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Vikings at Packers Week 13 Capsule



STREAKS   Past 4 & 9 of past 12
COACHES VS. OPP. Frazier: 0-2 McCarthy: 9-3
LAST WEEK L 28-10 at Bears L 38-10 at Giants
LAST GAME 11/14/11: Vikings 7 at Packers 45. Green Bay WR-PR Randall Cobb records 80-yard PR-TD & Packers QB Aaron Rodgers throws 4 TDs as Packers reach 9-0.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 106 (Min.), 86 (GB). XM: 229 (GB). 


PASSING Ponder: 228-359-2,186-13-9-82.0 Rodgers: 252-379-2,838-28 (2L)-7-105.6 (1L)
RUSHING Peterson: 213-1,236 (1L)-5.8-7 (3C) Green: 97-302-3.1-0
RECEIVING Harvin: 62-677-10.9-3 Cobb: 58-613-10.6-7
OFFENSE 333.4 342.9
DEFENSE 336.6 348.1
SACKS Allen: 7 Matthews: 9 (T3C)
INTs Winfield: 3 Hayward (R): 5 (T2L)
PUNTING Kluwe: 44.3 Masthay: 44.0
KICKING Walsh (R): 94 (3C) (22/22 PAT; 24/26 FG) Crosby: 67 (31/31 PAT; 12/20 FG)


VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER made 1st career NFL start vs. GB (10/23/11) & threw 1st 2 TD passes…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 737 yards (147.4 per game) & 5 TDs in past 5. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ yards. Has 11 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 7,988 rush yards & 71 rush TDs. Has rush TD in 7 of past 8 vs. GB. Aims for 5th in row at Lambeau with rush TD. Has 5 career 100-yard games vs. GB…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history w/ 20+ scrim. TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history w/ rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 seasons in row. In past 3 vs. division, has 3 TDs (rec., KR, rush). TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR MICHAEL JENKINS had career-high 111 yards (3 catches, 37.0 avg.) & TD in 10/23/11 meeting…DE JARED ALLEN has 12.5 sacks in past 7 meetings. Has 39 sacks in past 36. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 112 sacks. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had sack in last meeting…PACKERS: Have won 9 division games in row…QB AARON RODGERS aims for 5th win in row vs. Min. In 8 career starts vs. Min., has 19 TDs, 3 INTs & 116.5 rating. Packers are 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating. Incl. playoffs, has TD pass in 35 consecutive home games. Rodgers leads NFL with 105.6 rating…WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB has 6 rec. TDs in past 5. Has 3 TDs in past 2 at home. Is only player in NFL with 700+ KR (783), 600+ receiving (613), 200+ PR (231) & 100+ rush (127) yards. Had 80-yard PR-TD in last meeting. WR JAMES JONES ties for NFC lead with 8 rec. TDs. WR JORDY NELSON had 61-yard TD catch last week. Had 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 TDs in past 6 division games. WR GREG JENNINGS has 7 TDs in past 5 vs. Min. & aims for 6th meeting in row with TD…Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS ties for NFL lead with 15 INTs. Has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 4 sacks in past 3 meetings & aims for 4th in row vs. Min. with sack. CB CASEY HAYWARD leads all rookies with 5 INTs. Rookie LB DEZMAN MOSES aims for 3rd game in row with sack.

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3 Responses to “Vikings at Packers Week 13 Capsule”

  1. purplereign57 says:

    The stats are daunting to say the least. Christian Ponder? Are you kidding me? Short of a miracle, Minnesota doesn’t have a prayer.

  2. moses says:

    Lets just get the season over and get back to the draft.

  3. purplereign57 says:

    There are so many holes on this football team that I can hardly believe the draft can even help. It will have to be one HELLUVA AMAZING draft, and players will have to mature more quickly than ever. It’ll probably be two or three years before we can hope to see a true playoff and super bowl contender in Minnesota, if then. They were favored in every super bowl that they have ever been in, and lost all four. I will continue to be a fan, win or lose, but it is more than highly frustrating to watch and hope year in and year out for the playoffs, and to vie for a super bowl. It grinds inside me, and then I usually usually burn a Vikings cap.

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