Cincinnati Bengals fans think Super Bowl 56 was rigged, but they couldn’t be more wrong about it. Heck, even Zac Taylor disagrees.
Bengals fans weren’t thrilled with the officiating at the end of Super Bowl 56. With the Rams in the red zone, Matthew Stafford threw an incomplete pass to force what NFL fans thought would be fourth down.
We were all wrong.
The Bengals were called for holding on Stafford’s intended receiver, thus giving the Rams a fresh set of downs. Eventually, Stafford would throw a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp, giving Los Angeles a late lead they would never relinquish.
I mean, that’s not an obvious hold, so it’s easy to see why the Bengals fanbase would be upset. However, it’s convenient they cling to this call and not, say, the missed facemask to start the third quarter which directly led to a Cincinnati touchdown.
Bengals: Was Super Bowl 56 rigged?
Super Bowl 56 was not rigged, despite the tough call on the game-winning drive against Cincinnati. Bengals fans, however, might think differently.
There were many more where that came from.
Unfortunately for Bengals supporters and those NFL fans who consider the outcome of games pre-decided, Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor disagrees.
And that pretty much answers the question for us.