About the Packers record: 4-2
• The Packers have at least 350 yards on offense in their past nine games, the second-longest active streak in NFL.
• Green Bay has a 100-yard receiver in five of its past six games despite injuries to three of its top four targets. WR James Jones (knee) is questionable; WR Randall Cobb (leg) and TE Jermichael Finley (bruised spinal cord) are out.
• Rookie RB Eddie Lacy (right) has 301 rushing yards in the past three games, most in the NFL during that span.
• The Packers have at least three sacks in three consecutive games.
• Green Bay held opponents to fewer than 85 rushing yards in each of the past four games.
Player speak: QB Aaron Rodgers
• Rodgers has a 116.4 rating against the Vikings, best in the NFL by a QB against a single opponent since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
• In nine of his past 11 October starts, Rodgers has a passer rating of at least 100.
• On Finley’s absence: “The next guy up has to step up and play well. We’re going to use a few different guys at that position.”
• On his success against the Vikings: “For whatever reason, there’s been times where we’ve been able to execute pretty well against those guys. We’ve had some battles over the years.”
Coach speak Mike McCarthy
• McCarthy, 49, is in his eighth season as an NFL head coach. He’s tied with Mike Holmgren for third in franchise history for most career victories (including playoffs) with 84.
• On the improved run offense (sixth in the league, gaining 134.7 yards per game): “It starts up front. Our offensive line has been practicing together and performing up front. We have continuity there and playing at a higher level than in the past.”
• On Adrian Peterson’s success (508 rushing yards in three games) vs. Green Bay last season: “He broke a lot of tackles against us. Our gap integrity and tackling will definitely be the focus this week.”
|Atlanta - LP: J. Johnson||0||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: K. Giles||1|
|NY Mets - LP: J. deGrom||1||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6|
|Boston - WP: A. Ogando||7||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz||5|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||13||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||1|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Motte||7||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - LP: B. Badenhop||3|
|Washington - LP: T. Roark||2||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3|
|Toronto - LP: R. Dickey||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Dominguez||12|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||3||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||0|
|San Francisco - LP: C. Heston||4||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: E. Butler||6|
|Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter||1|
|Houston - WP: L. Gregerson||5||FINAL|
|Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty||4|
|Texas - LP: K. Kela||2||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: G. Richards||3|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||3||FINAL|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||0||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: F. Hernandez||2|
|New York City||0||FINAL|