2 Packers Public Relations Lambeau Field Atrium 1265 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI / / fax Jason Wahlers, Aaron Popkey, Sarah Quick, Tom Fanning, Jonathan Butnick VOL. XIV; NO. 26 GREEN BAY, JAN. 1, 2013 NFC WILD CARD MINNESOTA (10-6) AT GREEN BAY (11-5) Saturday, Jan. 5 Lambeau Field 7 p.m. CST PACKERS TO HOST VIKINGS IN NFC WILD CARD CONTEST The Packers will face the Vikings for the second straight week, this time in an NFC Wild Card contest at Lambeau Field, as the two clubs square off in the postseason for just the second time in the 52-year history of the series. The only other playoff meeting between the division rivals also came in a Wild Card contest at Lambeau Field when the Packers hosted the Vikings in the 2004 season (Jan. 9, 2005). WITH THE CALL NBC Sports will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-byplay man Al Michaels joins color commentator Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines. Milwaukee s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, This will be the first meeting in the history of the series (since 1961) which covers 44 markets in six states. where both teams entered the game with 10-plus victories. Dial Global Sports radio will air the game across the country. Kevin It will mark the sixth time that Green Bay has faced a divisional opponent Harlan (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst) will call the action with in the postseason since the league went to a divisional format in Mark Malone reporting from the sidelines. Scott Graham hosts The Packers have a 4-1 mark (.800) in those games, which is tied for the pregame and halftime shows. No. 2 winning percentage in the NFL among teams with three or more playoff games against divisional opponents behind only Pittsburgh (9-0). Univision Radio will broadcast the game in Spanish to a national audience, with Rafael Hernandez Brito (play-by-play) and Raul Striker This will be the third time the Packers have faced the Vikings in the last six games. Green Bay played Minnesota at Lambeau Field in Week 13 and the teams met this past Sunday in the season finale at Minnesota. This Saturday s game will mark the third time in team history that the Jr. (color) calling the action. REGULAR SEASON Packers have played an opponent in the season finale and then faced Date Opponent Result Att. that same team in the playoffs the following week. Green Bay played at Sun., Sept. 9 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS L, (70,523) Detroit in both the season finale and in a Wild Card contest in 1993 and Thu., Sept. 13 CHICAGO BEARS (Gold Pkg.) W, (70,543) also played at Arizona both in the finale and in a Wild Card game in Mon., Sept. 24 at Seattle Seahawks L, (68,218) Through 104 meetings, which includes the one postseason game, the Sun., Sept. 30 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS W, (70,571) Packers hold a advantage over the Vikings in the all-time series. Sun., Oct. 7 at Indianapolis Colts L, (67,020) Fans can bet on a back-and-forth contest when the teams meet. In fact, Sun., Oct. 14 at Houston Texans W, (71,702) 16 of the last 21 regular-season meetings have been decided by seven Sun., Oct. 21 at St. Louis Rams W, (64,359) points or less. The Packers have won five of the last six games between Sun., Oct. 28 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS W, (70,464) the clubs. Sun., Nov. 4 ARIZONA CARDINALS (Gold Pkg.)...W, (70,504) Over the last 19 seasons ( ), the Packers (nine) and the Sun., Nov. 11 Open Date Vikings (five) have accounted for 14 NFC Central/North Championships. Sun., Nov. 18 at Detroit Lions W, (63,716) BACK IN THE POSTSEASON Sun., Nov. 25 at New York Giants L, (80,365) The Packers have won two straight NFC North titles for the first time since Sun., Dec. 2 MINNESOTA VIKINGS W, (70,567) , when the team captured three consecutive divisional crowns. Sun., Dec. 9 DETROIT LIONS W, (70,382) This season s NFC North title marks the Packers 20th division crown in Sun., Dec. 16 at Chicago Bears W, (62,534) franchise history. Sun., Dec. 23 TENNESSEE TITANS W, 55-7 (70,508) With the Week 15 win at Chicago, Green Bay clinched its 28th postseason berth in team history and its 15th appearance in the last 20 seasons. The Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons and five of the last six, the only NFC team to accomplish those feats. Sun., Dec. 30 at Minnesota Vikings L, (64,134) NFL POSTSEASON Green Bay currently ranks No. 3 in NFL history with its 28 playoff appearances, trailing only the N.Y. Giants (31) and Dallas Cowboys (30). The Packers 15 postseason appearances in the free-agency era (since 1993) are the most of any team in the NFL. Since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, the Packers have been the No. 3 seed three other times (1995, 2002, 2004). Jan AFC and NFC Wild Card Playoffs Jan AFC and NFC Divisional Playoffs Jan AFC and NFC Championship Games Jan AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium, Honolulu Feb. 3...Super Bowl XLVII, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La.
3 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD HOME COOKING The Packers have won 20 of their last 21 and 26 of their last 28 games at Lambeau Field in the regular season. Green Bay s.929 winning percentage (26-2) at home since Week 10 of 2009 is No. 1 in the NFL over that span: Team W-L Record Pct. 1. Green Bay New England Baltimore The Packers have averaged 31.8 points per game at home since 2009, No. 2 in the league over that span. Green Bay has posted 30-plus points in 15 of 32 home games since 09 and nine 40-point games. Team Points Per Game (Since 2009) 1. New England Green Bay New Orleans 31.2 The defense has done its part as well at home since 2009, generating 78 turnovers at Lambeau Field. With Green Bay s offense posting only 33 giveaways over that span, the Packers have a plus-45 turnover ratio at home, No. 1 in the league since 09. Team TO Differential/Home (Since 2009) 1. Green Bay plus San Francisco plus New England plus-38 Green Bay has generated at least two takeaways in 23 of 32 home games since The Packers have a 22-1 mark (.956) in those games. The Packers win over Tennessee in Week 16 gave the team its third straight season with at least seven wins at home. It marks the secondlongest streak in franchise history behind only a span of five straight seasons ( ) with seven or more victories at home. A look at the most home victories over a three-season span in franchise history: Seasons Home Wins 1t , t , t , The Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL with 22 home victories since 2010: Team Home Wins 1. Green Bay 22 2t. Baltimore, New England Atlanta San Francisco 18 6t. New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Seattle 17 SUCCESS AGAINST FAMILIAR FOES QB Aaron Rodgers has had a high level of success against NFC North opponents during his career. Rodgers has posted a combined passer rating against divisional opponents, connecting on 635 of 914 passes (69.5 percent) for 7,611 yards and 61 TDs with 15 INTs. A look at where Rodgers ranks in NFL history in several categories against divisional opponents: Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Steve Young, TB/SF Tom Brady, NE 96.7 Completion Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Matt Schaub, ATL/HOU Peyton Manning, IND/DEN 66.0 Yards/Attempt 1. Kurt Warner, STL/NYG/ARI Aaron Rodgers, GB Steve Young, TB/SF 8.02 TD/INT Ratio 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB 4.07 (61/15) 2. Tom Brady, NE 2.76 (124/45) 3. Gary Danielson, DET/CLE 2.44 (39/16) In his last 11 regular-season starts against NFC North opponents, Rodgers has completed 251 of 354 passes (70.9 percent) for 3,042 yards and 28 touchdowns with four INTs for a passer rating. Rodgers has a 23-7 record (including playoffs) as a starter against divisional foes. In 10 career starts vs. Minnesota, Rodgers has a combined passer rating as he completed 230 of 326 passes (70.6 percent) for 2,823 yards and 24 TDs with four INTs. Rodgers has a combined passer rating in his last five starts against the Vikings ( , 1,537 yards, 16 TDs, one INT). STAT OF THE WEEK In Sunday s regular-season finale, QB Aaron Rodgers threw for a season-high 365 yards as he went over the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth time in his career. Rodgers finished the season with 4,295 yards passing, the thirdhighest season output of his career behind his franchise-record 4,643 yards in 2011 and his 4,434 yards in With just eight interceptions on the season, it marked the third time in Rodgers career that he had thrown for 4,000 yards and eight or fewer interceptions in a season, the most in NFL history. Rodgers threw just seven interceptions in 2009 and six in Patriots QB Tom Brady (twice, 2007 and 2012) is the only other quarterback in NFL history to have two or more seasons of 4,000 passing yards and eight or fewer interceptions. 2
4 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD POSTSEASON PROFICIENCY As productive as QB Aaron Rodgers has been during the regular season in his five years as the starter, he has also carried that over to the playoffs. Rodgers capped off the 2010 postseason with a 304-yard, three-td effort vs. Pittsburgh that earned him Super Bowl XLV honors. He became just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 yards and three TDs in a Super Bowl, joining Joe Montana, Steve Young and Jake Delhomme. Rodgers has posted a 110-plus passer rating in four of his six career postseason starts. That already ties him for fourth in league history behind only Montana (six in 23 starts), Brett Favre (five in 24 starts) and Tom Brady (five in 22 starts). A look at where Rodgers ranks in NFL postseason history in several categories (min. 150 attempts): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Bart Starr, GB Drew Brees, SD/NO Completion Pct. 1. Drew Brees, SD/NO Kurt Warner, STL/ARI Ken Anderson, CIN Aaron Rodgers, GB 65.5 Interception Pct. 1. Drew Brees, SD/NO 1.02 (391/4) 2. Bart Starr, GB 1.41 (213/3) 3. Aaron Rodgers, GB 1.82 (220/4) Rodgers threw for 1,094 yards in the 2010 postseason, good for No. 3 in NFL history behind only Eli Manning s 1,219 passing yards with the Giants in 2011 and Warner s 1,147 yards with Arizona in Rodgers nine TDs in 2010 tied him for No. 3 in NFL postseason history behind only Montana (1989) and Warner (2008), who threw for 11 TDs each. With his three-td passing performance at Atlanta in the NFC Divisional Playoff, Rodgers brought his TD total in his first three playoff games to 10, the most in NFL history. That topped the mark of nine held by Jeff George, Daryle Lamonica and Dan Marino in their first three playoff starts. Rodgers holds both of the top single-game passing yardage marks in postseason history with a 423-yard outing at Arizona in the 2009 postseason and a 366-yard effort in 2010 at Atlanta. HOW THEY HAVE FARED Since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, the Packers have been the No. 3 seed in the NFC four times (1995, 2002, 2004, 2012). This will be the 10th time that the Packers have played in the Wild Card round in their 15 playoff appearances since Green Bay has a 6-4 (.600) record in Wild Card games, including a 1-1 mark under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. A breakdown of the Packers playoff seeds, and their postseason record as that seed, from : PLAYOFF SEED No. 1 2 times (3-1) No. 4 3 times (3-3) No. 2 2 times (3-2) No. 5 2 times (0-2) No. 3 3 times (2-3) No. 6 2 times (5-1) WHERE THEY STAND A look at where some current Packers rank in the career postseason franchise record book: Player Rushing TDs 1. Edgar Bennett 5 2. Dorsey Levens 4 3t. Ryan Grant, Paul Hornung, Ahman Green 3 Player Passing Yards 1. Brett Favre 5, Aaron Rodgers 1, Bart Starr 1,753 Player Passing TDs 1. Brett Favre 39 2t. Aaron Rodgers, Bart Starr 15 Player 300-Yard Games 1t. Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre 3 3t. Bart Starr, Lynn Dickey 1 Player Receptions 1. Donald Driver Antonio Freeman Robert Brooks Dorsey Levens Greg Jennings 40 Player Receiving Yards 1. Antonio Freeman Donald Driver Robert Brooks 651 Player Receiving TDs 1. Antonio Freeman 10 2t. Greg Jennings, Boyd Dowler 5 Player 100-Yard Rec. Games 1t. Greg Jennings 3 1t. Robert Brooks, Antonio Freeman 3 Player Interceptions 1t. Herb Adderley, Craig Newsome, 4 Eugene Robinson 4t. Tramon Williams, Joe Laws 3 Tyrone Williams, Mike Prior Player Sacks 1. Reggie White Clay Matthews 4.5 3t. Keith McKenzie, Sean Jones
