3 takeaways from Los Angeles Rams first loss of 2018 to New Orleans Saints
3. Gurley extends touchdown streak
As frustrating as it was to see the Rams suffer their first loss of the season to the Saints, at least from an individual perspective, the team was able to see Todd Gurley extend his impressive touchdown streak that dates back to last season. By finding the end zone in the first quarter on an eight-yard run, Gurley has now scored a touchdown in 12-straight games, and increased his total on the 2018 season to 16, which is beyond impressive.
Los Angeles knew Gurley was special at running back, but what he’s been able to accomplish through nine games is almost unheard of, and the best part is, his touchdowns have put the Rams in a great position when it comes to the NFC standings. Gurley made it clear in Week 8 when he fell before the end zone to seal the win over the Green Bay Packers, and as great as it would be to see him crush the NFL record for total touchdowns in a single season, winning is what matters the most.
After setting a career high last year with 19 total touchdowns, Gurley is on pace to crush that mark since Los Angeles still has seven games to go, and all he needs is four more to do so. Sunday’s loss hurt, but at least the Rams have one reason to be excited since Gurley’s epic streak is still alive.