Todd Gurley neglected the quit of the conventional season due to a knee injury, so when the dynamic working support used to be relegated to the sideline for plenty of Sunday’s NFC Championship tilt, most assumed it used to be injury connected.
No longer so, says Gurley.
The working support told NFL Network’s Steve Wyche after the Rams’ 26-23 beyond regular time take hang of towards the Recent Orleans Saints that his lack of playing time used to be efficiency-connected.
“I used to be sorry. I used to be sorry as hell at this time time,” Gurley said. “I used to be sorry. So, C.J. (Anderson) did his ingredient. The total workforce did its ingredient. Everyone saved me up within the direction of the sport. That’s why it is a workforce sport. This is the very top workforce sport in The US. It takes each person, each person on the workforce and that is the reason what we did.”
Gurley took staunch four carries on the day for 10 yards and caught one in all three targets for 3 yards. His 13 full yards and 5 full touches were each profession lows.
His first contact of the sport portended a uncomfortable day for Gurley, as he used to be destroyed by Saints linebacker Demario Davis for a four-yard loss. On the ensuing play, a chase from Jared Goff sailed by method of Gurley’s hands into Davis’ lap for an interception. Gurley would later like every other chase lunge by method of his fingers for a 2nd plunge.
He did no longer play great from there on out. Primarily based on Next Gen Stats, Gurley performed 32 of 67 snaps (47.8 percent) — Gurley’s lowest snap full in a sport below coach Sean McVay sooner than this week used to be 36 snaps in Week 7, 2018 in a blowout take hang of versus San Francisco.
“That used to be staunch roughly the texture for the drift of the sport that we had,” McVay said of Gurley’s playing time. “Nothing towards Todd, C.J. did job, nonetheless I assumed that they did job as a total, slowing down our tear sport, and we roughly staunch had to grind some issues out.”
Anderson carried the burden taking 16 totes for 44 yards, nonetheless the bruising runner wasn’t blasting great gashes either, incomes staunch 2.8 yards per carry with a future of eight yards.
Yet within the support of Goff’s spectacular day, the Rams developed to the Gargantuan Bowl.
Gurley now has two weeks to set within the support of him no subject train led to Sunday’s struggles.
“That’s why I used to be so emotional at the quit,” Gurley said. “Staunch as a method to fetch every other different, I’m so grateful, so grateful, playing on the most valuable stage ever. I’m staunch very appreciative. Like my workforce, and it is a large feeling.”