5 THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK S OPPONENT: Packers vs. Vikings: All-time regular season: All-time, postseason: 0-1 All-time, in Green Bay: Streaks: The Packers have won five of the last six meetings. Last meeting, at Green Bay, regular season: Dec. 2, 2012, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, COACHES CAPSULES Mike McCarthy: ,.658, (incl. 5-3 postseason); 7th NFL season Leslie Frazier: ,.421; 3rd NFL season (interim coach in 2010) Head to Head: McCarthy 3-1 vs. Opponent: McCarthy 10-4 vs. Vikings; Frazier 1-3 vs. Packers MIKE McCARTHY Is in seventh year as the Packers 14th head coach. Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. Has led the Packers to playoff appearances in four of his six seasons as the helm, and the team s four postseason berths over the past five seasons are the most by an NFC team. His.664 winning percentage (including playoffs) ranks No. 3 among active NFL coaches (min. 50 games). One of only two coaches, along with New Orleans Sean Payton, to have his offense ranked in the top 10 in total yardage each season from Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first headcoaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant. Became the first Packers coach since Lombardi to lead the team to a championship game in his second season (2007). LESLIE FRAZIER Is in third year as the Vikings eighth head coach (served as the interim coach for the final six games in 2010). Served as Minnesota s defensive coordinator for four seasons ( ) and led the Vikings to top-10 finishes in total defense each season from Coached with the Philadelphia Eagles ( ), Cincinnati Bengals ( ) and Indianapolis Colts ( ) before coming to Minnesota. In 12 seasons as NFL coach, has suffered a losing season only twice. Has coached on seven playoff teams and been a part of six division championships in his first 13 seasons as an NFL coach. Played defensive back for the Chicago Bears ( ) and was a member of Chicago s Super Bowl XX team. THE PACKERS-VIKINGS SERIES This marks the 105th overall meeting between the border rivals. The Packers own a slight advantage over the Vikings ( , including playoffs) in the all-time series. Green Bay s five-game winning streak that was snapped on Sunday was the longest by the club since a five-game streak against Minnesota from Prior to that, the longest streak for either team was Green Bay s five-game winning streak from The series began when the Vikings entered the league in 1961, and Vince Lombardi s Packers won nine of the first 10. Over the last 19 seasons ( ), these teams have accounted for 14 NFC Central/North division championships. NOTABLE CONNECTIONS Packers LB Robert Francois entered the league as a non-drafted free agent with the Vikings in 2009 Packers C Jeff Saturday played for the Colts with Vikings G Charlie Johnson and when Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and defensive coordinator Alan Williams were on the staff in Indianapolis Packers tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot played for the Bengals in 2004 when Frazier was on Cincinnati s staff...fontenot was a teammate of Vikings special assistant to the head coach/linebackers Mike Singletary with the Bears Singletary coached with Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo on the San Francisco staff in 2005 Vikings tight ends coach Jimmie Johnson played for Kansas City for one season (1994) when McCarthy was an offensive asst. there Packers assistant offensive line coach Joel Hilgenberg s uncle, Wally, played linebacker for the Vikings for 12 seasons ( )...Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer s father, Chuck, was an assistant coach for the Packers from Vikings defensive backs coach Joe Woods held the same post at Western Michigan when Packers WR Greg Jennings played there...packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers and Vikings linebackers coach Fred Pagac coached on the staff together at Ohio State in the early 1980s...Pagac coached in Oakland when Packers DB Charles Woodson played for the Raiders Vikings asst. defensive line coach Diron Reynolds brother, Jamal, was selected in the first round by the Packers in 2001 Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt played for the Bills when Vikings running backs coach James Saxon was on Buffalo s staff Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac and Vikings offensive line coach Jeff Davidson coached on the staff together in Carolina...Trgovac was on the staff with Vikings strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy in Philadelphia and when Johnson played tight end for the Eagles...Former college teammates include Packers LB Clay Matthews and Vikings DE Everson Griffen, FB Rhett Ellison and T Matt Kalil (Southern California), Packers TE Jermichael Finley and Vikings DE Brian Robison (Texas), Packers DE Ryan Pickett and Vikings CB Antonie Winfield and WR Michael Jenkins (Ohio State), Packers LB A.J. Hawk and Jenkins (Ohio State), Packers TE D.J. Williams and Vikings WR Jarius Wright (Arkansas), Packers DE Mike Daniels and LB Dezman Moses and Vikings DT Christian Ballard and TE Allen Reisner (Iowa), and Packers LB Terrell Manning and Vikings LB Audie Cole (North Carolina State) Packers area scout Lee Gissendaner went to training camp with the Vikings in 1996 and spent parts of that season on Minnesota s practice squad...green Bay director of research and development Mike Eayrs (similar capacity, ) previously worked for the Vikings, as did Packers VP of football administration/player finance Russ Ball ( ) and VP of sales and marketing Tim Connolly ( ). LAST MEETING, POSTSEASON Jan. 9, 2005, at Lambeau Field; Vikings won, QB Daunte Culpepper threw for 284 yards and four TDs on 19-of-29 passing as the Vikings won the first and only postseason meeting between the border rivals. The Packers had won the NFC North title two weeks earlier at the Metrodome on a last-second field goal by Ryan Longwell. Green Bay s offense was led by WR Donald Driver (seven catches for 78 yards) and RB Ahman Green (80 rushing yards on 20 carries). QB Brett Favre completed 22 of 33 passes for 216 yards and a score but was intercepted four times. WR Randy Moss led the Vikings with two TD catches and 70 yards receiving on four grabs. 4
6 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD THE WINS KEEP COMING With a win in Week 15 at Chicago, Green Bay posted its fourth straight 10-win season, tying a franchise record ( , , ). A win against Tennessee in Week 16 brought the Packers win total over the past four seasons to 47, which ranks second in franchise history: Seasons Regular-Season Wins t ; Green Bay and New England are the only two teams in the league to win at least 10 games each of the past four seasons. A look at the top regular-season win totals in the league from : Team Regular-Season Wins 1. New England Green Bay Atlanta 45 TIGHTENING UP Green Bay s pass defense made noticeable strides in 2012, with the team finishing the season ranked No. 11 in the NFL (218.3 ypg). That was more than an 81-yard improvement from Green Bay s average in 2011, when the Packers allowed a league-high yards per game. In their Week 16 win over the Titans, the Packers allowed just 101 net passing yards, the fifth time this season that Green Bay limited its opposition to less than 120 net passing yards. That ranked No. 1 in the league this season: Team Games/<120 Net Passing Yards 1. Green Bay 5 2t. San Francisco, Seattle 4 4. Chicago 3 A look at the Packers best single-season marks since the league went to a 16-game format in 1978: Season Games/<120 Net Passing Yards t. 1979, 1988, Green Bay ranked No. 4 in the NFL in opponent passer rating this season at 76.8 ( , 3,492 net passing yards, 24 TDs, 18 INTs): Team Opponent Passer Rating (2012) 1. Arizona Chicago Seattle Green Bay Atlanta 77.1 RUN GAME COMING ON After topping the 100-yard rushing mark as a team three times in the first eight games this season, the Packers eclipsed the 100-yard mark in six of their final eight regular-season contests. Green Bay averaged yards per game on the ground over its last eight games, No. 12 in the league over that span: Team Rushing Yards/Game (Since Week 9) 1. Minnesota Seattle Washington Kansas City Carolina San Francisco Baltimore Buffalo N.Y. Jets Houston New England Green Bay Green Bay averaged 90.1 yards per game on the ground in the opening eight contests this season (No. 26 in the NFL). The Packers averaged 29.8 rushing attempts per game since Week 9, No. 12 in the league over that span. In its opening eight games, Green Bay averaged 24.4 attempts per game (No. 23 in the NFL). Green Bay had seven different players rush for 125-plus yards on the season, tied for the most in a season by the Packers (1944) since rushing yards began to be tracked in Since Mike McCarthy took over as head coach in 2006, the Packers have a record (.848) when they have 25 or more rushing attempts in a game. SHORING UP THE SCORING DEFENSE In eight of their last 10 games, the Packers held their opponent to 20 points or less. That stretch of strong play in that area helped propel Green Bay to a No. 11 ranking in scoring defense this season: Team Points Allowed (2012) 1. Seattle 245 (15.3) 2. San Francisco 273 (17.1) 3. Chicago 277 (17.3) 4. Denver 289 (18.1) 5. Atlanta 299 (18.7) 6. Pittsburgh 314 (19.6) 7. Miami 317 (19.8) 8. Cincinnati 320 (20.0) 9t. Houston 331 (20.7) 9t. New England 331 (20.7) 11. Green Bay 336 (21.0) Since defensive coordinator Dom Capers took over the defense in 2009, the Packers have now finished in the top 11 in the league in scoring defense in three of four seasons. Green Bay ranked No. 7 in the NFL in 2009 (18.6 ppg) and No. 2 in the league in 2010 (15.0 ppg). 55
7 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD SACKING PACK The Packers finished in the top five in the league this season in both sacks and sack yardage, the second time they have done so in the last three seasons (also 2010): Team Sacks (2012) 1t. Denver, St. Louis Cincinnati Green Bay 47 5t. Houston, Minnesota 44 DIVISIONAL DRIVE Green Bay s loss at Minnesota on Sunday snapped the Packers 12-game winning streak in regular-season NFC North games, which was the longest divisional winning streak in team history since the league went to a divisional format in 1967: Seasons Divisional Winning Streak t , Team Sack Yardage (2012) 1. Denver Cincinnati St. Louis Green Bay Chicago 289 Green Bay's sack total this season is tied for No. 5 in franchise history (since team sacks began to be recorded in 1963): Season Sacks t. 1978, t. 1966, 2010, The Packers had 15 different players register at least one full sack this season, No. 2 in the NFL this season behind only the Browns: Team Players With A Sack 1. Cleveland Green Bay 15 3t. Cincinnati, St. Louis 13 With the 15 players, the Packers tied the top single-season mark in franchise history: Season Packers With A Sack 1t. 1987, t. 2003, 2009, Since 2010, the Packers have registered 123 sacks, which is tied for No. 4 in the league over that span: Team Sacks (Since 2010) 1. St. Louis N.Y. Giants Minnesota 125 4t. Green Bay 123 4t. Cincinnati 123 The Packers' 12-game divisional winning streak was tied for the longest by an NFL team since realignment in 2002: Team Divisional Winning Streak 1t. Green Bay, t. Indianapolis, t. Baltimore, Green Bay finished with a 5-1 record in the division this season, its seventh consecutive season ( ) with a winning record in the NFC North. The Packers and the Patriots were the only teams in the league to have a winning record in their division in each of the last seven seasons. Green Bay went 6-0 in NFC North games in 2011, the first time that the Packers had posted an undefeated record in their division since the NFL went to a divisional format in Green Bay became the first team to sweep the NFC North/Central since the 1987 Chicago Bears (7-0). The Packers have a (.762) regular-season record against NFC North opponents under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, a divisional mark that ranks No. 2 in the NFL since 2006: Team W-L Record Pct. 1. New England Green Bay San Diego The Packers have won 18 of 21 NFC North games at home under McCarthy, which is tied for the No. 1 home divisional mark in the NFL over that span: Team W-L Record Pct. 1t. Green Bay t. New England Indianapolis Green Bay has won nine straight home games against divisional foes, its longest winning streak since a 10-game streak from A look at the top home divisional winning streaks by Green Bay in the regular season since the league went to a divisional format in 1967: Seasons Home Div. Winning Streak
