Rams rule Todd Gurley out of regular season finale

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The Rams are going to err on the side of caution. Having a backup go wild the week before made it an easier decision.

The Rams officially ruled running back Todd Gurley out of Sunday’s regular season finale against the 49ers, giving him time to rest his ailing left knee.

He also sat out last week’s game, when off-the-street pickup C.J. Anderson went nuts in his place, carrying 20 times for 167 yards against the Cardinals.

The Rams are locked into a playoff berth, and need a win or tie against the 49ers or a Bears loss or tie against the Vikings to wrap up a first-round bye. That should be easy enough to accomplish, while giving Gurley time to rest for games with more on the line.

Gurley finishes the regular season with 1,831 yards from scrimmage and 21 touchdowns.

14 responses to “Rams rule Todd Gurley out of regular season finale

  1. On the other hand if the Bears win, the Rams lose and CJ Anderson comes up small, McVay will be 2nd-guessed from coast to coast. But that’s why NFL HCs make the big bucks.

  2. This is why you don’t draft an RB so high in Rd 1. So stupid. Huge blow for the Rams, too. Something smells here. He could be cooked for the year.

  3. tylawspick6 says:

    December 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This is why you don’t draft an RB so high in Rd 1. So stupid. Huge blow for the Rams, too. Something smells here. He could be cooked for the year.

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    Yeah the only thing that smells is your fried brain cells. Why risk his health in the playoffs when the Rams have a capable back playing against a team that is playing with a 3rd string QB and RB? Plus remind telling me how a player that have 4,547 rushing yards, 4.4 ypc, 1,883 receiving yards on 187 catches and 56 combine touchdowns in 4 years is not worth a high 1st round pick.

  4. tylawspick6 says: December 28, 2018 at 4:39 pm
    “This is why you don’t draft an RB so high in Rd 1. So stupid.”

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    Um… didn’t Belichick draft Sony Michel in the first round for your team?

  5. Good news for CJ Anderson owners in leagues that still play in Week 17. The bad news is your league is trash if you play in Week 17.

  6. Win or lose, smart move.

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    Not if you lose a first round bye. It’s doubtful they lose but the Rams haven’t exactly been on fire lately. Vikes will be tough at home and Bears will most likely lose (I”m a fan) but the risk is not a “smart move”. More like hope for the best. The 49ers have been playing decent ball lately. Rams defense isn’t as advertised and we proved that. Don’t look past 49ers. The Bears are playing to win this week. Good luck.

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