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Cats in the NFL: Bud Dupree and Randall Cobb in playoff action

 

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Two NFL Playoff games were played today. Two former Cats had big games for their respective teams. Bud Dupree and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat up on the Miami “How in the world did we make the playoffs” Dolphins. In the night game, Randall Cobb and the Green Bay Packers are currently up 21-13 on the New York Giants in the 3rd quarter.

Bud Dupree had a pretty solid game as far as stats go, finishing with 6 tackles, including three solo, and a half a sack. Those stats are good, but the real story of the game for Dupree was the two hits he had on Miami quarterback Matt Moore. The first was a good hit, but a big WOW to that second one.

The first one:

And here’s the huge second one. Dupree was flagged for roughing the passer on this play. Before you comment saying that he didn’t hit him late, take a look at the third view of the hit. I think the flag was probably deserved for the helmet to helmet contact. Even so, Dupree was out there making plays.

As for Randall Cobb, he’s shaping up to have a big game, with Jordy Nelson going down with a rib injury. Cobb has 4 catches on 4 targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. This is Cobb’s first multi-score game since Week 3 of last season against the Chiefs. In typical Aaron Rodgers’ fashion, the first touchdown came on an awesome Hail Mary pass at the end of the first half. Take a look:

Pay no attention to the blatant push off by Cobb because who doesn’t look love a Hail Mary touchdown?

The second touchdown was a bit easier for Cobb.

***UPDATE***

Randall Cobb just caught ANOTHER touchdown! He’s up to 5 catches for 116 yards and 3 TDs. Go to work 1-8!!!

@BrettBibbinsKSR


Monday’s Top 10: Gearing up for A&M, UK #1 in KenPom, “Manchester by the Sea”

Monday’s Top 10: Gearing up for A&M, UK #1 in KenPom, “Manchester by the Sea”

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Greetings, friends, and happy new year. I trust everyone’s recovered from their New Year’s Eve celebrations. After spending some time at a friend’s house, I rang in 2017 at home with my husband and dog jamming out to¬†Biz Markie on Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution. It was kind of awesome, not gonna lie.

Let’s roll through today’s agenda, shall we?

1. Kentucky plays Texas A&M tomorrow

The Cats rolled in their conference opener last week, and tomorrow night, they’ll host¬†Texas A&M at Rupp. The Aggies are 8-4 this season and are coming off a 10-point loss to Tennessee last week, so unless Kentucky comes out completely unprepared, they shouldn’t struggle. We’ll find out the line a little later today.

2. We’ll also find out where Kentucky’s ranked

The Cats are currently 8th in both polls.¬†I doubt they’ll move much, but it will be interesting to see how the rest of the top ten shakes out after Duke and North Carolina both lost.

3. Kentucky is #1 in the new KenPom ratings

If you prefer Ken Pomeroy’s ratings to the polls, you’ll be happy to hear that Kentucky’s the new #1 team in the country according to KenPom’s measure. The KenPom top ten:

1. Kentucky
2. Villanova
3. Virginia
4. West Virginia
5. Kansas
6. Baylor
7. Duke
8. North Carolina
9. Louisville
10. Gonzaga

4.¬†It’s almost time for the first SEC Coaches Teleconference of the season!

The start of league play also means the start of the weekly SEC Coaches Teleconference, which means we’ll hear from John Calipari around 11:35 a.m. I’ll bring you any updates. Odds he works in a plug for his podcast?

5. Tony Barbee will preview Texas A&M this afternoon

Since Calipari will be on the SEC call this morning, he’s letting assistant coach Tony Barbee discuss tomorrow’s game vs. the Aggies with reporters after lunch. We’ll have a live stream of his comments around 2 p.m. and a full recap afterwards.

6. Please tell me you saw this Saturday night

In case you were out partying instead of watching football Saturday night, Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins got a little, um, up close and personal with Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel:

After the game, Wilkins apologized for his um, “grab,” saying he was just being silly and this is the type of stuff you do when you’re competing. Really? Samuel responded on Twitter Sunday morning:

#Sweetness? Really? Here’s today’s college football schedule:

  • 1:00 PM: Outback Bowl – #17 Florida at Iowa, ABC
  • 1:00 PM: Cotton Bowl – #15 Western Michigan vs. #8 Wisconsin, ESPN
  • 5:00 PM: Rose Bowl – #9 USC vs. #5 Penn State, ESPN
  • 8:30 PM: Sugar Bowl – #14 Auburn vs. #7 Oklahoma, ESPN

7. ICYMI, Boom Williams declared for the NFL Draft

The big news to come out of Kentucky’s bowl game may have been Boom Williams’ decision to turn pro. Boom said he and his parents came to the decision on Friday night, and informed the team after the game was over.

