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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 8: at New Orleans Saints

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Aaron Rodgers has thrown 43/64 for 519 yards, six TDs and zero interceptions over the past two weeks, relying heavily on his wide receivers. Jordy Nelson (21 targets for 13/187/2 receiving) and Randall Cobb (14 for 11/179/2) have both handled two TDs during that time span, while Davante Adams (nine for 7/98/1) and Andrew Quarless (six for 3/20/1) have found pay-dirt as well. The Packers' passing attack is humming along quite nicely at the season's midway point. The Saints' pass D is ranked 28th in the NFL averaging 270.5 net yards allowed per game, with 11 passing scores given up vs. three interceptions (tied for 24th in the NFL) and nine sacks (tied for 25th) generated to date. They are sub-par just about any way you slice it when it comes to pass D this year. Matthew Stafford rang up 27/40 for 285 net yards, two TDs and two interceptions in a come-from-behind win last week (three sacks for -14 yards taken), while Mike Glennon managed to take the Saints to OT in Week 5 (19/32 for 248 net yards, two TDs and one interception thrown, with one sack taken for -1 yards). This is a great matchup for the Packers despite being on the road this weekend.

Recent Stats and Projections

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
8 at NO PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 7 * * *
8 at NO PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 6 * * *
8 at NO PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 8 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

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.

2014 Week 7 vs CAR (5 / 4 / 80 / 1 rec)

While it may seem like Nelson didn't do much, the truth is that the game got out of hand so quickly that he didn't need to. Nelson's first target was actually an interception which was called back because the defense was offsides. Normally when quarterback Aaron Rodgers sees the flag, he takes a shot downfield. In this instance, the throw was way off and high, and Nelson couldn't make a play. Nelson's first official target was much more effective, and resulted in a 59-yard touchdown. On the play, Nelson ran a simple deep fade down the sideline and easily got behind the coverage. Panthers safety Roman Harper stepped up to make a play but Nelson absolutely juked him out of his shoes and then scored easily. After that the Panthers played off Nelson so they wouldn't get burned long, though at times the 10-yard cushions they gave him just gave him free yards. Overall it was somewhat of a quiet day, but Nelson looked as effective as ever.


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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