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Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp sustained concussions last week against Seahawks


Devdiscourse News Desk United States
Updated: 11-10-2018 08:00 IST
Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp sustained concussions last week against Seahawks

Los Angeles Rams: After wide receivers, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp each sustained concussions last week against the Seahawks, head coach Sean McVay is optimistic that neither player will miss Sunday's game in Denver.(Image Credit: Twitter)

Arizona Cardinals: In two weeks with Josh Rosen at the helm, Arizona's offence has been hot and cold, hitting on big plays but also struggling for lengthy stretches. Last week, the Cardinals didn't gain more than 39 yards on a drive after a 75-yard TD on their first play. As Rosen sees it, there's an element of bad luck involved in how the team's mistakes have been so evenly distributed. "We have just sort of one-off mental mistakes everywhere," he said. "... Some people make like one mistake, but when you have like eight or nine people making one mistake on separate plays, you almost want to be like, 'Alright guys, let's all screw up this first play together and then play great from now on.'"

Los Angeles Rams: After wide receivers, Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp each sustained concussions last week against the Seahawks, head coach Sean McVay is optimistic that neither player will miss Sunday's game in Denver. Both players took part in Wednesday's walkthrough as they move through the league's concussion protocol. "Unless there are any setbacks, as long as they continue to take steps in the right direction, we feel good about those guys being ready to go," McVay said, adding that Wednesday practices are "more of a mental day" for players, so Cooks and Kupp didn't miss too much.

San Francisco 49ers: The NFL thrust the 49ers into the spotlight on the 2018 schedule with five prime-time games, but that was before Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and the team started 1-4. With the first of those looming Monday night, the league moved a Week 7 Sunday night meeting with the Rams out of the evening slot into the afternoon, the game in which the 49ers are scheduled to wear their throwbacks and honour the 1994 Super Bowl championship team. San Francisco has three other prime-time games later this year: Week 9 on Thursday night vs. Oakland, Week 10 on Monday night vs. the Giants and Week 13 on Sunday night at Seattle, a game that could also get flexed out.

Seattle Seahawks: Like most teams that play in London, the Seahawks will be arriving Wednesday night as they hope to give players extra time to acclimate to the new time zone. "There is some science to it," head coach Pete Carroll said. "We'll try to sleep on the way over and then keeping them up the day that we get there so that they can get a regular night's sleep, a real healthy night's sleep without going to sleep during the day -- that's one of the big issues." The approach is different from that of their opponent, the Raiders, who will arrive Friday morning. Carroll also joked the Seahawks opted against crossing the pond by sea. "We're not taking a boat," he said with a laugh. "We're flying."

(With inputs from agencies.)

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