Super Bowl LVI is underway, with only a few days left to cast your best bets, and possibly some Bengals and Rams player props. The game is set to kick off on Sunday, February 13th, at 6:30 PM EST at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Rams are the second team in history to host and play in the Super Bowl as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals, who are seeking their first-ever franchise Super Bowl title. The matchup will be electric as we look at the competition between two of the best receivers in the league, Cooper Kupp and Ja’Marr Chase. Both teams have had difficulties in guarding top receivers, so this is a game where both players have the position to shine.
Los Angeles Rams Vs. Cincinnati Bengals Player Props
Cooper Kupp Over 102.5 Receiving Yards
As we all know by now, Cooper Kupp is the best receiver in the NFL this season. His stats have been staggering, with 1,947 yards in the regular season and 386 yards in the three postseason games. This means he averaged 114.5 yards per game in the regular season, but his stat jumped to 128.7 yards per game in the postseason. In his last game, Kupp put up a staggering 142 yards in the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Bengals have some of the most bottom-tier pass defensive stats in the league, leaving Kupp with ample opportunity to make an impact for his team. Kupp is not only QB Matthew Stafford’s number one target, but he’s also the number one target in the league. In this Super Bowl game, I suspect Kupp will be targeted a near-record amount, and when he’s targeted, he seals the catch almost all of the time.
Ja’Marr Chase Over 80.5 Receiving Yards
21-year-old rookie Ja’Marr Chase is arguably one of the most impressive players in the NFL this year. Not only has he shown remarkable play as a rookie, but he landed in the top four receiving yards across all players in the league. The previous LSU player has been outstanding with his connection with his LSU quarterback, Joe Burrow, leading to unfathomable yardage. Chase racked in 1,455 receiving yards in the regular season and gained 279 more yards in the postseason. In the regular season, he averaged 85 yards per game with two performances that breached the 200-yard mark against the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. In the postseason, Chase is averaging 93 yards per game on an average of nine targets. On each reception, Chase can push for 18 yards that result in first downs and touchdowns. I expect Joe Burrow to be looking towards Chase downfield in this matchup since the Rams also have a struggling secondary, so large yard values seem accessible to this pair.
Joe Burrow Over 11.5 Rushing Yards
In a world of Super Bowl betting, sometimes you have to pick a riskier bet to stand out and cash out. For this game, I think that bet is Over 11.5 rushing yards for the Bengals QB, Joe Burrow. Burrow has been an outstanding quarterback for the Bengals and has the opportunity to make history as the first player to win a College Football Championship, a Heisman Trophy, and a Super Bowl Title. However, history cannot be made if you play it safe. The biggest asset to the Rams’ defense is their defensive line. Players like Aaron Donald and Von Miller will put immense pressure on Burrow, which will cause #9 to scramble. Now Burrow only averages around three rushing yards per game, but this matchup will bring the heat to the pocket, forcing the young QB to make a decision. If he can’t find his receivers downfield, Burrow is going to have to run the ball himself. Going into this game, Burrow is feeling sharp, and I think he has every ability to play smart and find crucial first downs with him holding the ball.