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S-Jax isn't himself right now.
The Rams are 20th in the league in rushing through three weeks. They should be much higher considering Steven Jackson has only played two full games. Daryl Richardson broke out in Week 2, but surprisingly didn't see a lot of looks in Chicago.
Everyone seems to think Jackson will break out of his early season rut. Fans have chalked it up to the fact that he never starts well. I'm not saying there's no chance of him turning things around, but 3.4 yards per carry isn't promising.
The fact is, Jackson has showed his age like no one else on this team through the first three weeks. In addition, the AP reported that Jackson missed practice for the second straight day Thursday (h/t ESPN.com).
Richardson needs to be a more focal part of this running game right now. He's young, and he's showed potential in the first few weeks. I'm not saying Jackson shouldn't play at all, but Richardson needs to be more involved.
Whoever is running the ball for the Rams on Sunday will have their plate full of Seahawk defenders. This team gives up 59 yards per game on the ground. That wasn't a typo.
Granted, they've only faced one top back in DeMarco Murray. Still, the Rams should be scared because of their inconsistency in the back field. Another telling stat: Seattle has allowed 12 rushing first downs in the first three games. The Rams have only moved the chains 15 times on the ground.