2022 Big Game: 22 Facts To Know About The Championship

by Last updated Feb 16, 2022Curated Content, Featured Curated Content

To celebrate the 2022 Big Game, here are 22 facts to know about the Championship: Los Angeles Rams, Cincinnati Bengals, SoFi Stadium

February 15, 2022 – The Los Angeles Rams have won the Super Bowl LVI on February 13, 2022. The Rams beat Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

“That’s what makes this team great,” Rams coach Sean McVay said in The Washington Post.

“That’s why they’re world champs because our best players stepped up in the most crucial and critical moments.”

— Los Angeles Rams Coach Sean McVay

It is the first Championship for Rams since returning to LA from St. Luis and the team’s second with a win in 2000.

Quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes. Two to wide receiver Cooper Kupp and one to fellow wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

The second touchdown pass to Kupp with 1:25 remaining had won the football Championship for the Rams.

In fact, Kupp finished with eight catches for 92 yards and was named the game’s MVP.

A response from Cincinnati Bengals’ quarterback Joe Burrow.

“Obviously it stings,” Burrow said. “But we had a great year. It didn’t come out this last game the way we wanted to, but I think we still have something to celebrate.”

Coach Zac Taylor for the Cincinnati Bengals response to the game and for the team’s accomplishments.

“We’re proud of what we’ve done,” Coach Zac Taylor said.

“We’ve done it the right way. We are a first-class organization from top to bottom. I think that we’ve given the fans something really to be proud of and cheer about. And that’s a plus for us.”

Ram’s fans were thrilled.

“It was unbelievable,” one of the Rams fans said about the fact it came down to a last-minute play.

On the other side, “It was a hard-fought Championship” said one of the Bengals fans.

“It was a good game, it was amazing. I’m going to be disappointed tomorrow. So much fun watching this.”

“That last drive was a special drive that I’ll never forget,” Stafford said.

“Just so many great plays by so many great players. I’m just so happy to get it done.”

— Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford

Rams Fans Reactions to Super Bowl 2022

Let’s take a look at how everyone reacted to Los Angeles Rams winning the Super Bowl LVI.

22 facts to know about the teams that competed

Let’s take a look at 22 facts surrounding the Championship.

1. Rams Home Field

Super Bowl LVI was played in SoFi Stadium, which is the home field for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers.

There are plans for SoFi Stadium to host the College Football National Championship game in 2023 and the Opening & Closing Ceremonies of the 2028 Olympic Games.

2. SoFi Stadium

SoFi Stadium is the first indoor-outdoor stadium to be constructed.

The centerpiece of the 298-acre sports and entertainment district, SoFi Stadium provides for a seating capacity of 70,000, expandable up to 100,000.

3. Bengals Home Field

While Paul Brown Stadium is the home field for the Cincinnati Bengals.

The stadium seats 65,515 and offers Field Level, Club Level, and Canopy Level seating areas.

4. Home Team

The Bengals were set to be the official home team for Super Bowl LVI due to the NFL alternating the destination between conferences each year. Specifically, it means the Cincinnati football team set to use the Rams’ home stadium locker room during the game.

5. Head Coach: Records set

The Youngest coach to win the Super Bowl – Los Angeles Rams Coach Sean McVay became the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl at age 36.

The previous record was held by Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin who was 6 weeks to turn 37 when Pittsburgh defeated Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII. (CBS Sports)

6. Most Saks: Records set

The Rams’ defense set with seven sacks of Joe Burrow, matched the 2015 Rams, 1985 Bear, and 1975 Steelers with the most sacks in a Super Bowl game.

7. Hometown Champions: Recordset

Los Angeles along with last year’s Super Bowl LV Champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only teams to win the Super Bowl on their home field.

In fact, the Rams are the only team to win both the Super Bowl and the Conference Championship in their own stadium.

8. Fastest second-half touchdown: Recordset

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow’s 75-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Tee Higgins set the record for the quickest second-half touchdown in Super Bowl history. The wide receiver crossed the goal line just 12 seconds into the second half to give Bengal a 17-13 lead.

9 Most scrimmage yards: Recordset

Cooper Kupp broke the all-time record for most scrimmage yards by a receiver with 1,965.

10. Ja’Marr Chase franchise record

Bengals’ top receiver, Ja’Marr Chase, was drafted fifth overall in 2021 out of LSU, where he played with Burrow. The rookie broke a franchise record with 1,455 yards on the season, the fourth-most among all NFL wideouts.

11. Ja’Marr Chase ranked

Of all receivers with at least 500 yards, Chase ranked second in the NFL in yards per catch (18), behind only the 49ers’ Deebo Samuel. His 13 TDs ranked third in the league.

12. Youngest pair NFL head coaches

Ram’s Coach Sean McVay,36, was up against Bengals Coach Zac Taylor, 38 in the Super Bowl LVI. As a result, marked the youngest pair of Super Bowl head coaches in the game’s history.

13. Coach Zac Taylor’s past positions with the Rams

Taylor worked under McVay directly before becoming Bengals coach, spending one year as the Rams’ assistant wide receivers coach (2017) and one as the team’s QBs coach (2018).

14. Rams Championships

The Rams won two Championships before the Super Bowl era, first as the Cleveland Rams in 1945 and then as the Los Angeles Rams in 1951.

15. Super Bowl halftime show

The halftime show featured a collective of longtime hip-hop artists: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar with surprise guest 50 Cent. The performance included nostalgia, good vibes, and Califonia Love.

16. Super Bowl Performances

Country singer Mickey Guyton performed the national anthem, while R&B singer Jhené Aiko performed “America the Beautiful” and gospel duo Mary Mary sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing” prior to the game.

17. Rams past Championships

The Rams won two Championships before the Super Bowl era, first as the Cleveland Rams in 1945 and then as the Los Angeles Rams in 1951.

18. Matthew Stafford: career highs

Prior to the Super Bowl Championship, Matthew Stafford, the Rams’ QB, set career highs in completion percentage (67.2) and passing touchdowns (41) this year. Only Tom Brady (43) threw more TDs.

19. Los Angeles Host City

Los Angeles was a host to some of the historic moments in the Super Bowl and NFL Championships, including the Green Day Packages defeating the Kansas City Chiefs at the first Super Bowl in 1967. (TSN)

20. Bengals Championship

The Bengals are one of six active teams that have not won a Super Bowl, NFL Championship, or AFL Championship. The other five are the Vikings, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans.

21. Rams SoFi Stadium

The Rams appearance at Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium makes this the third time a participating team is playing in its home market and the second time in its home stadium.

22 Rams Franchise history

Los Angeles Rams have 4 times changed team names. Originally the team was founded in 1936 as Cleveland Rams and was known from 1936 to 1946.

From 1946 to 1994, after a settlement reach, owners Dan Reeves and Fred Levy Jr. Reeves were allowed to move the team to Los Angeles, setting in Los Angeles Rams as the new team name.

After a relocation to St. Luis, the team was known as St. Louis Rams from 1995 to 2015.

Lastly, returning back to Los Angeles, the team settled as Los Angeles Rams from 2016 to the present. (Wikipedia)

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2022 Big Game: 22 facts to know about the Championship

2022 Big Game: 22 facts to know about the Championship

THE BIG GAME OF 2022

Congratulations to both teams on their hard-fought battle, and to all the teams for a great football season.

Baron® recognizes the hard work, dedication, and determination these athletes put in during their journey to a Championship.

Congratulations to the Los Angeles Rams for winning Super Bowl LVI.

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