Randall Cobb scored two touchdowns in the Green Bay Packers' 30-20 victory against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, but his quarterback was his focus after the game.
Aaron Rodgers re-injured his calf on his first TD pass to Cobb, a 4-yarder, and spent time in the locker room before returning to throw the second to Cobb and lead the Packers to the division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.
"This guy is hurt," Cobb said afterward. "He was hurting out there. You could see it on his face. For him to come back out and play the way he did is huge. He's hands down the MVP."
Cobb, who starred at the University of Kentucky, finished the regular season with 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 TDs. All three are career highs.
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Cobb and teammate Jordy Nelson finished as the most productive receiving tandem in franchise history in all categories, combining for 189 receptions, 2,806 yards and 25 touchdowns.
"It's unbelievable," Cobb said. "We've been blessed with the opportunity, and we've been able to capitalize in different areas. Records are made to be broken. It's great to have the record when you think about this franchise and so many guys come before you. It's an honor just to be mentioned with some of the names we're mentioned with."
■ Former Madison Central and University of Kentucky offensive lineman suffered his second left knee injury of the season in the Lions' loss to the Packers.
Coach Jim Caldwell said he wasn't sure how severe the injury is.
"Obviously, Larry's a guy we hope heals quickly," he told MLive.com reported. "We'll see how that goes."
Warford missed three games with the first left knee injury, then returned and played well the past three weeks, allowing no QB hits or sacks, the website reported.
"To lose him stung for sure," teammate Rob Sims said. "Garrett (Reynolds) went in there like he always goes in there and goes to work with us. That's why he's here. But you're missing a dude in there. You're missing a guy."
Williamson sets mark
With four tackles on Sunday, former University of Kentucky standout Avery Williamson raised his season total to 105, moving past Alterraun Verner for the Tennessee Titans' rookie tackle record. Verner had 103 in 2010.
Williamson was pleased with how his season went, though disappointed that the team struggled to a 2-14 record that earned them the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft.
"I have a good feeling about this season," he said. "It wasn't perfect, but as a rookie, I feel like I did pretty good. I made some huge strides, so it gives me some confidence going into the next season, and I can build off that and keep on improving."
Williamson, who said he'll spend part of the offseason at UK taking a class and working out with coaches, said he'll do all he can to retain his starting position.
"I've really got to work hard this offseason and get in the playbook," he said. (To) know the ins and outs of it, and get bigger, stronger, faster. The whole nine yards. I've got to come back an even a better player next year."
■ Former Western Kentucky standout Antonio Andrews, Kentucky's Mr. Football in 2009 while playing for Fort Campbell, caught two passes for 11 yards in the Titans' 27-10 loss to the Colts. It was the first two receptions of the rookie running back's career.
■ Wesley Woodyard (UK) had five tackles for the Titans, and George Wilson (Paducah Tilghman) had four.
Another TD for Doyle
Former Western Kentucky tight end Jack Doyle scored a 1-yard touchdown that gave the Colts a 14-0 lead in the their win against the Titans.
Doyle, who finished with four catches for 21 yards, also scored a TD in Indianapolis' Week 2 loss against the Eagles. He had 14 catches for 97 yards this season.