The Rams are looking poised to take the NFC West crown for the second straight season. Being 5-0 hasn’t been a reality for the Rams since 2001.
That year, they managed to make it to the Super Bowl, ultimately falling short to the New England Patriots.
The Patriots began their run as a dominant dynasty that season, winning their first Super Bowl of the five they’ve won in the past 18 years.
Now back to the Rams. They’ve shown a level of dominance on the offensive side of the ball that we haven’t seen in some time.
Hopefully this year’s team yields even better results than the 2001 squad.
Remarkably, they are averaging 34.6 points per game (second in NFL) and 468.4 yards per game (first in NFL). Thus, showing how dominant they’ve been to this point of the season.
The wide receivers are the guys I’d like to focus on. The level of success that the Rams have had through the air, may allow the Rams to possess three, one-thousand yard receivers in the same season.
This is a feat that has only been reached five times in NFL history. The last time this difficult achievement occurred was in 2008.
Three out of the five teams who had three one-thousand yard receivers, reached the postseason. The Cardinals were the only ones to reach the Super Bowl, but they lost in historic fashion against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
As of now, all three of the Rams top wide outs are on pace to being very close to reaching 1,000 yards this year. We’ll take a look at each one individually.
Brandin Cooks currently has 452 yards on the season. That’s an average of 90.4 yards per game, which would put him at 994 yards if he maintained his average.
For Cooks and Kupp, you have to take into account that they both entered the concussion protocol in Week 5’s contest. Hopefully both come out healthy this week.
It’s very likely Cooks gets multiple one-hundred yard games, which would help him reach the 1,000 yard milestone. Cooks is the type of WR that has the speed to stretch out a defense, allowing him to make huge plays downfield.
Cooks has reached 1,000 yards in three straight seasons. It is very possible he extends that streak because of plays like this.
"Shoot your arrows! Touchdown LA!" ?
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 29, 2018
Now on to the man, the myth, the legend: Cooper Kupp. Kupp currently has 438 yards so far this season.
Like Cooks, he exited Week 5’s game with a head injury. The status of both guys for Week 6 are uncertain at the moment.
Kupp has been phenomenal in his sophomore season in the NFL, becoming a go-to guy for Goff. This is a guy who was overlooked in college, playing at a small college in Eastern Washington.
If Kupp is able to keep playing at his current pace, he’ll land at around 964 yards when the season is complete.
Again, it is very possible he has multiple 100 yard performances, which increases his chances of getting 1,000 yards this year.
Kupp is a guy who has deceptive speed, but his physicality is what allows him to make big plays. The Rams second year WR is able to be a key contributor because he can make plays like this.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 2, 2018
Lastly, we have Robert Woods. Woods was a very beneficial signing for the Rams last year, making their WR corp poised for improvement.
Through five weeks, Woods currently has 415 yards this year. If he keeps putting up the constant numbers he has, he’ll finish the year at 913 yards.
Woods has created a certain level of excitement for the Rams, like he did here.
.@JaredGoff16 with ANOTHER dime!*
*this is not a scheduled tweet.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) September 28, 2018
He is seen high-fiving YG (famous rapper from Compton) after he scores, which is one of the most Southern-California things you’ll see all year.
With the way this offense is rolling, the stats will likely increase for all of the Rams WRs going forward (barring any missed games due to injury).
Goff is also on a tear, making it hard for McVay to dial it down in the Rams aerial attack. This bodes well for the Rams wide outs for the remainder of the season.
Therefore, that makes the possibility of the Rams boasting three 1,000 yard receivers, even more impressive.
If the Rams are able to conquer this historic achievement, it would cement this high-powered offense in the NFL’s record books.