Green Bay Packers wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb combined for 238 receiving yards in a 53-20 rout of the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 16. It was their ninth time to combine for over 200 yards, breaking a team record that stood for 30 years.
Green Bay Packers wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb have broken a 30-year team record for combined receiving yards in a single game.
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Nelson (109 yards) and Cobb (129 yards) combined for 238 receiving yards in the 53-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Nov. 16, eclipsing the previous record which Donald Driver and Greg Jennings tied in 2008, per Eric Goska of The Green Bay Press-Gazette (via PackersNews.com):
"Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb showed the Eagles and the nation how to start fast.
"In the process they erased a franchise record that has stood for 30 years.
"Cobb and Nelson combined for more than 200 receiving yards Sunday as the Packers overwhelmed the Eagles 53-20 at Lambeau Field. It was the fifth time this season the duo has surpassed the milestone.
"Philadelphia and its hyper-paced offense had nothing on Nelson and Cobb. At halftime, the two had more yards receiving (206) than the entire Eagles team had rushing and passing combined (177).
"By game's end, Cobb had 10 catches for 129 yards. Nelson had four for 109.
"The two accounted for 238 of Green Bay's 367 gross passing yards.
"Nelson and Cobb have been producing like few receiving tandems in team history. This is their fourth year together and their numbers through 10 games are eye-opening.
"Nelson had 60 catches for 998 yards and 9 touchdowns. Cobb is right behind with 54 grabs for 779 yards and 10 touchdowns.
"The two have become quarterback Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets. Rodgers threw 23 passes their way Sunday.
"Don Hutson and running back Andy Uram were the first Packers to combine for 200 yards receiving in a game. In the 1942 season opener, the Alabama Antelope snagged eight passes for 147 yards while Uram added 64 more on three receptions in a 44-28 loss to the Bears.
"In the years that followed, Boyd Dowler/Max McGee, Antonio Freeman/Robert Brooks, Greg Jennings/Donald Driver and others surpassed 200 yards more than once. Unlikely combos such as Phillip Epps-Ed West, Ken Payne-John Brockington and Sterling Sharpe-Herman Fontenot even managed to do so once.
"For years, the record belonged to James Lofton and Paul Coffman. During the five years between 1980 and 1984, they topped 200 yards together eight times.
"Donald Driver and Greg Jennings tied the record in 2008. They teamed up for an eighth and final time in a 31-21 win over the (Detroit) Lions in that season's finale.
"Sunday, they were relegated to second place. Nelson and Cobb moved ahead of them with their ninth showing."
Mike Spofford of the Packers' official website gushed about Nelson and Cobb after they accounted for 224 receiving yards during the 55-14 dismantling of the Chicago Bears on Nov. 9:
"The highlights and milestones keep coming for Packers receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb.
"In Sunday's 55-14 victory over the Bears, Green Bay's dynamic duo combined for 10 catches, 224 yards and three touchdowns as part of quarterback Aaron Rodgers' six-TD night.
"For Nelson, his first TD was yet another long one, a 73-yarder when he was left wide open on a coverage mixup. Bears cornerback Tim Jennings played Nelson's go route as though there were two deep safeties, meaning one would be on his side of the field, but there was only one safety in the middle of the field who had no chance to catch up to Nelson.
"It was Nelson's fourth TD reception of 59 yards or longer this season and it was the 16th for Rodgers of 70 yards or more, an NFL record he had previously shared at 15 with Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.
"Nelson added a 40-yard score on the very next possession on his way to a 152-yard effort, his fourth 100-yard game of the season. His career high in that category is five.
"Career-wise, Nelson moved ahead of Bily Howton into eighth place on the franchise's all-time list for TD catches, and he passed Carroll Dale for 10th place in receiving yards.
"'Everything's just, it's all surreal to me,' Nelson said. 'It still doesn't make any sense why I'm here. I've told people many times I'm just hanging on for the ride and hopefully no one notices. It's fun. Getting an opportunity to play with a lot of great players is making my job easy.'"
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