Tale of the tape: Vikings vs. Packers

  • Updated: January 4, 2013 - 9:36 PM

VIKINGS VS. PACKERS

Vikings         Packers

10-6 Record 11-5

20th NFL offensive rank 13th

2nd Rushing offense 20th

31st Passing offense 9th

16 NFL defensive rank 11th

11th Rushing defense 17th

24th Passing defense 11th

POINTS TO PONDER

• In the only Vikings-Packers playoff meeting, the Vikings won 31-17 at Lambeau Field after the 2004 season. Packers receiver Donald Driver and Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams, cornerback Antoine Winfield and long snapper Cullen Loeffler are only players left from that previous playoff meeting.

• The Packers are 1-1 when opening playoffs against a team it played the week before, having beaten Detroit in 1993 and losing to Arizona in 2009. This is the first such game for the Vikings.

• The Packers were 7-1 at Lambeau Field this season, while the Vikings were 3-5 on the road.

• Vikings have not played an outdoors cold-weather game since Dec. 28, 2010, when the temperature was 32 degrees for 24-14 victory

over the Eagles. Since 2000, the Vikings are 2-6 outdoors when it's 32 or below. The forecast for Saturday night calls for temperatures in the mid-teens, with a wind chill around zero.

• With Jordy Nelson expecting to play, the Packers would have all four top receivers for, essentially, first time since Sept. 30. Nelson, Greg Jennings, James Jones and Randall Cobb all appeared in the first game against the Vikings on Dec. 2, but Nelson left after injuring his hamstring on Green Bay's second drive. Cobb missed Sunday's game because of an ankle injury.

• Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has more sacks of Aaron Rodgers than any other quarterback. Of his career 117 sacks, 15 1/2 are of Rodgers, including his single-game high of 4 1/2 on Oct. 5, 2009.

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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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