The Green Bay Packers have receivers 1A and 1B in Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams. The two players have alternated big games, with Adams breaking out for a big touchdown against Seattle two games ago and Nelson hauling in the 60-yard bomb at the end of the Bears game.
Adams had his opportunities against Chicago, however, dropping a pair of sure touchdowns. Still, he has confidence in himself and his quarterback is still confident in him as well.
That last big game against Seattle, when Adams caught four balls for 104 yards and a score? It came after one of Adams' poorest performances of the year, a seven-target, one-catch, 17-yard contest against the Texans. Still, Rodgers threw the deep ball to Adams on the first third down of the game two weeks ago, showing plenty of confidence in the third-year wideout. Look for him to get plenty of chances this week against Minnesota.
We've got pieces on Adams and much more in today's Curds.
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On more than one occasion, Jared Cook made a great block at the line of scrimmage before releasing into a route and catching a big pass. Then there's Letroy Guion, who was able to penetrate on two of the key plays in the Packers' red zone stand late in the game.
Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams destroys gloves after TD-pass drops - ESPN
Receivers can be a bit superstitious, so it's probably not a huge surprise to see this - but it's still funny. Whatever helps the confidence, I suppose.
Rodgers will keep throwing to Adams after drops | Packersnews.com
Don't count Adams out, either; his quarterback has stuck with him through far tougher times than a couple of drops.
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Randall has been wildly inconsistent this season, and his benching late on Sunday is a sign of that inconsistency. The Packers will need him to bounce back if they are to make a playoff run.
5 PFF stats you need to know from NFL Week 15 | PFF
PFF credited Ty Montgomery with 7 broken tackles, the highest of any player in the NFL this week. He also led in yards after contact per attempt and breakaway percentage.
Ben McAdoo and the Giants punished for using walkie-talkie to communicate from sideline - SBNation.com
How could the Giants not have known that this was against the rules?