3 reasons Rams playoff chances more realistic following Week 11 win over Bears

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2. Gurley looked like old self

During the offseason, the Rams made it clear early on they would be taking a different approach with Todd Gurley at running back to avoid another situation like last winter, but it’s safe to say no one expected to see his first game of more than 20 carries come in Week 11.

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While it was easy to understand Los Angeles wanting to monitor Gurley’s workload, it has still been frustrating to watch the star running back since he normally is a workhorse in the backfield.

With that being said, Gurley finally received more than 20 carries for the first time all season during Sunday’s win over the Bears after rushing for 97 yards with a touchdown on 25 carries.

One game certainly doesn’t mean that Los Angeles is going to continue giving Gurley a heavy workload on offense, but also maybe this is a sign of what the next month or so has in store.

Clearly, the Rams’ offense seems to be more successful when Gurley is on top of his game, and it was incredible to watch him wear down the defense of the Bears the way he did.

Since the Baltimore Ravens are going to be even more of a challenge, Los Angeles would love nothing more than to see Gurley take on a similar workload since this game could be another perfect opportunity to make a statement in regards to being a playoff contender.