8 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD PRODUCTION APLENTY INSIDE THE 20 The Packers once again had an efficient season in the red zone, scoring touchdowns on 32 of 47 opportunities. Green Bay ranked No. 3 in the NFL in both TD percentage (68.1) and points per red-zone trip (5.30) this season: Team Red-Zone TD Efficiency 1. New England 70.0 (49-70) 2. New Orleans 68.4 (39-57) 3. Green Bay 68.1 (32-47) 4. Washington 60.4 (32-53) 5. Detroit 60.0 (33-55) Team Red-Zone Point Avg. 1. New England New Orleans Green Bay Houston Seattle 5.07 According to STATS LLC, this was the Packers' best red-zone season since Since 1995, four of the top six season marks have come under Head Coach Mike McCarthy's direction: Season Red-Zone TD Efficiency (40-60) (40-60) (34-52) (43-66) (29-48) (32-53) In 2011, the Packers ranked No. 1 in the NFC and No. 3 in the NFL in red-zone efficiency: Team Red-Zone TD Efficiency 1. N.Y. Jets 65.5 (36-55) 2. New England 65.3 (47-72) 3. Green Bay 65.2 (43-66) This season marked the fifth straight top-10 finish in the category for the Packers. In 2010, Green Bay checked in at No. 6 in the NFL at The team finished No. 9 in 2009 (54.8) and No. 6 in 2008 (60.4). Green Bay is the only team in the NFL to finish in the top 10 in red-zone efficiency each year from A look at the top red-zone percentages in the league since 2008: Team Red-Zone TD Efficiency 1. Green Bay 61.6 ( ) 2. Indianapolis 60.9 ( ) 3. Detroit 60.0 ( ) AT THE HELM Having led Green Bay to the playoffs in five of his seven seasons as head coach, Mike McCarthy is joined by Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl win with a victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV. McCarthy led the Packers to a Super Bowl win in his fifth season in Green Bay (2010), the same point that Holmgren led the Packers for the first time to the NFL title game in McCarthy joined Pittsburgh s Bill Cowher (2005) as the only Super Bowlwinning coaches to lead their respective teams to three road wins as the No. 6 seed in the postseason en route to a world title. The Packers win at Chicago in the 2010 season was their second NFC Championship Game appearance in four seasons, the only team in the conference to do so over that span. Including playoffs, McCarthy has a record since taking over as head coach in 2006, a.658 winning percentage that ranks No. 3 among current NFL head coaches (minimum 50 games): Coach Winning Pct. 1. Mike Smith, ATL.675 (56-27) 2. John Harbaugh, BAL.659 (58-30) 3. Mike McCarthy, GB.658 (79-41) 4t. Bill Belichick, CLE/NE.654 ( ) 4t. Mike Tomlin, PIT.654 (68-36) McCarthy s.625 winning percentage in the playoffs (5-3) ranks No. 3 in franchise history behind only the legendary Lombardi (9-1,.900) and Holmgren (9-5,.643). With the five postseason wins, McCarthy trails only Lombardi and Holmgren (nine each) for the most in Packers annals. With 79 overall wins, McCarthy ranks No. 4 in team history: Coach Overall Wins 1. Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Mike Holmgren, Mike McCarthy, Mike Sherman, McCarthy won his 75th career game (including playoffs) at Detroit in Week 11, tying Philadelphia s Andy Reid for the fastest to 75 wins among active NFL head coaches. It is the third fastest in team history: Coach Games Needed For 75 Wins 1t. Mike McCarthy, GB 114 1t. Andy Reid, PHI Mike Shanahan, OAK/DEN/WAS Tom Coughlin, JAX/NYG 140 Coach Games Needed For 75 Wins 1. Vince Lombardi Mike Holmgren Mike McCarthy Curly Lambeau McCarthy has guided the Packers to four seasons with 11-plus wins (2007, 2009, ). That is tied with Vince Lombardi ( , 1966) and Mike Holmgren ( ) for the most in franchise history.
9 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD PROLIFIC PACKERS Over the past three seasons, Green Bay has been one of the most productive offenses in the NFL. A glance at where the Packers rank in several offensive categories since 2010: Team Points Per Game 1. New England New Orleans Green Bay 28.8 Team 30-Point Games 1. New England New Orleans Green Bay 21 Team 40-Point Games 1t. Green Bay 10 1t. New England New Orleans 7 Team Total Touchdowns 1. New England Green Bay New Orleans 168 Team Passing Touchdowns 1t. Green Bay 122 1t. New Orleans New England 110 Team Net Yards Per Game 1. New Orleans New England Detroit Philadelphia Houston Green Bay Team Net Passing Yards/Game 1. New Orleans New England Detroit Green Bay A look at Green Bay s regular-season record since 2006 by point total: Points Scored GB Record Since plus 43-3 (.935) (.605) (.294) 10 or less 3-8 (.273) KEEPING THEM OUT Since defensive coordinator Dom Capers joined the staff in 2009, the Packers have been one of the best defenses in the league when it comes to points and touchdowns allowed. The Packers rank No. 4 in the league in both scoring defense and overall touchdowns allowed since 2009: Team Points Allowed Per Game 1. Pittsburgh San Francisco Baltimore Green Bay Atlanta 19.7 Team Overall TDs Allowed 1. Baltimore Pittsburgh San Francisco Green Bay Chicago 140 Green Bay s defense has been particularly stingy when it comes to rushing TDs given up, ranking No. 3 in the NFL in that category since 09: Team Rushing TDs Allowed 1. Pittsburgh San Francisco Green Bay Minnesota Baltimore 38 The Packers allowed an average of 21.0 points per game this season, which ranked No. 11 in the league. The Packers allowed 101 touchdowns from , the fewest allowed by the team over a three-year span since Green Bay gave up 99 touchdowns from Last season, the Packers ranked No. 19 in the league in scoring defense at 22.4 points per game. That came on the heels of a 2010 Super Bowl campaign that saw Green Bay finish No. 2 in the NFL at 15.0 points per game, the team s best scoring-defense mark since its Super Bowl title team of 1996 (13.1 ppg.). It was the second consecutive top-10 finish in scoring defense for the Packers after they ranked No. 7 in the league in 2009 at 18.6 ppg. Green Bay is 52-9 (.852) under Head Coach Mike McCarthy when it allows 20 or fewer points and (.795) when it allows less than 30 points. A look at the Packers regular-season record since 2006 by points allowed: Points Allowed GB Record Since or less 20-1 (.952) (.800) (.667) 30-plus 4-20 (.167) 8
10 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD JONES JOINS SELECT COMPANY WR James Jones led the league with 14 touchdown catches this season, becoming the first Packer to lead the NFL in TD catches in a season since WR Sterling Sharpe did so with a franchise-record 18 in A look at the top receiving-td totals in the league this season: Player Receiving TDs 1. James Jones, GB Eric Decker, DEN Dez Bryant, DAL 12 4t. A.J. Green, CIN 11 4t. Rob Gronkowski, NE 11 4t. Brandon Marshall, CHI 11 Jones season total is tied for No. 4 in franchise history: Player Receiving TDs 1. Sterling Sharpe, Don Hutson, Jordy Nelson, t. Antonio Freeman, t. James Jones, Since Week 16 last season, Jones has caught 16 TD passes, the most in the league over that span: Player Receiving TDs 1. James Jones, GB 16 2t. Marques Colston, NO; Eric Decker, DEN; 13 Rob Gronkowski, NE; Julio Jones, ATL In Green Bay s Week 6 win at Houston, Jones caught two TD passes for the third consecutive game. By doing so, he joined WR Don Hutson (Nov. 14-Dec. 5, 1943) as the only two players in franchise history to catch two TD passes in three straight games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Jones seven TD catches through the first six games this season were the most by a Packer in the opening six games since WR Billy Howton caught eight TD passes in the first six games in A glance at the top receiving TD totals in franchise history through the opening six games of the season: Player Receiving TDs 1. Don Hutson, t. Don Hutson, t. Billy Howton, t. James Jones, t. Don Hutson, t. Bob Mann, t. Max McGee, Jones has caught five or more TD passes each of the past four seasons ( ), the first Packer to do so since WR Antonio Freeman accomplished that feat in six consecutive seasons ( ). JENNINGS FLASHES HOT HANDS Two-time Pro Bowl WR Greg Jennings was limited to just eight games this season due to a groin/abdomen injury, but he has caught 15 passes for 165 yards (11.0 avg.) and three TDs over the last two games. With a TD catch in Week 16 vs. Tennessee, Jennings moved into the top five in franchise history for TD receptions: Player TD Catches 1. Don Hutson, Sterling Sharpe, Donald Driver, Antonio Freeman, , Greg Jennings, Through 13 games last season, Jennings led the team in receptions (67) and ranked No. 2 in receiving yards (949) and TD catches (nine). Despite missing the final three regular-season games in 2011, Jennings was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season. In Week 12 at Detroit last season, Jennings went over the 6,000-yard receiving mark for his career in his 86th game in a Green Bay uniform, which tied him for the second fewest games needed to reach 6,000 receiving yards in franchise history: Player Games To Reach 6, Sterling Sharpe, t. Greg Jennings, t. James Lofton, Jennings ranks in the top 10 in franchise history in receptions (7th, 425), receiving yards (7th, 6,537), 100-yard receiving games (4th, 23) and touchdown catches (5th, 53). Jennings is one of only five receivers in team history to post three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons ( ) and one of four to catch 12-plus TD passes in two different seasons (2007, 2010). Jennings leads all active NFL players with four touchdown catches of 80-plus yards during his career. A look at where some of Jennings numbers since 2007 stack up against active NFL players: Player 25-Yard Catches 1. Calvin Johnson, DET Steve Smith, CAR Roddy White, ATL Larry Fitzgerald, ARI 62 5t. Greg Jennings, GB; two others 59 Player TD Catches 1. Randy Moss, NE/MIN/TEN/SF Calvin Johnson, DET Larry Fitzgerald, ARI 53 4t. Greg Jennings, GB 50 4t. Marques Colston, NO 50 Player Receiving Avg.* 1. Vincent Jackson, SD/TB Calvin Johnson, DET Greg Jennings, GB 15.5 * min. 300 receptions 99
