While there was a whole lot of bad to go around this week, I'd feel remiss if I didn't at least acknowledge the good we saw in this game and I would rather end things on a good note than a bad.
Kupp and Nacua 1-2 punch
The LA Rams finally welcomed back the return of their top offensive star, wide receiver Cooper Kupp. Thankfully, Kupp did not disappoint. While he was held in check for the majority of the second half, Kupp had a solid game in his debut catching 8 passes for 118 yards at 14.8 yards per reception. He did fail to find the endzone. It was not surprising that in a number of incompletions, it appeared that he and Stafford were a little bit out of sync. I can't help but wonder if his injury has made him a step slower or if he's just not quite in football shape yet. QB Matthew Stafford seemed to be out of sync with him as well. It will be worth monitoring moving forward.
A lot of people wondered what would happen with Rams offensive rookie of the year candidate receiver Puka Nacua. Well, I think all questions were answered this week. Nacua hauled in 7 receptions for 71 yards and his second TD on the year. In fact, that was a back-to-back TD game for the young rookie who caught his first TD pass last week for a walk-off victory in OT against the Colts. I think it's safe to say this duo of receivers will work well together and should set-up a lot of success moving forward.