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10 Vikings-Packers Numbers of Note: Peterson Has Played Full Season Vs. Packers

Posted Sep 13, 2016


The Vikings will host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the regular-season opener of U.S. Bank Stadium. The prime-time game is at 7:30 (CT) on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note headed into the 112th Border Battle:

7 — combined division titles won by the Vikings and Packers over the past eight seasons; Minnesota won the NFC North in 2008, 2009 and 2015.

16 — number of regular season games Adrian Peterson has played against the Packers, the equivalent of a full season; Peterson has rushed for 1,760 yards on 334 carries with 13 touchdowns.

13 — number of consecutive field goals made by Vikings kicker Blair Walsh against Green Bay; Walsh is 13 of 14 in his career against the Packers with a long of 54 yards.

109 — number of yards on Cordarrelle Patterson’s kickoff return for a touchdown in 2013 against Green Bay; Patterson’s return tied an NFL record for the longest play in league history.

5 — number of interceptions Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown in 15 career games against Minnesota; He’s thrown for 3,993 yards in the series.

13 — number of points scored by Green Bay in the Vikings Week 17 win at Lambeau Field; It tied the Packers lowest point total at home in 2015.

2 — number of defensive touchdowns scored by the Vikings on Sunday in Tennessee; Eric Kendricks returned an interception for a touchdown, and Danielle Hunter found the end zone on a fumble recovery. The Vikings had three defensive scores in 2015, including a fumble forced by Everson Griffen and returned 55 yards for a score by Captain Munnerlyn against the Packers in Week 17. 

103 — number of receiving yards by Stefon Diggs in Minnesota’s 25-16 win in Week 1 over the Titans; Diggs was one of 11 players to crack the 100-yard mark in the opening slate of games. 

331 — number of passing yards in Shaun Hill’s lone career start against Green Bay in 2010. Hill threw a pair of touchdowns in a 28-26 loss while with the Lions. Sam Bradford has two career starts against Green Bay, throwing for a combined 583 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while with the Rams.

8 — number of career sacks for Everson Griffen against the Packers, the most sacks the defensive end has against one team.