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Vikings-Packers Series Notes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 20, 2010 – 10:02 am

The Vikings have begun on-field preparations for their contest against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. They are in a walk-through right now, which will be followed by lunch and practice later this afternoon.

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress and QB Brett Favre will hold their weekly press conferences beginning around 11:30 this morning, so be sure to tune in to vikings.com to watch those live. Also be sure to check back here on the vikings.com Blog periodically because I’ll be blogging all day about this huge NFC North showdown.

In the meantime while you’re waiting for all of that to appear here on the website, checkout some of these Vikings-Packers series notes…

– The Vikings and Packers have one of the most heated rivalries in the NFL, with Green Bay holding the all-time series lead 49-48-1.
— This will be the 99th matchup between the teams, tied for the most the
Vikings have played against any opponent in the league.
— The Vikings-Packers previous 25 games (1998-2009), which includes the first playoff matchup between the two squads in 2004, have been remarkably even with a combined score of 606-590 in favor of Minnesota. The average scores in those games have been 24.2 and 23.6, respectively
— Childress has won his last 3 games against Green Bay.
— Vikings QB Brett Favre will make his second appearance on the opposing team sideline at Lambeau Field after spending 16 seasons with Green Bay. Favre became the first player to defeat all 32 teams when he beat the Packers last season.
— The Vikings have a 25-23 record against the Packers at home and are 23-26-1 on the road.
— The two teams have gone to overtime 5 times throughout the series with the only tie coming in a 10-10 deadlock on 11/26/78. The 5 OT games are the most by the Vikings against any single opponent.


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13 Responses to “Vikings-Packers Series Notes”

  1. By lisa on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Hoping for another Viking sweep this year… Get that Offensive line working again and the sky is the limit for this team..

  2. By WTF on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Gotta hope that defense hasn’t changed much this year. Brett picked it apart at will twice last year. I’d like to think this is mostly because he knows them so well. So if they have had little change, Brett just may be on track for another huge upset against the pre-season “Superbowl Favorites!”

  3. By purple08 on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Actually… Peterson is the key for a Vikings victory. This is Adrian’s team, not Brett’s. Let’s hope Favre can put the ball in AP’s hands without dropping it on the ground again. Peterson will do all the heavy lifting while the old man stands there and watches. I just pray that Favre does not ruin things for the rest of the team with more of his ridiculous turnovers and zero scrambling ability. WTF: The only thing Brett is on track for is old age pension.

  4. By Robins on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    All I want is for you guys to beat the Packers again this year! That was so much fun to watch! I was a Packer fan but am now a Vikings fan! I love Brett, Percy, Adrian, Jared, Sidney, Visanthe, etc., etc., etc. Great guys!

  5. By WTF on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    purple08 – I’d usually agree with you here, but something has to be said for Brett’s knowledge of the Packer Defense. In his 2 games there he racked up 515 yards passing and 7 TDs with no picks. Granted those were assisted by 20+ carries for AP both times, so he definitely needs to get his share of the work too, even if he just averages 2.2 yards per carry (his average in the first game last year vs GB).

  6. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Just so long as the Coaches figure out what the true key to victory is we’ll be fine.

    Drug Brett up again this week! He looked 12 years younger last week, and he’ll need that again if he’s going to be able to show those cheeseheads up once more.

  7. By Rick on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see what Brett and the boys r cookin up, slow but sure its starting to jell. Little more help from the O line and we can start using the bazillion weapons we have. No question Randy has his eye on the prize, so when Sid gets back (OMG)!!! I can’t say enough about big D. ITS GONNA HAPPEN !!!

  8. By Denai on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    This is to Robin: You were a packer fan! well shame on you for turning on them. It is going to be a great game no matter what!

  9. By rocksalt on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    If our Oline doesn’t get it together fast, Favre will be on his back all day.

  10. By TWVIKE on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Favre is going to suck it up and have a good game. Jared,Pat,Kevin,& our other D linemen are going to knock #12s D!%K in the dirt!!!! There will be plenty of whine to go with Packer cheese.

  11. By MGR4FUN on Oct 21, 2010 | Reply

    gr8 info mike very well done as always

  12. By towmader on Oct 25, 2010 | Reply

    Brad, when are going to give Brett the protection so he can do the job. Arron Rogers had it all night, just ask Jared he just couldn’t get to Rogers or is there something with Jared’s playing too.

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