Randall Cobb Will Play This Week

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Randall Cobb

Randall Cobb

The Green Bay Packers decided to sit receiver and return man Randall Cobb in the season finale to rest his injured ankle, although it sounds like he could have played. He won’t be sitting when the Packers face the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round.

Cobb said it’s 100 percent certain he’ll play this week.

There’s some question what Cobb’s role will be though.

In his absence, the Packers used rookie Jeremy Ross on returns. He responded with a big day, averaging 20.5 yards on two punt returns and 28.7 on three kickoff returns.

After Cobb injured his ankle returning a punt in week 16, coach Mike McCarthy insisted the Packers would keep their leading receiver on returns. Ross’ emergence might make the Packers reevaluate that decision.

Although the Packers lost to the Vikings, you can’t say it was because Cobb wasn’t on the field. The passing game didn’t miss a beat and Greg Jennings stepped up with his best game of the season, catching eight balls for 120 yards and two scores.

Cobb’s return, although welcome, will just add to the wealth of options the Packers have offensively.

If only he could play defense and tackle Adrian Peterson

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5 Comments on "Randall Cobb Will Play This Week"

  1. Maybe its just me, but if I got gashed twice this season by ap, I would not let it happen a third time. I expect a huge game by the packer defense. 31-10 green bay, ap held under 100 yards

  2. Johnny Jolly

    “If only he could play defense and tackle Adrian Peterson…”

    So is Woodson still on the team or what?

  3. peter

    Sorry but the packers def is not set up to stop him. They talked all last week how they weren’t going to let the record happen yet they did their best to give it to him. If they are going to win its going to be on rodgers out scoring ap

  4. With the way the weather is gonna be up here, throwing the ball all over the place will be tougher then it was in a dome. Our defense must show up next week and I believe they will

  5. David

    I think the outdoors will bother Ponder a lot more than Rodgers. Advantage Packers… since they can throw an extra guy in the box rather than keep a safety deep.

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