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Need To Pad Your Receiving Stats? Just Play the Packers!

Although figured I already knew the answer, I was curious who was leading the NFL in receiving right now. I’ll give you one guess as to who are No. 1 and No. 2 in receiving yardage right now.

First, with 408 yards is…

Marvin Jones

Second, with 325 yards is…

Stefon Diggs

That’s right. Marvin Jones and Stefon Diggs, two guys who went off against the Green Bay Packers in the past two weeks.

Jones went for a career-best 205 yards (with a gaudy 34.2 yard average) last Sunday. Diggs went for a career-best 182 (while averaging 20.2 per catch) the week before. If you can do math, you can see that the Packers were responsible for giving up more than half of these guys’ yardage totals to date.

What does that tell you?

For one thing, the Packers secondary is susceptible to the big play. For another, some guys aren’t playing very well.

Perhaps this trend will reverse itself when Sam Shields returns to the lineup — if that ever happens. Shields was the missing ingredient in both of those career-best performances. That moved Damarious Randall to the top cornerback spot. What have we learned there?

Much like Randall Cobb trying to be a No. 1 receiver last year, Randall is not a No. 1 corner this year. Maybe someday. Sure as hell not now.

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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5 Comments

  1. Big Gay Clay September 29, 2016

    If we are letting up those kind of numbers to these turds imagine what OBJ is gonna do to us next week. 400 yards and 3 TD!

    1. Kato September 29, 2016

      I think we still have DeAndre Hopkins, dez Bryant, and Julio Jones still on the schedule as well. lol

  2. Killer September 29, 2016

    Need to balance this out a little. Randall is less at fault than the GM and HC. Randall is a safety. A kick-ass play-making safety. Sometimes a CB is moved to safety in the pros due to increased speed of the game. You do not take a college safety and move him as a rookie to CB. You. Do. Not.

    But TT and MM do!

  3. Killer September 29, 2016

    A little more balancing on Randall’s behalf. First, I’d love to have him on my team (the Vikes) — as a safety where he belongs. This hate people are projecting onto Randall is not right. Reserve it for TT and MM who put him in that position. Literally: the cornerback position.

    Randall did do very well in game 1. I did not see Marvin Jones performance in game three (at least, not in entirety) so I cannot speak (write) to that. Game 2 was simply a superlative QB to WR performance. Every pass was perfectly thrown to Digg’s outreached hands and he has incredible hands. They were both at the to of their game that night. Bradford targeted Diggs 9 times … and connected with completions all 9 times! Just AMAZING!

    Questions is: What is Richard Sherman or Patrick Peterson were covering Diggs?
    Probable answer: 9 for 9 for 182 yards.

  4. Empacador September 29, 2016

    I already mentioned who was 1 and 2 in another thread a couple of days ago, this is old news.