The Detroit Lions went from 6-10 in 2010 to 10-6 in 2011, and quarterback Matthew Stafford took NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors. Now, he squares off against Cincinnati's Joe Burrow, the 2021 Comeback Player of the Year, in Super Bowl 56 on Sunday. The two quarterbacks have been neck-and-neck with each other during the 2022 NFL playoffs, with Stafford taking the slight edge in total passing yards, completion percentage, and touchdown passes. Burrow has also been the most-sacked quarterback in the NFL playoff bracket with 12, while Stafford has been brought down just five times.
When is the Super Bowl 2022? Kickoff is at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. Los Angeles is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest 2022 Super Bowl odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 48.5. Before locking in any 2022 Super Bowl picks or NFL parlays, be sure to see the NFL predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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After simulating every snap of Super Bowl LVI 10,000 times, the model is backing Cincinnati running back Joe Mixon to score a touchdown in the game at -111 odds. Mixon might not have had as strong of a case as Burrow to win Comeback Player of the Year, but his rebound after playing just six games last year has been remarkable. His production in the NFL playoffs has been steady, but he finished with his highest total carries (21) and yards (88) in his most recent postseason performance against Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game.
The Rams only needed to contend with 20 rush attempts by San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game, but surrendered just under four yards per carry to Tampa Bay's Leonard Fournette the previous week in their divisional round win. Fournette scored twice in that game, and the Bucs lost by just three points. For the Bengals to stand a chance in the Super Bowl, Mixon must factor into their offense, and the SportsLine model projects Mixon to get into the end zone in the majority of its simulations.
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The model locked in Super Bowl 56 picks and says one side of the spread cashes well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model's 2022 Super Bowl best bets and Rams vs. Bengals parlay at SportsLine.
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