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Mohamed Sanu slowly becoming solid No. 2 WR

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Sep 22, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) runs after catching a pass and is chased down by Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Entering Sunday, the Green Bay Packers were sporting the No. 1 offense in the league, highlighted by arguably the best wide receiver corps in the league. Their ability to pick up yards-after-catch have made them one of the league’s most explosive offenses consistently since Mike McCarthy became the head coach. But on Sunday, it was a Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver who was consistency breaking tackles and picking up extra yards after making the initial catch.

While the Packers’ receivers are lauded for their ability to pick up YAC, it was Sanu who caught several balls and powered through Green Bay defenders for some nice YAC. He caught four passes for 68 yards Sunday, with most of those yards coming after first contact.

In the first-half alone, Sanu had 33 YAC in helping the Bengals jump-out to a quick 14-0 lead.