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Todd Gurley’s Breakout Performance

St. Louis Rams fans having been hoping this day would come since Todd Gurley was picked 10th overall in the first round of the NFL draft. Gurley had been college star at the University of Georgia rushing for over 1000 yards his freshman year but tearing his ACL his junior year ended his season and forced him to sit out all of the workout prior to the draft.

He was still in recovery when drafted by the Rams. Leading him to miss all of their pre-season games and leaving fans wondering if Gurley would be able to be that breakout star he was back in college.

On Sunday though all those doubts were put to rest when Todd Gurley had his breakout game in a divisional 24-22 final win against the Arizona Cardinals. The first half started off slow for Gurley and it looked like his game was going the way his week 3 debut, quiet and accumulating very few yards.

Once the second half started though it was like the lights came on and Gurley busted off with four runs that were 20 yards or more and a career long 52-yard run. Gurley finished the game with 146 rushing yards even though he never once saw the end zone.

Gurley did have a chance to end the game with a touch down though. With two minutes left in the fourth quarter Gurley had the ball in his hands as he burst through the Cardinal defenders and preceded to make his way down the sidelines towards the end zone. However the Cardinals had no timeouts left and time winding down Gurley stopped short of the end zone securing the Rams win. With good instincts like that along with his break neck speed Todd Gurley is sure to have more breakout games like he did on Sunday.

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