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The Colts offensive line struggled to contain the Rams front-seven for much of the game.
In 2011, the St. Louis Rams gave up an ungodly 4.8 yards per carry. They gave up 0.5 more yards per carry than the Colts—who are infamous for porous run defense—did.
Yet, in their preseason opener, the Colts couldn't run the ball on the Rams. They averaged a paltry 3.6 yards per carry.
I would normally dismiss the numbers and say "it's the preseason."
But I would be lying if I said it didn't worry me. After all, the Colts don't have a proven running back. They lack a talented offensive line. They haven't shown any proficiency running the ball in the past.
They should've run it well against the Rams, but they didn't.
The offensive line was completely dominated throughout the exhibition. Only Vick Ballard averaged more than 4.0 yards per carry.
And it doesn't end there.
Andrew Luck was harassed from the first play by the Rams defensive line. He was hit a few times and forced to scramble a couple more.
That's not the kind of play you want to see from your offensive line against a middling front seven like the Rams.
Especially in the preseason.