LA Rams have improved on Chiefs formula to master them in SB LIX

The LA Rams learned enough from Chiefs current SB winning streak to master them if they face one another in SB LIX
Los Angeles Rams v Kansas City Chiefs, Sean McVay, Andy Reid
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The LA Rams are a curious team. Since hiring HC Sean McVay in 2017, the Rams seem to be stuck in a three-year cycle of success. As of 2024, the team is entering its third such three-year cycle that began in 2016. In Year 1, the Rams struggle and do not earn a berth in the NFL Playoffs. In Year 2, the team finds modest success and earns a berth in the NFL Playoffs, but does not advance. In Year 3, the team plows through the competition in the NFL to earn a playoff berth and then plows through the best of the NFC to appear in the Super Bowl.

So far, the Rams are 1-1 in Super Bowl competition. If this team remains on track, they will appear in Super Bowl LIX. You would not be off base to expect their opponent to be the Kansas City Chiefs. After all, the Chiefs have been perennial playoff competitors, and are coming off back-to-back Super Bowl victories.

The Chiefs are attempting to three-peat in 2024.

If you want to be the man, you've got to beat the man. Well, that rule applies in the NFL right now. If you want to be in the spot of the two-time NFL Champion Kansas City Chiefs, you have to beat the Chiefs at some point. That is something that the San Francisco 49ers have been unable to do. Nor did the Philadelphia Eagles succeed.

The last NFC team to win a Super Bowl is the LA Rams, a team that defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI by a score of 23-20. Now, the Rams are aiming for another Super Bowl run, armed with the knowledge that it happens every third NFL season. But this time, the Rams are trying a different strategy, one that the Chiefs have perfected. Will it work? Let's discuss: