On Sunday, that exact scenario came up - had Gurley scored, the Packers could have gotten the ball back, and if the Rams missed their extra point attempt, would have had a chance to tie the game.
Montgomery caught the ball two yards deep in the end zone and chose to come out with it, but then didn't protect it.
On third-and-6 from the Green Bay 25, reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald broke through for his second sack of the game. However, Green Bay Packers rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander was glued to him all day to keep that from happening.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said the return man was supposed to take a touchback.
Aaron Jones ran 33 yards for a touchdown on Green Bay's ensuing possession, cutting the lead to 23-20 with 13 seconds left in the third quarter.
" I thought it was huge to be able to have our special teams pin them down deep, resulting in a safety to get us on the board", McVay said.
Gurley finished with 195 total yards.
Jamaal Williams ran one yard for a touchdown with 6:01 left in the first quarter, two plays after Rodgers 22-yard pass to Jimmy Graham advanced the ball to the Rams 1-yard line.
The play seemed to spark the offense who were able to get in the end zone finally on a one-yard pass from Jared Goff to Josh Reynolds.
There's a chance that Gurley would have known to go without the helpful reminder from his teammates, but the fact that the Rams never let that become a risk by having every player on the field locked into the situation is one of the things that sets them apart from the rest of the National Football League right now. The Rams had prepared for a scenario that they might have never come across all season, and because of that preparation, when the situation did arise, everyone was on the same page, ready to execute. "It's probably the first time in a while we've been healthy". If they make it past all four, then there is a solid chance that they could end the season with an undefeated record.
The loss dropped Green Bay to 9-22-1 at the Coliseum, including a 7-2- 1 record under the late Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi, including a 35-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in what was then known as the AFL-NFL World Championship Game, known retroactively as Super Bowl I.
The Rams closed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks, and a score there by Gurley would have put the Rams up eight.
Sam Shields made several big plays for LA against his former team. Shields played seven seasons with the Packers before his fourth concussion in 2016 almost ended his career.
The Rams began the 1969 season 11-0, then lost their final three regular-season games and first-round playoff game.
Both teams are on the road next week. Los Angeles will have another challenge on hand when they travel to New Orleans to play the Saints.