After struggling against the Seattle Seahawks last weekend, the Los Angeles Rams hope to see Todd Gurley bounce back against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thanks to seven trips into the end over the first four games, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley has been considered one of the early favorites to take home MVP honors, although he still has a long way to go since it’s only Week 6. Not to mention, Gurley’s lack of production against the Seattle Seahawks (43 rushing yards on 14 carries) had Rams fans worried, but there’s no reason for concern over the running back.
In fact, the defense of the Jacksonville Jaguars has been considered one of the best at times this season after some impressive performances against teams like the Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans. But when looking at how much they’ve struggled at times to stop the run, this could result in a big day for Gurley on offense for Los Angeles.
While stopping the pass has been the major strength for Jacksonville’s defense, the unit actually ranks 31st in the NFL by allowing 146.4 rushing yards per game. So when looking at these kind of numbers, the Rams will hopefully take advantage of this by feeding Gurley has much as possible early on.
Otherwise, Los Angeles will be at risk to fall back to .500 on the season, which is the last thing Sean McVay and company want to deal with since the Seattle Seahawks are beginning to play some of their best football. Gurley’s impressive streak of trips into the end zone may have come to an end against the Seahawks, but if the running back can start another one against the Jaguars, the Rams may have a shot to get back on the winning track in Week 6.