First Look: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

We take our first look at Sunday night's NFC North showdown with stats and notes from both teams.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-0) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-0)

REFEREE — Walt Anderson

BROADCAST — NBC (7:30 p.m.): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (GB), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 225 (Min).

LAST GAME — 01/03/16: Vikings 20 at Packers 13. Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed for 67 yards and one touchdown. Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn had a 55-yard fumble-return touchdown.

LAST GAME AT SITE — 11/22/15: Packers 30, Vikings 13. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Packers WR James Jones had six catches for 109 yards and one touchdown.

PACKERSVIKINGS
SERIES LEADER 58-49-2
STREAKS 3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 14-5-1 Mike Zimmer: 1-3
LAST WEEK W 27-23 at Jacksonville W 25-16 at Tennessee
PASSING Aaron Rodgers: 20-34-199-2-0-95.1 Shaun Hill: 18-33-236-0-0-77.3
RUSHING Eddie Lacy: 14-61-4.4-0 Adrian Peterson: 19-31-1.6-0
RECEIVING Randall Cobb: 6-57-9.5-0 Stefon Diggs: 7-103-14.7-0
OFFENSE 294.0 301.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 +3 (1L)
DEFENSE 348.0 316.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Danielle Hunter, Linval Joseph: 1
INTs Joe Thomas: 1 (T1L) Eric Kendricks: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Jacob Schum: 46.0 Jeff Locke: 37.7
KICKING Mason Crosby: 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/2 FG) Blair Walsh: 13 (T1L) (1/2 PAT; 4/6 FG)

This will be the first game at U.S. Bank Stadium

THE FIRST WORD: "Mike Zimmer’s defense, he always does a very good job of taking away, challenging you at the things you do best," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said of his counterpart. "They’re playing well, just in the early report coming out of the Tennessee game and obviously had a fine season last year. This will be an excellent matchup for us Sunday night."

PACKERS NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers passed for two TDs last week and added one rushing touchdown vs. Jacksonville. He has two-plus touchdown passes in 11 of past 13 vs. Vikings. Aims for 14th straight with touchdown pass vs. Minnesota...RB Eddie Lacy has 100-plus rushing yards or a rushing touchdown in five of past six vs. Minnesota…WR Jordy Nelson had touchdown catch in Week 1. He has five touchdowns in past six vs. NFC North. WR Davante Adams had a touchdown catch last week. WR Randall Cobb had six catches for 57 yards last week…LB Clay Matthews had a sack in Week 1. Aims for third in row with sack. Safety Morgan Burnett had nine tackles and one sack last week. S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix recorded five tackles, one forced fumble and one pass defensed in Week 1. He is going for his third game in row with a sack vs. Minnesota.

VIKINGS NOTES: QB Shaul Hill passed for 236 yards in Week 1. Passed for 331 yards and two TDs in only start vs. Green Bay (10/30/12 with Det.). QB Sam Bradford passed for a career-high 3,725 yards with 19 TDs last year with Philadelphia. Set single-season Eagles records for completions (346) and completion percentage (65.03)…RB Adrian Peterson aims for fifth in row vs. Green Bay with a rushing touchdown. Has 99-plus rushing yards or a touchdown in past nine games vs. Green Bay…WR Stefon Diggs had seven catches for 103 yards last week. Has four TDs in five games vs. NFC North. TE Kyle Rudolph had six catches for 106 yards and one touchdown in last home start vs. Green Bay. Has two touchdowns in past three at home vs. NFC North…DT Linval Joseph had sack and roced fumble last week. LB Eric Kendricks had a pick-six and six tackles in Week 1. Aims for third in a row with seven-plus tackles vs. Green Bay. CB Trae Waynes had a game-high 10 tackles last week. Safety Harrison Smith had nine tackles in Week 1.


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