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…
Second, with 325 yards is…
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.