Speaking on 620 WTMJ in Wisconsin, Nelson was asked where his allegiances lie for the game. Last Sunday, Nelson and the Packers lost to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game.
"I'll probably be rooting for the Patriots to be honest with you," Nelson said. "Things haven't gone well when we've played in Seattle, so I prefer if the Patriots won."
Green Bay led Seattle 16-0 at halftime and 19-7 with five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter before the Seahawks staged a comeback. A turning point in the final quarter was when Packers tight end Brandon Bostick tried to field an onside kick and failed, allowing Seattle to recover.
Nelson was supposed to catch the ball while Bostick blocked for him, but Bostick ended up going for the ball himself.
"He made a split second decision, and he said if he would've caught it no one would've cared," Nelson said of Bostick's efforts. "...I was a little disappointed because we had discussed it all week, but it was a split second reaction. There's a lot of plays in that game that affected the outcome. Unfortunately for him, his will be the focal point."
The Patriots and Seahawks will play in Glendale, Ariz., on Feb. 1.
- Molly Geary