Opponent First Look: Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos

In a rare matchup of 6-0 teams, the Green Bay Packers play the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. Here are stats and notes as we begin our lookahead to this showdown.


STREAKS 5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 2-0 Gary Kubiak: 1-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 6: W 27-20 vs. Chargers) Bye (Wk. 6: W 26-23 (OT) at Browns)
PASSING Rodgers: 124-182-1491-15 (T3L)-2-115.9 (1C) Manning: 146-237-1524-7-10-72.5
RUSHING Lacy: 67-260-3.9-1 Hillman: 66-323-4.9-2
RECEIVING Cobb: 30-350-11.7-4 Thomas: 48 (3C)-527-11.0-1
OFFENSE 364.2 325.8
TAKE/GIVE +6 (T2L) +6 (1C)
DEFENSE 355.0 281.3 (1L)
SACKS Peppers: 5.5 Ware: 4.5
INTs Rollins (R), Shields: 2 Talib: 3 (T3C)
PUNTING Masthay: 43.3 Colquitt: 45.5
KICKING Crosby: 48 (18/18 FG; 10/11 PAT) McManus: 61 (3L) (13/13 PAT; 16/17 FG)

LAST GAME — 10/2/11: Broncos 23 at Packers 49. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns (134.5 rating) and added two rushing touchdowns. Packers WR Greg Jennings had 103 receiving yards and touchdown.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 10/29/07: Packers 19, Broncos 13 (OT). Green Bay WR Greg Jennings had game-winning 82-yard touchdown catch in overtime. Packers QB Brett Favre threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns.

REFEREE — John Parry

BROADCAST — NBC (7:30 PM): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (GB), 93 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 225 (Den.).

PACKERS NOTES: Fourth 6-0 start since 1945...QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 408 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns in only start vs. Denver. Only quarterback in NFL history to pass for 400-plus yards, four-plus touchdowns and rush for two-plus touchdowns in single game…RB Eddie Lacy has 724 scrimmage yards (120.7 per game), 555 rushing yards (92.5 per game) and five touchdowns (four rushing, one receiving) in past six on the road. RB James Starks rushed for 112 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in Week 6…WR Randall Cobb has six touchdowns in past six games vs. AFC. WR James Jones is tied for NFL lead with six receiving touchdowns. Has touchdown in five of six games…Green Bay tied for NFC lead with 23 sacks led by LB Julius Peppers (5.5) and LB Clay Matthews (4.5). Peppers aims for fourth in row with sack. Is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (131) and 10-plus INTs (11). Had 97-yard INT, sack and forced fumble in three meetings. Matthews has 4.5 sacks in past four. Has eight sacks in past nine vs. AFC. CB Sam Shields (eight) and rookie Damarious Randall (seven) leads team in passes defensed.

BRONCOS NOTES: Gary Kubiak is third head coach to start 6-0 in first year with Denver. (Red Miller, Josh McDaniels)…QB Peyton Manning has led his teams to 6-0 start six times, most of any starting quarterback. Has 185 career regular-season wins and needs one to tie Brett Favre (186) for most by an NFL starting quarterback…RB C.J. Anderson has 10 total touchdowns in past 14, tied for third in AFC during span. RB Ronnie Hillman rushed for career-high 111 yards vs. Cleveland…In past five vs. NFC, WR Demaryius Thomas has 41 catches for 685 yards and five touchdowns. Since 2010, has 42 touchdown rececptions, tied for most among AFC receivers. WR Emmanuel Sanders (3,961) needs 39 yards to reach 4,000 career. Aims for third 100-plus-yard game in row…LB DeMarcus Ware has 4.5 sacks in past five games. Needs 1.5 sacks to pass Leslie O’Neal and Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (132.5) for No. 11 all-time. Since 2008, CB Aqib Talib leads league with eight interceptions returned for touchdowns.

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