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Aaron Rodgers hits 200 career TD passes; Packers-Vikings postgame notes

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 3, 2014 – 2:34 am

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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Vic chats with fans after Packers-Vikings: Read the postgame transcript

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 2, 2014 – 11:56 pm

You can read the transcript of the fan chat with Vic here:

If you don’t see the chat transcript above, click here.


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Packers-Vikings inactives: It’s official – Bridgewater’s out

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 2, 2014 – 5:59 pm

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

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11 WR Jarrett Boykin
16 QB Scott Tolzien
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
58 LB Sam Barrington
72 C Garth Gerhart
93 DL Josh Boyd

57 LB Jamari Lattimore will start for 59 LB Brad Jones, who is active after missing the last three games.

Minnesota Vikings
5 QB Teddy Bridgewater
52 LB Chad Greenway
58 LB Brandon Watts
66 G David Yankey
72 G Austin Wentworth
82 TE Kyle Rudolph
95 DE Scott Crichton

7 QB Christian Ponder will start for Bridgewater, 85 TE Rhett Ellison will start for Rudolph, and 50 LB Gerald Hodges will start for Greenway.


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Bakhtiari, Matthews and House are Thursday’s captains vs. Vikings

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 2, 2014 – 3:25 pm

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Tonight’s captains will be T David Bakhtiari (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and CB Davon House (special teams).


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Sam Shields, Johnny Jolly out today; Packers-Vikings inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 24, 2013 – 10:31 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for this afternoon’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

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12 QB Aaron Rodgers
13 WR Chris Harper
37 CB Sam Shields
51 LB Nate Palmer
53 LB Nick Perry
67 T/G Don Barclay
97 DE Johnny Jolly

Starting lineup changes: 16 QB Scott Tolzien starts for Rodgers, 31 CB Davon House for Shields, 74 T Marshall Newhouse for Barclay, 96 LB Mike Neal for Perry and 76 DE Mike Daniels for Jolly.

Minnesota Vikings
12 QB Josh Freeman
21 CB Josh Robinson
50 LB Erin Henderson
60 G Jeff Baca
82 TE Kyle Rudolph
83 WR Rodney Smith
91 DT Chase Baker

Starting lineup changes: 29 CB Xavier Rhodes starts for Robinson, 57 LB Audie Cole for Henderson and 89 TE John Carlson for Rudolph.


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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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Green Bay hosts Minnesota in NFC North tilt

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 9:00 am

131122-kuhn-300- The Packers will kick off a stretch of two NFC North games in five days when they host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field today.

- Green Bay will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak when it faces Minnesota. The Packers are currently third in the NFC North at 5-5, a game behind the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears, who are both 6-4.

- This will be the third home game for Green Bay in the last four weeks. The Packers will travel to Detroit for a Thanksgiving contest in Week 13, the fourth meeting between the clubs on Thanksgiving over the last seven seasons (2007, 2009, 2011). Green Bay has won the game leading into its Thanksgiving contest each of the last four times it has played on the holiday (2003, 2007, 2009, 2011).

- Through 106 meetings, which includes two postseason contests (1-1), the Packers hold a 56-49-1 edge over the Vikings in the all-time series.

- Fans can bet on a back-and-forth contest when the border rivals meet. In fact, 16 of the last 22 regular-season meetings between the clubs have been decided by seven points or less.

- Including Green Bay’s win against Minnesota in last year’s playoffs, the Packers have won seven of the last eight games between the teams. Green Bay has won four straight against the Vikings at Lambeau Field.

- The Packers have scored 30-plus points in five of their last six regular-season games against Minnesota, averaging 35.0 points per game over that span. That included a 44-point outing at Minnesota earlier this season in Week 8, the most points ever scored by Green Bay at the Metrodome, and a 45-point effort at Lambeau Field in 2011.

- Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have swept the season series with Minnesota in four out of seven years (2006-2007, 2010-2011). Green Bay has an 11-4 record (.733) against the Vikings in the regular season under McCarthy.

- Over the last 19 seasons (1994-2012), the Packers (nine) and the Vikings (five) have accounted for 14 NFC Central/North championships.

- Green Bay enters today’s game having won 14 of its last 16 regular-season games against NFC North foes. The Packers’ .875 winning percentage in divisional contests over that span ranks No. 2 in the NFL behind only New England (.882, 15-2).

- The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 and 17 of their last 19 regular-season games at Lambeau Field against NFC North opponents.

- Since 2006, Green Bay has a 34-11 (.756) regular-season record in NFC North contests (No. 2 in the NFL) and a 19-4 mark (.826) at home (No. 2).

- The Packers have won 10 of their last 12 regular-season games at home and 23 of their last 26 at Lambeau Field.
WEARING THE STRIPES

- Today’s officiating crew includes referee Bill Vinovich (52), umpire Paul King (121), head linesman Jim Mello (48), line judge Julian Mapp (10), field judge Steve Zimmer (33), side judge Jimmy DeBell (58) and back judge Jim Quirk (63).


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Lacy, Daniels and Masthay are Sunday’s captains

Posted by packers.com on November 24, 2013 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be RB Eddie Lacy (offense), DE Mike Daniels (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).


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Vikings Head Coach Frazier and RB Peterson on rematch with Packers

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 20, 2013 – 12:05 pm

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Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and RB Adrian Peterson were made available to the media via conference call Wednesday. Listen to Frazier and Peterson talk about Sunday’s game below.


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Packers hold onto first place with 44-31 win

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 27, 2013 – 10:24 pm

Packers RB James StarksMINNEAPOLIS–The Packers improved their record to 5-2 and maintained their hold on first place in the NFC North with a 44-31 win over the Vikings on Sunday night.

Leading 31-17 after three quarters, James Starks roared 25 yards up the middle on the second play of the fourth quarter, and the rout was on.

The Packers defense then pitched a three-and-out at the Vikings, and Aaron Rodgers erased any lingering doubt. He completed a 27-yard strike to Jarrett Boykin in a drive that began emptying the seats at the Metrodome, which was hosting its final Packers-Vikings game. The Packers eventually settled for a 20-yard field goal by Mason Crosby that gave the visitors a 41-17 lead with 6:10 to play.

Minnesota scored a touchdown with 4:42 to play and then unsuccessfully attempted an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff, leaving the Packers to kill the remaining time and turn their thoughts to next week’s game against the visiting Chicago Bears.

Crosby tacked on a 45-yard field goal with 2:53 to play.

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder scored on a 19-yard run to cut the Packers’ lead to 44-31 with 1:24 to play.

The Packers recovered the onside kick.

Rodgers threw for 285 yards, two touchdowns and a 130.6 passer rating. Lacy led all rushers with 94 yards. The Packers held Adrian Peterson to 60 yards rushing.


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