Saints game plan to stop Todd Gurley, C.J. Anderson


Last season, the New Orleans Saints became the first team in 42 years to produce two Pro Bowl running backs from the same roster.

Heading into Sunday’s NFC Championship game against the LA Rams, there’s another two headed monster grabbing all the attention.

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Fresh off his couch one month ago, CJ Anderson has been a huge addition for LA, having gone for more than 120 yards in all three of his games and that’s with Todd Gurley coming back healthy last week.

Meanwhile, the Saints are one of only six teams to run the ball more than the Rams this year, led by Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram.

That’s for the Rams to worry about, because the Saints have their hands full with the other backfield. Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan said, “When you talk about, I think the first time we played them they didn’t even have Aqib Talib. I think he was hurt at the time. But the resurgence of C.J. Anderson, I think they ran for over what, 270 yards the last playoff game, that’s huge. It’s got to be up to us to make them one dimensional, we’ve got to try to take some of that run game away. We’ve already played Todd Gurley before, but they’re having a heck of a one-two punch right now.”

In November, Gurley took his 13 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown.