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Todd Gurley leads the way again as Rams pound 49ers

Nov 1, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries the ball to score a seventy one yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 1, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) carries the ball to score a seventy one yard touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley just can't be stopped.

Jasen Vinlove USA TODAY Sports

Todd Gurley rushed for 133 yards on 20 carries, topping 100 yards for the fourth straight start to open his career, and the St. Louis Rams' defense shut down the San Francisco 49ers and contributed a safety to a 27-6 victory on Sunday.

Gurley, who had a 71-yard touchdown run, is the first rookie to open his career with four consecutive 100-yard games according to STATS with data available since 1991.

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