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Christian Watson Makes Packers History With Touchdown Binge

Tyler Maher
Rookie wide receiver Christian Watson has made Green Bay Packers history with his recent TD binge.
Rookie wide receiver Christian Watson has made Green Bay Packers history with his recent TD binge. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Christian Watson has had quite a week.

Heading into Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, the Green Bay Packers rookie had never scored an NFL touchdown before. Since then, he's scored five in the span of five days, making Packers history in the process.

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After erupting for 107 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns against the Cowboys, Watson followed it up with 2 more touchdowns on Thursday Night Football against the Tennesee Titans. With multiple touchdown catches in consecutive games, he became the first Packers rookie to accomplish that since Max McGee way back in 1954.

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Watson has suddenly emerged as Aaron Rodgers' favorite target, especially in the red zone. After managing just 10 catches on 14 targets for 88 yards in his first six games, the 23-year-old rookie has racked up 155 receiving yards on 8 receptions and 14 targets over his last two games combined.

This is the kind of role the Packers envisioned for him when they drafted him in the second round last spring. It was hoped that he could help replace Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders.

It took a while for Watson to build chemistry with Rodgers and earn his trust, but they're clearly clicking now. Watson will look to keep up his scoring barrage in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, where Green Bay is listed as a 6.5-point road underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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