Packers at Broncos NFL Week Eight Capsule

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-0) AT DENVER BRONCOS (6-0)

SERIES

  PACKERS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER 6-5-1  
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 2-0 Gary Kubiak: 1-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 6: W 27-20 vs. Chargers) Bye (Wk. 6: W 26-23 (OT) at Browns)
LAST GAME 10/2/11: Broncos 23 at Packers 49. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 408 yards & 4 TDs (134.5 rating) & adds 2 rush TDs. Packers WR Greg Jennings has 103 rec. yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/29/07: Packers 19, Broncos 13 (OT). Green Bay WR Greg Jennings has game-winning 82-yard TD catch in OT. Packers QB Brett Favre throws for 331 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST NBC (6:30 PM MT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (GB), 93 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (GB), 225 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 124-182-1491-15 (T3L)-2-115.9 (1C) Manning: 146-237-1524-7-10-72.5
RUSHING Lacy: 67-260-3.9-1 Hillman: 66-323-4.9-2
RECEIVING Cobb: 30-350-11.7-4 Thomas: 48 (3C)-527-11.0-1
OFFENSE 364.2 325.8
TAKE/GIVE +6 (T2L) +6 (1C)
DEFENSE 355.0 281.3 (1L)
SACKS Peppers: 5.5 Ware: 4.5
INTs Rollins (R), Shields: 2 Talib: 3 (T3C)
PUNTING Masthay: 43.3 Colquitt: 45.5
KICKING Crosby: 48 (18/18 FG; 10/11 PAT) McManus: 61 (3L) (13/13 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: 4th 6-0 start since 1945…QB AARON RODGERS passed for 408 yards with 4 TDs & rushed for 2 TDs in only start vs. Den. Only QB in NFL history to pass for 400+ yards, 4+ TDs & rush for 2+ TDs in single game…RB EDDIE LACY has 724 scrimmage yards (120.7 per game), 555 rushing yards (92.5 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 6 on road. RB JAMES STARKS rushed for 112 yards & scored 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 6…WR RANDALL COBB has 6 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC. WR JAMES JONES ties for NFL lead with 6 rec. TDs. Has TD in 5 of 6 games…GB ties for NFC lead with 23 sacks led by LB JULIUS PEPPERS (5.5) & LB CLAY MATTHEWS (4.5). Peppers aims for 4th in row with sack. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (131) & 10+ INTs (11). Has 97-yard INT, sack & FF in 3 meetings. Matthews has 4.5 sacks in past 4. Has 8 sacks in past 9 vs. AFC. CB SAM SHIELDS (8) & rookie DAMARIOUS RANDALL (7) lead team in PD…BRONCOS: GARY KUBIAK is 3rd HC to start 6-0 in 1st year with Den. (RED MILLER, JOSH MC DANIELS)…QB PEYTON MANNING has led his teams to 6-0 start 6 times, most of any starting QB. Has 185 career reg.-sea. wins & needs 1 to tie BRETT FAVRE (186) for most by NFL starting QB…RB C.J. ANDERSON has 10 total TDs in past 14, tied for 3rd in AFC during span. RB RONNIE HILLMAN rushed for career-high 111 yards vs. Cle…In past 5 vs. NFC, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 41 catches for 685 yards & 5 TDs. Since 2010, has 42 TD rec, tied for most among AFC WRs. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS (3,961) needs 39 yards to reach 4,000 career. Aims for 3rd 100+ yard game in row…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 4.5 sacks in past 5. Needs 1.5 sacks to pass LESLIE O’NEAL & HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR (132.5) for No. 11 all-time. Since 2008, CB AQIB TALIB leads league with 8 INT-TDs.


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