The Cincinnati Bengals play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. You know this, 12, and you hate it, right? At least, the Rams part of it. Don’t worry, I believe (blindly possibly) that the Seattle Seahawks will be a player in the playoffs next year.
Cincinnati comes in with an excellent offense and an underrated defense. This is likely due to the Bengals having a bunch of young offensive weapons 23 years old or younger which outshines any other part of the Bengals. Their defense is OK. But the offense is capable of great things.
The Rams are the more well-known product, especially to Seahawks fans. We know Aaron Donald is a beyond-words-great player. But we also know the defense is well-coached and loaded with talent yet the team is led by an offensive-minded head coach. How can the Rams lose?
3 predictions for Super Bowl LVI
Prediction 1: Matthew Stafford throws 3 interceptions
It seems like Stafford kind of has a bad reputation for throwing picks in keys games. But in the 2021/2022 playoffs, Stafford has thrown just 1 pick. And that was against a 49ers team that has already played him twice in the regular season. Stafford is a good quarterback. But he will throw 3 interceptions, 2 early in the first half, and the Bengals will have a halftime lead because of it 21-13.
Prediction 2: Tee Higgins has 185 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns
Jalen Ramsey will probably spend a lot of time shadowing Ja’Marr Chase. (If he doesn’t, then why do the Rams have Ramsey on the roster?) But the thing about the Bengals is that while Chase is fantastic, so is Higgins. Higgins is big and fast with great hands and is going to abuse any single coverage Los Angeles applies to him while LA is worried about Chase. Higgins will have 100 yards by halftime and 2 touchdowns.
Prediction 3: Evan McPherson kicks a 63-yard field goal to win the game
The Rams will make a big comeback in the second half and overtake the Bengals and take the lead. Midway through the fourth quarter, the Rams will hold a 30-28 lead. LA will have all the momentum but the Bengals will get the ball back with just a tiny bit of time left. Joe Burrow will hit Higgins on a 20-yard gain to the Rams 46-yard line and McPherson will then kick the field goal to win the game 31-30.