During the regular season, the Los Angeles Rams found success in their stout running game behind lead running back Todd Gurley, the reigning NFL Offensive Player of the Year. Many eyebrows were raised, however, as recent pickup CJ Anderson has gotten a ton of carries in the playoffs.
Plenty of fans assumed it was due to knee issues that Gurley has been struggling with, but the player came out recently to silence these assumptions.
Todd Gurley: If my knee was hurt, I would be on injury report https://t.co/jGhAPQpcAT— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 26, 2019
There has to be more that Gurley is not letting on because the coaching choices over that last two games has essentially taken him out of the game plan. In the biggest game of the season, Gurley only tallied 5 carries which is a career low for him and the Rams had to lean heavily on the services of Anderson. Thankfully, they were able to squeak by the New Orleans Saints, but against the New England Patriots, Gurley will certainly be needed to come up huge.
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