The Los Angeles Rams are just nine days away from securing a Lombardi Trophy and earning their second Super Bowl championship in franchise history.
The only thing standing in their way are the Cincinnati Bengals who have made it further than analysts and 18+ NFL betting sites predicted in 2022, and the odds for Super Bowl 56 are implying that their run will end at the hands of the Rams on February 13th.
That’s also what the betting odds were suggesting when the Bengals played the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game and the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
The Bengals seem immune to their postseason underdog status thus far, but should those that intend to bet on Super Bowl 56 lay some action on Cincinnati to win it all?
Here is the current Super Bowl LVI betting line featuring the latest Rams vs. Bengals odds.
Super Bowl 56 Betting Line: Rams vs. Bengals Odds To Win
- Rams Super Bowl Betting Odds | -4.5/-200
- Bengals Super Bowl Betting Odds | +4.5/+170
- Over/Under: 48.5
The Bengals have been to the Super Bowl twice before in the 1980s, losing on both occasions to Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers. The Rams are also making their third visit to the big game and have their eyes set on their second Lombardi.
The game is largely a story of the two starting quarterbacks.
Matthew Stafford is in his 13th year as a professional, but in his first year with the LA Rams. Stafford was unable to climb to pro football’s highest peak while with the Detroit Lions, but he’s now 60 minutes away from winning Super Bowl LVI.
Joe Burrow is in his second season as a pro after missing a bulk of his rookie year due to injury. Being the top overall draft pick carries with it championship expectations, but Burrow is attempting to accomplish that feat after only one full season of starting experience under his belt.
So, who will cement their destiny as a Super Bowl champion – Burrow or Stafford? Super Bowl prop bets are on the boards that suggest elevated statistical totals for both quarterbacks, so perhaps the team that possesses the ball last will be the victor.
Considering how loaded both franchises are on offense, it stands within reason that the Bengals and the Rams will be knocking on the door of the Super Bowl for years to come, but just ask Dan Marino how important it is to go ahead win now at all costs.
Marino lost the Super Bowl in his only appearance which came at the end of his second season, and at the time, it was assumed he’d have several more cracks at a championship.
Burrow is also in his second year, but he’s already gotten the championship monkey off of his back during his college days, winning a CFP National Championship with the LSU Tigers in 2019 and also earning the Heisman Trophy.
Stafford is attempting a bit of a gravy train title for Super Bowl 2022, but that didn’t stop the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Tom Brady last year, and they followed the same playbook as the 2016 Denver Broncos with Peyton Manning.
Can Burrow and the Bengals derail the train or are Stafford and the Rams on the road to a title? Tune in on the 13th and find out.
Bovada, Pro Football Reference