Packers get huge boost ahead of Thursday night game vs. Titans

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The Green Bay Packers will get a huge boost on offense tonight, with Randall Cobb set to return against the Tennessee Titans.

The Green Bay Packers take on the Tennessee Titans in primetime tonight, and they will be getting some help on offense.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Packers are expected to activate wide receiver Randall Cobb from injured reserve ahead of tonight’s game.

This is great news for Green Bay’s offense ahead of a huge matchup against Tennessee.

Randall Cobb return great news for Packers offense

Not only is Cobb one of Aaron Rodgers’ greatest-ever targets, but he was off to an excellent start in 2022 before the injury.

In the six games he played, Cobb made 18 catches for 257 yards. An impressive 12 of his 18 receptions were for first downs, according to Pro Football Reference, which highlights his importance at key moments in games.

Rookie wide receiver Christian Watson enjoyed a breakout, three-touchdown performance last week against the Dallas Cowboys.

Cobb’s return will only help Watson, too.

With Watson’s speed, defenses are forced to respect his ability to hurt them deep down the field. He caught touchdowns of 58, 39, and seven yards last week.

But with Cobb returning, defenses will also need to worry about the middle of the field. Watson can clear space for Cobb, and the opposite can also be true.

Cobb is still an excellent slot receiver, and it could help create opportunities for Watson to get open deep downfield.

For this offense to build on last week’s performance, Aaron Rodgers needs to be at his best. Getting back one of his most trusted receivers sure helps.

When Cobb was carted off against the New York Jets, the fear was that his season, and potentially career, was over. But he is set to return only five weeks later, and he could have a key role to play for the Packers down the stretch.