KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-6)
CAMP SITE: St. Joseph, Missouri
LAST YEAR: Once again led by Patrick Mahomes and Co., the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to host four consecutive AFC championship games.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow said he didn't spend any time second-guessing himself or pondering what might have been after the Bengals' Super Bowl loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals retooled their porous offensive line after watching Joe Burrow get sacked an astounding 70 times in 20 games last season, including seven times in their losing effort in the Super Bowl.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Colin Moran homered in his third straight at-bat, Brandon Drury and Kyle Farmer each hit a three-run homer, and the Cincinnati Reds won two straight games for the first time this season, rallying past the Milwaukee Brewers 10-5 on Monday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cade York has already kicked out his competition with the Browns.
Cleveland released kickers Chase McLaughlin and Chris Blewitt on Monday, two days after selecting York, one of college football's best kickers, in the fourth round of the NFL draft to upgrade its wayward kicking game.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Their worries about finding a franchise quarterback seemingly over, the Cleveland Browns were able to focus on filling other pressing needs in this year's NFL draft.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals weren't expected to be in the Super Bowl.
After all, they finished 4-11-1 and in last place in the AFC North in the 2020 season.
The Bengals were a good team in 2021, but not a great one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aaron Donald and Von Miller were able to keep the Los Angeles Rams within striking distance of capturing their first Super Bowl championship in 22 years.
The Rams sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow six times during the second half.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Super Bowl:
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been named the Super Bowl’s Most Valuable Player.
Kupp had eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Their defense laying siege to the Bengals, the Rams needed something — anything — from their slumbering offense.
How about a precise 79-yard drive to the Lombardi Trophy?
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals got their two biggest plays before everybody got back into their seats after the Super Bowl 56 halftime show.
Joe Burrow found Tee Higgins for a 75-yard touchdown on the Bengals' first play of the third quarter.
Across both Super Bowl rosters, there is a great divide.
The Rams are the team loaded with veterans and the Bengals are the new kids on the block. Los Angeles has the star power, which figures with Hollywood next door.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals found unexpected success this season from multiple places.
Joe Burrow. Joe Burrow. And more Joe Burrow.
Well, that's not entirely fair. Clutch kicking from Evan McPherson, spectacular plays by Offensive Rookie of the Year Ja'Marr Chase, and a defense forcing timely turnovers, especially in the playoffs, also played a major role.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (15-5) vs. CINCINNATI (13-7) at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, NBC
BETTING LINE: Rams by 4, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The previous time the Rams were in the Super Bowl, they benefited from one of the more egregious officiating errors in NFL history. Then they were flatter than the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf in a loss to Tom Brady and New England.
Kevin Huber completely understands how big a deal this really is.
He's living out the dream every Bengals fan has ever had. Including himself.
The 36-year-old punter has been rooting all his life for the only NFL team for which he has played.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three-time AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.
Odell Beckham Jr. cheered Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase two short years ago, enjoying every minute as the duo led their alma mater LSU to the national championship.
He also knew he'd be seeing both of them again in the NFL, though not even the Rams wide receiver could've predicted the first showdown would be in the Super Bowl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — If anyone can speak about the highs and lows of Cincinnati Bengals football it is Darrin Simmons. He has had a front row seat in 19 seasons as special teams coordinator.
Joe Burrow got to the Super Bowl faster than any other No. 1 pick quarterback. Matthew Stafford's journey from top pick to the title game has taken longer than any other quarterback.
The Cincinnati Bengals finally, really feel as if they're in the Super Bowl now.
The Bengals flew into Los Angeles on Tuesday, a nice switch from preparing for Sunday's game back home in frigid Ohio to being in warm and sunny California.
The Los Angeles Rams could get two former starters back from injured reserve in time for the Super Bowl.
Coach Sean McVay said defensive tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day and running back Darrell Henderson are expected to practice with the Rams this week, and there’s “a good chance” Joseph-Day and Henderson can play against Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Bengals were downright dreadful at this time two years ago.
They were the worst team in the NFL, coming off a 2-14 season with a first-year head coach and facing the franchise-shaping decision of who to take with the No.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine temporarily renamed three state parks on Monday in honor of the Super Bowl-bound Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals face off against the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The key to the Bengals’ latest rebuild that has led them to this most unexpected Super Bowl run starts with one player: Joe Burrow.
The Bengals were coming off an NFL-worst 2-14 season in 2019 and once again in need of serious help.
It’s not that difficult to figure out how the Los Angeles Rams made it to the Super Bowl. They were built much like the glorious edifice that is their new home, with the checkbook always open whenever a new shiny bauble attracted their attention.
Joe Burrow knew Evan McPherson must be a special kicker if the Cincinnati Bengals were willing to spend a fifth-round pick on a position usually filled by undrafted players and journeyman.
But the Bengals targeted McPherson and made him the only kicker taken in the 2021 draft, a decision that has been validated by one of the NFL's greatest postseason kicking runs.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Evan McPherson kept to himself as he jogged onto the field in overtime at Arrowhead Stadium, saying nothing to his Cincinnati Bengals teammates.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon asked his teammates at Thursday’s practice what the plans were for a touchdown celebration in lieu of their first-ever trip to Las Vegas.
“We was like, ‘we gotta do something like we gambling,'” Mixon said.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A little over six months after becoming the first team to win a Super Bowl played on its homefield, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were excited about finally being back in Raymond James Stadium.
As the NFL celebrated the conclusion of an in-person draft on the shores of Lake Erie that went swimmingly one year after a virtual event caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, several facts emerged...