Is Todd Gurley's increased workload sustainable?

Alden Gonzalez

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff has done a nice job of spreading the ball around through the season's first quarter. Sometimes it's Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods who take over. Or Cooper Kupp. Or one tight end (Tyler Higbee), or the other (Gerald Everett). But there has been one constant: Todd Gurley.

"I try to remind myself every week to continue to look for him," Goff said after Sunday's 35-30 win over the Dallas Cowboys, "and to continue to try to get him the ball in any situation possible."

Goff has stayed true to that. Gurley, with an NFC-best 596 scrimmage yards this season, leads the NFL with 106 touches through the first four games, two more than Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell. He has accounted for 53.5 percent of the Rams' touches, which is also the most in the NFL (Bell is second at 53.3 percent). And he ranks third among NFL running backs, playing in 82.2 percent of his team's offensive snaps (Ezekiel Elliott leads with 89.1 percent and Bell ranks second at 87.8 percent).

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