NFL Week 12 Capsule – Packers vs Vikings

GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-6)

SERIES

PACKERS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER 56-48-2
STREAKS 7 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 13-4-1 Zimmer: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 53-20 vs. Eagles L 21-13 at Bears
LAST GAME 10/2/14: Vikings 10 at Packers 42. Green Bay RB Eddie Lacy rushes 13 times for 105 yards and 2 TDs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws 3 TD passes.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/27/13: Packers 44, Vikings 31. Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson catches 7 passes for 123 yards & 2 TDs (11, 76). Packers RBs Eddie Lacy & James Starks each add rushing TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 126 (GB), 138 (Min.). XM: 230 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING
  1. Rodgers: 209-313-2748 (3C)-28 (1C)-3-120.1 (1L)
Bridgewater (R): 137-225-1479-4-6-75.0
RUSHING Lacy: 129-547-4.2-5 McKinnon (R): 98-484-4.9-0
RECEIVING Nelson: 60-998 (1C)-16.6-9 (T3L) Jennings: 36-463-12.9-2
OFFENSE 369.5 309.1
TAKE/GIVE +14 (1L) +1
DEFENSE 377.4 340.5
SACKS Peppers: 5 Griffen: 9 (2C)
INTs Hayward: 3 (T3C)
  1. Smith: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Masthay: 46.2 Locke: 44.1
KICKING Crosby: 82 (3C) (37/38 PAT; 15/17 FG) Walsh: 69 (15/15 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: Are 2nd team in NFL history (1950 Rams) to score 53+ points in consecutive games…QB AARON RODGERS has won 8 of past 9 vs. Min. (incl. playoffs) with 24 TDs, 3 INTs & 125.2 rating. In 13 starts vs. Min., has 30 TDs, 4 INTs & 118.5 rating, incl. 138.7 mark in Week 5. Leads NFL with 120.1 rating…RB EDDIE LACY has rushed for 309 yards (103 per game) & 4 TDs in 3 meetings, incl. 105 yards & 2 TDs in Week 5. Has 232 scrimmage yards (116 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in past 2…WRs RANDALL COBB & JORDY NELSON each had TD in Week 5. Cobb leads NFL WRs with 10 TDs & Nelson ties for 2nd with 9. Cobb has TD in 6 of past 7 (7 TDs). Since 2011, Nelson is 1 of 2 in NFL with 4,000+ yards (4,320), 30+ rec. TDs (39) & 16+ avg. (16.5). Rookie WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 1st career TD in last meeting…LB JULIUS PEPPERS had 49-yard INT-TD in Week 5 & became 1st player in NFL history with 100+ sacks & 10+ INTs. Had 52-yard INT-TD last week. LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 3.5 sacks in past 4. In past 5, CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs & scored 2 TDs (82-yard INT-TD, 49-yard FR-TD)…VIKINGS: QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER aims for 5th in row with TD pass…RB JERICK MC KINNON leads NFC rookies with 484 rush yards. In past 6 at home, RB MATT ASIATA has 10 TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.)…WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 109-yard KR-TD in only home meeting vs. GB. Has TD in 7 of past 15 (4 rush, 4 rec.). WR CHARLES JOHNSON had 6 catches for 87 yards last week, both career-highs. WR GREG JENNINGS needs 37 rec. yards to reach 500 for 8th time in career…LB ANTHONY BARR leads NFL rookies with 3 FRs & is tied for rookie lead with 4 sacks. Has 62 tackles, 4 sacks, 3 FRs (1 TD) & FF. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN is 2nd in NFC with 9 sacks. Has 7 sacks in past 6. Has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. GB (incl. playoffs). S HARRISON SMITH had INT in Week 5 & has INT in 2 of 3 meetings. Since 2012, CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN ties for NFL lead with 4 INT-TDs & Smith ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. CB XAVIER RHODES had INT last week.


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