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Randall Cobb scores TD in Packers’ wild-card win over Redskins

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) hauled in a touchdown pass while being pulled down in the end zone by Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon (41) during the second quarter on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) hauled in a touchdown pass while being pulled down in the end zone by Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon (41) during the second quarter on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Former University of Kentucky star Randall Cobb caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers midway through the second quarter Sunday during the Green Bay Packers’ 35-18 wild-card victory over the Washington Redskins.

It was the second postseason TD catch of Cobb’s career.

The Packers’ offense had struggled for the better part of the season, and Cobb said he and his teammates took notice of the pregame speculation that the Redskins’ Kirk Cousins would outplay Rodgers.

“We saw it. We see everything. That’s part of it,” Cobb said. “We know who Aaron is. We know how good he is. Us as a team, we stick together. We don’t care about what’s written, we don’t care about what’s said. We know what we want to do and how we’re going to get it done, and we were able to get a win tonight.”

Cobb finished with three catches for 38 yards and carried the ball five times for 24 yards.

Green Bay will next play at Arizona on Saturday. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 38-8 in Week 16 on Dec. 27.

Last time, Rodgers was sacked eight times, losing two fumbles that the Cardinals recovered and returned for touchdowns.

“We kind of felt like this was a possibility,” Rodgers said. “It’s going to be one more competitive game, I bet.”

▪  Tim Masthay, who played in high school at Murray and college at UK, averaged 45.3 yards on four punts on Sunday for the Packers.

▪  Cobb finished the regular season with 79 catches for 829 yards, including six touchdowns.

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