Rams sputter, but Gurley posts big numbers again

The Rams have a keeper in rookie running back Todd Gurley.

For now, though, they still have trouble finishing drives.

That inability to finish hurt the Rams in a 24-10 loss at Green Bay Sunday. The Rams had six second-half possessions; three ended in missed field goals and two ended in interceptions.

Gurley rushed for 159 yards on 30 carries, going over 145 rushing yards for the second consecutive week. He’s as strong and fast as advertised at 227 pounds.

He’s getting the hang of the whole pass blocking thing, too.

But his team wasn’t good enough to overcome its mistakes against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. The Packers scored first on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Ty Montgomery, then later in the first quarter Quinten Rollins returned an interception for a 14-0 lead.

So, the Rams played from behind all day and couldn’t sustain momentum despite trailing just 14-10 at halftime. The Rams ended Rodgers’ streak of not throwing an interception at home in 587 passes that dated back to 2012 and then intercepted him again late in the second quarter, setting up the field goal that provided their final points.

A 65-yard pass from Rodgers to James Jones provided the score that put the game out of reach for an offense that was mostly driven by Gurley.

The Rams fall to 2-3 heading into their bye week. They host the Browns on Oct. 25.

The Packers move to 5-0 and host the Chargers next week.

24 responses to “Rams sputter, but Gurley posts big numbers again

  1. Saban to the Colts is the buz, but him to St. Louis would be the better fit for him. He’d just need to find a QB or try to manage with Foles. Gurley is everything advertised.

  2. The article didn’t mention Nick Foles, whose grade at QB this game is F: F=Four INTs, 2 of them within the 10-yard-line. QB rating for the game: 24.

    I hate to say this but it’s true: the Rams would have won with Shaun Hill or Kellen Clemens or Austin Davis at QB.

  3. computojon says:
    Oct 11, 2015 7:28 PM
    The article didn’t mention Nick Foles, whose grade at QB this game is F: F=Four INTs, 2 of them within the 10-yard-line. QB rating for the game: 24.

    I hate to say this but it’s true: the Rams would have won with Shaun Hill or Kellen Clemens or Austin Davis at QB.

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    You don’t know that to be true at all. Anyone of those scrubs could have thrown 4 picks today.

  4. packsupersoldier says:
    Oct 11, 2015 7:00 PM
    Bah. He had one big play and averaged three yards and a cloud of dust the rest of the game.

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    He gave our offense a chance today, it goes much farther than the numbers. Plus that statement is a little unfair, our o-line is below average and Green Bay knew he was getting the ball yet he still produced consistently. Imagine we had some sort of passing game?

  5. Godells office will be getting a call from the Packers front office pretty soon.

    Rodgers wasn’t getting any flags when he asked for them, and I think he was actually tackled, fumbled, and they didn’t claim he was throwing the ball.

    In other news, the sky is blue.

  6. Not sure why the Rams don’t run a two-back power-run system. Jeff Fisher loves RBs anyway, and both Todd Gurley and Tre Mason are useful pieces with low mileage on their legs. Strikes me as a better idea than hoping Nick Foles can lead you every game — he’s an okay quarterback, but that’s it, and they don’t have any outstanding receiving weapons to boost him, either.

  7. Foles had the hell beaten out of him today. That loss isn’t his fault. The Rams looked pretty good today. They’ve got a nice front four. Fortunately the Packers now have a defense. More than a third of the Rams’ yards came on two plays. To have Rodgers play a poor game (for him…good game for any other QB) and never have the game in doubt because of the defense is great.

  8. Gurley is a really good looking running back.
    Glad we were able to stuff the rest of their offense with this reincarnated defense. Other than what Gurley pounded out, the defense looked pretty stout again.

  9. at packsupersoldier.. he actually had a few 10+ yards runs.. where you even watching the game?

  10. Rodgers was off today, but not because he had an off-day. He was off because the Rams D is very good. The difference in the game was the Packers D. They’re very good too.

    Scoreboard.

  11. Refs tried to help the Rams, but they must have given up by halftime when the Packers’ defense made it clear that they weren’t having it.

  12. St Louis is the classic play the to level of competetion team…. The Rams play great when they play a great team, Thats why they whooped Denver last year, they give Seattle lots of trouble, Thats why fans of football understood that it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park for GB… its also why they got whooped by Minnesot last season, and lost to Washington this year.

    Some people can point out that Rodgers played bad, and they are right… He was NO WHERE close to the level he has established for himself the last several seasons. If Rodgers bad days turn out to be double digit Packer victory (because the defense is far better than anyone wants to credit them for) than so be it.

  13. 5-0 > 2-2

    The Packers have 5 more divisional games, which are all easy wins.

    Chargers, Raiders, and Cowboys are also wins.

    Question marks are Broncos, Panthers, and Cardinals. I’m betting the Packers win at least one of those games.

    14-2, home field.

  14. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Oct 11, 2015 11:11 PM
    Gurley > Lacy
    Lacy looks slow, fat and out of shape.
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    (Fingers pointing upwards.)

    Scoreboard.

  15. minnescrotums says:
    Oct 11, 2015 11:48 PM
    5-0 > 2-2

    The Packers have 5 more divisional games, which are all easy wins.
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    calling divisional games “easy wins” is a bit irresponsible don’t you think? The Bears at home is EASY, at Detroit and MN are not.

  16. fisher has his eddie george, he and williams have the defense and in foles they have a qb capable of leading this team, in winnable games this was not a winnable game in truth. everyone points to aaron rodgers having a bad (for him) game but failed to give credit to the defense which played quite well. foles tried to carry the team and struggled now the rams get the bye and then about 6 winnable games in the next 7-8 games clev, chi, tb, minn, det, and sf to name a few from 2-3 the rams should rise to 8-6 thats 6-3 in next 9 if that happens last 2 games could decide their playoff fate!! GO RAMS!!

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