OAKLAND – Amari Cooper didn’t have a catch last week against Denver. Against Green Bay, the Raiders’ rookie receiver had a big day.
It put him over the 1,000-yard mark on the year, the first time a Raider has exceeded that plateau since Randy Moss did it in 2005. Cooper broke through on a 41-yard catch deep down the right sideline midway through the third quarter of Sunday’s game.
Cooper wasn’t done on that drive. He created space a few plays later and hauled in a 26-yard touchdown to give the Raiders a 20-17 lead with under seven minutes left in the third quarter. 29 Cooper also had a 19-yard touchdown catch in the second half.
Cooper becomes the first Raiders rookie to reach 1,000 receiving yards, and has lived up to expectations of being the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL draft.