Super Bowl 2022

 Super Bowl LVI, the Cincinnati Bengals vs the Los Angeles Rams, took place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California, with about 112 million people viewing the game from their homes. The Rams won the big game with a score of 23-20, after a game-winning sack by Rams defensive tackle, Aaron Donald. 

    “I’m so excited that the Rams won,” says Molly DeWees (11). “I’m such a big fan and I’m glad I got to see them get a Super Bowl win.”

     The first big play of the game was a Rams touchdown by wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., but he was later taken out due to a torn ACL. After two punts, one by the Rams, one by the Bengals, the Bengals got on board with a field goal by Bengals kicker Evan McPherson, marking the end of scoring drives in the first quarter, with a score of seven to three.

    The Rams started the second quarter off with another touchdown from wide receiver Cooper Krupp, with a failed attempt at a two-point conversion. The Bengals immediately answered with a touchdown pass by running back Joe Mixon to wide receiver Tee Higgins. The next Rams play ended in an interception by Bengals safety Jessie Bates III. The half ended in no more scoring drives with a score of 13 to 10. 

    The second half began with an immediate Bengals touchdown from wide receiver Tee Higgins. The Bengals continued to dominate with another interception by cornerback Chidobe Awuzie, after a failed pass attempt by Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. The Bengals used this to their advantage with another field goal by kicker Evan McPherson. The Rams answered with a field goal of their own by kicker Matt Gay. The third quarter ended with three pints, and a score of 16-20 with the Bengals taking the lead. 

      The fourth quarter began with a slow start, but the Rams were able to score a touchdown after the first four drives ended in punts for both teams. Matthew Staffordord passed the game-winning touchdown to wide receiver Cooper Kupp once again. The Bengals’ final hope for a Super Bowl win was lost to Aaron Donals’s game-winning sack against Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow. The game ended with a final score of 23 to 20. 

     “While I was disappointed by the outcome, it wasn’t an exciting game in the end,” says Shay Seymour. “Super Bowl Sunday is always a great game no matter the outcome.”

    This Super Bowl marks Sean McVay as the youngest head coach to win the big game at 36. Cooper Kupp was also named Super Bowl MVP. 

    The Super Bowl was filled with ups and downs, as well as many more memorable moments. To start the game, Jhené Akko sang “America the Beautiful,” followed by Mickey Guyton singing the National Anthem. The ads were once again a highlight for many, as well as the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show. 

    Overall, Super Bowl LVI is one to remember, especially for Los Angeles and any Bengals or Rams fan.