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Super Bowl 2022

Complete coverage of the N.F.L.'s Super Bowl LVI from New York Times reporters and editors.

Complete coverage of the N.F.L.'s Super Bowl LVI from New York Times reporters and editors.

Highlights

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    Matthew Stafford had never won a playoff game during his 12 seasons with the Detroit Lions before the Rams traded for him in 2021.
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    Rams 23, Bengals 20

    Rams’ Aggressive Roster Build Pays Off in Super Bowl Win

    Bartering draft capital to acquire Matthew Stafford and other stars, the Rams traded their future for a shot at a championship. Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals validated the risk.

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    CreditKirby Lee/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

    Super Bowl LVI by the Numbers

    On Sunday, Matthew Stafford and the Rams take on Joe Burrow and the Bengals in the 56th Super Bowl.

    By Alanis Thames and

  2. On Pro Football

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    Super Bowl’s Hollywood Moment Outshines N.F.L.’s Problems

    Football saw its biggest star, Tom Brady, retire, new allegations of sexual harassment against a team owner, and a lawsuit that claimed the N.F.L. discriminates in its hiring. None of it seemed to matter on Sunday.

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    How Does Cooper Kupp Always Get the Ball?

    The Rams receiver is quarterback Matthew Stafford’s favorite target. Despite knowing that, opponents could not prevent the pair from connecting at a blistering rate this season.

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    Joe Burrow arrived at the A.F.C. championship game wearing a diamond studded pendant and a jacket designed by a friend, which soon became coveted among tastemakers.
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    Nice Fit: Joe Burrow Belongs to Everyone

    In short order, the Bengals quarterback has achieved a crossover appeal that has inspired Joe Namath comparisons.

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    Allie and Austin Kiick holding an urn with ashes of their father, Jim, a member of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins team who died in 2020.
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    For N.F.L. Perfection, a Steep Price

    Nick Buoniconti, Jim Kiick and Jake Scott, of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins, were each found to have C.T.E., the brain disease linked to head hits, bringing to six the number of players diagnosed from that team.

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  4. Sports of The Times

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    In Inglewood, Calif., the Renaissance gated community abuts SoFi Stadium, where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday. 
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    In Inglewood, Optimism and Anxiety Neighbor Super Bowl Stadium

    The southwestern Los Angeles County city has been jolted by the economic promise of SoFi Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LVI. Its residents described their changing neighborhood to our columnist.

    By Kurt Streeter and