11 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD AMONG THE LEADERS ONCE AGAIN Coming off one of the finest campaigns by a quarterback in NFL history, QB Aaron Rodgers once again was among the league leaders in several categories this season (min. 224 attempts/14 per game): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Peyton Manning, DEN Robert Griffin III, WAS Passing TDs 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Peyton Manning, DEN 37 Touchdown Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Russell Wilson, SEA Drew Brees, NO 6.4 TD/INT Ratio 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB 4.88 (39/8) 2. Tom Brady, NE 4.25 (34/8) 3. Robert Griffin III, WAS 4.00 (20/5) Completion Pct. 1. Matt Ryan, ATL Peyton Manning, DEN Aaron Rodgers, GB Interception Pct. 1. Tom Brady, NE Robert Griffin III, WAS Aaron Rodgers, GB 1.45 Rodgers led the league in passer rating for the second consecutive season, becoming the first NFL quarterback to do so since Peyton Manning led the league in the category in three straight seasons ( ). Rodgers' combined passer rating of from was the best two-season passer rating in NFL history (min. 700 att.): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, Peyton Manning, IND, Aaron Rodgers, Rodgers finished this season with 371 completions, one shy of the single-season franchise mark: Completions 1. Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, With 39 TD passes on the season, Rodgers now has two of the top three single-season totals in franchise annals: Passing TDs 1. Aaron Rodgers, t. Aaron Rodgers, t. Brett Favre, Rodgers threw 25 TD passes in the first nine games this season, the second straight year he had thrown 25-plus TDs in the opening nine contests. He is the only quarterback in NFL history to post 25-plus TD passes in his team s first nine games in two different seasons (28 TD passes in 2011). In 2011, Rodgers connected on 343 of 502 passes (68.3 percent) for 4,643 yards and a career-high 45 TDs with six INTs in 2011 on his way to earning NFL Most Valuable Player honors from The Associated Press. His passer rating in 2011 set an NFL single-season record: The Packers have averaged points per game in Rodgers 78 career regular-season starts, No. 1 among QBs since 1950 (min. 50 starts): Points Per Game 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Norm Van Brocklin, LA/PHI On his 61-yard TD pass to WR Jordy Nelson in Week 12 this season against the Giants, Rodgers went over the 20,000-yard mark for his career. He did so on his 2,469th attempt, the third fastest in NFL history behind only Steve Young (2,440) and Kurt Warner (2,443). A look at where Rodgers ranks in several categories since 2011 (min. 600 attempts): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Drew Brees, NO Tom Brady, NE Touchdowns 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE 73 Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Drew Brees, NO 8.03 Completion Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Drew Brees, NO Tony Romo, DAL 65.9 TD/INT Ratio 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB 6.00 (84/14) 2. Tom Brady, NE 3.65 (73/20) 3. Alex Smith, SF 3.00 (30/10) 10
12 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD A RATINGS SUCCESS Since taking over as the starter in 2008 (78 starts), QB Aaron Rodgers has posted more 100-plus passer rating games (min. 15 attempts) than any other quarterback in the league: 100-Rating Games (Since 08) 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Drew Brees, NO Philip Rivers, SD Tom Brady, NE Tony Romo, DAL 31 Rodgers' 43 games with a 100-plus rating in his first 75 career starts set an NFL record among QBs whose careers started since 1970: 100-Rating Games (First 75 Starts) 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tony Romo, DAL Philip Rivers, SD 36 Rodgers posted a 100-plus passer rating in each of the first 12 games in 2011, a streak that topped the NFL single-season mark of nine set by Colts QB Peyton Manning in A look at where Rodgers 2011 season ranked in league history: 100-rating games 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, t. Steve Young, SF, t. Tom Brady, NE, rating games 1t. Aaron Rodgers, GB, t. Tom Brady, NE, 2007, t. Roger Staubach, DAL, TORRID TW0-YEAR STRETCH With four TD passes at Minnesota this past Sunday, QB Aaron Rodgers brought his two-year total to 84 TD passes (45 in 2011, 39 this season). With that, Rodgers set the franchise record for the most TD passes over a two-season span: TD Passes 1. Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Brett Favre, A look at where Rodgers two-year total ranks in NFL history: TD Passes 1. Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, t. Dan Marino, t. Peyton Manning, t. Brett Favre, t. Peyton Manning, TAKING HIS PLACE AMONG THE GAME S BEST Rodgers surpassed the 1,500-attempt plateau for his career in 2010, the benchmark to qualify for passer rating in the NFL record book. Rodgers has completed 1,752 of 2,665 passes (65.7 percent) in his career for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns with 46 interceptions for a passer rating in the regular season, No. 1 in NFL history: Career Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Steve Young, TB/SF Tom Brady, NE Peyton Manning, IND/DEN Tony Romo, DAL 95.6 With his league-leading passer rating this season, Rodgers became only the second quarterback in NFL history to register four straight 100-plus passer rating seasons, joining Steve Young ( ). With 4,295 passing yards in 2012, Rodgers has brought his total in five seasons as a starter to 21,332. That ranks No. 1 in NFL history for the most passing yards by a QB in his first five seasons as a starter, topping the previous mark held by Peyton Manning (20,618, ). In 78 career regular-season starts, Rodgers has eclipsed the century mark in passer rating 46 times and recorded 28 games of 300-plus yards. Where Rodgers ranks among active NFL quarterbacks since he took over as the starter in 2008 (min. 600 attempts): Passing Yards 1. Drew Brees, NO 24, Aaron Rodgers, GB 21, Philip Rivers, SD 21,203 Passing TDs 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Philip Rivers, SD 145 Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Drew Brees, NO Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Philip Rivers, SD Tom Brady, NE 7.96 INT Percentage 1. Tom Brady, NE Aaron Rodgers, GB Jason Campbell, WAS/OAK/CHI Yard Passes 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Eli Manning, NYG 169 Rushing Yards 1. Michael Vick, PHI 1, Cam Newton, CAR 1, Aaron Rodgers, GB 1,395 11
13 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD TAKING CARE OF THE BALL Since taking over as the starter in 2008, QB Aaron Rodgers has been one of the best in the league when it comes to limiting interceptions. Rodgers has thrown just 45 interceptions as a starter. His career INT percentage of 1.73 (46 INTs on 2,665 attempts) ranks No. 1 in NFL history (min. 1,500 attempts): Career Int. Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Neil O Donnell, PIT/NYJ/CIN/TEN 2.11 Rodgers also ranks No. 1 in league annals in career TD/INT ratio: TD/INT Ratio 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB 3.72 (171/46) 2. Tom Brady, NE 2.72 (334/123) 3. Steve Young, TB/SF 2.17 (232/107) At the time of Rodgers 150th career TD pass (Week 7 this season), he had thrown just 42 career INTs. That easily bested Dolphins QB Dan Marino s NFL record of 69 INTs at the time of his 150th career TD pass. Rodgers holds two of the three lowest interception percentage marks (min. 200 attempts) in a season in team history: Season Int. Pct. 1t. Aaron Rodgers, (6 INTs, 502 att.) 1t. Bart Starr, (3 INTs, 251 att.) 3. Aaron Rodgers, (7 INTs, 541 att.) Rodgers leads the league with 43 zero-interception games since 2008: Zero-INT Games 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Joe Flacco, BAL 39 Rodgers has not had a two-int game in 39 straight starts, the longest streak by an NFL QB since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger (according to the Elias Sports Bureau). The previous record was 27 straight games by QB Neil O Donnell from HITTING HIS MARK QB Aaron Rodgers has completed 371 of 552 passes, a 67.2 completion percentage that ranked No. 3 in the league. Rodgers set a single-season franchise record with his 68.3 completion percentage ( ) in He now holds the top two and three of the top four single-season marks in team annals: Completion Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Rodgers ranks No. 2 in NFL history in career completion percentage (min. 1,500 attempts), connecting on 1,752 of 2,665 attempts: Career Completion Pct. 1. Chad Pennington, NYJ/MIA Aaron Rodgers, GB Drew Brees, SD/NO 65.6 THIRD DOWN IS THE CHARM A glance at where QB Aaron Rodgers ranked on third down this season (min. 100 att.): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Ben Roethlisberger, PIT Yard Passes 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Peyton Manning, DEN 14 Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Drew Brees, NO Peyton Manning, DEN 8.13 Rodgers threw for 1,298 yards and nine TDs with one INT on 92-of-144 passing (63.9 percent) on third down this season. He connected on 80 of 122 passes (65.6 percent) for 1,136 yards and nine TDs with two INTs on third down in His passer rating of on third down ranked No. 2 in the NFL in In 09, Rodgers ranked No. 1 in the NFL with a rating. No other quarterback in the league threw for as many yards (1,710) or touchdowns (14) on third down as Rodgers, and his passer rating was the best in the NFL since Kurt Warner s rating in 1999 with St. Louis. In 78 career regular-season starts, Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating on third down in 45 of those contests (31-14 record). A look at some of Rodgers numbers on third down since 2009 (min. 250 attempts): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Drew Brees, NO TD/INT Ratio 1. Tom Brady, NE 9.00 (45/5) 2. Aaron Rodgers, GB 5.38 (43/8) 3. Ben Roethlisberger, PIT 3.20 (32/10) Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Eli Manning, NYG Philip Rivers, SD Yard Passes 1t. Aaron Rodgers, GB 53 1t. Eli Manning, NYG Philip Rivers, SD 46 12
14 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD COOL UNDER FIRE QB Aaron Rodgers was once again one of the most effective passers in the league against the blitz this season. In 2012, Rodgers completed 82 of 127 passes (64.6 percent) for 1,056 yards and 14 TDs with three INTs against the blitz (when a defender not lined up on the line of scrimmage rushes the QB, or more than four players rush the QB) for a passer rating. A look at where he ranked in three categories against the blitz in 2012 (min. 60 attempts): Passer Rating 1. Robert Griffin III, WAS Alex Smith, SF Tom Brady, NE Aaron Rodgers, GB Passing TDs 1. Tom Brady, NE Aaron Rodgers, GB 14 3t. Andy Dalton, CIN; Peyton Manning, DEN 11 TD Percentage 1. Robert Griffin III, WAS Aaron Rodgers, GB Alex Smith, SF 10.3 In 78 career starts, Rodgers has posted a 100-plus passer rating against the blitz 39 times (28-11 record in those games). That includes 21 games with a 125-plus rating. A glance at where some of Rodgers numbers against the blitz rank among active quarterbacks since 2009 (according to STATS LLC, min. 200 attempts): Passer Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE Drew Brees, NO 99.9 TD Percentage 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Eli Manning, NYG Tom Brady, NE 6.7 Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Philip Rivers, SD Drew Brees, NO Yard Passes 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Philip Rivers, SD Eli Manning, NYG 56 The top seasons against the blitz in the NFL since 1993 (according to STATS LLC): Passer Rating 1. Robert Griffin III, WAS, Peyton Manning, IND, Aaron Rodgers, GB, Yards/Attempt 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, Robert Griffin III, WAS, Ben Roethlisberger, PIT, PRODUCTION APLENTY INSIDE THE 20 QB Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most efficient signal-callers in the league in the red zone since taking over as the starter, and he once again found himself among the league leaders in several categories in A glance at where some of Rodgers numbers inside the 20 (min. 50 attempts) ranked this season: Red-Zone Rating 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Russell Wilson, SEA Completion Pct. 1. Philip Rivers, SD Matt Ryan, ATL Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB 62.1 Touchdown Pct. 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Peyton Manning, DEN Drew Brees, NO 32.3 Rodgers led the league in 2011 (min. 60 attempts) with a red-zone rating, connecting on 53 of 84 passes (63.1 percent) for 358 yards and 29 TDs with just one INT. A look at where Rodgers ranks among active quarterbacks (min. 150 attempts) in three red-zone categories since 2008: Red-Zone Rating 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Peyton Manning, IND/DEN Tom Brady, NE Red-Zone TDs 1. Drew Brees, NO Aaron Rodgers, GB Tom Brady, NE 96 In 2011, Rodgers ranked No. 1 in the NFL against the blitz with a passer rating (85-of-125, 1,500 yards, 11 TDs, two INTs). He also led the league with an average of 12.0 yards per attempt vs. the blitz. TD/INT Ratio (min. 30 TDs) 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB (108/2) 2. Peyton Manning, IND/DEN (93/4) 3. Jason Campbell, WAS/OAK/CHI (43/2) 13
