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St. Louis Rams-Detroit Lions By The Numbers

The St. Louis Rams host the Detroit Lions in a battle of 4-8 teams on Sunday.

The St. Louis Rams have lost five straight games but now have a new offensive coordinator and will have a different quarterback, Case Keenum, starting this Sunday against the visiting Detroit Lions.   

The Rams (4-8) are looking to get their offense going, particularly their rushing attack, against a Lions (4-8) team that is coming off a 27-23 loss to the Green Bay Packers

Here is a quick look at how the Rams and Lions match up:

St. Louis Rams (4-8)

Game averages (NFL rank):

15.8 points per game (31st) 

296.3 yards per game (31st) 

178.0 passing yards per game (32nd) 

118.3 rushing yards per game (10th) 

21.4 points allowed per game (13th) 

356.2 offensive yards allowed per game (18th) 

239.9 passing yards allowed per game (12th) 

116.3 rushing yards allowed (23rd) 

Stat leaders:

QB Nick Foles has completed 56.4 percent of his passes for 2,052 yards, with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and a QB rating of 69.0. Keenum has completed 46.2 percent of his passes for 136 yards, one touchdown, and a QB rating of 75.2. 

RB Todd Gurley has rushed 173 times for 835 yards, an average of 4.8 yards per carry, and six touchdowns. WR Tavon Austin has rushed 35 times for 318 yards, an average of 9.1 yards per carry, and three touchdowns.

Austin has 38 catches for 367 yards and four touchdowns. TE Jared Cook has 33 receptions for 401 yards. WR Kenny Britt has 26 receptions for 445 yards, an average of 17.1 yards per catch, and one touchdown. 

Detroit Lions (4-8)

Game averages (NFL rank)

21.1 points per game (23rd) 

341.7 offensive yards per game (21st)

265.0 passing yards per game (9th) 

76.7 rushing yards per game (31st)

26.2 points allowed per game (28th) 

351.2 offensive yards allowed per game (17th) 

242.5 passing yards allowed per game (16th) 

108.7 rushing yards allowed per game (18th) 

Stat leaders:

QB Matthew Stafford has completed 64.9 percent of his passes for 3,164 yards, with 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, and a QB rating of 91.1. 

RB Ameer Abdullah has rushed 109 times for 414 yards, an average of 3.8 yards per carry, and one touchdowns. RB Joique Bell has rushed 65 times for 168 yards, an average of 2.6 yards per carry, and two touchdowns.

WR Calvin Johnson has 70 receptions for 965 yards and seven touchdowns. WR Golden Tate has 67 catches for 615 yards and two touchdowns. RB Theo Riddick has 60 receptions for 534 yards and three touchdowns. 

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