Packers-Raiders: Game snapshot

Facts, series history, keys to the game, prediction

Oakland Raiders (4-8) at Green Bay Packers (10-2)

WHEN: Sunday, Noon CT
WHERE: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
TV: CBS, Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon

SERIES: 10th meeting. Packers lead series 5-4 and have won the last four. The last Raiders win was Sept. 13, 1987, as the Los Angeles Raiders. In the previous meeting, Brett Favre passed for 399 yards and four TDs in a 41-7 win over Oakland on Monday night. In the last game at Lambeau Field, Favre drove the Packers 82 yards in the final two minutes and hit Jeff Thomason with the game-winning touchdown pass with 11 seconds to play to beat the Raiders 28-24 in the debut of Rich Gannon as quarterback in the 1999 season opener.

PREDICTION: Packers 30-17

KEYS TO THE GAME: Playing in inclement weather in Green Bay could be a culture shock for many of the young Raiders. The good news for Oakland is the emergence of RB Justin Fargas, who has three 100-yard games the past five weeks. They'll use the run to set up play-action, and look for rookie QB JaMarcus Russell to get in for a few series again. ... Favre has every intention of playing, but don't be surprised if this is a game plan featuring an increased dose of RB Ryan Grant. The offensive line is starting to improve its run-blocking and in tough weather, this could be a good game to start preparing for playoff conditions. The Raiders give up an average of 148.0 yards per game on the ground at 4.8 yards per carry, although they did limit Denver to 86 yards last week.

KEY INJURIES: Raiders: QB Daunte Culpepper (quadriceps) is uncertain. Packers: Favre (elbow/shoulder) will play; QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) will not play; DT Johnny Jolly (shoulder) could land on Injured Reserve soon; CB Charles Woodson (toe) might be rested one more game; RT Mark Tauscher (ankle) and TE Bubba Franks (knee) are uncertain.

FAST FACTS: The Raiders have lost their past 10 road games in December. ... Packers WR Greg Jennings has 10 TD catches, making him the fist Packer to hit double digits since Javon Walker (12, 2004). The franchise record is 18 by Sterling Sharpe in 1994.

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