St. Louis Rams vs. Indianapolis Colts, key matchups to watch

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Nov 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; St. Louis Rams guard Rodger Saffold (76) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Rams 31-14. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2. Offensive Line/Running Game vs Colts Defense

Besides the good news of Quick being cleared to play, Todd Gurley was cleared to fully participate in practice. Gurley has been compared to Adrian Peterson and Marshawn Lynch, but that won’t matter at all if the Rams offense line is hitting their assignments in their run-blocking. In the first two games, running back starter Tre Mason and backup Benny Cunningham, have averaged around three yards per carry. Not great numbers. The Rams could have the next running back of the future, but before they can release him in the backfield, the line needs to be fully intact. What a better way to improve the offensive line then facing one of the worst run stopping defenses in the league. Last year the Colts defense gave up an average of 113.4 rushing yards per game to opponents. This is the best opportunity for the Rams offensive line to gain confidence and experiencing. Can Mason and Cunningham average a total of 50 yards this game? I think so.

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