GREEN BAY, Wis. – It's not just about the throw and the catch for the Packers' passing game. Aaron Rodgers' receivers excel in gaining yards after the catch.
Rodgers had a career-high 480 yards passing in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Redskins. But he's quick to give credit to his receivers for gaining chunks of ground.
James Jones, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson and tight end Jermichael Finley all had big games.
Gaining yards after the catch has always been an emphasis in Green Bay. Coach Mike McCarthy says his staff is trying to coach it better, and that the players are doing a better job.
Nelson says there's no simple recipe. Some players might use a stiff-arm to break free. Finley might just drop his shoulder into a defender.
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