The Sunday session of Week 16 came and went with a limited number of limited stellar performances, but the most important was worth the cost of admission:
When speaking of Gurley as the MVP candidate of the season, it should not be considered a surprise. After all, the corridor has cemented itself as the most important element in the long-awaited resurgence of the Rams after more than a decade of misery.
With 22 carries for 118 yards and 10 receptions for 158 yards, including two for scoring, Gurley provided a historic performance to secure the Rams’ first divisional title since 2003, and the franchise’s first postseason trip since 2004.
According to ESPN Stats and Information, Gurley became just the third player in league history, and first since Herschel Walker in 1986, in more than 100 yards on the ground and 150 yards in receptions (Ollie Matson did it in 1954).

As if that were not enough, the total 276 yards from the line of scrimmage was the highest amount so far this season, and the most for a Rams player since Marshall Faulk added 286 in a 2000 game.
If we add the 152 rushing yards and four total touchdowns with this week’s performance to this week’s performance, it’s easy to see why Gurley’s name has gained strength in the debates for MVP.
The good thing is that Jeff Fisher will always be there to thank him for what the Rams have done this year.

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