Rams pass offense vs. Panthers pass defense: It’s been two weeks since Case Keenum had a career-high four passes intercepted in a loss to the New York Giants. Keenum has passed for eight touchdowns, with 10 interceptions, including three that were returned for touchdowns. Tavon Austin had 10 receptions against the Giants. Kenny Britt and Brian Quick are other starters for a receiving corps that has yet to get significant pass-catching contributions from rookies Pharoh Cooper or Mike Thomas. The Panthers rank 29th in the NFL against the pass, giving up 286.9 yards per game.
Rams run offense vs. Panthers run defense: Rams running back Todd Gurley is averaging 57.6 yards per game and only three yards per carry. His longest run went for 16 yards. Several offensive linemen have said the Rams were on the verge of springing Gurley but it has not happened. Coach Jeff Fisher said there would be no personnel changes along the offensive line. The Panthers are giving up 80.1 yards rushing per game, which ranks third in the NFL. Linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis are the leading tacklers for a unit that will be without injured strong-side line- backer Shaq Thompson.