Drafted in the third round of the 2007 draft, Packers receiver James Jones has battled through an up and down start to his NFL career. Jones started nine games in his rookie season and caught 47 passes for 676 yards, but he only managed 52 catches and 714 yards the next two seasons (2008-09). A lingering knee injury contributed to his lack of production in 2008 as he only saw the field in 10 games.
A former second round pick in 2008, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson has turned in a few productive yet unspectacular seasons during his first two years in Green Bay. Nelson averaged just over 27 catches and 343 yards per season from 2008-2009—numbers un-befitting a top 40 draft selection.
Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, and the NFC Championship.
I don’t think it can possibly get any better than this.
After thoroughly trouncing the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 48 to 21 on Saturday, – and with the New England Patriots now out of the way – the Green Bay Packers have become the new favorites to win Super Bowl XLV. And it should come as no surprise that Aaron Rodgers has become the talk of the National Football League with his surgical dismantling of the Falcons’ secondary.
What many fail to recognize, however, is that the Green Bay defense under coordinator Dom Capers is the unit that really drives this team.
I can’t remember ever feeling this good about a Green Bay Packers team. I liked their chances against the Eagles, I was very confident they would beat the Falcons, and I have a good feeling about Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.