The NFL‘s biggest game, the Super Bowl, is just a little over a week away.
This matchup will be dissected from all possible angles to try and predict who will win the game.
Naturally, the quarterback position is the place to start.
Check out my TikTok review of the quarterbacks.
The quarterback who will prevail in the Super Bowl is Matthew Stafford.
Here are the reasons why.
3. More Experience
Stafford has a wealth of NFL experience as he is in his 13th NFL season.
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) January 31, 2022
Burrow is just in his second year and has never seen postseason action before.
Though both are very talented, there is something to be said for experience at this moment.
Stafford has the edge despite Burrow being a National Champion at the collegiate level.
Joe Burrow's Bengals make it to the Super Bowl in his second season 💨 pic.twitter.com/NlVQ9lmXqB
— ESPN (@espn) January 30, 2022
2. Homefield Advantage
Just as home field advantage plays its part during the regular season, it will be a factor in this Super Bowl.
Funny to think in the first 54 Super Bowls, not one team had homefield advantage but if the Rams win next week, it will be the second year in a row a Super Bowl team has homefield
— Joe Andre (@fantasyjoejoe) January 24, 2022
The Rams will have a bigger opportunity to capitalize on their Super Bowl home field advantage than the Buccaneers did last year because the pandemic limited stadium capacity.
SoFi Stadium will have a presence of Bengals fans, but the Rams faithful will be loud and proud especially when there are opportunities to disrupt the flow of Burrow and the Bengals offense.
1. Stronger Offensive Line
This is not a knock on the Bengals who have a lot of talented young and exciting players, but the Rams overall have a little more depth.
Joe Burrow was sacked 51 times in 16 regular-season games.
He was sacked 12 times in 3 playoff games.
Burrow is a star in the NFL, and the Bengals simply cannot allow him to take that many hits.
Stafford was sacked 30 times in 17 games during the regular season and 5 times in the playoffs.
This speaks to better offensive line protection for the Rams and Stafford which will be the difference in this game.
The Rams defense is potent, and unless the Bengals figure out schemes to protect Burrow, it spells trouble for him and the Bengals.
The Bengals offensive line looking to see who is gonna block Aaron Donald pic.twitter.com/0WdVG84JQx
— #RingerNFL (@ringernfl) January 31, 2022
— 🅿️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 31, 2022
This game is going to be won or lost at the line of scrimmage, and I believe the Rams have the edge on both sides of the ball.
All this is said with the disclaimer that just as the 2021 NFL season has proven, anything is possible.
On paper and statistically, through the season, the Rams are the better team.
The assumption is that they will step on the field on Sunday, February 13, and play like the superior team.
As we know, that does not always happen.
If the Bengals can build an early lead, the Stafford vs. Burrow assumptions made above are thrown out the window.
Then, the Bengals will take control of the game, neutralize the crowd, and use the run game to chew up the clock and protect Burrow.