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2022 Super Bowl LVI: A Casual Fan’s Guide to Super Bowl 56

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The Super Bowl is one of the most anticipated events in the U.S. As a fan, a bettor, or a newbie to this world of excitement; it’s always a pulsating event.

Super Bowl LVI is in a few days! If you’re a bettor, understanding the Super Bowl Point Spreads is essential.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to bring you up to speed on the Super Bowl LVI

When Is the 2022 Super Bowl, and Who Will Face Each Other?

The Super Bowl LVI will be played on Sunday, 13 February. This Sunday’s duel will star the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams as the number 56 in Super Bowl history.

This event is the most-watched single-day sporting event in the U.S!

What is the Super Bowl?

It’s the final event of the NFL Playoffs where the champions of the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC) face each other.

The Super Bowl 56 will be played at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Super Bowl 2022: How the Game Is Played

Roughly speaking, the main objective, in addition to scoring more points than the opponent, is to cover ten yards in four attempts or less. On each attempt, the team in possession of the ball can choose between throwing an aerial pass or playing on the ground (called a run).

At the beginning of the match, each team gets four attempts (termed downs) to move with the ball for 10 yards by passing it or running with it.

If a team successfully makes 10 yards, they’ll receive another set of 4 downs.

The usual thing is that if the team reaches the fourth attempt without exceeding ten yards, on that fourth possession, they choose to clear the ball with a kick or kick to the posts if they are close to them.

This kick gives the opponent possession and the chance to choose between starting their attack from where they received it.

How To Score Points

The most common ways include:

  • The Touchdown: occurs when a team enters the rival’s goal zone with the ball, and scoring is equivalent to six points.
  • The Field Goal: occurs when a team, without entering the goal zone, decides to kick the ball through the goalposts to obtain three points.
  • The Conversion or Extra Point: occurs after scoring a touchdown, the team can decide to kick a little more.

Other possibilities are usually less frequent:

  • The safety: this occurs when the defensive team tackles a rival player with the ball inside the end zone and is equivalent to two points.
  • The two-point conversion: This is an option for the team that just scored a touchdown. Here, instead of kicking for the extra point, they can choose to make a pass or run play to score two more points.

How Long is a Super Bowl Game?

NFL games are divided into four 15-minute quarters, with the first two making up the first half and the last two making up the second half.

However, matches typically last about three hours due to play being stopped for fouls, penalties, timeouts, and play reviews.

The 15 minutes (up to 30 minutes are allowed in the Super Bowl) of halftime breaks must also be added as the total duration of the Super Bowl.

NFL: Infractions and Penalties

Holding: Ten penalty yards if offensive and five if defensive. It occurs when an offensive player holds a defender or when a defensive player holds an offensive player who does not have the ball.

False Start: Five-yard penalty. It occurs when an offensive player moves before the snap (beginning of the play).

Off-Side: Five-yard penalty. It occurs when a defensive player invades the imaginary line of scrimmage before the ball is in play.

Personal Foul: Fifteen penalty yards and even a first down for the affected team. It can be called for holding the opponent’s helmet bar, when there’s unnecessary roughness, or when the quarterback is knocked down after releasing the ball.

Pass Interference: First down for the team affected by the penalty. It occurs when a defender prevents a receiver from receiving a pass through physical contact.

Delay of Game: Five-yard penalty. It occurs when the offense doesn’t put the ball in play before the established 40 seconds.

There you have it! Are you ready for the Super Bowl? We are, of course, excited as you are!

John Boarman
John Boarmanhttp://www.tireball.com
Founder and Owner of Tireball Sports.

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