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Raiders Amari Cooper sets new NFL receiving record

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Think Amari Cooper has been pretty good so far? Check this out.

I think it might be safe to say the Raiders have a good one in Amari Cooper. Through the first six games of this season, he has set a new personal best in receiving yards in a game twice, and last week he began the game going 9 for 9 for 117 yards in the first half alone, finishing with 10 catches for 129 yards.

But it was a catch he made early in the second quarter that quietly set an all-time NFL mark. It was on his fourth catch of the game that went for 13 yards that put him over 500 yards on the season, making him the first in the history of the NFL to surpass 500 yards in the first six games in each of his first two seasons.

Over the first six games last season, he had compiled 519 yards, including going over 100 yards three times. That put him on pace for 1384 yards on the season, but a late season injury had him finish with 1070 which was tops among rookies.

Obviously that’s still a pretty good rookie season and it was enough for him to be named to the Pro Bowl as an alternate.

His 585 yards through six games this season is fourth most in the league behind only Julio Jones, Greg Olsen, and AJ Green. It puts Cooper on pace for 1560 yards on the season. We await what kinds of records he can break if he can keep up that pace.