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Cooper Kupp on Pace to Break Calvin Johnson's NFL Receiving Record

Adam Taylor McKillop
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp leads the league in receiving and is on pace to break Calvin Johnson's all-time NFL record.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp leads the league in receiving and is on pace to break Calvin Johnson's all-time NFL record. / Ronald Martinez/GettyImages
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There's a new No. 1 wide receiver across the entire NFL, and that's none other than Cooper Kupp of the Los Angeles Rams. The fifth-year Rams wideout has been the beneficiary of Matthew Stafford now running the offense and is one pace for an historic receiving year.

Kupp is on pace to break the all-time great Calvin Johnson's single-season receiving yards record. Johnson set this insane mark at 1,964 yards in 2012, with Stafford and the Detroit Lions.

Cooper Kupp NFL Record

Kupp leads the league in almost every statistical receiving category, including receptions (56), yards (809), TDs (9) and yards per game (115.6).

His current rate suggests this record could be broken in the Rams' 17th and final game of the season. It will be tight, though as Kupp currently tracks towards finishing the year with 1,965 yards. He's also on pace to finish with 22 receiving touchdowns, which would trail only Randy Moss' 23 TDs in 2007.

Kupp and the Rams continued to roll on Sunday and notched their sixth win of the year. At 6-1, the Rams hold the fourth-best odds (+950) to win Super Bowl 56 on FanDuel Sportsbook.


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