Super Bowl 2022: Everything you need to watch and get ready for Rams vs. Bengals on Sunday


Super Bowl LVI kicks off on Sunday, February 13 and NBC Sports has you covered with all you need to know about this year’s game. Coverage of the 2022 Super Bowl begins at 12:00 p.m. ET on NBC and Peacock and can be streamed live on and the NBC Sports app.

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Keep reading to see the full TV schedule as well as who’s performing the NFL halftime show, national anthem and more. Plus, learn more about the teams playing in Super Bowl LVI: the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.

How to watch Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl 2022 will air live on NBC and Peacock this Sunday, February 13. Coverage will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET.

Super Bowl 2022 TV schedule

NBC Sports’ “Super Gold Sunday” schedule on Sunday, February 13 will feature live coverage of the 2022 Winter Olympics and Super Bowl LVI on NBC and Peacock:

8:00 a.m. ET 2022 Winter Olympics
12:00 p.m. ET Road to the Super Bowl
1:00 p.m. ET Super Bowl LVI Pregame Show
6:00 p.m. ET Super Bowl LVI: Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals
10:45 p.m. ET 2022 Winter Olympics Primetime Show
12:00 a.m. ET Late Local News (NBC only)
12:30 a.m. ET 2022 Winter Olympics Prime Plus Show

Who is singing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVI?

This year’s national anthem will be performed by Grammy-nominated singer Mickey Guyton ahead of kickoff between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. Guyton earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album of the Year with her debut album Remember Her Name. The national anthem will be preceded by a performance of “America the Beautiful” by six-time Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko. Actress Sandra Mae Frank will perform the national anthem and “America the Beautiful” in American Sign Language.

Who is performing at the Super Bowl halftime show this year?

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will all headline the Super Bowl LVI halftime show. The five artists have a combined 22 number one Billboard albums and 44 Grammy Awards.

What to know about the Cincinnati Bengals

In just two years, the Cincinnati Bengals went from the worst team in the NFL to playing in Super Bowl LVI. After making the playoffs for five straight seasons from 2011-2015, the Bengals went five seasons without a playoff berth. In that time, Zac Taylor was brought in as head coach and Joe Burrow was selected as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

This season, the Bengals entered the postseason as the No. 4 seed after winning the AFC North with a 10-7 record. From there, they defeated the Las Vegas Raiders, the Tennessee Titans and finally Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, bringing them to Super Bowl LVI to play against the Los Angeles Rams. Cincinnati now has the chance to win their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Plus, Joe Burrow has a chance to add a Super Bowl win to a list of his accomplishments including an NCAA Championship and Heisman Award.

Bengals coach, key players

  • Head coach: Zac Taylor
  • Quarterback: Joe Burrow
  • Wide receiver: Ja’Marr Chase
  • Running back: Joe Mixon
  • Cornerback: Eli Apple
  • Linebacker: Logan Wilson

What to know about the Los Angeles Rams

The Rams most recently played in Super Bowl LIII in the 2018 NFL season where they lost to the New England Patriots with Jared Goff at quarterback. This past offseason, Los Angeles traded Goff to the Detroit Lions for QB Matthew Stafford. In addition, the team signed Odell Beckham Jr. and acquired Von Miller from the Denver Broncos. Running back Cam Akers made a stunning return after tearing his achilles in July, adding talent to a roster that already features the likes of Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey and Cooper Kupp.

After finishing the regular season with a 12-5 record, the Rams opened up their NFL Playoffs run with a blowout win over the Arizona Cardinals. They then won a thriller against the Tampa Buccaneers and defeated the San Francisco 49ers to advance to Super Bowl LVI. Los Angeles now has the chance to win a Super Bowl at their home stadium, something the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did for the first time in NFL history last year.

Rams coach, key players

  • Head coach: Sean McVay
  • Quarterback: Matthew Stafford
  • Wide receiver: Cooper Kupp
  • Running back: Sony Michel
  • Defensive tackle: Aaron Donald
  • Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey

How to get ready for Super Gold Sunday this year

Super Bowl history, records and more

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft WR Rankings: Zay Flowers, Jaxon Smith-Njigba top list


The 2023 NFL Draft is just around the corner, and across all positions, fans are eagerly tracking the names to know to see what prospects can bolster their team in the upcoming season. A top-quality pass-catcher is on the wish list for more than a few franchises, and ahead of the draft on April 27th, Chris Simms broke down his picks for the top five wide receivers in this year’s draft class, starting with Boston College’s Zay Flowers, who’s been rumored to be of interest for both the Saints and the Patriots. Stay tuned to the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast for the next month as Simms breaks down his rankings for every position group, and read on for the rest of his wide receiver rankings.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft Wide Receiver Rankings

