Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been the team’s workhorse since he was drafted. However, an injury at the end of last season forced him into a limited role in the offense, which continued into this season. Can it continue into the NFL playoffs?
On Sunday, Gurley was finally used the way he has been in the past. Also, finished with 133 all-purpose yards on 28 touches, which are both season-highs. With Gurley actively involved on offense, the Rams were able to pick up a 17-7 win over the Chicago Bears.
“I guess I felt like the old Todd,” Gurley said after the game. “But it’s cool, man. I’m just happy I was able to go out there and take advantage of my opportunities.”
After the game, Rams head coach Sean McVay said getting Gurley involved on offense was part of the game plan. Quarterback Jared Goff also had some praise for Gurley after the game.
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“I told him he fights, he fights, man,” said Goff, who completed 11 of 18 passes for 173 yards, with an interception. “He’s been through the ringer and that dude fights, and I couldn’t be more proud to be his teammate.”
Since the start of the season, Gurley hasn’t rushed for 100 yards or more in a game. For the reason that he hasn’t been used to the way he has been used since the Super Bowl. He didn’t go over 100 rushing yards on Sunday. However, Gurley came close with 97 yards on 25 carries. Gurley also ran for a touchdown, which was Los Angeles’ first rushing touchdown since Week 8.
“Anytime we can run the ball like that, it’s going to open things up, especially in the play-action game, and I think that’s kind of what you’ve seen from us the last few years,” said Goff. “When we’re at our best is when we’re running the ball really well.”