By Green Bay Packers
Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 15-6-1 record (.705) against the Vikings in the regular season. Since 2006, the Packers have scored 20-plus points against the Vikings in 19 of 22 regular-season games. The Packers’ 614 points scored in the regular season since 2006 are the most against the Vikings in the NFL, and Green Bay’s average of 27.9 points per game leads the league among teams that have played Minnesota at least four times over that span.
Including the playoffs this will be McCarthy’s 200th career game as head coach. The Packers are 4-1 this season, marking the fourth time since 2006 that Green Bay has won at least four of its first five games (5-0 in 2015 / 5-0 in 2011 / 4-1 in 2007).
The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 regular-season games and are tied with Kansas City of the best record in the NFL over that span. Dating back to 2006, the Packers (31-11, .738) hold the second-best winning percentage in the month of October behind the New England Patriots (40-8, .833). Green Bay has won 22 of its last 26 games played in the month of October.
Dating back to 2008, Rodgers leads the NFL (min. 300 pass attempts) in passer rating (108.4), passing touchdowns (81) and touchdown percentage (6.9) in the month of October, while ranking No. 3 in passing yards (9,796).
The Packers are the only team with four touchdowns on opening drives this season. Green Bay leads the league with 27 points on opening drives. The Packers are No. 1 in red-zone efficiency this season (15 TDs on 19 drives, 78.95 percent). Green Bay has scored nine TDs on 10 red-zone
drives over the last two games.
Sunday will kick off a stretch for the Packers of three NFC North contests in the next four games.