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    July 6, 2018 9:24 AM +0430

    DETROIT -- So far, this has not been the Todd Gurley who was the NFLs top offensive rookie. Broncos T-shirts .Gurley is off to a sluggish start, averaging 2.7 yards per carry and running for no more than 85 yards in any of the first five games. The Los Angeles Rams running back got off much better a year ago when he had had at least 128 yards rushing in four of his first five games.With teams figuring out how to slow him down, the Rams are averaging an NFL-low 284.2 yards a game on offense.The Rams (3-2) still plan to keep giving him the ball early and often, with handoffs and passes, Sunday at Detroit.Hes a big-play guy and weve just got to find ways to give him the football, Los Angeles coach Jeff Fisher said.The Lions (2-3) are bracing for the challenge of preventing Gurley from having a breakout game. They also hope to keep their distinction as the NFLs only team that hasnt given up a rushing touchdown this season.Up close, they saw how good the 6-foot-1, 227-pound Gurley could be last year. Gurley ran 16 times for 140 yards, a career-high 8.75 yards per carry, and two TDs in a 21-14 win over Detroit in St. Louis.Hell probably touch the ball 25 to 30 times between running and passing, Lions safety Glover Quin said. He makes them go. Hes very unique back. Hes big, strong. Hes fast. Hes quick. Hes shifty. Hes got the total package.Here are some other things to watch when the Lions host the Rams:TWO-STOP ROAD TRIP: The Rams have been on the move a lot, relocating to Los Angeles from St. Louis and bouncing around to three cities for offseason workouts, training camp and the regular season. Perhaps the unsettling transition prepares the Rams for quite a road trip. After playing in Detroit at 1 p.m. EDT, a challenging kickoff time for West Coast teams, the Rams plan to fly Sunday to London. After having days to adjust, Los Angeles will play the Giants on the afternoon of Oct. 23 when it is 6:30 a.m. back home.Really, nobody really knows what weve been through since last March, Fisher said. But were settled in and the players are resilient and theyre focused.ANTICIPATING ANSAH: The Lions have played much of the season without one of their best players, defensive end Ezekiel Ansah . He hurt his left ankle early in Week 2 and missed three-plus games.Hes a Pro Bowl player and you miss those guys, Detroit defensive Teryl Austin acknowledged. Youd like to say you dont miss them and weve had guys that have done an outstanding job in his absence, but theyre not Ziggy.Ansah looked very healthy in practice, shooting out of his stance to work on rushing the passer earlier this week.THIN LINE: Los Angeles was without three starting defensive linemen last week and the Buffalo Bills took advantage, gaining 193 yards on the ground, led by LeSean McCoys 150 yards. DEs Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) along with tackle Michael Brockers (hip) didnt face the Bills and were unable to practice at all Wednesday, raising doubts about their ability to play in Detroit. The Rams do have DT Aaron Donald, a healthy and potentially dominant player they can count on up front. Donald had a career-high three sacks in last years win over the Lions and has two sacks in the last two games.BANGED-UP BACKFIELD: The Lions signed veteran running back Justin Forsett on Tuesday, adding a much-needed player to their banged-up backfield. Ameer Abdullah is on injured reserve with a foot injury. His backup, Theo Riddick, has been ruled out this weekend with an ankle injury. Rookie Dwayne Washington missed last weeks game with an ankle injury. The 30-year-old Forsett had just 31 carries for 98 yards over three games as a starter this season with the Baltimore Ravens. He asked for, and was granted, his release from the Ravens last week. Forsett ran for 1,266 yards in 2014 and 641 last year in 10 starts before breaking his arm. Forsett said the only thing he has seen in Detroit has been the Lions playbook.What does he have left?Watch me, Forsett said with a smile.HURRY UP, AND WAIT: Jared Goff , the No. 1 overall draft pick, hasnt been playing as a rookie for the Rams, unlike Matthew Stafford, who started right away after Detroit drafted him No. 1 overall in 2009. Goff is relegated to learning by watching Case Keenum, and that doesnt sound as if it will change anytime soon.Im going to play him when hes ready, Fisher said.---Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Larry Lage at http://www.twitter.com/larrylage and follow his work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/larry-lage Keishawn Bierria Jersey . The mixed zone is not a place to make friends. Troy Fumagalli Jersey . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. http://www.cheapdenverbroncosjerseys.com/ . LOUIS -- St.PARIS -- David Beckhams football career is now officially over. The veteran midfielder was not included in Paris Saint-Germains squad to play Lorient in Sundays season-ending game, meaning his tearful farewell at the Parc des Princes last Saturday was Beckhams final match before retiring. Coach Carlo Ancelotti had said last weekend Beckham was unlikely to play at Lorient, having bid an emotional adieu to fans in his last home game. Beckham received a standing ovation as he left the field last Saturday, having been involved in two of his teams goals in the 3-1 win against Brest. It was his 14th game and fifth start since joining PSG in a surprise move on the last day of the transfer window, and he was appointed captain for the match. He set up PSGs second goal against Brest with a corner kick from the left that midfielder Blaise Matuidi steered in. PSG had clinched the league title the previous weekend after winning 1-0 away to Lyon, making Beckham the first English player to win the championship in four countries after title success with Manchester United, Real Madrid and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Broncos Jerseys Online. He announced the following week that he would retire at the end of the season. PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi remains hopeful Beckham will have a part to play in PSGs future, possibly in an ambassadorial role. Beckham leaves PSG without scoring a goal, but showed he is still capable of pinpoint passing and crossing -- and also stood out for his combative streak. He was booked in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Barcelona, and against Evian on April 28 he was red-carded shortly after coming on as he went into a tackle with a dangerously raised foot. There was no contact, but the challenge was reckless. 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