LONDON — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff when mentioned he shared a telepathic connection with receiver Cooper Kupp. On Sunday, in a 24-10 victory more than the Cincinnati Bengals at Wembley Stadium, their connection appeared sturdy as Kupp caught seven passes for a profession-higher 220 yards and a touchdown.
In the initially half alone, Kupp caught 5 passes for 165 yards, surpassing his preceding profession higher of 162 yards set final season in Week four against the Minnesota Vikings.
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Kupp’s initially half integrated 21-, 25-, 31-, 23- and 65-yard receptions — the final 1 on an improbable double-reverse flea-flicker. Goff handed off to Kupp, who handed off to receiver Robert Woods, who flipped the ball back to Goff, who then launched a 65-yard pass to Kupp for a touchdown.
Kupp’s 165 initially-half getting yards had been the most by a Rams player considering that Marshall Faulk had 168 on Dec. 26, 1999, against the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN Stats & Facts.
All 5 of Kupp’s initially-half receptions went for at least 20 yards, creating him the initially player to achieve such a feat in a single half considering that former Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson in Week 17 of 2011 against the Green Bay Packers.
In the second half, Kupp caught a 40-yard pass that helped place the Rams in position for a three-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley.
Describe the game in two words: Job total. It wasn’t generally fairly, but 10 days right after the Rams departed on a two-game road trip, with stops in Atlanta and London, they will return to Los Angeles two-, and stay in the hunt for a third straight division title.
QB breakdown: Goff continued to create momentum from final Sunday’s functionality, finishing 17 of 31 passes for 372 yards and two touchdowns against the Bengals. In the second quarter, Goff dropped a completely-placed pass behind the defense for a 31-yard touchdown to Josh Reynolds, then later threw a 65-yard pass off a double-reverse completely to Kupp, who ran it in for a touchdown.
Operating-back tracker: Ahead of the game, coach Sean McVay mentioned the Rams necessary to “be far more effective in the run game, snap in and snap out, and type of figure out that identity.” It didn’t seem the run-game riddle was solved against the Bengals, as Gurley rushed for 44 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and did not play in the fourth quarter. Rookie Darrell Henderson rushed for 49 yards on 11 carries and caught a six-yard pass. It will be exciting to see if they come up with any options throughout the bye week to get the run game moving.
Promising trend: Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is the newest victim of the Rams pass rush. A week right after sacking Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan 5 occasions, they sacked Dalton on 5 occasions. Outdoors linebacker Dante Fowler Jr., coming off a profession-higher 3 sacks against Ryan, had 1.five sacks Sunday, as did Obo Okoronkwo, who was playing in only his second game on defense. Aaron Donald had a sack, and Michael Brockers and Cory Littleton every had 1/two sack.