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Author: Jon Kuzma
To say Todd Gurley is having a great season would be a complete understatement. The Rams prolific running back has rushed for 415 yards and 7 touchdowns for Sean McVay’s offensive unit. Make no mistake about it Gurley is the focal point of the Rams attack and no one has an impact like this guy does. Jared Goff and the receivers are very talented too but Gurley allows every other phase of LAs system to flow freely. By running the ball effectively that sets up the play action pass and it makes opposing defenses sell out to stop the ground game. That creates coverage problems for teams and Jared Goff takes advantage of those open windows. If you take Gurley out of this situation though then everything else would start to regress. There’s no doubt he’s the x-factor for this squad and it seems like every week he’s putting up big numbers. Gurley has also hauled in 2 touchdowns and over 200 yards through the air so this guy is the total package and he really took it to the Seahawks (3 touchdowns and 77 yards). Seattle had no answer for Todd Gurley defensively and that’s why they let this win slip away. Pete Carroll’s ball club was actually ahead through the first three quarters but they unraveled down the stretch. Russell Wilson threw for 198 yards, 3 touchdowns, and no interceptions. Showing he can still make some nice throws for that offense. Chris Carson rushed for over 100 yards (116) and Tyler Lockett had 98 receiving yards plus 1 TD catch. For the Rams the key players were Jared Goff who had 321 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interceptions. Cooper Kupp also had 90 yards and 1 receiving touchdown. The top defenders were Frank Clark and Bradley McDougald for the Seahawks. Clark finished the day with 2 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 interception. McDougald was stellar with 10 combined tackles. It should come as no surprise that Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald led the way for LA. Suh went for 7 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 TFL. Donald brought a lot of pressure too he tallied up 2 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 TFL. This was a shaky win for Los Angeles but they’re now 5-0. Gurley and the offense are responsible for this outcome and that group has averaged 34.6 points per game. Winning is much easier when you visit the end zone so frequently.
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Everyone is starting to acknowledge the greatness of Todd Gurley.