Opponent First Look: Packers vs. Vikings

We take our first look at Sunday's NFC North championship game at Lambeau Field between the Green Bay Packers (10-5) and Minnesota Vikings (10-5).

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-5)
AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-5)

LAST GAME — 11/22/15: Packers 30 at Vikings 13. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Packers WR James Jones had six receptions for 109 yards and a score.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 10/2/14: Packers 42, Vikings 10. Green Bay QB Rodgers threw for 156 yards and three touchdowns (138.7 passer rating). Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushed for 105 yards and a pair of scores.

REFEREE — Bill Vinovich,

BROADCAST — NBC (7:30 p.m.): Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: TBD. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Min), 93 (GB). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Min), 226 (GB).

WINNER — Clinches NFC North

VIKINGSPACKERS
SERIES LEADER 58-48-2
STREAKS 4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Zimmer: 0-3 Mike McCarthy: 15-4-1
LAST WEEK W 49-17 vs. Giants L 38-8 at Cardinals
PASSING Bridgewater: 282-428-3132-14-8-90.6 Rodgers: 319-528-3530-30-7-93.7
RUSHING Peterson: 308-1418 (1L)-4.6-10 (T3L) Lacy: 174-724-4.2-3
RECEIVING Diggs (R): 51-712-14.0-4 Cobb: 73-792-10.8-6
OFFENSE 326.5 333.5
TAKE/GIVE +5 +5
DEFENSE 343.8 353.7
SACKS Griffen: 8.5 Peppers: 9.5
INTs Newman: 3 Randall (R), Shields: 3
PUNTING Locke: 41.8 Masthay: 43.8
KICKING Walsh: 127 (3C) (31/35 PAT; 32/37 FG) Crosby: 101 (35/35 PAT; 22/26 FG)

VIKINGS  NOTES: QB Teddy Bridgewater has 123.2 rating (6 TDs, 0 INTs) in past three games. Has won five of past six vs. division with 110.5 rating…RB Adrian Peterson has rushed for 1,792 yards (112 per game) and 12 TDs in 16 meetings (including playoffs). In past three at Green Bay (including playoffs), has 455 rushing yards (151.7 per game) and two TDs. Since entering NFL in 2007, he leads the league with 11,608 rushing yards and 96 rushing TDs. RB Jerick McKinnon had two rushing TDs last week…TE Kyle Rudolph had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown (47 yards) in Week 11. Rookie WR Stefon Diggs leads NFC rookies with 712 receiving yards. WR Mike Wallace has four TDs in four meetings (including playoffs)…S Harrison Smith had an interception return for a touchdown last week. Has four INT-TDs since 2012, tied for fourth in NFL. DE Everson Griffen has six sacks in past seven vs. Green Bay (including playoffs). Has 18.5 sacks in his past 26.

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers has won 10 of past 11 starts vs. Minnesota (including playoffs) with 28 TDs, 3 INTs and 120.1 rating…RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 534 yards (106.8 per game) and five TDs in five meetings. Has 11 TDs (nine rushing, two receiving) in 12 December games. RB James Starks is one of five running backs with 550-plus rushing yards (577), two-plus rushing touchdowns (2), 350-plus receiving yards (374) and two-plus receiving touchdowns (3)…WR Randall Cobb had a touchdown in Week 11. WR James Jones had six catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in the last meeting. WR Davante Adams had a touchdown in the last home meeting. TE Richard Rodgers has five TDs in past eight games…LB Clay Matthews has nine sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a touchdown in 12 meetings (including playoffs). LB Julius Peppers has 11 sacks, two interceptions and one touchdown in past 14 meetings. He is the only player in history with 100-plus sacks (135) and 10-plus INTs (11). DT Mike Daniels has 6.5 sacks in past five vs. Minnesota. He had his first career interception last week.


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