3 reasons Los Angeles Rams were big winners in Week 8 for defeating Green Bay Packers

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1. Reynolds breaks out

Moving forward, the Rams are going to feel a lot more confident about their situation at wide receiver beyond Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp thanks to Josh Reynolds. Normally, McVay has been relying on his trio of receivers to do most of the heavy lifting on offense, but with Kupp continuing to recover from a MCL sprain, it was time for Reynolds to shine in Week 8.

Even though his numbers weren’t really anything to brag about from the week before, what Reynolds was able to accomplish in the win over the Packers by catching three passes for 42 yards with two touchdowns was simply amazing. Dating back to last season, Los Angeles always seemed to know that Reynolds was a special player, and was one of the main reasons why they wanted to keep him on the roster since the potential seemed so high.

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While it will be interesting to see whether McVay finds a way to get Reynolds more involved once Kupp is healthy enough to return, the most important factor is the depth the Rams have at the position thanks to the young wideout. Without a doubt, it’s tough to imagine Los Angeles earning this win over Green Bay if it wasn’t for Reynolds, so thank goodness he was able to step up when needed the most on Sunday.