Odell Beckham Jr. ignites Rams against Cardinals

INGLEWOOD — Odell Beckham Jr. kept pointing to his left arm after leaping over Arizona Cardinals cornerback Marco Wilson to catch a touchdown pass on a fade pattern in the corner of the end zone.

Beckham, the Rams’ star wide receiver, was likely gesturing the trendy “ice in my veins” celebration to remind those watching that he does his best work under pressure.

Beckham, however, has been the opposite of cold since arriving in Los Angeles in November after a messy breakup with the Cleveland Browns. He’s performing well in his new home and his spotlight with the Rams will get brighter after they defeated the Cardinals 34-11 to advance to the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs.

Beckham’s first career postseason touchdown gave the Rams a 7-0 lead in the first quarter of Monday night’s wild-card matchup, but it probably meant significantly more to the wideout who was once recognized as one of the game’s best playmakers before getting lost in Cleveland.

“He’s a very talented guy,” Rams coach Sean McVay said about his midseason acquisition.

It had been a long time since Beckham, 29, got the opportunity to display his all-around talent on the biggest stage. Many questioned if he was still the same player who dominated the headlines with spectacular performances — and some off-the-field distractions — during his first five years in the league with the New York Giants.

On Monday, Beckham became the first player…

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