Why They Won: Green Bay Packers vs Philadelphia Eagles

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Sep 14, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) and wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) celebrate after the game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Dynamic Duo

I’m obviously referring to the stellar WR combo of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who yet again put up big games.

Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson celebrates with wide receiver Randall Cobb and tight end Richard Rodgers. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

It shouldn’t be surprising in the least; each of them is vastly talented and has been playing well throughout the season.

In this game, Cobb put up the bigger stat-line with a 10-catch 129-yard performance, while Nelson added in a 4-catch 109-yard 1-TD performance. As with most of the season, both made plenty of big plays throughout the game and were major in the victory.

On the year Nelson has been better, but Cobb has been gaining steam on him since the start of the season. Check the stat lines …


Nelson – 60 Catches, 998 Yards, 9 TDs; 5 games with at least 1 50+ yard catch
Cobb – 54 Catches, 779 yards, 10 TDs; TD catch in all but two games

They’ve both put up seasons that should have them in Pro Bowl consideration, and the success should continue as long as there is a guy named Aaron Rodgers under center.