Benny Cunningham handled most of the running duties, carrying the ball 16 times for 45 yards in a 34-31 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Despite being listed as questionable throughout the week with a hamstring injury, St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason is officially active Week 2 against the Washington Redskins.
Former Auburn standout Tre Mason has indicated he’s ready to play after missing the Rams’ opener with a hamstring injury. Despite the full participation, the Rams are likely to continue to exercise extreme caution with their prized first-round pick. According to Nick Wagoner at ESPN.com, Fisher said that Mason is “feeling better” and it comes after Mason missed practice ahead of the Week 1 game against the Seahawks. Rams head coach Jeff Fisher refused to rule out the possibility of Gurley being ready to play. Schefter reports that his status is “still in question” as the Rams decide when to take off the final wraps as Gurley returns from last year’s torn ACL. That load also included seven targets that he turned into four receptions for 77 yards.
A lot is being said about the Packers no longer being a contender due to the loss of Jordy Nelson in the offseason, but if there is one thing that we have learned is that with Rodgers at the helm (even on one leg), he is the catalyst of this offense and dictates the fate of his team.
Mason doesn’t bring that all on his own, but the pairing of him and Cunningham should give the Rams a very nice one-two punch going forward.
“Todd is a special player”, Gruden said.
Whether or not Gurley actually ends up being allowed to play, both he and the Rams should be thrilled with the accelerated rate at which the running back seems to be getting healthy. Or he may not, as he’s been labeled a “game-time decision”.
“We all look at each other like brothers”, Mason said, “and if everybody’s doing good that means we’re doing well as a team and as a unit”.