Ex-Notre Dame football star carries team to win in playoff push

Kyren Williams did Notre Dame football proud on Sunday as he scored 3 touchdowns in a 26-25 win by the Los Angeles Rams.
Dec 21, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (23) reacts
Dec 21, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams (23) reacts / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

You’ve got to wonder whether the Los Angeles Rams realize just how much differently this season would have gone had they not had former Notre Dame football star Kyren Williams on the roster. For his part, Williams continues to show just how invaluable he is to a team pushing to earn a playoff spot.

On Sunday, Williams yardage output was pedestrian by his standards as he finished with just 87 yards. However, he still showed that he is the most valuable player on the offensive side of the ball by exploding for three touchdowns.

Not only is that a career-high amid a season where he’s put up eye-popping numbers, but it also happened to be nearly the entire offense from the Rams against a surprisingly competent New York Giants squad.

L.A. managed to just barely topple the Giants, 26-25 on Sunday afternoon. Improving to 9-7 on the season, the Rams continue to sit squarely in line for a wildcard bid as the #6 six. Had they lost to the all-but-eliminated Giants, their 8-8 record would have them fall back to the pack and certainly be a cause for concern.

Just to add to his legend a little bit more, the ex-Notre Dame football star also had two catches for 14 yards. He continues to show that he can be a weapon for his squad, after a very quiet rookie season saw his 2023 campaign come out of nowhere.

Former Notre Dame football star keeps rolling

In 2022, the Rams rookie had just 139 yards and did not find the end zone. In his sophomore campaign, he’s run for over 1,000 yards and now has 12 rushing touchdowns and 3 receiving touchdowns in 12 games played. 

Kyren Williams continues to do Notre Dame football proud. And the crazy part is, his numbers would be even more impressive had he not missed a quarter of the season with an ankle injury