Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Los Angeles Rams wide-receiver Robert Woods seek to surpass the 1,000 yard mark for the first time in his career. Woods spent his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills never topping over 700 yards. In his second season in the league he came close with 699 yards and set a career best with 58 receptions for 781 yards last season.
When the Rams play the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Woods will need 29 yards to eclipse 1,000 yards. Against the Detroit Lions this past Sunday, Woods had five receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown. After targeted nine times, Jared Goff threw several errant passes missing a wide-open Woods. Goff underthrew him on one play and missed him wide open down the sideline by several yards of overthrowing Woods.
Brandin Cooks, a receiver that plays opposite of Woods, became the second Rams receiver since the 2006 season to go over 1,000 yards, as Kenny Britt accomplished it in 2016 before Cooks. Britt was able to make his only reception in the last game of the season giving 1,007 yards for the year.
The Rams have not produced two receivers going beyond 1,000 yards in the same season since the "Greatest Show On Turf." Torry Holt had reached it with 93 receptions for 1,198 yards and Isaac Bruce 74 receptions for 1,098 yards.
When Woods top that mark against the Bears along with Cooks, the Rams accomplishing this fate will keep the defenses honest. On Sunday Cooks will need 148 yards to break his season career record, as every yard Woods earns, it extends his personal best.
We like to wish Woods good luck with his efforts of making this milestone on Sunday against the Bears. Currently, there are two receiving tandems in the league that has received over 1,000 yards are the Pittsburgh Steeler's Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster and Kansas City Chief's Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. Not for long, Los Angeles Rams Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods will become the third of the season.