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Packers take 7-0 lead on Jordy Nelson’s 5th TD of the season

Green Bay is on the board early with a long opening drive that ends in the end zone.

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At the start of tonight’s game against the New York Giants, the Green Bay Packers’ offense resumed where it left off two weeks ago. The Packers received the opening kickoff after the Giants won the toss and deferred, and they promptly drove down the field with an 8-minute, 42-second drive that culminated in the game’s first touchdown.

The Packers converted four third downs on the drive, including Aaron Rodgers scrambling for a gain of 11 on third and 10. The 16th play of the drive was the last, as Aaron Rodgers found Jordy Nelson in the back right corner of the end zone for a touchdown.

Here’s a look at the great hands by Nelson as he pulled in the football for the game’s first score:

Take a look at the excellent concentration and extension on that play - that exemplifies what Nelson’s return has meant for this offense.

That touchdown reception is Nelson’s fifth in just four games this season after his return from a torn ACL. He has scored at least once in each of the four games so far this year.