Cooper Kupp can learn from Week 5 loss for Los Angeles Rams

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Justin Coleman
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Justin Coleman /

Even though Cooper Kupp is blaming himself for Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Los Angeles Rams wideout can learn from this experience.

Despite a horrendous effort that consisted of five turnovers, the Los Angeles Rams somehow found themselves in position to end up on the winning end against the Seattle Seahawks on the final drive of the game. Watching Jared Goff and the offense work their way down to the Seattle 20-yard line only to come up short was beyond frustrating since this would have helped Los Angeles in a big way from the perspective of the NFC West.

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What made this outcome even tougher to accept is seeing individual members of the Rams, such as Cooper Kupp, personally taking blame for what happened when in reality, this was a team loss. From the five turnovers to missed opportunities to put additional points on the board, there were numerous factors behind Los Angeles ending up on the losing end, but there’s no reason for someone like Kupp to put the entire blame on his shoulders.

Yes, Kupp hauling in that pass from Goff on that key third down in the final seconds would have given the Rams the go-ahead touchdown, as the football went off his fingertips. But as previously mentioned, there were plenty of other factors throughout the game that could have made a major difference for Los Angeles to put them in better position to win against Seattle.

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Keep in mind that even though he’s looked like a veteran at times with some of his big plays since joining the team a few months ago, Kupp is still a rookie, and adjusting to life as a NFL wideout. And as frustrating as it was to see the former Eastern Washington standout come up short with that potential game-winning touchdown on the final drive, let’s hope Kupp learns from all of this while using what happened as motivation to improve moving forward.