The Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams face off in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday night at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
Playing at their home stadium, the Rams are looking to win their first Super Bowl title in 22 years, when the team was based in St. Louis. It is the team’s second Super Bowl appearance in the past four seasons, losing to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 53. Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw for 905 yards and six touchdowns in the Rams’ three playoff games this year.
Led by second-year quarterback Joe Burrow, the Bengals are in the Super Bowl for the first time since 1988. Cincinnati beat the top-seeded Tennessee Titans in the divisional round and then outscored the Chiefs of Kansas City in a thrilling overtime win to claim the AFC Championship.
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Who will be the star of Super Bowl 56?
There are so many different potential scenarios for this year’s Super Bowl, from the quarterback battle to the coaching showdown between former teacher and student. Perhaps three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald taking on the maligned Bengals line will be the difference in the game. Or could stars Ja’Marr Chase, Cooper Kupp or Odell Beckham Jr. steal the show?
Super Bowl pre-game readings
USA TODAY Sports has loaded up Super Bowl coverage for the past two weeks. Here are some of the best reads to prepare you for the game.
Super Bowl Predictions: Will the Bengals or the Rams win? Who will be MVP? And which players could be X factors?
Breakdown of Super Bowl games: Who holds the advantage in all facets of the game? Nate Davis explains how the match could be won.
Did Sean McVay learn from being “overwhelmed” in the last Super Bowl?: The Rams coach explains how he’s balancing learning from his previous Super Bowl disappointment while staying focused on the future.
The NFL Coaching Revolution Exposed: The meeting between Sean McVay and Zac Taylor won’t just be a reunion between the former teacher and his protege, but also an indicator of the direction the league coaching movement is taking.
How Kelly and Matthew Stafford made things work in Los Angeles: Rams quarterback wife Kelly gives exclusive insight into the challenges the Staffords’ marriage faced after a move to Los Angeles.
Tightwad vs big spender: Mike Brown of the Bengals and Stan Kroenke of the Rams are a study in contrasting ownership styles.
Eric Weddle retired – then he came back for a Super Bowl ringside shot: How did the Rams prepare a 37-year-old retired 2 years ago for a Super Bowl run?
Move over, Tom Brady: There’s a new oldest active player in the NFL, and Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth is relishing his senior status.
How a transfer changed the course of college football, NFL history: Joe Burrow’s move from Ohio State to LSU changed the football landscape forever.