Randall Cobb’s emergence has helped Packers surge

After a slow start to the 2012 season, the Green Bay Packers appear to have returned to being the Green Bay Packers offense of old.

The reason: the emergence of Randall Cobb.

At least that’s part of the explanation, says quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The improvement of Cobb, the second-year wide receiver out of Kentucky, has gone a long way in the past couple of games toward returning explosiveness to the Packers’ offense.

Writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, “The last two weeks, they’ve been able to dictate the action and force teams to play more than just one coverage against them all game long. The combination of more rushing attempts, better play by Rodgers and the emergence of Randall Cobb has contributed to the change.”

Cobb caught all eight passes that were thrown his way Sunday, including two for touchdowns. He gained 89 yards on those eight catches, including 39 yards on one touchdown grab.

In the past two games, Cobb has caught 15 passes for 191 yards and two scores. He’s averaging 12.7 yards a catch.

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