In our 'Five Questions' segment this morning, Acme Packing Company lead blogger Brandon Benson dodged my question about the Pro Bowl selection of Green Bay's Greg Jennings over New York's Victor Cruz. I think we know Jennings over Cruz this season is a pretty indefensible selection, and I suspect Brandon knows it, too.
Let's go a step further. Which overall receiving corps, is the better one? Any way you slice it, the Giants and Packers have two of the best receiving corps in the league. Here are the numbers, including the tight ends:
Jordy Nelson ... 68 catches, 1.263 yards, 18.6 yards per catch, 15 touchdowns
Greg Jennings ... 67 catches, 949 yards, 14.2 yards per catch, 14 touchdowns
Jermichael Finley ... 55 catches, 767 yards, 13.9 yards per catch, eight touchdowns
James Jones ... 38 catches, 635 yards, 16.7 yards per catch, seven touchdowns
Donald Driver ... 37 catches, 445 yards, 12.0 yards per catch, six touchdowns
Randall Cobb ... 25 catches, 375 yards, 15.0 yards per catch, one touchdown
Victor Cruz ... 82 catches, 1,536 yards, 18.7 yards per catch, nine touchdowns
Hakeem Nicks ... 76 catches, 1,192 yards, 15.7 yards per catch, seven touchdowns
Mario Manningham ... 39 catches, 523 yards, 13.4 yards per catch, four touchdowns
Jake Ballard ... 38 catches, 604 yards, 15.9 yards per catch, four touchdowns
From the numbers you would have to say that Green Bay has greater depth, but the Giants have the more explosive players.
Your thoughts, Giants fans?