Nelson’s TD bolsters Packers

By The Mercury

Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson had the Packers lone touchdown in a day filled with field goals against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Nelson caught a 64-yard pass near the end of the third quarter to give Green Bay a 16-3 lead on a day when the Packers struggled in the red zone and kicked four field goals in a 19-17 win.

Nelson finished with 113 yards on four catches and a touchdown.

Arthur Brown finished the day with one tackle for the Ravens.

Newly acquired Minnesota quarterback Josh Freeman remained inactive on Sunday, but after Matt Cassel’s poor performance in the 35-10 loss, it may be his job to lose going forward. The Vikings play on Monday night next week, giving them an extra day to get Freeman up to speed with the rest of the offense.

Chris Harper of the San Francisco 49ers was also inactive Sunday.

Rob Jackson of the Washington Redskins returned from suspension and intercepted Dallas quarterback Tony Romo on a tipped pass for his fifth career interception.

Facing New England, Darren Sproles of the New Orleans Saints caught six passes for 58 yards and rushed for another 15 in the 30-27 loss to the Patriots.

Daniel Thomas and the Miami Dolphins had a bye this week.

Justin Tuggle finished the day with one tackle in Houston’s 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown had five carries for 20 yards in the Eagles’ 31-20 win over Tampa Bay.

It was a homecoming of sorts for Oakland tight end Jeron Mastrud, who had one catch for 13 yards in a 24-7 loss to the Chiefs in Kansas City.

Cincinnati defensive back Terence Newman had four tackles and two passes defended in the Bengals’ 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Jeromey Clary and Reggie Walker both get their chance to help the Chargers win in tonight’s game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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