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Super Bowl LVI Preview: Bengals vs. Rams

Super Bowl LVI is upon us with the Cincinnati Bengals looking to win their first ever title as they take on the Los Angeles Rams.

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Given the landscape of the AFC, we got the best possible outcome for Super Bowl LVI. The Cincinnati Bengals shocked the world by beating the Kansas City Chiefs on the road, while former Denver Broncos GOAT Von Miller will be playing on the other side with the Los Angeles Rams.

Below I preview the Super Bowl and all betting odds come from our partners at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. Mile High time
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Where to Watch: NBC, NFL Live on Yahoo Sports, NFL App
Betting Spread: Los Angeles -4
Moneyline Odds: Cincinnati +170 / Los Angeles -200
Over/Under: 48.5

For me, this game is going to be all about rooting for Von Miller. He has been such a powerful figure for the Broncos and is easily on their Mt. Rushmore of all-time greats for the type of career he has had here. We didn’t cover Miller’s comments about Denver this week, but he was reminiscent of his time here during the Super Bowl media days.

“It means everything, man,” Miller said Monday. “It’ll always be love. I’ll always have orange and blue in my blood. I’ll always be a Coloradan. I spent 10-and-a-half years there, a third of my life. My son was born there. [I] did so much with the Denver Broncos. So many of my close brothers still play for the team and I watched these guys grow up and I watched these guys develop. I played with guys before them, spent eight years and nine years and seven years with all those other guys. I got to see Peyton Manning — and John Elway was my boss. Just so many great things about Denver, man.”

Miller will be a free agent again in March, but who knows what the future will hold. It is unlikely Von will return, except for that moment when he signs a one-day contract to retire a Bronco.

“To still have the support from the city is amazing,” Miller said. “I didn’t want to leave. It wasn’t me that wanted to leave. I got traded. If it was up to me, I’d still be in Denver trying to figure it out. That’s just how I am, that’s how I’m built. It feels good for the city to understand that and for them to know that this wasn’t my choice. I always wanted to be a Denver Bronco forever, and I’ll always be a Denver Bronco forever. I’m just here working in LA right now.”

For all of the reasons Von stated, I will be rooting for the Rams like I have been a lifelong Rams fan. It’ll be a tough matchup as these Bengals seem to have a knack for hanging around and Joe Burrow has been clutch late all postseason. Even so, I think Von Miller and Aaron Donald will play a big factor late in this Super Bowl to secure the title.

Prediction: Rams 34, Bengals 31

What are your predictions for Super Bowl LVI this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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Who wins Super Bowl LVI?

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  • 72%
    Los Angeles Rams
    (174 votes)
  • 27%
    Cincinnati Bengals
    (67 votes)
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