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St. Louis Rams vs. Detriot Lions: Five Lions Players to Watch

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Looking to stop a six game losing streak, the Rams should focus on stopping these five Lions' players.

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The St. Louis Rams face off against the Detroit Lions in a Week 14 match up at the Edward Jones Dome.

The Rams are trying to avoid a sixth straight loss and are looking to win its first game in more than a month.

To do so, lets take a look at a few key players on the Lion's side:

Lions Players to Watch

RB Ameer Abdullah

Ameer Abdullah is the Lions leading rusher. At only 414 rushing yards, Abdullah is not exactly lighting the league on fire. The Lions do not rush the ball much either. Ameer can, however, easily best  67 yard season high against the Rams.

The Rams have allowed an average of 142.4 yards per game in there last five games. Given the Rams are also down a few starters on defense (Robert Quinn and T.J. McDonald are done for the season), the trend of not being able to stop the run does not seem to be ending any time soon.

DE Ezekiel Ansah

Ezekiel Ansah has 12.5 sacks this season. He is behind only J.J. Watt in this category.

Ansah usually plays right defensive end, meaning he will be going up against the Ram's left tackle who happens to be Greg Robinson.

Pray for Case Keenum.

WR Calvin Johnson

The man known as Megatron. Calvin has 70 catches for 965 yards for the year; pretty good right? However, Megatron has only had one 100+ yard game this season (Week 6 versus the Chicago Bears). Considering he is one of the premiere receivers in the game, this represents a bit of an off year for the ninth year veteran.

The Rams are pretty thin at corner at the moment. Janoris Jenkins is out due to concussion. Trumaine Johnson is coming back from a thigh injury, but he did miss two games. Some rust should be expected.

Considering the state of the Rams secondary, Calvin is preparing himself to feast.

CB Rashean Mathis

At 35 years old, Rashean Mathis is one of the oldest starting corners in the league. During his years in the league Mathis has picked up the reputation as a physical corner, and it continues to be true this season.

The Rams receivers struggle against pretty much any corner, so Rashean should have an easy day at the office. Kenny Britt and Brian Quick are the best bets to give Mathis a hard time, but: for one, Britt can't catch shit, and Quick has pretty much fallen off the face of the world this season.

QB Matt Stafford

We know Matt Stafford. He has a strong arm. He is not afraid to make the tough throws. He is also not afraid to make mistakes, otherwise known as throwing interceptions.

With receivers Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate at his disposal there is no wonder why Stafford is top ten in passing yards. These weapons and Matt's ability are going to give the Ram's secondary headaches. The Rams do not have much of a pass rush right now outside of Aaron Donald. Matt Stafford will probably just sit back and dissect the defense apart.