3 Los Angeles Rams X-Factors in Super Bowl predictions

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Jan 30, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (3) is tackled by San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ambry Thomas (20) in the first half during the NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /

Odell Beckham and the Los Angeles Rams have a chance to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI. Who are the Ram’s X-Factors?

Los Angeles, California is one of the most visited cities in the United States. Universal Studios, Disney Land, and Hollywood attract visitors year-round. On February 13, the country’s tourist destination will host the NFL’s biggest game.

Super Bowl LVI will be played in Sofi Stadium, home of the NFC Champions. Matthew Stafford and the Los Angeles Rams will defend their home turf against Joe Burrow’s Cincinnati Bengals. Head Coach Sean McVay has led his team to the big stage, but it will be up to these Los Angeles Rams to perform.

Los Angeles Rams X-Factor: Odell Beckham Jr.

Making a return after a serious injury requires dedication and mental toughness. Odell Beckham Jr.’s journey to Super Bowl LVI has not been the prettiest. His production on the field has positioned his teams to win key games but has yet to amount to a Super Bowl ring.

Off the field issues and frustration forced the eight-year veteran to find a new home. On November 12, 2021, the Los Angeles Rams signed Beckham Jr. to a one-year deal. The time to win an NFL championship was now.

Signing Odell Beckham Jr. was an intelligent move by the Rams front office. A one-year deal was all the veteran needed to stir up a chance at the Vince Lombardi trophy. Performing in clutch situations is one of Beckham’s specialties.

Handling the pressure to perform has never been an issue for the former first-round pick. In 2014, Beckham Jr. finished his rookie season with 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Lou Anarumo and the Bengals defense will have to pick their poison this week. Focusing solely on Odell Beckham Jr. will present opportunities for teammate Cooper Kupp to continue his MVP-like performance.

Kupp has accumulated 533 yards receiving this post-season. Picking who to help in coverage may cause the Bengals to make mistakes throughout the game. Fans can count on Beckham Jr. to make the most out of Super Bowl LVI.