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Another week, another Packers rookie report dominated by Randall Cobb data.
Once again, Cobb was the only Green Bay rookie to make a real impact in the Packers' lopsided 45-7 victory over the Vikings in Week 10. Bringing back memories of his spectacular pro debut against the Saints, which was highlighted by a 108-yard kickoff return for a TD, Cobb revved up the Packers' point machine on Monday night with an 80-yard punt return that gave Green Bay a 7-0 lead. The explosive second-round draft pick became the first Packers rookie to return both a punt and a kickoff for TDs in a season.
On a bad note, Cobb's muffed punt return (third fumble in nine games) deep in Green Bay territory set up Minnesota's lone TD, but he made amends with a 55-yard kickoff return on the ensuing possession that helped set up Aaron Rodgers' third TD pass of the game. Cobb also caught all three passes thrown his way for 36 yards.
As for the other Packers rookies, the most worthwhile contributions in the win over Minnesota were the blocks that both seventh-round TE Ryan Taylor and fifth-round TE D.J. Williams provided on Cobb's TD return.
Undrafted rookie OLB Vic So'oto had one tackle and one special-teams assist, and fifth-round rookie MLB D.J. Smith, undrafted rookie RB Brandon Saine and Taylor each had one special-teams tackle.