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WR Randall Cobb - Green Bay Packers

5-10, 191Born: 8-20-1990College: KentuckyDrafted: Round 2

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Despite early reluctance by the coaching staff to expose Cobb to injury, he rose to the top of the punt returner depth chart for the Packers at the start of the season. Micah Hyde is beginning to steal returns away from Cobb, however.

Week 8: at New Orleans Saints

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 43/64 for 519 yards, six TDs and zero interceptions over the past two weeks, relying heavily on his wide receivers. Jordy Nelson (21 targets for 13/187/2 receiving) and Randall Cobb (14 for 11/179/2) have both handled two TDs during that time span, while Davante Adams (nine for 7/98/1) and Andrew Quarless (six for 3/20/1) have found pay-dirt as well. The Packers' passing attack is humming along quite nicely at the season's midway point. The Saints' pass D is ranked 28th in the NFL averaging 270.5 net yards allowed per game, with 11 passing scores given up vs. three interceptions (tied for 24th in the NFL) and nine sacks (tied for 25th) generated to date. They are sub-par just about any way you slice it when it comes to pass D this year. Matthew Stafford rang up 27/40 for 285 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions in a come-from-behind win last week (three sacks for -14 yards taken), while Mike Glennon managed to take the Saints to OT in Week 5 (19/32 for 248 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown, with one sack taken for -1 yards). This is a great matchup for the Packers despite being on the road this weekend.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
4 at CHI 0 0 0 9 7 113 2 0
5 vs MIN 0 0 0 4 3 34 1 0
6 at MIA 1 1 0 7 5 58 1 0
7 vs CAR 1 2 0 7 6 121 1 0
8 at NO PROJ-Dodds 1 * * 5 * * *
8 at NO PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 5 * * *
8 at NO PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 34 / 1 rec)

Randall Cobb didn't get targeted much, but in part that's because quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a grand total of 17 passes and the whole first unit was done by the end of the third quarter. He made the most of his chances though, catching all three including a 20-yard catch and another for a touchdown. On the touchdown play, Rodgers had plenty of time and while Cobb ran deep into the end zone and then cut across the back of it. Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn fell behind Cobb and left him enough room for Rodgers to throw a perfect pass towards the corner and into Cobb's hands for an 8-yard touchdown. On the 20-yard reception Cobb ran a nice post route, finding space between the linebackers who had dropped into coverage and the safety stepping up to cover him. Overall Cobb may not have seen the ball much, but showed he can still produce on small target totals.

2014 Week 6 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 58 / 1 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)

Despite his diminutive stature, Cobb has become a real threat in the red zone. On 3rd-and-goal from the five, Rodgers was immediately under pressure and scrambled right to his right to buy time. Cobb frantically tried to elude his man, first heading left and then breaking back to the right as he saw Rodgers heading that direction. He was able to come wide open just in time to give Rodgers an easy target as they hooked up for a TD for the seventh time this season. Cobb had a couple big catches early. On the first drive of the game, he ran a sharp out route to the right sideline and grabbed a perfectly placed Rodgers pass for a 28-yard gain. He also had a big 14-yard gain on a back shoulder throw down the left sideline early in the 2nd quarter. Cobb had one carry on an end around that went nowhere as the Dolphins were not fooled and Cobb had no room at all to make a play.

2014 Week 7 vs CAR (7 / 6 / 121 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Cobb and Rodgers only failed to connect on one of seven attempts, as a throw sailed a little too high for Cobb to catch it. As was the case all day, Cobb was still wide open and had found a way to gain some separation on the coverage. Cobb ran some very adept routes and sometimes just found himself open because the play lasted longer than the defenders could hold contain. One example of that was on a pass in the middle of the second quarter. On the play, Rodgers scrambled to his right. Cobb ended up splitting two defenders and when Rodgers saw him get open, quickly delivered the ball. After that we got to see how dangerous Cobb can be with the ball in his hands. Cobb shook two defenders, then ran across the field to take advantage of a block. He then turned upfield and accelerated. Cobb was finally forced out of bounds after a 47-yard gain. Cobb's touchdown was also well executed, as he ran a short out while simultaneously forcing space between himself and the defender. By the time the defender was able to react, the ball was in Cobb's hands and in the end zone.

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Latest News

Packers | Randall Cobb in a groove (Thu Oct 23, 09:04 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb said he feels much better about his level of play in recent weeks than he did at the start of the year. 'You just kind of get in a zone,' Cobb said. 'It's like a runner's high, or writing an exam paper and you're on page 7, and the next thing you know you're on page 12. It's just one of those things where you continue to press on, and things happen.'

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Schedule

8@ New Orleans Saints
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Chicago Bears
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12@ Minnesota Vikings
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Atlanta Falcons
15@ Buffalo Bills
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Detroit Lions