Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) reacts to scoring the winning touchdown during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 33-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Randall Cobb Game-Winner gets Packers into NFL Playoffs

Green Bay Packers receiver Randall Cobb returned for Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears after the team activated him today from the injured reserve list. The former Kentucky Wildcats great has been sidelined since the team’s Week 6 win over the Baltimore Ravens with a leg injury that was set to cost him “multiple weeks” and ended up being worse, as he’s missed nearly the entire season now.

But he returned just in time, as late in the game Sunday, Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers hit Cobb for a 48-yard TD to give the Packers a 33-28 lead with 38 seconds left:

“I don’t even think I slept last night, I was just so excited to play again,” Cobb said. “Kind of like a little kid, I’m grateful, I’m grateful for the opportunity to put the green and gold back on and be able to play. It was kind of a surreal day for me.”

“Oh, my gosh, it was in the air for so long,” Cobb said. “‘You better not drop it. If you drop it, they’re going to kill you, everybody. You better catch it. Just catch the ball. Body-catch it if you have to. Do whatever you have to do,’ and I was able to make the catch.”


Cobb now figures to be a key weapon for the Pack as they look to make a run through the NFL playoffs.



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