Packers receiving corps No. 1?

Posted by Vic Ketchman, editor on November 2, 2011 – 2:29 pm

They only have one receiver among the top 50 in the league in receptions, but the Packers are generally considered to have the most explosive and deepest receiving corps in the league. It is led by Greg Jennings, who is seventh in the league in receptions with 42 for 677 yards and five touchdowns.

“I think we are the best group,” rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb said.

The Saints might take exception to that claim. They have five receivers in the top 50 and two in the top three. The Patriots are another team with a deep and talented receiving corps, which features league-leader Wes Welker, 57 catches for 824 yards and six touchdowns. The Patriots have four receivers in the top 50. The Steelers have a young receiving corps on the rise, featuring speedy Mike Wallace, the league’s No. 7 pass-catcher, and emerging stars Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders to go with veterans Hines Ward and Heath Miller.

So how does the best receiving corps in the league only have one guy in the top 50? That’s what happens when seven pass-catchers have double-digit receptions and 13 guys have at least one catch. Most impressive is the Packers’ big-play ability. Jennings has a touchdown catch of 79 yards, Jordy Nelson one of 93 yards and James Jones one of 70 yards.

Through seven games, Jennings is the star of the Packers’ receiving game. Is this his best season as a pro?

“I don’t know what my stats are but, so far, it definitely feels like one of the better starts of my career,” Jennings said.

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