Rookie Wide Receiver Breaks Out in Packers Win Over Cowboys

The Green Bay Packers offense finally turned a corner in their Week 10 31-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys, and they have their rookie wide receiver to thank. Wide receiver Christian Watson nabbed four of his eight targets for 107 yards and three touchdowns. The Packers drafted Watson 34th overall in this year's draft, but he had yet to find his footing in the league before this week. Through nine weeks of the regular season, he had hauled in 10 of his 14 targets for a mere 88 yards. Sunday's game more than doubled his season-long production.

Watson's breakout came at a crucial time for the Packers. At 3-6 and in the middle of a five-game win streak, their season was on the brink of collapse. Yesterday's performance featured the Packers' most points of the season (31) and quarterback Aaron Rodgers' highest passer rating of the season (146.7).

Watson joined the Packers this year after four years with North Dakota State. He totalled 2139 receiving yards and 14 receiving touchdowns with the Bison, but his exceptional physical tools are what got him drafted. He was acquired in part to offset the departure of All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams.