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Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb Listed Probable For Green Bay Packers Wild Card Match Up


The Green Bay Packers have listed two extremely important receiving options for Aaron Rodgers as probable for Sunday’s third meeting with the rival Minnesota Vikings. This game has a lot more meaning than the previous two, because both teams are playing for keeps even moreso than last team. That importance is especially pronounced for the Packers, because they are coming off of a loss to the Vikings and cannot fall for a loss to a divisional rival twice in a row.

Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have both been listed probable for the Green Bay Packers, and Cobb was the team’s best receiver this season with 80 receptions for 954 yards and an excellent eight touchdowns. However, it was Jordy Nelson who was the most valiant one in the loss with 87 receiving yards on three big passing plays.

Cobb will be matched up against another player who comes to this game injured in Minnesota Vikings shutdown cornerback Antoine Winfield. Due to his broken hand and soft cast, Winfield cannot play as physical with Cobb, but he is still one of the most physical corners in the league. He’s also one of the best, so we’ll see what the Packers young wideout can do.

Nelson will be facing a subpar slot corner on Sunday, so he should be in for a huge day even though he is dealing with knee issues. Cobb is on the injury report with an ankle injury after not playing in the regular season finale against Minnesota because of it. He’s playing in the NFC Wild Card game, though, and Nelson will also be there with him to try and lead the Packers passing attack in a matchup that they hold the advantage in.

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