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Week 1 vs. PHI
Receiving: 4 / 29 / 0 on 8 targets
Jones was the number two WR for Green Bay this game because Jennings was out due to a hamstring injury. On Green Bays' third series, they ran two plays for Jones and he caught them both, yielding a first down. After this though it seemed tough for Jones to create much space, as he only caught two more balls the rest of the game.
Week 2 vs. NYG
Receiving: 4 / 75 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones was able to haul in all four passes that were thrown his way. The first came on the Packers' second drive and went for seven yards. His next completion came on the Packers' third scoring drive and went for 46 yards. Jones beat Corey Webster down the sideline and was able to haul in the Favre pass for the big gain. The last two completions came on consecutive plays in the third quarter that netted a total of five and 17 yards respectively.
Week 3 vs. SD
Receiving: 6 / 79 / 0 on 9 targets
Like most Green Bay receivers, Jones posted a very solid day against a very suspect pass defense. He had a strong reception early in the first quarter and subsequently broke a tackle along the sideline to pick up some extra yards after the catch. CBS announcer Phil Simms mentioned comparisons to another Packers' great, Sterling Sharpe. While Jones is not anywhere near that level at this point, it is clear that he has some outstanding tools to potentially get to that point. He came very close to scoring late in the fourth quarter. He caught a third down pass from Favre right at the goal line and was touched down as he sat on the one yard line, but never actually slipped across the end zone. Green Bay threw incomplete on fourth down and turned the ball over on the next play. With the return of Greg Jennings, Jones may see his touches drop off somewhat, but he certainly looked good enough to warrant being a regular part of the offense.
Week 4 vs. MIN
Receiving: 4 / 49 / 1 on 7 targets
Jones was targeted several times this afternoon, mainly on quick slants and crossing routes. He did make the most of his one deep opportunity of the game, beating his defender up the sideline and was hit by Brett Farve in stride for a 33 yard touchdown.
Week 5 vs. CHI
Receiving: 5 / 61 / 0 on 8 targets
Jones had an up and down game. On the up side, he tied with Driver for the team lead in targets, catching five of them for 61 yards, both good for second on the team. On the down side, he had two separate lost fumbles during the first quarter that sent him to the bench until Greg Jennings injured his shoulder. Both fumbles came on slant routes where Jones caught the ball but was then stripped by Bears' cornerback Charles Tillman who was covering on the play. Favre seems to trust him, despite his turnover problems, as he targeted him four times in the fourth quarter, tops on the team. Jones was the target of Favre's game changing third quarter interception.
Week 6 vs. WAS
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 3 targets
Jones failed to catch a pass in this game. He did haul in a 23 yard TD pass that was negated due to a holding penalty on OL Mark Tauscher.
Week 8 vs. DEN
Receiving: 3 / 107 / 1 on 4 targets
Jones only had four balls thrown his way, but he made the most of his limited chances. On his first target of the game, Jones beat CB Champ Bailey down the sideline and hauled in a Favre pass that went for a 79 yard touchdown. After making the catch around the Denver 39 yard line, Jones weaved his way through the Denver secondary on his way to the end zone. His final two receptions went for 16 and 12 yards respectively.
Week 9 vs. KC
Receiving: 3 / 32 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones did not see much action as the number three receiver. His playing time decreased with the addition of Koren Robinson to the offensive game plan.
Week 10 vs. MIN
Receiving: 3 / 62 / 0 on 5 targets
Jones continued his nice rookie season with five looks on the afternoon. His biggest play of the afternoon was a 37 yard reception up the sideline where he was able to get past his defender. Jones also had one reception from Aaron Rodgers in garbage time, where Rodgers hit him instantly, and Jones was able to make a move on his defender for an 11 yard reception.
Week 11 vs. CAR
Receiving: 3 / 25 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones caught three passes for 25 yards. His first catch of the game went for 13 yards and took the ball down to the Carolina five yard line. Jennings scored two plays later. Two of his catches went for first downs.
Week 12 vs. DET
Receiving: 5 / 75 / 0 on 7 targets
Jones made one terrific catch along the sideline on a fade pattern from Favre on which Jones was drilled by Kenoy Kennedy, yet still managed to hang onto the football. It was his lone noteworthy reception of the game, as the vast majority of his five catches for 75 yards simply involved moving the chains downfield in a quiet but effective manner.
Week 13 vs. DAL
Receiving: 3 / 39 / 0 on 7 targets
Jones had a deep ball thrown to him early in the game but, it was overthrown by QB Brett Favre. In fact, he was targeted early as three of Favre's first four passes went in his direction. He would have six targets in the first half but, only two catches for 32 yards. Jones only had one catch for seven yards in the second half as WR Donald Driver was targeted much more often in the second half and Jones only had two passes thrown his way.
Week 14 vs. OAK
Jones played in this contest, but Brett Favre failed to look his way.
Week 15 vs. STL
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones' first target went for a 21 yard reception. His only other grab went for an eight yard reception on a third down and eight play. Jones did have a short yardage target down near the goal line that fell incomplete.
Week 17 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 14 / 0 on 4 targets
Jones' first target went for an eight yard gain on Green Bay's first offensive play. His only other reception also came in the first quarter and covered six yards.
Week 19 vs. SEA
Receiving: 3 / 42 / 0 on 4 targets
James Jones played the slot in three receiver sets, and caught three passes for 42 yards on four targets. Jones had a big gain of 31 yards in the first quarter, where Favre found him short over the middle and he ran for an additional 25 yards after the catch. He was not used near as much once the Packers got into running mode, as they preferred the double tight end formation.
Week 20 vs. NYG
James Jones did not make the boxscore, not catching any of his three targets. He played in three receiver formations, and dropped one pass in the game.