“Me and my family prayed hard about it and we talked about it last night and just came to the decision that we felt like this was the perfect time for me to try to pursue my dreams of going to the NFL,” Williams said. “BBN has the best fans in the nation. I‚Äôll certainly miss the fans. Like I said, it‚Äôs just a part of life. At the end of the day, I love Kentucky and I‚Äôll always bleed blue.‚ÄĚ

This season, Boom amassed 1,163 yards and seven touchdowns, and over his three-year Kentucky career, put up 2,486 yards and 17 touchdowns. Early feedback suggests he’s got a ways to go to get on the boards, but you can’t blame the kid for wanting to take his chance while he still can.

8. What’s the latest with Hamidou Diallo?

Diallo took an official visit to Kentucky last week, which John Calipari followed up on in person on Friday. The five-star shooting guard is expected to visit Arizona this week, but no date has been set. Will he still visit Arizona or did Calipari say enough to convince him to come to Kentucky already? Thankfully, we’ll find out soon because Diallo only has a few weeks to decide if he wants to enroll for the spring semester. Stay tuned…

9. ICYMI, Bud Dupree had a big play in yesterday’s Steelers/Browns game

Dupree sacked and stripped RG3 to help the Steelers beat the Browns 27-24 in overtime (!). Yes, believe it or not, the 1-15 Browns managed to take the 11-5 Steelers to overtime, but couldn’t bring home the W. Dupree had 7 tackles and the aforementioned sack, bringing his season total up to 4.5 sacks. Good on ya, Dupree.

10. I still like “Hell or High Water” over “Manchester by the Sea”

If felt like everyone and their mom was at the movies in Nashville yesterday, or at least, in our showing of “Manchester by the Sea.” The drama starring Casey Affleck has a lot of Oscar buzz and while¬†it was certainly well-acted and interesting, I still prefer “Hell or High Water.” Something tells me the Oscar for best movie will still go to “La La Land,” because there’s nothing Hollywood loves more than a musical about Hollywood.

No new radio show today because apparently today’s a¬†holiday since New Year’s Day was on a Sunday this year. I’ll still be here to bring you UK sports news in the most ridiculous manner possible, so check back early and often.


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Randall Cobb involved in a halftime altercation

 

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Photo: Steven Bisig

The Seahawks defense has been getting roasted all night by the Packers, and they aren’t taking it too kindly. There have been a couple questionable hits and just an overall chippy feel to the game when the Packers’ offense is on the field. Here’s a look at one of the hits courtesy of Richard Sherman:

Apparently just before halftime, Cobb and Seattle cornerback Jeremy Lane were jawing back and forth and had to be separated by the officials. After being separated, Cobb chased Lane down into the tunnel to continue the disagreement. Cobb is a fiery competitor, but him going this far is surprising to me. Lane must’ve said something to really get under Cobb’s skin.

Cobb was later hurt in this game and he was carted to the locker room. However, good news is that he later came running back out onto the sidelines and played the rest of the game. Packers win big in this one, final score of 38-10. Cobb finished with 3 catches for 33 yards. He wasn’t even targeted after coming back from his ankle injury.

@BrettBibbinsKSR


Danny Trevathan’s Season is Finished

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A year ago, Danny Trevathan was leading the NFL’s best defense to a Super Bowl victory. ¬†This year he’s lost nine times with the Bears and will not finish the season.

John Fox confirmed our worst fears for Danny T.  Trevathan will finish the season on injured reserve after rupturing the patella tendon in his right knee yesterday against the Tennessee Titans.

There haven’t been many bright spots for Trevathan after signing a a 4-year $28 million deal with the Bears, except for this. ¬†After the Cats reclaimed the Governor’s Cup, his Chicago teammate and former Louisville Cardinal, Josh Bellamy, had to rock Kentucky¬†blue.

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Danny Trevathan sustains potentially serious injury

 

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Photo: CBS Chicago

After a weekend filled with good times and wins for the Kentucky athletic department, some bad news may spoil the beginning of this week a bit. Chicago Bears head coach John Fox says that the Bears’ training staff believes that former Kentucky linebacker Danny Trevathan has sustained a serious injury in his knee.

