When is Super Bowl 2022 and who is playing? Date, kickoff time, free bet offer, odds & tips

Paddy's getting hyped for Sunday's Super Bowl bonanza.


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The biggest sporting event on the other side of the pond takes place on Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI.

After the longest regular season in history and a dramatic postseason, it all comes down to this for the Vince Lombardi trophy. The Bengals, inspired by rising star quarterback Joe Burrow, have enjoyed a dramatic turnaround since recording just two wins in the 2019 season. The Rams, meanwhile, are aiming to win their first Super Bowl since relocating to Los Angeles in 2016 and should have plenty of fans in the stadium as the game takes place in California.


Whether you’re an NFL nut or not, there’s also the much-hyped halftime show to keep you entertained through the night. If you’re a fan of rap and hip hop then you’re in for a treat.

We’ve gathered all the key details ahead of Sunday’s showpiece and you’ll find everything you need to know about Super Bowl LVI below. Touchdown!

When is Super Bowl 2022?

Super Bowl LVI takes place on Sunday, February 13 at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the home of the Rams, although the Bengals will be designated as the home team. The venue was decided all the way back in 2017 so local fans are in luck that their team reached the big one.

What time does Super Bowl 2022 start?

Super Bowl LVI is set to kick-off at 11:30pm for viewers in the UK and Ireland. If you’re planning to watch then be prepared to stay up through the night as it’s a lengthy affair that’s unlikely to finish until around 3am. You better get some coffee on the go…

Who is playing in Super Bowl 2022?

The Cincinnati Bengals started the NFL season as rank outsiders but a fairytale campaign has seen Zac Taylor’s team battle through the postseason lottery to win the AFC Championship in overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Bengals have never won a Super Bowl title and this will be their third crack at the lifting the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

The Los Angeles Rams, who held their nerve to clinch the NFC Championship against the San Francisco 49ers, will be aiming to win the Super Bowl for the first time since the franchise moved back to the City of Angels from St Louis.

Who are the favourites to win Super Bowl 2022?

The Los Angeles Rams head into Super Bowl LVI as the favourites with Paddy Power to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Cincinnati Bengals may be the outsiders but our traders believe it will be a close game, according to the Handicap odds. You can find a whole host of betting markets at paddypower.com/american-football.

Who is the favourite to be named Super Bowl 2022 MVP?

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is the favourite with Paddy Power to be named the Super Bowl LVI MVP. It would cap off a magical first season with the Rams for Stafford, who had spent the entirety of his NFL career with the Detroit Lions before being traded last year.

Who is performing at the Super Bowl 2022 half-time show?

Strap in for a throwback to the 90s and the 00s as rap legends Dr Dre, Snoop Dog and Eminem take centre stage alongside R&B icon Mary J Blige and hip-hop star Kendrick Lamar. Deaf rappers Sean Forbes and Warren Snipe will also be performing in American Sign Language.

Super Bowl 2022 Free Bet Builder Offer

Generous Uncle Paddy has gone above and beyond for Super Bowl LVI and laid on a Bet Builder BOGOF. If you bet up to £5 then you’ll receive a free Bet Builder of the same amount, up to £5! The promotion is available for new and existing customers with registered Paddy Power accounts, aged 18 or over.

Super Bowl 2022 Tips

If you’re stuck for inspiration then fear not as Paddy trader Dan Whitty has cooked up a four-fold Bet Builder – and he fancies Bengals (+4) as one of the legs.

Cincinnati go into this game as underdogs but are clearly getting some love from bettors off the back of their second win of the season in Arrowhead as this line would’ve been around a touchdown prior to their victory over the Chiefs in the AFC title game.

Punters are clearly noting that they’ve covered the handicap in seven straight games on the way to the Super Bowl. Joe Burrow’s jumped into the group of elite QBs with his play in this run, and in receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins he has a couple of rising stars to target.

That gives them a shot against the Rams’ star-studded defence, and they should be able to count on their rookie kicker Evan McPherson to convert from distance and keep this competitive even if they stall out, so Cincinnati getting more than a field goal on the Bengals (+4) handicap appeals.

*A Bet Builder with Dan’s four best bets pays at approximately 6/1 with Paddy Power. CLICK HERE TO ADD IT TO YOUR BETSLIP.


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