JOSH OAK, Associated Press
Inglewood, California – Cooper Coop was helpless when the Los Angeles Rams came out on the Super Cup three years ago, could only watch after a knee ligament rupture earlier in the season.
Kupp nearly made it all on Rams ’final return to the title, ending his season of receiving the Triple Crown, accordingly, the MVP Super Bowl award.
Kupp beat Ellie Apple for catching a 1-yard shoulder landing with 1:25, giving Rams his first Super Cup title in Los Angeles with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday 23-20.
The Rams have amassed victory in the game after barely being able to move the ball in their first seven races after Kuppa teammate Odel Beckham Jr. suffered a knee injury. This allowed the Bengals to focus their lighting on the Coupe and help slow it down, but the Rams didn’t care when the game was on the line.
Kupp caught four passes for 39 yards in the winning game, turned the third and 1 with a 7-yard run and scored three penalties near the goal line to create the ground for his victory in the game. It was a worthy completion of one of the greatest seasons and post-season races for the wide receiver.
Kupp joined Jerry Rice (1990), Sterling Sharp (1992) and Steve Smith (2005) as the only players after the merger to lead the NFL in receptions, yards that took and took yards in the same season when he had 145 catches. at 1947 yards and 16 touchdowns to win the AP Offensive Player of the Year.
Performance in the Super Bowl was just as good when he had eight catches for 92 yards and two TDs for his key run. About the only thing Kupp didn’t do was when he missed quarterback Matthew Stafford on a pass for a cunning game in the second half.
It’s very exciting for someone who played his student ball in East Washington’s lower tier before entering the NFL as a third-round pick in 2017. It made an instant impact as a reliable receiver of Rams game slots. His mid-2018 injury left him a spectator when Reims lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots in their previous trip to the Super Cup.
Kupp did it all during this playoff session, setting an NFL record of 33 catches and losing only to Larry Fitzgerald’s outstanding 2008 playoffs (30 catches for 546 yards and seven TDs) with his 478 yards and six TDs in four games.
While Fitzgerald’s magical race ended in defeat after the Steelers rallied to win after his catch was good, Rams ’defense forced Coop to stand up and he happily fell to the lawn before receiving the MVP trophy as a reward.