Ian Rapoport tweeted that the Bears are thinking that the knee injury may possibly be a torn ACL, which would obviously mean the end of the season for Trevathan. Hopefully, that is not the case, but if they are already coming out and saying that it is probably an ACL injury, it doesn’t look good for Trevathan.

Sending some well wishes your way Danny! Get better soon!

@BrettBibbinsKSR


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Cats in the NFL: Week 12

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Only 5 weeks remain in the NFL regular season, as playoff races begin to heat up.

My game of the week: Carolina Panthers (4-6) at Oakland Raiders (8-2)

Unfortunately for NFL fans, there aren’t a lot of marquee match-ups this week in the NFL. I am, however, looking forward to when the Panthers travel out to Oakland to take on the Red Hot Raiders. Last year’s Super Bowl runner-up versus the 2016 darlings.

This one could end up being a quarterback battle of Derek Carr, the young NFL MVP candidate, up against the 2015 NFL MVP in Cam Newton. You can find me on my couch for this one!

Here is what Week 12 looks like for our former Wildcats in the NFL:


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Completed Thanksgiving Day Games

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Larry Warford: G, 4th season

Week 12: versus Minnesota Vikings, Thanksgiving Day

Win: 16-13

 

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Bud Dupree: LB, 2nd season

Week 12: at Indianapolis Colts, Thanksgiving Day

Win: 28-7

2016 season stats: 2 combined tackles

*Note

Josh Forrest (knee) was placed on IR last week by the Los Angeles Rams.

Jacob Tamme suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 8.

Stevie Johnson suffered a season-ending knee injury in training camp.

Chris Matthews and Ronnie Shields were placed on IR earlier in the season by the Ravens and Seahawks, respectively.

@colleenwag_KSR


Your Week 10 NFL Cats Schedule

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Week 10 is upon us, and the race to the playoffs is well under way. With only 7 games remaining in the regular season, many teams are fighting to keep their Super Bowl hopes alive. Here’s what this week looks like for our former Wildcats:

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On Thursday, Za’Darius Smith and the Ravens easily defeated the Cleveland Browns. Smith finished the game strong with 3 tackles and a sack.¬†

An interesting Cat vs. Cats matchup will be Randall Cobb vs. Woodyard & Williamson. Will UK’s former linebackers be able to contain the speedy receiver across the middle? Or will Cobb keep to the sidelines and burn the Titans’ defensive backs instead?


Bud Dupree to return to practice in Pittsburgh this week

Good news for one former Wildcat in the NFL as Bud Dupree is expected to return to practice this week for the Steelers.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôll start the process with Bud Dupree this week in terms of practicing,‚ÄĚ Mike Tomlin said in his weekly news conference. ‚ÄúHe has been working a lot on the perimeter, and we‚Äôll start the process with him this week.”

The return will start the 21-day clock on Dupree, who has been on the injured list since the beginning of the season with a groin injury. Once the 21 days are up after his first practice, Tomlin will have to make a decision to either add Dupree back to the 53-man roster or sit him for the remainder of the season.

Tomlin said he anticipates Dupree to come back and be a major component for the Black and Gold defense this season.


Vote for your favorite Wildcats in the Pro Bowl

NFL Pro Bowl voting is now live and the UK alums could use your help in making it to Hawaii, assuming the game is still in Hawaii. It’s Orlando now? Oh. Ok. Making it to Orlando then.

By my count, the University of Kentucky has seven players on the ballot:

Randall Cobb, Wide Receiver
Avery Williamson, Inside Linebacker
Wesley Woodyard, Inside Linebacker
Danny Trevathan, Inside Linebacker
Jacob Tamme, Tight End
Larry Warford, Guard
Corey Peters, Defensive Tackle

So get on over to NFL.com to place your vote(s). You can vote everyday and the fan vote actually has a strong impact on who will make it, so stay on it until we see our boys in Hawaii. I mean Orlando.

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Monday’s Top 10: Big Blue Madness, UK Football looking up, and Karl Towns being awesome

Monday’s Top 10: Big Blue Madness, UK Football looking up, and Karl Towns being awesome

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Photo by UK Athletics

I don’t know about you guys, but life improved considerably for me over the last¬†five days. When I left Nashville Thursday morning for a UK Basketball mega weekend, I was excited about the upcoming season, but when I got back home yesterday morning, I was absolutely giddy. Between Media Day on Thursday, Big Blue Madness on Friday, the Timberwolves/Heat game on Saturday night, and friend and family time in between, I got very little sleep, but left the Bluegrass energized and ready to roll for this season.

