Rams win against the Bengals: Super Bowl LVI Win

Last night, February 14, in a harsh back and forth game, the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Los Angeles Rams 23 to 20 in Super Bowl LVI.

This year, the Bengals were the home team. With that being said, the Rams picked tails for the coin toss and lost it. 

The first quarter was all Rams. Within the first seven minutes, Wide Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. scored a touchdown for the Rams bringing the score up to 7 to 0 with six minutes left in the quarter. By the end of the quarter, the Los Angeles Rams were winning with a score of 7 to 3, after McPherson kicked a successful field goal.

By the second quarter, the Rams didn’t give up. Picking their fight, they were able to score a touchdown by the third minute in the second quarter. The Rams decided to fake the field goal, and attempted to go for the two-point conversion, however, they fell short. 

The Bengals made a touchdown in the tenth minute, also scoring on the extra point. That brought the score up to thirteen to ten with the Rams in the lead.

Going into halftime, the Rams led 13 to 10. 

“I felt upset because I was hoping the Bengals would do better in the first half,” said Sophomore Caroline Thaler.

When the third quarter began, the fierce battle between ram and tiger continued. The Bengals and the Rams went head to head for the ball over and over again. Within the first play, Bengals QB, Joe Burrow launched a pass to wide receiver Tee Higgins, scoring a touchdown on Rams cornerback, Jalen Ramsey.  

This was the first big controversy of the game, as it seemed that Bengals wide receiver, Tee Higgins, pulled Ramsey’s face backwards when the ball was in the air. If the refs had noticed it, they most likely would have called a “passed interference,” on the offense, taking away the touchdown by the Bengals.  

This brought the score up to 17 – 13 with Cincinnati in the lead.

In the fifth minute, McPherson made another field goal for the Bengals. Later, the Rams scored a field goal to bring the game up to twenty to sixteen with the Bengals winning.

At the end of the third, the Bengals were up 20-to-16, hoping to beat the Rams.

During the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the Cincinnati Bengals were closing in on their first Super Bowl win, leading the score 20-16.