Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
For the first time since the 2006 season, the Los Angeles Rams have produced two 1,000 yard receivers in the same year. The accomplishment last achieved by future Hall of Famers Torry Holt (93 receptions for 1,198 yards) and Isaac Bruce (74 reception for 1,098 yards).
Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks surpassed the 1,000 mark last week in the game against the Detroit Lions with a 26-yard reception. Cooks remarkably have accomplished this for the fourth consecutive time in his career. He was able to do this twice with the New Orleans Saints, last season with the New England Patriots, and this season with the Rams.
However, joining Cooks is hometown favorite, Robert Woods, for the first time in his career accomplishing this fate. Woods spent his first four seasons with the Buffalo Bills never topping 700 yards. He came close in his second season with 699 yards and set a career year in yardage last season with 781 yards with 58 receptions.
Woods entered the game needing 29 yards to get to 1,000 yards, but he had to earn them on a good Bears defense. On a freezing night at
Soldier Field, the question was concerned if Rams Jared Goff would hand the inclement weather. However, Goff was able to hit Woods on passes of 9, 5, 0, 5, 7, and 21 to surpass his mark.
When Sean McVay introduced as head coach, he worked quickly at getting Woods signed as one of the first free-agent acquisition. The dividend paid well early in the season for the Rams before his shoulder injury against the Minnesota Vikings. However, we cannot forget his 97-yard touchdown reception against the Houston Texans at home, nor the third-down and 33 against the New York Giants for the touchdown.
Woods has been a great contributor for the Rams offense, and even losing receiver Cooper Kupp for the season, and he has stepped in Kupp's role perfectly remaining a threat.
Congratulations to Robert Woods on his first 1,000-yard season, and the Rams as they continue to set offensive records.