The Los Angeles Rams will aim to win their first Super Bowl title since 2000 when they face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night. The team's elite pass rush has carried them through the postseason and veteran midseason acquisition Von Miller has certainly stepped up when needed.
Miller has played a key role on a defense that has tallied 5.0 sacks and allowed just 60.7 rushing yards per contest across three playoff games. His versatility is going to come in handy against a motivated Bengals team, which makes him a name to watch out for in the Super Bowl MVP race.
Von Miller Super Bowl MVP Odds
FanDuel Sportsbook lists Miller at +3900 to win the award, which gives him the eighth-best odds among all players and the sixth-best odds among Rams players. All eyes seem to be on defensive lineman Aaron Donald, but Miller's experience playing in big games cannot be overlooked.
Miller has simply been unstoppable since Week 15 of the regular season. The three-time All-Pro linebacker has logged at least 1 sack in six of his last seven games and forced 2 fumbles during that same span. Miller has also accounted for at least 1 quarterback hit in every Rams playoff game.
Cincinnati's recent struggle with protecting quarterback Joe Burrow gives Miller an opportunity to make a big play or two on Sunday. The Bengals have given up 12 sacks in the postseason and have no one to match up with the talented pass rusher on the outside.
Has a Linebacker Ever Won Super Bowl MVP?
In total, seven of the 10 defensive players to be named Super Bowl MVP have been linebackers. Of course, that includes Miller's MVP performance with the Denver Broncos in 2015. The 32-year-old posted 6.0 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 1 pass breakup and 2 forced fumbles in a dominating win.
The stat line is going to be difficult to top, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Miller end up as the most impactful player on defense. A strip sack of Burrow may be all it takes for him to join an elite group of players that have earned multiple Super Bowl MVP awards.
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