The 2022 Super Bowl – Cincinnati Bengals vs LA Rams – takes place at the SoFi Stadium tomorrow, Super Bowl Sunday, 13th February. QBs Joe Burrows and Matthew Stafford will battle it out for the Vince Lombardi Trophy, while Snoop Dogg will perform the Super Bowl halftime show. UK viewers can watch a Super Bowl free live stream on BBC iPlayer.
Super Bowl LVI is set. The Cincinnati Bengals face the Los Angeles Rams at the latter’s home building, SoFi Stadium, on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. There is no shortage of stars or storylines between these two teams. While the St. Louis Rams won a Super Bowl in 1999,
the L.A. version of the franchise is playing in a Super Bowl for the second time in four years and aims to win its first league title since 1951, which is also the city’s first NFL championship. The Bengals, who have reignited the city of Cincinnati and won their first playoff game since 1991 this postseason, are playing in the big game for the first time since 1988.
This live blog from The Athletic follows game updates, coverage and everything else surrounding Sunday’s event in Inglewood, Calif., including the Super Bowl halftime show. Catch up on this week’s Super Bowl-related news and the 2022 NFL Honors, too.
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The 2022 NFL playoffs have been full of excitement and drama. Most recently the championship round continued that trend, as the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals punched their tickets to Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium after thrilling wins. The Rams make this consecutive Super Bowls that a team has played the big game in their home stadium after the Buccaneers did the same last year. Super Bowl LVI figures to bring the same excitement and drama on Sunday.
But how, exactly, can you watch Super Bowl LVI? You came to the right place:
- Bengals (13-7) vs. Rams (15-5)
- TV: NBC (Pregame 1 p.m. ET, game and postgame 6 p.m. ET)
- Radio: Westwood One (Pregame 2 p.m. ET, game and postgame 5 p.m. ET)
- Odds: Rams -3.5
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How the NFL’s tiniest scouting staff built the Bengals into the next big thing
In early 2012, Duke Tobin and Steven Radicevic sat in the seats of UCLA’s Drake Stadium. Tobin, the Bengals’ director of player personnel since 1999, asked a loaded question to the then director of football operations for the Bruins: What do you want to do with your life?
Radicevic’s answer revolved professionally around building an NFL team that can win the Super Bowl. Almost 10 years to the day, Tobin and Radicevic, now Cincinnati’s director of pro scouting, will be at that same field as their Bengals practice, seeking the first Super Bowl victory in Cincinnati history.
Over the course of the intervening decade, Radicevic, Tobin, and their team have heard the same criticism on repeat: There go the Bengals, the smallest personnel staff in the league. They don’t care about winning, they barely have any scouts.
It gets old, Radicevic said. It stays grating. “I’ve heard it for 10 years.”
Super Bowl Sunday 2022 is tomorrow and the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are set to play in football’s biggest game. NBC Sports has you covered with all you need to know about how to watch the 2022 Super Bowl including every TV and live streaming option on devices such as Roku, Apple TV and more or those with or without cable.
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Two teams remain with a chance to win it all at Super Bowl LVI: the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. According to PointsBet, Matthew Stafford and the Rams are betting favorites over Joe Burrow and the Bengals. Follow ProFootballTalk for more on the 2022 NFL Playoffs as well as game previews, injury reports, picks, predictions, news, rumors, and more leading up to Super Bowl 2022.
RELATED: Everything you need to know about this year’s Super Bowl halftime show
Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg will headline this year’s Super Bowl halftime show and Mickey Guyton will sing this year’s national anthem prior to kickoff. Six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko will sing “America the Beautiful” ahead of the anthem.
What TV channel is the Super Bowl on this year?
NBC will air this year’s Super Bowl with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth announcing the game. Check your local listings to see what TV channel NBC is in your area. The Super Bowl can be be streamed live on Peacock’s premium tier and you can watch Peacock on devices such as Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation, Fire TV and more. In addition to Peacock, stream the game live on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com.
NBC was originally scheduled to broadcast the 2021 Super Bowl but the network swapped years in order to have both the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics in February 2022.
How to watch Super Bowl LVI online, on TV
When: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Start time: Coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET
Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET (3:30 p.m. PT)
Where: SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California
TV Channel: NBC
Live stream: Watch live on Peacock, NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com
What to know about the halftime show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will headline
PFT’s picks and predictions for Super Bowl 2022
His rapid rise to stardom has coincided with their first Super Bowl trip in 33 years, and the No. 1 pick from the 2020 draft has restored hope for the success-starved franchise. And like anything else, Burrow’s ascension will come with a cost to meet the market demand.
“(The Bengals) have already thought about it,” an NFL team executive said. “I’m sure they’ve already budgeted for it, how they’ve constructed other contracts and the extensions they’ve got coming up. I’m sure it’s already accounted for.”
Burrow, who is eligible for a contract extension following the 2022 season, is on a path to be among the NFL’s highest-paid quarterbacks, all while the league is inching toward a crossroads with the financial implications of keeping pace with the position’s soaring market value.
Burrow and the Bengals aren’t alone — not with an exciting group of up-and-coming quarterbacks who are eligible for new deals after they complete their third season.
Read more below.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to watch Super Bowl LVI free online – we’ve listed the best options below. The action takes place at the 70,240-seater SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The $5.5 billion venues is the most expensive Super Bowl stadium ever and features one of the world’s largest 4K HDR video displays.
As for the Super Bowl halftime show, the 12-minute concert will feature West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, as well as Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar.
Fans in the UK can watch Bengals vs Rams free on BBC iPlayer with a VPN. Make sure you know how to watch a free Super Bowl live stream from anywhere in the world.
Public broadcaster the BBC has the right to show Bengals vs Rams. The game will be free on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer.
Simply sign up for a BBC account with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA). Done? You’re good to go!
Not in the UK? Simply use a VPN to access BBC iPlayer from anywhere – without being geo-blocked.
Sky also has the right to show NFL games in the UK. Subscribers can watch Super Bowl LVI live on Sky Sports.
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Some of the best relationships are forged over food, so it only makes sense that the bond between the respective head coaches in Sunday’s Super Bowl got its start while breaking bread.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor estimates it was around 2015 or so when he met the Rams’ Sean McVay. Each managed to break away from their NFL Scouting Combine duties long enough to head to Shula’s Steak House in downtown Indianapolis, where they were introduced. The two promptly hit it off.
Today, Shula’s no longer occupies that particular location. Still, the men’s relationship lives on. Even if it hadn’t, the pair might be inextricably linked anyway.
Taylor is unquestionably a part of the fast-growing McVay coaching tree, the existence of which McVay has spent the past couple of weeks denying, to no avail.
“I’m too young to be having a coaching tree,” the 36-year-old coach said — again — this week.