Initially, Todd Gurley did not understand what all the fuss was about. The Rams running back was a rookie in 2015 when he scored a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in a December game at CenturyLink Field. In celebration, Gurley spiked the ball. But a Rams player told him he should have made it a keepsake. "My teammate was like, 'Boy, what you doing? You better keep that ball. You know how many people score in Seattle? Nobody,' " Gurley recalled this week, laughing. Gurley's touchdown propelled the Rams to a surprising victory over a team that has featured one of the NFL's best defenses for more than a half-decade. The Seahawks' defense was fully stocked in last season's victory over the Rams in Seattle, and this season in a 16-10 victory over the Rams in Week 5 at the Coliseum. But Sunday, Gurley and the Rams will go against an injury-riddled Seattle defense that will be without star cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Kam Chancellor, among others. Linebacker K.J. Wright is doubtful and linebacker Bobby Wagner is questionable.
Todd Gurley has given the Rams plenty of reasons to keep giving him the ball
Los Angeles Times | Dec 16