When it comes to monumental sporting events, very few can compete with the magnitude and fanfare that surrounds the Superbowl.
The flagship event is the culmination of the regular NFL season, pitting the two sides that have come through the play-offs against each other in a grand finale that brings America and the wider sporting world to a standstill.
Super Bowl LVI will be contested between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Another huge part of the Superbowl showcase is the accompanying entertainment and once again all the stops are being pulled out by the NFL at Super Bowl LVI.
The halftime show will see Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar all perform – making it one of the biggest and most glamourous performances in the history of the Super Bowl.
Away from the glitz and glamour of the event, there is a very serious game to be played at SoFi Stadium and the stakes could not be higher for both sides.
Remarkably, these two teams have only ever won one Superbowl title between them, with the Rams victorious back in 1999, which adds to the sense of intrigue and the fascinating narrative surrounding the match.
So, will it be the LA Rams, who get the big win in front of their home fans for just their second-ever Superbowl triumph or will the Cincinnati Bengals etch their name into the record books and win a Superbowl title for the first time in the franchise’s 54 year history?
For the LA Rams, Superbowl LVI presents the perfect opportunity to silence the doubters and put some trophies in the cabinet.
Their move back from St Louis to Los Angeles in 2015 divided many within the football community and whilst their project has been heavily backed financially, the Rams have struggled to put consistent results and performances on the board in recent years.
However, back to back play-off showings in 2020 and 2021 was all part of the development for Sean McVay’s side, who are now thriving at their new home at the SoFi Stadium, and they showed real heart and determination to knock out the likes of the San Francisco 49ers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Conference Championship play-off rounds.
Undoubtedly, the LA Rams are the form side in NFL 2022, and they will be tough to stop, especially in front of their home fans at SoFi Stadium, and at -189, they are the justified favorites to win Super Bowl LVI. (Check out the Super Bowl 2022 betting bonuses on the Offers.Bet aggregator).
Whilst the Rams will certainly have plenty to play for, the Cincinnati Bengals meanwhile have their chance to write their names into NFL folklore.
The Bengals have never managed to win a Super Bowl title in 54 years as a professional outfit and how Zac Taylor’s side are finally daring to dream.
Having bossed the AFC North to qualify for the play-offs, the credentials the Bengals had have been clear for all to see but they were relatively unfancied by many to go all the way and reach the Superbowl.
Wins over the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs however disproved that theory, and the Bengals now sit only one game away from making history.
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They know the magnitude of the task at hand, playing a LA Rams side in form and effectively at home but the Cincinnati Bengals cannot be discarded at +184 to win Superbowl LVI.