2022 NFL Playoffs

Eric Chernaev, reporter

The National Football League has 32 teams across the country that work hard throughout the regular season to make it to the playoffs. On January, 12 qualifying football teams battled against each other to make it to the Super Bowl and potentially win the world championship.

The 2021-2022 NFL season was a pretty unpredictable season. There were many upsets that a lot of fans were most definitely not expecting such as the Jaguars beating the Bills or the Lions defeating the Cardinals.

Currently, there are only four teams left to play this season. The Cincinnati Bengals will visit the Kansas City Chiefs in Missouri to play the AFC championship. QB1 for the Bengals, Joe Burrow will face the 2020 Super Bowl champion quarterback Patrick Mahomes and this is going to be an intense matchup.

The Los Angeles Rams will also be expecting visitors from up north. Jimmy Garoppolo and his San Francisco 49ers will be playing Matthew Stafford and his team in their new Southern California home, the SoFi Stadium.

Senior, Arthur Alebyan is a strong believer that the 49ers will be heading to the super bowl. “They won both games against the Rams during the regular season, so why would they not be able to do it again?” he said.

A lot of football fans were pretty confident with their team in the beginning but sadly they got eliminated in the first or second round. Senior, Michael Ziroli was rooting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but watched them get eliminated by the Los Angeles Rams in the second round. He said, “I will be rooting for the Cincinnati Bengals to win the AFC championship and hopefully the Super Bowl now that the Buccaneers are eliminated.”

The 2022 Super Bowl will take place in the brand new SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The game will start at 3:30 pm on Sunday, February 13th. Other than the AFC & NFC champions battling for The Lombardi Trophy, The Super Bowl will feature halftime performances from Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.

After a long NFL season, it will be a lot of fun to see how it will all end soon because we all know that football is not predictable and that’s what makes it so much fun to watch!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Philadelphia Eagles for the first round of playoffs during the Wild Card Weekend. The final score of this game was 31-15 with the victorious Tom Brady and his Buccaneers heading to the second round to play the Los Angeles Rams.

Photo Credit: Eric Chernaev

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