In this past weekend's fantasy football mailbag, APC's Jon Barnett took a question about Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb and his lack of catches and yards to start the season. We're not saying that this in particular spurred on Cobb to have a breakout game on Sunday night, but we're not saying it didn't.
Regardless, Cobb found open windows in the New York Giants' defense and exploited them early and often to post his biggest statistical game in over a year. Cobb had not racked up that many yards in 19 games, and had not caught as many passes since late in the 2014 season.
All in all, that performance puts Cobb back on the map both as a target that should strike fear into the hearts of defensive coordinators and in terms of the Packers' gameplans for future weeks - as long as the hit he took on his ninth and final catch does not make him miss any time.
With the first quarter of the Packers' 2016 season wrapped up, look for some pieces over the next few days looking at the team's performance over the first month of the season. Until then, chew on some Cheese Curds.
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Cobb had by far the best day of his young season, racking up 108 yards on nine receptions; Adams did the same, with 5 catches for 85 and a score.
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That performance was capped off by a 13-yard catch to move the chains and clinch the Packers' victory, a play that was punctuated by a hard hit to Cobb's head and neck that left him hurting and taking it easy getting up off the ground. Thankfully, he does not have a concussion but is going through some precautionary tests this week.
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Meanwhile, Lacy is going through more tests this week as well, and the Packers should have a better idea of what he can do today when the team starts to practice for Sunday's game. If the Packers sign a running back today or tomorrow, that will be a good sign that the injury is a bit serious.
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Jacob Schum's gross punting average now sits just a hair above 40 yards - the punter's equivalent of baseball's Mendoza Line. Schum's 40.4 average is three and a half yards lower than Tim Masthay's 43.9 from a year ago, and the inconsistency has been just as maddening.
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The Packers' elite run defense will certainly have their work cut out for them on Sunday afternoon, with Elliott and the great Cowboys' offensive line coming to town.