It had been more than a year since Randall Cobb eclipsed 100 yards receiving in a single game, a streak the Packers wideout finally snapped Sunday. Cobb had 108 yards on 9 catches, although it was on the ninth and final grab where the 2014 Pro Bowler feared he might have been seriously injured.
Cobb took a vicious shot to the back and shoulder area from Giants safety Landon Collins. Cobb folded like an accordion and was left lying in a heap. The a hit immediately raised concerns from Packers teammates who were nearby, and within seconds, trainers were at the 26-year-old’s side.
It was a scary moment, even for Cobb, although it turned out he was fine, as he told Ryan Wood for USA Today.
“I laid there for a second,” Cobb said. “Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right.”
Cobb’s 108 yards nearly doubled his output for the season, a welcome sight for Packers fans who know Jordy Nelson can’t carry the passing attack by himself. It will be interesting to see whether this was one big game against a Giants secondary that’s decimated by injuries, or if quarterback Aaron Rodgers and company are getting on a roll.