Todd Gurley may not have played much of a role in the Los Angeles Rams' win in the NFC Championship game on Sunday, but he made sure New Orleans Saints knew he was there with a brutal Instagram post.
The Rams needed overtime in the NFC title game against the Saints to book their spot in the Super Bowl for the fourth time in franchise history.
A Greg Zuerlein kick from 57 yards gave Los Angeles a 26-23 win, but it was what happened in the closing minutes of regulation that got everyone talking after the game.
With 1:49 left to play in a 20-20 game, the Saints had a crucial 3rd-and-10 play from Rams' 13-yard line. Drew Brees dropped back and threw a pass to TommyLee Lewis on the sideline.
Rams' Nickell Robey-Coleman took out Lewis well before the arrival of the ball, meaning the play should have been called for pass interference, but a flag was never thrown.
The NFL admitted after the game that a flag should have been thrown on the play, which would have effectively helped the Saints run out the clock and book their spot in the big game.
Gurley referenced the fact that the officials in the game appeared to be on the Rams side with an Instagram post trolling Saints fans.
In the photoshopped post, the Rams running back can be seen exchanging jerseys with an NFL official inside the Superdome.
Despite his trolling, Gurley hardly played a role during the game as he was not as effective with the ball as his running back partner in C.J. Anderson.
He said after the game to ESPN: "I was sorry as hell today. I was sorry. So, C.J. did his thing and the whole team did its thing."
Throughout the game, Gurley spent most of his time on the sideline with his helmet in his hands. He rushed for only 10 yards and a touchdown in four carries and caught one pass for three yards.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said when asked about Gurley's situation: "That was just kind of the feel for the flow of the game that we had.
"Not anything against Todd. C.J. did a nice job, but I thought that they did a nice job as a whole, slowing down our run game, and we kind of just had to grind some things out."
Gurley did have inflammation in his left knee at the end of the regular season, but he was able to return last week for the Rams' first playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys.
The running back did say after the game that he was healthy, so Los Angeles fans should expect him to play in the Super Bowl in two weeks time against the New England Patriots.News Now - Sport News