Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald rightfully take home October honors
The Los Angeles Rams should be proud that both Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald took home Player of the Month honors for October.
As the only undefeated team remaining in the NFL heading into the month of November, the Los Angeles Rams would love nothing more than to keep that streak alive this weekend when taking on the New Orleans Saints in what should be a tough road matchup.
However, before looking ahead to this key NFC battle, two key members of the Rams in Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald deserve some recognition for what they were able to accomplish during the month of October.
Rightfully so, it was announced on Thursday that Gurley took home NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October while Donald did the same, only on the defensive side of the football. When looking at how the last couple of seasons have gone for these two stars, it’s no surprise at all that Gurley and Donald have each played major roles in helping Los Angeles sitting at 8-0 heading into Week 9.
For Gurley, nobody should be surprised to see last year’s runner up to the MVP award take home the honors when looking at the month he put together, whether it was the career day he had in a win over the Denver Broncos with 208 rushing yards or the nine trips into the end zone.
With 15 total touchdowns on the season, Gurley is on pace to crush his previous career high set (19) during last season, and depending on how things play out with Patrick Mahomes II could even be the favorite to take home MVP honors.
When it comes to Donald, the reigning Defensive Players of the Year has quickly silenced doubters from the beginning of the season when he failed to record a sack over his first three games by having 10 heading into the final two months of the regular season.
Finishing the month of October with eight sacks makes it easy to see why Donald was name Defensive Player of the Month, but what made this even more impressive was the fact that four of them came in one game alone in a win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Only time will tell when it comes to seeing whether or not this success will continue in Los Angeles, but come on, why would this even be a thought? Gurley and Donald are clearly two of the top players in the NFL for a reason, so if this means these two end up in the hunt for taking home the same honors for November, no one would be surprised one bit.