15 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD FINDING FINLEY With his season-high eight receptions on Sunday at Minnesota, TE Jermichael Finley brought his season total to 61 receptions, the most by a tight end in franchise history. He is the only Green Bay TE to register three 55-catch seasons: Tight End Receptions 1. Jermichael Finley, Paul Coffman, t. Paul Coffman, t. Jermichael Finley, 2009, Finley finished third on the team with the 61 catches for 667 yards (10.9 avg.) and two TDs. He now holds three of the top seven single-season yardage totals by a tight end in team annals: Tight End Receiving Yards 1. Paul Coffman, Jermichael Finley, Paul Coffman, Paul Coffman, Mark Chmura, Jermichael Finley, Jermichael Finley, Over the final seven regular-season games, Finley caught 32 passes for 396 yards (12.4 avg.) and a TD. A look at where his reception and yardage numbers over that span ranked among NFL tight ends: Tight End Receiving Yards 1. Jason Witten, DAL Jimmy Graham, NO Jermichael Finley, GB 396 Tight End Receptions 1. Jason Witten, DAL Jimmy Graham, NO Brandon Myers, OAK Aaron Hernandez, NE 34 5t. Jermichael Finley, GB 32 5t. Tony Gonzalez, ATL 32 Finley ranks No. 3 in franchise history among tight ends in career receiving yards and No. 4 in receptions (games played in parentheses): Tight End Receiving Yards 1. Paul Coffman, ,223 (119) 2. Ron Kramer, ,594 (89) 3. Jermichael Finley, ,485 (64) Tight End Receptions 1. Paul Coffman, (119) 2. Bubba Franks, (114) 3. Ed West, (167) 4. Jermichael Finley, (64) NEXT MAN UP In 2010, the Packers dealt with adversity on their run to the Super Bowl XLV title when they finished the season with 15 players on injured reserve, with eight of those players having started at least one game on the season. Green Bay has had to battle its share of injuries so far this season as well. A look at the players that were either listed as the starter on the season-opening depth chart or that had moved into the starting lineup this season, and the time they missed due to injury in 2012: Player Games Missed LB Desmond Bishop (hamstring-ir) 16 RB Cedric Benson (foot-ir/dfr) 11 LB Nick Perry (knee/wrist-ir) 10 LB D.J. Smith (knee-ir) 10 WR Greg Jennings (groin) 8 DB Charles Woodson (collarbone) 9 RB James Starks (toe/knee) 8 T Bryan Bulaga (hip-ir) 7 CB Sam Shields (shin/ankle) 6 DE C.J. Wilson (groin/knee) 5 LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) 4 WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring) 4 FB John Kuhn (hamstring) 2 DT B.J. Raji (ankle) 2 WR Randall Cobb (ankle/knee) 1 BREAKING DOWN THE ROSTER The Packers current roster is composed of 25 offensive players, 25 defensive players and three specialists. Of the 53 players on Green Bay s roster, 28 of them (52.8 percent) were drafted by the Packers. With 11 non-drafted free agents on the roster having started their NFL careers with Green Bay, 39 of the 53 players (73.6 percent) began their pro careers with the Packers. More than half of the players (28 of 53, 52.8 percent) on Green Bay s roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player. Nearly 40 percent of the players (21, 39.6 percent) on the roster were not drafted. The Packers had four rookie free agents make the opening-day roster (G/T Don Barclay, WR Jarrett Boykin, LB Dezman Moses, S Sean Richardson), a roster that currently features nine rookies overall. GREEN BAY S ROSTER... BY AGE (as of Jan. 5) players players players 33-plus 3 players BY EXPERIENCE R-1 12 players players players 10-plus 4 players players BY DRAFT ROUND 1st 6 players 6th/7th 7 players 2nd/3rd 10 players Undrafted 21 players 4th/5th 9 players 14
16 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD THE DRIVE CONTINUES WR Donald Driver is in his 14th season with the Packers, a career that has seen him set multiple franchise receiving records. A look at where Driver ranks in franchise history in several career receiving categories: Player Receptions 1. Donald Driver, Sterling Sharpe, James Lofton, Player Receiving Yards 1. Donald Driver, , James Lofton, , Sterling Sharpe, ,134 Player 1,000-Yard Seasons 1. Donald Driver, t. James Lofton, t. Sterling Sharpe, Player TD Catches 1. Don Hutson, Sterling Sharpe, Donald Driver, Player 100-Yard Games 1. James Lofton, Sterling Sharpe, Don Hutson, t. Donald Driver, t. Greg Jennings, Driver has caught 50-plus passes in a season a franchise-record nine times in his career ( ), topping Lofton and Sharpe (seven each) for the team mark. Driver holds Lambeau Field records for receptions (363) and receiving yards (5,000). He ranks No. 2 in team history in yards from scrimmage with 10,354, trailing only RB Ahman Green (11,048). In Week 5 at Indianapolis, Driver moved past Hall of Fame QB Bart Starr for sole possession of the No. 2 spot in franchise history for most games played: Player Games Played 1. Brett Favre, Donald Driver, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, William Henderson, Driver is one of only 18 wide receivers in NFL history to play in 200-plus games and post 700-plus career catches and 10,000-plus receiving yards. KEEPING THE CHAINS MOVING Green Bay s offense ranked No. 9 in the league on third down this season, converting 90 of 213 opportunities: Team Third-Down Conversion Rate 1. New England Atlanta Denver New Orleans Dallas Carolina Indianapolis Detroit Green Bay Pittsburgh 42.0 This was the sixth straight season ( ) that Green Bay s offense finished in the top 10 on third down, one of only three teams in the league to do so over that span (New Orleans, New England). Green Bay posted 1,434 total net yards on third down this season, which ranked No. 2 in the NFL: Team Total Net Yards/Third Down 1. New Orleans 1, Green Bay 1, Indianapolis 1, Detroit 1, Denver 1,305 The Packers posted a season-high 60.0 conversion percentage (9 of 15) at St. Louis in Week 7. It was their best performance on third down since converting 60 percent (6 of 10) of their third-down chances at the N.Y. Giants last season in Week 13. The Packers converted at a 48.1-percent clip on third down last season, good for No. 3 in the NFL behind only New Orleans (56.7) and San Diego (48.8). Two of the top four seasons in team history since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger have come under Head Coach Mike McCarthy: Season Third-Down Conversion Rate A look at where Green Bay s offense ranks on third down in the NFL since 2009: Team Third-Down Conversion Rate 1. New Orleans New England Green Bay Atlanta San Diego
17 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD BIG-PLAY WAYS WR Jordy Nelson posted 49 catches for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs this season, despite missing four full games and most of two others due to injuries. Nelson led the team with 15 TD receptions in 2011, a total that also ranked No. 3 in the NFL. His TD total ranks No. 3 in franchise history behind only Sterling Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942). A look at where Nelson ranks in the league in touchdown catches since 2011: Player Receiving TDs 1. Rob Gronkowski, NE Jordy Nelson, GB 22 3t. Four players 21 Nelson's 22 TD catches from were the most by a Packer over a two-season span since WR Antonio Freeman posted 26 TD grabs from Nelson matched his career high with three TD catches this season at Houston in Week 6, his second three-td catch game over a span of seven-regular-season games (also Week 17 in 2011). Nelson became the first NFL player to register two three-td grab games over a seven-game span since Washington WR Santana Moss ( ). The last Packer to accomplish the feat was Sharpe in Nelson ranks No. 2 in the league in TD catches at home since 2011: Player Receiving TDs (Home) 1. Rob Gronkowski, NE Jordy Nelson, GB 14 3t. Three players 13 In Week 6 of 2011 vs. St. Louis, Nelson moved into a tie for the No. 2 spot in team history for the most 80-yard TD catches with the third of his career. WR Greg Jennings holds the career franchise mark with four. With three TD grabs of 80-plus yards during his career, Nelson is tied for No. 2 among active NFL players, a list that includes two of his teammates: Player 80-Yard TD Catches 1. Greg Jennings, GB 4 2t. Jordy Nelson, GB 3 2t. Donald Driver, GB 3 2t. Mike Wallace, PIT 3 Nelson has an average of 17.2 yards per catch since 2011, No. 2 in the league over that span among players with 100 or more receptions: Player Receiving Avg. 1. Vincent Jackson, SD/TB Jordy Nelson, GB Steve Smith, CAR 16.9 Nelson has 22 receptions of 25-plus yards since 2011, which is tied for No. 11 in the league over that span. MASTERFUL PERFORMANCES P Tim Masthay was one of the most effective punters in the league over the final 10 games last season, and 2012 was no different. Masthay had a 43.5-yard gross average, a 38.9-yard net average and placed 30 of his 70 punts inside the 20 (tied for No. 7 in the NFL). Masthay matched the team record for the most punts inside the 20 in a season (since 1976): Player Punts Inside 20 1t. Tim Masthay, t. Sean Landeta, Craig Hentrich, Masthay also set a team record this season for net punting average (since 1976). He holds the top three marks in franchise history: Player Net Punting Avg. 1. Tim Masthay, Tim Masthay, Tim Masthay, Masthay had just five touchbacks this season, tied for the second-fewest among Green Bay punters with 70-plus punts since 1959: Player Touchbacks 1. Louie Aguiar, t. Tim Masthay, 2010, t. David Beverly, 1976; Don Bracken 1987; 5 Josh Bidwell, 2000 By clearing the 150-punt mark for his career this season, Masthay now qualifies in the franchise record books for career gross punting average. He ranks No. 1 in team history: Player Career Punting Avg. 1. Tim Masthay, Craig Hentrich, Dick Deschaine, Masthay helped the Packers to a No. 5 ranking in the NFL this season in opponent punt return average: Team Opponent Punt Return Avg. 1. Chicago Denver New England San Francisco Green Bay 7.5 The Packers allowed 179 punt return yards in 2012 (No. 3 in the NFL), the second fewest allowed by Green Bay in a season since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978: Season Opponent Punt Return Yards
