Michael Brockers

Cooper Kupp and Rams receivers make few rookie mistakes in season-opening win over Colts

Cooper Kupp and Rams receivers make few rookie mistakes in season-opening win over Colts

Rams receiver Cooper Kupp caught his first touchdown pass and followed it with a rookie mistake: He tossed the ball to the referee.

After Sunday’s season-opening 46-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at the Coliseum, Kupp hoped the ball would be identified and returned to him.

“That was probably not a good idea,” Kupp said, chuckling.

It wasn’t a flawless performance for the third-round pick from Eastern Washington, but Kupp’s production — four catches for 76 yards, including the 18-yard score — made for an impressive debut.

“It was a lot of fun,” Kupp said after the game. “Any time your team can put together a win like this collectively —...

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