Super Bowl 2022 cheat sheet: A guide to everything you need to know about Rams vs Bengals
Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, February 13, and NBC Sports has you covered with everything you need to know about this year’s game. Super Bowl 2022 coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock and can be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
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Keep reading to see the full TV schedule as well as who’s performing the NFL’s halftime show, national anthem and more. Plus, learn more about the teams playing in Super Bowl LVI: the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.
How to watch Super Bowl LVI
Super Bowl LVI will air live on NBC and Peacock this Sunday, February 13. Coverage will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET.
2022 Super Bowl TV Schedule
NBC Sports’ “Super Gold Sunday” program on Sunday, February 13 will feature live coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Super Bowl LVI on NBC and Peacock:
|8:00 a.m. ET||2022 Winter Olympics|
|12:00 p.m. ET||Road to the Super Bowl|
|1:00 p.m. ET||Super Bowl LVI Pre-Game Show|
|6:00 PM ET||Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals|
|10:45 p.m. ET||2022 Winter Olympics Prime Time Show|
|12:00 p.m. ET||Late Local News (NBC only)|
|12:30 p.m. ET||2022 Winter Olympics Prime Plus Show|
Who sings the national anthem at Super Bowl LVI?
This year’s national anthem will be performed by Grammy-nominated singer Mickey Guyton before kickoff between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. Guyton earned a Grammy nomination for Country Album of the Year with his debut album remember his name. The national anthem will be preceded by a rendition of “America the Beautiful” by six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko. Actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language.
Who is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show this year?
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will all headline the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. The five artists have a combined total of 22 Billboard number one albums and 44 Grammy Awards.
What to know about the Cincinnati Bengals
In just two years, the Cincinnati Bengals have gone from the NFL’s worst team to play in Super Bowl LVI. After making the playoffs for five consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2015, the Bengals went five seasons without a playoff spot. Around this time, Zac Taylor was named head coach and Joe Burrow was selected as the first overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
This season, the Bengals entered the playoffs as the No. 4 seed after winning the AFC North with a 10-7 record. From there they defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, Tennessee Titans and finally Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game, taking them to Super Bowl LVI to play against the Los Angeles Rams . Cincinnati now has the chance to win its first Super Bowl in franchise history. Plus, Joe Burrow has a chance to add a Super Bowl win to a list of his accomplishments, including an NCAA championship and a Heisman Award.
Bengals coach, key players
- The Head Coach: Zac Taylor
- Strategist: Joe Terrier
- Wide Receiver: Ja’Marr Chase
- To recover: Joe Mixon
- Cornerback: Eli Apple
- Linebacker: Logan Wilson
What to know about the Los Angeles Rams
The Rams most recently played in Super Bowl LIII in the 2018 NFL season where they lost to the New England Patriots with Jared Goff at quarterback. Last offseason, Los Angeles traded Goff to the Detroit Lions for QB Matthew Stafford. Additionally, the team signed Odell Beckham Jr. and acquired Von Miller from the Denver Broncos. Running back Cam Akers made a stunning comeback after tearing his Achilles tendon in July, adding talent to a roster that already includes Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Cooper Kupp.
After finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record, the Rams kicked off their NFL playoff series with a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals. They then won a thriller against the Tampa Buccaneers and beat the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl LVI. Los Angeles now has the chance to win a Super Bowl at home, which the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did for the first time in NFL history last year.
Rams coach, key players
- The Head Coach: Sean McVay
- Strategist: Matthew Stafford
- Wide Receiver: Cooper Kupp
- To recover: Sony Michel
- Defensive tackle: Aaron Donald
- Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey