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10 Vikings-Packers Numbers of Note: Vikings QBs Haven’t Thrown an INT in 2017

Posted Oct 11, 2017


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings wrap up a three-game stretch of NFC North games Sunday afternoon when they host to the Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Minnesota is 3-2 after getting a win over the Bears on Monday Night Football. Green Bay is 4-1 after rallying to beat Dallas on Sunday.

The Vikings and Packers split the season series in 2016.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note headed into the matchup:

0 — Number of interceptions thrown by Vikings quarterbacks this season; Minnesota is one of three teams (Kansas City and New Orleans) to have zero interceptions in 2017.

5 — Number of games in a row with a sack for Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen; He has at least one sack in every game this season and is tied for third in the NFL with 6.0 sacks.

202 — Number of receiving yards by Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen in Minnesota’s last meeting against Green Bay; Thielen had 12 receptions and two touchdowns in the game at Lambeau Field.

25.5— Rate that Minnesota’s defense has allowed to convert third downs this season; The Vikings lead the league in the category and have allowed 14 conversions on 55 attempts. Green Bay has converted 48.4 percent of its third downs.

7 — Number of career game-winning field goals for Vikings kicker Kai Forbath; he added his latest Monday night with a 26-yard kick with 12 seconds remaining.

113 — Number of total meetings between the Vikings and Packers in their history, which includes a pair of playoff matchups; Minnesota is 51-60-2 all-time against Green Bay.

13 — Number of passing touchdowns for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2017; he leads the league in that category.

1 — Number of rushing touchdowns allowed by Minnesota’s defense through five games; The Vikings rank second in the NFL in that stat behind Denver, which has not allowed a rushing touchdown.

58 — Length of Vikings running back Jerick McKinnon’s touchdown run on Monday night; it was the second-longest touchdown run of McKinnon’s career.

9 — Number of times the Vikings defense sacked Rodgers in two meetings during the 2016 season; Linebacker Eric Kendricks and defensive end Danielle Hunter each had 2.5 sacks. Four other players brought Rodgers down once. Rodgers has been sacked 19 times this season.