Tier One

1. Zay Flowers, Boston College

2. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

Tier Two

3. Quentin Johnston, TCU

4. Michael Wilson, Stanford

Tier Three

5. Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

Chris Simms Top 5 2023 NFL Draft Wide Receivers

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Simms Breaks Down 2023 Draft WR Rankings

The following are highlights from Simms’ WR draft rankings. For Simms’ in-depth analysis, read below for a breakdown on each prospect and be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

No. 1 Zay Flowers (Boston College)

What Simms Said: “The position versatility – he can play inside or outside. Some of the best releases in the draft are from Zay Flowers. He is pedal to the metal every play, every cut, everything he does. The build, the style of running…I think he looks like Antonio Brown. He is an unbelievable route runner, along with the explosive athlete. You’re really getting a three-in-one here with speed burner on the outside, speed burner on the inside, and slot receiver inside. I wrote Jaylen Waddle, that’s a guy he reminds me of…(He) plays bigger than his measurables say. To me, he’s a top-20 pick.”

No. 2 Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State

What Simms Said: “The speed is not blazing…but what’s off the charts good is the guy’s quickness and route running. His ability to come off the ball and be going 70% and almost jump in the air at the six-yard mark…it’s like Allen Iverson with an unbelievable crossover dribble. He’s got this unbelievable ability to change direction and then accelerate in a hurry. His ability after the catch…the first guy never tackles him…He reminds me of Jarvis Landry, to a greater version. This guy is about as high level of a route runner as you’re going to see in college.”

No. 3 Quentin Johnson, TCU

What Simms Said: “Tee Higgins-ish with more explosive ability than Higgins had coming out. He can catch the six-yard shallow cross and run 80 yards for a touchdown. His ability to jump – it’s a 40.5 inch vertical – plus he’s 6’3” and his arms look like they’re ridiculously long. He’s Drake London-ish from last year, except he doesn’t have the route running but has more of the straight speed…He’s one of the most physically impressive wide receivers in recent memory. You don’t see a lot of the route variety…but he shows the ability to change direction with the ball in his hands. He has better feet, quickness, and suddenness than most people with his size.”

No. 4 Michael Wilson, Stanford

What Simms Said: “This is where we’re going to go a little unconventional…But if you watch the film, you go, ‘There’s no doubt this is one of the best three or four receivers in this draft.’ There’s nothing he doesn’t do that’s top-notch…He ran a 4.58 at the Combine in the 40, (but) he plays way faster than that…The physical specimen is real, let alone the refined things you like to see in a receiver are real too. He can be another guy who could be inside or outside because he’s got the pure size and strength and speed to beat you outside but has the route running and it looks like the smarts to be that slot guy that catches your eye as well.”

No. 5 Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee 

What Simms Said: “If you like speed, then you like Jaylin Hyatt…This is a track start, straight-liner, DeSean Jackson-, Will Fuller-ish type of receiver. So, there’s going to be things about him that you love, there’s going to be some things about him that I’m not crazy about. He’s not a great route runner…I truly question whether he can do it, unlike the other guys where I try to piece things together. You can watch a bunch of catches and he never makes anybody miss, that’s not his game…If there’s a seam straight away, watch out…If he gets a free release or gets off the line of scrimmage the right way and you have a safety that doesn’t get back instantly, see ya. It’s going to be a 60-yard post for a touchdown. That’s where he’s special.”

For more preview content of the 2023 NFL Draft, stay tuned to Chris Simms UnbuttonedProFootballTalk and NBC Sports EDGE for all the latest updates, player analysis and mock drafts.

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings: The top QBs, WRs, RBs, and more ahead of draft weekend


The 2023 NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 27 through Saturday, April 29 in Kansas City, Missouri. Click here for the full first-round draft order to find out when your team is picking.

Ahead of this year’s draft, Chris Simms has already started analyzing the top prospects by position on the Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast. So far, Simms has revealed his highly anticipated list of the top 5 quarterback prospects and wide receivers. See below to find out who made the top 5 names for each position and be sure to check back for updates!

Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL Draft as well as an unfiltered look at the NFL, featuring player access, unabashed opinion, X&O film breakdown, and stories from a life in and around football.

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Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft Position Rankings:

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft QB Rankings:

  1. C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  2. Bryce Young, Alabama
  3. Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  4. Anthony Richardson, Florida
  5. Dorian Thompson-Robinson, UCLA and Will Levis, Kentucky

Chris Simms’ 2023 NFL Draft WR Rankings:

  1. Zay Flowers, Boston College
  2. Jaxon Smith-Njibga, Ohio State
  3. Quentin Jonston, TCU
  4. Michael Wilson, Stanford
  5. Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

How can I watch the 2023 NFL Draft live?

ESPN, ABC, and NFL Network will air all seven rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft.

What time does the NFL Draft start?

The first round of the 2023 NFL Draft will get underway on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Rounds two and three will commence Friday at 7 p.m. ET, with Saturday’s final rounds at 12 p.m.

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