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Patriots Vs. Packers: NFL Week 15 Game Capsules

Assuming Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play Sunday night, the Week 15 inter-conference matchup between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers has the makings of a potential classic. Then again, if the Patriots play like they have been in recent weeks, it may just be another blowout. A more likely scenario though is two great quarterbacks leading their teams in a hard-fought, closely contested affair between two first place teams.

Here's a few facts, figures and trends about the two teams' series history, notes on the matchup, and up-to-date season stats for both squads.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-5) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2)

SERIES

PACKERS

PATRIOTS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 4-4

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCarthy: 0-1

Belichick: 2-2

LAST WEEK

L 7-3 at Lions

W 36-7 at Bears

LAST GAME

11/19/06: Patriots 35 at Packers 0. New England QB Tom Brady throws TD passes to 4 different teammates as Patriots outgain Green Bay 357-120 in total yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/13/02: Packers 28, Patriots 10. Green Bay QB Brett Favre throws 3 TD passes (3, 8, 2). Packers RB Ahman Green rushes for 136 yards & 1 TD.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 127 (WW1), 125 (GB), 126 (NE). XM: 104 (WW1), 102 (GB), 103 (NE).

 

STATS

PASSING

Rodgers: 268-410-3,289 (3C)-23 (3C)-10-98.5 (2C) OR Flynn: 16-29-182-0-1-59.8

Brady: 284-425-3,398-29 (1L)-4-109.9 (1L)

RUSHING

Jackson: 143-546-3.8-3

Green-Ellis: 184-786-4.3-11 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Jennings: 61-996 (2C)-16.3-11 (3L)

Welker: 80 (T3L)-787-9.8-7

OFFENSE

350.9

363.2

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+18 (1L)

DEFENSE

314.1

375.1

SACKS

Matthews: 12.5 (1C)

Wright: 5.5

INTs

T. Williams: 5

McCourty (R): 6 (T1C)

PUNTING

Masthay: 44.3

Mesko (R): 43.5

KICKING

Crosby: 90 (36/36 PAT; 18/24 FG)

Graham: 50 (26/26 PAT; 8/8 FG)

 

 

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