First Look at: Packers-Vikings

Posted Oct 23, 2013

We have stats and some notes from the league as we begin our lookahead to Sunday's game at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Packers (4-2) at Vikings (1-5)

STREAKS5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.McCarthy: 11-4Frazier: 1-4
PASSINGRodgers: 143-220-1,906-13-4-104.5 (2C)Freeman: 63-147-761-2-4-52.6
RUSHINGLacy: 83-352-4.2-2Peterson: 115-511-4.4-5 (T3C)
RECEIVINGNelson: 32-526-16.4-5Simpson: 26-404-15.5-0
OFFENSE434.7 (1C)316.3
SACKS3 tied: 3Allen: 4
INTs3 tied: 13 tied: 2
PUNTINGMasthay: 45.3Locke (R): 46.1
KICKINGCrosby: 60 (2C) (18/18 PAT; 14/16 FG)Walsh: 42 (15/15 PAT; 9/11 FG)

PACKERS: QB Aaron Rodgers has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. Min. (incl. playoffs), completing 168 of 233 (72.1 pct.) for 2,106 yards with 19 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 121.6 rating. Since becoming starter in 2008, has NFL-best 105.6 rating. Has 104.5 rating in 2013 & 100+ rating in each of past 4 seasons…RB Eddie Lacy leads NFL rookies with 352 rush yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 80+ rush yards & 95+ scrimmage yards in past 3…WR Jordy Nelson has 3 TDs in past 3 reg.-season meetings. Since 2011, ties for 1st among NFL WRs with 27 rec. TDs. WR James Jones aims for 3rd reg.-season game in row vs. Min. with TD. Since 2012, has 16 rec. TDs, tied for 2nd in NFL. WR Jarrett Boykin set career-highs in catches (8) & yards (103) last week & scored 1st career TD…LB A.J. Hawk has 22 tackles & 3 sacks in past 2. Leads team with 54 tackles. When Hawk has INT, GB is 8-0. CB Sam Shields had INT in last year’s WC meeting. CB Davon House had 1st career INT last week.

VIKINGS: QB Josh Freeman has made 2 starts vs. GB, completing 42 of 69 (60.9 pct.) for 547 yards with 5 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 91.9 rating…RB Adrian Peterson has rush TD in 9 of past 10 reg.-sea. games vs. GB. In 2 reg.-sea. meetings in 2012, rushed for 409 yards & 2 TDs. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 9,360 rush yards & 81 rush TDs. In past 16, has rushed for 2,109 yards (131.8 per game) & 15 TDs...WR Greg Jennings spent 1st 7 NFL seasons with GB (2006-12) & had 425 rec. for 6,537 yards & 53 TDs. Since 2007, is 1 of 2 active players with 15+ avg. (15.4) & 50+ rec. TDs (52). Has 7 career 70+ yard rec. TDs, tied for most among active players. Rookie WR-KR Cordarrelle Patterson leads NFL with 36.5 KR avg. WR Jarius Wright had TD & 65-yard catch in last home game vs. GB…Since entering NFL in 2004, DE Jared Allen has NFL-best 121 sacks. DE Everson Griffen had career-high 3 sacks in last home meeting.

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