By Tiffany Williams –
With 24 hours left on the clock until kickoff at SoFi Stadium, the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals both had a walk through on Saturday.
Coach Sean McVay was upbeat…and eager and said, “We’re ready to go. Then we’ve just got to play great in that window that we’ve got. There’s a good look in their eyes. I think there’s a good urgency, but also I just have a good feel about this team. I feel excited to watch them go and do their thing.”
Cincinnati Bengals Coach Zac Taylor called Saturday, “Just our final wrap-up, nothing major.” He also said, “Guys are locked in and ready to go.”
The next stop for these two teams is Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium.
The Los Angeles Rams are headed to the Super Bowl for the second time in five seasons under Head Coach Sean McVay and even though this Super Sunday game is being played in “Rams House,” the Bengals will be the designated home team and the Rams will be the road team at SoFi Stadium.
McVay and Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor, who is a former Rams assistant coach, will be the youngest matchup of Super Bowl head coaches ever.
When both teams take the field, QB Matthew Stafford and QB Joe Burrow will be the second starting quarterback matchup between two number one overall picks in the Super Bowl. Peyton Manning and Cam Newton were the first to do this in Super Bowl 50.
This will be the first meeting between Cincinnati and Los Angeles in postseason history and the two teams second consecutive neutral site matchup after 2019’s International Game in London.
On Saturday the Bengals elevated DT Mike Daniels and WR Trent Taylor from the practice squad to the active roster for the Super Bowl. Both are classified as standard elevations and as practice squad players being elevated to the active roster for the game, both players automatically will revert to the practice squad on Monday.