The NFL season never unfolds how we think it will. The same can be said about the Packers 2012 season.Who could have predicted the following?
- Tom Crabtree having more long touchdown catches than any wide receiver.
- 10 starters missing time with injuries.
- Special teams being a bright spot despite Mason Crosby going into a funk.
- James Jones being the team’s best wide receiver.
- Erik Walden having a solid season (Jersey Al actually nailed this one).
Is James Jones the runner-up for Packers first-half MVP (behind Aaron Rodgers)? I’d probably put him behind Clay Matthews, but a case could be made that Jones has been the second most valuable player through nine games. Jones has not only made the routine catches, he’s now developed a knack for catching spectacular touchdowns like his grab before halftime on Sunday.