The Super Bowl LVI Primer

February 11, 2022 The Super Bowl LVI Primer

By: Carlos Alvarez

Everything You Need to Know for Sunday’s Big Game

Here. We. Go. After a wild month of NFL playoffs, two teams remain. The 4-seed from the AFC and the 3-seed from the NFC are gearing up for America’s biggest night in sports and entertainment. Two quarterbacks and one unlikely underdog team square off in Los Angeles. The Rams are 3.5-point favorites at home, but it’s the Bengals who will be the “home” team on the scoreboard. Here’s a look at the quarterback comparisons and team stats between the two similar squads, plus a smorgasbord of previews to sink your teeth into. We crown the NFL champion on Monday morning…


Super Bowl LVI: Sunday (6:30 pm ET, NBC)


QB Comparison

M. Stafford (LAR): 4,886 yards, 41 TDs, 17 INTs, 67.2% Comp.

J. Burrow (CIN): 4,611 yards, 34 TDs, 14 INTs, 70.4% Comp.


Yards (Offense)

Rams: 372.1 yards per game (9th)

Bengals: 365.1 yards per game (15th)


Scoring (Offense)

Rams: 27.1 points per game (8th)

Bengals: 27.1 points per game (7th)


Yards Allowed (Defense)

Rams: 344.9 yards per game (17th)

Bengals: 350.8 yards per game (18th)


Points Allowed (Defense)

Rams: 21.9 points per game (15th)

Bengals: 22.1 points per game (17th)


Halftime Show

This year’s Pepsi Halftime Show features five performers, mostly from the early 2000s era. They are: Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige.


Super Bowl Previews

ESPN: Rams-Bengals Score Prediction, Strength, Weaknesses, Surprises & Storylines to Watch

CBS Sports: Super Bowl Records That Could Fall

SI: How the Bengals & Rams Punched Their Tickets to Super Bowl LVI

USA Today: 32 Things We Learned From 2021 Conference Championships: Unexpected Super Bowl Matchup


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