Todd Gurley on sacrificing TD for Rams win: 'Forget fantasy'

Arnold Nichols
October 30, 2018

In the final minute of the Rams victory over the Green Bay Packers, Gurley was running towards the end zone but went down before reaching the goal line on objective.

The move allowed the Rams to run out the clock in a 29-27 win.

"Man, forget fantasy and forget Vegas", Gurley said, via ESPN's David Purdum. "We got the win, so that's all that matters".

The Rams entered the game as 7.5-point favorites.

A report on NFL.com suggested Montgomery had been upset with a limited role on offense in the game and took it upon himself to make something happen. "You know you can always beat somebody by just knowing the situations of the game".

Once he does, the Packers can go from there to determine whether or not it's worth using one of their return designations and take the burden out of Montgomery's hands.


Montgomery's decision to ignore the coach's instructions could be connected to how he felt about getting taken out of Green Bay's previous series, according to one of the players who spoke to Silver. "As far as the drama, the nonsense about it, I have nothing to say".

"I'll tell you what: The people who said that, it's unfortunate that they said that", Williams said. While we still saw some plays out of the Packers on both sides of the ball, the Rams showed that they are a better team right now.

Offensively, Green Bay also hit its share of big plays, with Davante Adams hauling in a pair of 40-plus-yard passes, rookie Marquez Valdes-Scantling catching a go-ahead 40-yard TD in the fourth quarter, and Aaron Jones running 33 yards for a score on a picture-perfect draw play.

"We talk about being brothers", Montgomery said, per the Press-Gazette. I think you can ask a lot of guys around the locker room. Jaire Alexander was excellent in his first game back from injury, and rookie wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown made a few key plays.

McCarthy gave no indication whether the Packers would cut Montgomery, but it's unclear if he will continue as the primary kickoff returner.

"You trust your players on tough decisions, close decisions", McCarthy said.

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