NFL Game Capsule

Posted by on November 17, 2011 – 11:00 am


SERIES LEADER: Green Bay, 29-21-1

STREAKS: Tampa Bay, 7 of past 10

COACHES vs. OPPONNENT: Raheem Morris: 1-0, Mike McCarthy: 0-2

LAST WEEK: Tampa Bay: Loss, 37-9 vs. Texans; Green Bay: Win, 45-7 vs. Vikings

LAST GAME: 11/8/09: Packers 28 at Buccaneers 38. Trailing 28-17 in 4th quarter, Tampa Bay scores 21 consecutive points, including 2 TD passes by QB Josh Freeman, for comeback victory.

LAST GAME AT LAMBEAU FIELD: 9/25/05: Buccaneers 17, Packers 16. Tampa Bay QB Brian Griese passes for 2 1st-half TDs, both to WR Joey Galloway (5, 10). Bucs defense forces 4 Green Bay turnovers.


PASSING: BUCS: Josh Freeman: 208-340-2,174-9 TDs-13 INTs-72.6 rating; PACKERS: Aaron Rodgers: 215-295-2,869 (2 NFC)-28 TDs (1 NFL)-3 INTs-130.7 rating (1 NFL)

RUSHING: BUCS: LeGarrette Blount: 100-434-4.3-3 TDs; PACKERS: James Starks: 109-503-4.6-1 TD

RECEIVING: BUCS: Mike Williams: 39-406-10.4-1 TD; PACKERS: Greg Jennings: 51-755-14.8-7 TDs (T3 NFL)

OFFENSE: BUCS: 331.0; PACKERS: 409.7 (3 NFC)


DEFENSE: BUCS: 401.2; PACKERS: 384.4

INTs: BUCS: Ronde Barber, Tanard Jackson: 2; PACKERS: Charles Woodson: 5 (T1, NFL)

PUNTING: BUCS: Michael Koenen: 45.6; PACKERS: Tim Masthay: 44.9

KICKING: BUCS: Connor Barth: 64 points (13/13 PAT; 17/19 FG); PACKERS: Mason Crosby: 86 points (38/38 PAT; 16/16 FG)


PACKERS: Have won 15 in row (incl. playoffs), the longest streak in team history…QB Aaron Rodgers is the first player in NFL history to post 110+ rating in nine games in row in single season. He has 110+ rating in 17 of past 20 (incl. playoffs)…Including the playoffs, RB James Starks has played in 16 games and Green Bay is 15-1…Since the start of 2007 (including the playoffs), WR Greg Jennings has 49 receiving TDs, third most in NFL. He has a touchdown in seven of the last nine contests…WR James Jones has a TD catch in four of the past six games…WR Jordy Nelson had a career-best two TD grabs last week…PR-KR-WR Randall Cobb had 80-yard punt return for a TD last week and is the first Green Bay rookie with kick return and punt return touchdowns…CB Charles Woodson had a 62-yard interception for a touchdown in the Sept. 28, 2008 meeting…Since joining Green Bay in ’06, Woodson has nine interceptions for TDs, most in the NFL. Woodson has picked off a pass and returned it for a TD every season since joining the Packers…CB Tramon Williams aims for his third game in a row with an interception…LB Clay Matthews is coming off a two-sack performance. BUCCANEERS: QB Josh Freeman made his first career start vs. Green Bay and recorded his first career win, Nov. 8, 2009. In the game he passed for 205 yards and three touchdowns. Tampa bay is 15-3 in Freeman’s starts when he has a passer rating of 80+…When RB LeGarrette Blount has 18 or more carries, Tampa Bay is 7-1. In those eight games, Blount has rushed for 834 yards (104.3 per game) and five TDs…WR Preseton Parker had a TD catch last week, and ranks third in the NFC with 16 catches on 3rd down…TE Kellen Winslow has a catch in 85 games in a row. He had four catches for 57 yards and a TD in the last meeting between the two clubs…In the last game vs. Green Bay, LB Geno Hayes blocked a punt and CB Ronde Barber returned it 31 yards for TD. Barber has started 192 consecutive games, most by a cornerback in NFL history. Barber is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (27) and 40+ INTs (42)…DE Adrian Clayborn is tied for third among NFC rookies with three sacks…S Tanard Jackson had a 35-yard interception return for a TD in the last meeting with Green Bay…The Buccaneers have six interceptions in two games vs. Aaron Rodgers and have held the QB to a 54.6 passer rating.

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