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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