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Super athletes make super fans: Olympians' favorite NFL teams

Super athletes make super fans: Olympians' favorite NFL teams
Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-13 08:28:12-05

The big game is approaching. While American athletes are competing at the 2022 Winter Olympics, two of their favorite NFL teams will be battling it out across the world at the 56th Super Bowl in Los Angeles.

Find out Olympians’ favorite NFL teams.

Nick Goepper: Bengals

Nick Goepper will have a lot to think about on Super Bowl Sunday. The freeskier will be dropping in for his first run in the men’s ski slopestyle event at the 2022 Winter Olympics only five and a half hours after the Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to play the Los Angeles Rams at the Super Bowl.

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Mikaela Shiffrin: Broncos and Seahawks

Colorado-born alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin is a dual fan of the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks.

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Kendall Coyne Schofield: Bears and Chargers

Kendall Coyne Schofield’s favorite team changes based on the season. Although the ice hockey player is a fan of her hometown team, the Chicago Bears, her other favorite is whichever team her husband, professional football player Michael Schofield, is on. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Chargers.

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Elana Meyers Taylor: Atlanta Falcons

Elana Meyers Taylor is a big fan of the Atlanta Falcons. The bobsledder’s father, Eddie Meyers, trained with the Atlanta Falcons for six summers, but never played an NFL regular-season game due to his six-year commitment to serve the Navy.

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Kaitlin Hawayek: Buffalo Bills

Ice dancer Kaitlyn Hawayek is repping her hometown team at the 2022 Winter Olympics. Hawayek was spotted wearing a Buffalo Bills hat in front of Olympic rings prior to the Opening Ceremony.

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Watch the Super Bowl at 6 p.m. ET and Goepper's men's ski slopestyle qualifier runs at 11:30 p.m. ET on Sunday on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.