5 burning questions LA Rams must answer in Week 1

What do fans want to know most about these 2023 Rams starting in Week 1?

LA Rams, Cooper Kupp
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3. How will the Rams deal with Cooper Kupp's absence?

The Rams will be without star wide receiver Cooper Kupp against the Seahawks, unfortunately, and head coach Sean McVay hasn't ruled out the possiblity of Kupp going on injured reserve. That would be a heck of a way to start the season for a team depending on their big names to have any chance at competing.

Without Kupp, it'll be up to a group of younger receivers to step up and make plays. In Kupp's absence, one guy who could make a name for himself is rookie fifth-round pick Puka Nacua out of BYU. He was a favorite in camp and the preseason, looking like a similar weapon to Kupp and a guy Stafford could favor.

Aside from Nacua, it's up to Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell and Demarcus Robinson to make plays in the passing game. Obviously, Tyler Higbee could be a huge part of the passing game without Kupp as well.

But, when you don't have a guy that defenses must specifically center their game plan around, it's going to make life difficult. This could be a game where the Rams need the Matthew Stafford of old to shine through and prove he can still lead a potent offense without one of the NFL's best wide receivers.