Los Angeles Rams: Sean McVay seems confident in Cooper Kupp returning Week 9

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Based off recent comments from Sean McVay, Cooper Kupp seems to be making great progress with his rehab, and could even play for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9.

After barely hanging on for a thrilling 29-27 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to keep their undefeated streak alive, the Los Angeles Rams will face an even tougher challenge in Week 9 when they hit the road to take on the New Orleans Saints.

While the Rams are viewed as the top team to beat in the NFC at the moment thanks to an 8-0 start, the Saints are right there in the rear-view mirror with a 6-1 record. Even more impressive, New Orleans has won in each of their last six games after a horrendous outing in Week 1 when they were blown out by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at home.

Facing a team like the Saints is always challenging, and if the Rams are forced to play this game without Cooper Kupp for a third week in a row, it could make things even more difficult.

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Back in Week  6, Los Angeles received quite the scare when Kupp was forced to leave the game against the Denver Broncos since his injury seemed like it could potentially be season-ending. But after seeing it was only a MCL sprain, the Rams knew they had caught a huge break with their beloved wideout.

Since the injury, Sean McVay has made it clear that Kupp would be evaluated on a weekly basis since the last thing the team could afford to do is rush him back too soon while putting the wideout at risk to re-aggravate the injury.

Kupp still has a long way to go since it’s only Tuesday, but hearing comments made by McVay the day before makes it seem like there’s a good chance he’ll be ready to go after all for New Orleans.

As great as it was to see Josh Reynolds step up in a big way to help the Rams take down the Packers by finding the end zone twice, Kupp brings a different kind of impact to the table, which the team will most likely need in a big way during their trip to New Orleans.

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In just two seasons, Kupp has already proven to be one of the biggest steals from the NFL Draft in 2016, and when seeing how he’s only scratching the surface of what looks to be a promising career, here’s to hoping he returns to his normal ways once fully healthy.

If that does happen, it’s only going to help the Rams continue to make the necessary impact as one of the top contenders in the NFC, even if the team does end up suffering that first loss this weekend against the Saints.