Nelson racked up eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's win over the Titans.
Nelson was the second-leading tackler for the Raiders on Sunday, while fellow safety Karl Joseph led the way with nine. Oakland's secondary, which disappointed in 2016, played well enough in Week 1 to limit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to no completion longer than 24 yards and zero passing touchdowns. Nelson and crew have a much easier matchup in Week 2 against a lousy Jets offense led by QB Josh McCown.
Nelson hadn't reached the five-tackle mark in the
Nelson recorded two tackles and one pass defensed during Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.
Nelson will finish his 2016 campaign with 65 tackles, 12 passes defensed, five interceptions, and two fumble recoveries in 16 games. He took a step back in terms of his production following a stellar year with the Bengals in 2015, but he still provided value as the Raiders' top free safety. The 33-year-old has one more year left on his contract with Oakland, so he has plenty to play for in the upcoming playoffs.
Nelson recorded three tackles (two solo), one pass defensed, and one interception during Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Nelson's interception was essentially the game sealer in the fourth quarter when Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers sailed his intended target, with the ball ending up in the hands of Nelson. This marks Nelson's fourth pick of the season, good enough for the team lead.
Nelson reeled in an interception to go along with one tackle (one solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's victory over the Jaguars.
Nelson and the rest of the Raiders' defense saw improvements in Week 7 after a bit of a horrid start to the season, although they were up against a downward-spiraling Jaguars offense on Sunday. Nelson recorded a season-low in tackles this past week, but will look to get back on track in that department Week 8 against the Buccaneers.
|3||9/24/17||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ MIA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/10/17||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
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