What became a common occurrence last season took until week 7 this year for the Raiders; they have someone named offensive player of the week. It’s Amari Cooper who takes home the honor for his week 7 performance in a win over the Chiefs.
Coop caught 11 passes for a career-high 210 yards and 2 touchdowns in the game. He scored the Raiders’ first two touchdowns of the game from 38 and 45 yards out.
In addition, he made key plays on other Raiders’ scoring drives in the game including a 12-yard catch on their third touchdown drive, a 21-yard catch on their drive for a field goal early in the 4th quarter, and a 39-yard catch on their final game-winning drive.
Coop had the second best receiving game in Raiders’ history. You have to go back to 1963 to find a better game by a Raiders receiver.
This is the first Player of the Week honor for a Raiders player since kicker Giorgio Tavecchio took home Special Teams Player of the Week in the team’s week one win in Tennessee.