Gurley Watch: A win, a touchdown, and a short turnaround

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley scores against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Telegram Reports

Monday, September 24, 2018

The Rams beat the Chargers, 35-23, on Sunday in the first battle between two NFL teams from Los Angeles since 1994.

Todd Gurley was his usual self.

Tarboro’s favorite football playing son ran for 105 yards and a touchdown, catching five passes out of the backfield for 51 yards.

The Rams, listed as No. 1 on ESPN’s NFL power rankings entering the game, are 3-0 and have scored 33, 34 and 35 points throughout the first three weeks of the season, all of which have been victories by double-digits.

Gurley now ranks fourth in the NFL in rushing with 255 yards. He’s tied for touchdowns among running backs with four, and has another score via the air.

He also created some notebook fodder after the game against the Chargers, voicing his opinion on the quick turnaround awaiting he and his team this week. The Rams are scheduled for a Thursday night kickoff against the Minnesota Vikings in Los Angeles.


“It’s probably the dumbest thing ever,” he told reporters. “But, whatever, we’ve got a game and Minnesota’s got a game as well. So, we’ve both got to show up and play.”

The former Tarboro Viking, should he be too busy already preparing for the NFL Vikings to have heard the news, may take solace in the schedule change from his old high school on Monday.

With the NCHSAA announcing the regular season would be extended for a week, THS moved its rivalry game with SouthWest Edgecombe to Friday, Nov. 9, instead of Oct. 1, avoiding a hefty three games in seven days.

His Rams, his Georgia Bulldogs, and his Vikings, who beat South Creek on Friday, are now a combined 12-0.