INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The Los Angeles Rams’ first touchdown of the season looked familiar: quarterback Matthew Stafford to wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
After three drives without scoring a point, Kupp caught a 4-yard touchdown pass on second-and-goal, managing to stay in bounds in the corner of the end zone with three minutes left in the second quarter.
Kupp now has a receiving touchdown in seven straight games, including the playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. He also has 17 receiving touchdowns since the start of last season, three more than any other player over that span, and seven receiving TDs from inside the 5-yard line since the start of last season. The latter number breaks a tie with Mike Evans for the most in the NFL.
After the touchdown catch, Kupp had six catches for 48 yards and the score. The Rams trailed the Buffalo Bills 10-7.
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Kupp’s former teammate Odell Beckham Jr., in attendance at SoFi Stadium, was a fan of the play.
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