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Amari Cooper is first Raiders receiver in 10 years with 1,000 yards

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Amari Cooper topped 1,000 yards receiving on Sunday. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group file photo)

Amari Cooper topped 1,000 yards receiving on Sunday. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group file photo)

OAKLAND — Amari Cooper became the first Raiders receiver in 10 years to top the 1,000-yard mark during Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

Cooper caught a 41-yard pass during the third quarter to scoot past the 1,000-yard mark. Randy Moss was the last to do it in 2005.

That catch gave him 1,008 yards on the season and he capped that same drive with a 26-yard touchdown reception, his second touchdown catch of the game. This is the first multi-touchdown game of Cooper’s rookie season.

The second touchdown also gave the Raiders a 20-17 lead with 6:48 left in the third quarter. That gave Cooper five catches for 114 yards, his fifth 100-yard game of his career.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.