This week’s contest at Houston is one of three scheduled Sunday night contests for the Packers this season, with games at the N.Y. Giants in Week 12 and vs. Detroit in Week 14 (both subject to flex scheduling). The Packers have won five of their last six games played on Sunday night, with the lone loss over that span coming at New England (31-27) in Week 15 of the 2010 season.
Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 6-3 (.667) in Sunday night contests. Green Bay is 18-5 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .783 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history, ahead of Miami (15-7, .682) and Kansas City (10-5, .667). Since 2009, Green Bay is 9-4 overall (.692) in prime-time games.
If they want to continue their impressive trend of winning prime-time games, they will likely have to do it without Greg Jennings, B.J. Raji and Jermichael Finley. All three seemed doubtful about their chances to play this week in a locker room session open to media yesterday. The least likely of the three to play is Greg Jennings. He has not done any full speed work and seems to be at least a week away from that.