What are Jordy Nelson’s top 10 moments with the Green Bay Packers?
Here are 10 of his greatest moments in the green and gold.
10. 80-yard streak starter against Giants (Week 16, 2010)
The Packers had just gotten the ball against the visiting New York Giants when Jordy Nelson started a playoff run to remember. In a must-win game at home, the Packers were facing elimination from the playoffs with a loss. Off play-action, Aaron Rodgers hit Nelson streaking across the field for an 80-yard touchdown.
Nelson managed to outrun three different Giant defenders on the play over the final 60 yards of the route and put the Packers up for good en route to a blowout win. The pass started a 19-game winning streak which went through Week 14 of the following season. Nelson followed up his performance against the Giants with a touchdown in the divisional playoffs against the Falcons, and another in Super Bowl XLV.
9. 84-yard dagger against Panthers (Week 2, 2011)
The Packers had just fended off a furious rally from the New Orleans Saints in the 2011 opener at home before facing the Panthers on the road in Week 2. The Packers needed heroics from Aaron Rodgers in order to defeat the Panthers, and got a special run after the catch from Jordy Nelson. Leading by seven with under three minutes to play, the Packers surprisingly threw the ball, and Nelson took it the distance.
On just a simple in-breaking route, Nelson caught the ball in stride and curled towards the sideline before showing off his blazing open field speed all the way home for a game-sealing touchdown. The win did not come cheaply, as Nick Collins suffered a career-ending neck injury, something the Packers still haven’t entirely recovered from.