Packers WR Greg Jennings has ranked in the top two for team receptions the last three years, but is on pace for 53, which would tie the second-lowest output of his career (2007). Eighteen receiving yards against Chicago was the second-worst mark since his rookie year. Jennings was held without a catch for the only time of his career against Cincinnati last year.
“You never really know,” Jenning said. “That’s pretty much our mindset. You have to be prepared each week, each snap.”
While Jennings’ numbers have fallen, TE Jermichael Finley and James Jones have watched theirs rise.
The entire NFL community knew Finley was poised for a breakout year after posting 70-plus receiving yards in four of the final five regular-season games in 2009. He’s on pace for 91 receptions and 1,413 yards. Finley had career highs of 55 catches and 676 yards last season. Only nine players caught more than 85 passes in 2009, including tight ends Jason Witten (94) and Dallas Clark (100). Texans wideout Andre Johnson was the only player to reach the 1,400-yard plateau last year – he put up a league-high 1,569 yards.