As he carefully placed the two footballs he caught for touchdowns over his small suitcase, James Jones showered praise on the wide receiver who could have taken home more footballs if he collected each ball he caught for a touchdown Sunday night.
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson just laughed and shook his head, sheepishly dismissing Jones.
It’s difficult to argue with Jones after Nelson caught three touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers to beat the Texans 42-24 at Reliant Stadium.
“Jordy is the best,” Jones aid. “He was killing No. 24 (Johnathan Joseph). He was following him and 24 can’t guard him. He was killing him the whole game. He had three touchdowns, as everybody could see. Sunday Night Football. He was the star. He’s going to be the star. Three TDs.”
On a night reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers threw six touchdowns before a sellout crowd of 71,702, Nelson was a major reason the Packers (3-3) handed the Texans (5-1) their first loss. He finished with 121 yards and three touchdowns on nine catches.
“Jordy’s a great player,” Rodgers said. “He’s a phenomenal, phenomenal athlete. He gives you a lot of confidence that if you put the ball in his area he’s going to come up with it.