Nelson got off to a fast start, scoring a 59-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game. he caught three passes on the ensuing drive and was held without a grab the rest of the way. He was thrown to five times and finished with four catches for 80 yards and a score in a 38-17 victory. He has 712 receiving yards through seven games.
The Packers will face the Saints in Week 8.
Nelson caught a 9-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers on the opening drive of the game. He matched a season high with 16 targets and caught nine balls for 107 yards and a score in a 27-24 victory. He has 43 catches for 632 yards and five scores through six games. He has surpassed the 100-yard mark three times over the past five games.
Nelson will look to crack the century mark again Week 7 against the Panthers.
Nelson got Harrison Smith to bite hard on a double move and broke free to catch a 66-yard play action pass from Aaron Rodgers for a touchdown in the opening quarter. With the game well out of hand, the starters were benched in the fourth quarter and strangely enough, it was his only catch of the night. Nelson entered Thursday as the highest targeted receiver in the league. He was only targeted three times in a 42-10 victory.
Nelson has 34 catches for 525 yards and four touchdowns through five games. He'll look for more targets in Week 6 at Miami.
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Nelson had 10 catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns. In Rodgers' only other big game Week 2 against the Jets, Nelson had nine catches for 209 yards and a touchdown. The correlation is impossible to miss.
As Rodgers goes, so goes Nelson. Just like Rodgers' struggles Week 3 at Detroit were excusable given how the Lions have performed against the pass this season, so were Nelson's. And their struggles Week 1 at Seattle (more Rodgers' than Nelson's in that case) were a given.
The Packers offense has done as it's supposed to this season, and Nelson is as big a part of that offense as ever. You should count on him being a No. 1 wide receiver the rest of the way.
Nelson snagged a 3-yard touchdown pass off a fade route from Aaron Rodgers five minutes into the second quarter and added an 11-yarder in the right corner of the end zone at 4:28 of the third to give him three scores on the season. He was quite busy throughout in leading both teams with 10 catches for 108 yards. He caught seven for 81 yards in the middle quarters.
He will seek to frustrate another division foe when the team hosts Minnesota on Thursday night.
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