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Todd Gurley was a huge reason the Rams beat the Chicago Bears.

Todd Gurley leads Los Angeles Rams to win, surpasses another career milestone

It hasn’t been the best of seasons for former Georgia running back Todd Gurley. He’s seen a drop in production and had to answer question after question about the health status of his knees.

But on Sunday night, the former Georgia product showed that he’s still capable of carrying his team to victory. Gurley finished with 97 rushing yards and 36 receiving yards for the Rams. Gurley also found the endzone on a night where both the Rams and Bears struggled to score.

Gurley also eclipsed 5,000 career rushing yards for his career. Thanks to Gurley’s efforts, the Rams came away with a crucial 17-7 win. The victory keeps the Rams in the mix for a playoff spot.

“I guess I felt like the old Todd,” Gurley said.  “But it’s cool, man. I’m just happy I was able to go out there and take advantage of my opportunities.”

Gurley wasn’t the only former Georgia star to play well on Sunday night, as Chicago Bears linebacker Roquan Smith led the Bears with 11 tackles. He also intercepted a pass from Jared Goff. It wasn’t Smith’s fault the Bears offense struggled to score on Sunday.

Another Bulldog who had a standout week was Justin Houston of the Indianapolis Colts. Houston picked up another sack in the Colts’ 34-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He now has 8.0 sacks on the season, good for 11th in the league.

Geno Atkins also had a 1.5 sacks this weekend for the Cincinnati Bengals this past weekend while also adding 5 tackles.

On the offensive side of the ball, Nick Chubb surpassed the 1,000 yard mark on the season, as he finished with 92 rushing yards in the Browns 21-7 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Chubb is third in the NFL rushing on the season. Chubb and the Browns take on the Miami Dolphins this coming weekend.

Sony Michel had only 33 rushing yards for the New England Patriots this weekend but he is going to be getting some help starting this week, as former Bulldog Isaiah Wynn is set to return from injury. Wynn has been out since Week 2 due to a toe injury. Former Bulldog Benjamin Watson also caught 3 passes for the Patriots in their 17-10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

As for our Top Dawg — the weekly honor that goes to the former Bulldog that has the best week in the NFL — we’re giving to Gurley. He was huge for the Rams this week and if he continues to play he did on Sunday, which is going to help the Rams greatly in their playoff push.

Top Dawgs in the NFL

Week 1: Leonard Floyd, Chicago Bears
Week 2: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 3: Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs
Week 4: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 5: Sony Michel, New England Patriots
Week 6: Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Week 7: Justin Houston, Indianapolis Colts
Week 8: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 9: Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions
Week 10: Jordan Jenkins, New York Jets
Week 11: Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

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