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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 12: at Minnesota Vikings

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Green Bay blasted the Vikings 42-10 back in Week 5 - Aaron Rodgers threw TD passes to all three of his top wide receivers (three targets for 1/66/1 receiving for Jordy Nelson; four for 3/34/1 for Randall Cobb; four for 1/11/1 flowing to Davante Adams), and then watched Eddie Lacy seal the deal with two third-quarter TD rushes (after which the first team sat out and Matt Flynn led the Packers the rest of the way to an easy blowout win). A lot of NFL teams have received the Rodgers/Nelson/Cobb/Adams/Flynn-in-late treatment this season - most recently, they bombed Philadelphia 53-20 with 24/38 for 365 net yards passing, three TDs and zero interceptions thrown. Cobb led the team in receiving with 13 targets for 10/129/0 receiving, while Nelson handled 10 targets for 4/109/1, followed by Eddie Lacy (four for 3/45/1). Adams also notched another TD with two targets for 2/13/1 receiving. It's all good for the Packers in this phase of the game, folks. The Vikings' pass D is ranked eighth in the NFL averaging 225.2 net passing yards allowed per game, with 17 passing TDs given up vs. 10 interceptions (tied for tenth in the NFL) and 30 sacks recorded to date (tied-third). Jay Cutler had his way with this group last week, though, throwing 31/43 for 330 yards passing, three TDs and two interceptions (zero sacks taken), while Robert Griffin III was sacked five times for -25 yards two games ago en route to 18/28 for 225 net yards passing, one TD thrown and one interception given up. Green Bay's offense is on a roll, while the Vikings' secondary got burned last week - advantage, Green Bay.

Recent Stats and Projections

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8 at NO 0 0 0 5 3 25 0 0
10 vs CHI 0 0 0 6 6 152 2 0
11 vs PHI 0 0 0 10 4 109 1 0
12 at MIN 0 0 0 12 8 68 0 0
12 at MIN PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 6 * * *
12 at MIN PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 5 * * *
12 at MIN PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 10 vs CHI (6 / 6 / 152 / 2 rec)

Sunday night, Jordy Nelson caught every ball that came his way. As usual, some of them required the body contortions and gymnastics which we've come to expect from him. On his first pass, he had cornerback Tim Jennings draped over his back as he extended his body to reign in a slightly high ball. Nelson scored on two passes, both of which came at the expense of some pretty severe blown coverage by the Bears. On both touchdowns, Nelson ran past the cornerback, who clearly looked as if he expected the safety to come over and help. The safety didn't--even after having been burned on this for one touchdown already--and Nelson found himself wide open. Aaron Rodgers easily hit Nelson on the first one, and the receiver took the ball the rest of the way himself, dodging the late-arriving safety as he did. On the second touchdown, Nelson was already in the end zone, so Rodgers delivered the ball to him for an easy second score. Throughout the night, Nelson showed crisp route running and he and Rodgers both took full advantage of some poor decisions by the secondary.

2014 Week 11 vs PHI (10 / 4 / 109 / 1 rec)

Nelson and Aaron Rodgers got on the same page early, with a huge play down the sideline for 64 yards. On the play, Nelson ran straight down the sideline, gaining a couple of steps on the coverage. Rodgers delivered a perfect pass which Nelson was able to catch without breaking stride. He continued up the sideline, reaching the ten yard line before the Eagles brought him down. He almost capped the drive off with a touchdown catch along the back of the end zone, but he couldn't hold onto the ball while keeping his feet in bounds. It was a crazy throw and would have been one of the most amazing catches Nelson has had--which is saying something. That's OK because Nelson got his touchdown a while later in the early second quarter. On the play, Nelson again ran up the sideline. Nelson again got a step on the defender and Rodgers again dropped a perfect pass for Nelson who held onto the ball and got both feet in before falling into the end zone. While Nelson and Rodgers hooked up for some big plays, they also seemed a little off at times, resulting in several balls which were thrown away from Nelson. Either he ran the route wrong or Rodgers was off. Nelson was also the target of several thrown away balls.

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Schedule

12@ Minnesota Vikings
13vs New England Patriots
14vs Atlanta Falcons
15@ Buffalo Bills
16@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17vs Detroit Lions