Minus Jordy Nelson, Packers Must Conjure Rebounding Power of Past Champions

August 26, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The 1996 season wasn't over for the Green Bay Packers when star receiver Robert Brooks suffered a year-ending and career-altering knee injury early in October. 
Nor was the 2010 season flushed down the drain when the Packers lost 1,200-yard rusher Ryan Grant and ascending tight end Jermichael Finley in the span of a month to open the year. 
Both teams, despite crippling early-season injuries, went on to win Lombardi Trophies as Super Bowl champions. 
The 2015 Green Bay Packers—now robbed of a major piece of their own championship puzzle—will need to conjure up the same kind of rebounding power if they expect to win the sport's ultimate prize on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California. 
Receiver Jordy Nelson went down in a heap Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh. The play was stunningly ordinary; Nelson leaped to catch a throw from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, landed and pivoted away from a defender—as he's done hundreds of times on the prac...

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