Not a good sign for Nelson owners, and with Green Bay facing an Arizona team on short rest, coach Mike McCarthy may be inclined to hold out his star wide receiver for another week.

In Nelson’s absence Aaron Rodgers threw for only 186 yards against the Jaguars last week. James Jones recorded seven receptions for 78 yards to lead the Packers in receiving. On Monday night Alex Smith did anything he wanted against the Cardinals pass defense — 18/19 for 232 yards and three touchdowns. Expect Rodgers to do the same, with or without Nelson