The Green Bay Packers have first-hand experience of the dominating skills of the Los Angeles Rams back to Todd Gurley.
Three years ago, Gurley – then an outstanding rookie – stormed 30 times for 159 yards in Lambeau Field against Packers, five different runs for more than 10 yards, including 55-yards in the second half.
The Packers won the game comfortably, but will face another challenge Sunday in Los Angeles and a more complete challenge Gurley, who is now the NFL's most explosive and prolific running back.
"He is a complete back," said coach Mike McCarthy on Tuesday. "He can run football at an extremely high level, but what he does in passport protection and the receiving aspect as well, he is a complete player."
For seven weeks, Gurley leads the NFL in yards (686), hasty touchdowns (1
Last season, Gurley produced 2,093 total yards and scored NFL-high 19 touchdowns on his way to earning NFL offensive player of the year. 19659005] Gurley can not do anything. Although quarterback Jared Goff has become a gaming machine in Sean McVay's vertical passing game, Gurley remains the heartbeat of the unbeaten Rams offensive.
Unsurprisingly, the Packers are giving Gurley Sunday a try.
was sometimes dominant, "McCarthy said." He has taken on games. He's obviously a focus for us. "
Gurley has at least one touchdown in every game of the season, having three games of at least 100 yards – including one over 200 – and three games with at least one touchdown.
Essentially The packers must find ways to defend a dynamic runner and a matchup-battering receiver from the backfield.
It's not an easy task, only twice was Gurley held under 100 yards this season, and he found the end zone in each game three times.
The Packers know exactly how productive Gurley can have the right chances, and it will be key for the Packers to slow him down on Sunday. "Easier said than done
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