Los Angeles Rams play it smart for Week 8 with Cooper Kupp inactive

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For the second week in a row, Cooper Kupp will be inactive for the Los Angeles during their Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers.

Heading into Sunday’s game agains the Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Rams seemed to have a good idea that the chances of Cooper Kupp playing were slim, as the wideout continues to recover from a MCL sprain.

One week after suffering a concussion against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 5, Kupp suffered the MCL injury in a tough battle in the cold against the Denver Broncos, although the Rams should consider themselves lucky since the injury appeared to be pretty brutal at first.

Resting Kupp for last weekend’s game against the San Francisco 49ers seemed like an easy decision for Los Angeles at the time since this game appeared to be well over by halftime, meaning the Rams knew they would most likely win the contest. And as great as it would have been to see Kupp suit up for Sunday’s meeting with the Packers when looking at how Los Angeles hopes to remain undefeated, having him be inactive for a second week in a row is the best decision.

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The last thing the Rams can afford to see happen is Kupp return sooner than he should while figuring out a way to make the injury worse in the process since the team needs to be mostly concerned about the long-term picture.

What Kupp has been able to accomplish as a No. 3 wideout for this offense dating back to last season has truly been amazing to witness since he’s turning out to be one of the biggest steals from the NFL Draft in 2017, but at least Los Angeles has plenty of others capable of stepping up.

Not only will Jared Goff continue to heavily rely on Todd Gurley in the backfield along with Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods at receiver, but with others looking to take advantage of additional action like Josh Reynolds and Nick Williams, all will be fine for the Rams.

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With some extra time off, Kupp will hopefully return in no time for Los Angeles, and pick right up where he left off since he already has 30 catches for 438 yards to go along with five touchdowns. Until then, the Rams just need to be patient when it comes to Kupp getting healthy, no matter how much they wanted him out there for Sunday’s game against the Packers.