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WR Cooper Stays Hot Vs. Packers

Posted Nov 10, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Riley Cooper continued his torrid streak on Sunday in the 27-13 win over Green Bay, catching 3 passes for 102 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one from 45 yards out and a catch-and-run score from 32 yards.

He now has, and absorb this for just a moment, 20 catches for 462 yards and six touchdowns in his last five games. Cooper started the season slowly replacing Jeremy Maclin opposite DeSean Jackson in the offense, but Cooper has found his groove, and then some.

“I’m having a blast. I love football and we’re winning games. That’s what I love,” said Cooper. “We’re all doing our part in this thing.”

Cooper’s part has been as a big-play maker. He’s been able to get deep and connect with quarterback Nick Foles to stretch defenses and take some of the defensive attention away from Jackson, who has also had a big season.

On Sunday, Cooper had a gigantic impact in the third quarter. With the Eagles ahead 10-3, Cooper capped a three-play, 84-yard drive when he got behind the defense and came back, looking into the sun, and made a diving catch of a wobbly Foles pass.

“I just went and got it,” said Cooper. “That’s my job. Nick threw it up there and trusted that I would find a way to make the play. I was fortunate that I did. The sun was tough, but I saw the ball and got it.”

Later in the quarter, with Green Bay within 20-10, Cooper ran an in-and-out route to catch a Foles pass on the left sideline and race into the end zone from 32 yards for the score.

“Everybody is doing his part in the offense,” said Cooper. “On the team, really. We’ve won two straight and now we get back into the division (home on Sunday against Washington) and we need to keep playing good football, with everybody contributing.”

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