Opponent First Look: Packers at Vikings

We take our first look at the biggest game of the season, with the slumping Green Bay Packers (6-3) traveling to the red-hot Minnesota Vikings (7-2).

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-3)
AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-2)

LAST GAME — 11/23/14: Packers 24 at Vikings 21. Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards and one touchdown while adding one touchdown reception. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 209 yards and two touchdowns. 

LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/23/14

REFEREE — Walt Coleman

BROADCAST — Fox (3:25 p.m.): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 93 (GB), 82 (Min). XM: 82 (Min).

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers has won nine of past 10 starts vs. Minnesota (including playoffs) and has 123.8 rating (26 TDs, three INTs). Has won 20 of past 24 division games and has 117.7 rating (57 TDs, 7 INTs)…RB Eddie Lacy has 434 rushing yards (108.5 per game) and six TDs (five rushing, one receiving) in four meetings. RB James Starks has 95-plus scrimmage yards in three of past four…WR Randall Cobb has nine TDs in past nine vs. division. TE Richard Rodgers has three TDs in past two. WR Davante Adams had career-high 10 catches last week. WR James Jones is tied for third in NFC with six receiving TDs…In 11 meetings (including playoffs), LB Clay Matthews has nine sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown. In past three vs. Minnesota. LB Julius Peppers has 2.5 sacks and INT-TD. He is the only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (131) and 10-plus INTs (11). S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads team with 63 tackles. Had interception last week. Rookie CB Damarious Randall leads team with 11 passes defensed. DT MIKE DANIELS has 5.5 sacks in past four vs. Minnesota. CB-PR Micah Hyde has sack, interception and 93-yard punt-return touchdown in past two at Minnesota

VIKINGS NOTES: Aim for sixth consecutive win…QB Teddy Bridgewater has won seven in a row at home...RB Adrian Peterson rushed for 203 yards last week, his sixth career 200-yard game, tied for most all-time. He has rushed for 1,747 yards (116.5 per game) and 11 TDs in 15 meetings (including playoffs) vs. Green Bay. In his past 15 at home, he has rushed for 1,881 yards (125.4 per game) and 15 TDs. Since entering the NFL in 2007, he leads the league with 11,151 rushing yards and 91 rushing touchdowns…WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson had 93-yard kickoff-return touchdown last week. Had 109-yard kickoff-return touchdown vs. Green Bay on Oct. 27, 2013. WR Mike Wallace has four TDs in three games vs. Green Bay (including Super Bowl XLV with Pittsburgh) and aims for fourth in row with a touchdown. Since 2009, is one of two in NFL with 6,000-plus receiving yards (6,152), 45-plus receiving touchdowns (48) and 15-plus-yard receiving average (15.3). Rookie WR Stefon Diggs has 507 yards (84.5 per game) and two touchdowns in his first six games…DE Everson Griffen has five sacks in past six meetings (including playoffs). Has 15.5 sacks in his past 20. Has 5.5 sacks in past six at home. DT Linval Joseph has 18 tackles, 1.5 sacks and forced fumble in past two games. CB Terence Newman had two interceptions in the Week 10 win at Oakland.

PACKERSVIKINGS
SERIES 57-48-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 14-4-1 Mike Zimmer: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 18-16 vs. Lions W 30-14 at Raiders
PASSING Rodgers: 198-313-2270-21 (T3L)-3-103.4 (2C) Bridgewater: 163-254-1810-7-6-84.6
RUSHING Starks: 93-376-4.0-1 Peterson: 195-961 (1L)-4.9-5 (T3C)
RECEIVING Cobb: 45-529-11.8-5 Diggs (R): 30-507-16.9-2
OFFENSE 344.3 328.7
TAKE/GIVE +7 (3C) +2
DEFENSE 371.6 336.6
SACKS Peppers: 5.5 Griffen: 5.5
INTs 4 tied: 2 Newman: 2
PUNTING Masthay: 43.5 Locke: 41.8
KICKING Crosby: 59 (23/23 PAT; 12/14 FG) Walsh: 82 (T2C) (16/18 PAT; 22/26 FG)

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