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Last season, the Green Bay Packers swept the Chicago Bears in their season series, and Chicago isn’t looking for a repeat in Week 2.
The two sides will kickoff their NFC North rivalry this year in primetime on Thursday Night Football. Even though Chicago enters this one with a better record, 1-0, that doesn’t mean in any way, shape or form that they have an advantage over the Packers.
Green Bay enters the game still with one of, if not the most lethal offenses in the NFL. They can put points on the board in a hurry, which is why the first key to Chicago’s victory may be the most important.
Key 1: Establish the run and time of possession
This one is centered around what the Washington Redskins were able to accomplish against the New Orleans Saints. They’ve provided a blueprint on how to beat the elite quarterbacks in this league. Don’t let them on the field.
The way a team does that, establish the run and work the clock.
Chicago has the combination of backs to do just that in Matt F...
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Could we see Packers KR/WR Randall Cobb on the reverse in 2012?
Despite losing to the 49ers last weekend, several things jumped out at me about the Packers; their offense can be as powerful as it was last year but look like they are going to need some time to get “tuned up”, the defense isn’t as bad as it was last year, but it’s still the weakness of the team, and the Packers...
Cobb proved to be a tough matchup for the 49ers in week one.
If there was one positive thing that the Green Bay Packers took away from week one on the offensive side of the ball it was the production and effectiveness of second-year wide receiver Randall Cobb.
Cobb, who was a second round draft pick of the Packers out of Kentucky in 2011, showed his versatility by lining...
Few good things can be said about the Green Bay Packers season opening 30-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. One of the few things that will jump off of the game file was the emergence of the Packers’ newest deadly threat, Randall Cobb. Over the course of the preseason, the Packers have made it [...]
According to Chris Wesseling of NBCSports.com, Alex Flanagan of the NFL Network reported that Packers head coach Mike McCarthy plans on getting the ball to Randall Cobb “as much as he can” during tonight’s game against the Bears.
Cobb is an athletic versatile receiver that also lined up in the Packers’ back field during last week’s game against the 49ers.
The Green Bay Packers offense was already one of the most fantasy friendly before the emergence of Randall Cobb. A group that included 2 Top 10 WR’s in Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson, along with Top 6 TE Jermichael Finley, it was the type of team fantasy owners drool over. That was all before Randall Cobb unleashed on Sunday, now this just became an even more incredible fantasy...
After lining up all over the formation in week one, Randall Cobb is back at tonight vs the Bears. Nice little 28 yard run here. Could he be the Packers version of Percy Harvin? We will see. Thanks to @sbnation for the GIF.
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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel confirms the Packers plan to utilize WR/KR Randall Cobb as an “omnipresent mismatch” on offense. After playing in the backfield just twice all of last season, Cobb lined up there 20 times in the opener in addition to 15 snaps at receiver.
“That package provides some match up problems,” Cobb said. Cobb went on to say, ”We...
Randall Cobb had 9 targets last week, all of them resulting in a catch. Add to that the 75 yard touchdown run and the snaps that he saw in the backfield and you’ve got yourself a pretty intriguing option for tonight. Especially when you consider that Greg Jennings is listed as doubtful.
The problem, as always with the Packers, is the plethora of options at Aaron Rodgers disposal...
It's like we're all lining up shoulder-to-shoulder and doing gassers. The new NFL schedule does not allow us to pause and catch our collective breath.
You haven't even moved past the final game of Week 1. You're still pondering the long-snapping issues that plagued the Raiders. You're still wondering how Philip Rivers didn't put forth a larger final point...
Week 1 is now in the books, and thus it’s time to over react to all the players that over- and under-performed this week.
Here are the players you should be looking to add, who are available in most formats, so you can either salvage your winless seasons or maintain those undefeated records:
Waiver Wire Pickups
Randall Cobb, WR, GB (47% owned in Yahoo!, 8.8% FOX)
Last season the Green Bay Packers had an excellent record. When the game was on the line, they pulled it off in the crunch. Television commentators loved the last-minute heroics; the analysts earned their pay describing the last second plays. The highlights were thrilling on recap. All instant. Everyone was happy.
Wins create their own environment. Everyone is on an adrenaline rush...
The oldest rivalry in the National Football League is set to add meeting No. 186 to the ledger when the Chicago Bears pay visit to their NFC North rival Green Bay Packers Thursday night. The Packers have won the last four meetings and look to avoid back-to-back home losses in the regular season for the first time since 2009.The Bears enter the contest with an impressive 41-21 rout...
Hot Pickups – Week Two
Alfred Morris – Say what you will about the Shanahaningans in Washington but anyone who actually watched this game will realize Morris is the feature back in this offense. Yes, he may not be on the field much when the Skins are playing from behind, but if you saw RGIII and his veteran poise on Sunday, you would agree that may not be much at all this season...
With two offensive lines disinclined to block anyone and a Packers receiving corps that is obligated to drop every other pass, we’ve got seven sacks and 13 points at the break, most of those points coming from a fake field goal for a touchdown. The two offenses that Mayock described as high-powered are not very high on power but possibly something else. Meanwhile, Cedric Benson...