Green Bay Packers: 5 reasons to keep the faith

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Jones /
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1. Hands of fate

Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb and Davante Adams have all sustained their share of nicks, pulls and punishing hits thus far, but all three are now healthy and arguably represent the team’s strongest position group.

Much like last season, Nelson and Adams are among the league leaders in touchdown receptions with five and six respectively.

Nelson isn’t quite as explosive as he once was, but still creates separation with his timing and ability to run precise routes both on the outside and in the slot. He can also be a quarterback’s best friend due to his willingness to come back to the ball.

The younger Adams is a master at getting open by employing a series of head fakes and deceptive movements to rid himself of his defender. No. 17 is hard to stop on slant patterns and can play above the rim near the goal line.

Cobb isn’t as frequently targeted as he was in past years, but still has the quickness to beat defensive backs underneath along with the toughness to tack on yards after the catch.

Geronimo Allison is fourth in wideout hierarchy, but has the tools of a rising star. The 6-foot-3 long-strider is tough to cover the further he runs downfield.

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Overall, Hundley has a wealth of choices to distribute the ball to considering the talent level of his group of wide receivers. And when one also factors in the pass-catching prowess of his top two running backs, the future suddenly appears to be a little brighter than the one forecasted by the many purveyors of gloom and doom.