Cook caught seven of 12 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Falcons in the NFC championship game. Cook led his team in catches and targets while coming up just four yards short of Randall Cobb's high-water mark. His 1-yard touchdown was of the garbage time variety, as it came with 6:43 left and the Falcons leading 44-15. The 29-year-old tight end's late-season chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers should have owners excited for his second campaign in Green Bay come next year.
Cook secured six of 11 targets for 104 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-31 divisional-round victory over the Cowboys. The veteran tight end turned in the catch of the season for the Packers with a 36-yard toe-tapping grab with three seconds remaining, setting up a game-winning 51-yard field goal by Mason Crosby that sent Green Bay to the conference championship. With Jordy Nelson (ribs) sidelined, Cook was Aaron Rodgers' most targeted pass catcher on the afternoon, and also notched his first touchdown of the postseason with a three-yard score early in the third quarter. With 11 receptions on 20 targets for 152 yards in two playoff games, Cook will undoubtedly be a key part of the Packers' gameplan in next Sunday's conference championship showdown against the Falcons.
Cook caught five passes for 48 yards in Sunday's wild-card victory over the Giants. Cook finished with fewer than 50 yards for the eighth time in 11 games this season, but he was targeted nine times Sunday, good for second on the team. He has an enticing matchup in next week's divisional round matchup as he and the Packers square off against a Cowboys team that allowed opposing tight ends to total 120 receptions and 1,206 yards during the regular season -- both the highest in the league.
Cook caught four passes for 56 yards in Sunday's victory over the Lions. Cook made a number of plays in Sunday's contest and finished with his third best receiving total among the 10 regular-season games he appeared in in 2016. He heads into postseason play as the Packers' top receiving tight end, but he and Richard Rodgers are essentially splitting the snaps at the position, as Cook played 193 snaps, compared to Rodgers' 171, over the Packers' final six regular-season games.
Cook logged three receptions for 37 yards Saturday versus the Vikings. Absent Randall Cobb, the Packers' passing game largely lived through a triad of Jordy Nelson, Geronimo Allison and Davante Adams. While Cook still sat tied for fourth on the team in targets, only fellow tight end Richard Rodgers, Nelson and Adams were able to find the end zone. He'll look to end the season strong in Week 17 against a Lions defense that has surrendered the 17th-most passing yards per game in 2016.
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