Jordy Goes Down, Packers Still Heavy Favorite in NFC North

During the second week of preseason, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson made an awkward move during a play which is being diagnosed as a torn ACL. 

With the injury occurring, head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers both emphasized how important Nelson was to the program. Does this mean that Packers Nation needs to worry? Absolutely not. 

The first reason why Packers’ fans shouldn’t be concerned is because of the potential upside in Davante Adams. The second-year wide receiver seems ready to fill in for Nelson, and there is no better quarterback to get passes from than Rodgers. 

In the 2014 season, Adams had 38 receptions for 446 yards and 3 TD’s. These statistics are above average for a rookie, but tremendous for any WR3 option on any given team. 

Another reason that the Packers are still a favorite in the NFC North is because of their run game. With Eddie Lacy playing the best football of his career, there is no doubt that his amount of carries is likely to increase. 

Although the numbers for Rodgers may go down slightly, expect guys like Adams and Randall Cobb to shine in this opportunity. Will this mean that Green Bay will end up in Super Bowl 50? The odds look less strong than before, but the team still has looked like a strong contender thus far. 

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