First Look: Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars

We take our first look at Sunday's season-opening matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

PACKERSJAGUARS
SERIES LEADER 3-2
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 1-1 Gus Bradley: 0-0
2015 STATS
PASSING Aaron Rodgers: 347-572-3821-31-8-92.7 Blake Bortles: 355-606-4428-35 (T2L)-18-88.2
RUSHING Eddie Lacy: 187-758-4.1-3 T.J. Yeldon: 182-740-4.1-2
RECEIVING Randall Cobb: 79-829-10.5-6 Allen Robinson: 80-1400-17.5-14 (T1L)
OFFENSE 334.6 348.8
TAKE/GIVE +5 -10
DEFENSE 346.7 375.0
SACKS Julius Peppers: 10.5 Jared Odrick: 5.5
INTs 3 tied: 3 Davon House: 4
PUNTING Jacob Schum (TB): 41.9 Brad Nortman (Car.): 45.4
KICKING Mason Crosby: 108 (36/36 PAT; 24/28 FG) Jason Myers: 110 (32/39 PAT; 26/30 FG)

BROADCAST — Fox (noon): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Jason Taylor. SIRIUS: 93 (GB), 119 (Jax). XM: 380 (GB), 230 (Jax).

LAST GAME — 10/28/12: Jaguars 15 at Packers 24. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 186 yards and 2 TDs. Packers LB Dezman Moses returned blocked punt for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 12/14/08: Jaguars 20, Packers 16. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passed for 238 yards and 2 TDs. Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for game-winning 2-yard TD with 1:56 left in game

REFEREE — Terry McAulay

PACKERS: Mike McCarthy has led team to playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons as head coach…QB Aaron Rodgers has 104.1 career rating, highest in NFL history. In 2015, passed for 3,821 yards and 31 TDs, his 4th time in 5 seasons with 3,000-plus yards and 30-plus TDs…RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 3,075 yards (1,025 per season) and 23 TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons. RB James Starks was 1 of 4 RBs in 2015 with 600-plus rush yards (601), 2-plus rush TD (2), 350-plus receiving yards (392) and 2-plus receiving TD (3)…WR Randall Cobb led team in catches (79) and was 2nd in receiving yards (829) last season. Ranked 3rd on club with 7 total TDs (6 receiving., 1 fumble recovery). WR Jordy Nelson had career-high 98 catches and 1,519 receiving yards in 2014. Also had 13 receiving TDs that season…LB Julius Peppers led team with 10.5 sacks in 2015, his 9th career season with 10-plus sacks. Is only player in NFL history with 100-plus sacks (136) and 10-plus INTs (11). LB Clay Matthews was 2nd on club with 6.5 sacks in 2015. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix led team with 99 tackles last year.

JAGUARS: QB Blake Bortles passed for franchise-record 4,428 yards and 35 TDs in 2015. Became youngest QB in NFL history with 4,400-plus pass yards, 35-plus pass TDs and 300-plus rush yards (310) in season. Had 39 completions of 25-plus yards last year, tied for most in NFL with Packers QB Aaron Rodgers…RB T.J. Yeldon was only rookie in 2015 with 700-plus rush (740) and 250-plus receiving (279) yards. RB Chris Ivory led AFC with 1,070 rush yards last year with Jets, his 1st career 1,000-yard season…WR Allen Robinson led team with career-high 80 catches, 1,400 receiving yards and franchise-record 14 receiving TDs. Had 19-plus catches of 25-plus yards last year, most in NFL. WR Allen Hurns had 1,031 receiving yards and 10 TDs in 2015 and is only undrafted player 24 years or younger with 1,000-plus receiving yards and 10-plus receiving TDs in season…DE Dante Fowler (No. 3 overall, 2015), CB Jalen Ramsey (No. 5, 2016) and LB Myles Jack (No. 36, 2016) will make Jacksonville debuts. Team had 3 players last year with 100-plus tackles: LBs Paul Posluszny  (133) and Telvin Smith (128) and S Jonathan Cyrpien (107).


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