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Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley runs the ball during a game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers on Oct 5 in Green Bay, Wis.

Todd Gurley keeps on scoring touchdowns.

If only the Atlanta Falcons could find a way to turn his scores into wins.

Gurley rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown in Falcons’ 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

It was the fifth consecutive loss to start the season for Atlanta.

The Tarboro High grad notched his fifth touchdown of the season when he scored on his team’s opening possession.

Gurley rushed to his left and went 35 yards for a touchdown that gave the Falcons a 7-0 lead with 8:19 to play in the opening quarter.


The Panthers went on to score the next 20 points.

The touchdown, however, put Gurley into elite company.

That score was the 75th touchdown of his career. A CBS Sports tweet noted that Gurley is just the fifth player in NFL history to score 75 touchdowns before turning 27.

Gurley, 26, is joined by four hall of farmers also on the list: Emmitt Smith, Jim Brown, LaDainian Tomlinson and Randy Moss.

Gurley now has 375 rushing yards and five touchdowns this season.