PACKERS TOP VIKINGS IN THURSDAY NIGHT TILT
– The Packers improved 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in NFC North contests with a 42-10 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.
– Green Bay has now won four straight Thursday night games at Lambeau Field, with the other victories coming in 2006 (Minnesota), 2011 (New Orleans) and 2012 (Chicago).
– With the win, the Packers improved to 5-0-1 against the Vikings at Lambeau Field since 2010 (including playoffs).
– By scoring the first 42 points on Thursday night and the final 24 points this past Sunday at Chicago, the Packers’ 66 unanswered points were their most since posting 69 unanswered over a two-game stretch in 2005 (last 52 vs. New Orleans on Oct. 9 and first 17 at Minnesota on Oct. 23).
– Green Bay is off to a 2-0 start at home for the fourth time in the past five seasons (2010-11, 2013-14).
– The Packers will go on the road to take on the Miami Dolphins a week from Sunday at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Sun Life Stadium. It will be Green Bay’s first visit to Miami since 2006 (Week 7).
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Tonight’s paid attendance was 78,054. It was the 303rd consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– With the win, Head Coach Mike McCarthy improved to 12-4-1 (.735) against Minnesota in the regular season.
– QB Aaron Rodgers’ 11-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams (the first of Adams’ career) was Rodgers’ 200th career TD pass. He reached that mark in his 99th career game, the second fastest in NFL history behind only Dolphins QB Dan Marino (89 games).
– Rodgers’ 66-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in the first quarter was Rodgers’ 21st of 60-plus yards since 2008, the most in the NFL over that span.
– With his 138.7 passer rating tonight, Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating in nine of 12 regular-season starts against Minnesota. He has posted a 130-plus rating in six of his last seven games against the Vikings.
– Rodgers posted his fourth straight zero-interception game, his longest streak since a four-gamer in 2012 (Weeks 14-17).
– LB Julius Peppers’ 49-yard INT return for a TD in the second quarter was his 10th career interception. He became the first player in NFL history (since 1982) to register 100 career sacks (119.5) and 10 career interceptions.
– It was Peppers’ first score since a 13-yard INT return for a TD at Arizona on Nov. 1, 2009, when he was with the Carolina Panthers, and Green Bay’s first INT return for a TD since S M.D. Jennings (72 yards) at Detroit on Nov. 18, 2012.
– LB Jamari Lattimore’s second-quarter interception was the first of his career and CB Casey Hayward’s fumble recovery in the second quarter was the first of his career.
– LB Nick Perry matched his career high with two sacks (vs. Detroit, Oct. 6, 2013).
– RB Eddie Lacy posted his second career game with two rushing TDs (vs. Pittsburgh, Week 16 in 2013) and registered his fifth career 100-yard rushing game with 105 yards on 13 carries (8.1 avg.). It is Lacy’s lowest attempt total in a 100-yard rushing game and his best yards-per-carry average in a game (min. 10 attempts).
– With five punts inside the 20 tonight, P Tim Masthay brought his career total to 108 punts inside the 20. That sets a franchise record (since 1976), topping Craig Hentrich’s mark of 104.
– Masthay tied a single-game franchise record (since 1976) with the five punts inside the 20, matching his own mark set at the N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31, 2010) and David Beverly’s set vs. Chicago (Oct. 28, 1978).
– WR Randall Cobb’s 8-yard TD catch in the first quarter was his sixth TD grab of the season and his eighth in his last six regular-season games. His receiving-TD total is the best by a Packer through five games since Billy Howton posted seven TD grabs in 1956.
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