Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week for his record-breaking performance in the Rams’ 23-20 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 6.
Offensive Players of the Week (Week 6):— NFL (@NFL) October 17, 2018
AFC: @MiamiDolphins WR @iThinkIsee12
NFC: @RamsNFL RB @TG3II pic.twitter.com/XcI53qtrBk
Empowered by the play of the Rams’ offensive line, Gurley went off on the Broncos finishing with 208 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns. Gurley was the first Ram to top 200 yards on the ground since Marshall Faulk in 2001.
It’s the fourth time for Gurley to win NFC OPOW in his career after doing so three times in 2017. He also won NFC Player of the Month twice last year as well en route to being named the 2017 NFL Offensive Player of the Year.
The game puts him on nearly the exact same statistical trajectory as 2017. Through six games, Gurley has 623 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 129 rushes (compared to 621 yards and four touchdowns from 123 runs a year ago) with 21 receptions for 247 receiving yards and a pair of receiving touchdowns (23/245/3 last year).