Super Bowl LVI Outcome

The Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20, in Super Bowl 56!


Nathan Plunk

First starting in 1967, the Super Bowl has been around for over 50 years.

By Nathan Plunk, Copy Editor

The city of L.A. is partying today, while Cincinnati stays at home, after several schools announced closings this Monday despite win or loss. The Rams made their fifth Super Bowl appearance, and secured their second Super Bowl win last Sunday. Meanwhile, Cincinnati was looking for their first win in franchise history, in their third ever appearance.

Winner of the AFC Championship, the Cincinnati Bengals were 13-7 before the Super Bowl. They had a tough road getting there, winning the AFC Wild Card against the Las Vegas Raiders 26-19. After that, they played the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Divisional Round, and AFC Championship respectively.

In the NFC, the Los Angeles Rams won their Wild Card game against the Arizona Cardinals with a strong 34-11 outing. They then went on to beat both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the San Francisco 49ers by a field goal. After a strong season, they went in to the Super Bowl 15-5.

Super Bowl LVI was close the whole way through, with only a score of 13-10 going into half. The Bengals would then score 10 unanswered, before leading at the end of the third quarter 20-16. However, Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, and the rest of L.A. battled back to score a late fourth quarter touchdown.

Both teams quarterbacks threw well, with Stafford going 26 for 40, netting 283 yards. With that, he also threw for three touchdowns, and two interceptions. On the other end of the field, Joe Burrow went 22 for 33, with 263 yards, and one touchdown.

The game was great, but as always, the commercials didn’t fail us. Be sure to check out some favorites as we await what the next season of football holds for us!