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Nelson on Packers-Vikings and charity softball

Posted: 5:08 PM, Nov 20, 2015
Updated: 2015-11-20 23:08:35Z
Nelson on Packers-Vikings and charity softball
Nelson on Packers-Vikings and charity softball
Nelson on Packers-Vikings and charity softball

"These guys are going to be fine. They'll bounce back."

In the mind of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, the men he wishes he could join on the football field will perform better than they have the past three games - all losses.

He told 620WTMJ's Wisconsin's Afternoon News of how disappointing it was to see his teammates struggle against what was a 1-7 Detroit Lions team last Sunday, and some particular things they must do to beat the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

"Offensively, we're going to have to be balanced and make plays," said Nelson.

"Defensively, it's the same game plan...stop Adrian Peterson."

Meanwhile, tickets have gone on sale for the Jordy Nelson Charlity Softball Game on June 12, 2016, to benefit Young Life , a Christian charity that helps at-risk young people.

"It's somewhat become a tradition to have that softball game. It's an honor to have my name on it, to put Young Life in the spotlight...to bring notice, let people find out about it."

The cause, to Jordy, is wonderful. Some of the softball performances you'll see Packers players provide are...well...not necessarily so wonderful.

"It's amazing when you get guys out of your element. You probably would assume a big lineman, but there are some skill guys who have never held a bat. I put a little gift card in their invitation...to go hit in a batting cage," Nelson joked.