Week 5: Vikings at Packers

We take our first look at Thursday's game, with statistical leaders and notes on each of these NFC North rivals.


KICKOFF: 7:25 p.m. Thursday at Lambeau Field

LAST GAME: 11/24/13 — Vikings 26 at Packers 26. Green Bay rookie RB Eddie Lacy rushes for 110 yards and TD. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson counters with 146 rushing yards and TD in tie game.


BROADCAST: CBS (7:25 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Min.), 92 (GB.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Min.), 115 (GB.).

THURS. RECORD11-817-25-2
STREAKS 6 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP.Zimmer: 0-0McCarthy: 12-4-1
LAST WEEKW 41-28 vs. FalconsW 38-17 at Bears
PASSINGBridgewater: 31-50-467-0-0-92.7Rodgers: 86-130-999-9-1-109.1
RUSHINGAsiata: 47-159-3.4-3Lacy: 53-161-3.0-1
RECEIVINGJennings: 15-204-13.6-1Nelson: 33-459-13.9-3
SACKS3 tied: 23 tied: 1
INTsH. Smith, Robinson: 25 tied: 1
PUNTINGLocke: 45.8Masthay: 43.5
KICKINGWalsh: 35 (8/8 PAT; 9/11 FG)Crosby: 24 (9/9 PAT; 5/6 FG)

VIKINGS NOTES: Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater passed for 317 yards and had rush TD in 1st career start last week…RB Matt Asiata rushed for 3 TDs, tying career high. Rookie RB Jerick McKinnon had career-best 18 rushes and 135 yards last week…Last year in 2 games vs. Green Bay, WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson had 109-yard KR-TD and averaged 39.3 yards per KR (9 KR for 354 yards). Has TD in 6 of past 9 (4 rush, 3 rec.). WR Greg Jennings has 5 rec. TDs in past 6 on Thurs. WR Jarius Wright had career-high 8 catches and 132 yards last week…In 15 games vs. Green Bay (including playoffs), LB Chad Greenway has 124 tackles. S Harrison Smith had INT in his last game at Green Bay. DE Everson Griffen had career-high 3 sacks vs. Green Bay (12/30/12). Has 4.5 sacks in past 6. CB Captain Munnerlyn ties for NFL lead with 4 INT-TDs since 2012. Rookie LB Anthony Barr aims for 3rd in row with sack.

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers has won 7 of past 8 vs. Min. (including playoffs). In 12 starts vs. Min., has 27 TDs, 4 INTs and 116.8 rating. In 5 starts on Thurs., is 4-1 with 10 TDs, 2 INTs and 109 rating. In past 31 starts at home (min. 10 att.), is 29-2 (.935) with 112.3 rating (78 TDs, 17 INTs). Had 151.2 rating last week…RB Eddie Lacy has 270 scrimmage yards (135 per game), 204 rush yards (102 per game) and 2 TDs in 2 meetings…WRs Randall Cobb (7-113-2) and Jordy Nelson (10-108-2) each had 100-plus rec. yards and 2-plus rec. TDs last week, 1st Packers since Dec. 21, 1969. Since 2011, Nelson is 1 of 2 in NFL with 3,000-plus yards (3,781), 30-plus rec. TDs (33) and 15-plus avg. (16.1)…LB Clay Matthews has 6 sacks, 2 FFs and FR in past 6 meetings (including playoffs). Since entering NFL in 2002, LB Julius Peppers ties for 2nd in NFL with 119.5 sacks. Since 2010 (including playoffs), CB Tramon Williams ties for 1st in NFL with 20 INTs and CB Sam Shields is 4th with 18 INTs.

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