Which former Rams players are you cheering for in the NFL Conference Championships?

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Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens

Whenever I think of the Kansas City Chiefs, I think of former center Austin Blythe. In the spring of 2021, the Kansas City Chiefs outbid the LA Rams for Austin Blythe, and then drafted rookie center Creed Humphrey. That thwarted the Rams plans to restock their offensive line, forcing the Rams to start Brian Allen in 2021. Of course, the Rams won the Super Bowl that season, so no harm, no foul.

Oh, and Austin Blythe announced his retirement in February 2023.

Of course, it runs in a different direction with the Baltimore Ravens. It was the Ravens who traded for former Rams DB Marcus Peters and traded inside linebacker Kenny Young to the Rams. Peters signed with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023 but was eventually released. Both Marcus Peters and Kenny Young are free agents now.

But the Baltimore Ravens do have one player on their roster who is quite recognized by LA Rams fans, and he is wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Similar to the stories of several NFL players, Odell Beckham Jr.'s reputation was a bit tarnished when he signed with the LA Rams mid-season in 2021. But his tenacity and timing were such that he was soon a favored target in the Rams offense. He suffered an ACL injury in Super Bowl LVI, sidelining him for 2022.

OBJ has been modestly productive for the Baltimore Ravens so far. He put up 565 yards and three touchdowns for the Ravens in 2023, but just 12 yards in two playoff games for the Ravens in the 2024 NFL Playoffs. Despite modest results, you have to believe that he is going to have a sizzling game for the Ravens at some point in the post-season competition.