Rams running back Todd Gurley earns NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September

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Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has officially been named NFC Offensive Player of the Month after a strong September.

Entering the NFL 2017 season, one of the biggest questions surrounding the Los Angeles Rams was whether Todd Gurley would be able to bounce back after a disastrous 2016 season in which the running back failed to record a single 100-yard rushing game. Sure, it’s easy to defend Gurley since the Rams didn’t do the best of jobs with providing him a reliable offensive line along with a struggling receiving corps, but all that has changed through three games this year.

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Thanks to Los Angeles improving in both areas, the offense looks nothing like it did a year ago under new head coach Sean McVay, who played a big role in the development of Kirk Cousins over the last few years when he was offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. And thanks to this improved offense of the Rams already making an impact, Gurley was able to earn a special honor for the first month of the regular season.

Who would of thought when seeing where this team was a year ago, it would be Gurley of all players to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September? But for obvious reasons, Rams fans aren’t disappointed with the outcome, and hope to see the running back continue this success heading into October.

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Gurley is one of the main reasons why Los Angeles currently leads the league in total points (107) heading into Week 4 after recording 381 yards from the line of scrimmage to go along with six total trips into the end zone. At the moment, Los Angeles is all alone on top of the NFC West with Gurley playing a major role in that happening, and it’s amazing to see the running back looking like his old self again.