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NFL Locals: League-leading receiver Cooper Kupp continues to dominate opposing defenses

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 31, 2021

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) makes a catch in front of Houston Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Houston.   (Associated Press)
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) makes a catch in front of Houston Texans cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (26) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, in Houston.  (Associated Press)
By Jason Shoot The Spokesman-Review

Opposing defenses have yet to find a way to stop, let alone slow down, Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp.

The former Eastern Washington star had seven receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown to lead the Rams to a 38-22 victory at Houston on Sunday.

His 11-yard touchdown catch midway through the third quarter gave L.A. a 31-0 lead.

Kupp leads the NFL in receptions (63), yards (924) and touchdowns (10). Targeted a league-high 90 times, he also tops the league in catches of 20 yards or more (15) and receptions resulting in a first down (41).

New England receiver Kendrick Bourne (EWU) reeled in four catches for 38 yards in a 27-24 road win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Carolina linebacker Frankie Luvu (WSU) was credited with three tackles and a half-sack in a 19-13 win at Atlanta.

Seattle defensive end Benson Mayowa (UI) made three tackles in a 31-7 rout of Jacksonville at home.

Defensive end Samson Ebukam (EWU) had two tackles and a sack for San Francisco in a 33-22 win at Chicago. Ebukam chased down Bears quarterback Justin Fields for a 14-yard loss on third-and-10 with 5 minutes remaining, forcing a punt with the 49ers clinging to a 30-22 lead.

Philadelphia quarterback Gardner Minshew (WSU) completed 2 of 2 passes for 11 yards and steered the offense to a late field goal in the Eagles’ 44-6 win at Detroit.

Buffalo’s Taiwan Jones (EWU) made one tackle in kickoff coverage in the Bills’ 26-11 home victory against Miami.

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