LA Rams WR duo Kupp and Woods balance one-another

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LA Rams passing offense depends upon WRs Kupp and Woods, who are great teammates

The LA Rams know the power of balance.  Balance occurs throughout nature but is often labeled equilibrium.  Equilibrium is that point where opposing forces find their natural equal.  Evaporation and condensation. Supply and demand.  It’s become the source of philosophy in Yin versus Yang. It’s the basis for a children’s game in the see-saw. Finding balance is the stuff of doctorate theses, guides to success, how to find happiness, and even the fundamental basis of procreation. It takes two to tango

Finding balance is the key to finding success. The LA Rams have one of the best pairs of wide receivers in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. But it’s not just the fact that both are heading for their second season where each breaks 1,000 yards receiving. It’s the fact that they are good friends.

Good teammates are hard to find in the NFL at skill positions.

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Competition is a curious thing. Too much and players compete with their own teammates. Too little and players are fine with less than a full effort on the field. Somehow, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have found the balance. In doing so, they create tremendous balance in the Rams passing attack. So far this season, Kupp has pulled down 28 of 36 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns. Woods has hauled in 23 of 31 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns. Both have 13 yards per reception.

That type of balance is no mistake. It’s deliberate. And it’s the foundation of the LA Rams offense.  Compare the way the team uses Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett. Or even the way the Rams balance the passing versus running on offense. The Rams have shown the ability to pile up a lot of yards through one player with their offense when necessary. But creating an offense that features so many different players can be nearly impossible to defend.  And that is why the LA Rams perform so well on offense.

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It starts with two players who believe that the road to success is inclusion, not exclusion. Two professional wide receivers, trying to create names for themselves in a professional league that forgets names too quickly. But by doing so, they fortify one another. When one has a good game, they both share that celebration. Perhaps that is what makes them one of the best-receiving pairs in the NFL.