Super Bowl LVI was one for the history books. The Los Angeles Rams bested the Cincinnati Bengals in a tight 23-20 victory that came down to the final minute of play. It was the Rams’ second Super Bowl win in franchise history and first under head coach Sean McVay.
Speaking of Sean McVay, he became the youngest head coach to ever hoist the Lombardi Trophy, having just turned 36 years old a few weeks ago. Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, was the previous record holder at 36 years and 323 days old.
The entire city of LA was buzzing after the win, but it was a different experience for the city of Cincinnati. Either way, both teams have to be happy with their performance this season and they’ll move forward as two of the biggest contenders when teams take the field next season.
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What Were the Best Moments From Super Bowl LVI?
Much like every other Super Bowl that has ever existed, Super Bowl LVI was filled with memorable moments that make this event so special – from the gameday outfits to pregame festivities, big plays on the field, extracurricular activities, the halftime show, and more.
There’s a lot to unpack, despite it only taking place over a four-hour period. Of course, that just goes to show how exciting the game was as everyone was sitting on the edge of their seats up until the final whistle. They put on a show and proved they deserved to be in Super Bowl LVI.
Although the game is over and most teams are already looking forward to the offseason, we’re not ready to let go just yet. That’s why we’re going to go through 25 of our favorite moments from Super Bowl LVI. Don’t worry, we’ll try our absolute best to include a little bit of everything.
25. National Anthem by Mickey Guyton
Mickey Guyton is a 38-year-old country music artist who became the first ever Black female to be nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Country Solo Performance category in 2020. She’s up for the same award in 2022, but don’t let that overshadow her performance ahead of Super Bowl LVI. She did the National Anthem proud and displayed her beautiful talent.
24. ‘America the Beautiful’ by Jhené Aiko
Shortly before Guyton took ‘center stage’ with the National Anthem, Jhené Aiko wowed the crowd with her beautiful voice as she sang ‘America the Beautiful.’ Aiko is a 33-year-old R&B singer-songwriter that’s currently dating hip hop artist Big Sean. She has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won the Outstanding Album award at the 2021 NAACP Image Awards.
23. Billie Jean King’s Ceremonial Coin Flip
Billie Jean King is a Long Beach, California native that might be a sports icon around the world, but she has reached mythical status in the LA area. She was honored ahead of Super Bowl LVI in the honorary coin flip to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which helped pave the way – and continues to help pave the way – for equality in women’s sports.
22. Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson Has Something to Say
What would Super Bowl LVI be without some inspiring, motivational, and intense words from Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson? He was given the mic before kickoff to help pump up the crowd and he didn’t disappoint. “It is time for all of us here and millions around the world to bare witness to these incredible players, who will leave every ounce of sweat, guts, pride and legacy upon this field because that is what champions do,” Johnson said.
21. Pringles Commercial
Alright, let’s talk about a few of the Super Bowl LVI commercials that made us laugh – starting with the Pringles one. It featured a young man that got his hand stuck in a Pringles can. After realizing it wasn’t coming off, he proceeded to live out his entire life with the Pringles can stuck on his hand. Needless to say, he lived a long and rewarding life with that Pringles can.
20. Verizon’s Cable Guy Commercial
Verizon was another company that delivered with their Super Bowl commercial. It brought back a character we’ve all been waiting to see in a 5G commercial – Jim Carrey’s Cable Guy. He was struggling to understand the power behind 5G technology as he tried to convince the customer into sticking with cable. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out too well.
19. FTX Commercial
FTX got in on the Super Bowl LVI commercial action with the help of Larry David. It was the first ad he ever agreed to do, so it was quite the moment. The commercial shows Larry David turning down some of history’s greatest inventions before being pitched a new cryptocurrency – to which he turns down. Will turning it down be a good or bad decision? Time will tell!
18. Hellmann’s Commercial
Who doesn’t love a little mayonnaise on their sandwich? What about in a dip? We enjoyed some Hellmann’s on Super Bowl Sunday, but it came in the form of a Super Bowl commercial. The commercial aimed at tackling food waste with the help of former Patriots’ linebacker Jerod Mayo – who tackles several people in the commercial, including Pete Davidson.
17. UberEats Commercial
The final commercial we’re going to highlight is the UberEats commercial that featured the likes of Trevor Noah, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Coolidge. With how versatile UberEats has come with delivering foods, snacks, household items, flowers, and more, it seems some people are having a hard time determining what you can ‘eats’ and what you can’t ‘eats.’
