2022 Super Bowl rosters: Rams, Bengals starting lineups, QBs and key players for NFL game today

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Super Bowl 56 is live right now, Sunday, February 13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles featuring a highly anticipated matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. The Rams are making their fifth trip to the Super Bowl while the Bengals are making their third Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Watch the 2022 Super Bowl live on NBC and Peacock with coverage beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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Quarterback Matthew Stafford, Los Angeles’ key offseason acquisition, is looking to lead the Rams to their second Super Bowl trophy. Stafford went twelve years in Detroit without winning a playoff game.

For Cincinnati, quarterback Joe Burrow is looking to help the Bengals get their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft led the Bengals to their best regular season since 2015 in addition to three victories this postseason.

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Take a look at scores from the AFC and NFC Championship Games and the previous round recaps to see how each team and player progressed to this point:

  • AFC Championship Game final score: Bengals 27, Chiefs 24 (OT)
  • NFC Championship Game final score: Rams 20, 49ers 17

Keep reading to see the starting lineups for the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals. Plus, see below for additional information on how to watch the game.

Los Angeles Rams Super Bowl Roster:


Quarterback: Matthew Stafford
Running Back: Cam Akers
Wide Receiver: Cooper Kupp
Wide Receiver: Odell Beckham Jr.
Tight End: Kendall Blanton; Tyler Higbee is still questionable
Left Tackle: Andrew Whitworth
Left Guard: David Edwards
Center: Brian Allen
Right Tackle: Rob Havenstein
Right Guard: Austin Corbett


Defensive End: Aaron Donald
Defensive End: A’Shawn Robinson
Tackle: Greg Gaines
Tackle: Bobby Brown III
Inside Linebacker: Troy Reeder
Inside Linebacker: Christian Rozeboom
Linebacker: Von Miller
Cornerback: Leonard Floyd
Cornerback: Jalen Ramsey
Strong Safety: Nick Scott
Free Safety: Taylor Rapp

Special Teams

Punter: Johnny Hekker
Kicker: Matt Gay
Punt Returner: Brandon Powell
Kick Returner: Brandon Powell

Key Reserves

Van Jefferson, Sony Michel, Eric Weddle, Troy Reeder, Nick Scott, A’Shawn Robinson, Darious Williams

Rams Roster Updates and Injuries

Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl Roster:


Quarterback: Joe Burrow
Running Back: Joe Mixon
Wide Receiver: Ja’Marr Chase
Wide Receiver: Tee Higgins
Tight End: C.J. Uzomah
Left Tackle: Jonah Williams
Left Guard: Quinton Spain
Center: Trey Hopkins
Right Tackle: Isaiah Prince
Right Guard: Hakeem Adeniji


Defensive End: Trey Hendrickson
Defensive End: Sam Hubbard
Tackle: D.J. Reader
Tackle: B.J. Hill
Inside Linebacker: Germaine Pratt
Inside Linebacker: Markus Bailey
Linebacker: Logan Wilson
Cornerback: Chidobe Awuzie
Cornerback: Eli Apple
Strong Safety: Vonn Bell
Free Safety: Jessie Bates III

Special Teams

Punter: Kevin Huber
Kicker: Evan McPherson
Punt Returner: Trenton Irwin
Kick Returner: Chris Evans

Key Reserves

Tyler Boyd, Samaje Perine, Drew Sample, Eli Apple, Clay Johnston, Mitchell Wilcox

Bengals Roster Updates and Injuries

  • Bengals had “last big work day” before Super Bowl LVI.
  • Joe Burrow was named the 2021 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year. Burrow led the league with a 70.4 passer rating, passing for 4,611 yards with 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. The Bengals won the AFC North and went 10-6 in the 16 games Burrow started.
  • After six years of quarterbacks and running backs winning the award, Ja’Marr Chase broke the streak by winning 2021 offensive rookie of the year.
  • Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah has vowed all week that he will be ready to play in Super Bowl LVI and he took a step toward making that a reality on Thursday.

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NFL quarterback rankings 2023: Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of upcoming NFL season


While the NFL is a league that is ever-changing, some things are set to stay the same in 2023 — like the revealing of Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown.

