FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Vincent Jackson #83 of the San Diego Chargers makes a catch against the New England Patriots on September 18, 2011 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Be honest, after a frustrating 2010 season and a quiet game against the Minnesota Vikings
in Week 1, you were at least a little bit concerned about Vincent Jackson.
The San Diego Chargers
' star WR used to put up 5+ catches for 100+ yards and a TD regularly, but in 2010 he only reached those numbers once (against the 49ers
). Against the Vikings, VJax caught the ball only twice for 31 yards. Against the Patriots
, he knew the lights and the pressure would be on him to perform up to his old standards.
In New England, Jackson set new career highs for receptions in a game (10) and receiving yards in a game (172). It was the 5th time in his seven-year career that he had multiple receiving TDs in a game. With Jackson having a career day and the rest of the team stinking against the Patriots, I think he's a pretty easy selection to get this week's game ball.