Todd Gurley finally records 100-yard rushing game in Rams Week 3 win over 49ers

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For the first time since his rookie season in 2015, Todd Gurley rushed for more than 100 yards to help the Los Angeles Rams win in Week 3.

Last season, one of the biggest frustrations surrounding the Los Angeles Rams on offense was Todd Gurley failing to record a single 100-yard rushing game the entire season, although it wasn’t entirely his fault. Between a poor offensive line along with a weak receiving corps, Gurley was under a lot of pressure for the struggles surrounding this unit with the Rams, but through three games in 2017, the former first-round pick is showing that is no longer the case.

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While Gurley was already impressive over the first two games of this season for Los Angeles, nothing compares to the performance he displayed against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday. In what was way overdue, Gurley watched his 100-yard rushing drought come to an end while facing the 49ers after finishing the contest with 113 rushing yards on 28 carries in the 41-39 win.

What was even more impressive for the Rams running back is Gurley found his way into the end zone three times (once through the air), proving he’s going to be a key part to the success of Sean McVay‘s offense this season. Critics can forget all of the criticism from a year ago, as Gurley’s six total touchdowns through the first three games show he’s in for a monster season with Los Angeles.

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At 2-1, the Rams all of a sudden appear to be a threat in the NFC West, although the defense clearly needs work after allowing 39 points to the 49ers. Still, when looking at everything Los Angeles went through last year when it comes to struggling on the offensive side of the football, it was amazing to see Gurley come through with a stellar performance to finally give fans something to cheer about.