The Los Angeles Rams were flat-out dominated by the Chicago Bears in Week 14. Todd Gurley has since taken some blame for his lackluster performance.
The Rams simply could not get anything going on offense. According to Rich Hammond of Orange County Register, Gurley did not hold back about his outing:
“I looked like a skunk. That’s what I looked like. It was just one of those games.”
There is no question that this was Gurley’s worst performance of the 2018 NFL season. The reigning Offensive Player of the Year has made a habit of churning out spectacular outings on a weekly basis. He had largely maintained his MVP-caliber production this year. Unfortunately, he ran into a brick wall in Chicago after finishing with just 28 yards on 11 carries to go with three receptions for 30 yards. It should be noted that his performance was indicative of the offense as a whole.
Head coach Sean McVay was adamant about taking the blame for his game plan. Meanwhile, the offensive line could not get any push up front. Their pass protection was not much better as Jared Goff faced hounding pressure all evening. Goff was worse off than Gurley was after completing just 20-of-44 passes for 180 yards and four interceptions. Their struggling passing attack made it that much more difficult for the Rams to get a rushing attack going.
The Rams’ offense has been sluggish since coming off the bye week. They had shown similar struggles against the Detroit Lions in Week 13. As a result, there has been plenty of speculation regarding the state of the offense heading into the final stretch of the season. Things will not get any easier for Los Angeles as they get set to host a desperate Philadelphia Eagles team.