LA Rams WR Robert Woods OPOW and best NFL WR nobody talks about

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LA Rams WR Woods earns NFL’s Offensive Player Of Week, but he continues to be the best WR in the NFL that nobody is talking about.

The LA Rams have a pretty good offense. And yet, they are not talked about. That continues to baffle me. Quarterback Jared Goff continues to be a Top-10 passer in the NFL, and the Rams boast two NFL receivers over 500 yards.  The Rams have Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, who combined for an impressive 23 catch 275 performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

In fact, while Dallas Cowboys rookie WR CeeDee Lamb has 30 more receiving yards, it is the Rams WR Robert Woods who has more touchdowns, better completion rate, and longest play. But the media-driven perception around the NFL is that Lamb is the far better receiver. And that’s pretty much been the same story since the arrival of head coach Sean McVay.

Woods can deliver, but nobody notices

In the NFL, wide receivers come and go. The Rams value consistency and find exactly what they are looking for in the outstretched arms of Robert Woods. After all, he is vying for his third consecutive 1000 yard receiving season, a very difficult task by any standards in the modern NFL.

He just turned in a great performance, good enough to earn the NFL’s offensive player of the week.

That was a solid effort against a good defense. Woods did it all, catching the ball on 12 of 15 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. But even more so when he was not the target, as we willingly blocked downfield to help gain that extra bit of yardage.

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Somebody notices

Woods is not the type of player who is targeted with deep passes. But he puts up yards by running for yards after the catch. That’s even more impressive and is the trademark of LA Rams receivers. After all, the tandem of Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods leads the NFL in that department. That doesn’t surprise anyone who understands the player.

It comes down to dedication. Many NFL players focus on individual stats. That’s great for their individual performance, but terrible for the team.

The time for tweaking the playbook is passed. The Rams offense is facing a grueling second-half schedule in order to make it to the NFL playoffs.  So far, the Rams have defeated the Seattle Seahawks at home and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road. They are a combined 14-7 record, and that is a tough pair of teams to face. In the past two games, Woods has been 17 of 21 for 163 yards and a touchdown.

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When the going gets tough, the Rams get the ball to Robert Woods. He does the rest. And still, nobody will be talking about it.