Cooper Kupp had another big game for the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2 to help defeat the New Orleans Saints.
After a solid outing in Week 1 during his first game back since suffering a torn ACL last November, the Los Angeles Rams were hoping to see Cooper Kupp continue the success on Sunday in a key NFC Championship rematch against the New Orleans Saints.
For reasons that are difficult to explain, Kupp had a history of playing his best games against the Saints, whether it was the eight catches for 116 yards as a rookie in 2017 or catching fives passes for 89 yards and a touchdown last season.
So when Kupp managed to shine the way he did on Sunday to help Los Angeles improve to 2-0 thanks to a 27-9 win over New Orleans, this really wasn’t considered that much of a surprise.
Even though it would have been amazing to see Kupp’s 66-yard catch result in a touchdown after coming up just shy of the end zone, the Rams were still thrilled to see the wideout lead all Rams receivers with five catches for 120 yards.
Recovering from a torn ACL is never easy for any athlete, and when hearing all of the positive updates from Kupp’s recovery process from the offseason, it seemed like only a matter of time before he was playing at his usual level.
Watching Kupp stand out the way he did on Sunday against the Saints, it’s clear the Rams receiver isn’t dealing with any setbacks, and should continue to give Los Angeles a major advantage on offense by being a reliable target for Jared Goff.
Whatever the reasons behind Kupp always playing at a high level each time the Rams take on the Saints, the team certainly isn’t going to complain about it.
Back in 2017 when the Rams decided to use a third-round pick on the former Eastern Washington star, it seemed pretty clear early in his rookie campaign that Los Angeles ended up with an absolute steal.
Assuming Kupp continues to play at this high of a level, it’s only going to continue to make things difficult for opponents each time they face Los Angeles, because he makes that much more of a difference on offense.
Plus, when looking at how the NFC West is shaping out so far in September, Los Angeles will need all of the extra help from players like Kupp moving forward to put the team in the best position possible to potentially earn a third trip in a row to the playoffs.