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Pro Football Doc: Bengals vs. Rams - Which Team Has the Health Edge in Super Bowl LVI?

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Analysis of the health edge in Super Bowl 56 between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
Analysis of the health edge in Super Bowl 56 between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. / Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages

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Use the interactive SIC Scores and Field View below for the latest injury insights! SIC Scores give an accurate assessment of team and player health heading into a game. A SIC Score of 100 means no current or past significant health issues or risks. Numbers are a relative grade related to health and performance expectations.

Injury Advantage: Rams Run Offense

With Darrell Henderson Jr. trending toward activation before Super Bowl LVI, the Rams will have its running back trio active for the first time all season. Henderson has not played since suffering an MCL sprain Week 16, but should have full mobility when he returns. 

Cam Akers, who returned Week 18 from a July Achilles tendon tear, has had some good moments in the playoffs but he is not 100% healthy. Sony Michel has taken a backseat to Akers in recent games but will likely be used in short-yardage situations. 

The Bengals, meanwhile, are still without key run stopper Larry Ogunjobi. Since losing Ogunjobi in the Wild Card win over the Raiders, the Bengals allowed 5.2 yards per carry against the Titans and 5.8 yards per carry against the Chiefs.

With the Rams three middle offensive linemen healthy, they should be able to create gaps against B.J. Hill, Ogunjobi’s replacement. Veteran left tackle Andrew Whitworth is playing through a right knee MCL sprain but should be more effective run blocking than pass blocking.

The Rams have an 87.5 run offense SIC Score, giving them a 10-point SIC score advantage over the Bengals run defense.

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