Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley had a fairly pedestrian day on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Gurley would rush for 68 yards on 13 carries. He’d add another 11 yards on 6 catches. He’s also score one rushing touchdown.
Pedestrian is a good way to describe his Sunday given the season he’s having. Gurley would be checked for the better part of the Week 9 game against The Saints, but over the course of 16 games, New Orleans will be more blip than trend.
In Week 10 against NFC West rival Seattle, Gurley will respond with a big game. The Rams offense, which keeps chugging along, will feed the LA running back providing him a game that reminds everyone that the Rams offense and MVP goes through him and Los Angeles.
In Week 5 at Seattle, Gurley ran for 77 yards on 22 carries and scored 3 touchdowns. He also had four catches for 36 yards. Look for him to do more of that on Sunday.
It’s hard to know how a game like the loss at New Orleans factors into an MVP bid. While his stat line wasn’t anything to get crazy about, he remains the central cog in the Los Angeles offensive attack. This Sunday in Week 10, he’ll be the central figure on the field who makes both an impact on the game and on the MVP race, especially with Drew Brees making an impressive argument the previous week.