If this NFL postseason has not been one of the most entertaining, if not the most entertaining in recent history, then I don’t know what games everyone who differs have been watching. The Rams, 49ers, Bengals and Chiefs have all put the league on notice and have all Super Bowl betting odds experts sitting at the edge of their seats with the showings they have put on ever since the playoffs got rolling.
But now that all of the action is winding down more and more as time goes on, let’s focus on two teams that have been giving fans and experts the most to talk about during this postseason. On the one hand you have the Cincinnati Bengals, who led by QB Joe Burrow have taken the AFC by storm, quietly but ever so strongly and made themselves the talk of the town, with the Chiefs now awaiting them to go to war for a spot in the Super Bowl. On the other hand, there’s the Los Angeles Rams, with a roster so stacked it should be unfair to have to face Sean McVay’s team. So, here we give you one reason why each of these teams could end up winning Super Bowl LVI.
I am pretty sure that if time travelers existed and would have visited the earth just a couple of years ago and said that the Cincinnati Bengals would be on the brink of going to the Super Bowl in the 2021 season, they would’ve been laughed out of the planet. But now, in Joe Burrow’s second season, first full season, as QB for the Bengals, Cincinnati is one game away from reaching Super Bowl LVI and honestly, we’re living for it. The one main reason any football fan can believe that the Bengals can go on to be in the Super Bowl and even win it is simple, the previously mentioned Joe Burrow and the effect he’s had on the team ever since returning from a season-ending injury in his rookie year of 2020.
Burrow, alongside former LSU teammate and favorite passing target Ja’Marr Chase, as well as RB Joe Mixon and a slew of young, explosive talents all around the team have turned the Bengals from a losing culture team, to one where it’s all about winning, without regards to who is in front. The style of football that Cincinnati plays is exciting, explosive, offensive driven and they make sure to show everybody watching that they are always ready to leave everything out on the field to get a win. Be it because of Burrow’s championship-winning charisma and mystique, or just because all the notes are finally clicking for Cincinnati but, if Joe Burrow continues leading the team like he has been doing throughout this postseason don’t be surprised if we end up seeing the Bengals in Super Bowl XVI.
Los Angeles Rams
Ever since before the season started, everyone was talking about how the LA Rams would end up becoming the team to beat in the NFC. Even with squads as strong as the Cardinals, Packers and Buccaneers all lining up as other favorites for the NFC crown, the Rams still looked like the kings of the hill. Well, now, especially after routing the Buccaneers in Tampa, is there any more room for doubting the Rams. Their reason for the Rams to be well on pace to winning the Super Bowl is simple, how stacked this team is in all of their lines.
Offensively you have guys like Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, who is coming off one of the best seasons for a wide receiver ever and Cam Akers who has proven to be the workhorse running the ball that this team so desperately needed. And on defense, well, when you have a defensive line that hosts guys like Aaron Donald, Von Miller, Leonard Floyd, and Jalen Ramsey, which offense honestly has the tools necessary to get past them? This team just needs to get over their staggering favoritism and continue to play the dominant football they’ve been showing for the majority of the season. If that happens, then the Rams will be a sure bet for representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.