Green Bay Packers Show Why They Have the Best Receiving Corps in the NFL

Jake WinieckiCorrespondent IIISeptember 9, 2011

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 08: Randall Cobb #18 of the Green Bay Packers returns a kick-off for a touchdown agaisnt the New Orleans Saints during the NFL opening season game at Lambeau Field on September 8, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers won in a thriller last night over the New Orleans Saints, 42-34.

In the process, the Packers offense looked nearly unstoppable. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of his 35 passes for 312 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions. That was good for a QB rating of 132.1. A large part of this was a due to the seemingly unlimited amount of weapons at Rodgers' disposal.

Greg Jennings was making plays, and caught seven passes for 89 yards and a TD. Veteran Donald Driver showed that he is still more than capable of making plays despite being the ripe young age of 36. Potential fantasy breakout player Jordy Nelson caught six passes for 77 yards and a TD. However, the biggest impact may have been from two players that the Packers did not have for most if not all of last year.

Jermichael Finley proved last night that he is back and ready to realize his potential. He only caught three passes, but had 53 yards in his first game back since blowing out his knee in Week 5 of last season.

The other player was Randall Cobb, a rookie second-round draft pick out of Kentucky. Cobb hit the end zone twice—once on a 32-yard catch where he actually ran the wrong route, and then another on a 108-yard kickoff return, which ties for the second longest play in NFL history and was the first kickoff return TD for the Packers since Allen Rossum did it back in 2000.

The Packers were getting everyone involved. Even Tom Crabtree caught a pass for a first down.

They also were able to score 42 points despite James Jones only catching one pass for one yard. As it appears now, he is the No. 5 receiver on the Packers' depth chart—not bad considering he could start for a good amount of teams in the league.

If this is what they were able to do versus the Saints, what will they do versus the Panthers next week? It will certainly be fun to watch.