The Bengals and Rams punched their tickets to Los Angeles and Super Bowl LVI
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The Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams have made it to Super Bowl Sunday and are ready to face off at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California in two weeks. The stage is set, and now it’s time to crown a champion for the longest season in NFL history.
NFL Championship Sunday picked up where the exciting divisional round left off, with an AFC Championship game that came down to the wire on Sunday afternoon.
The Cincinnati Bengals rallied from an 18-point deficit to take a 24-21 lead over the host Kansas City Chiefs, but as he often does, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field for the game-tying field goal by Harrison Butker with no time left in regulation.
In overtime, the Chiefs won the coin toss but Mahomes threw an interception to give the Bengals the ball at their own 45. Joe Burrow drove Cincinnati into field goal range for rookie kicker Evan McPherson, who connected on a 31-yarder to send the underdog Bengals to Super Bowl 56 in Los Angeles.
Sunday’s nightcap was just as exciting as the Los Angeles Rams avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of NFC West rival San Francisco 49ers with a 20-17 win thanks to a late field goal by Matt Gay.
Here are the dates and times for the remainder of the 2022 NFL Playoffs.
Super Wild Card Weekend
Saturday, Jan. 15
Sunday, Jan. 16
Monday, Jan. 17
- (4) Rams 34, (5) Cardinals 11
Saturday, Jan. 22
- (6) 49ers 13, (1) Packers 10
- (4) Bengals 19, (1) Titans 16
Sunday, Jan. 23
- (2) Chiefs 42, (3) Bills 36, OT
- (4) Rams 30, (2) Buccaneers 27
(4) Bengals 27, (2) Chiefs 24, OT
(4) Rams 20, (6) 49ers 17
Super Bowl LVI
Bengals vs. Rams in Los Angeles, 6:30 p.m. ET (NBC)