2. Is the Los Angeles Rams rushing attack a challenge for the Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens' run defense has been excellent this year, especially up the gut. However, they have not been tested very often, and at times you can see kinks in their armor. So, it will be an excellent test when Sean McVay comes to town.
McVay is known for a strong run scheme, and he just got the offensive line together. Alaric Jackson stepped up at left tackle, and beside him is rookie Steve Avila and center Coleman Shelton. The Rams have a steady right tackle in Rob Havenstein, but the mising piece was right guard Kevin Dotson.
The Rams traded for Dotson during the season and inserted him into the lineup in week four. Since then, they rank 7th in expected points added per play and third in rushing success rate. That is behind San Fransisco and Baltimore as the two best rushing attacks.
The only rushing attack that the Ravens have seen even close to as good statistically is Detroit, and the Ravens got them without a starting guard and without David Montgomery. The Rams have all five linemen with continuity, and even Kyren Williams is back for the last two weeks.
This will be the best test the Ravens have seen all season, and it is perfect timing because both Miami and San Francisco are on the schedule before the playoffs, and the Ravens have fine-tuning to do.