The Packers extended their win streak to four games, Aaron Rodgers threw four touchdown tosses, two of which went to Randall Cobb who racked up 202 all-purpose yards today. And one of Cobb's touchdowns, perhaps a passing of the torch so to speak from proven vet to rising star.
"The first one it was supposed to be Donald out there and he pushed me out there and told me to go get it so he gave me that opportunity and once I caught it I just saw a little open space and the safety was there I was able to spin off him and dive into the endzone, Randall Cobb said. When asked why Donald would do that, "I don't know I asked him on the sidelines after and he said I knew you'd make the play so he gave me the opportunity and I was able to go out there and do it.
Randall's getting plenty of opportunities, the receiver and return specialist also lines up in the backfield, and averaged almost ten yards per carry on three totes today.
"Playmakers need the ball in their hands", Mike McCarthy said. "He gives you a great flexibility as far as where we can play him."
Aaron Rodgers said today wasn't his best outing but the placement of his passes were MVP-worthy. One went to James Jones - his career-high eighth td of the season.
"Aaron gave me a shot to go up and get it and I just attacked it", Jones said. "Like I said before its either ours or nobody's and I went up there he gave us an opportunity and went up there and made a play."
And what a play call the toss to Tom Crabtree sneaking out of the backfield, turned into a 72-yard touchdown, Green Bay's longest of the season.
"I pretty much knew from the snap that it was the look we wanted and it was going to work it was just a matter of catching the ball and running in a straight line and hopefully not getting caught," Crabtree explained.
The players admitted after the game Mike McCarthy's promise of an entire week off was huge motivation to win today. As for plans for the bye week, I think Morgan Burnett summed it up best: "Relax, relax, relax... more relax".
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