The Green Bay Packers have struggled to find success over the last several weeks that have seen them drop four out of their last five games that have put their playoff hopes up in the air.
However, the Packers are set to get back some much-needed help offensively with veteran wide receiver Randall Cobb on track to make his return to the field after missing the last three straight games due to a lingering hamstring injury. With that in mind, Cobb has voiced much excitement about being able to get back on the field and help Aaron Rodgers push his team in the right direction at home against the Arizona Cardinals.
“I’m excited to get back out there because I know with all the noise that’s been said over the past week about him, he’s getting ready to light everybody up this week,” Cobb said after Thursday’s practice. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to helping him out.”
The Packers have notably struggled over the last five weeks as the team has failed to top 20 points three times over that stretch, with those three instances coming in the last four contests. Much of this has put more scrutiny on Rodgers' play as he has been unable to get his team over the edge in each of those losses.
That said, Green Bay could be in store for a bounce-back game against the Cardinals this week, especially with Cobb back in the mix as he provides another element to the team. He has struggled to stay on the field this season, having played in just five games where he has 26 catches for 258 receiving yards and a touchdown. The bulk of that production came in the season opener against the Bears, where he had nine catches for 142 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Beyond that, it is clear that the Packers are motivated to get back on track at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.