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Our House, Our Stories: Cooper Kupp's triple crown-winning season
A visual look-back at Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp's historic 2021 season and the work that went into it. 
By Stu Jackson Apr 28, 2022
Photographs By Brevin Townsell/LA Rams; title image by Jared Martinez

Cooper Kupp went on a record-setting tear in 2021, becoming the fourth wide receiver since the 1970 merger to lead the league in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as the Rams went on to win Super Bowl LVI.

Here's a visual look-back at the wide receiver's historic campaign.

The Work Begins

Preparation for the 2021 season kicks off with organized team activities workouts in the spring, and later training camp in Irvine.

During training camp, the chemistry between Kupp and new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford becomes vary apparent. The two routinely connect on passes at all levels of the field.



Kupp starts off his 2021 season with a bang, going for seven catches for 108 yards and one touchdown in a 34-14 win over the Bears.

Kupp then pops off with nine catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-24 win the Colts in Indianapolis in Week 2. He would later earn NFC Offensive Player of the Month for September after posting 30 receptions for 431 yards and five touchdowns overall across the first four weeks of the season.


The Dominant December

Reminiscent of his start to the season, Kupp scorches opposing defenses for a whopping 40 receptions for 497 yards and five touchdowns as the Rams mount a four-game win streak across Weeks 13-16 that grows to five with a win over the Ravens in Baltimore in Week 17.

With his 118 receiving yards against the 49ers in Week 18, Kupp sets a franchise record with his 11th 100-yard receiving game of the season. It was previously held by Torry Holt, who had 10 in 2003.

He also hits 1,947 receiving yards, plus 145 receptions and 16 receiving touchdowns at the end of the regular season with that performance, clinching the NFL's first receiving triple crown since the Panthers' Steve Smith in 2005. It provides a strong case for the AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year Award he eventually receives, too.

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Cooper Klutch

After dispatching the Cardinals 34-11 in the Wild Card Round, the Rams' Divisional Round game against the Bucs went down to the wire.

Los Angeles needed a momentum-changing play after Tampa Bay tied the game 27-27 on a late touchdown. Enter Kupp, who hauled in a 44-yard catch to set up kicker Matt Gay's game-winning field goal.

Then, in the NFC Championship game against the 49ers, Kupp has a key 25-yard catch-and-run on the drive that set up the go-ahead field goal in an eventual 20-17 Rams win that sends them to the Super Bowl. Overall, his 142 receiving yards gave him his 13th 100-yard receiving game between the regular season and the playoffs, breaking Michael Irvin's record held since 1995.

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Kupp was not done stepping up when it mattered most, as he grabbed the go-ahead touchdown from Stafford to help the Rams win Super Bowl LVI 23-20 over the Bengals.

He finishes with eight receptions for 92 yards and two touchdowns to earn Super Bowl MVP honors.

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The Work Continues

Kupp is already back to the grind preparing for the 2022 season, participating in the team's voluntary offseason workouts.

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