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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Jennings' high-end numbers

By Kevin Seifert

Posted by's Kevin Seifert

Wednesday, we noted that Green Bay receiver Greg Jennings has become one of the NFL's highest-paid receivers.

We all know Jennings has never played in a Pro Bowl, but Ben Lerner of ESPN Stats & Information generated a couple of charts that illustrate how Jennings has been one of the league's top downfield receivers in each of the past two seasons.

No one has had more receptions of 40 or more yards since the start of 2007, as this chart shows:

40-plus-yard completions, last two seasons
Player Team Rec. TD
Greg Jennings Green Bay 15 8
Randy Moss New England 12 8
Terrell Owens Dallas* 12 8
Donald Driver Green Bay 10 2
Steve Smith Carolina 10 5

Jennings' explosiveness has also translated into his scoring capabilities:

20-plus-yard touchdowns, last two seasons
Player Team TD
Randy Moss New England 15
Terrell Owens Dallas* 14
Greg Jennings Green Bay 11
Reggie Wayne Indianapolis 10
*Now with Buffalo