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Todd Gurley cheering for the Dodgers but won’t let them be L.A.’s only title contender

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play an NLCS Game 7 Saturday and try to make another trip to the World Series. If Todd Gurley II has his way, the Los Angeles Rams won’t be far behind with their own deep postseason run.

“When you see stuff like [the Dodgers’ success], it’s more just like inspiration, and you want that feeling as well,” Gurley said while wearing a Manny Machado jersey. “You don’t want to be the team that’s losing in the playoffs.”

While there’s a long way to go, the Rams are doing their part as the only remaining undefeated team in the NFL. They’ll face the 1-5 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.

The Rams have a 99.7 percent chance of making the playoffs, according to ESPN’s NFL Football Power Index, and a Super Bowl run is certainly within reach, along with several other accolades for the 24-year-old Gurley, the defending NFL Offensive Player of the Year, who is on pace for an MVP season.

“He’s been instrumental in having us have a lot of production on offense to this point,” coach Sean McVay said. “He can do everything.”cheap nfl jerseys china nike

The Rams’ offense is ranked first in the NFL, averaging 464.3 yards per game. Gurley leads the league in rushing with 623 yards and 9 touchdowns, averaging 103.8 yards per game.3

Last Sunday against the Denver Broncos, he rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns and also caught two passes for 17 yards, much to the delight of fans who have him on their fantasy teams.

“They’ve just been telling me how great I’ve been doing,” Gurley said. “And how I’ve been winning them their leagues.”

But don’t expect Gurley to pat himself on the back for his eye-popping performances. As his numbers continue to grow, so does his ability to deflect credit to everyone except himself.china nike nfl jerseys cheap

“I really didn’t have to do too much to be real because Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, the whole O-line, [Tyler] Higbee is out there,” Gurley said about his career-best performance against the Broncos. “Everybody really did just a great job.”

But coaches and teammates won’t let Gurley off that easy. A large part of their success is due to their star running back, who signed a four-year, $60 million extension before the season and has the ability to run, catch passes and block.

Against the Broncos, the Rams faced third-and-10 from their 42-yard line in the third quarter, leading 13-3, when safety Darian Stewart blitzed and Gurley leveled him, allowing Jared Goff to complete a 14-yard pass to Woods. The series eventually resulted in a 1-yard touchdown run by Gurley.

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