18 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD VERSATILITY ON DISPLAY With a 14-yard punt return in the first quarter in Week 16 vs. Tennessee, WR Randall Cobb set the franchise record for the most combined net yards in a season (rushing, receiving, interception returns, punt returns, kickoff returns, fumble returns). A look at the top seasons as far as combined net yards in franchise history: Player Combined Net Yards 1. Randall Cobb, , Ahman Green, , Ahman Green, ,981 Cobb led the NFL with 2,342 combined net yards (156.1 per game) despite missing one game this season: Player Combined Net Yards 1. Randall Cobb, GB 2, Adrian Peterson, MIN 2, Calvin Johnson, DET 1,964 Cobb became the first Packer to lead the league in combined net yards since Travis Williams in 1969 (1,517 yards). With 954 receiving yards and 964 kickoff return yards, Cobb became the first player in NFL history to post 900-plus receiving yards and 900-plus kickoff return yards in the same season. Cobb set the franchise rookie record for combined net yards with 1,616 yards in Cobb led the team in receptions (80) and receiving yards (954), despite missing the final game due to injury. Over his last 12 games, he had 69 receptions for 858 yards (12.4 avg.) and eight TDs. Cobb had seven TD grabs in his last nine games, tied for No. 4 in the NFL over that span: Player Rec. TDs (Weeks 7-16) 1. Dez Bryant, DAL 10 2t. Eric Decker, DEN 8 2t. Brandon Marshall, CHI 8 4t. Randall Cobb, GB 7 4t. Rob Gronkowski, NE 7 When Cobb returned a fourth-quarter punt 75 yards for a TD vs. San Francisco in the season opener, it marked the second consecutive season that he scored on a kick return in Week 1. Last season, Cobb made a splash in his pro debut vs. New Orleans with a 108-yard kickoff return for a TD that matched the NFL record. According to Elias, Cobb is the only player in NFL history to score on a kick return (punt or kickoff) in Week 1 each of his first two seasons. Cobb now has three kick return scores in 30 NFL games, which already ties him for No. 2 in franchise history: Player Total Kick Return TDs 1. Travis Williams 6 2t. Randall Cobb, six other players 3 Cobb is tied for No. 3 in the league in kick return TDs since 2011: Player Total Kick Return TDs 1t. Jacoby Jones, BAL 4 (2 PR, 2 KR) 1t. Patrick Peterson, ARI 4 (4 PR, O KR) 3t. Randall Cobb, GB 3 (2 PR, 1 KR) 3t. Devin Hester, CHI 3 (2 PR, 1 KR) 3t. Leodis McKelvin, BUF 3 (3 PR, 0 KR) In 2011, Cobb checked in among the league leaders in both kickoff returns (27.7, 2nd) and punt returns (11.3, 7th). Cobb s kickoff return average in 2011 ranked No. 3 in franchise history for players with 25 or more returns in a season behind only Dave Hampton (28.6 in 1971) and Al Carmichael (28.1 in 1956). In 2011, Cobb posted an 80-yard punt return for a TD vs. Minnesota in Week 10, becoming the first NFL rookie since the merger to register a 100-yard kickoff return and an 80-yard punt return in the same season. NOT IN A GIVING MOOD Green Bay turned the ball over just 16 times this season, which was tied for No. 2 in the league. Team Total Giveaways (2012) 1. Washington 14 2t. Green Bay, Baltimore, 16 New England, San Francisco The three best giveaway seasons in franchise history have come under Head Coach Mike McCarthy s direction: Season Total Giveaways t. 2009, Since 2009, Green Bay has turned the ball over only 68 times, which ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span: Team Total Giveaways Since New England Green Bay San Francisco 73 The Packers 52 giveaways from match the franchise record for the fewest over a three-year span in franchise history, tying the mark set from Green Bay is (.765) under Head Coach Mike McCarthy when it doesn t have a giveaway or turns it over just once. A look at the Packers record by the number of giveaways they have in a game since 2006: Giveaways In Game GB Record Since 2006 None 27-5 (.844) One (.694) Two (.586) Three-plus 5-10 (.333) 17
19 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD OUTSIDE THE ZONE In addition to their red-zone success this season, the Packers also displayed a high level of production outside that area. Green Bay ranked No. 1 in the league this season for the second straight year in scoring and total TDs outside the red zone: Team Pts. Outside Red Zone (2012) 1. Green Bay Washington Tampa Bay 144 Team TDs Outside Red Zone (2012) 1. Green Bay Washington 16 3t. Carolina, New Orleans 14 Last season, the Packers ranked No. 1 in the league in both scoring outside the red zone (154 points) and touchdowns outside the red zone (20). Green Bay ranks No. 1 in the NFL with 309 points outside the red zone since The Packers have now finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring outside the red zone in five of the last six seasons, checking in at No. 2 in 2007 (150 points), tied for No. 10 in 2008 (103 points) and No. 3 in 2009 (134 points). A look at the top scoring seasons outside the red zone recorded by the Packers since 1995 (according to STATS LLC): Season Points Outside Red Zone Season TDs Outside Red Zone t. 1998, 2001, 2003, 2007, QB Aaron Rodgers threw for a league-high 15 TD passes outside the red zone this season: Player 20-Plus-Yard TD Passes 1. Aaron Rodgers, GB Tony Romo, DAL Drew Brees, NO 12 THE RECEIVING TREE In Green Bay s victory over Arizona in Week 9 at Lambeau Field, TE Tom Crabtree caught a 72-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the third quarter to extend the Packers lead to It marked the longest TD reception by a Green Bay tight end since Paul Coffman scored on a 78-yard grab at Miami on Oct. 28, For Crabtree, it was his second TD catch of 45-plus yards this season. In Green Bay s Week 6 win at Houston, he caught a 48-yard TD pass from Rodgers in the fourth quarter. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Crabtree became the first Green Bay tight end since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to have two touchdown catches of 45-plus yards in a season. Crabtree had three TD receptions this season, with the other coming in Week 2 when he posted a 27-yard scoring grab on a shovel pass from P Tim Masthay on a fake field goal. Crabtree had a 49.0-yard average on his three TDs this season, No. 2 in the NFL this season among players with three or more touchdown catches: Player Receiving Avg./TD 1. Joseph Morgan, NO Tom Crabtree, GB t. Josh Gordon, CLE; Chris Givens, STL 46.0 PUT IT ON THE BOARD After posting 57 points in the first three games, an average of 19.0 points per contest, the Packers came on strong the rest of the season. In its last 13 games, Green Bay scored 376 points, a 28.9-point average that ranked No. 4 in the league over that span: Team Points/Game (Since Week 4) 1. New England Denver New Orleans Green Bay Seattle 27.3 In their final five games, the Packers outscored their opponents by a margin of 160 to 91. Green Bay's 32.0-point average over the final five games ranked No. 3 in the NFL: Team Points/Game (Since Week 13) 1. Seattle Denver Green Bay 32.0 Through Week 3, the Packers were tied for No. 26 in the league with their average of 19.0 points per game. Green Bay ranked No. 5 in the NFL in points per game this season: Team Points/Game (2012) 1. New England Denver New Orleans Washington Green Bay 27.1 This season marked the sixth consecutive campaign ( ) that the Packers finished in the top 10 in the league in scoring. Green Bay is joined by New England as the only teams to accomplish that feat over the past six seasons. 18
20 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD PICKING PACK In 2011, the Packers led the league in interceptions (31) for the second time in three seasons (2009). Green Bay had 18 INTs this season, which was tied for No. 8 in the NFL: Team Interceptions 1. Chicago Arizona 22 3t. N.Y. Giants, Washington 21 5t. Atlanta, New England Tennessee 19 8t. Green Bay, Seattle, Tampa Bay 18 The Packers have finished in the top eight in the league in INTs every season under Head Coach Mike McCarthy ( ), the only team in the league to do so over that span. The Packers led the NFL with 49 interceptions from : Team Interceptions 1. Green Bay Chicago New England 43 Green Bay's interception total in 2011 was the best by the team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and the most since the Packers also recorded 31 INTs in A look at the best team totals since 1970: Season Interceptions t t The Packers two INTs for touchdowns in Week 9 at San Diego in 2011 gave them three for the season, their franchise-record fourth straight season recording at least three interception returns for TDs. The last NFL team to register four straight seasons with at least three INT returns for TDs was the Los Angeles Rams from The Packers 1,948 INT return yards from were the most by an NFL team over a four-year period since the merger. A look at where Green Bay ranks in several categories since 2008: Team Interceptions 1. Green Bay 125 2t. Chicago, New England Baltimore 95 Team Interception TDs 1. Green Bay Chicago Tampa Bay 14 Team INT Return Yardage 1. Green Bay 2, Tampa Bay 1, Tennessee 1,519 TRAMON TAKES IT AWAY In Week 2 vs. Chicago, CB Tramon Williams matched his career high with two interceptions, his second two-int game over a nine-game span in the regular season (also Week 11 in 2011 vs. Tampa Bay). Williams was the only undrafted player in the league to record at least four INTs in each of the past four seasons ( ). In Green Bay s Week 9 win at San Diego in 2011, Williams posted the first TD of his career in the regular season on a 43-yard INT return. Williams led the team in INTs in 2010 with a career-high six picks, and added three more during the postseason. Including playoffs, Williams is tied for No. 2 in the NFL in interceptions and ranks No. 2 in interception return yards since 2010: Player Interceptions 1. Ed Reed, BAL 16 2t. Tramon Williams, GB 15 2t. Asante Samuel, PHI/ATL 15 Player INT Return Yards 1. Stevie Brown, NYG Tramon Williams, GB Ed Reed, BAL 286 Williams was No. 2 on the team with 22 passes defensed this season, his fourth straight campaign with 20-plus passes defensed. STIFLING SIGNAL-CALLERS Under defensive coordinator Dom Capers, Green Bay s defense has been one of the best in the league in opponent passer rating. Since 2009, opposing quarterbacks have completed 1,293 of 2,272 passes (56.9 percent) for 15,679 yards and 98 touchdowns with 103 interceptions against the Packers. The 73.8 passer rating registered by opposing signal-callers over that span ranks No. 2 in the NFL: Team Opp. Passer Rating (Since 2009) 1. N.Y. Jets Green Bay Baltimore 74.6 Green Bay has held its opponents to a passer rating less than 80 in 38 of 64 games since The Packers have a 36-2 mark (.947) in those games: Team <80-Rating Games (Since 2009) 1. N.Y. Jets 39 (26-13) 2. Green Bay 38 (36-2) 3. Baltimore 36 (30-6) A look at the Packers' record by opponent passer rating since 2009: Passer Rating GB Record Since less 26-1 (.963) (.909) (.600) (.333) 100-plus 4-9 (.308) 19
21 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD DIFFERENTIAL MAKES A DIFFERENCE The Packers finished the season ranked No. 10 in the NFL with a plus-7 turnover differential: Team Turnover Margin (2012) 1. New England plus Chicago plus Washington plus N.Y. Giants plus-14 5t. Atlanta, Seattle plus Houston plus-12 8t. Cleveland, San Francisco plus Green Bay plus-7 Green Bay has finished in the top 10 in the league in turnover differential each of the past six seasons ( ), the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat over that span. The Packers either won the turnover battle or came out even in the category in every game last season. They were the only team in the NFL to accomplish that feat in Green Bay has won the turnover battle or come out even in 29 of its last 34 regular-season games (Week 1 vs. San Francisco, Week 4 vs. New Orleans, Week 12 at the N.Y. Giants, Week 15 at Chicago, Week 17 at Minnesota this season the lone exceptions). Green Bay ranked No. 2 in the league last season with a plus-24 turnover differential, trailing only San Francisco (plus-28). That mark was tied for No. 2 in franchise history. Two of the top five ratios have come under Head Coach Mike McCarthy: Season Turnover Margin (2011) plus-26 2t plus-24 2t plus-24 2t plus-24 2t plus-24 A look at where Green Bay ranks in the category since 2009: Team Turnover Margin (Since 2009) 1. New England plus Green Bay plus San Francisco plus-45 During McCarthy s tenure, the Packers have a 56-6 (.903) regularseason record when they come out ahead in the game in turnover ratio, and a 8-23 (.258) mark when they lose the takeaway battle: Turnover Margin GB Record Since 2006 minus-3 or worse 0-2 (.000) minus (.200) minus (.316) even 10-9 (.526) plus (.893) plus (.933) plus-3 or more 17-2 (.895) TAKE IT AWAY NOW Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, Green Bay has been one of the most productive teams in the league when it comes to taking the ball away from its opponents. This season, Green Bay has recorded 23 takeaways (tied for No. 18 in the NFL). The Packers have generated 222 takeaways since 06, No. 3 in the league over that span: Team Total Takeaways Since Chicago New England Green Bay 222 Since Dom Capers took over as defensive coordinator in 2009, the Packers have posted at least 32 takeaways in three of four seasons ( ): Team Total Takeaways Since New England Chicago Green Bay 133 Green Bay s 110 takeaways from was the best three-year mark by the club since it generated 116 turnovers from The Packers have a record (.821) when they record at least two takeaways in a game under McCarthy. A look at the Packers record by the number of takeaways they have in a game since 2006: Takeaways In Game GB Record Since 2006 None 1-13 (.071) One (.581) Two 24-7 (.774) Three-plus 31-5 (.861) STINGY STARTS In 2012, the Packers have been one of the best defenses in the league when it comes to limiting scoring early in games. Green Bay did not allow a point on an opening possession until the Giants scored a TD on the first drive in Week 12. The Packers were the last team in the league to give up points on an opening drive in 2012: Team Points Allowed On Opening Poss. 1t. Arizona, Chicago Miami Cincinnati Denver 16 6t. Green Bay, Seattle 17 It was an area Green Bay s defense struggled in last season, as it allowed 45 points on opening drives (No. 30 in the NFL). Green Bay allowed 53 points in the first quarter this season: Team Points Allowed (First Quarter) 1. Cincinnati Chicago Seattle Green Bay 53 20
