First Look at Vikings-Packers

We have all the key numbers and some news and notes from the Vikings (9-6) and Packers (11-4) as we look ahead to Sunday's huge NFC showdown in Minneapolis. The Packers earn the No. 2 seed if the win; the Vikings earn a playoff berth if they win.

Green Bay Packers (11-4) at Minnesota Vikings (9-6)


3:25 p.m. Sunday at Mall of America Field.


Points for: Packers 26.6 (No. 7). Vikings 22.8 (No. 17).

Points against: Packers 19.9 (No. 7). Vikings 20.9 (No. 11).

Turnover margin: Packers plus-8 (No. 9). Vikings minus-2 (No. 22).

Packers offense vs. Vikings defense: GB — Total: 356.4 (No. 13. Rushing 108.7; No. 20. Passing 247.7; No. 10.). MIN — Total: 346. (No. 16. Rushing 108.0; No. 1. Passing 238.3; No. 20.).

Packers defense vs. Vikings offense: GB — Total: 329.6 (No. 10. Rushing 111.9; No. 14. Passing 217.7; No. 12.). MIN — Total: 329.4 (No. 23. Rushing 161.1; No. 3. Passing 168.3; No. 32.).


The Packers lead 54-48-1, with season sweeps in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011 by coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers have won five straight in the series.


PACKERS: Clinched NFC North for 2nd consecutive season. Have won 12 consecutive division games. Clinch 1st round bye with win…Team scored 55 points last week, tied for most at Lambeau…QB Aaron Rodgers has won 5 in row vs. Min. with 122.6 rating (14 TDs, 3 INTs). Packers are 27-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating. Has career 104.5 rating, highest in NFL history…WR-PR-KR Randall Cobb aims for 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards or TD. Has 964 KR yards & 954 rec. yards. Can become 1st player in NFL history with 1,000+ KR yards & 1,000+ rec. yards. Had 80-yard PR-TD in 11/14/11 meeting. WR James Jones leads NFL with career-high 13 rec. TDs. Had TD in last meeting. WR Jordy Nelson had 2 TDs in 11/14/11 game vs. Min. WR Greg Jennings has 7 TDs in past 6 vs. Min…LB Clay Matthews has 4 sacks in past 3 meetings & aims for 4th in row vs. Min. with sack. CB Casey Hayward leads rookies with 6 INTs. CB Sam Shields has INT in 3 of past 4. S Morgan Burnett had 2 INTs in last meeting.

VIKINGS: Clinch playoff berth with win…QB Christian Ponder is 6-1 in past 7 at home…RB Adrian Peterson leads NFL with 1,898 yards & needs 102 to reach 2,000. Has 6 150-yard rush games & trails HOFer Earl Campbell (7) for most in single season. Has 1,399 rush yards (155.4 per game) & 9 TDs in past 9. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,650 rush yards & 75 rush TDs…TE Kyle Rudolph has rec. TD in 4 of past 6. Had TD in last meeting. In last home game vs. GB, WR Michael Jenkins had 3 catches for 111 yards (37 avg.) & TD…DE Jared Allen has 42 sacks in past 40. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 115 sacks. Has 14.5 sacks in past 8 vs. GB. LB Chad Greenway leads team with 145 tackles. Rookie S Harrison Smith ties for 3rd in NFL with 2 INT-TDs. Had INT in last meeting. Had 1st career sack & FF last week. DE Everson Griffen had sack in last home game vs. GB…Rookie K Blair Walsh has 9 50+ yard FGs, most in season in NFL history. Has made 32 of 35 FGs (91.4 pct.) & all 9 50+ yard att.

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