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Rams' Todd Gurley insists his knee is healthy

Rams' Todd Gurley insists his knee is healthy

When the Rams beat the Saints last Sunday to go to Super Bowl 53, one notable contributor was absent nearly the entire game. 

Star running back Todd Gurley, last year's Offensive Player of the Year, had all of four rushes and one reception during the Rams' overtime victory. 

Some speculation arose that Gurley wasn't fully healthy; he suffered a knee injury late in the year that resulted in Gurley missing the last two games of the season. But Gurley put those rumors to bed fairly quickly, acknowledging in his post-game interview that he wasn't hurt, he just had an off day. 

Leading up to the Super Bowl, Gurley has remained strong on that stance. In a report from Pro Football Talk, Gurley reiterated that he was completely healthy, and his lack of touches last week were solely a result of poor performance. 

"If there was an issue with my knee, it would be on the injury report. Come on now. I'm at practice. I'm playing." 

Gurley went on to make it clear that, performance-related or not, his impact on the Super Bowl doesn't matter if the team gets the win. 

Gurley has been anything if adamant about his potential knee issues, but it will continue to be a story leading up to Feburary 3rd. Whenever a player with the talent of Gurley is held to such a limited impact in the most important game of the season, the questions will arise. 

The Patriots will already have their hands full with the Rams offense, and Gurley would add another dangerous element. It seems like how much of a difference he may make is up to Gurley himself more than anyone else. 

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Former Patriot and current Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown was sued by his ex-girlfriend for domestic violence, and he responded to the allegations with a statement via Twitter on Wednesday.

“I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me,” Brown tweeted. “I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear my name. I will not be making any further comment at this time.”

The disturbing acts Brown is being accused of allegedly took place over the spring and summer of this year. After helping the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title, the 26-year-old signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Raiders in March.

The NFL is expected to investigate the civil allegations just as it investigated Antonio Brown's, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

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49ers RB Matt Breida on possible Super Bowl vs. Patriots: 'I like our chances'

49ers RB Matt Breida on possible Super Bowl vs. Patriots: 'I like our chances'

The New England Patriots (6-0) and San Francisco 49ers (5-0) are the only two undefeated teams remaining, so predictably there's already talk of a potential Super Bowl matchup between the two squads.

One thing is for certain: the 49ers aren't lacking confidence as they cruise into Week 7 of the 2019 season. Niners running back Matt Breida made that clear Tuesday night on NFL Total Access when asked how he'd feel about lining up against the defending champion Patriots in Super Bowl 54.

"I feel like I like our chances," Breida told Scott Hanson. We have a great team, great special teams, offense, defense, and everyone's playing at high energy right now. So we'll just have to wait and see."

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Given how dominant the 49ers have looked up to this point, it's no surprise they feel they can go toe-to-toe with any team in the league. Like the Patriots, their defense has been spectacular ranking at or near the top in almost every major statistical category. Offensively, Breida and fellow RBs Tevin Coleman and Raheem Mostert have helped San Francisco establish one of the NFL's best rushing attacks.

Of course, with10 weeks of regular-season football left on the schedule, it's still far too early to be looking ahead to February. But we have to admit, a Tom Brady vs. Jimmy Garoppolo Super Bowl matchup sounds pretty exciting.

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