WATCH: Todd Gurley ends unemployment with 140 yards, gotta-see TD run
December 14, 2015 - running watch
St. Louis Rams rookie using behind Todd Gurley emerged from a unemployment with his initial 100-yard diversion in 6 weeks Sunday opposite a visiting Detroit Lions.
Gurley scored a initial of his dual touchdowns — his seventh and eighth of a deteriorate — with a highlight-reel run in a third quarter, going airborne on a 5-yard measure for his initial TD given Nov. 22. He finished a diversion with 16 carries for 140 yards.
Gurley took a handoff from Case Keenum and swept around a left finish before leaping during a 3-yard line as Lions reserve Glover Quin flew in for an attempted tackle. The rookie using behind planted his right palm during a 1-yard line and extended his left palm and a round over a idea line for a touchdown.
“I was going to see if we could run over him, though we was during a 3-yard line so we don’t know if I’m that clever to lift somebody 3 yards,” Gurley pronounced of his preference to take an aerial route. “I only used my instincts and jumped in a air.”
The measure came dual plays after Gurley pennyless lax for a 49-yard run, his longest lift given Week 8 opposite San Francisco. After rushing for during slightest 125 yards in any of his initial 4 starts, Gurley had been singular to a total 60 yards on 18 carries in his final dual games.