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Raiders’ WR Amari Cooper solid in win over New York

Cary Edmundson - USA TODAY Sports

Oakland got its fourth win of the year Sunday against the New York Jets.

Raiders’ wide out Amari Cooper was targeted nine times, collecting five passes for 46 yards. The former Alabama standout averaged 9.2 yards per catch, with a long of 13 yards. All five of Cooper’s receptions came on scoring drives for the Raiders.

He leads all NFL rookie receivers in receptions (38) and receiving yards (565).

Cooper has three touchdowns. Oakland’s quarterback Derek Carr has targeted Cooper 59 times this season. Oakland defeated New York 34-20, improving to 4-3. Cooper and Oakland will travel to Heinz Field next week to face Pittsburgh.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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