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Rams vs Lions: Week 6 Players to watch

What five player should you be keeping an eye on this week for the Rams?

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In Week 6 the Los Angeles Rams will have a chance to rebound from a disappointing loss and get back to winning some football games. However, they'll need these five players to really step up....

  1. QB Case Keenum will need to play turnover-free football. He's proven he's no franchise QB, and no one should ever confuse him as one. But he can be what the Rams want him to be, and thats a solid stop gap QB. He simply doesn't have the arm talent to win games consistently; so he's simply asked to not lose them. Keenum will need to play efficiently and move the ball on third down. Not much else is needed from him. Do this and the Rams chances of winning goes up every game.
  2. WR Kenny Britt willl be counted on to continue to lead the receiving corps. Hes been very productive through the first five weeks and hes on his way to eclipsing 1100 yards by a decent amount. However, it’s his play on third down the Rams will need him to continue the most. He's become something of a slant route specialist using his big body to shield defenders and make the catch, along with his strength and speed to pick up huge chunks after the catch.
  3. CB Troy Hill is being asked to step in and fill the shoes of Rams’ top CB Trumaine Johnson. We've already seen the young and inexperienced CB struggle early on. So it makes sense to expect more of the same. But, if he can surprise the world and just play solid (he doesn't need to be an All-Pro stud), this defense will be so much better off. He's essentially the CB version of Keenum — don't lose the game.
  4. RB Todd Gurley simply needs to show up. Where are you Todd? We are waiting.....
  5. The defensive line as a whole. DE’s Robert Quinn and William Hayes and DT Michael Brockers are all going to be game-time decisions. Whether they play or not, the front will need a better performance than what we saw last week. DT Aaron Donald is great, but he can't do it all himself. If the starters all suit up they won't be 100%, so the backups will still need to step up big time, with the starters likely to be on a pitch count.