The longest season in NFL history will officially come to a close in Super Bowl LVI Sunday. The Los Angeles Rams will take on the Cincinnati Bengals to decide which team will hoist the Lombardi Trophy at SoFi Stadium. Kickoff will be at 6:30 p.m. ET from Inglewood, Calif., with the Bengals officially being the home team despite the game being played at the Rams’ stadium. The Rams were viewed as Super Bowl contenders from the moment they acquired QB Matthew Stafford in a trade with the Detroit Lions last January. Former QB Jared Goff wasn’t taking them where they needed to go, so they made a bold move to trade Goff to the Lions – along with three draft picks – for Stafford. The trade worked to perfection, landing the Rams in the Super Bowl in Stafford’s first season.
On the other side, there are the Bengals, who don’t feature the star-studded roster that the Rams have. Yet, despite lacking big-name players, the Bengals still finished the season 10-7, won the AFC North and beat the Raiders, Titans and Chiefs in the postseason to reach Super Bowl LVI. They won fairly comfortably over the Raiders, but they snuck by the Titans and Chiefs with game-winning field goals by PK Evan McPherson to win each game by three points.