The Los Angeles Rams are set to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card Round on Saturday and could get a big boost from the return of two key players. Cooper Kupp and Michael Brockers are on the COVID-19 injured reserve list but are on track to come off it this week ahead of the Rams’ first playoff game, according to ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry.
Kupp led Los Angeles in receptions (92) and receiving yards (974). He could be crucial to his team’s success against a Seahawks defense that gave up the second-most passing yards in the NFL in 2020. Kupp amassed 13 receptions for 116 yards in two meetings with Seattle during the regular season.
Brockers is a key part of the Rams defense, which ranked second in the NFL with 53 sacks during the regular season. Los Angeles sacked Russell Wilson 11 times during the regular season and having a completely healthy defensive line could help contain one of the NFL’s more elusive quarterback.