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The Ten Worst Rush Defenses

Every week, I look forward to seeing where the best opportunities for big rushing games will arise. The St. Louis Rams reign supreme as the worst rushing defense over the past three games. That sets-up well for Dallas Cowboys' RB Marion Barber III, whose team may be more conservative with QB Tony Romo nursing a broken pinkie.

Like St. Louis, the Kansas City Chiefs rush defense has been amongst the worst min the NFL all season. Will Tennessee Titans' RB Chris Johnson nothc his 1st 100-yard/TD game? Very likely given he is coming off his bye and should be as rested as he will be all season. The last time he faced a rush defense as poor as Kansas City was Cincinnati in Week Two. He rushed for 109 yards and just 19 carries.

An intersting play will be Tampa Bay Buccaneer Earnest Graham. He has been heavily reliant on one big run to have good rushing games and has been splitting carries with veteran Warrick Dunn. Maybe it is just my spider sense, but this week's match-up with Seattle has me feeling Graham could return to the 100 yard level that has eluded him recently.

The Ten Worst Rush Defenses:

Rank Team RYA Vs
32 St. Louis 179 DAL
31 Denver 169 @NE
30 Kansas City 161.3 TEN
29 Green Bay 155.7 IND
28 Cincinnati 149.7 PIT
27 Indianapolis 147.7 @GB
26 Seattle 143 @TB
25 Detroit 138 @HOU
24 Philadelphia 137.3 BYE
23 Cleveland 133.7 @WAS