Super Bowl LVI: a preview


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SoFi Stadium will play host to Super Bowl LVI as the Cincinnati Bengals duel the Los Angeles Rams.

Jack Hancsin, The Delphi Staff

Super Bowl LVI will be played Feb. 13 at 6:30 PM.

The game will be held at SoFi Stadium, with a halftime shows featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. 

SoFi Stadium is a new stadium in Los Angeles, which opened in September 2020. Its maximum capacity is 70,000 people, but for the Super Bowl, it will be expanded to 100,000 people.

The Bengals have been the underdogs of the AFC playoffs. With quarterback Joe Burrow going into the Super Bowl having a postseason average of 280 yards per game with 75 completions and 2 interceptions, he will be a good player to watch on Sunday. 

Rams quarterback, Matthew Stanford, has been expected to make it this far due to the regular season show he put on for the fans. In the postseason, he has completed 74 passes with 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Bengals wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase has 279 receiving yards with only one touchdown over 20 catches. When he is under double coverage, he doesn’t produce large numbers, so Joe Burrow has to rely on his other receivers: Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and C.J. Uzomah.

Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has 386 receiving yards with 4 touchdowns and only 25 catches. He was the best receiver across the NFL in the regular season, leading the league in receiving touchdowns and yards. 

In postseason games, the Bengals kicker Evan McPherson has been 12/12 on field goals with four extra points. He has been clutch this season, taking the Bengals to the next playoff game and to the Super Bowl. 

Most are rooting for a Bengals win, but the Rams have proved themselves consistently worthy of a Lombardi Trophy. Super Bowl LVI is predicted to be a great game that will go down in Super Bowl history.