Great idea @SkinDiesel.
SuperBowl tomorrow is the best matchup in years. Everyone got fucking sick of seeing the Pats/Brady in the big game, despite how good he was, and it’s by far the best storylines in there for years.
Joe Burrow has taken the game by storm and is not only an insanely good QB but has a great personality to match. Jamar Chase was the best rookie wide receiver ever and is already top 5 in the game based on his rookie stats. And everyone forgets Tee Higgins is also probably a top 15-20 WR, insanely good route runner for a big guy and very physical. Joe Mixon is a woman-beating scumbag but is a damn good RB. Their offensive scheme is perfect for their personnel. And they have a very underrated defense with Hendrickson and Hubbard off the edge. The Bengals are the ultimate hope for garbage franchises like my NY Jets that you can turn it around quickly in the league - they won 2 games only 2 years ago, and 4 last year.
On the other side, McVay is a top 3 coach in the league, only behind Belichik in my view, and of course you have former number 1 pick/tortured soul Matt Stafford finally getting a chance on a loaded roster. He’s always been a top 10 QB but was on terrible Lions teams for years. If you don’t love him after seeing this then you don’t love sports. The Rams have been loading up for years for deep playoff runs, and this is the most stacked they’ve been. Helps when you lose your no.2 wideout in Robert Woods…then just go trade for fallen star OBJ. Kupp replaced Davante as the best wideout in the game this year imo - amazing route runner, doesn’t drop anything, sneaky speed and best in the league after the catch. Their OL is stout. Van Jefferson is a rising star. Higbee is an underrated TE and great scheme fit. And while Akers hasn’t lit it up since returning, they could basically plug in 37-year-old Adrian Peterson at RB and find a solid running game. Their defense is far, far better than the Bengals, led by Aaron Donald, Von Miller and Leonard Floyd up front, then number 1 corner in the game Jalen Ramsey on the backend. Ramsey vs Chase will be a matchup for the ages but I think Ramsey will take away the deep routes, frustrate the Bengals into throwing short and trying to run the ball against their front.
I’d say the edge goes to:
Running game: Rams
Passing game: Bengals
Personally, I want to see the Rams win for Stafford’s sake. He seems like a genuinely good guy which is rare in the NFL. Also I love McVay and he’d be the youngest SB winning HC of all time. But I’m happy with either team winning, much like KC vs SF a few years back.