Found September 07, 2012 on
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Arguably the NFL's top deep receiving threat will be taking the field for Sunday's 49ers-Packers game on FOX (4:25 p.m. ET kickoff).
And it isn't Randy Moss.
Yes, Moss once held the distinction. But having spent last season out of football after a catastrophic 2010 campaign, there are no guarantees Moss, 35, will be able to stake claim to that title again with the 49ers.
Green Bay has no such concerns about Jordy Nelson.
According to STATS LLC, only four receivers since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 have scored 15-plus touchdowns and averaged at least 18.6 yards a reception in a single season. Jerry Rice and Mark Clayton were two of them. Moss accomplished the feat in 1998 and 2000.
Nelson became the fourth in 2011.
Not only did he enjoy a career year with 68 catches for 1,263 yards, but Nelson, 27, is only scratching the surface of what he may be able to accomplish as he gains more experience.
"He's going to be one of the best receivers in the game," s...
BEST OF MAXIM
The expectations for the 49ers this year are extremely high. As a fan of the team, that worries me. It seems like everyone is picking the Niners to take on the Houston Texans in the Super Bowl. While that excites me and gets me amped up for a season I haven't looked forward to more than in over a decade, I still get nervous because things usually don't pan out the way...
GREEN BAY, Wis. The last time Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers met with the local media, it ended very quickly after fullback John Kuhn shoved a towel full of shaving cream into the NFL MVP's face.
This week went much more smoothly, with Rodgers and his teammates now just four days away from Green Bay's first game of the regular season Sunday at home against the San Francisco...
San Francisco head coach Jim Harbaugh displayed some "mad scientist" tendencies last season with trick plays that included passes to 300-pound linemen aligned as tight ends and wide receivers.
Harbaugh's latest experiment? Demarcus Dobbs.
After sticking as an undrafted rookie defensive tackle in 2011, Dobbs has tackled a new challenge in 2012. He also is serving as...
To borrow a Buddhist concept, Aaron Rodgers has achieved NFL enlightenment.
He is the league's reigning Most Valuable Player. He possesses complete understanding of opposing defensive schemes. His knowledge of Green Bay's own West Coast offense is so comprehensive that it has allowed head coach Mike McCarthy to add even more concepts into an already complex playbook.
Michigan Stadium was home to one of the greatest upsets in college football history.In September of 2007, Appalachian State snuck into the huge, intimidating venue and marched out with a 34-32 victory over the No. 5 Michigan Wolverines.D.J. Smith was a freshman reserve weak-side linebacker on that team.Soon after he would take over as the starter and begin setting records.He had...
Lambeau Leap or sexual assault?
The NFL season started Wednesday evening with the Dallas Cowboys going to New York and coming away with a victory over the New York Giants. Besides the games finally kicking off on television the other sign that the new season has begun is the television advertisements featuring NFL players being broadcast nightly.
The new wave of television advertisements hit the air before the...
San Francisco 49ers: The Niners have a great defense and an immaculate rushing offense. The problem is they have lots of mouths to feed in the backfield. Early reports have come out that they will have more of a dread running back by committee situation in San Francisco. Alex Smith is not an elite fantasy quarterback but the Niners have brought in some weapons to help him get to...