PACKERS (10-4) AT BUCCANEERS (2-12)
KICKOFF: Noon, Sunday
BROADCAST: Fox — Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 119 (Green Bay), 136 (Tampa Bay). XM: 230 (Tampa Bay)
LAST WEEK — Green Bay, L 21-13, at Bills; Tampa Bay, L, 19-17 at Panthers
LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/8/09: Buccaneers 38, Packers 28. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman threw for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Buccaneers defense recorded three INTs, including 35-yard touchdown return from safety Tanard Jackson.
PACKERS NOTES: Lead NFC in scoring (436 points)…QB Aaron Rodgers leads NFL with 111.2 rating (35 touchdowns, five INTs) and can be first in NFL history with six consecutive seasons with 100-plus rating. Had 299 yards, three touchdowns and 112.3 rating in last meeting…RB Eddie Lacy is first Packer with 100-plus scrimmage yards in seven consecutive games and has 881 yards (125.9 per game) and eight touchdowns (four rushing, four receiving) in those seven. Needs 60 rushing yards for second consecutive 1,000-yard season…WR JORDY NELSON is tied for second in NFL with 12 receiving touchdowns. Nelson (12), Lacy (12) and WR Randall Cobb (10) are first Green Bay trio with 10-plus touchdowns in season. In last meeting, Nelson (1,320) and Cobb (1,076) both have career-highs in receiving yards…CB Tramon Williams had two INTs in last meeting and has three interceptions in three games vs. Tampa Bay. Had interception last week. In 16 games vs. Tampa Bay, LB Julius Peppers has 15.5 sacks and a 46-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (123.5) and 10-plus INTs (11). LB Clay Matthews had two sacks last week and has three sacks in past two. Rookie safety HaHa Clinton-Dix had career-high 13 tackles last week.
BUCCANEERS NOTES: QB Josh McCown won last start vs. Green Bay (11/4/13 with Chicago), passing for 272 yards, two touchdowns, zero INTs and 90.7 rating…RB Doug Martin rushed for 96 yards last week, incuding season-long 63-yard run. Rookie RB Charles Sims had 79 scrimmage yards (45 receiving, 34 rushing) last week on 10 touches…WR Mike Evans leads NFL rookies with 11 receiving touchdowns. Has nine touchdowns in past seven. Is third among rookies with 948 receiving yards. Evans’ 11 receiving touchdowns are tied for most in season in team history. WR Vincent Jackson had seven catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns in last game vs. Green Bay (11/6/11 with San Diego). In two meetings, has 13 catches for 239 yards (119.5 per game) and four touchdowns…LB Lavonte David had sack and forced fumble last week. Since 2013, is only player in NFL with 250-plus tackles (277), five-plus sacks (8) and five-plus INTs (5). Leads team with 133 tackles. DE Jacquies Smith has 5.5 sacks in past five games. CB Johnthan Banks leads team with 11 pases defensed and four interceptions. LB Danny Lansanah, who started his career in Green Bay, had 1.5 sacks last week, first sack of career.
|STREAKS||3 of past 4|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||McCarthy: 1-2||Smith: 8-11|
|PASSING||Rodgers: 293-458-3837 (3C)-35 (1C)-5-111.2 (1L)||McCown: 158-278-1944-10-12-72.6|
|RUSHING||Lacy: 203-940-4.6-8 (3C)||Rainey: 94-406-4.3-1|
|RECEIVING||Nelson: 83-1320 (2C)-15.9-12 (T2L)||Jackson: 66-931-14.1-2|
|SACKS||Matthews: 7.5||Smith: 6.5|
|INTs||Hayward, Williams: 3||Banks: 4 (T2C)|
|PUNTING||Masthay: 44.8||Koenen: 40.2|
|KICKING||Crosby: 122 (2C) (47/49 PAT; 25/29 FG)||Murray (R): 80 (29/29 PAT; 17/21 FG)|