1. Duo of Gurley, Brown looks strong
Even though Todd Gurley still has a long way to go when it comes to proving his knee isn’t going to be an issue throughout the 2019 season, the Rams star running back certainly helped quiet the critics with a strong outing on Sunday.
It may have taken Gurley a little bit of extra time to get going on offense, but a strong second half, and finishing the game with 97 rushing yards made it seem like his offseason conditioning paid off.
To top it off, Los Angeles witnessed Malcolm Brown put together one of the best games of his career after finding the end zone twice while finishing with 53 rushing yards on 11 carries.
During the offseason, the Rams made it clear they would be taking a different approach in the ground game in 2019 to help take some of the pressure off Gurley by having some of the other running backs more involved.
If Brown can continue to contribute in a big way along with Darrell Henderson eventually finding a role as well on offense, Gurley should benefit in a big way in regards to seeing less pressure to handle the workload.
The thought of this in the past most likely would have driven Gurley insane, but if this new approach helps the Rams win games, this is all that really matters the most.