Hi everyone! Today I want to discuss about the Championship games from 2 weeks ago! So, let’s get started! I predicted that the Chiefs would beat the Bengals 34-31, but the final score was 27-24 Bengals over the Chiefs in overtime and in a close game. The Chiefs were playing pretty good in the first half as they got up to a 21-3 lead on the Bengals, but in the second half, the Bengals have started to turn it up and started scoring some touchdowns. The Chiefs made some key mistakes such as throwing a key interception to allow the Bengals to score a touchdown on a short field. The game went into overtime tied at 24 and the Chiefs won the coin toss and they elected to receive. The Chiefs however could not go down the field and score a touchdown as Patrick Mahomes threw a crucial interception and that allowed the Bengals to have a chance to win the game. The Bengals kicked a game-winning filed to win the game and they are surprisingly going to the Super Bowl. And what I found out to be interesting is that if the Chiefs scored a touchdown again in overtime like they did against the Bills, then the NFL would have changed the overtime rules. Seems to be kind of funny huh? But yeah, don’t ever sleep on the Bengals.
I predicted that the 49ers would beat the Rams 30-24, but the final score was 20-17 Rams over the 49ers in a close game. These teams were fighting fire with fire pretty much all game long. The Rams were up 7-0 for a moment, but the 49ers answered right back by scoring a touchdown to tie the game at 7 a peace. Later in the second half, the 49ers were starting to pour it on the Rams by scoring a touchdown and kicking the field goal to make them go up 17-7 on the Rams. However, after the 49ers scored their second touchdown, a defensive lineman Aaron Donald was livid and told his defense that he wants to have that Super Bowl ring. And then after that, that changed the game quite a bit because they were able to come back from being down 10 and the Rams kicked a potential game-winning field goal to make them go up 20-17 over the 49ers. But the main difference was that Jimmy Garopollo threw a crucial interception to end the game and the Rams are now in the Super Bowl after knocking the 49ers out at the last second. The Rams may have ended their frustrations against the 49ers as they always been having their number. It is pretty hard to beat your divisional rivalry 3 times in a row.
So typically, I went 0-2 on Championship games which is unfortunate for me because I have been getting some picks correct every time. And now, I am going to talk about the last game of the season, the Super Bowl between the Bengals and the Rams in Los Angles! So, let’s get started, shall we?! So, these teams have not been in the Super Bowl for a long time especially the Bengals. The Bengals have not been to the Super Bowl since 1988 and the Rams have not been to the Super Bowl since 2018 when they lost the Super Bowl to the Patriots. The Bengals have not won the Super Bowl at all in NFL history. The Rams have won the Super Bowl one time when Kurt Warner was with the Rams long time ago. The key to this game I think it is going to be a major factor is the Rams defensive linemen such as Aaron Donald and Von Miller against the Bengals offensive linemen because if the Rams defense keeps making Joe Burrow uncomfortable, then the Rams will win, but if the Bengals shut down those defensive players and protect the quarterback, then the Bengals do have a shot at winning the Super Bowl. But they also have to stop the Rams offense which is explosive. The injury reports will obviously play the factor of the game as well. The Bengals do need to not let wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Odell Beckham Jr get open every time because it will be a long day for them if they keep letting it happen. The Rams will need to play lights out by not messing around like the Chiefs did. But when the Bengals start to get going, they are hard to stop and it reflects on the defense and you saw it against the Chiefs. Even if the Rams do get up on the Bengals, you still should not sleep on the Bengals because they can come out of nowhere. Now the Rams do think that they have a shot against them, but that does not mean that they will beat them. The second half is going to have an awesome performance as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem will come perform to sing and it will be a blast! I can’t wait for the half time show! I think this game should be a very close game. I actually think the Bengals will beat the Rams and be Super Bowl Champions for the first time 25-21. Because I think they just got the best quarterback, good enough defense and they can run the ball which they need to do to slow down the Rams pass rush. Aaron Donald and Von Miller might disappear again as the Bengals offense will eventually find a way to block them. They could have a hard time blocking them, but not too much. Of course these players can move around to find the right spot to disrupt Joe Burrow and bat balls up in the air and picking it off. Joe Burrow can also take the rush pressure much better than Stafford and he can just give it to Jamar Chase who has been a real threat to opponents no matter who tries to cover him and the Rams might have to double team him, but the problem is that other receivers might get open. Joe Burrow has been sacked about 9 times and I don’t even think that he got sacked at all against the Chiefs. You get sacked 9 times and yet you still won it?! That is just remarkable! So, I think this is why I may pick the Bengals to win the Super Bowl.
So, what do you guys think about the Super Bowl predictions?! I would love to hear lots of comments, thoughts, opinions, questions or concerns down below!
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