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WR Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers

6-2, 217Born: 5-31-1985College: Kansas StateDrafted: Round 2

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Week 7: vs Carolina Panthers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Aaron Rodgers has thrown six TDs and zero interceptions over the past two weeks, with three players earning double-digit targets during that time span: Jordy Nelson (19 for 10/173/2), Randall Cobb (11 for 8/92/2), and Davante Adams (12 for 7/88/1). Tight end Andrew Quarless handled the other available pass TD over the past two weeks, with seven targets for 4/30/1 receiving, but he is a marginal option compared to the top three wide receivers. The Panthers' pass D has allowed four passing scores over the past two weeks, but has also generated four interceptions (33/43 for 320 net passing yards, two TDs and two interceptions for Andy Dalton last week; 28/36 for 262 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions for Jay Cutler two weeks ago - Cutler was sacked four times for -26 yards, while Dalton was dumped once for -3 yards). To date, the Panthers' secondary is ranked 20th in the NFL with an average of 252.3 net passing yards allowed per game, with 12 passing scores given out vs. seven interceptions (tied for fifth in the NFL) and 13 sacks (tied for 15th) generated so far. Rodgers and company are on a tear - they should enjoy solid results against the so-so Panthers' D.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
3 at DET 0 0 0 7 5 59 0 0
4 at CHI 0 0 0 12 10 108 2 0
5 vs MIN 0 0 0 3 1 66 1 0
6 at MIA 0 0 0 16 9 107 1 0
7 vs CAR 0 0 0 5 4 80 1 0
7 vs CAR PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 8 * * *
7 vs CAR PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 7 * * *
7 vs CAR PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 8 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 4 vs CHI (12 / 10 / 108 / 2 rec)

One constant through the early part of the season has been the play of Jordy Nelson who, while much of the rest of the offense struggled, has been productive. While he struggled a bit against a tough Detroit Lions gameplan, he has been incredible during all three of the other games. Against Chicago, Nelson saw a fair amount of rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller who, while having a tremendous rookie season was not quite up to the task of holding down Nelson. Fuller was covering Nelson during his first touchdown, which came on a fade route. Fuller tried to get a bit physical with Nelson coming off the line and lost that battle, as Nelson got past him easily and made the catch. The second touchdown came on a post route where it seemed the Bears mixed up coverage. Tim Jennings thought the safety was taking over and stopped pursuing Nelson, only realizing that wasn't the case when Nelson was in the end zone. Tillman was able to recover in time to try and jar the ball loose with a tackle but it didn't work and Nelson easily came down with the touchdown. Nelson saw a lot of one-on-one coverage during the game but none of it was terribly effective and with he and Rodgers in such great sync, the Bears couldn't find a way to slow him down, much less stop him.

2014 Week 5 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 66 / 1 rec)

The first pass (and only completion) thrown to Jordy Nelson ended in a 66-yard touchdown which featured the wide receiver selling a defender on an outside route, but then heading inside on a deep post. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers hit the wide-open Nelson in stride and there was nobody else to stop him as he went for the touchdown. For the other targets Nelson saw some blanket coverage, and outstanding defensive play by second-year corner Xavier Rhodes and one play where he drew a pass interference penalty which set up a touchdown by Eddie Lacy.

2014 Week 6 vs MIA (16 / 9 / 107 / 1 rec)

Nelson played outstanding yet again and is clearly the go-to guy in the Packers offense and the player Rodgers looks to when the Packers need a first down. Nelson put up big numbers but could have had an even bigger day but for the Miami pass rush. On one play, Nelson was wide open over the middle but a Miami lineman was able to get his hand on the ball at the line of scrimmage to deflect the ball. On two other plays, Nelson had separation but early pressure forced Rodgers to throw inaccurately in Nelson's direction. Nelson also had a beautiful diving grab for three yards on a crucial 4th down play in the 3rd quarter that did not count as the Packers instead accepted a defensive holding call on the other side of the field. Nelson's 9-yard touchdown came on the first drive of the game. With the Dolphins in zone, Nelson raced past the CB on a slant and the Dolphins LB bit hard on play action leaving Nelson wide open across the middle for an easy throw and catch. Two of Nelson's biggest plays came back-to-back in the middle of the 4th quarter with the Packers backed up deep in their own territory. On the first, facing 3rd-and-9, Rodgers rolled right and connected with Nelson deep down the right sideline for 22 yards. The next play, Rodgers found Nelson open over the middle for a 14-yard gain. The two plays finally got the Packers offense rolling again and sparked the comeback. Nelson also had arguably the biggest play of the game as the Packers faced 4th-and-10 from midfield with about a minute remaining. Nelson ran an out route and created plenty of separation and Rodgers put it on the money for an 18-yard-gain down the right sideline.

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Latest News

Packers | Jordy Nelson finds end zone (Sun Oct 19, 01:15 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson caught a 59-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the team's Week 7 game.

Our View: The Panthers pass defense can't cover well and they can't tackle effectively either. They are going to be a matchup to target at least until Greg Hardy returns, which may not even be this season.
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Schedule

7vs Carolina Panthers
8@ New Orleans Saints
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10vs Chicago Bears
11vs Philadelphia Eagles
12@ Minnesota Vikings
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Atlanta Falcons
15@ Buffalo Bills
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Detroit Lions