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Gurley, Woods & Watkins Reach Fastest Speeds in Week 9

Posted Nov 7, 2017

Running back Todd Gurley, wide receiver Robert Woods and wide receiver Sammy Watkins all reached top speeds in Sunday's contest.

The Rams boasted three of the fastest ball carriers in Week 9. According to the NFL’s Senior Director of Communications, Randall Liu, wide receivers Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins, along with running back Todd Gurley were three of only five players to reach 20-plus miles per hour on Sunday.

Gurley was the first player to reach the top speed during the team’s opening drive. On a 36-yard run, the Georgia product reached 20.62 mph — the fastest speed reached by any player during the game. 

Next up for Los Angeles was a 52-yard touchdown from Woods. On 3rd-and-33, quarterback Jared Goff hit Woods with a screen pass hoping to gain enough yards to pull the Rams within field goal range. But the former USC standout turned on the jets, reaching 20.43 mph to convert the third down into a touchdown.

Watkins also showed off his quickness during a 67-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Goff’s pass traveled 61.8 yards through the air before Watkins grabbed it and ran the rest of the way into the end zone, travelling at 20.33 mph in the process. 

“Jared let it go with great anticipation and then Sammy, you see the elite speed down the field,” head coach Sean McVay said of the play. “What a great catch and throw especially in the elements — it was a big-time play.”