Scouting report: Green Bay Packers

  • Updated: January 2, 2013 - 10:46 PM

wild-card round

VIKINGS AT

GREEN BAY

7 p.m. Saturday

Lambeau Field

TV: Ch. 11

(100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

Line: Packers by 7 1/2

ABOUT GREEN BAY

NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS (11-5)

• The Packers lost their chance at a first-round playoff bye when they fell to the Vikings at the Metrodome 37-34 on Sunday.

• This is the first time in the history of the rivalry that the teams have met each other when both have 10 or more victories.

• This is only the second playoff game between the teams, the other was a 31-17 Vikings victory in Green Bay in a wild-card round game after the 2004 season.

• This is the third time the Packers have faced the same team in the regular- season finale and the following week in the playoffs. But this is the first time they have been the host of that playoff game. Green Bay won at Detroit in 1993 and lost in Arizona at 2009.

PLAYER TALK quarterback aaron rodgers

Aaron Rodgers was the NFL's highest-rated passer (108.0) this season. In his six playoff starts, he is 4-2 with a Super Bowl title and a 105.5 rating.

• On the importance of a fast start: "We have to start better. Bare minimum, give our defense some rest on the sidelines. Can't go three-and-out. We can't let them get some confidence."

• On playing in the cold: "It takes some getting used to. We practice outside here a lot. I think it's important to handle the football outside."

 On the advantage of playing at home: "We do a lot at the line of scrimmage. We do a lot with [audibles], also with signals and gestures. ... They can probably hear me better than at the Metrodome."

COACH SPEAK

mike mccarthy

• On slowing Adrian Peterson: "You have to tackle him. ... I think we probably overplayed him too much [Sunday]. We should have stayed true to our technique."

• On having injured DB Charles Woodson back: "He has played three and sometimes four positions. To have that flexibility, with the creativity of [D-coordinator] Dom Capers, it's something that gives us another weapon out there."

• His view of the Vikings season: "This whole team kept getting better. ... They've done a good job of playing to their strengths. You have to give Leslie [Frazier] a lot of credit for the year they've had. They're playing their best football when it counts."

KENT YOUNGBLOOD

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

New England 2/1/15 5:30 PM
Seattle
Minnesota 94 FINAL
Philadelphia 103
Houston 93 FINAL
Boston 87
Portland 99 FINAL
Atlanta 105
Sacramento 90 FINAL
Cleveland 101
Toronto 127 FINAL
Brooklyn 122
Dallas 93 FINAL
Miami 72
LA Clippers 103 FINAL
New Orleans 108
Golden State 100 FINAL
Utah 110
Chicago 93 FINAL
Phoenix 99
Pittsburgh 2 FINAL(OT)
New Jersey 1
St. Louis 3 FINAL(SO)
Carolina 2
Nashville 0 FINAL
Colorado 3
Buffalo 2 FINAL
Vancouver 5
Chicago 4 FINAL
Anaheim 1
Harvard 75 FINAL
Princeton 72
Quinnipiac 57 FINAL
Canisius 63
Brown 49 FINAL
Cornell 57
Siena 79 FINAL
Manhattan 87
Marist 65 FINAL
Niagara 61
Dartmouth 51 FINAL
Penn 58
Oregon 68 FINAL
Arizona State 67
Yale 63 FINAL
Columbia 59
Monmouth 60 FINAL
Fairfield 59
IUPUI 59 FINAL
Western Ill 63
Oregon State 34 FINAL
Arizona 57
Kent State 55 FINAL
Buffalo 80
Canisius 75 FINAL
Monmouth 58
Butler 67 FINAL
Providence 59
Cornell 65 FINAL
Brown 52
Columbia 47 FINAL
Yale 55
Coll of Charleston 47 FINAL
Drexel 64
Penn 55 FINAL
Dartmouth 39
Elon 60 FINAL
James Madison 89
(19) Princeton 96 FINAL
Harvard 46
(9) Florida State 82 FINAL
Georgia Tech 62
Quinnipiac 87 FINAL
Siena 62
Richmond 54 FINAL
Rhode Island 50
Loyola-Chicago 58 FINAL
Southern Ill 64
Georgetown 52 FINAL
DePaul 93
Villanova 75 FINAL
Marquette 59
Wichita State 70 FINAL
Northern Iowa 51
Xavier 65 FINAL
Creighton 74
Bradley 58 FINAL
Illinois State 55
Missouri State 89 FINAL
Drake 94
Arizona 48 FINAL
Utah 62
(11) Arizona State 68 FINAL
Colorado 60
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Who will win the Super Bowl?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close