22 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD THE PRODUCTION CONTINUES DB Charles Woodson will be looking to return to action soon after missing the last nine games due to a broken collarbone suffered at St. Louis in Week 7. Woodson is tied for No. 4 in franchise history in interceptions, having posted 38 INTs in six-plus seasons with Green Bay: Player Interceptions 1. Bobby Dillon, Willie Wood, Herb Adderley, t. Charles Woodson, t. LeRoy Butler, Woodson was tied for the NFL lead with seven INTs in 2011, his fourth season with seven-plus INTs as a Packer. He joined Bobby Dillon as the only players in franchise history to accomplish that feat and is the only NFL player to have four seven-plus INT seasons since In the Week 7 win at Minnesota last season, he intercepted QB Christian Ponder two times on the afternoon, Woodson's sixth multi-int game in a Green Bay uniform. Player Multi-INT Games 1. Bobby Dillon, Don Hutson, Herb Adderley, t. Charles Woodson, t. LeRoy Butler, In the Week 4 win over Denver in 2011, Woodson picked off QB Kyle Orton and returned the interception 30 yards for a TD, his 11th career INT return for a TD to move into a tie for the No. 2 spot in NFL history: Player Interception TDs 1. Rod Woodson, t. Charles Woodson, t. Darren Sharper, The INT for a score against Denver gave Woodson 12 defensive scores for his career, which ties him for No. 3 in NFL annals: Player Defensive TDs 1t. Rod Woodson, (12 INT, 1 FR) 1t. Darren Sharper, (11 INT, 2 FR) 3t. Charles Woodson, (11 INT, 1 FR) 3t. Aeneas Williams, (9 INT, 3 FR) Woodson returned an INT for a touchdown in six straight seasons ( ), becoming the first player in NFL history to do so. No other NFL player has accomplished the feat in more than four consecutive seasons. Woodson s nine interceptions for TDs from ranked No. 1 in the league over that span, more than double the total of the nine players that tied for the No. 2 spot with four each. Woodson s nine interception TDs over six seasons ( ) were tied for the most by a player over a six-year period in NFL history, matching the mark of Houston Oilers safety Ken Houston ( ). With his first INT for a TD coming in his rookie season of 1998, the time from Woodson s first INT-TD to his most recent spans 14 seasons ( ). That ranks tied for No. 3 in NFL history behind only Rod Woodson ( ) and Deion Sanders ( ), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. His INT return for a score against the Broncos was his ninth career with the Packers, further extending his franchise record. Adderley ranks No. 2 in team annals (seven, ). It was also Woodson s 10th defensive TD (nine INTs, one fumble return) in a Green Bay uniform, which further extended his franchise mark. He led the Packers with a career-high five forced fumbles in He was the only defensive back in the NFL to register four or more forced fumbles each season in 2009 and A look at where Woodson ranks in career forced fumbles among active defensive backs (according to STATS LLC): Defensive Back Forced Fumbles 1. Charles Tillman, CHI Charles Woodson, GB Nate Clements, CIN 23 Woodson achieved the highest individual honor bestowed upon a defensive player, taking home The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award in In 2009, Woodson became the fourth player in NFL history since sacks became an official statistic to record at least nine interceptions and two sacks in a single season. Woodson registered two sacks in 2011, his fourth straight season with two-plus sacks. He was the first defensive back in franchise history (since 1982) to accomplish that feat. A look at where Woodson ranks in several categories since 2008: Player Interceptions 1. Asante Samuel, PHI/ATL Ed Reed, BAL Charles Woodson, GB 26 Player Interception TDs 1t. Charles Woodson, GB 7 1t. Charles Tillman, CHI 7 3t. Six players 4 Player INT Return Yards 1. Ed Reed, BAL Charles Woodson, GB Asante Samuel, PHI/ATL 414 Defensive Back Sacks 1. Roman Harper, NO Charles Woodson, GB Adrian Wilson, ARI 9.5 Defensive Back Forced Fumbles 1. Charles Tillman, CHI 27 2t. Charles Woodson, GB 12 2t. Quintin Mikell, PHI/STL 12 21
23 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD CLAY FINDS HIS WAY TO THE QUARTERBACK LB Clay Matthews ranked No. 5 in the league this season with 13.0 sacks, despite missing four games due to a hamstring injury. Player Sacks 1. J.J. Watt, HOU Aldon Smith, SF Von Miller, DEN Cameron Wake, MIA Clay Matthews, GB 13.0 Matthews has finished in the top five in the league in sacks in two of the last three seasons (No. 4 in 2010 with 13.5 sacks). Matthews has registered 42.5 sacks since entering the NFL in 2009, which ranks No. 5 in the league over that span: Player Sacks 1. Jared Allen, MIN DeMarcus Ware, DAL Tamba Hali, KC Cameron Wake, MIA Clay Matthews, GB 42.5 Matthews ranks No. 5 in team history in two-sack games and No. 3 in 10-sack seasons: Matthews was named to his fourth straight Pro Bowl in 2012, becoming the first Packer to earn Pro Bowl recognition in each of his first four seasons in the league. He received first-team All-Pro honors from The Associated Press in 2010, the first Packer LB to earn that recognition since Tim Harris in Matthews finished second to only Pittsburgh S Troy Polamalu in the AP Defensive Player of the Year voting a season ago. With a sack of QB Jon Kitna in the second quarter in Week 9 of 2010, Matthews became the first Packer since the stat became official in 1982 to register a double-digit sack total in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Matthews became the first NFL player since sacks became an official statistic in 1982 to register doubledigit sacks and a defensive TD in each of his first two seasons in the NFL. In 2009, Matthews set a Packers rookie record with 10 sacks on his way to earning Pro Bowl honors, the first Green Bay rookie to be named to the all-star game since Hall of Fame WR James Lofton in Matthews tied LB Tony Bennett (29.5) for the most sacks by a Packer in his first three seasons in the NFL (since 1982). A look at where Matthews sack total in his first 20 pro games ranks in NFL history (since 1982): Player Sacks 1. Aldon Smith, SF Clay Matthews, GB t. L. O Neal, SD; J. Abraham, NYJ; V. Miller DEN 16.5 Player Two-Sack Games 1. Reggie White, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Tim Harris, Aaron Kampman, Clay Matthews, Player 10-Sack Seasons 1t. Reggie White, 1993, 1995, t. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Clay Matthews, , Matthews ranks No. 5 in team history with 42.5 sacks: Player Sacks 1. Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, Reggie White, Tim Harris, Aaron Kampman, Clay Matthews, When Matthews intercepted Giants QB Eli Manning at New York in Week 13 of 2011 and returned the pick 38 yards for a score, it marked the third straight season that he had scored a defensive TD. Matthews is the only player in franchise history to score a defensive TD in each of his first three seasons in the league ( ). Matthews posted a career-high three interceptions in It was tied for the most in a season by a Green Bay linebacker since SHOWCASING HIS SKILLS In the Packers win at St. Louis in Week 7, CB Casey Hayward posted an interception in his third straight game, giving him four over a threegame span. Hayward became the first Packer rookie with four INTs over a three-game span since S Tom Flynn in Hayward was tied for No. 5 in the NFL and led all rookies with six INTs this season: Player Interceptions 1. Tim Jennings, CHI 9 2t. Stevie Brown, NYG; Richard Sherman, SEA 8 4. Patrick Peterson, ARI 7 5t. Casey Hayward, GB; Thomas DeCoud, ATL 6 Rookie Interceptions 1. Casey Hayward, GB 6 2t. Janoris Jenkins, STL 4 2t. Tavon Wilson, NE 4 Hayward became the first Packer to lead all NFL rookies in interceptions since CB Mike McKenzie did so with six INTs in Hayward s INT total was tied for No. 5 in team history among rookies: Rookie Interceptions 1. Irv Comp, t. John Symank, 1957; Tom Flynn, Rebel Steiner, t. Casey Hayward, 2012; Mike McKenzie,
24 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD ON THE ROAD AGAIN Green Bay went 7-1 away from Lambeau Field in 2011, with the seven road wins setting a single-season franchise record. The Packers have been able to stay above the.500 mark on the road during Head Coach Mike McCarthy s tenure, a notable achievement in the National Football League. Since 2006, McCarthy s first season as the head coach in Green Bay, only 10 of 32 NFL teams have regular-season road records above.500. Team W-L Record Pct. 1. New England N.Y. Giants New Orleans t. Green Bay t. Indianapolis Philadelphia Dallas t. Pittsburgh, San Diego Chicago AND COUNTING Another packed house at Lambeau Field against the Titans in Week 16 brought the stadium s consecutive sellouts streak to 310 games (293 regular season, 17 playoffs). The league s longest-tenured stadium, Lambeau Field is hosting its 56th season of football in A total of 636,177 fans made their way through the turnstiles for the nine home contests last season. Across American professional sports, only Boston s Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago s Wrigley Field (1914) have longer tenures. THE LAMBEAU ADVANTAGE The crown jewel of the National Football League, Lambeau Field has long been known as one of the tougher venues to play in, particularly during the harsh Wisconsin winter. Re-establishing home-field advantage after a 4-4 mark in 2008 was one of the goals of 2009, and with the Packers finishing 6-2 at home, they accomplished that goal. Green Bay followed that up with a 7-1 mark at Lambeau Field in 2010, a perfect 8-0 record in 2011, the first undefeated home mark since 2002, and a 7-1 mark this season. Head Coach Mike McCarthy stated consistently upon his arrival in Green Bay that one of the team s goals would be to reclaim the mystique of playing at Lambeau Field. Mission accomplished. The team is 41-9 (.820) at home over the past 50 regular-season games. Since Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren began the revitalization of the franchise in 1992, Green Bay owns the best home record in the NFL. A look at the top regular-season home W-L records since the 92 season: Team W-L Record Pct. 1. Green Bay Pittsburgh New England Baltimore (since 96) Denver HOT AT HOME The Packers win over Dallas at Lambeau in Week 10 of 2009 was the first step to a 7-1 finish and a playoff berth for Green Bay. Since that victory, the Packers have been one of the best teams in the league at home. Green Bay s lone defeats since then came to Miami in 2010 in Week 6 and in the 2012 season opener vs. San Francisco: Team W-L Record Pct. 1. Green Bay New England Baltimore IN THE FREE-AGENCY ERA Talk of unrestricted free agency in the early 90s led many to forecast tough times for the small-town Green Bay Packers. However, Green Bay has remained among the most successful teams since the advent of free agency in The Packers have won 10 or more games 13 times since 93 and captured nine division crowns. A look at the most successful teams in the free-agency era: Team W-L Since 93 Pct. Playoff Berths 1. New England Green Bay Pittsburgh t. Denver t. Indianapolis IN THE LEAGUE RANKINGS, 2012 GREEN BAY (Team) Category NFC NFL Turnover Margin (+7) Points Scored (27.1) Points Allowed (21.0) Total Offense (359.4) Rushing (106.4) Passing (253.1) Total Defense (336.8) vs. Rush (118.5) vs. Pass (218.3) Third-Down Offense (42.3%) Third-Down Defense (38.1%) Red-Zone Offense (68.1%) Red-Zone Defense (61.7%) GREEN BAY (Individual) Category NFC NFL Passing: Rodgers (108.0) Rushing: Green (464) Receptions: Cobb (80) Rec. Yds.: Cobb (954) MINNESOTA (Team) Category NFC NFL Turnover Margin (-1) T 17T Points Scored (23.7) Points Allowed (21.8) T 14T Total Offense (336.6) Rushing (164.6) Passing (171.9) Total Defense (350.0) vs. Rush (105.8) vs. Pass (244.3) Third-Down Offense (37.1%) Third-Down Defense (41.3%) Red-Zone Offense (53.8%) Red-Zone Defense (60.8%) MINNESOTA (Individual) Category NFC NFL Passing: Ponder (81.2) Rushing: Peterson (2,097) Receptions: Harvin (62) T Rec. Yds.: Harvin (677) T -- Interceptions: Hayward (6)... 5T 5T Interceptions: Smith/Winfield (3).17T 29T Sacks: Matthews (13.0) Sacks: Allen (12.0)
