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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Difference-maker I: Rams secondary loaded with bawk-hawking DBs

Even as the Rams secondary was not particularly effective at creating turnovers, they held a comfortable lead over the Chiefs secondary. The Rams had just 10 interceptions in 2023, a statistic that placed them at 23rd in the league at doing so. But the Chiefs total of just eight interception in 2023 tied them at 27th in the league at picking off opposing passes.

The inability of the Rams defensive backs to create turnovers was not something that this team is willing to repeat. Tackling the problem with a broad overview and with measured but definitive steps, the team's front office went about juicing this secondary with ball-hawing defensive backs. The Rams reunited with DB Darious Williams, a cornerback who picked off four passes in 2023 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The team also signed former Buffalo Bills All-Pro defensive back Tre'Davious White. White has a streak of at least one interception in each of his seven NFL seasons. The curious part of that streak is that he had an interception in 2023, despite playing in just four games. The Rams hope that he will return to health and put up pre-injury numbers, which includes averaging nearly four interceptions per year.

The team then chased the Tri-Fecta by drafting former Miami Hurricanes DB Kamren Kinchens. Kinchens made his claim to fame by being a ball-hawking safety in the past two seasons of his college football career.

Are the Rams up to the challenge of defeating the Kansas City Chiefs if they face them in Super Bowl LIX? Perhaps not at the start of the season, but certainly they have a real shot at doing so if their rookie class of 2024 progresses as rapidly and as thoroughly as the 2023 rookie class. In the end, it all makes for a thrilling 2024 NFL season. Stay tuned.

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