Frank Gore Must Be Excited About Facing Rams Rush Defense

Let’s take a look at how the Rams rush defense has fared against the opposition’s runners each week. The stats are in the form: rushes-yards-rush TDs and I’ve included any player that rushed for over 50 yards.

Week 1:
LeSean McCoy – 15-122-1
Michael Vick – 11-97-0
Week 2:
Ahmad Bradshaw – 15-59-0
Brandon Jacobs – 16-50-1
Week 3:
Ray Rice – 9-81-0
Week 4:
Ryan Torain – 19-135-1
Week 5:
bye (phew)
Week 6:
no runner over 50 yards. The Packers didn’t have to run with all the success they had through the air.
Week 7:
DeMarco Murray – 25-253-1 (career high)
Week 8:
no runner over 50 yards. The Saints didn’t run as they were behind most of the game.
Week 9:
no runner over 50 yards. The Cardinals didn’t really even give it a shot with only 13 called runs.
Week 10:
Chris Ogbonnaya – 19-90-0 (career high)
Week 11:
Marshawn Lynch – 27-88-1
Week 12:
Chris Wells – 27-228-1 (career high)

Frank Gore is averaging 18.5 carries and 82.6 yards per game on the season. Look for him to increase those numbers this week against the Rams run defense. In addition, per KFFL: [Gore] has eclipsed 100 rushing yards four times in the past seven games against St. Louis. The Rams are dead last against the rush this season, allowing 159.0 yards per game.

Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo says that a “pillar” of his gameplan is to stop the run. When his team has failed so miserably at something that is a focus of their gameplan, that falls directly on the Head Coach.


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