With the Mississippi State game on Saturday and bowl dreams still in reach, this is also a huge week for football, so let’s break everything going on down into today’s top ten.

1. Big Blue Madness was a success

Can we be real for a minute?¬†I generally think Big Blue Madness is pretty¬†overrated. Over the years, the event has grown and grown, morphing into a national recruiting rally for John Calipari; however, this year’s event was better than most. Maybe it was because of the new scoreboard, the blue carpet entrance, Michael Buffer, or the generations of players joining Calipari on stage, but Madness was bigger and better than usual. Kudos to Nathan Schwake and the UK staff for putting on a top-notch event, the impact¬†of which is¬†still to come (more on that in a second).

Before we move on, I need to see Matthew Mitchell’s dance one more time, because it pretty much sums up my mood this morning:

2.  What impact did it have on recruiting?

Six of the best recruits in the 2017 class were in attendance on Friday night: Mohamed Bamba, Kevin Knox, PJ Washington, Nick Richards, Trae Young and Quade Green. Several members of the 2018 class were also there, including Romeo Langford. Feedback from their visits are still trickling in, but so far, it seems overwhelmingly positive. Trae Young, the top target in the class, was reduced to emojis:

Quade Green, another top point guard in the class, included Kentucky in his final five, which he released last night, and PJ Washington has the Cats in his final four alongside Arizona, UNLV, and Washington.

I’ll have more on recruiting¬†as the day goes on.

3.  The new team is lots of fun

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It’s hard to tell much from Kentucky’s ten-minute scrimmage during Madness, but I know one thing for certain: this team is A LOT of fun. Like Madness, Thursday’s Media Day was better than most because this group’s energy is infectious. There are still some players who hate talking to the media (cough, Briscoe, cough), but the freshmen are embracing the spotlight so far, talking candidly¬†and confidently about the team’s chemistry and talent, all while having fun. Last year’s team was good, don’t get me wrong, but I left the Joe Craft Center feeling ridiculously upbeat and ready for what’s on the horizon.

4.  But can they shoot?

From last week’s televised practice to now, shooting has become the primary concern for this squad in the eyes of the media. Personally, I think those¬†concerns are a bit premature and probably based on the fact that Isaiah Briscoe and De’Aaron Fox — two of the primary ball handlers — aren’t known for their shooting. Malik Monk may not be Jamal Murray in terms of shooting, but he showed us in the McDonald’s All-American 3-Point Contest that he can light it up from the outside, and we all know what Derek Willis is capable of. Again, tough to tell much from a practice and a ten-minute scrimmage, so I’ll be paying special attention to shooting during the Blue/White game on Friday night.

5. ¬†SEC Basketball Media Day, Blue/White game, and Women’s Clinic coming up this week

The first exhibition game is still a few weeks away, but there are three¬†major basketball events this week: SEC Basketball Media Day on Wednesday, the Blue/White game on Friday, and the Women’s Clinic on Sunday. I’ll be at attendance at all three (they were kind enough to move SEC Basketball Media Day to Nashville this year, hoorah!), so stay tuned for plenty of basketball news to go along with football.

Speaking of…

6.  UK Football is suddenly looking up

This weekend, Vandy beat Georgia in Athens, Missouri got pummeled by Florida, and Mississippi State lost at BYU. Because the SEC East is a dumpster fire, Kentucky is tied for second in the division with Tennessee. Some fans scoffed at Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt last week, but man, that win sure looks better now, doesn’t it? Despite the horrible start to the season, Mark Stoops and the Cats are still in control of their own destiny, thanks in part to several teams who are much more vulnerable than first thought.

7. ¬†We’ll hear from Mark Stoops at noon

Kentucky’s quest for six continues¬†Saturday with the Mississippi State game, which looks infinitely more winnable than it did at the start of the season. Dan Mullen’s squad only has two wins so far this season, one in conference play (South Carolina) and is currently a three-point favorite. Hopefully, the bye week was kind to the handful of Cats suffering from injuries. We’ll hear more from Stoops at noon.

