St. Louis Rams have a fantastic chance to break away from the .500 record before they go up against the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots. If the Rams win one more game within the next three weeks, they will go into their bye week on par.
This game is by all means, far from a certain win. Similar to St. Louis Rams, the Miami Dolphins are a team that have been in a position to win most of their games. Don’t let the Dolphins 2-3 record fool you as this is a team that was beaten twice by a kick in overtime. Rams and Dolphins both rely heavily on their defense to keep each other in the game. This will result in the special teams playing a big role in this game.
These are some stats to consider before the St. Louis Rams take on Miami Dolphins this Sunday in Miami:
1. Ramming Teams Back To Reality
Every win for the Rams this season has been against a team who had won the week before. Miami Dolphins defeated a strong Cincinnati Bengals last week at Cincinnati. Will the Rams be able to maintain this streak?
2. Losing On The Road
Since 2010, 75 percent of the Rams’ wins have come from home games, winning nine at home opposed to only winning three away. The Rams’ only losses this season have come from away games and if the Rams are to keep up with the now competitive NFC West, they must be able to break serve and get the ‘W’ on the road.
3. Dolphins Running Defense
No one would’ve predicted that five weeks into the season, the Miami Dolphins would have the best run defense in the NFL. Yes – the best. The Dolphins have been incredibly stingy in only giving up 61 yards per game with an average of 2.7 yards per carry. If the Rams are to win this game, they’ll need to get the running game flowing. Rams simply can’t afford to be one dimensional, especially with Danny Amendola out. The Rams will need to find new ways to move the chains.
4. Rams Secondary
While the Dolphins get their recognition in stopping the run, the Rams get their praises for being a force in the secondary. Quarterbacks that are going up against the Rams passing defense have a quarterback rating of only 66.6, which is the third best in the NFL. The Rams secondary have given up two touchdowns and collected eight interceptions, which gives them second largest differential between touchdowns and interceptions in the NFL
Lets hope that the Rams break their streak of losing away from home and uphold their new reputation for winning against the previous week’s unbeaten team.