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St Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins will face off on Sunday in what should be a game where the Dolphins are able exploit a number of glaring weaknesses in the Rams' line up. The game will start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on NFL Sunday Ticket via the link below.
The Rams have shown serious problems running the ball, as well as stopping the run, and those weaknesses seemingly play right into the Dolphins' strengths.
Meanwhile the Rams have only allowed teams to register pass plays of 20 yards or more just 11 times this season, as well as only allowing two pass touchdowns. They have grabbed eight interceptions and the NFL's third ranked pass defense.
However, the Rams' strength in their pass defense has been undermined hugely by their glaring weakness in their run defense. They are ranked in the bottom 10 NFL teams in rush defense.
So the clear strategy in attack for the Dolphins would be in their rush offense. Miller has been explosive at times for Miami, and he is averaging 5.5 YPA, however, interestingly he has only 22 carries to his name this season. It is likely that the Dolphins will look to get him into the game more and exploit the Rams' poor run defense.
Meanwhile the Rams will need to sort out their own rush offense if they are to come away with the win today. They currently have one of the worst rush offenses in the league, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry.
The Dolphins have one of the best ranked rush defenses, giving away just 2.7 yards per carry. The Dolphins' defense will be looking to apply as much pressure on the Rams' quarterback Sam Bradford, who has been one of the most under-pressure quarterbacks in the league so far this season.
Bradford will have seen how the Dolphins sacked Cardinals' quarterback Kevin Kolb eight times in their game, and will be hoping his teammates can provide better protection than was afforded to Kolb.
St Louis Rams vs Miami Dolphins starts at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on NFL Sunday Ticket by clicking here.