Browns: Amari Cooper impacted two stadiums at the same time
Amari Cooper emptied the stadium in Maryland but was being cheered in Green Bay as he helped the Cleveland Browns beat the Washington Commanders
Amari Cooper had his first 100-yard day and two-touchdown performance since the Cleveland Browns loss to the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 20. This time, however, he led his team to a 21-10 win over the Washington Commanders.
Cooper managed to gain 105 yards with two touchdowns on just three receptions as he helped dash the Commanders’ playoff hopes. He also became a bit of a hero in Green Bay as Packers fans let out a loud cheer when they were shown his second touchdown on the big screen.
Cooper’s impact was felt several states away but he was affecting fans watching him as well.
Amari Cooper might drink free in Green Bay this offseason, but not in D.C.
While Green Bay fans were thrilled with Cooper, those in attendance were not. The Commanders fans in Landover, Maryland have been hurt by Cooper before but this was different.
He spent four seasons as a rival with the Dallas Cowboys but now that he was in the AFC North, he wasn’t supposed to hurt them anymore. Yet, here he was hauling in his second touchdown of the game, putting an end to their playoff hopes.
That led to the fans getting up and leaving in droves with more than five minutes to play.
Cooper played Washington seven times while with Dallas, once while with Oakland, and now once with Cleveland. In those nine games, he has 45 receptions for 755 yards with eight touchdowns.
Cleveland is out of the playoff picture but they can still play spoiler to other teams. They did that this weekend to Washington, and it was much to the amusement of those in Green Bay.
After the game, Deshaun Watson was thrilled to talk about his new No. 1 wide receiver and reminded us all that Cooper did this while still battling an injury. As he said, the sky is the limit when he gets healthy.