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Momentum is key for Packers heading to New Orleans


The Packers travel to New Orleans for the first time since 2008, and only the second time in the last 12 seasons. Coming off four straight victories, the Packers look to add another victory against the Saints as they head into the bye week. Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson tells Sports Director's Lauren Magiera that any victory in this league is difficult, but having this much momentum behind them does help.

"We have to prepare well, especially going on the road in New Orleans, they're a different team in that dome. On a Prime Time game, it'll be a great atmosphere, and we have to go down and play good football. Bye week is great, but it's better when you win."

So if momentum is a key into what we can expect to see on Sunday, Randall Cobb is sure to be the center of attention. He's had 8 touchdown catches through 7 games. That's the best by any wide receiver in the NFL this year. The ultimate red zone weapon has a knack for finding himself free of defenders in the end zone, making life easier for his coach and quarterback.

Mike Mccarthy says, "Anytime you're playing football inside the 8 yard line there's not a whole lot of space. A lot of defenders down there in the tight red zone, so it's just a credit to the timing and his ability to separate, and I think that's a reflections of his instincts and being on the same page as our quarterback."

Aaron Rodgers agrees, "Randall does a good job of creating space down there and getting open. We've hit some tight throws and he's also made some great moves at the line of scrimmage and we've hit some more wide open throws as well."

After the bye, the Packers first match-up is hosting the Bears in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field.

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