Even as Von Miller has only been with the Los Angeles Rams for a mere seven games, he already sees one noteworthy similarity in this team and the historic 2015 Denver Broncos squad that won Super Bowl 50.
In speaking following the Rams’ road win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, Miller opened up about the one notable comparison between these two teams.
“The way we manage adversity here, it feels like the 2015 Denver Broncos,” Miller said.
The Broncos had themselves quite a run to the Super Bowl in the 2015 season. Even as Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning had very little left in the tank in his career, the Broncos handled adversity like not many other teams managed to do so over the 2010s, which included stout play from their defense. For one, their famed “No Fly Zone” secondary helped the team rank first in passing yards allowed per game (199.6) and fourth in points per game allowed (18.5).
The Rams have also dealt with plenty of adversity over the past months, which includes the notable COVID-19 outbreak within the team last month and the multitude of crucial injuries on both sides of the ball.
As it stands, the Rams remain in the driver’s seat to soon clinch the NFC West. They did their part with the win over the Ravens, but they would also need the Dallas Cowboys to pick up a home win over the Arizona Cardinals in order to achieve this feat in Week 17.
Regardless of whether the Rams will enter the NFC playoffs as a division winner or a wild-card team, they sure will be a side to watch later this month.