Former Purdue standout is the only Cincinnati player with any Super Bowl experience
When the Cincinnati Bengals take the field for Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams, it’s going to be a new experience for every player in uniform. Well, all except for one.
NBC tweeted out this week that only one current member of Cincinnati’s active roster has experience playing in the Super Bowl. That’s former Purdue defensive back Ricardo Allen.
So, while the Bengals have been on this magical postseason run, Sunday will be a much different experience. It should be interesting to see how the players handle the magnitude of the situation.
— Super Bowl LVI on NBC (@SNFonNBC) February 6, 2022
Allen was a member of the Atlanta Falcons when the team made the run to Super Bowl LI following the 2016 season. He was on the wrong side of the infamous “28-3” game, in which Tom Brady led a surging New England Patriots team to an improbable overtime victory.
This season, Allen has appeared in 14 games with Cincinnati, making 1 start. He’s been responsible for 12 tackles, including 8 solo stops. The veteran DB has made just 1 stop in the postseason.
The Bengals and Rams will go head-to-head in the Super Bowl LVI on Sunday, Feb. 13 with a 6:30 p.m. ET kickoff time on NBC.