Vikings at Green Bay

Noon Sunday

Lambeau Field TV: Ch. 9

Radio: 100.3-FM, 1130-AM


•The Packers have lost three consecutive games since defeating the Vikings 44-31 on Oct. 27.

•QB Aaron Rodgers (broken left collarbone) will miss his third consecutive game. Scott Tolzien (five interceptions in the past two games) will make his second career start.

•Green Bay had a season-low 55 rushing yards in a 27-13 loss to the Giants on Sunday.

•The Packers have won seven of their past eight games against the Vikings (including playoffs).

•Green Bay has won 10 of its past 11 regular-season games at Lambeau Field against NFC North opponents.

•Sixteen of the past 22 contests between the Packers and Vikings have been decided by seven points or fewer.

Player Speak LB Clay Matthews

•Matthews had four tackles in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

•Matthews missed four weeks because a broken right thumb he suffered on Oct. 6 against the Lions.

•On team's three-game losing streak: "We're not going to use any excuses and obviously we need to play better, but we got a great opportunity in front of us."

•On Rodgers' absence: "I think everybody knew how valuable he was when he won MVP. … Obviously there was going to be a drop off, but that's no excuse for dropping three straight."

Coach Speak Mike McCarthy

•The 50-year old McCarthy is in his eighth season as Packers head coach. He's 12-4 all-time against the Vikings.

•On Tolzien: "I think he's done a lot of good things for us as far as his individual performance. The one outlier is the interceptions. That's an area of focus for us."

•On run offense: "Our run game has been effective this year. It's something we need to pick back up. We haven't run the ball like we needed to in the last two weeks."

•On injuries this season: "Every NFL season is different. I don't play fantasy football. We know the challenges that come each and every week. We've had different challenges this year than other years."