3. Packers will be extra focused on Gurley
Topping last year’s production of 2,093 yards from scrimmage and 19 touchdowns was going to be a difficult task for Todd Gurley, but when seeing how the Rams star running back has looked through seven games, there’s a good chance it will actually happen. Not only has Gurley already recorded 956 yards from the line of scrimmage, but the former Georgia standout has already found his way into the end zone a total of 14 times heading into Week 8.
That’s right, Gurley has managed to find the end zone at least once in every game so far in 2018 with no signs of slowing down any time soon, which is great news for Los Angeles. However, just because Gurley has been one of the most successful players in the NFL over the first two months doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to succeed when facing the Packers.
Green Bay knows the best chance they’re going to have at defeating Los Angeles will come down to keeping Gurley in check, whether he’s running with the football or simply catching a simple pass with the potential for a big gain. Gurley has done an amazing job so far helping carry the Rams’ offense, but Sunday’s game will be one of his most difficult challenges to date.