Todd Gurley and the Los Angeles Rams will take on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12 on Monday night.
Never in a million years did Los Angeles Rams fans think it would take Todd Gurley until Week 11 to finally receive more than 20 carries in a single, but this is the perfect example of how this season has been for Sean McVay‘s offense.
Back in the offseason, the Rams made it clear early on they would be taking a different approach with Gurley after seeing how much the knee became an issue last winter during the NFC Championship and Super Bowl.
When taking into consideration these were easily the two biggest games of Gurley’s career, it was clear that something was going on with the star running back since the Georgia product has always been a workhorse in the backfield.
So with Gurley finally receiving more than 20 carries during last weekend’s win over the Chicago Bears (25 carries for 97 yards with a touchdown), fans would love nothing more than to see this trend continue for Monday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
With Los Angeles currently on the outside looking in at the moment when it comes to the playoffs, the Rams need every win possible over their final six games to put the team in the best position possible to play in January for a third year in a row.
Defeating the Ravens, who are in the running for the top overall seed at the moment in the AFC, won’t be easy, but if Gurley wears down the defense similar to last weekend when facing the Bears, there will be hope for the Rams.
As crazy as it sounds, could Los Angeles purposely have waited until this time in the regular season to increase Gurley’s workload for when the offense would need it the most during this final stretch?
Most likely, this is far from the case, but if the Rams can finally see Gurley return to his normal ways on offense, maybe Los Angeles does have what it takes to earn one of the playoff spots in the NFC before it’s too late.
Even if Gurley and the Rams were forced to settle for a Wild Card spot, as long as it meant they would get to participate in the playoffs for a third year in a row, this is all that would really matter the most.