EAGAN, Minn. — It’s Week 2, and first place is already on the line in the NFC North.
The Vikings and Packers will meet Sunday for the 118th time, as the first edition of the Border Battle in 2019 kicks off at noon (CT) at Lambeau Field.
Minnesota cruised to a 28-12 win over Atlanta behind a strong rushing attack, while the Packers used a stingy defense to get a 10-3 victory over the Bears to open the NFL’s 100th season.
Look back at photos over the course of time featuring games between the Vikings and the Packers.
Here’s a look at 10 numbers of note heading into Sunday’s matchup:
767 — Kirk Cousins threw for 767 total yards in two games against the Packers in 2018, which is the highest single-season total for a Vikings quarterback against Green Bay.
118 — Sunday will mark the 118th overall meeting between the teams, a series that includes a split of two playoff games. Minnesota is 54-60-3 all-time against the Packers.
3 — Dalvin Cook recorded the third 100-yard rushing performance of his career in Week 1. The Vikings running back had 111 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.
2 — Vikings safety Anthony Harris had his second-career multi-interception game in Week 1. Both of Harris’ picks occurred on the series before touchdown runs by Cook.
5 — The Vikings are 5-1-1 in their past seven games against the Packers under Head Coach Mike Zimmer, including wins in Green Bay in 2015 and 2017 and a tie there last season.
1 — Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur was the only first-year head coach to get a win in Week 1. The seven coaches who are in their first season with a team went a combined 1-5-1.
11 — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is 11-8-1 in 20 career regular-season starts against the Vikings, posting a passer rating of 100.0 or better in 11 of those games.
4 — Minnesota’s defense recorded 4.0 sacks Sunday against Atlanta. The Vikings recorded three-plus sacks in 10 of 16 games in 2018.
100 — Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have combined for five 100-yard receiving games against the Packers since 2016. Both players topped 100 yards (and scored at least one touchdown) in Week 2 at Lambeau Field in 2018.
46 — Green Bay’s defense allowed just 46 rushing yards in a Week 1 win over Chicago. That total is less than the Packers allowed in any game in 2018.