Nelson: Packers intensity level comparable to 'playoff game' for 49ers contest
Wide receiver Jordy Nelson.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The games really count now for the Green Bay Packers, but the season opener Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers seems to count a lot more to them than just one win in the standings.
"The intensity level is high. You could almost compare it to a playoff game," said Jordy Nelson on 620WTMJ's "Wisconsin's Afternoon News."
Nelson said the team had a "bad taste in (their) mouth" after last year's 45-31 NFC Divisional Playoff loss in San Francisco.
"You want to get that win back and start off the year the right way," said Nelson.
"You want to start the season fast...it would be a big momentum swing."
He explained that he also should be ready following knee surgery.
"I feel good...glad to be back out on the field."