First Look at: Vikings-Packers

We have stats and some notes from the league as we begin our lookahead to Sunday's game at Lambeau Field between two struggling NFC North rivals.

VIKINGS (2-8) at PACKERS (5-5)

LAST GAME: 10/27/13 — Packers 44 at Vikings 31. Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson records 7 catches for 123 yards & 2 TDs (11, 76). Packers PR Micah Hyde scores on 93-yard PR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/12 — Packers 23, Vikings 14. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers completes 32-yard TD pass to WR James Jones. Packers RB James Starks adds 22-yard TD run.

BROADCAST: FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Min.), 113 (GB). XM: 113 (GB). 

VIKINGS NOTES: QB Christian Ponder had career-high 120.2 rating in 12/30/12 meeting with 3 TDs & 0 INTs…In 14 career meetings (incl. playoffs), RB Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,601 yards (114.4 per game) & 10 TDs. Has 10 rush TDs in past 11 reg-season meetings. In past 5 reg-season games vs. GB, has rushed for 695 yards (139 per game) & 5 TDs. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 9,700 rush yards & 85 rush TDs…WR Greg Jennings returns to GB. Spent 1st 7 seasons (2006-12) with GB & had 425 receptions for 6,537 yards & 53 TDs. Rookie WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson leads NFL with 34.4 KR avg. & 2 KR-TDs. Had 109-yard KR-TD in last meeting, longest KR in NFL history & tied for longest play. WR Jarius Wright had career-high 2 TDs last week…Since entering NFL in 2004, DE Jared Allen has NFL-best 122 sacks. Has 16.5 sacks in past 11 vs. GB (incl. playoffs). LB Erin Henderson is only player in NFL with 3+ sacks (3) & 2+ INTs (2).

PACKERS NOTES: QB Scott Tolzien passed for career-high 339 yards last week…Rookie RB Eddie Lacy leads NFL with 645 rush yards since Oct. 1. Has rushed for 696 yards in 9 games & is on pace to surpass John Brockington's team rookie record (1,105 yards in 1971). Rushed for 94 yards with TD & had 112 scrimmage yards in only meeting. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5. RB James Starks aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with 20+ yard rush TD…WR Jordy Nelson had 7 catches for 123 yards & 2 TDs in Week 8. Has 5 TDs in past 4 reg-season meetings. Since 2011, ties for 2nd among NFL WRs with 29 rec. TDs. WR James Jones aims for 3rd regular-season game in row vs. Min. with TD…In past 5 vs. Min. (incl. playoffs), LB Clay Matthews has 7 sacks & sack in all 5. LB A.J. Hawk has 48 tackles & 4 sacks in past 6. Leads team with 80 tackles. Rookie CB-PR Micah Hyde had 93-yard PR-TD in last game vs. Min. DE Mike Daniels had 2 sacks in Week 8. Rookie DE Datone Jones has 3 sacks in past 3. Since 2008 (incl. playoffs), CB Tramon Williams has 25 INTs, tied for 4th most in NFL. Had INT last week.

VIKINGSPACKERS
SERIES LEADER 55-48-1
STREAKS 6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP.Frazier: 1-5McCarthy: 12-4
LAST WEEKL 41-20 at SeahawksL 27-13 at Giants
PASSINGPonder: 128-201-1,375-6-9-74.9Tolzien: 48-73-619-1-5-68.2
RUSHINGPeterson: 194-851-4.4-9Lacy (R): 172-696-4.0-5
RECEIVINGSimpson: 34-492-14.5-0Nelson: 57-889 (3C)-15.6-7
OFFENSE317.7417.4 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE-8-6
DEFENSE391.7350.9
SACKSAllen: 5Daniels: 4.5
INTs3 tied: 24 tied: 1
PUNTINGLocke (R): 45.4Masthay: 44.8
KICKINGWalsh: 72 (27/28 PAT; 15/17 FG)Crosby: 96 (3L) (27/27 PAT; 23/27 FG)

Packer Report Top Stories