Swami Sez – Chris Berman selects the Super Bowl 2022 winner

Chris Berman returns for his Swami Sez pick for the NFL Super Bowl LVIBetween the Los Angeles RamsAnd Cincinnati Bengals.

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We now have two Super Bowls in a row after 54 years without a team playing in their home stadium. The 56th edition will be hosted by the Rams.

It's not a traditional home-field advantage. Not only are the Rams a newer fan base returning to L.A. after 21 seasons in St. Louis but it's also the first year that the stadium has had fans.

Although the Rams do not yet have a dedicated home fan base, they will be playing in a locker room so that is something.

This matchup has amazing storylines that not many people expected. The Rams have a lot of NFL stars that fans know for the past decade: Donald, Stafford Miller, Beckham and Ramsey. The Bengals have a lot of young players, like Joe BurrowAnd Ja'Marr Chase.

The Rams created the team both preseason and during the regular season in a way that didn't work in the past. Super Bowl titles haven't been won by going all-in. Although Tampa Bay might have done it somewhat last year, it was not the same as Brady, Gronk or others who came aboard in offseason. The Rams usually fall short of their goal with the way they did it, but this time it might have been different.

The list is known to us. Matthew StaffordThe offseason trade brought out the name of. Von Miller, won the Super Bowl in Denver. Odell Beckham Jr. arrived midseason with much fanfare to help add to the homegrown talents of Hall-of-Famer-to-be Aaron DonaldOne of the most prominent names in the game is.

It seems that we are now at the largest stage in the world. Stafford's turnaround, despite midseason stumbles, which included many pick-sixes in national primetime game, is the best news. As he kept his mouth closed, made the best of what he had and didn't complain, I was a big fan of him when he was with Detroit. I am happy for him. Detroit is happy that he is here and now the City of Angels. Attaboy, Matt.

The Rams found a local, unheralded wide receiver. Cooper KuppHe put together one the most memorable seasons in history, winning the triple crown for receiving. The Rams are a well-known quantity. They are finally what they were advertised to be.

The Bengals appear to have come out of nowhere. They walked right through the garage door and earned their way onto the main stage. Cincy's success is remarkable because no moment has been too big. Perhaps that's because Burrow's example has changed Bengals culture. Or maybe it's because Burrow, and others, have played on some of the most prestigious college stages and didn’t get stage fear.

They faced a deficit of 21-3 in the second period on the road against the Chiefs AFC champions. However, they outscored them 24-3 in overtime to win the game. This was also the same Chiefs team that did it one month earlier. It's important to remember that Burrow was thrown nine times in a playoff match against Tennessee the week prior. Despite this, they still won.

Burrow, rookie kicker included. Evan McPhersonThey appear to have ice in their veins but also have the ability to produce offensive explosions. This is something they have demonstrated in many second halves. They won two playoff games against the Titans and Raiders, which was just as important.

Names of defense personnel are not usually known. But, names for defensive purposes are. Trey HendricksonAnd Sam Hubbard, middle linebacker Logan WilsonSafety and security Vonn BellAnd Jessie Bates IIIThese are very good players.

They were also weak in special teams for years. This is no longer the case.

This means that there will be a Super Bowl with two flavors of ice cream. Two levels of freshness: Cincy's debut appearance on the stage since late '80s. vs. Los Angeles RamsThey have never been able to win a Super Bowl in L.A.

Sunday night's “first” victory will go to someone. How will this turn out? How will it turn out?

What may tilt the balance … the Rams' defensive wall against an average Cincy line, which did a great job vs. the Chiefs but the defensive front of Donald & Co. is a different challenge. This time it's the Rams Pro Bowl kicker Matt GayThe game-winning kick by's on familiar turf gave the “home team”, a thrilling victory.

Swami Sez Rams 27, Bengals 24

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