With a favorable matchup against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7, the Los Angeles Rams hope to see Todd Gurley extend his impressive touchdown streak.
Through the first six games of the 2018 season, Todd Gurley seems to have picked up right where he left off last season for the Los Angeles Rams when he finished second in the MVP voting to Tom Brady.
In fact, the 2,093 yards from the line of scrimmage to go along with 19 total touchdowns in 2017 may end up seeming like nothing when looking at the kind of numbers Gurley is already putting together this season, which is one of the reasons why the Rams are off to a 6-0 start.
One of the main reasons why Gurley is such a threat on offense for Los Angeles is due to his ability as a both runner and receivers, which is why the 870 yards he’s recorded so far from scrimmage to go along with 11 touchdowns isn’t surprising at all.
Even more impressive, Gurley’s 11 touchdowns have come as a result of the running back finding the end zone in each of the team’s first six games, which the Rams hope to see continue during Sunday’s upcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers.
A few months ago, this was viewed as one of the most exciting games of Week 7 since the thought of Jared Goff and Jimmy Garoppolo squaring off against one another for the first time in a meaningful game seemed like the start of a new great rivalry. But since Garoppolo is out for the year with a torn ACL, it looks like that will have to wait.
Of course, just because Garoppolo won’t be on the football field doesn’t mean this is going to be an easy win for Los Angeles since San Francisco showed this past Monday against the Green Bay Packers they are capable of putting up a fight.
With this in mind, this will most likely become one of those games in which the Rams heavily rely on their star running back once again, and Gurley will certainly be ready for whatever workload is necessary.
After watching him put together a career day last weekend by rushing for 208 yards on 28 carries to go along with two trips into the end zone, don’t be surprised if Gurley adds to his touchdown total this Sunday when facing the 49ers.
Recording a touchdown in each of the first six games for Los Angeles is impressive, but if Gurley manages to increase that streak to seven while putting the Rams in great position to earn the win over the 49ers, that’s even better.