8.  This Kentucky fan did some scouting on Friday night

Clearly, Kentucky already has the mental edge in Saturday’s matchup due to this man’s stoic stare down.

9.  SEC Nation coming to town

The SEC Network’s Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, Laura Rutledge, and Maria Taylor will be in town on Saturday¬†to host “SEC Nation” live from the lawn outside the William T. Young Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Start a day of tailgating right by making a clever sign and representing the BBN well. It’s been a roller coaster season so far, but right now, Kentucky still has a chance to make a run at a bowl, so let’s cling on to this optimism while we can.

10. Karl Towns is still the greatest human being on Earth

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Shoutout to @drdusto for the picture on the left. Without it, I don’t think anyone would believe me when I say it happened.

In a weekend full of great basketball moments, the biggest highlight for me may have been seeing Karl Towns play in the Timberwolves/Heat game at the Yum Center Saturday night. The crowd wasn’t great for the game (I hate that it was at the same time as the Kings/Wizards game at Rupp) and I was exhausted, but it was all worth it when Karl came over to the press seats towards the end of the game and gave me a hug. We’ve been pals since the Bahamas trip, and the fact that he made the effort to not only wave or say hello, but give me a hug and talk for a while after the game speaks volumes about Karl’s character and means the world to me. This is nothing new; we’ve all known Karl is special since the moment he committed to Kentucky back in 2012, but I would be remiss if I didn’t say once again that, as good as Karl is as basketball, he is even better in life.

Here he is with some other fans Saturday night:

Radio¬†from¬†Ryan’s colonoscopy in an hour. (Now there’s a segue I never thought I’d make…)


Former Cats in the NFL: Randall Cobb catches first TD of the season

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David Welker | Getty Images

After struggling to start the season, Randall Cobb had a huge game last week, when he caught 9 passes for 108 yards, including the catch for a first down that sealed the win for the Packers over the New York Giants. Cobb was a little banged up after that game, so some wondered how he’d fare this week against the Dallas Cowboys. Cobb managed to catch 7 passes for 53 yards and his first touchdown of the season. Unfortunately, not even Green Bay’s stout defense could slow down the rookie duo in Dallas, as the Packers fell 30-16.

Josh Forrest had one of his better efforts of the season for the Los Angeles Rams today. He recorded three total tackles, including two big tackles for loss in a losing effort. The Rams fell to Larry Warford and the Detroit Lions, 31-28.

Avery Williamson led all players from both teams in tackles for the Tennessee Titans in their game against the Cleveland Browns this afternoon. Williamson recorded 9 tackles, including a sack. Also for the Titans, Wesley Woodyard made 3 tackles, and also added a sack. The Titans take home the victory, 28-26.

Staying on the defensive side of the ball, Danny Trevathan had four tackles and a QB pressure in the Chicago Bears one-point loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Can’t forget about Jacob Tamme down in Atlanta. The Falcons fell to the Seahawks in Seattle, and Jacob Tamme wasn’t a huge factor in the offense. He caught two passes on three targets for 16 yards.

@BrettBibbinsKSR


Today’s NFL Cats Lineup

Today’s NFL Cats Lineup

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Here is today’s list of games featuring Cats in the NFL!


Jacob Tamme slams Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” defense

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve heard Donald Trump’s extremely lewd¬†comments from 2005 that surfaced over the weekend in which he bragged about hitting on married women and kissing and grabbing women¬†without consent.

‚Äė‚ÄėWhen you‚Äôre a star they let you do it.¬†You can do anything,” Trump said in the video, adding¬†seconds later, “‚ÄėGrab them by the p—-. You can do anything.‚Äô‚Äô

Trump chalked the comments up to¬†“locker room talk,” a defense which has rubbed several professional athletes the wrong way, including former Cat and current Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme. After Trump once again referred to the comments as “locker room talk” during the debate last night, Tamme sounded off on Twitter.

Those tweets got a lot of national attention, and this morning, Tamme¬†clarified that he doesn’t support either candidate.

Other pro athletes such as Trailblazers guard CJ McCollum, LA Galaxy player Robbie Rodgers, Oakland A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle, Cavaliers forward Dahntay Jones, Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley, and former NBA star Grant Hill also condemned Trump’s¬†comments on social media.