16. Trey Hendrickson’s Early Sack
The Los Angeles Rams were given the game’s first possession and quickly got a first down within the first minute. Unfortunately, their momentum didn’t last long as Trey Hendrickson came through with a big sack on 2nd and 10 just 1:33 into the game. The Rams lost seven yards on the play and were forced to punt on 4th and 20 two plays later.
15. Stafford Throws TD Pass to OBJ
Nearly seven minutes after that sack, the Rams opened up the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Odell Beckham Jr. with 6:26 left in the first quarter. The play came a few minutes after the Bengals failed to convert a 4th-and-1 on the 49-yard-line. Stafford also connected with Cooper Kupp for 20 yards on that drive.
14. Stafford Throws TD Pass to Kupp
After the Bengals scored a field goal in the closing moments of the first quarter, the Rams opened the second quarter with yet another touchdown pass by Matthew Stafford, this time to his No. 1 target Cooper Kupp. It was an 11-yard dart that came after a 35-yard strike to OBJ and a 25-yard strike to Darrell Henderson. The touchdown gave the Rams a 13-3 lead after a missed extra point.
13. Mixon Throws TD Pass to Higgins
Down 13-3, the Bengals responded in a big way with a 12-play, 75-yard drive that lasted over seven minutes. It featured a lot of small gains and none of the plays went for more than 14 yards, but it ended in an exciting six-yard touchdown throw from the running back, Joe Mixon, to Tee Higgins. It was a trick play that almost didn’t have the defense fooled, but it worked.
12. OBJ Goes Down With an Injury
With 3:50 left in the second quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. went down with a non-contact knee injury and ended up being listed as out for the remainder of the game. Up to that moment, OBJ had two catches for 52 yards and one touchdown. The injury came as he attempted to catch a ball. He turned around, dropped the ball, and immediately fell to the floor.
11. Jessie Bates III Records the Game’s First Interception
Not even two minutes after OBJ went down with an injury, Jessie Bates III came up with a huge interception on Stafford with two minutes left in the first half. The Rams were slowly driving the ball down the field and were almost in position to kick a last-second field goal before halftime. The interception nullified those efforts and gave the Bengals a chance to score down 13-10.
10. Leonard Floyd Sacks Burrow Before Halftime
Following the interception, the Bengals had a long way to go if they wanted to score before halftime. The first few plays of the drive weren’t going well, but things took a turn for the worse when Leonard Floyd sacked Joe Burrow for an eight-yard loss to make it 4th and 14. The Bengals ended up punting and the Rams maintained their 13-10 lead heading into halftime.
9. The Halftime Show Rocks the House
The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show, presented by Pepsi, featured Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem. It was the first time the show was headlined by hip hop artists, something that was long overdue. Perhaps the biggest moment came when Eminem took a knee and held that pose for 45 seconds, a sign of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
8. Burrow Throws TD Pass to Open the Second Half
The game was up for grabs as the second half began with the Bengals receiving possession. They didn’t waste any time grabbing their first lead of the game, scoring a 75-yard touchdown pass from Burrow to Higgins on the opening play of the half. It was Burrow’s first touchdown of the game and Higgins’ second touchdown of the game. The Bengals had a 17-13 lead.
7. Chidobe Awuzie Intercepts Stafford Shortly After
After losing the lead, the Rams were looking for an answer. They took the field after a 17-yard kickoff return by Brandon Powell. On the opening play of the drive, Matthew Stafford threw his second interception of the day, this time to Chidobe Awuzie. The Bengals got the ball back on Rams’ 31-yard line with 14:38 left in the third quarter. It was quite the momentum swing.
6. Aaron Donald Takes on Bengals’ Team in Sideline Scuffle
After the interception, the Rams’ defense wanted to make a statement in hopes of turning the tide once again. On the second play of the drive, Aaron Donald recorded his first sack of the night as he pushed Burrow out of bounds. Burrow took a hard fall and his teammates reacted by going after Donald, which resulted in a little scuffle. The first minute of the second half was lit.
5. Aaron Donald Records Second Sack of the Night
Three minutes after the scuffle, the Bengals had the ball on the 11-yard line and were faced with a 3rd and 3. With a 17-13 lead, a touchdown would give them an 11-point lead. Unfortunately, that touchdown never came as Aaron Donald recorded his second sack of the drive. The Bengals lost eight yards on the play and were forced to settle for a field goal.
