Randall Cobb and Aaron Rodgers
Randall Cobb expects big things from Aaron Rodgers this weekend. In this picture, Rodgers #12 celebrates with teammate Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers after a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in the second quarter during their game at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dec. 17, 2017. Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb believes Aaron Rodgers will "light everybody up" this week as they take on the Arizona Cardinals. Speaking to reporters Thursday, Cobb spoke of how with all the recent noise surrounding Rodgers, he is expecting a big performance on Sunday.

“I know with all the noise that has been said over the past week about him, he’s getting ready to light everybody up this week,” Cobb said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to helping him out.”

The Packers are currently 4-6-1 for the season and are highly likely to miss out on the postseason for the second year in a row unless the results of other teams heavily go their way. A big reason for their struggles is head coach Mike McCarthy's playcalling.

The longtime coach is underachieving with his team and was reported to be at odds with Rodgers over the team's offense multiple times during the 2018 season so far. He is even the betting favorite to be the next NFL coach to be fired.

However, Rodgers has also received criticism, in particular, with his inaccuracy and performances during the second halves of crucial games. It led to questions about the 34-year-old's fundamentals which he responded to this week.

"I don't think I need to respond about fundamentals," Rodgers said. "I mean, I drill the fundamentals. I throw how I throw. I'm not playing any different this year. It's just we're not completing as many passes percentage-wise."

"I listen to my quarterback coach and my offensive coordinator and my head coach. My study of myself, I'm very critical of my own film. I'm not playing any differently, fundamental-wise. You can't have it both ways. You can't love it when it's a certain way and then critique it when it's the other way. I mean, you guys can because that what you guys get paid to do. Again, that's the news cycle. They're going to pick at things when you're in a situation like this where we're at. We're 4-6-1 so it comes with the territory," he said.

Green Bay has one of the easier remaining schedules with five games left but even if they end the season with a 9-6-1 record, they could miss out on the playoffs for the first time in successive years since Rodgers became a starter in 2008.

Regardless, they hope to salvage what's left of an underwhelming season so far. And it looks like Cobb will be there to help Rodgers, having missed out on six of the last eight games with a hamstring injury.

The 28-year-old said he felt as if there was a "storm cloud" over his head during his injury problems but is now fully focused on getting the Packers back into playoff contention.

"I’m trying to do whatever I can to help this team handle what we can to put ourselves in position to be in the playoffs," Cobb explained. "That’s the only thing I’m worried about. If in that time, that’s what happens, great. And if in that time that doesn’t happen, then I did my part. I did everything I could.”