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Todd Gurley's 2 touchdowns, 208 rush yards are most for Rams since 2001

DENVER -- Todd Gurley II turned up the music and danced with fellow Los Angeles Rams running backs in a postgame locker room celebration on Sunday.

In the preceding hours, Gurley rushed for a career-high 208 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 victory over the Denver Broncos inside a frigid Broncos Stadium at Mile High.

"It was a team effort," Gurley said after the game. "Everybody did a great job, and it was just kind of easy for me, honestly, because those guys did such a great job."

The Rams improved to 6-0 as Gurley became the first Rams player to rush for 200 yards and two touchdowns since Marshall Faulk in 2001, when Faulk rushed for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 15 win over the Carolina Panthers.

"He was outstanding really throughout the whole day," coach Sean McVay said. "Made an impact in a variety of ways, ran hard."

Gurley credited the offensive line for opening holes throughout the game.

"I think we feel that we can go out there and run the football on anybody," left tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "We work hard at it, and we believe in it."

Against the Broncos, with temperatures hovering around 25 degrees, Gurley got off to a fast start when he rushed for 35 yards in three consecutive carries, and the Rams kicked a field goal to take a 3-0 lead on their first series.

Gurley started the second quarter with a 29-yard run, his longest carry of the season, and followed with a 5-yard run and 13-yard reception the next two plays. The drive ended when McVay elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 at the Broncos' 10-yard line.

A handoff to Gurley resulted in a touchdown.

"I feel like they were expecting us to do something else, and Coach just did a great job with the playcall, and we was able to do a little hit outside zone," said Gurley, who signed a four-year, $60 million extension before the season, making him the richest running back in NFL history. "Like I said, those guys just opened it up, and the rest, all I had to do was really just run."

Jared Goff said he expected Gurley to have a big day because of the Broncos' defense and its design to play deep. Last week, the Broncos allowed the New York Jets to rush for 323 yards and gave up 219 yards to Isaiah Crowell alone.

"You know they're gonna have a hard time stopping the run," Goff said. "And today we were able to run on them. It's a testament to up front what they are able to do, and then Todd just being the guy he is, it's no different. He's the same guy every week, and today we got to see it in full force."

Gurley rushed for 88 yards on nine carries in the first half before he exploded for 120 yards in the second half.

Early in the third quarter, he took a handoff and went 21 yards through the left side of the line. The next two carries he went to the right, resulting in a combined 14-yard gain. He capped the drive with a 1-yard score and leads the NFL with 11 touchdowns.

Gurley averaged 7.4 yards per carry.

"We was feeling it in the run game," Gurley said. "You know that's kind of what we wanted to do, me and all the big boys up front, and we was able to do that."