WATCH: Todd Gurley expands on league lead with sixth TD

Todd Gurley, sudden MVP candidate.
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Even against one of the best defenses in the NFL, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley demonstrates why he is one of the best players in the NFL.

After Kirk Cousins shredded the Rams defense for a touchdown on the opening drive, Gurley responded with a dominant drive of his own. After he racked up 22 total yards on the opening drive, the star running back broke free in coverage for the eight-yard touchdown catch.

The 24-year-old further expanded his lead in total touchdowns, with his latest score being his sixth on the season.

Coming off a 2017 season in which he scored 19 total touchdowns, Gurley is well on his way to another dominant season with frequent trips to the end zone. At his current pace, he could score 20-plus touchdowns this year.