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Random Ramsdom: Tracking Cooper Kupp and LA’s receivers towards 1,000 yards

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The much anticipated Los Angeles Rams passing attack of 2021 has two games recorded with a third on tap. If the hype surrounding quarterback Matthew Stafford reaches potential than the Rams would end up with at least one receiver that records over 1,000 yards this season. With Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods having both recorded 1,000 yards in previous campaigns, who could it be this year? Here at Turf Show Times, we’ll keep track. This season, with a required yards per game average of 59 yards, let’s see where the Rams receivers stand before adding the week 3 numbers.

Cooper Kupp

Kupp is the Rams leading receiver after the first two games and is well on track for 1,000 yards. He has a total of 271 yards over two games for an average of 135.5 yards per game. If Kupp maintains this average he would reach 1,000 yards in the eighth game. Or with this start, he only has to average 49 yards over the next 15 games to reach the mark by the end of the regular season.

Robert Woods

Robert Woods has recorded a total of 91 yards receiving over the first two games for an average of 45.5 yards per game putting him just under the 59 yards per game average required to reach the thousand yard mark. Woods was in on 98% of the offensive snaps in week two and that should continue and give him a good chance of catching a streak to get back on track for a thousand yards.

Van Jefferson, DeSean Jackson, and tight end Tyler Higbee are next on the list of targets but have not started on a track that would lead to a thousand yards. We’ll keep tracking to see if any of these pass catchers catch fire and get back on the path. Otherwise, we’ll watch out for Cooper Kupp and maybe Robert Woods to hit the milestone that has traditionally served as the indicator of a top tier season.

And now for today’s links:

RAMS NEWS:

Antonio Brown out vs. Rams (NBCsports)

3 Keys to Winning for the Rams against the Buccaneers (Rams.com)

What experts are saying about Rams-Bucs (Rams.com)

Rams promote RB Buddy Howell and DB Tyler Hall from practice squad (RamsWire)

NFL NEWS:

Quarterback Carson Wentz will start Sunday for Indianapolis Colts despite ankle injuries, sources say (ESPN)

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa placed on injured reserve with fractured ribs (ESPN)

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Sept. 25 (NFL.com)

Steelers LB T.J. Watt (groin) downgraded to out vs. Bengals (NFL.com)