3 Stats That Prove the Rams Will Beat the Bengals in Super Bowl 56 (Updated)

Larry Rupp
Three stats that prove the Los Angeles Rams will beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56.
Three stats that prove the Los Angeles Rams will beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56. / Sean M. Haffey/GettyImages

The Los Angeles Rams will aim to earn the franchise's first Lombardi Trophy since 2000 when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday, February 13. They head into the highly-anticipated matchup as 4.5-point favorites and there is a lot to like about their chances of winning it all.

With that being said, here are three stats that prove the Rams will beat the Bengals in Super Bowl 56.

Los Angeles Rams Stats

3. Averaging 28.0 Points Per Game in NFL Playoffs

The NFL has been shifting into an offensive-driven league for some time now and that benefits the Rams more than it does the Bengals. Cincinnati has yet to score more than 26 points in any of their three playoff contests, while Los Angeles has hit the 30-point mark twice. That's especially important considering teams that have scored 30 points or more in the Super Bowl are 24-2 straight up in the last 26 instances. The Rams also went 7-0 during the regular season when scoring 30 or more points. They have proven that they can score more than enough to keep up with the duo of Joe Burrow & Ja'Marr Chase.

2. Allowed 3.9 Yards Per Carry During 2021 Season

The Rams have been unrelenting when it comes to shutting down opposing rushing attacks this season. They allowed only 3.9 yards per carry during the regular season, which tied as the fourth-best mark in the NFL. The dominance hasn't stopped in the playoffs, either. Los Angeles has given up a combined 101 rushing yards over their last two postseason contests (3.0 average). The duo of Aaron Donald and Von Miller have continued to wreak havoc along both the inside and outside of the defensive line. Forcing the Bengals to become a one-dimensional offense would give the Rams a huge advantage in this game.

1. 55.0 Sacks Across 20 Total Games Played

One of the main storylines heading into this Super Bowl is the lack of protection Burrow gets from Cincinnati's offensive line. He was sacked a ridiculous 9 times during the team's Divisional Round win and now runs into a great Rams defensive line. Los Angeles racked up 50.0 sacks in the regular season (No. 3) despite finishing No. 24 in pressure percentage. That means that when a Rams defender gets into the backfield, it usually results in a loss of yards. The Rams have already posted 5.0 sacks across three playoffs games and will surely be looking to make Burrow uncomfortable in the pocket. Their pass rush could be the deciding factor here.

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