Rams WR Cooper Kupp joins elite company with receiving record as Rams drub the Jags
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp balled out again Sunday, reeling in 8 catches for 129 yards and a touchdown. In the process, Kupp surpassed 100 catches on the season. He joined Marvin Harrison, Julio Jones, Wes Welker and Michael Thomas as the only receivers in NFL history to catch 100 passes in its teams first 12 games.
Cooper Kupp is the 5th player in NFL history to reach 100 receptions in a player's first 12 games of a season, joining Michael Thomas, Wes Welker, Marvin Harrison, and Julio Jones.
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Thomas and Harrison went on to set the single season receiving record later that season. Kupp looks to surpass that record himself this season. There are 17 games in the NFL regular season now, so it provides an extra game for Kupp to accomplish that feat.
Michael Thomas currently holds the record for most receptions in a single season with 149. He surpassed the record previously set by Harrison at 143.
This season Kupp has put his name among the elite receivers in the game. He and quarterback Matthew Stafford have had an immediate connection after the team traded for Stafford this past off season.
With five games remaining, Kupp has 100 catches for 1,366 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. That leads the NFL in all three categories.
Sunday, the Rams hammered the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve to 8-4 on the season. They are still two games behind the division leading Arizona Cardinals who are 10-2. Next week, Los Angeles travels to Arizona for a pivotal matchup between NFC West foes.
In the prior meeting, the Cardinals throttled the Rams 37-20. The game was not even as close as the score indicated. The Cardinals held Kupp in check during that game. He caught five passes for 64 yards. Both are season lows.