NAPA, Calif. -- The Rams will conclude their season against the 49ers on Sunday. Here are five players to watch as St. Louis attempts to go 5-1 in the NFC West.
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The defensive end has arguably been the most productive defensive lineman not named
Johnson just won’t stop intercepting passes. He’s now tied for No. 3 in the league with seven interceptions, with Kansas City’s Marcus Peters and Cincinnati’s Reggie Nelson tied at the top spot with eight. After last week’s matchup, Johnson has now picked off a pass in each of his last four games. Since entering the league in 2012, only Richard Sherman has more career interceptions than Johnson. With wideouts Anquan Boldin and Torrey Smith playing at a high level, Johnson should get his share of pick opportunities again this week.
Britt has seemingly found a nice rapport with quarterback
5) Aaron Donald - No. 99
The young defensive tackle has one final chance to make an impression in his candidacy for Defensive Player of the Year. He already has 11.0 sacks, 22 tackles for loss, 44 quarterback pressures, 25 quarterback hits, and a pair of forced fumbles from the interior this season. He’s still just a half-sack away from the franchise record for a defensive tackle, set by D’Marco Farr in 1995. It would not be a surprise if he broke the mark on Sunday.