Four Downs: No rust for Rodgers, Cobb
December, 29, 2013
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Perhaps it's true that absence does make the heart grow fonder, but when it comes to fantasy football owners who longingly missed Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and talented wide receiver Randall Cobb for months, the history they made Sunday afternoon probably works against that memorable phrase. After all, many Rodgers and Cobb owners might be wondering whether their Week 17 games would have mattered had these fellows stayed healthy. On Sunday afternoon, each made a triumphant return, as Rodgers found a wide-open Cobb for a game-winning, 48-yard touchdown to give the Packers a stunning 33-28 win over the Chicago Bears, earning the NFC North title and reminding fantasy owners that there shouldn't be any draft-day discounts for those two in 2014.