Seattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams — By the numbers

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St. Louis Rams Key Statistic: 102.2

Aug 23, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) is tackled by Tennessee Titans inside linebacker Avery Williamson (54) and Titans cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (24) during the first half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, the St. Louis Rams averaged 102.2 rushing yards per contest, which put them in the bottom half of the league.

The Rams drafted Todd Gurley in an effort to rectify their running game issues, but the former Georgia star is still recovering from a torn ACL that he suffered last season.

That leaves Tre Mason to carry the brunt of the rushing load for the Rams. In the Week 17 matchup between Seattle and St. Louis, Mason carried the ball 11 times for 28 yards. 13 of those yards came on a single carry.

Last year, the Dallas Cowboys proved that the best way to beat the Seattle Seahawks is to run the football and keep Legion of Boom on the field.

If the St. Louis Rams have any intention of upsetting the Seahawks for the second season in a row at home, they will have to be able to run the football.

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