Packers tight end Jermichael Finley (88) leaps into the end zone for a touchdown past San Francisco 49ers safety Donte Whitner in the season opener.
However you slice it, the Green Bay Packers' offense missed the presence of Jermichael Finley this season.
His size - 6-foot-4, 258 pounds - was irreplaceable, but so was his production. Had it not been for a season-ending neck injury, the 26-year-old tight end was on pace to reset his franchise record for most single-season receiving yards at the position and post career-highs in yards and touchdowns.
Instead, the output from the tight end position plummeted from Finley's 10.1 snaps per reception to 19.3 among the combination of Andrew Quarless, Brandon Bostick, Ryan Taylor and Jake ...