On Sunday, Feb. 13, the longest season in National Football League history will come to a close, as Super Bowl LVI is played at So-Fi Stadium in Los Angeles.
The matchup will feature one of the most exciting offences in the league, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals, taking on a team that re-defined the term “all-in” this season, the Los Angeles Rams.
Burrow and the Bengals defeated Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game. The Bengals' 18-point comeback against the Chiefs matched the largest in AFC Championship history, sending a team that finished 2-14 just two seasons ago to their first Super Bowl since 1988.
Reuniting Burrow with his LSU teammate, wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, has given the Bengals one of the most explosive duos in the league. Chase finished with 1,455 receiving yards, setting a new rookie record for receiving yards in a season. With 54 yards in the AFCCG win over the Chiefs, Chase broke the record for most receiving yards from a rookie in playoff history. A win in So-Fi Stadium would bring the Lombardi Trophy to Cincinnati for the first time in franchise history.
The Rams snapped a six-game losing streak against the San Francisco 49ers, defeating them in the NFC Championship game, to reach their second Super Bowl in the past in four years. Los Angeles is looking to become the second-consecutive team to win a Super Bowl at home, following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' triumph last season at Raymond James Stadium.
Since 2018, the Rams have traded six first-round picks to build a Super Bowl contender, acquiring quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., and linebacker Von Miller this season.
Stafford has been every bit as advertised for the Rams, as his connection with receiver Cooper Kupp has led the Rams to the cusp of their second Super Bowl appearance since the 2018 season and their first win since Super Bowl XXXIV.
How to watch Super Bowl LVI:
When is Super Bowl LVI?
Sunday, Feb. 13.
Comprehensive coverage of the Super Bowl starts at 6;00 p.m. ET. Kickoff scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET.
Super Bowl Sunday programming begins at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT on CTV, CTV, and the CTV app with additional overage beginning at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT on TSN TSN.ca, and the TSN App.
TSN's full NFL broadcast schedule can be found here.
What channel is Super Bowl LVI on?
TSN1/4, CTV Network, CTV.ca
Super Bowl FAQ's
Who is playing the Super Bowl LVI halftime show?
Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Half Time Show’s lineup at SoFi Stadium has been announced and it’s one befitting of a city that prides itself on delivering world-class entertainment.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige will perform the Super Bowl halftime show this year, marking the first time that these five music industry icons have shared the stage together.
When was the last time the Super Bowl was played in Los Angeles?
The NFL’s championship game was last played in the L.A. area in 1993, when the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys met at the Rose Bowl.
This will be the eighth Super Bowl to be played in Los Angeles.
When was Bengals last Super Bowl appearance?
The Bengals last appearance in the big game was in 1988, a 20-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Prior to this playoff run, Cincinnati had not won a playoff game since 1990.
A win in SoFi Stadium would mark the franchise's first Super Bowl win.
When was the Rams last Super Bowl appearance?
The Rams most recent Super Bowl appearance came in 2018, a 13-3 loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
With Stafford and Kupp leading the offence, the Rams look to capture their first title since defeating the Titans 23-16 in 1999.
What is the connection between the head coaches, Sean McVay and Zac Taylor?
Bengals coach Taylor spent two years as an assistant under McVay in Los Angeles as as assistant wide receivers coach and quarterbacks coach from 2017-18. The two went to the Super Bowl together in 2018.