At the risk of starting a comments section brawl, I also spoke out against Trump’s¬†comments on Twitter last night and was sickened to see¬†some of my followers jump to his defense and say this kind of talk happens in locker rooms all of the time.¬†This weekend, I polled all of my guy friends (including several who played sports in college), and NONE of them said they’ve ever heard this kind of predatory talk in a locker room. Like Tamme said, it is not normal; it’s disgusting.

I know “boys will be boys” and men make off-handed remarks about women all the time,¬†but Trump’s comments crossed the line, and I’m proud of Tamme for standing up¬†and saying something.


Randall Cobb took a scary hit after getting the game-clinching catch last night

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Randall Cobb may have secured Green Bay’s win over the New York Giants last night, but it didn’t come easy. Cobb hauled in a nine-yard pass on third-and-six just before the two-minute warning, allowing the Packers to run out the clock, but as he went down, he took a scary hit in the neck from Giants safety Landon Collins:

Thankfully, Cobb appears to be okay and passed the team’s concussion test last night, but¬†the moment was a scary one for him and his teammates.

“Got folded up like a lawn chair,” Cobb told reporters afterwards. ‚ÄúI laid there for a second.¬†Then I turned over and, like, I had 15 faces in front of me. So I thought I had died or something. They kind of scared me more than anything. Yeah, I took a shot, and it hurt, but whenever I saw everybody standing around me, I thought I had died. And then I felt, I saw I could move my fingers and my feet. So I knew it was all right.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúHe‚Äôs an extremely tough, tough individual,‚ÄĚ quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs an incredible teammate, and I‚Äôm really proud to call him a friend. He played his butt off today. I mean, he was excellent. Took some shots, took a shot on the should-have-been touchdown, and took a shot there at the end.‚ÄĚ

Cobb had his best game of the season last night, with nine catches for 108 yards, the first time he’s gone over 100 yards in a game since week two of last season. He’ll undergo more tests on his neck this morning and is currently listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. Dallas.

This play from earlier in the game was particularly impressive:

Heal up, Goldeneyes.

[PackersNews.com]


NFL Cats: Week 5 Schedule

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Some games I’m looking forward to in Week 5:

Patriots at Browns: Kickoff at 1:00PM; The Return of Brady.

Cowboys at Bengals: Kickoff at 4:25PM;¬†The Vegas line has moved back-and-forth throughout the week. That’s how close this game is going to be. Will Dak Prescott continue his turnover-less Rookie season?

My game of the week:

Giants at Packers: tonight, Kickoff at 8:30PM; The stars will be out for this Sunday Primetime game. The Giants march into Lambeau with their star wide receiver, Odell Beckham Jr., receiving more attention for sideline behavior than his on-field performance. Can the Giants stop their two-game losing streak and pull off the upset?

Eight former Wildcats will suit up for the National Football League in Week 5.

Here is when you can catch former Cats in action today:

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Josh Forrest: LB, Rookie

Week 5: versus Buffalo Bills, Kickoff: 4:25PM

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Za’Darius Smith: LB, 2nd season

Week 5: versus Washington Redskins, Kickoff: 1:00PM

2016 season stats: 6 combined tackles

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Randall Cobb: WR, 6th season

Week 5: versus New York Giants, Kickoff: 8:30PM

2016 season stats: 12 receptions, 132 yards, 12 rushing yards

 

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Jacob Tamme: TE, 9th season

Week 5: at Denver Broncos, Kickoff: 4:05PM

2016 season stats: 16 receptions, 157 yards, 2 touchdowns

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Larry Warford: G, 4th season

Week 5: versus Philadelphia Eagles, Kickoff: 1:00PM

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Avery Williamson: LB, 3rd season 

2016 season stats: 33 combined tackles, 1 interception

Wesley Woodyard: LB, 9th season

2016 season stats:13 combined tackles

Week 5: at Miami Dolphins, Kickoff: 1:00PM

 

Already played:

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Corey Peters: DT , 7th season

Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers, Final Score: 33-21 Cardinals Win

2016 season stats: 4 combined tackles

 

Not playing in Week 5:

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Danny Trevathan: LB, 5th season

Sidelined with a thumb injury

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Stevie Johnson: WR, 9th season

Sidelined for 2016 season with knee injury

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Bud Dupree: LB, 2nd season

Sidelined after abdominal surgery in pre-season. Placed on Injured Reserve

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Ronnie Shields: TE, rookie

Placed on Seattle Seahawks Injured Reserve

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Chris Matthews: WR, 3rd season

Placed on Baltimore Ravens Injured Reserve

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