6 bold predictions for Bengals vs. Rams in Super Bowl LVI

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Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Joe Burrow, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /

If the Bengals win, Joe Burrow will be Super Bowl MVP

On the other side of the field from Donald will be the face of the Bengals’ franchise, quarterback Joe Burrow. The second-year signal-caller has been the clear most valuable player for his team all season, and they almost certainly won’t change in a potential Super Bowl win.

In the majority of the Bengals’ wins this season, Burrow has performed well. When the former No. 1 overall pick is not at the top of his game, they usually lose. While he’s not always the focal point of the offense (example: Week 12 against the Steelers), he has played a huge part in every win. That will have to continue if the Bengals pull out an upset over the Rams.

As previously mentioned in earlier slides, Burrow will be under immense pressure from the Rams’ pass rush. If that is the case and Burrow can remain poised and lead his team to a win, no one will be more deserving of the award, even if the quarterback puts up a pedestrian stat line.

To be constantly under attack from the opposing team’s defensive line and continue to lead your team to a win is a rare thing for a quarterback to be able to do, but Burrow has shown he is more than capable of doing so.

Not only will Burrow have to play through the pressure of the Rams’ pass rush, but he will need to be efficient and turnover-free in the process. If Joey Franchise can put up a stat line along the lines of 300 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, the Cincinnati Bengals should win the Super Bowl in a low-scoring affair, with Burrow winning MVP to boot.