Cobb guarantees return this week-- Mon Dec 31 6:15 pm --
Recovering from sprained ankle
The decision not to play wide receiver Randall Cobb did not cost the Green Bay Packers the way some might have thought.
Cobb was held out of the game because of an ankle he sprained last week against Tennessee. On Friday, Cobb had practiced on a limited basis, but it wasn't enough to prove to the medical staff that it was worth the risk playing him against the Minnesota Vikings.
Asked whether he was confident he would play against the Vikings in the playoff opener next week, Cobb said, "100%." (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
FF Today's Take:Even if the Packers didn't get the result they wanted, they may have found enough reason to lessen Cobb's load on special teams. The Packers were able to fill Cobb's void both on offense and special teams. Jeremy Ross took his first kick return of the year 44 yards - after two touchbacks - and generated a 28.3-yard average on three returns against the Vikings.