4. Stafford Throws Game-Winning TD Pass to Kupp
Not much happened throughout the rest of the third quarter and most of the fourth quarter. The Bengals had a 20-16 lead with six minutes left in the game, but Stafford led the Rams on an 18-play drive over the next five minutes. The drive ended in an 11-yard touchdown from Stafford to Kupp – their second connection of the day – with 1:29 left in the game. The Rams led 23-20.
3. Aaron Donald Stuffs Samaje Perrine Late in Game
The Bengals had one more opportunity to either tie or win. Burrow started the drive with a 17-yard completion to Ja’Marr Chase and nine-yard completion to Tyler Boyd. After an incomplete pass, Aaron Donald and Greg Gaines stop running back Samaje Perrine at the line of scrimmage on 3rd and 1. The Bengals missed the fourth down conversion, ending the game.
2. Van Jefferson Celebrates Birth of Son After Win
Before the game, Van Jefferson knew there was a possibility his wife gave birth to his son at some point during the action. At the same time, the couple agreed to let Jefferson play the game without any updates. As luck would have it, his wife ended up leaving the stadium halfway through the game. After his team won, he was seen rushing out of the stadium to go meet his new son.
1. Los Angeles Rams Crowned Super Bowl Champions
It’s something every single player on that Rams’ roster has dreamed of ever since they were kids – celebrating a Super Bowl victory. The confetti, the commemorative shirts and hats, the ceremony, it all became a reality for the Los Angeles Rams on February 13th. It was a bittersweet moment for players like Stafford, Donald, OBJ, Kupp, and Jalen Ramsey.
What Were Your Favorite Super Bowl LVI Moments?
The final score of Super Bowl LVI was 23-20 as the Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Los Angeles Rams in the final 1:25 of the fourth quarter. The Rams are the second team to win the Super Bowl in their home stadium – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did it last year with Tom Brady.
Joe Burrow finished the game 22 of 33 with 263 yards and one touchdown, while Tee Higgins led all receivers with 100 yards and two touchdowns. Joe Mixon added 72 yards on the ground. On defense, Jessie Bates III and Chidobe Awuzie both came down with an interception.
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Matthew Stafford finished the game 26 of 40 with 283 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions, while Cooper Kupp had eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Donald and Von Miller each had two sacks – the LA Rams had seven as a team.
25 Super Bowl Memes That Sum Up the Big Game
Super Bowl LVI didn’t disappoint as the Los Angeles Rams were crowned champions and, as expected, the Super Bowl memes throughout the night were lit. From pregame to postgame, the Super Bowl memes were coming in bunches and they had us dying of laughter all night long.
The Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 after scoring a late touchdown with just over one minute left in the game. Joe Burrow had one final opportunity to lead his team to victory, but the Rams’ defense proved to be too much as they swallowed up the Bengals’ offense easily.
It was the second Super Bowl win for the Los Angeles Rams, but first in over 20 years. Sean McVay, head coach of the Rams, became the youngest head coach to ever hoist the Lombardi Trophy and pulled in nearly eight million more television viewers than last year’s Super Bowl.
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Which Super Bowl Memes Caught Our Attention?
Super Bowl LVI was packed full of memorable moments and they were captured in Super Bowl memes throughout the night – especially during the halftime show, which was a breeding ground for Super Bowl memes. Between Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg, memes were lit.
Of course, that doesn’t even scratch the surface of all the jokes that were made on social media during Super Bowl LVI. There were no limits as people around the world chimed in with their own Super Bowl memes and it’s one of the things we loved most about the big game last Sunday.
If you missed the game or simply want to relive some of the game’s best meme-worthy moments, don’t worry – we’re going to discuss some of our favorite Super Bowl memes that we witnessed during Super Bowl LVI, so prepare to let out a flurry of laughs and we’ll do the same!
25. Alright, Where Are the Super Bowl Memes?
This is a Super Bowl meme that I’m sure we can all relate to. As the game was starting, everyone was scrambling around on Twitter and Instagram to satisfy their meme addiction. And it’s only fitting to use a video from last year’s Super Bowl halftime show with The Weeknd to bring it all together. Luckily, we were blessed with plenty of Super Bowl memes this year.
