Described as the event Americans can all come together and find common ground, the Super Bowl is coming this Sunday, and it is once again expected to be a great time, especially with the matchup we have.
The Bengals, who before the playoffs had not won a playoff game in over 30 years, are coming in with their already franchise changing quarterback: Joe Burrow, otherwise known as Joe Cool or Joe Shiesty. They also have their dominate rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase who has proved to be one of the best deep threats in the entire league.
They will attempt to pull off the improbable against the Los Angeles Rams. They are just the second team to play in the Super Bowl in their own stadium, after the Buccaneers became the first last year. They will be led by veteran Matthew Stafford in his first year with the team, after being traded from Detroit a year prior. A weapon the Rams will plan to use is mid season addition Odell Beckham Jr. In his short time with LA, Odell has revived his career after underwhelming play with the Browns.
Both teams came in with the worst record of the division winners of their respective conferences, but they managed to get here in different ways. The Bengals beat the Raiders at home for their first playoff win since 1990, before upsetting the top seeded Titans, and then pulling off an already improbable upset against the Chiefs, after falling 21-3 at one point. The Rams defeated their division rivals the Cardinals decisively, and then defeated the Bucs, despite another trademark Tom Brady comeback forming. They took down their other division rival the 49ers, to ensure they would be playing at their home stadium for another week. With this unique storyline, it should make this event an even more wild time for the city of Los Angeles.