It’s hard to find anything that would make you think Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley isn’t having an MVP type season. Finding flaw or fault in his game just isn’t something you’ll do no matter how hard you look.
Week 11 was probably the only game that you can point to and only see what would be considered pedestrian numbers by his standards, and a good to great night for most anyone else.
Against the Chiefs, a game that promised a showdown between the two leading candidates for league MVP, Gurley wasn’t at his MVP best. 12 carries for 55 yards, and another 39 yards on three catches. Most glaring however was him not finding the end zone, a first over 13 games.
That doesn’t diminish his work over 11 games. Gurley still leads the pack at running back with 1043 yards on 210 attempts and 13 touchdowns. All combined with pass receptions, he has 17 TD’s, still good enough to keep him in that MVP conversation.
Most important for the Rams is how his overall production has contributed to that 10-1 mark. Without him, it’s hard to imagine what a drastically different team they are. While Monday night may have been something of an off game, he’ll be a huge part of what happens when this team begins play again in December.