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Packers vs Rams: Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb Blow Up Rams Secondary in Win

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21:  Wide receiver Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers makes a nine yard pass reception as cornerback Cortland Finnegan #31 of the St. Louis Rams is penalized for unnecessary roughness on the tackle in the fourth quarter at Edward Jones Dome on October 21, 2012 in St Louis, Missouri. The Packers defeated the Rams 30-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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Andrew GardaFeatured ColumnistJanuary 8, 2017

After five weeks of concern and questions, the Green Bay Packers have responded with two impressive offensive efforts, this week led by the esteemed wide receivers tandem of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.

Nelson and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have recaptured the chemistry which seemed to have been missing to start the season. 

Meanwhile, Cobb has been insanely good no matter how the Packers get him the ball. Not only was he ridiculous, receiving the ball with two touchdowns and 89 yards, but he added a run for 19 yards and continues to do good work returning both punts and kicks.

Of course, as good as the offense was, the ground game continues to struggle without Cedric Benson. Alex Green does not yet appear to be a difference-maker, only able to generate 35 yards on the ground with only 1.75 yards per carry.

The offensive line has something to do with that, and they certainly had issues protecting Rodgers as well. While they only allowed three sacks, Rodgers was flushed from the pocket and running a good chunk of the day.

Defensively, there are still some inconsistencies, but against a team like the Rams, they were easy to overlook.

Three sacks and an interception seem like lower numbers than were expected, though, and there were times when the Rams, minus any real receiving threat, were able to move the ball too easily.

Still, this team has regained its mojo on the whole and looks to add two more wins against Arizona and Jacksonville at home before the bye.

If it can head into the break with a 6-3 record, it will be right in the thick of things.

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