Vikings-Packers Game Snapshot
Baltimore Ravens (2-1) at Cleveland Browns (1-2)
Chicago Bears (1-2) at Detroit Lions (2-1)
Houston Texans (2-1) at Atlanta Falcons (0-3)
New York Jets (1-2) at Buffalo Bills (0-3)
Oakland Raiders (1-2) at Miami Dolphins (0-3)
St. Louis Rams (0-3) at Dallas Cowboys (3-0)
Seattle Seahawks (2-1) at San Francisco 49ers (2-1)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) at Carolina Panthers (2-1)
Denver Broncos (2-1) at Indianapolis Colts (3-0)
Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) at San Diego Chargers (1-2)
Pittsburgh Steelers (3-0) at Arizona Cardinals (1-2)
Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) at New York Giants (1-2)
New England Patriots (3-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-2)
Green Bay Packers (3-0) at Minnesota Vikings (1-2)
KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 ET
TV: FOX, Ron Pitts, JC Pearson, Dawn Mitchell
93rd meeting. Packers lead series 46-45-1.
Green Bay swept the season series between the division rivals last year. Minnesota had won the previous three meetings, including a 31-17 decision in an NFC wild-card playoff game during the 2004 season, the teams' only postseason encounter.
Each of the last nine regular-season meetings, dating to 2002, has been decided by no more than six points — the Packers won six of those.
KEYS TO THE GAME
The Vikings know what's coming — 70.6 percent of the Packers' offense has come through the air this season. That number could rise with Minnesota very strong against the run but a bit vulnerable to the pass. Green Bay will feature a plethora of slants, cross, hitch and screen passes in an effort to keep the Vikings off balance.
The Vikings' offensive approach couldn't be more different. Despite Kelly Holcomb taking the snap, the primary duty is handing off to Adrian Peterson. However, big plays might be required to actually score because gaining consistent yards against a Green Bay defense allowing just 90.0 rushing yards per game could prove difficult.
Packers: RB Vernand Morency (sprained knee) is practicing but still questionable; DE Cullen Jenkins (ribs) might be replaced with DT Corey Williams sliding outside on early downs.
Vikings: Jackson (groin) is expected to miss his second game, although he could be a game-time decision; RB Chester Taylor (hip) continues to be limited in practice but is expected to start; FB Tony Richardson (bruised forearm) is practicing this week.
Packers QB Brett Favre's 420 career touchdown passes is tied with Dan Marino for the most in NFL history.
Peterson has two 100-yard rushing games, one shy of Chuck Foreman's franchise rookie record set in 1973.
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