someone like Aaron Donald. Burrow took nine sacks against the Titans in the divisional round, and this game could be just as bad if the Rams have their way.

The Rams key to victory is avoiding turnovers. The Bengals defense has been outstanding at capitalizing off turnovers this postseason, and it’s often what keeps them in games.

The game will be played Sunday, Feb. 13 at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood California