The Cincinnati Bengals will seize their first Lombardi Trophy this Sunday in Tremendous Bowl LVI, in keeping with Madden NFL 22’s prediction of the massive sport.
Madden says that the Bengals, at the moment a 4.5-point underdog, will edge out the Los Angeles Rams on their dwelling turf with a 24-21 victory. In Madden NFL 22’s simulation of the 2022 Tremendous Bowl, the Bengals’ Joe Burrow throws two landing passes and secures the Tremendous Bowl MVP award, changing into the primary quarterback to win that honor in addition to the Heisman Trophy and NCAA nationwide championship.
It’s a come-from-behind win during which the Bengals overcome a valiant effort by the Rams, who’re main at halftime after touchdowns from working again Sony Michel and extensive receiver Cooper Kupp. Rams quarterback Matt Stafford and wideout Odell Beckham Jr. join on a landing cross within the fourth quarter to tie the sport at 21, an ideal second for 2 males taking part in of their first Tremendous Bowl after spending lengthy careers with groups that largely didn’t make the playoffs. But it surely’s Bengals rookie phenom Evan McPherson who notches the profitable discipline objective within the closing minutes to ship the Cincy followers right into a frenzy.
Madden’s Tremendous Bowl simulation — performed in a CPU-vs.-CPU sport on All-Professional/Simulation problem with six-minute quarters, the default settings for ranked Madden play — is an annual custom that dates again to 2004. It’s only one information level, however the online game has accurately picked the Tremendous Bowl winner most of the time, with a file of 11-7. (Final yr’s prediction of a Chiefs victory over the Buccaneers was an entire whiff.)
Digital Arts put collectively a fun video for its 2022 prediction, with retired NFL working again Marshawn Lynch taking part in the position of a psychic who’s divining the beats of the sport. It’s the second notable starring position in current reminiscence for the ex-Seahawks nice — don’t miss his show-stealing guest appearance on Netflix’s Murderville.
Tremendous Bowl LVI will kick off at 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Feb. 13, from SoFi Stadium within the Los Angeles suburb of Inglewood, California. That is the second time in NFL historical past — and the second yr in a row — that the Tremendous Bowl is going down on the dwelling discipline of one of many groups taking part in in it. (The Rams share SoFi Stadium with the Los Angeles Chargers.)
The sport can be broadcast on NBC, with Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth calling the motion. These with out entry to NBC can stream the game on Peacock, though that requires a subscription to not less than the $4.99-a-month Peacock Premium tier.