Remember that humorous little jab Rams running back Todd Gurley took at the Eagles last week?
He was asked why his team hadn’t joined the NFL trend of rehearsed, and occasionally humorous, touchdown celebrations amid this season’s more relaxed rules. Gurley’s answer was a delight to old-schoolers everywhere.
"I don't have all day to be doing a cha cha slide and electric slide rehearsal," says Todd Gurley about touchdown dances. He's chuckling.
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) December 1, 2017
Though the Rams have done some seemingly spontaneous dancing, teammate and wide receiver Sammy Watkins said that the time for more elaborate celebrating will be when the Rams make the playoffs. It’s a noble sentiment, especially for a club that hasn’t been to the postseason since 2004. The Rams come into Sunday’s game against the visiting Eagles at a surprising 9-3.
Said Gurley: “We get in (the end zone) so much, we don’t have to do it every time.” Ouch.
While Gurley is tied (with New Orleans’ Alvin Kamara) for the league lead with 11 touchdowns, the Rams as a team have scored fewer touchdowns than the 10-2 Eagles. Both clubs have a league-best 361 points, but the Rams have used terrific kicker Greg Zuerlein more often to reach their point total.
So whether you are a kid standing on the grass, or a curmudgeon yelling at the youngsters to get off your lawn, each team has had turnaround seasons and lots to celebrate. Here’s how they’ve gotten to 361 points:
|Points via touchdowns||252||216|
|Points via FG||66||108|
|Points via PAT||31||35|
|Points via 2-pt. conversion||12||0|
|Points via safety||0||2|
|Passing TDs||29 (all Wentz)||20 (all Goff)|
|2-point conversions||6-7 (85.7 pct.)||0-0|
|Agholor, 8||Gurley, 11|
|Ertz, 7||Watkins, 6|
|Jeffery, 7||Woods, 4|
*Includes Nelson Agholor’s recovery of Jay Ajayi’s fumble in the end zone in Week 12.