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Reggie Bush injury: St. Louis Rams' run defense could catch another break vs. Dolphins

The St. Louis Rams' intermittently effective run defense might not have to stop Reggie Bush at 100 percent.

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The St. Louis Rams have already developed a reputation for making quarterbacks miserable. (Just ask Kevin Kolb.) Running backs? Another story. Everyone from Kevin Smith to Marshawn Lynch has put together a big game against the Rams on the ground, and the Miami Dolphins—who come to town with rookie Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and the rejuvenated Reggie Bush at his side—would be well-served to apply the same gameplan. So if his lingering knee injury is still affecting him on game day—see also Turf Show Times—this could be a very different game.

The Reggie Bush the Dolphins saw through the first three weeks averaged six yards per carry, and would probably tunnel a large hole directly through Michael Brockers. In Weeks 4 and 5 he carried the ball 36 times for 115 yards. That Bush could be stopped, even by the Rams.

The Rams can win against either one; they took out the Seattle Seahawks with Lynch in full Beast Mode flower. But if Reggie Bush is less than perfect, the Rams' pass defense will have a clean shot at Ryan Tannehill. And this year, that's all they've needed.