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10 Vikings-Packers Numbers of Note: Diggs Has TD in 3 Straight Border Battles

 EAGAN, Minn. — It’s rivalry week for the Vikings.

Minnesota will play its first road game of the 2018 season on Sunday at historic Lambeau Field as the Vikings renew their rivalry with the Packers. Kickoff is at noon (CT).

The teams have combined to win eight of the past nine NFC North titles, with Minnesota taking the division in two of the previous three years.

The Vikings are 1-0 following a 24-16 win over the 49ers in Week 1. Green Bay rallied from a double-digit deficit to get a 24-23 win over Chicago on Sunday.

Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Sunday’s matchup:

3 — Stefon Diggs has caught a touchdown in three consecutive games against Green Bay. The Vikings wide receiver has 25 catches for 345 yards and three scores in five career games against the Packers.

0 — Minnesota’s defense pitched a shutout at Lambeau Field in Week 16 of the 2017 season, which was the most recent meeting between the teams. It was only the second time in franchise history that Minnesota held Green Bay scoreless in Wisconsin, and the first time since a 3-0 win on Nov. 14, 1971.

2 — The Vikings swept the series against the Packers during the 2017 season. It marked the first time since 2009 that the Vikings won both games in the twice-annual matchups.

12 — Green Bay has won 12 consecutive home games in September at Lambeau Field. The Packers most recent loss came against the 49ers in the 2012 season opener.

2008 — The Vikings last played a September game in Green Bay 10 years ago, when Minnesota fell 24-19 in the 2008 season opener. No current members of the Vikings were on Minnesota’s roster back then.

95 — Dalvin Cook had 95 total yards on 22 touches in the Week 1 win over San Francisco. The running back played in the regular season for the first time since tearing his ACL in Week 4 of the 2017 season. He will face the Packers for the first time.

95.1 — Quarterback Kirk Cousins posted a passer rating of 95.1 after completing 20 of 36 passes for 244 yards and two touchdowns. It was the highest Week 1 passer rating of Cousins’ career.

10 — Vikings safety Harrison Smith recorded a sack against the 49ers to bring his career total to 10. He is now the franchise all-time leader in sacks by a defensive backs, passing Joey Browner’s 9.5 sacks.

116 — This will be the 116th overall meeting between the Vikings and Packers, which is the most games against one opponent in Minnesota’s franchise history. Minnesota is 53-60-2 all-time against Green Bay. The Vikings are 52-59-2 in the regular season against their heated rivals from the NFC North. Each team has a playoff win.

39 — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 4,571 yards with 39 touchdowns and six interceptions in 19 career starts against the Vikings.

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