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New Orleans Saints fans will tell you that the Los Angeles Rams didn't deserve to be in Super Bowl LIII. And after the massive dud the Rams' offensive unit laid against the Patriots, they left fans wondering, "What went wrong?"
Part of that collapse hinged on the lack of use of their All-Pro running back Todd Gurley, who had a combined 14 carries for 45 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Rams' final two postseason games, to go along with two catches for five receiving yards. Hardly the man we've come to know and love in fantasy football circles over the last four NFL seasons.
VIDEO: CJ Anderson Admits Todd Gurley Was More Injured Than We Thought During Super Bowl Runhttps://t.co/JTZvUWpERb— RamblinMan (@BrokenRoad48) February 20, 2019
Now, Rams backup running back C.J. Anderson is admitting that Gurley was more injured than he let on during the Super Bowl.
"Just meet me in the hole one day, let's see if that works out for you."— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 29, 2019
Rams RB CJ Anderson responds to everyone criticizing his weight. pic.twitter.com/YdbB66zu5v
Anderson filled in admirably, but he is not and will never be the player Gurley is. During the Rams' final two regular season games, C.J. rushed for a combined 299 yards on 43 carries with two touchdowns – albeit that came against the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers.
Anderson even went crazy, along with Gurley, in the team's NFC Divisional Round game against the Dallas Cowboys for 123 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He did, however, run into two hungry defenses in the Saints and Patriots that held him to a combined 66 yards on 23 carries in the last two games of the playoffs.
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