24. Elon Musk vs. Macaulay Culkin
Alright, bare with me here, but doesn’t Matthew Stafford look a little like Elon Musk? And doesn’t Joe Burrow look a little like Macaulay Culkin? Well, there you have it, I’m telling my kids that these were your Super Bowl LVI quarterbacks. Both quarterbacks certainly put on a show, combining for 546 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in the highly-televised event.
23. Matthew Stafford = Aaron Rodgers
Matthew Stafford spent the first 12 years of his career with the Detroit Lions. During that time, the Lions were the laughing stock of the NFL and he led the team to an 86-95-1 record. In one year with the Los Angeles Rams, he led his team to a 12-5 record (best of his career), an NFC Championship, and a Super Bowl win. So, he’s basically Aaron Rodgers now, right?
22. David vs. Goliath
The Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals are two different teams that were built in two completely different ways. The Rams were largely built with money, bringing in any superstar that was available at the moment. Meanwhile, the Bengals built their team through the draft and gave young players a chance. At the end of the day, Goliath (Rams) prevailed with a victory.
21. The Detroit Lions Sort of Won, Right?
The Detroit Lions haven’t been to the playoffs since 2016 and haven’t won a playoff game since the 1991 season. Matthew Stafford is a large part of that history and while the Lions haven’t been successful in nearly 30 years, they can at least say they groomed a quarterback that went on to win the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, they’re light years away from doing it themselves.
20. Not Everyone Was Happy With It
When the Super Bowl Halftime Show performers were announced, people were either 100% for it or 100% against it. It was definitely nice to see the NFL switch it up with this being the first time hip hop artists were taking over halftime. With that said, I completely understand that not everyone likes hip hop. Well, now they know how us hip hop fanatics felt in past Super Bowls.
19. Odell Beckham Jr. Crying Face
Odell Beckham Jr. has a way of being the center of attention at all times. It all started with his touchdown catch in the first quarter, which opened the scoring and gave the Rams an early 7-0 lead. He ended up leaving in the second quarter due to injury, but returned for the celebration and gave us this meme-worthy gem similar to Michael Jordan’s crying face – but tears of joy.
18. They Got the Name Wrong
Before kickoff, everyone stood and removed their caps for the singing of America the Beautiful by Jhené Aiko and the National Anthem by Mickey Guyton. Before Jhené Aiko started singing, the camera panned to Mickey Guyton with Aiko’s name at the bottom of the screen. It was clear they meant to show Jhené Aiko, but someone had their artists mixed up on national television.
17. Les Snead Becomes a Meme
Alright, so we already mentioned how the Rams were built through superstar talent through free agency and trades. Well, that kind of led to Rams’ GM Les Snead becoming a meme. Many people thought he was crazy for sending two first round draft picks and a third round draft pick to the Lions when they swapped Jared Goff with Matthew Stafford. In the end, Snead triumphed.
16. Doja Cat Seen on the Jumbotron
One of the many celebrities seen in the Super Bowl crowd, Doja Cat had her 15 seconds of fame early in the second quarter. The jumbotron cameraman was showing all the celebrities at the game when they turned to The Weeknd and Doja Cat – who was making this awkward face at the camera. She always knows how to light up a room with her corky ways.
15. Anderson .Paak Makes an Appearance
The Super Bowl Halftime Show was a star-studded event that featured the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, and 50 Cent. With that said, no one was ready for Anderson .Paak casually jamming out on the drum. There weren’t many rumors that he would perform – albeit on the drums – so fans were a little shocked when they saw it.
14. Can You See? Cause I Can’t…
For those watching the Super Bowl Halftime Show at home, you probably had a better view of it than any of the fans at the actual game – especially the fans that were facing the opposite direction of the front stage. Not only did it probably look better on TV, but it probably sounded a lot better. Still, it was a phenomenal show that will go down as one of the best ever.
13. All We Need Now is Tupac
The 2022 Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show was nostalgic for a lot of people. It brought back so many great memories of hip hop’s golden age, but it was missing something and that something was Tupac. Don’t act like you weren’t waiting for him to come down from the heavens and announce he’s still alive. Now that would’ve been a special moment, but it never came.
12. Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Line Woes
The Cincinnati Bengals knew they had to win at the line of scrimmage if they were going to come out victorious. Unfortunately, the Rams’ defensive line, and front seven as a whole, were too much to handle as the Bengals’ offensive line gave up seven sacks. They did their best swiss cheese impression as Aaron Donald and Von Miller picked up two sacks each.