Last year’s list saw Josh Allen take his place atop the quarterback throne, with Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles’ Justin Herbert not far behind at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. It was, however, Mahomes who would ultimately reign over all NFL quarterbacks at the end of the season, as the 27-year-old collected both the NFL MVP honors and his second Lombardi Trophy.

This NFL offseason, however, has brought some intriguing adjustments that are likely to shake up Simms’ rankings.

While some signal-callers such as Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jackson found their prolonged home with massive contract signings, others will be venturing to a new franchise in search of a fresh start. Aaron Rodgers‘ trade to the New York Jets is unquestionably the most staggering shift, but other quarterbacks on the move such as Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo cannot be forgotten.

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And with three of the first four picks in the 2023 NFL Draft being spent on a quarterback, emerging talent will likely turn the tides for some franchises this upcoming season.

See below for Chris Simms’ top 40 QB countdown ahead of the upcoming season. Be sure to subscribe to Chris Simms Unbuttoned for more on the 2023 NFL season 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 Top 40 QB Countdown:

40. Desmond Ridder (ATL)

39. Sam Howell (WAS)

38. Bryce Young (CAR)

37. CJ Stroud (HOU)

36. Anthony Richardson (IND)

35. Mike White (MIA)

34. Gardner Minshew (IND)

33. Taylor Heinicke (ATL)

32. Jarrett Stidham (DEN)

31. Jordan Love (GB)

30. Davis Mills (HOU)

29. Tyler Huntley (BAL)

28. Andy Dalton (CAR)

27. Sam Darnold (SF)

26. Brock Purdy (SF)

25. Kenny Pickett (PIT)

24. Baker Mayfield (TB)

23. Justin Fields (CHI)

22. Jimmy Garoppolo (LV)

21. Tua Tagovailoa (MIA)

20. Mac Jones (NE)

2023 NFL Schedule Release: Start time, how to watch, live stream, channel


With another exciting NFL Draft in the books, teams can now turn their gaze toward the road to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas. The path to Super Bowl glory, however, is about to become abundantly more clear with the 2023 NFL season schedule release.

This year’s NFL season schedule release is nearly here, with the entirety of the 2023 NFL schedule being unveiled on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET on both Peacock and NFL Network. See below for everything you need to know for one of the offseason’s most anticipated events.

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When will the 2023 NFL season schedule be released?

While all 272 matchups have been known since the conclusion of the 2022 regular season, the order and dates for these games have remained a mystery. The secret is nearly out, however, with every NFL game on the brink of revelation.

The full 2023 NFL schedule will be released on Thursday, May 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

How can I watch the 2023 NFL season schedule release?

The 2023 NFL season schedule release will take place Thursday, May 11 on Peacock, NFL Network, NFL.com and the NFL app at 8 p.m. ET.

While the entirety of the schedule will be unveiled at that time, select games have already been and will continue to be released prior to the official event. Ahead of the 2023 NFL season schedule release, the following games will be announced:

Who will play in the 2023 NFL Kickoff game?

The first game of the 2023-24 NFL season will see the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take the field in Arrowhead Stadium.

The opponent that will meet Patrick Mahomes and company in Kansas City, however, remains to be revealed.

Which NFL teams have international games in 2023?

While the majority of the matchups set to take place next season have yet to be announced, the league has already revealed which teams will head overseas for international showdowns.

Below is the full list of international NFL games for the 2023-24 season, with three in London, U.K., and two in Frankfurt, Germany.

Falcons vs. Jaguars: Week 4, Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Wembley Stadium in London, U.K.

Jaguars vs. Bills: Week 5, Oct. 8 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Ravens vs. Titans: Week 6, Oct. 15 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, U.K.

Dolphins vs. Chiefs: Week 9, Nov. 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

Colts vs. Patriots: Week 10, Nov. 12 at 9:30 a.m. ET | Frankfurt Stadium in Frankfurt, Germany

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When is the Super Bowl and where will it be taking place?

Stars will be shining bright in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place on Feb. 11, 2024, at the home of the Raiders in Allegiant Stadium.

This will be the first Super Bowl to ever take place in Las Vegas, which hosted the 2023 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL Draft.

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