The Los Angeles Rams had a dismal 3-13 record in the 2017 season. However, that all changed after they drafted their new quarterback, Jared Goff to replace Case Keenum who was cut by the team on December 28th. This is how COVID-19 helped solidify his chances of winning Super Bowl LIII.

The “sofi stadium covid rules” is a rule that was created by the NFL to help teams avoid home field advantage in the playoffs. The Rams were able to use this rule in order to get better odds of winning the Super Bowl.

How COVID-19 Actually Helped the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl Chances

Highlights of the article:

  • The NFL’s recent COVID-19 issues might assist the Los Angeles Rams.
  • Approximately 35 players on Sean McVay’s squad tested positive during the Omicron breakout in December, which means they won’t have to test during the NFL Playoffs.
  • Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers isn’t in the same boat.

The Los Angeles Rams’ recent win-now moves resulted in the club winning the NFC West division in 2021 and clinching a playoff berth for the fourth time in five years.

Despite quarterback Matthew Stafford’s recent turnover difficulties and different COVID concerns, the Rams won five of their last six games and clinched the fourth spot in the NFC. Although the veteran gunslinger continues to turn the ball over, he does so on a squad that stands to profit from the league’s COVID guidelines.

The COVID-19 issues that plagued the Los Angeles Rams actually aided their Super Bowl hopes.

The Los Angeles Rams take the field in 2022.

The Los Angeles Rams take the field in 2022. The Los Angeles Rams look to gain from the league’s recent COVID-19 problems, as well as the team’s own COVID-19 outbreak in December | Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

In December, it seemed as though the Omicron variety might have a substantial impact on the NFL season. Because of the states’ different COVID-19 laws, the league postponed three games due to outbreaks and briefly contemplated shifting the Super Bowl from Los Angeles to Texas.

According to NBC Sports, the Rams put about 35 players on the COVID list, including many starters. Those players who exited the list, either by testing out or returning from quarantine, entered a 90-day window in which they didn’t need to be tested again.

Basic arithmetic indicates that 90 days equals three months, and March follows December by three months. In other words, those players won’t have to worry about missing any win-or-go-home games due to testing during the NFL Playoffs.

Jalen Ramsey, an All-Pro cornerback, is one of the Rams who won’t have to worry about COVID testing.

A cursory look at the Rams’ December transaction list reveals several well-known people who were added to the COVID list. On Monday, Dec. 13, just hours before a 30-23 win against the Arizona Cardinals, All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee were also added to the list. Within the following six days, both of them returned.

Odell Beckham Jr., a wide receiver, was added to the COVID-19 list a day later, and Von Miller, a linebacker, was added two days after, and those are just the prominent guys. In December, the Los Angeles Rams put a number of additional players on the reserve list, including running back Darrell Henderson Jr.

Ramsey and Higbee will almost certainly be in the starting lineup if the Rams are to win a Super Bowl. Since joining the team in the middle of the season, Beckham (27 receptions for 305 yards and five touchdowns) and Miller (five sacks) have been productive.

Fans of the Rams will note that there are two significant names absent from that timeframe. Stafford and All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald are not in the 90-day timeframe and may miss a playoff game if they test positive.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers isn’t in the same boat.

After testing positive for COVID, Aaron Rodgers will be spared from daily COVID testing for the next 90 days – until the week before the Super Bowl. Daily symptom checks and weekly tests are still required.

From the NFL-NFLPA protocols: pic.twitter.com/20wKK2eo3l

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 5, 2021

Although the Rams may profit from the 90-day timeframe, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers isn’t so fortunate. Football fans may recall the All-Pro quarterback’s visit on The Pat McAfee Show when he was placed on the COVID-19 list in early November.

Three months have passed. Rodgers will be out of the 90-day window in the first week of February if Green Bay wins the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 13th, which may be an issue if the three-time NFL MVP tests positive once again.

The Rams face a tough route to the Super Bowl as the No. 4 seed, particularly if a victory in Super Wild Card Weekend sends them to Green Bay in the Divisional Round. At the very least, head coach Sean McVay knows that Ramsey and Beckham will not be subjected to daily testing. When the playoffs come, every little bit helps.

“Over 423 million doses of COVID-19 vaccination were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, to November 1, 2021,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vaccines against COVID-19 are both safe and efficacious.”

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