Todd Gurley rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns and the Los Angeles Rams clinched the NFC West Division title by pulling away from the host Detroit Lions 30-16 on Sunday.
The Rams (11-1) were coming off a bye week following their wild 54-51 win over Kansas City.
Jared Goff completed 17 of 33 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown while getting picked off once. Robert Woods caught five passes for 67 yards and the touchdown.
Matthew Stafford completed 20 of 33 yards for 245 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Lions (4-8).
Detroit took advantage of a Goff fumble early in the third as Matt Prater kicked a 29-yard field goal to cut Los Angeles' lead to 13-6. It could have been 13-10 but the Lions had a touchdown taken off the board when T.J. Jones was called for offensive pass interference.
The Lions then tried an onside kick but it failed. The Rams couldn't pick up a first down but thanks to the field position Greg Zuerlein made a 48-yard field goal.
Detroit then used some trickery to score its lone touchdown, Stafford hitting a wide open Taylor Decker on a tackle-eligible play for an 11-yard score, finishing off a 75-yard drive and cutting the Rams' lead to 16-13.
With nine minutes to play, Aaron Donald forced a Stafford fumble and the Rams recovered at the Detroit 24. Three plays later, Gurley burst through a big hole on a 13-yard scoring run with 6:53 remaining.
Prater's 35-yard field goal with 2:54 remaining made it 23-16 but Gurley's 2-yard run with less than two minutes remaining clinched the Rams' victory.
--Field Level Media