Super Bowl LVI kicks at 3:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, February 13.
It will be cast live on NBC and you can watch it on Peacock. You can also watch at NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. NBC was (at first/before other things happened) scheduled to cast the 2021 Super Bowl but swapped years with CBS to have both the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics, which began February 4, at basically the same time.
What teams are playing in the Super Bowl?
The Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams won their (about each person or thing) division championships in a thrilling come-from-behind fashion, with the Bengals overcoming a huge shortage to beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24, in the AFC Championship. The Rams mounted a fourth-quarter comeback against the San Francisco 49ers, (in the end) beating them 20-17, to take the NFC Championship title.
Where is the Super Bowl being played?
Super Bowl LVI is being played in Los Angeles at SoFi Stadium, home to the Rams (and the LA Chargers). It’s the second year a Super Bowl team will have the home-field advantage (the Tampa Bay Pirates/thieves won the Super Bowl at home last year). However, technically for uniform and coin toss purposes, the Bengals will be thought about/believed as the “home team” and the Rams will be the visitors since the labels change between AFC and NFC fights for each year. Yes, it’s weird, but we don’t make the rules.
So, that means the Bengals will wear their standard home jersey, and the Rams will call the coin toss to open the game, as well as overtime if necessary.
What players should I know about?
The Quarterbacks. Both were picked first overall in their (about each person or thing) NFL drafts, both wear 9, and both played at SEC schools in college, though not at the same time.
Bengals quarterback Joe Underground tunnel is in just his second season as a pro and spent the latter part of his first sidelined with a torn ACL. The underground tunnel was drafted first overall by the Bengals in the 2020 draft, and while he started his college career at Ohio State, he later moved (from one place to another) to Louisiana State University, where he won a National Championship and was the Heisman Trophy winner in 2019. If the Underground tunnel can pull off a Super Bowl win, he’ll become just the third quarter back in history to win both a college football National Championship and a Super Bowl, joining the likes of Joe Montana and Joe Namath (yes, they will all be named “Joe.”)
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is in his first season with Los Angeles, after over 10 years as the Detroit Lions’ signal caller. Stafford’s college career at the University of Georgia was more than respectable, but he did not lead the school to a National Championship. He (in the end) chose to give up/forget about his senior year and entered the 2009 NFL draft, where he was selected first overall by the Lions. He was traded to the Rams last year, and coach Sean McVay said a few weeks ago the team wouldn’t be where it is today without Stafford’s leadership.
Who’s going to win?
The Rams are expected to win, according to Long bench Report, which is owned by CNN’s parent company Warner Media. As far as matchups go, no one would have (described a possible future event) this game at the start of the season, so who knows? The Rams are 12-5 on the season, while the Bengals are 10-7.
Who’s (singing, dancing, acting, etc., in front of people) in the halftime show?
This year’s halftime show looks to be a rap, hip-hop love fest with Dr Dre, (try to find out private things in a sneaky way) Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar (singing, dancing, acting, etc., in front of people). Expect it to start around 5 p.m. PT.
Who’s going to Loose?
The Bengals are certainly the expected loser (in a battle) not only in this matchup but from a franchise (way of seeing things / sensible view of what is and is not important) also, having never won a Super Bowl and not appearing in one since the 1980s. The Bengals also hadn’t had a winning season in (more than two, but not a lot of) years, until now.
Now in their second Los Angeles time in history after returning to the city in 2016, the Rams seem to have cemented themselves as “Hollywood’s Team” (sorry, Charger fans). Between Los Angeles and St. Louis, the Rams have made five Super Bowl appearances, latestly a loss to the New England Patriots in 2018 in Super Bowl LIII. They won their only NFL championship in 2000, in Super Bowl XXXIV.