MATCHUP TO WATCH
Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb vs. the 49ers’ nickel cornerback
Cobb, one of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets, suffered a fractured tibia earlier this season and didn’t return until last week’s regular-season finale at Chicago. It was excellent timing. The two hooked up on a 48-yard touchdown in the final seconds to give the Packers the win and put them in the playoffs. The question is who will be responsible for covering Cobb, especially when he’s lined up as the slot receiver. That job typically would fall to Carlos Rogers, but the veteran cornerback tweaked his hamstring last week and did not practice in the run-up to today’s game. More likely, Cobb’s adversary will be Eric Wright, who has experience as a nickel cornerback but also is dealing with a hamstring injury suffered in practice last week. Perrish Cox also could step in if Rogers and Wright can’t play.
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