Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams - Cincinnati Bengals
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Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams - Cincinnati Bengals


Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams - Cincinnati Bengals

The Rams and the Bengals face off in the Super Bowl, offering glamour and stars on and off the field. Will the Bengals’ Cinderella season end with a bang?

Cinderella stories are pretty common in sports and the fans love them. Super Bowl LVI might turn out to be one of these, with the Cincinnati Bengals getting to the title game through the most improbable of journeys through the playoffs, wins over the Las Vegas Raiders and two huge upsets: they beat top seeded Tennessee and the big favorite to win the Super Bowl, Kansas City.

These surprising Bengals, in the hands of their young quarterback Joe Burrow, will be hoping to bring another surprise on Sunday, February 13 to SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams, who will be looking to become only the second team in history to win the Super Bowl in their own stadium (The Bucs did it last year).

Big stars, like in Hollywood, are overflowing on the four-point-favorite Rams’ roster. But this Cinderella story can have a different ending: the first NFL title for the Bengals. A perfect Hollywood-style ending.

The teamsHead to head and how they got to Super Bowl LVI

Rams vs Bengals, stats

The coachesThe story of McVay and Taylor

Super Bowl LVI is atypical for several reasons, and one of these is the duel between the head coaches. This will mark the first Super Bowl in which both head coaches are under the age of 40: Sean McVay of the Rams is 36 and the Bengals’ Zac Taylor is 38.

Sean McVay

Sean McVay is living proof that experience isn’t lost with one’s youth. At only 36 years old, the Rams head coach is already in his fifth year and this will be his second trip to the Super Bowl.

In 2017, after three years as the Redskins’ offensive coordinator, he became the youngest head coach in the history of the NFL. His impact on the Rams was immediate. In his first season with the team, he broke a 12-year playoff drought, in his second season they made it to the Super Bowl, and in his tenure the Rams have won three NFC West titles.

After five years in Los Angeles, McVay has a 55-26 regular season record, 6-3 in the playoffs and is one win away from giving the Rams their first Super Bowl title since the 1999 season. Overall, the Rams are 1-3 in Super Bowl games.

Zac Taylor

38 year old Taylor was part of the New England Patriots’ coaching staff that handed McVay his loss in Super Bowl LIII. On the back of turning Jared Goff into a functional quarterback, the Bengals confided their trust in Taylor to rebuild their franchise after the Marvin Lewis era in Cincinnati. This is his first head coaching opportunity in the NFL.

Although his first two seasons in Paul Brown Stadium didn’t go well, with a total record of 6-25-1, the third one was the charm as Taylor brought the Bengals their first AFC North title since 2015.

Under their head coach, the Bengals broke a 31 year losing streak by winning a playoff game and this team has given the city the third Super Bowl in franchise history. Should they win, Taylor will be only the third head coach in history under the age of 40 to win the Super Bowl.

The stadiumThe SoFi Stadium and L.A. make history

Despite playing host to the third-most Super Bowls (eight, including this one), this will be the first time since 1992 that Los Angeles has seen the big game. The reason? That was when the NFL instituted a rule stating that Super Bowls could not be hosted in cities that don’t have a team in the league. The departure of the Rams and Raiders in 1994 left Los Angeles on the sidelines for nearly three decades.

SoFi Stadium


70,000 seated, with 260 luxury suites and 13,000 premium suites


September 13, 2020, Rams vs Cowboys


$5.5 billion


HKS Architects


Stanley Kroenke


120 yard long Samsung LED screen, translucent roof and side openings


Olvera Street (Mexican), Sawtelle Boulevard (Asian), San Vicente (Pizza), Fairfax (snacks)


College Football Championship 2023, Wrestlemania 39, 2028 Olympic Games


Hollywood Park, YouTube Theatre


Inglewood, California

With the return of the Rams to Los Angeles, the city was graced with Super Bowl LVI. This is no small thing when you consider that LA is the second most populous city in the United States with 3.89 million inhabitants, only behind New York, and its market share is enviable, being located in the most populous state in the United States with 39.5 million inhabitants. This return of the Super Bowl to California will take place at SoFi Stadium, a unique stage of its type.

The halftime showFive stars for an unforgettable spectacle

The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show at SoFi Stadium promises to be one of the biggest spectacles to date, featuring five legends of rap and hip hop: Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.

With more than 40 Grammys between them, Compton rap legend Dr Dre, Long Beach icon Snoop Dogg, the visionary Kendrick Lamar, the lyrical genius Eminem, and the all-time queen Mary J. Blige will bring the best 90s rap into the present day. Below are some of the best halftime shows in history.

Betting: Who's the favorite?

In the US sporting calendar, the Super Bowl is the most important betting date of the year, and this game between the Rams and the Bengals will be no exception. With sports betting legal in 30 states, casinos are expecting to bring in over $140 million in 2022.

Betting lines opened with the Rams as four point favorites.

Here at AS USA we have put together a few of the more curious bets made on the big game.

First quarterback to score a touchdown

Joe Burrow +6000

Matthew Stafford +4000

MVP winner


Matthew Stafford 2.5

Cooper Kupp 7.00

Aaron Donald 17.00

Bengals:Joe Burrow 3.10

Ja´Mar Chase 17.00

Joe Mixon 26.00

First scorer:

Cooper Kupp 6.50

Joe Mixon 8.50

Cam Akers 10.00

Yards by the quarterback

                            +200 +300 +400

Matthew Stafford 1.08   2.30  8.75

Joe Burrow          1.09   2.35  8.75

Number of receptions

                       + 5    +7

Cooper Kupp  1.07 1.33

Ja´Mar Chase 1.30 2.20

Color of the drink that the winning coach will be doused in:

Orange +200


Blue +400

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