NFL Week 13 Blitz Read: Rams first team to punch ticket to postseason, win NFC West title “There ain’t really much to say,” Gurley said. “All you need to say is, ‘That damn A.D.’ He’s always making plays. That’s why I’m really never worried because we’ve got a guy like him back there to help make plays. He does it every week, every week, every week, every week. What’s understood shouldn’t have to be explained, honestly. You already know. You know what you’re getting with him.”The Rams (11-1) will hope to clinch the NFC’s top playoff seed and a wild-card weekend bye in the coming weeks. The streaking Los Angeles team will face just one opponent with a winning record — the Bears on Sunday. The Rams other remaining opponents include the Eagles, Cardinals and 49ers. “I’m like that every play. I want to make that big play,” Donald said, via the Los Angeles Daily News. “Big-time players make big-time plays in big-time games, and that’s what we want to keep doing it. When you have a bunch of guys flying around making plays, good things happen.”[email protected] is very, very, VERY good. #ProBowlVote | #LAvsDET pic.twitter.com/Pj8lPtjD5g— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 2, 2018Donald recorded two sacks and five tackles for loss and was also credited with four quarterback hits. Related News Aaron Donald became the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history early this year when he signed a six-year, $135 million contract extension with the Rams. He’s putting that money to good use as he has helped power Los Angeles to its second consecutive NFC West title and continues to bolster his case for MVP with performances like Sunday’s. Against the Lions, his day was highlighted by a strip-sack forced fumble, which helped the Rams to a 30-16 win at Ford Field. “It ain’t easy,” Donald said. “It’s definitely a lot of work. Just trying to find ways to help my team win and, when plays present themselves, take advantage of them.”The four-time Pro Bowl player has already earned accolades for his work on the field. Last season, he won the league’s Defensive Player of the Year — which led to the multi-million dollar contract — when he finished the year with 11 sacks.This season, with four games left in the regular season, he has already passed that mark with 16.5 sacks. But, winning the NFL MVP as a defensive player won’t be easy. The last defensive player to get that honor was linebacker Lawrence Taylor in 1986, and before him, the only other defensive player to win the award was Vikings defensive tackle Alan Page in 1971.The MVP award almost always goes to quarterbacks or running backs, but teammate Todd Gurley II, who is one of the best rushers in the league, continues to be impressed with the fifth-year player.