The Los Angeles Rams had several players make big plays in their Week 8 win against the Cincinnati Bengals. And two of them are being recognized by Pro Football Focus for their standout performances among their peers.
WR Cooper Kupp (91.1)
Kupp was unstoppable in the Rams’ win over Cincinnati. He caught seven of his 10 targets for 220 yards, six first downs and one touchdown in the contest, earning an elite 91.3 receiving grade in the process. He also forced one missed tackle and caught one of his two contested targets.
In terms of skill position players, Kupp finished 3rd behind only Packers’ RB Aaron Jones (94.9) and 49ers’ TE George Kittle (92.7). If you watched that game, you know that Kupp pretty much did whatever he wanted to when the ball was in his hands. And it was in his hands quite a bit.
CB Troy Hill (85.5)
No cornerback was targeted more than Los Angeles’ Troy Hill in Week 8, and he still finished second in overall grade at his position in Week 8. He allowed just three receptions from 11 targets for 45 yards, zero touchdowns and two first downs. He also recorded three forced incompletions and zero missed tackles in coverage.
If anyone asks you if the Rams have any elite cornerbacks you can now confidently answer “yes.” Hill played extremely well on Sunday, earning an 85.5 grade from PFF — trailing only Casey Hayward (90.4) and Richard Sherman (90.0). In all seriousness, the jury may still be out on Hill but he’s played well in Talib’s absence. And his level of play may be part of the reason the Rams are said to be shopping Talib ahead of today’s trade deadline.