Gurley Watch: Different day, same result

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley fires up the crowd before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)


Telegram Reports

Monday, October 1, 2018

Todd Gurley may have been adamant in his distaste for playing on Thursdays, but that didn’t affect his performance late last week against the Minnesota Vikings. 

On the Thursday night primetime game, Tarboro’s favorite running back totaled 156 yards of offense — 83 by rushing and 73 as a receiver — while also scoring a touchdown on one of his seven receptions. And the Los Angeles Rams won, again, as the offense carried the team to a 38-31 win. 

No. 1 in every major power ranking, the Rams are now 4-0 and, with Gurley, Jared Goff and a handful of dangerous receivers, boast the most explosive offense in the league. 

Will any of the 31 team be able to slow them down any time soon? 

"Any team can be beat right now, but, nah, we can't be beat right now. No ifs, ands or buts about it," Gurley said to reporters after the game. 

He now has six touchdowns on the season and at least one in every game. His 338 yards on the ground are second only to Dallas’s Ezekiel Elliot, and his 194 receiving yards are third most among running backs. 

His Rams are atop their division and their conference, and his former teams remain dominant as well. The Georgia Bulldogs are 4-0 and ranked No. 2 in the country with a 38-12 win over Tennessee on Saturday, and his Tarboro Vikings remain virtually unbeatable. They took care of Southside, 55-0, and pushed their winning streak to 21 straight. Gurley’s three teams are now a combined 14-0 in 2018. 

Next week: The Rams head to Seattle for a 4:25 game against the Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 7.