Packers-Vikings: The facts

Culpepper threw 11 touchdown passes in three games against Green Bay last season

What: Packers (1-4) vs. Vikings (1-4)

When: Noon (CT) Sunday, Oct. 23

Where: Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minn.

All-time regular season: Packers lead 44-42-1

All-time postseason: 0-1, Packers lost 31-17 to Vikings Jan. 9, 2005

Standings: Packers - 2nd place (tied), NFC North. Vikings - 2nd place (tied), NFC North.

Packers leaders: Offense - Favre, 1,256 passing yards and 12 passing TDs; Green, 206 rushing yards; Driver, 23 receptions and 342 receiving yards; Robert Ferguson, 3 receiving TDs. Defense - Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 2½ sacks; Al Harris, 2 INTs.

Vikings leaders: Offense - Culpepper, 1,256 passing yards and 4 passing TDs, 12 INTs; Mewelde Moore, 244 rushing yards and 0 rushing TDs; Jermaine Wiggins, 26 receptions and 203 receiving yards; Travis Taylor and Troy Williamson, 2 receiving TDs. Defense - Lance Johnstone, 3 sacks; Six tied, 1 INT each.

Packers team rank: Rushing Offense - 77.8 ypg (28th); Passing Offense - 240.0 ypg (10th); Total Offense - 317.8 ypg (21st). Rushing Defense - 100.6 ypg (10th); Passing Defense - 195.0 ypg (11th); Total Defense - 295.6 ypg (10th).

Vikings team rank: Rushing Offense - 79.8 yards per game (27th); Passing Offense - 223.4 ypg (13th); Total Offense - 303.2 ypg (24th). Rushing Defense - 161.4 ypg (32nd); Passing Defense - 179.6 ypg (8th); Total Defense - 341.0 ypg (23rd).

Packers-Vikings series: 88th meeting. The Packers have won the last 7 of 11 games in the Mike Sherman Era between the two teams. Over the last 11 seasons (1994-2004), these teams have accounted for nine division championships (NFC Central 1994-2001, NFC North 2002-04).

Last meeting: The Vikings won 31-17 in the first round of the NFL Playoffs in Lambeau Field. Randy Moss caught two touchdown passes. Daunte Culpepper threw four touchdown passes, giving him 11 with no interceptions against the Packers in three games last season.

Line: No line.

Next up: at Cincinnati Bengals Oct. 30 (Noon, CT)


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