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Give Me 5: C.J. Anderson's top plays with the Rams

As the Rams enter the offseason, it's time to check out some of the team's top plays from the second half of the NFL season and postseason.

Here are the top five plays from running back C.J. Anderson.

No. 5

Anderson joined L.A. just before the Rams traveled to the desert to take on the Cardinals in Week 16. Needing a win to stay on course for a first-round playoff bye and sweep of the division, Anderson provided a 167-yard boost rushing in place of injured back Todd Gurley. The veteran RB found the end zone for the first time as a Ram on a 1st-and-goal four-yard carry up the middle to put the Rams up 21-9 late in the first half.

No. 4

Anderson's second touchdown of the season came the following week against San Francisco in another rushing performance north of 100 yards. Quarterback Jared Goff handed it to Anderson for a one-yard burst into the paint, putting the Rams up two scores early in the regular season's final contest.

Anderson tallied 299 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 43 carries in his two regular-season games as a Ram.

No. 3

Anderson's power-packed rushing ability showed up early in the Rams' Divisional round game against the Cowboys in the L.A. Memorial Coliseum. The Rams reclaimed the lead in the second quarter by way of another goal-line rushing TD from Anderson — his third touchdown in three games as a member of head coach Sean McVay's offense.

No. 2

Up 24-9 early in the fourth quarter in Arizona, the Rams were backed up to their own five-yard line, looking to run time off the clock and down the Cardinals for the second time in 2018. That's when Anderson took his longest carry as a Ram, bursting from his team's own territory for 46 yards past Cardinals defenders to near midfield. The run capped Anderson's Rams debut and put rookie running back John Kelly on the field for the rest of the way.

No. 1

McVay called Anderson's number for a gutsy 4th-and-goal decision to go for it with the chance of going up two scores on the Cowboys and a trip to the NFC Championship game on the line. Anderson took Goff's handoff and bulldozed his way into the end zone for six, scoring his fourth touchdown in three games with L.A.

Anderson and Gurley became the first two running backs in Rams postseason history to each rush for at least 100 yards in the same game.

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