Can the Rams stop the run this week?

The Rams in addition to their quest for worst all time, feature one of the franchises worst seasons for rushing defense as well. Things have been better the last two weeks, and they haven't allowed a 100+ yard rusher since Chicago's Matt Forte ran for 139 yards and 2 TDs in week 12.

In week 13, the defense, featuring Mr. Irrelevant David Vobora starting at middle linebacker, held Miami to "just" 149 yards rushing, 4.25 YPC, with no Dolphins running back picking up more than 54 yards. Last week, the Cardinals came in with the intent of restarting their running game, but the Rams held them to just 63 yards rushing, 2.9 YPC. Of course, the Rams offense spotted them a nice little cushion on turnovers. 

On the season the Rams are allowing an average of 154.2 rushing yards per game, 29th in the league, and 4.7 YPC. Their DVOA against the run is 21.6%, second worst in the league. 

Seattle's averaging 110.5 yards rushing per game this season, and they gashed the Rams for 245 yards on the ground in week three. After choking against his former Dallas teammates, Julius Jones sat last week against the Patriots. Jones piled up his best day of the season in that game against the Rams, and, per Mike Sando, Jones will be playing this week. However, Maurice Morris will get the start at RB when they Seachickens take the field at the EJD this week.

Regardless of who runs for Seattle, stopping the bleeding on the ground should be priority number one for the Rams defense this week. Don't let the 3-point underdog thing fool you, this Seattle team isn't very good. The Rams have a chance to add at least one more bright spot to their season, but it all starts on the ground. 

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