Rams Slight Favourites For Super Bowl 56

Jake Cooper - 05 Feb 2022

After defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship on Sunday, the Los Angeles Rams will host the Cincinnati Bengals in this year’s Super Bowl on Feb. 13.

Cincinnati beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 while already in overtime to take the AFC championship and secure their sport in the greatest event in American football.

For the Rams, their NFC win would have been a welcome turn of events after their previous six losses in a row to the 49ers. It had been linebacker Travin Howard securing his name in Rams history when he performed a game-saving interception with 1:09 left on the clock.

Interceptions Make And Break

But a game-saving interception by Howard had not been the only one of its kind during the lead up to this year’s Super Bowl.

Earlier at Arrowhead Stadium, it had been an interception thrown by Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes that was used by the Bengals to gain a crucial 42 yards.

This year’s big event will feature two of the youngest head coaches in the history of the game. In 2018, Sean McVay, who turned 36 a few days ago, became the youngest coach to coach a team to the Super Bowl when he helped the Rams to a finals appearance.

For the Bengals, it had been 38-year-old Zac Taylor to work his Super Bowl-qualifying magic. His efforts mean the Cincinnati Bengals play the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988.

Super Bowl 56 Predictions

As unofficial hosts, the Rams are currently the slight favourites for winning Super Bowl 56 at the bookies.

Still, the Bengals are in possession of a diverse and potentially dangerous offense. Keeping this in mind, their greatest concern on the day will likely still be the possibility of the 3-4 defensive end Aaron Rodgers disrupting their game plan. And he’s likely to get quite a bit of help from Von Miller and Greg Gaines up front.

Speaking of help and special teams, both teams have reliable punter-kicker combinations going for them. For the Rams, that particular pair is Matt Gray and Johnny Hekker, and for the Bengals, rookie Evan McPherson and veteran Kevin Huber.

As far as a possible home-field advantage is concerned, the Rams don’t really have much to go on in Los Angeles. Bengals fans, by comparison, will likely continue to lift the spirits of their team just like they’ve done all season long.

The important thing to keep in mind is that anything can happen on the day. But then again, this is exactly what makes the Super Bowl one of the biggest finals on the planet. 

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