25 VIKINGS AT PACKERS NFC WILD CARD 2012 OPPONENTS 2013 OPPONENTS SET NFL Rank Record Offense Defense Arizona Cardinals...(5-11) Chicago Bears...(10-6) 28 5 Detroit Lions...(4-12) 3 13 at Houston Texans...(12-4) 7 7 at Indianapolis Colts...(11-5) Jacksonville Jaguars..(2-14) Minnesota Vikings...(10-6) The Packers 2013 schedule includes six games against 2012 playoff teams. Three of those games (Atlanta, Minnesota, Washington) will be at Lambeau Field, while three (Cincinnati, Minnesota, San Francisco) will come on the road. Including its six games against division opponents, Green Bay also will play two opponents, the N.Y. Giants and San Francisco, that it faced in A closer look at Green Bay s 2013 opponents: Last Overall Last Lambeau Field Home Games 12 Record Meeting/Result Meeting/Result Atlanta /9/11, W, /5/08, L, Chicago /16/12, W, /13/12, W, Cleveland /25/09, W, /18/05, L, Detroit /9/12, W, /9/12, W, Minnesota /30/12, L, /2/12, W, Philadelphia /12/10, W, /9/07, W, Pittsburgh /20/09, L, /6/05, L, Washington /10/10, L, 16-13* 10/14/07, W, Totals (.500) * overtime Last Overall Last Meeting Road Games 12 Record Meeting/Result at Site/Result Baltimore /7/09, W, /19/05, L 48-3 Chicago /16/12, W, /16/12, W, Cincinnati /20/09, L, /30/05. L, Dallas /7/10, W, /29/07, L, Detroit /9//12, W, /18/12, W, Minnesota /30/12, L, /30/12, L, N.Y. Giants /25/12, L, /25/12, L, San Francisco /9/12, L, /10/06, W, Totals (.566) New Orleans Saints...(7-9) 2 32 at New York Giants...(9-7) at St. Louis Rams...(7-8-1) San Francisco 49ers...(11-4-1) 11 3 at Seattle Seahawks...(11-5) 17 4 Tennessee Titans...(6-10) Overall (.533) 2012 HONOR ROLL CB Casey Hayward NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month October CB Davon House NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Week 8 (vs. Jacksonville) P Tim Masthay NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Week 2 (vs. Chicago) LB Clay Matthews Midseason All-Pro Team Pro Football Weekly 2013 Pro Bowl selection (fourth career) QB Aaron Rodgers NFC Offensive Player of the Week Week 4 (vs. New Orleans) NFC Offensive Player of the Week Week 6 (at Houston) FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week Week 6 (at Houston) NFC Offensive Player of the Month October Midseason All-Pro Team Pro Football Weekly FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week Week 16 (vs. Tennessee) 2013 Pro Bowl selection (third career) C Jeff Saturday 2013 Pro Bowl selection (sixth career) 24
26 PARTICIPATION PLAYOFFS Career Green Bay Player GP GS GP GS Morgan Burnett Jarrett Bush Randall Cobb Tom Crabtree Mason Crosby Evan Dietrich-Smith Donald Driver Jermichael Finley Robert Francois Brett Goode Ryan Grant A.J. Hawk Greg Jennings M.D. Jennings Brad Jones James Jones John Kuhn T.J. Lang Jamari Lattimore Tim Masthay Clay Matthews Mike Neal Jordy Nelson Marshall Newhouse Ryan Pickett B.J. Raji Aaron Rodgers Jeff Saturday Sam Shields Josh Sitton James Starks Career Green Bay Player GP GS GP GS Ryan Taylor Erik Walden Tramon Williams C.J. Wilson Charles Woodson Frank Zombo Totals Games Coach Career Green Bay Mike McCarthy Winston Moss Dom Capers Tom Clements Mark Lovat Shawn Slocum Edgar Bennett James Campen Jerry Fontenot Kevin Greene Ben McAdoo Scott McCurley Chad Morton Darren Perry John Rushing Mike Trgovac Joe Whitt Jr Totals PACKERS THE BEST IN THE POSTSEASON In the midst of their 15th playoff appearance in the last 20 years, including three trips to the Super Bowl and two world titles, the Packers own the best postseason winning percentage (min. three games) in National Football League history. They have won 29 of 46 playoff games since their first-ever postseason contest the 1936 NFL championship, a 21-6 victory over the Boston Redskins. The standings: Franchise W L Pct Pts Opp Green Bay Packers , Pittsburgh Steelers ,283 1,123 Carolina Panthers San Francisco 49ers , *New England Patriots Baltimore Ravens *Oakland Raiders , *Washington Redskins Dallas Cowboys ,355 1,098 Denver Broncos New York Giants Miami Dolphins Houston Texans *Indianapolis Colts Philadelphia Eagles Chicago Bears Buffalo Bills New York Jets *Arizona Cardinals Jacksonville Jaguars *St. Louis Rams New Orleans Saints *Tennessee Titans Minnesota Vikings ,017 Seattle Seahawks Tampa Bay Buccaneers Detroit Lions *San Diego Chargers *Kansas City Chiefs Cleveland Browns Atlanta Falcons Cincinnati Bengals * Arizona totals include two games when franchise was in Chicago (won 28-21, lost 7-0) and three games when franchise was in St. Louis (lost 30-14, lost 35-23, lost 41-16); Indianapolis totals include 15 games when franchise was in Baltimore (won 8, lost 7, 264 points scored, 262 points allowed); Kansas City totals include one game while franchise was Dallas Texans (won 20-17); New England totals include two games when franchise was in Boston (won 26-8, lost 51-10); Oakland totals include 12 games when franchise was in Los Angeles (won 6, lost 6, 268 points scored, 224 points allowed); St. Louis Rams totals include one game when franchise was in Cleveland (won 15-14) and 32 games played when franchise was in Los Angeles (won 12, lost 20, 486 points scored, 683 points allowed); San Diego totals include one game when franchise was in Los Angeles (lost 24-16); Tennessee totals include 22 games when franchise was in Houston and known as the Oilers (won 9, lost 13, 371 points scored, 533 points allowed); Washington totals include one game when franchise was in Boston (lost 21-6). 25
27 STREAKS & MILESTONES REGULAR SEASON 2 MASON CROSBY His 762 points from rank No. 1 in NFL history for the most points scored by a player in his first six seasons, topping the mark of Indianapolis Mike Vanderjagt (755, ). In 2011, set a franchise record with a 58-yard field goal in Week 7 at Minnesota, eclipsing the mark of 56 yards he held (Week 1 at Philadelphia, 2010; Week 5 at Atlanta, 2011). Ranks No. 4 in team annals with 762 career points, having surpassed Paul Hornung (760) this season at Minnesota in Week 17. Needs 59 points to surpass No. 3 Chris Jacke (820). Reached the 700-point mark for his career in his 89th game, second fastest to 700 in team history behind only Hornung (87 games). Ranks No. 2 in team history for the most 100-point seasons with six, trailing only K Ryan Longwell (eight). Made 23 straight field goals from Week 13 of 2010 through Week 10 of 2011, the longest regular-season streak in franchise history as he eclipsed Chris Jacke s mark of 17 (1993). For his career, has hit 100 of 111 field goals (90.1 percent) from 39 yards and closer. Has hit 38 of 54 field goals (70.4 percent) from yards. Has hit 14 of 34 field goals (42.4 percent) from 50-plus yards. 80 DONALD DRIVER Has 10,137 career receiving yards, which ranks No. 1 on the franchise s all-time list. Surpassed James Lofton (9,656) at Carolina in Week 2 of Surpassed Sterling Sharpe (595) in 2009 to become the franchise s alltime leader in receptions. Driver now has 743 career catches. Had a reception in 133 consecutive games, besting the franchise s previous long streak of Sharpe s 103 ( ), before not catching a pass in Week 7 of 2011 against Minnesota. In 2010, had 50-plus receptions for the ninth time, extending his franchise record. Lofton and Sharpe each had seven seasons with 50-plus catches. Holds Lambeau Field records for receptions (363) and receiving yards (5,000). Topped the 1,000-yard receiving mark for a seventh overall season and sixth consecutive in 2009, extending his own team record in each category. Ranks No. 2 in team annals with 27 TD catches at Lambeau Field, trailing only WR Antonio Freeman (36) in the stadium s history. Has 22 career 100-yard receiving games, which is No. 5 in team history. With 61 career TD receptions, ranks No. 3 in team history behind only Hutson (99) and Sharpe (65). Is tied for No. 5 in team history with Paul Hornung with 62 overall touchdowns. Is four shy of No. 4 Sharpe (66). Ranks No. 2 all-time in yards from scrimmage with 10,354, trailing only RB Ahman Green (11,048). Ranks No. 2 in team history for the most games played with 204, trailing only QB Brett Favre (255). 88 JERMICHAEL FINLEY Is the only tight end in franchise history to register three 55-catch seasons (2009, 2011, 2012). Ranks No. 2 all-time among Green Bay tight ends with three 100-yard receiving games in his career, trailing only Paul Coffman (six). Ranks No. 3 among TEs in team history with 2,485 receiving yards and needs 110 more yards to surpass No. 2 Ron Kramer (2,594). Is No. 4 among TEs in team annals with 198 receptions. Needs five more catches to move past No. 3 Ed West (202). In Week 4 vs. New Orleans, surpassed 2,000 career receiving yards in his 52nd career game, fastest among tight ends in franchise history (Coffman, 66 games). 85 GREG JENNINGS With 12 TD receptions in 2010, joined Sterling Sharpe, Antonio Freeman and Billy Howton as the only Packers to post 12-plus TD catches in two different seasons. By eclipsing the 1,000-yard receiving mark in 2010, became the fifth player in team history to post three straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Lofton, Sharpe, Freeman and Driver. His four career TD catches of 80-plus yards are a franchise record. Had 120 receiving yards in Week 17 at Minnesota for his 23rd career 100-yard game, which moved him into sole possession of the No. 4 spot in franchise history, one shy of No. 3 Don Hutson (24). In Week 12 vs. Detroit in 2011, surpassed 6,000 career receiving yards in his 86th career game, which tied him for the second fastest to 6,000 yards receiving in team annals behind only WR Sterling Sharpe (84 games). Ranks No. 7 in team history with 6,537 career receiving yards and needs 115 more yards to surpass No. 6 Antonio Freeman (6,651). Ranks No. 7 in franchise annals with 425 career catches and needs seven more receptions to surpass No. 6 Freeman (431). Ranks No. 5 in team history with 53 TD catches. 52 CLAY MATTHEWS Only player in team history to score a defensive TD in each of his first three seasons in the league ( ). His 17 sacks in his first 20 games were the most by an NFL player to start his career, eclipsing the mark of 16.5 set by Leslie O Neal (1986, 1988) and John Abraham ( ). Is the first NFL player since sacks became an official stat in 1982 to post a double-digit sack total and a defensive TD in each of his first two seasons in the league. First player in franchise annals to post 10-plus sacks in each of his first two years in the NFL. Ranks No. 5 in team history with 42.5 career sacks. His 29.5 sacks from were tied for No. 1 in team history with Tony Bennett for the most sacks by a Packer in his first three seasons in the league. Ranks No. 5 in the NFL with 42.5 sacks since Set a franchise rookie record with 10 sacks in Two years after he co-founded the Packers with Curly Lambeau, George Calhoun began writing a piece called The Dope Sheet, which served as the official press release and game program from
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