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Browns WR Amari Cooper ties NFL record, sets team record with big game in Week 16

NFL history is tied, Browns record set as Amari Cooper goes over 200 yards again

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Houston Texans Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns have dealt with injury after injury all of the 2023 NFL season. That continued in Week 16 versus the Houston Texans with a number of players ruled out during the game.

The highlight for the Browns was the connection between QB Joe Flacco and WR Amari Cooper.

It started early with Flacco hitting Cooper on a deep pass for 53 yards on the first play after the opening kickoff. The veteran duo connected on a 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and added his third touchdown reception in the third quarter.

With Cleveland up 29 in the fourth quarter, Cooper was pulled from the game but the Texans came back leading to Flacco and Cooper returning to the game. With one more catch for 13 yards, Cooper topped the team’s single-game record, 261 yards by Josh Gordon.

Cooper also tied an NFL record for most games with 200 or more yards receiving in a career:

Any list with Lance Alworth, the first AFL player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and Calvin Johnson, the physically dominant receiver for years, is going to be impressive.

Earlier in the game, the veteran receiver became the first Browns receiver ever to post back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

Cooper’s final line is mind-boggling: 11 receptions, 265 yards, two touchdowns.

On top of that, Flacco hit Cooper for a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter.


What word would you use to describe Cooper’s impressive day?