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Mike McCarthy: Packers WR Jordy Nelson 'is back'

Through the snow and the cold, Jordy Nelson put on a show Sunday.

If you needed proof that Nelson has returned to dominant form following last year's ACL tear, check out Sunday's game. Nelson repeatedly beat tight coverage on short throws before a deluge of deep shots came pouring down from the sky.

Nelson finished with 118 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions.

"I think everyone would agree that Jordy is back," coach Mike McCarthy said after the 21-13 victory over the Houston Texans, via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Nelson's speed might not have returned -- maybe it never will -- but the 31-year-old is still able to win at the top of his route, has a mind-meld with Aaron Rodgers and owns sticky hands.

When asked whether he put a move on Texans cornerback Charles James for a 32-yard TD, Nelson sheepishly replied: "I don't put moves on anyone."

Moves or not, Nelson has produced. Sunday he earned 118 of Rodgers' 209 passing yards. No other Packers receiver had more than 19 yards receiving. Nelson's 10th touchdown catch moved him into a tie for second in the NFL with Mike Evans, just one score behind Antonio Brown for the league lead.

In the Packers' pivotal past two wins to remain in the hunt in the NFC North race, Nelson earned 16 catches for 209 yards and a score, averaging 13.06 yards per catch.

"I don't know how much more Jordy needs to prove," McCarthy said. "He's going through what every great player goes through in that first year back from major injury. He practices every day, and those are the little things that are probably most important. Because I think his performance speaks for itself."

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