Rams running back Todd Gurley named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 4

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After taking home NFC Player of the Month honors for September, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his recent performance against the Dallas Cowboys.

Who would have thought after all of the struggles experienced by the Los Angeles Rams last season, the offense would be one of the best in the league at the moment heading into Sunday’s key divisional matchup against the Seattle Seahawks? Between Jared Goff quickly picking up Sean McVay‘s new offense to a better group of receivers, there are plenty of reasons behind the early success behind the Rams on offense.

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However, everybody understands Los Angeles wouldn’t be in this current position if it weren’t for the emergence of Todd Gurley at running back. The former Georgia standout received a lot of unfair criticism at times throughout the 2016 season due to all of the struggles on offense, and thanks to leading the way against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4, Gurley has been fortunate enough to take home the honors of NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

As Lindsey Thiry mentions, this comes after Gurley was recently named NFC Player of the Month for September, so Los Angeles has every reason in the world to be thrilled over their running back’s early production. In fact, after Sunday’s monster performance against the Cowboys in which he recorded 215 yards from the line of scrimmage to go along with a trip into the end zone, Gurley has already topped his touchdown total from a year ago.

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Assuming Gurley continues at this impressive pace, there’s a good chance Gurley will continue to earn these types of honors throughout the 2017 season. And if that does end up happening, Gurley could even find his name in the MVP conversation, but there’s no reason to jump that far ahead just yet.