After a career day with 208 yards rushing and a pair of rushing touchdowns, running back Todd Gurley has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Gurley became the first Ram since Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk in 2001 to rush for at least 200 yards in a game, as Los Angeles downed Denver 23-20 in Week 6. Gurley added a pair of receptions for 17 yards to end Sunday’s game with 225 yards from scrimmage. With 208 yards on 28 carries, Gurley averaged a career high 7.43 yards per carry — the second time in his career he’s averaged at least 7.0 yards per carry on at least 20 attempts.
The Georgia product leads the league in a number of statistical categories, including yards rushing (623), rushing touchdowns (nine), touches (150), yards from scrimmage (870), total touchdowns (11), and scoring (70 points). In just six games, Gurley is well past halfway to his scoring total from last year (114 points).
This is Gurley’s fourth NFC Offensive Player of the Week award, as he won three last season. He was also a two-time NFC Player of the Month in 2017.
Los Angeles has earned four NFC Player of the Week awards so far in 2018. Kicker Greg Zuerlein (Week 1) and safety Blake Countess (Week 3), previously were named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for their performances against the Raiders and Chargers, respectively. Quarterback Jared Goff was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Vikings in Week 4.