The Packers will head to Minnesota for a Sunday night contest in Week 8, Green Bay’s first prime-time game this season. With the Packers’ 31-13 win over the Browns at Lambeau Field and losses by the Bears and Lions on Sunday, Green Bay moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC North with its 4-2 mark on the season. The Packers have won three straight
games after getting off to a 1-2 start.
This Sunday kicks off a stretch of three prime-time games for the Packers in the next four weeks, with the Week 11 contest at the N.Y. Giants subject to flexible scheduling. This week’s contest is the first of three scheduled Sunday night games for Green Bay (at N.Y. Giants in Week 11, vs. Atlanta in Week 14, both subject to flex scheduling).
The Packers are 20-6 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .769 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history (see page 2 for more). Green Bay has won seven of its last nine Sunday night games. This will be Green Bay’s fifth Sunday night meeting against the Vikings (1990, 2002, 2003, 2010) and the first in Minnesota since ’03.