The Packers entered the year with what was being called the best group of receivers the NFL had seen since the 2000 St. Louis Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf.”
The Giants on the other hand entered the year with question marks surrounding their passing game. Steve Smith had been their best receiver and had left New York for the “Dream Team.” Add the Jets signing Plaxico Burress from right underneath the noses of Giants management and you have complete disarray.
Fast-forward to the end of the 2012 season. The Giants finished 5th in the NFL in passing yards per game at 295 yards. Only two spots behind the Green Bay Packers who finished with 300.5 passing yards per game.
The Packers top two wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings finished with 1263 yds/15 tds & 949 yds/9 tds respectively. The Giants top receivers surpassed the Packers yardage totals but fell short in touchdown receptions. Victor Cruz ended the year with 1536 yds/9 tds, while Hakeem Nicks totaled 1192 yds/ 7 tds...