Packers-Vikings: The Facts

Series is split at 44 games apiece

What: Packers (2-7) vs. Vikings (4-5)

When: 8 p.m. (CT) Monday, Nov. 21

Where: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wis.

All-time regular season: 44-44-1

All-time postseason: Vikings lead 1-0.

Standings: Vikings - 2nd place (tied), NFC North. Packers - 4th place, NFC North.

Packers leaders: Offense - Favre, 2,316 passing yards and 16 passing TDs; Ahman Green, 255 rushing yards; Gado, 3 rushing TDs; Driver, 51 receptions and 710 receiving yards; Driver, Antonio Chatman and Robert Ferguson, 3 receiving TDs. Defense - Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Aaron Kampman, 3 1/2 sacks; Ahmad Carroll and Al Harris, 2 INTs.

Vikings leaders: Offense - Culpepper, 1,564 passing yards and 6 passing TDs; Mewelde Moore, 368 rushing yards; Culpepper, Ciatrick Fason and Moore, 1 rushing TD; Jermaine Wiggins, 41 receptions; Marcus Robinson, 360 receiving yards; Robinson, Travis Taylor and Troy Williamson, 2 receiving TDs. Defense - Lance Johnstone, 4 1/2 sacks; Darren Sharper, 5 INTs.

Packers team rank: Rushing Offense - 75.8 ypg (30th); Passing Offense - 250.3 ypg (5th); Total Offense - 326.1 ypg (16th). Rushing Defense - 110.3 ypg (14th); Passing Defense - 189.2 ypg (11th); Total Defense - 299.6 ypg (10th).

Vikings team rank: Rushing Offense - 85.0 yards per game (27th in NFL); Passing Offense - 198.8 ypg (20th); Total Offense - 283.8 ypg (25th). Rushing Defense - 127.2 ypg (26th); Passing Defense - 230.8 ypg (26th); Total Defense - 358.0 ypg (28th).

Road/home records: Vikings - 1-4 on the road; Packers - 1-3 at home.

Packers-Vikings series: The Packers have won seven of 12 regular season games since 2000 when Mike Sherman took over as head coach of the Packers. Over the last 11 seasons, the two teams have accounted for nine division championships.

Last meeting: Oct. 23, 2005; Vikings, 23-20, at Metrodome in Minneapolis. Paul Edinger's career-best 56-yard field goal as time expired provided the winning points for the Vikings. Packers led 17-0 at halftime, but couldn't hold on.

Streaks and notes:Vikings - S Sharper, who had a 92-yard INT return for a touchdown last week, makes his return to Green Bay after playing for the Packers from 1997-2004. ... The Vikings are looking to win consecutive outdoor games for the first time since winning at New England and Chicago in 2000. ... Culpepper underwent surgery Tuesday to repair three torn ligaments in his right knee. He is expected to participate next season in training camp.

Packers - Since Sherman took over as coach in 2000, the Packers are 30-11 in the second half of the season. ... Favre is 9-3 with 2,724 yards and 25 touchdown passes in 12 lifetime regular-season games against the Vikings at Lambeau Field. ... Green Bay has not suffered a season sweep to Minnesota since 1998.

Line: Packers by 4.5 points.

Next up: Philadelphia Eagles, Nov. 27 (3:15 p.m., CT) at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.

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