Todd Gurley boosts NFL MVP credentials with clutch play to complete Rams’ win over Packers
LOS ANGELES — Todd Gurley took the pitch left and saw nothing but green grass ahead of the blue end zone at the Coliseum.
Robert Woods had sealed the edge. Josh Reynolds and Andrew Whitworth had influenced linebacker Blake Martinez. Tyler Higbee had taken out cornerback Jaire Alexander.
But rather than accelerate to a touchdown, the running back loped inside the Green Bay 5-yard line and turtled, ensuring the Los Angeles Rams could run out the clock and continue as the NFL’s lone unbeaten team for at least another week.
“We go over this stuff every week,” Gurley said. “We know what to do in what situations. That’s what makes us the team that we are — unselfish players, situational masters — that’s what it’s all about, just having that edge. It’s not all about talent.”
Gurley piled up 195 yards from scrimmage and scored a touchdown for the 11th straight game, tying a 67-year-old franchise record held by Elroy “Crazylegs” Hirsh, in the Rams' 29-27 win over Green Bay on Sunday afternoon.
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