Gurley, Austin spur Rams offense
ST. LOUIS — Todd Gurley is hard to bring down, and Tavon Austin is difficult to lay a finger on. That was quite a 1-2 punch for the Rams.
Gurley concedes he's not as fast.
"Oh yeah, I'm 225 (pounds)," the rookie said after setting the tone in a victory over the 49ers. "I can't beat a guy that's 180."
Gurley rushed for 133 yards on 20 carries, topping 100 yards for the fourth straight start to open his career. Austin caught a 66-yard touchdown and outran the defense to the pylon for a 2-yard score, compensating for an early lost fumble.
And St. Louis' defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in two games, permitting just four field goals.
Gurley, who had a 71-yard touchdown run, is the first rookie to open his career with four consecutive 100-yard games, according to STATS, with data available since 1991. Gurley's 566 rushing yards are the most in a player's first four NFL starts in the Super Bowl era, according to the league.