Vincent Jackson Gets A First Down Ninety Percent Of The Time

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40 of Vincent Jackson's 44 receptions this year have gone for first downs. That's a 90.9 percent rate, highest in the league among qualified wide receivers. With 851 yards on the year, and three games left to play, Vincent Jackson could be the first Chargers wide receiver to gain over 1000 yards in a season since Curtis Conway did it back in 2001.

Jackson has become a favorite target of Philip Rivers and a big reason why is Jackson's ability to out-run the coverage:
"They put a lot of guys in the box, like most guys do against us, to stop LT. Vincent can really run and you can see how he's emerged this year as a big-play receiver. He's able to get down the field and make some big plays." - Philip Rivers

Jackson needs just 50 yards in each of the Chargers' final three games to break the 1000 yard mark.

December 10, 2008

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