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Even this dog knows not to count the Cincinnati Bengals.

Analysts don’t give the Cincinnati Bengals the best Super Bowl odds, but this team is used to defying the odds, right?

Betting sites are overwhelmingly predicting that the Los Angeles Rams will be the winners of Super Bowl LVI later this month.

Hot off the heels of the AFC and NFC Championship games, The Lines said most legal sportsbooks had set the over/under of 49.5 points, with the Rams winning it all by a four-point margin on February 13.

Similarly, ESPN places the Rams over the Bengals by 3.5 with an over/under at 50.5 points. Sports Illustrated comes to the same conclusion.

But it’s far from impossible for the Bengals to win. After all, this team beat last February’s forecast by 75 to 1 that they would even make it to Super Bowl LVI – good for last place with four other teams.

The Kansas City Chiefs were the favorites to win this year’s Super Bowl, but the Bengals killed their dream on Sunday.

“Only two teams — the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions — had longer preseason odds of winning the Super Bowl than the Bengals, who opened the season at +15,000. And Cincinnati was a 150-1 shot at BetMGM after a Week 2 loss to the Chicago Bears,” reads a press release from The Lines. “Still, Cincinnati eliminated the Las Vegas Raiders in Wild Card weekend and ousted top-seeded Tennessee in the divisional round. Burrow and the Bengals then traveled to Kansas City and shocked the favorite Chiefs by 7.5 points on Sunday to record the franchise’s first Super. Appearance in the Bowl since the 1988 season.”

The Cincinnati Bengals will face the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, February 13. NBC will broadcast the game, and fans can also watch on Peacock, Telemundo, and the NBC Sports app.

In the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 30, the Bengals — 10-7 in the regular season — toppled the much-loved two-time AFC champion Chiefs, who went 12-5 — in a victory of last minute. . In overtime, rookie Evan McPherson gave Cincinnati another game-winning field goal — a 31-yard beauty that slid through the posts and sent the entire town of Queen City into a roar.

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