Welcome to Super Bowl week

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One week from today, the Bengals and Rams will square off in Super Bowl LVI. Until kickoff (and through and beyond it), we’ll have you covered on anything and everything related to the game.

The entire full-time PFT writing crew will be arriving in Los Angeles in the next day or so. The broadcast side of the operation will up and running at 7:00 a.m. ET on Monday, for a new installment of PFT Live.

Here’s why I could pretend we’ll actually be doing the show live at 4:00 a.m. PT. That’s not happening. We’ll be taping tomorrow morning’s show on Sunday afternoon.

Then, we’ll be live each day on Peacock at 5:00 p.m. ET, for two full hours. That two-hour block will become the next morning’s show, for Tuesday through Friday. There will then be a live two-hour show at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, to wrap up the week.

And Simms will be doing something he hasn’t done in a long time — working all five days on PFT. (Barring a delayed reaction to his booster or a Combine-style illness that has him puking in a trash can, on the air.)

Plenty of there content that doesn’t fit in the two-hour window will show up here or on the NBC Sports YouTube channel.

For our friends in the UK and Ireland who watch the show on Sky Sports, we have good news. We’ll be live each night at 10:00 p.m. your time for two hours. And we plan to keep the censors busy, saying word that routinely (and inexplicably) get bleeped, like crap, piss, and ass.

Scheduled guests for the week include, in loosely chronological order of when we’ll be taping the interviews, Justin Herbert, Eric Dickerson, Chris Harris, Jr., DeVonta Smith, Jerod Mayo, Aidan Hutchinson, Jonathan Taylor, Deebo Samuel, Alexander Mattison, Kayvon Thibodeaux, Brandon Marshall, Cameron Jordan, Justin Simmons, Mecole Hardman, Justin Jefferson, Austin Ekeler, CeeDee Lamb, Adrian Peterson, Mike Evans, Micah Parsons, Trey Lance, Eli Manning, Emmitt Smith, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Travis Kelce, Ron Rivera, Sean Payton, and Derrick Henry.

Finally, after the Super Bowl ends and everyone gets the hell off the field, we’ll tape from the floor of SoFi Stadium Monday’s PFT Live.

It should be a great week. We hope you enjoy following along as much as we enjoy bringing it to you.

15 responses to “Welcome to Super Bowl week

  1. Best part will be Goodell squirming at his state of the league presser. Too bad Flores didn’t wait till then! 🙂

  2. time to face facts;

    the Bengals made the Super Bowl on the strength of two very bad officiating mistakes that were alike;

    a quick whistle obviously completely stopped the Titan defenders in the end zone and gave them a touchdown;

    another equally bad early whistle took a clear fumble and recovery away from the Chiefs who almost certainly would’ve scored the game deciding play, needing less than 10 yards to be in point blank field goal range;

    i am not at all impressed with the Bengals offensive line and even less impressed with their defensive backfield;

    unless by some miracle they find a way to stop Aaron Donald or Matt Stafford suddenly flashes back to his Detroit playoff days, the Bengals will be lucky to keep this from being an embarrassment;

    all that can possibly save them is a third horrendous officiating mistake unlikely to happen against the home team—and the Rams are most certainly the home team regardless of NFL designation or what colour uniforms they wear;

  3. The Bengals can’t:
    Beat the Vikings
    Beat the Steelers
    Beat the Ravens
    Sweep the Steelers and Ravens
    Beat the Chiefs
    Win the North
    Get their first playoff win
    Beat Tennessee in Nashville
    Sweep KC at Arrowhead

    The Bengals can’t beat LA…

  4. time to face facts;

    the Bengals made the Super Bowl on the strength of two very bad officiating mistakes that were alike;

    a quick whistle obviously completely stopped the Titan defenders in the end zone and gave them a touchdown;

    another equally bad early whistle took a clear fumble and recovery away from the Chiefs who almost certainly would’ve scored the game deciding play, needing less than 10 yards to be in point blank field goal range;

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    Unless one of your facts was that the Titans defender was also Superman the time hat whistle did nothing other than ALMOST screw the Bengals out of a sure touchdown.

    That “clear fumble recovery” better not be the Joe Mixon drop where not only did he declare himself down, he made contact with a chiefs player as he began stumbling.
    I think the only fact you’ve proven is that you’re one of those guys that blame refs when your team can’t get it done.

  5. I blame Mahomes for simply choosing not to throw the ball and instead take a sack, and fumble it…. 4 open receivers, 2 of the 4 were open twice, Mahomes is running around with only 3 guys pressuring him. He’s looking right at wide open guys; and we’re to believe some magical switch was flipped and the Bengals defense became great, after giving up 3 TD’s in a half, Mahomes was 17-19, with 2 drops, over 200 yards and a perfect passer rating. But then he all of a sudden can’t play football and throw a 20 yards dart. A pass much either than the one he throw to Kelce to win the Buffalo game where the ball has to be perfect. Despite being in the last 3 championship games, the last 2 Super Bowls, numerous playoff comebacks, he can’t throw the ball 20 yards? We’re to believe the moment was too big? Excited for Bengal fans, but I’m not buying the ending of that game.

  6. I’d appreciate if someone would post “Bengals 42, Rams 3 – BOOK IT” or something to that affect. It’s worked all year long for us.

  7. Time to face facts……..
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    Maybe spend the next couple weeks watching free style skating lest you blow a gasket

  8. Derek Carr played poorly.
    Ryan Tannenhill played poorly.
    Patrick Mahomes played poorly.

    What you have here folks, is a trend. Bengals D is fluid, aggressive and can rope a dope these young ‘stud’ qbs into mistakes after seeing them play for a half. The lazy narrative is the media only talking about the other team the last two months (40 years). The truth is the Bengals are here, they already ate your lunch, and you haven’t even looked up yet. They’re coming for the Stafford Rams too, wait and watch.

  9. I’m rooting for the Bengals, I just don’t believe they’re better than Buffalo or KC. By those are my tears crying for my team. LA is full of deplorables, go Bengals!

  10. But then he all of a sudden can’t play football and throw a 20 yards dart. A pass much either than the one he throw to Kelce to win the Buffalo game where the ball has to be perfect. Despite being in the last 3 championship games, the last 2 Super Bowls, numerous playoff comebacks, he can’t throw the ball 20 yards? We’re to believe the moment was too big? Excited for Bengal fans, but I’m not buying the ending of that game.
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    It’s amazing how fast I’ve seen some Chiefs fans go from “Mahomes is a God” to “Mahomes is a cheat who threw the game.” I’m embarrassed for you. The Bengals have a better defense than you think.

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