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After a quiet (by his standards) last few weeks, Cooper Kupp exploded in a big way against the Bengals in Week 8. The highlight of his day was a 65-yard touchdown late in the first half, but he had plenty of big plays working over the middle of the field all day in this one.
The box score is going to look great for Jared Goff, but he did get away with a couple of poor throws that should have resulted in interceptions. He targeted Kupp early and often in this one, and the Bengals had no answer for them all night.
The Bengals' secondary struggled to contain Kupp all game long, especially in the middle of the field where he did his most damage. There were a few occasions where defenders had the opportunity to make an interception, but they were dropped/misplayed. As a result, the defense was unable to make any game-changing plays for their team.
The Bengals' defensive front struggled generating any pressure on Goff, and that resulted in numerous big plays down the field in the passing game for the Rams.