The Green Bay Packers picked up another statement victory on Sunday and they did it with help from one of their blossoming weapons on offense.
Cobb, the second-year pro with the receiving and running skills to line up almost anywhere on the field, had the best game of his young career in the Packers’ 30-20 win over the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday afternoon.
As Press-Gazette reporter Pete Dougherty writes, the Packers made Cobb a centerpiece in their offense against an ascending young Rams defense that came into this game 3-0 at home. Cobb delivered with 108 yards on nine touches, including three crucial receptions on the clock-eating, game-sealing 80-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that gave the Packers a two-touchdown lead with only 3 minutes, 6 seconds to play.
“He’s a star in the making,” quarterback Aaron Rodgers said of Cobb. “He’s a big-time player.”
Read the rest of Dougherty’s game story here: http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121021/PKR01/121021019/Big-plays-make-difference-win-over-St-Louis?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
*In his Sunday sidebar, Dougherty looks at Rodgers’ returning to his record-setting form from 2011. In his last two games, he’s thrown for 780 yards, nine touchdown passes, no interceptions, a 73.0 completion percentage and a passer rating of 140.8.
Read the rest of Dougherty’s take on Rodgers here: http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121021/PKR01/121021036/Rodgers-continues-his-rebound-against-Rams?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
*Packers rookie cornerback Casey Hayward has made quite the impact so far this season, grabbing his fourth interception of the year on Sunday, writes Press-Gazette reporter Rob Demovsky:
*Press-Gazette sports editor Mike Vandermause looks at the amount of Packers who made the trip to St. Louis over the weekend, which made for a home away from home: http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121021/PKR07/310210384/Mike-Vandermause-column-Raucous-cheeseheads-help-silence-Rams?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
*In our weekly Packers ‘Insider,’ Demovsky gives a thumbs up to the Packers’ passing game and a thumbs down to Mason Crosby’s ugly miss at the end of the first half: http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121021/PKR01/310210383/Insider-Crosby-miss-understandable-ugly?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
*Vandermause breakdowns some of the rants and raves to come out of Sunday’s win: http://www.packersnews.com/article/20121021/PKR01/121021020/Rants-Raves-Nelson-knocks-out-stellar-first-half-performance?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE&nclick_check=1
*We chatted at PackersNews.com following Sunday’s win with many wondering if the Packers’ current receiving corps is the best in the NFL: http://www.packersnews.com/interactive/article/20121021/PKR01/310210154/Green-Bay-Packers-St-Louis-Rams-postgame-chat-Oct-21-2012
*For a look into how the Packers won on Sunday for their first back-to-back victories of the season:
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