The wideout has been a force all season and has shown no signs of slowing down.
That means he is approaching some NFL history in Week 18.
But that is just the thing.
He is set to chase some records in the first ever Week 18.
An extra game on the schedule helps the pursuit of all records and Kupp spoke out on that reality this week.
With history in sight, Cooper Kupp weighs in on potentially setting NFL records in a 17-game season: pic.twitter.com/WjNxjkhTuX
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“What those guys did in 16 games, it wouldn’t seem right to, I don’t know, for those to be broken in 17 games,” Kupp said.
That is a humble take and adds a new layer to the pursuit of two records in Week 18.
Chasing Two Different NFL Records
The most notable record Kupp is after is the single-season yardage mark.
Calvin Johnson set the record back in 2012 with 1,964 yards.
The fun bit of trivia is that he did it with Matthew Stafford as his quarterback.
There seems to be something special for receivers when Stafford is the one throwing the ball.
Next up is the single-season reception record.
Michael Thomas recently took the lead in that category with 149 catches back in 2019.
Kupp enters the weekend with 138 on the season.
.@CooperKupp is the gift that keeps on giving.
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This is an interesting discussion because there was a time when the NFL played 12 games.
It then moved to 14 games and then up to 16.
So players certainly had a case to discuss records when each change was made.
There is just a weird feeling about it the first year, which goes along with Kupp’s point.
But in 20 years from now?
Time should end this discussion, yet it will still be fair to note past stats and season length when it comes to Hall of Fame consideration.