Gurley Watch: Three more TDs as Rams survive Seahawks

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)


Sports Writer

Monday, October 8, 2018

Finally, the Los Angeles Rams were tested, trailing by seven points heading into the fourth quarter on Sunday against the Seahawks in Seattle, but nine points scored in the final quarter improved their record to 5-0 with a 33-31 win. 

And, as is usually the case, Todd Gurley was at the heart of his team’s success. 

The fourth-year pro and Twin County native rushed a game-high 22 times, tallying 77 yards. He finished with three touchdowns on the ground and also caught four passes for 36 yards. 

With 415 yards on the ground through five games, Gurley remains at his spot at No. 2 in the league behind only Ezekiel Elliot, and is No. 1 in rushing scores with seven. 

He has nine touchdowns overall, and also leads the league in rushing attempts (101), points scored (58), yards from scrimmage (645) and touches (120) for an offense that has scored 33, 34, 35, 38 and 33 points in their five games. 

An MVP case is starting to take form for Tarboro’s favorite running back as his Rams are now the only undefeated team in the NFC, and share that distinction with only one other team, the Kansas City Chiefs, in the entire league.

And the success continues for his other two teams — Los Angeles (5-0), Georgia (6-0) and Tarboro (6-0) have yet to lose a game this season. 

Up next: Gurley and the Rams head to Denver for a showdown with the Broncos next Sunday at 4:25 p.m.