What to watch for in Sunday’s Packers-Vikings game

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 10:00 am

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– The Packers have posted at least 350 yards of offense in 12 of their last 13 regular-season games. Green Bay has registered 4,174 yards of offense this season, a 417.4-yard average that ranks No. 3 in the NFL. The Packers’ yardage total is the most in team history through 10 games.

– Green Bay has had at least one 100-yard receiver in eight of 10 games this season and ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 10 100-yard receivers on the season. The Packers need one more 100-yard receiver to tie the single-season team record set in 1995 (11).

– The Packers have allowed one sack in their last two games and 13 sacks in their last seven contests.

– Green Bay has been flagged for 16 penalties in its last four contests.

– In their last four games vs. Minnesota, Green Bay has converted 35 of 60 third-down opportunities (58.3 percent).

– RB Eddie Lacy has rushed for 645 yards since Week 5, No. 1 in the NFL over that span.

– Lacy needs one rushing TD to tie Samkon Gado (six in 2005) for the single-season franchise mark for the most rushing TDs by a rookie.

– WR Jordy Nelson needs 111 receiving yards to reach the 1,000-yard mark for the season. In his last two regular-season games against the Vikings, Nelson has caught 10 passes for 210 yards (21.0 avg.) and three TDs. He has posted a two-TD game in two of his last four games vs. Minnesota.

– Nelson has caught 17 TD passes at Lambeau Field since 2011, which is tied for the second most in the league at home over that span.

– QB Scott Tolzien has posted 619 passing yards in the last two games, the fourth most in the NFL over that span, and seven completions of 25-plus yards, tied for No. 2 in the league over that span.

– With a start today, Tolzien would become the first Packers QB other than Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers to start back-to-back games since Don Majkowski opened the first three games in 1992.

– WR Jarrett Boykin has 410 receiving yards since Week 7, which ranks No. 8 in the NFL over that span.

– In his last two games against the Vikings, RB James Starks has rushed for 123 yards and two TDs on 22 carries (5.6 avg.). He has posted a TD run of 20-plus yards in both games (22 and 25 yards).

– LB Clay Matthews has posted at least one sack in each of his last four games against Minnesota, totaling five sacks over that span.

– LB A.J. Hawk needs two tackles to reach the 100-tackle mark for the fourth straight season. It would be his seventh 100-tackle campaign during his eight-year career.

– K Mason Crosby needs four points for his seventh consecutive 100-point season. He ranks No. 2 in franchise history for the most 100-point seasons behind only K Ryan Longwell (eight, 1997-2004). Crosby has made at least one field goal in nine consecutive games.


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