11. Snoop Dogg’s Wardrobe for the Win
Snoop Dogg has long been a supporter of the Crip community and he continued to show that with his wardrobe choice during the Super Bowl Halftime Show by wearing an outfit that resembled a blue Crip flag. It was reported that the NFL asked him not to show his affiliation with the gang, but he supposedly did it anyway because that’s just how Snoop Dogg rolls.
10. Snoop Dogg Taking a Hit Before Performing
Speaking of how Snoop Dogg rolls, he was seen taking a hit of a joint before his performance during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. He has always been a big supporter of marijuana and is known to smoke before just about any event he does. So while it was no surprise that he was lighting it up at the Super Bowl, it’s extra special knowing that someone got it on tape.
9. Snoop Dogg Crip Walking With Joy
Alright, we talked about Snoop Dogg’s outfit, we talked about his extracurricular activities, but there’s one more meme about Snoop that’s worth mentioning and it’s the one that stole the show – his crip walk. With Dr. Dre rapping to his side, Snoop Dogg looked happier than anyone as he crip walked on center stage. And just like that, the social media community went wild.
8. Kanye’s Interesting Outfit Choice
Kanye West is another hip hop artist that knows how to steal the attention of a crowd and he did so during Super Bowl LVI. While he wasn’t one of the halftime performers, he was shown in the stands with his son, daughter, and Antonio Brown. West was wearing a black mask that covered his whole face, which led many people to make fun of his view of the Super Bowl.
7. Kendrick Lamar’s Dancers
Kendrick Lamar was one of the halftime performers and did what he does best – stole the show with an incredible and meaningful performance as one of the best hip hop performers in the world. While no one poked fun at his performance, many people were poking fun at his backup dancers that looked a lot like the bad guys from the comic ‘The Meteor Man.’
6. A Tribute to Compton
A lot of thought went into the stage setup for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The set was designed to pay tribute to several LA locations, including the LA County courthouse at 200 West Compton Blvd. The floor of the set was designed to look like a map of Compton, which many people related to a childhood rug we all had growing up – don’t lie, you had it, too!
5. The Avengers Have Landed
When all the halftime performers were on center stage together, some fans couldn’t help but point out how much they resembled The Avengers. They might not be superheroes per se, but they’re definitely heroes and role models to millions of people around the world. Don’t expect them to defeat any super villains, but they definitely know how to put on a good show!
4. Eminem Takes a Knee
Colin Kaepernick has been a controversial topic in the NFL for the past six years and his impact on the game continues to show itself to this day. During the halftime show, Eminem (the only white performer) made a statement of unity and solidarity when he kneeled after performing ‘Lose Yourself.’ The NFL has since denied reports that they tried to stop him from doing so.
3. This One’s for the Millennials
We’ve touched base on the nostalgia that ensued throughout the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Millennials, which includes anyone born between 1981 and 1996, were delighted to finally see some of their favorite artists from their teenage years perform at the Super Bowl. The halftime show had long been dominated by pop and R&B artists, but this year was different.
2. Mary J. Blige Laying Down
Mary J. Blige takes home an award for having one of the most relatable Super Bowl memes of all-time. After performing ‘Family Affair’ and ‘No More Drama,’ she laid flat on her back in the middle of the stage as the camera panned out. This spurred a flurry of hilarious memes as people related to the moment – a moment of relief, relaxation, and comfort.
1. 50 Cent Upside Down
Perhaps the funniest meme that appeared during Super Bowl LVI was 50 Cent, who performed his song ‘In Da Club’ early in the show. At the start of his set, he was hanging upside down while he rapped, which he famously did in the music video in 2003. The number of memes that were created as a result were countless. In fact, people are still making memes of it one week later.
There Are Plenty of Super Bowl Memes to Go Around
We touched base on some of our favorite Super Bowl memes that were synonymous with this year’s game, but there are literally thousands more where that came from. It doesn’t matter if you’re on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, funny Super Bowl memes aren’t that hard to find.
While a majority of those memes occurred during the Pepsi Halftime Show, there were also several in-game moments that were deemed meme-worthy. It made for a healthy balance of good football, funny memes, delicious food, quality memories, and more funny memes.
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Now that you know which Super Bowl memes we enjoyed the most, we want to know which Super Bowl memes you enjoyed the most! We challenge you to share your favorites with all your friends and followers, that way we can all spread the joy that Super Bowl memes bring.
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