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Gurley, Johnson & Hekker Named to PFF Team of the Week


The Rams may have lost to the Eagles in Week 14, but the team still did an impressive job matching up with one of the best clubs in the NFC.

On offense, running back Todd Gurley recorded his 10th game with at least 100 yards from scrimmage, rushing for two touchdowns. Defensively, safety John Johnson III had a team high 10 tackles. And on special teams, punter Johnny Hekker had another dominant game, averaging 56.4 yards per punt.

Gurley, Johnson, and Hekker were both named to the Week 14 Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for their performances. Each week, the popular football grading site delivers a play-by-play grade of every NFL game and player, putting together a comprehensive team of the week made up of the best players at each position on field.

Gurley was given the highest grade of any offensive player, with 94.2 overall. While he only carried the ball 13 times on Sunday, he rattled off 96 yards rushing and broke seven tackles along the way. The Georgia product also continued his dominance as a receiver, adding 39 yards on three catches.

Johnson was the only rookie named to the "Team of the Week" in Week 14, with an overall grade of 87.8. On Sunday, the former Boston College standout had a run stop percentage of 25.0 — the best among all safeties that week. In total, Johnson recorded seven solo tackles, three assists, and two passes defensed.

Hekker's 56.4 yards per punt and net of 50.2 yards per punt led the NFL this past week. Additionally, three of his five punts landed inside the 20 yard line and he posted a long punt of 64 yards on Sunday against the Eagles.

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