Todd Gurley runs wild as Rams win again

AP

Rams running back Todd Gurley had a monster season in 2017 and he’s well on his way to another big year in 2018.

Gurley set a personal record with 208 rushing yards in Denver on Sunday and he scored two touchdowns to help the Rams move to 6-0 in a 23-20 win over the Broncos. Gurley now has 11 touchdowns this season and he’s scored 30 touchdowns since Sean McVay took over as the Rams head coach before last season.

Despite Gurley’s big day and 270 rushing yards overall, McVay did not ride the running game as hard as he could have down the stretch. The Rams were up 20-3 in the third quarter, but the Broncos were able to hang around thanks to a Jared Goff interception, a missed field goal after a sack of Jared Goff and another sack before Cairo Santos hit a field goal late in the fourth quarter.

Those sacks were two of the five that the Broncos had on the day and it was a welcome change for a team that had failed to rush the passer effectively over the last three weeks. The run defense remained abysmal after allowing the Jets 323 yards a week ago, however, and the offense wasn’t able to get going until the second half of the game when the Rams had already built a big lead.

They scored their second touchdown on a Case Keenum pass to Demaryius Thomas with 1:22 left to play and cut the Rams’ lead to three points. The ensuing onside kick went out of bounds off of Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, however, and the Broncos were left with a fourth straight loss.

They’ll try to end the losing streak in Arizona on Thursday night while the Rams will hit the road to face the 49ers in a bid to move to 7-0 on the year.

29 responses to “Todd Gurley runs wild as Rams win again

  1. Rams can bombard you with the pass (like Minnesota) or truck you with the run (like today). Mark of a dominant offense.

    Todd Gurley wants that MVP they denied him last year. He just might get it this time.

  2. Once again Elway is terrible! He only won a super bowl by winning the Peyton Manning sweepstakes. Since then he drafted Trevor Simeon, Paxton Lynch, signed Case Keenum to 36M, tagged CJ Anderson only to match a bad offer and lose him

  3. The Rams won by three points. Think the Broncos would like to have had the four points Emmanuel Sanders likely cost them late in the first quarter because he had to run his mouth and taunt a defender, resulting in a penalty?
    Sanders’ apparent 44-yard TD — on a brilliant throw and catch — came off the board after replay showed he was down by contact. But Denver still should have had a first-and-goal at the 1 yard line, with an excellent chance to get back the TD. Instead, Sanders’ selfish actions resulted in a penalty that took the ball back to the 16, where Denver’s drive stalled and the Broncos had to settle for a three points instead of seven.
    I had no dog in this fight, but I hate diva behavior by any player on any team that costs his club points and possibly a victory.

  4. Keenum did just enough to not get benched. I really thought after the pick he was done. It’s the same story week after week: 3 bad quarters and 1 decent quarter (often in garbage time).

  5. ch1ggs says:
    October 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Anyone want to talk about that atrocious neutral zone infraction the refs called on Suh?

    Horrible call. Calls like that make me believe refs are trying to favor the trailing team.

  6. The Rams are turning into one of those ridiculous teams you make in Madden as a kid.

    They will be in the Superbowl.

  7. ch1ggs says:
    October 14, 2018 at 7:49 pm
    Anyone want to talk about that atrocious neutral zone infraction the refs called on Suh?
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    And it was just one of several completely bogus calls against the Rams in the fourth quarter. If we were conspiracy theorists, we’d have a lot of material to work with.

  8. It’s hard to read “…Jared Goff interception.” That ball was on-target (although Goff wasn’t his usually sharp self today), but WR Josh Reynolds performed his second utterly boneheaded play of the year, in this case ignoring the tight-spiral pigskin until it hit him right in the facemask, at which point it bounced into the defenders’ hands. Not sure if this was better or worse than when Johnny Hekker threw a very good pass to him in the end zone on fourth down in the Vikings game, and he watched it fall to the ground next to him, instead of sticking out his hands and catching it. Unfathomable.

  9. The Broncos must be tanking the season otherwise Chad Kelly would be starting now.

  10. computojon says:
    October 14, 2018 at 8:23 pm
    It’s hard to read “…Jared Goff interception.” That ball was on-target (although Goff wasn’t his usually sharp self today), but WR Josh Reynolds performed his second utterly boneheaded play of the year, in this case ignoring the tight-spiral pigskin until it hit him right in the facemask, at which point it bounced into the defenders’ hands. Not sure if this was better or worse than when Johnny Hekker threw a very good pass to him in the end zone on fourth down in the Vikings game, and he watched it fall to the ground next to him, instead of sticking out his hands and catching it. Unfathomable.
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    The ball was tipped.

    Were you even watching?

  11. tdubdizzle says:
    The Rams are turning into one of those ridiculous teams you make in Madden as a kid. They will be in the Superbowl.
    ==

    You could be right. I certainly wouldn’t bet against them at this point.
    The Rams look like an all-star team on paper, and are undefeated going into a couple of easily-winnable games. That said, they aren’t exactly blowing out all their opponents. The Raiders hung close in the opener, and the Seahawks and Broncos gave them all they could handle in consecutive road games. Few view any of those as serious contenders.
    All it takes is an unexpected injury to a Jared Goff or a Todd Gurley, or even just an off day in a playoff game and a great season can come crashing to Earth in the span of three hours. It’s happened plenty of times before. Ask the Packers (2012), the Vikings (1999), the undefeated Patriots (heading into 2008 Super Bowl), the Colts (1969), or any other heavy favorite that’s had the rug pulled out from under it in the Super Bowl era.
    I applaud what the Rams are doing — they deserve to be a favorite. But it’s a long season, and a lot of things can happen between now and the NFC/AFC championship games. I prefer to withhold judgement on LA for now.

  12. tdubdizzle says:
    The Rams are turning into one of those ridiculous teams you make in Madden as a kid. They will be in the Superbowl.
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    I prefer to withhold judgement on LA for now.

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    Keep withholding please.

    🙂

  13. The starting RB had over 200yrds, his back up and a WR had something like 50 yards rushing. I have no idea why they didn’t go to a wishbone and get 600 on the ground.

  14. Sapience says:
    October 14, 2018 at 10:10 pm
    The starting RB had over 200yrds, his back up and a WR had something like 50 yards rushing. I have no idea why they didn’t go to a wishbone and get 600 on the ground.
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    Because they have Goff.

    🙂

  15. ch1ggs says:
    October 14, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Who cares if the Broncos didn’t fold?

    THEY HAVE LOST FOUR IN A ROW.
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    We all care because fans of every other team want the Broncos to do just enough to convince Elway to keep Vance as HC as long as possible.

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