Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Next Sunday, when the Los Angeles Rams steps on the field with the Detroit Lions at Ford Field, they will have two receivers attempting to accomplish a mark that hasn't happened since the 2006 season. The mark is something that lasts achieved by Torry Holt 93 receptions for 1,198 yards and Isaac Bruce 74 reception for 1,098 yards.
In just 11 games into the 2018 NFL season, Brandin Cooks lacks 36 yards, and Robert Woods needs 96 yards to achieve the accomplishment. Cooks with 59 receptions for 964 yards and Woods with 59 reception for 904 yards are providing Jared Goff with targets. Despite losing receiver Cooper Kupp to two games for a bad knee and a season-ending injury, Kupp was on a pace to surpass the 1,000 mark as well.
Strangely enough, as it may sound with three receivers accomplishing 1,000 yards, it took tens years for a Rams receiver to surpass 1,000 yards. Kenny Britt accomplished it in 2016 with 1,002 receiving yards, and Brandon Lloyd in 2011 came close with 966 yards receiving.
Head Coach Sean McVay has this Rams offense looking very intimidating and don't be surprised with four players at one point accomplishing the mark. That is correct four, when adding the play catching ability of Todd Gurley and Cooks, Kupp, and Woods remain healthy, it may just happen.
The Rams will see a Lions defense that is very aggressive in the defensive backfield and a pass rush led by Ziggy Ansah. The Lions are coming off a lost to the Chicago Bears at Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day will look to knock off the Rams. The last time these two teams played, quarterback Matthew Stafford engineered a comeback late in the fourth quarter to beat the Rams 31-28.
To be clear, this is not a Jeff Fisher coached team nor 2016; the Rams will come to play to beat the Lions hopefully clinch the NFC West Division if Seattle Seahawks should win on Sunday.