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Super Bowl LVI You're Guide to the 2022 NFL Championship

Super Bowl LVI You’re Guide to the 2022 NFL Championship

On Sunday, February 13, the National Football League has its annual Super Bowl. This year, Super Bowl LVI takes place at Sofi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Rams. Below is your guide to the 2022 Super Bowl. 

Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round, odds dropped for the AFC Championship between the Chiefs and Bengals and the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers.

All four teams have a shot at winning one of the world’s major sporting events. Before we get into the particulars surrounding this year’s championship game, check out a quick recap of the teams and why pay per head agents should set max limits on each to win the Super Bowl. 

Super Bowl LVI Final Four

Kansas City Chiefs

Now that the Chiefs played and beat the Bills and are heading to their fourth straight American Football Conference championship game, Super Bowl future bettors will call bookie agents looking to dump on the preseason favorite.

But although Kansas City has every reason to feel bullish about winning their first NFL title since Super Bowl LVI, agents offering free bookie software may want to set max limits on Chief chances to make the Super Bowl.

Patrick Mahomes and his teammates are no lock to beat the Bengals. Also, the Chiefs had to fight to best the Buffalo Bills. That may have taken a lot out of the AFC chalk, which means KC’s trip to Los Angeles isn’t a sure thing.  

Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl LVI You're Guide to the 2022 NFL Championship

Speaking of Los Angeles, LAR knocked out defending champion Tampa Bay. Los Angeles created enough pressure on Tom Brady to beat the Bucs at Raymond James Stadium.

For the Rams, it was sweet revenge. In Super Bowl LIII, Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a 13-3 victory over LAR. 

If L.A. makes this year’s Super Bowl, they get to play at home in SoFi Stadium and on their field. But LAR must do something in the NFC Championship that they haven’t done this season.

The 49ers swept the 2-game season series, beating the Rams 31-10 in Week 10 and rallying down 17 points to best Los Angeles 27-24 in overtime in Week 18. The Rams will have to dig deep to become the second team in NFL history to play a Super Bowl in their stadium. 

Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals hope to secure their third Super Bowl berth in franchise history. In both previous Super Bowl contests, Cincy played against the San Francisco 49ers.

Also, in both games, Joe Montana led the 49ers to come from behind wins after the Bengals had grabbed the lead. This year, Cincinnati is more fired up than in previous potential Super Bowl seasons because Joe Burrow is unstoppable.

Cincinnati has won other major sporting events, including multiple World Series, but never a Super Bowl. Suppose Burrow and his mates can pull off the AFC Championship game upset over Mahomes and the Chiefs. In that case, the Stripes can become conference champions and march into the Vince Lombardi Trophy contest with a shot at making Cincinnati history.      

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco has worked hard to get back to this point since blowing a 9-point fourth-quarter lead against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV. 

Due to the pandemic, 2020 was a bad season for many teams. San Francisco bounced back in 2021, winning enough games to make the playoffs. 

San Francisco is one of the few NFL teams that has won multiple Super Bowls. So we shouldn’t be surprised that SF has another chance to win the Lombardi Trophy. 

Since the playoffs began, the 49ers have played and beaten the Dallas Cowboys and the league’s first Super Bowl winner, the Green Bay Packers. A third straight victory against the NFC West rival Rams is the only thing standing in San Francisco’s way from another Super Bowl Sunday berth. 

Everything you must know about the 2022 Super Bowl

When does the Super Bowl LVI happen?

The NFL has scheduled its trophy-winning event for February 13, 2022. The game was supposed to happen on February 9.

But after the NFL decided to add a Week 18, the postseason pushed out a week so that the conference championship games happened a week later than expected. 

The conference title contests occur on January 30, with the NFL Pro Bowl a week later on February 6 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

Where is Super Bowl LVI taking place?

The game happens at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. It’s the first time the league has played their top event at a Los Angeles County site since the 1993 game where Dallas beat Buffalo 52-17.

That game took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. SoFi is one of the newest stadiums in the United States. So fans lucky enough to grab tix should expect a great viewing experience. 

Which outlet will broadcast the Super Bowl?

NBC will broadcast the February event. NBC outlet Peacock will stream the event. 

Even though CBS, FOX, and ESPN won’t show the game, they will support the NFL by discussing the results on their sports networks.  

Who is playing during the Super Bowl LVI halftime show?

Super Bowl LVI You're Guide to the 2022 NFL ChampionshipPer Entertainment Tonight, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar will perform during this year’s Super Bowl halftime show.

Snoop, Kendrick Lamar, and Dre were all born in Compton, California. So the lineup makes sense since this is the first NFL title game to happen in a Los Angeles venue since the 1993 game at the Rose Bowl.  

How much should we expect Super Bowl LVI tickets to cost?

Tickets for the Sunday game could soar to record prices. Data suggests the lowest cost tickets hover between $4,500 and $5,300

Some ticket purchasing apps will undoubtedly show prices that exceed $10,000, which shouldn’t surprise. Every year, entrance to the Super Bowl costs more than tickets to any NBA Finals games or Stanley Cup matches put together. 

What is the NFL Super Bowl experience?

If this were just a few years ago, the NFL would have events happen at the LA Convention Center and Staples Center.

But because we have yet to escape the pandemic, fans shouldn’t expect the usual NFL festival. Some league partners will be involved. But the league’s director of event operations, Katie Keenan, has stressed that the goal is to ensure fans have a great experience at the game.  

After the 2022 game, when will the next Super Bowl happen at SoFi Stadium?

The most important Sunday in sports will take place at SoFi in Inglewood for the first time. The NFL hasn’t decided when the next Lombardi Trophy event will happen at the Rams’ and Chargers’ venue.

But although the league hasn’t said when the next title contest happens at SoFi, we should expect it to be soon. The Inglewood venue is one of the best of its kind in the nation. 

The NFL has ruled that only cities with an NFL team can host a Super Bowl. Just two California teams, LAR and the Chargers, both play at SoFi. 

So any return to Golden State means a game at the Inglewood stadium.   

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