Jordy Nelson has three TDs in two games this season.
“It’s two games, but you can see how quick it can happen. James (Jones) went from no yards in Week 1 to 179 in Week 2,” said Jordy Nelson when asked about the possibility of himself and Randall Cobb each finishing the year with 1,000 yards receiving.
On Sunday you’re going to see two of the best receivers in the NFL.
Growing up on a farm in the plains of Kansas, Jordy Nelson probably never thought he would be compared to the likes of A.J. Green.
But when it’s time for kickoff Sunday afternoon, those two will represent the best at the position in what has become a passing renaissance in the new-look NFL.
However, the interesting aspect is that they’ve done it in different ways.
Nelson is 15th in the league with 196 receiving yards, yet of all the receivers in the top 15, he has the least amount of targets with 14. The reason Nelson has been able to dazzle defenses is because of the amazing supporting cast. He plays alongside fellow wideout Randall Cobb who has been targeted eight more times and is third in the NFL with 236 yards. And let’s not forget about tight end Jermichael Finley, who has found a way to curb his past and put all of his energy into his God-given talents, which has him on the fast track for an All-Pro season. Read more... (781 words + 1 image, estimated 3:07 mins reading time)
Bernard is the type of dynamic player that the Packers need to key on
The Green Bay Packers will hit the road again after a compelling win at home last week against the Washington Redskins. Week three has the Packers in Cincinnati to face the Bengals.
The NFC/AFC matchups are always intriguing because the opponents are not familiar with each other. It has also produced some of the more exciting games over the past several years. A few that come to mind: At Pittsburgh in 2009, at New England in 2010, at San Diego in 2011 and at Indianapolis last season. I happened to attend the San Diego and the Indianapolis games and I have no idea why I bought a “seat” because I was standing the entire time.
While there is a lot to be encouraged about from last week’s performance by the Packers, let’s keep in mind that the Bengals are not the Redskins. Cincinnati will be playing at home and has quite a bit more talent than does Washington. That talent runs on both sides of the ball.
The Packers bring in their own wealth of talent and will look to score a big road win heading into their very early bye week. Let’s take a look at the keys to this week’s game, from the Packers perspective. Read more... (1948 words + 3 images, estimated 7:48 mins reading time)