Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods are first Rams receiving duo with 1,000+ each since 2006
The Los Angeles Rams are putting together another highly successful season behind the play of their offense, led by the likes of quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and wide receivers Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks.
During Sunday’s 15-6 loss to the Chicago Bears, Woods passed 1,000 receiving yards for the first time in his career. By doing so, he and Cooks to became the first wide receiver duo to reach that mark in a single campaign for the Rams since Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce did so back in 2006.
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Woods has been one of Goff’s primary targets in the passing game over the last two seasons. He has taken the next step in his development this year, currently holding a team-best and career-high 71 receptions along with 1,032 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
The 26-year-old has posted 50 or more receiving yards in each game since the season opener, which includes three 100 receiving yard performances. He has notched five more receptions all but three times this year along with recording a touchdown four times. Wood is also eighth in the league with 55 first-down receptions and sixth with 18 catches for 20 or more yards.
Meanwhile, Cooks has quickly stepped into the fold to be a primary target in the passing game and excel to become just the first player to post three consecutive campaigns with 1,000 receiving yards with three different teams. He currently has 66 receptions for 1,048 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He has posted 50 or more receiving yards all but once this season while surpassing 100 receiving yards five times.
Cooks has excelled as the Rams’ deep threat in the passing game, as he’s fourth in the NFL with 20 receptions for 20 or more yards and ninth with four 40-plus yard receptions. Beyond this level of production, the Rams clearly have plenty of talent at the wide receiver position that will become even more potent when Cooper Kupp returns next season from a torn ACL.