Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Tuesday October 16th about your Los Angeles Rams.
NFL.com's Nick Shook picked running back Todd Gurley as his 'Unstoppable Performer' for Week 6. Gurley put up the most yards of his career on Sunday in Denver and scored the Rams' only two touchdowns of the game.
Here's what Shook had to say about Gurley:
"Gurley rushed 28 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns, powering a Rams offense that needed his ground efforts in frigid Denver. He iced (no pun intended) the game by taking a toss 26 yards down the sideline to put the Rams in field goal range, on which they eventually capitalized with a 21-yard Cairo Santos field goal to give them a 10-point lead late in the fourth."
"In between, he caused nightmares for nearly every member of Denver's defense. In typical Gurley fashion, the running back made the spectacular look easy, skirting defenders for important first downs and taking advantage of his excellent offensive line's work by slicing through zone blocking schemes for chunks of yards. Every handoff built anticipation for the next big play."
For Shook's full article, click here.
GAME WINNING DRIVE
The cast of NFL Network's Good Morning Football debated on Tuesday who they would want leading a game-winning drive, choosing between quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, or Jared Goff and the Rams offense.
While his cohorts went with Brady and Rodgers, analyst Peter Schrager took the Rams' offense. Schrager said that the combination of Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and head coach Sean McVay wouldn't need a game-winning drive because of the offense's ability finish games strong.
ESPN's Football Power Index has updated each team's odds of making the playoffs this season entering Week 7. According to the FPI, the Rams have the highest chance in the league of playing postseason football. The Kansas City Chiefs have the second-highest chance, at 95.2 percent.
ESPN's Sopan Shah credits a strong performance by the offensive line.
Playoff chances: 99.7 percent. No team has a higher chance to make the playoffs than the unbeaten Rams. While a lot of the attention goes to Jared Goff, Todd Gurley and the Rams' skill players, L.A.'s offensive line has been exceptional this season. The Rams have the highest pass block win rate, according to ESPN's pass block metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats, and lead the league by a wide margin.
For each team's playoff chances, click here.