Numbers you need to know before kick off

By Howard Balzer

By the Numbers ...

8: Number of top-10 defenses the Rams will have faced this season after playing Arizona Sunday. That includes the Cardinals, who are ranked seventh, and San Francisco (fifth) twice. Following Sunday's game, the Rams still have games against New Orleans (eighth) and Seattle (first). Others in the top 10 are Carolina (second), Houston (third) and Tennessee (ninth).

13.0: Number of sacks for defensive end Robert Quinn, the most in the NFC and second to Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis, who has 15.5.

304 Yards running back Zac Stacy needs to reach 1,000 for the season. Stacy has 692 yards since taking over the starting job in Week 5 and ranks fifth in the NFL since then.

44.0: League-leading net punting average for Johnny Hekker whose net the last two games was 47.8 and 48.5.

95.5: Opponent's passer rating against the Rams this season, which includes a completion percentage of 67.2 and average yards per attempt of 8.35.

20: Number of receptions for Arizona wide receiver Michael Floyd over the last four games. All have been good for first downs, and he has 427 yards in those four games and 860 for the season.

Howard Balzer will be contributing

to KSDK Sports throughout the 2013 season. Howard hosts "H and Friends" Monday-Friday from 9-11

on Fox Sports 1490 The Champ. He is also a host on SiriusXM NFL radio and one of 44 selectors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


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