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Super Bowl Predictions!
It's the big guy vs. the little guy on the world's grandest stage in sports. Our staff picks are right here.
The picks are in. Here’s how we see it going down on Sunday at SoFi Stadium.
More importantly, there’s another chicken wing shortage in America. Best of luck to everyone trying to cope. Advice from Western NY? Stick with the bone-in wings, even if they’re smaller. I cannot imagine what shysters are putting in those processed boneless wings given these troubled times. Probably shreds of the beak.
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We can’t abandon ship now. The Bengals are America’s team, a small-market bunch with an extremely likeable quarterback and, OK, Skyline Chili is a bit overrated. Regardless, their magic continues in La La Land. As great as Jalen Ramsey is, Joe Burrow will find a way to get the ball to his pal, Ja’Marr Chase, on the big stage and we’re not talking about Joe Mixon nearly enough. He’s been one of the best running backs in the league since 2017. Cincy has balance on offense, ample belligerence on defense and that “it” factor teams kill for this time of year. Bengals 31, Rams 27.
This Super Bowl has more appeal for me than most. Joe Burrow is one cool cat on the cusp of superstardom. Matthew Stafford is one hell of a quarterback that was marooned with a futile franchise forever. Mike Brown and his family will always represent the little guy just as Stan Kroenke represents the filthy rich. The Rams have three good backs compared to the Bengals’ one and three good pass rushers compared to two for the Bengals. As brilliant as Ja’Marr Chase has been, Cooper Kupp is unstoppable. I’ve gone back and forth on this for days. Rams 30, Bengals 27.
The Bengals couldn’t protect Burrow against Tennessee but they still won. Cincy needed a complete meltdown from Mahomes to capture the AFC title and they got it. Now they face the “NBA”-like Rams who have mortgaged the future for this moment. Should be a fun game and would love to see the Bengals win but I like the Rams defense to keep Burrow under control and get the Super Bowl they need to justify the move for Stafford. Rams 23, Bengals 17.