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Randall Cobb scores first 2 TDs of 2021 season against Steelers

Article written by:On3 imageZack Geoghegan

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Have yourself a day, Randall Cobb.

Through the first three weeks of the 2021 NFL season, Cobb, who played at Kentucky from 2008-10 and is now with the Green Bay Packers, had not registered a touchdown yet. But in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon, Cobb found his groove.

The former Wildcat hauled in not one, but two touchdown catches from quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the Packers’ (3-1) 27-17 victory over Pittsburgh. Cobb finished the day with five receptions on six targets for 69 yards and the two scores. Before Sunday? He had just four catches for 58 yards all year.

Cobb was initially drafted by the Packers with the 64th pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. He spent the first eight seasons of his pro career in Green Bay, making the Pro Bowl in 2014 while having a very successful run as a premier wideout in the league catching passes from Rodgers.

A hamstring injury in 2018, his last with the Packers, wound up costing him nearly half the season. Cobb would later sign a one-year deal to play for the Dallas Cowboys in 2019 where he recorded 828 yards and three touchdowns. That stretch would earn him a three-year, $27 million contract with the Houston Texans the following offseason. After a slightly down year in 2020, the Packers traded for Cobb at the request of Rodgers.

It took a few weeks for the two to rediscover their chemistry, but they sure did find their stride against the Steelers.

You think Rodgers is glad to have Cobb back? We emphatically say yes.

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2022-08-11