Even though the Packers are not playing in the big game today, the team had a very exciting week. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers won his 4th NFL MVP award and former All-Pro safety LeRoy Bulter, finally made it to the Hall of Fame! Many have analyzed Rodgers speech after winning the MVP award, and it was exciting to see him win it, but it was Butler getting the Hall of Fame call that did it for me. He was an anchor to that defense in the 90s. He could do everything, cover tight ends, blitzed and invented the Lambeau Leap, that still happens today. He revolutionized the safety position. Congratulations LeRoy Bulter! Now on to Super Bowl 56.
Today, everyone will be tuning into Super Bowl 56 to watch the Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals. For the second consecutive year, the Super Bowl will be help at the site of one of the participating teams. This should be a good game to witness. Here is the key information for Super Bowl 56.
Super Bowl 56: Los Anglese Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals
- Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California
- When: Sunday, February 12, 2022
- Time: 5:30 PM Central Time
- TV: NBC
- Broadcasters: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, Kathryn Tappen, Terry McAuley
- Odds: Rams favored by 4
- Last Meeting: In London in 2019; Week 18: Rams 24, Bengals 10
- All-Time Series: Bengals lead series 8-6
- Halftime Show: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar
- National Anthem: Grammy Award-nominated country music artist Mickey Guyton
5 Interesting Prop Bets that have nothing to do with the game
- How long will the national anthem be?
- What color Gatorade will be poured on the winning coach?
- First song to be played during halftime show
- Last song to be performed at the halftime show
- How many celebrities will be shown on the broadcast?
Preview: what to watch for
I am so pumped for this halftime show. Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige – does it get any bigger. A throw back to the 90s hip hop. They have already won a combined 44 Grammy Awards during their music careers. The halftime show will air between 8 pm and 8:30 pm approximately. You can watch the haltime show trailer here: https://youtu.be/h3NhX6-5mO0
Every year people tune into to see the commercials from national brands. The commercials are the most talked about item the day after the Super Bowl. The average price for a 30-second ad for Sunday’s game is reportedly around $6.5 million, and as high as $7 million, and spots are sold out. Last year, when the Super Bowl was on CBS, brands spent an average of $5.5 million.
The Game Itself
We’ve finally made it to Super Bowl Sunday and we have an unlikely matchup that no one predicted between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. This is the Bengals first Super Bowl appearance since 1989. They have one of the most young and exciting teams in the league and have reached the big game with a second-year quarterback and rookie wide receiver who look like they have been playing in the league for several years. The Rams went all in and assembled a cast of all stars to reach the destination they were dreaming of. They are just one win away from achieving what they set out to do. I am not sure what exactly is going to happen. I do think that Matt Stafford will throw an interception or two and Joe Burrow will be sacked at least 5 or more times. I think the Bengals will be trailing at halftime and then come back in the second half. I could see the Bengals winning this game on a last second field goal. That’s all speculation though, as anything can happen today. Just sit back and enjoy the last game of the NFL season.
Happy Super Bowl Sunday!
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag