News now! Turnovers help Packers extend lead

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 2, 2014 – 8:54 pm

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GREEN BAY — A string of turnovers by the Vikings helped the Packers double their lead to 28-0 at halftime on Thursday night at Lambeau Field.

The Packers defense extended the lead to 21-0 all by itself midway through the second quarter.

Packers DT Luther Robinson, who was signed to the active roster from the practice squad hours before kickoff, pressured Vikings QB Christian Ponder and appeared to hit his arm on a pass. The ball floated into the hands of Packers LB Julius Peppers, who ran across to the other side of the field and up the sideline for a 49-yard TD return.

It was Peppers’ first touchdown since 2009 while playing for the Panthers.

Two plays into the Vikings’ next drive, the Packers had another interception, this one by LB Jamari Lattimore, the first pick of his career. Lattimore snagged a throw on a crossing route that was behind RB Jerick McKinnon and returned it to the Minnesota 20-yard line.

The offense needed just three plays to convert that into points. After a 9-yard pass to TE Andrew Quarless, QB Aaron Rodgers hit WR Davante Adams on a slant on third-and-1 and he waltzed into the end zone for a 28-0 lead with 4:51 left in the half.

The Vikings then turned it over on a third straight possession, as RB Matt Asiata fumbled at the end of an 11-yard run and Packers CB Casey Hayward recovered.

The Packers didn’t do anything with that turnover, going three-and-out.


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News now! Packers run, pass for 14-0 lead

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 2, 2014 – 8:06 pm

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GREEN BAY–Rain couldn’t douse the fire the Packers ignited in Chicago last Sunday. The Packers offense was firing on both cylinders in taking a 14-0 lead into the second quarter of Thursday night’s game against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

After an exchange of punts, the Packers took possession at their 39 and began with an 18-yard run by Eddie Lacy. Then Lacy broke off left tackle for 29 yards to the Vikings 14, flattening a defender along the way. One more time, Lacy took the handoff, this time gaining 6. On second-and-4, Aaron Rodgers pitched an 8-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb, 7-0, with 9:39 to play in the first quarter.

The Packers defense forced a punt and Rodgers had the ball back at his 19 with 6:50 left. It took only four plays for Rodgers to fire a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jordy Nelson, who used a double move to put more than 10 yards between himself and the Vikings defender.

Meanwhile, the Vikings offense, playing without rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, was unable to mount a drive.

 

 


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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 24, Vikings 10 – Instant Replay

Posted by Tyler Gajewski on January 6, 2013 – 2:13 am

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