HC Jeff Fisher said "the line of scrimmage was full of Cardinals" on Sunday, as is normally the case. So the Rams used Todd Gurley a little bit more in the passing game. He hauled in a one-handed catch on a lob pass that turned into a 33-yard gain early in the third quarter, then converted a key third-and-8 down the stretch, running out to the flat, catching Case Keenum's throw, cutting to the inside and gaining the extra yardage two plays before Brian Quick caught the winning touchdown.
Gurley finished with five catches for 49 yards, giving him a more respectable 82 yards from scrimmage.
Pass-catching ability is an underrated part of Gurley's game, a skill that wasn't on display very often during a rookie season that saw him finish as the NFL's third-leading rusher. But the story said the running lanes just aren't there right now so the Rams will continue to use Gurley in the passing game.