JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (CBS)
WHEN: 1:00 p.m. est October 28th
WHERE: Lambeau Field
TV: Greg Gumble (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (analyst) for CBS.
RADIO: Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) & Larry McCarren (analyst) for AM-620 and Packer Radio Network
INTERNET: Cheesehead TV Gameday Live Blog
In past 2 games, QB AARON RODGERS has completed 54 of 74 passes (73 percent) for 680 yards with 9 TDs & 0 INTs for 140.8 rating. Threw 150th career TD in 76th career game (now has 151), 2nd-fewest games of any player in NFL history to reach mark (DAN MARINO, 62). Aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating. Packers are 35-7 (.833) when he starts & has 100+ rating
RB ALEX GREEN aims for 4th in row with 60+ scrimmage yards
WR JAMES JONES had 4 rec. for 132 yards (33 avg.) in only meeting. Leads teams with 7 TDs & needs 1 more for career high (7 in 2011).
WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 400+ KR (409), 400+ receiving (435), 150+ PR (165) & 50+ rush (67) yards. Had 8 catches for 89 yards & career-high 2 TD last week.
WR JORDY NELSON has 5 TDs in past 4
Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS leads NFL with 15 INTs.
LB CLAY MATTHEWS has sack in 5 of past 7. Leads NFC with 9 sacks & needs 1 more for 3rd career 10+ sack season (10 in 2009; 13.5 in 2010).
Rookie CB CASEY HAYWARD has 4 INTs in past 3 & aims for 4th in row with INT. Tied for 1st in NFL & leads all rookies with 4 INTs.
From the Dope Sheet:
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Jaguars:
- All-time regular season: 2-2
- All-time, in Green Bay: 0-1
- Streaks: The Jaguars have won two straight.
- Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 14, 2008, at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jaguars won, 20-16.
- Last meeting, regular season, in Green Bay: Dec. 19, 2004, at Lambeau Field, Jaguars won, 28-25.
PACKERS RETURN HOME TO HOST JAGUARS
- Following three straight games and nearly a month away from Lambeau Field, the Packers return home to host the Jaguars this Sunday for the second time ever, with 2004 being the lone other meeting between the clubs.
- Sunday’s contest is Green Bay’s first noon kickoff at Lambeau Field this season, one of four noon games at home on the schedule (final two subject to flexible scheduling).
- The Packers closed out their three-game road trip, the first time they had played three consecutive regular-season contests away from home since 1998, with a 30-20 win over St. Louis on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. It was the Rams’ first loss at home this season.
- This will be the fifth meeting all-time between Green Bay and Jacksonville, with the clubs splitting the first four games. The teams last squared off on Dec. 14, 2008, in Jacksonville, a game the Jaguars won, 20-16.
- For the Packers, this is the third game in four weeks against a team from the AFC South (Indianapolis in Week 5 and Houston in Week 6). Green Bay hosts the other AFC South club, Tennessee, in Week 15.
- Green Bay enters Sunday’s contest having won four of its last six regular-season games against teams from the AFC.
- The Packers have won 21 of their last 25 regular-season games overall (.840), the best record in the league over that span.
- It marks the third 21-4 stretch of Head Coach Mike McCarthy’stenure (also Oct. 24, 2010-Dec. 25, 2011; Oct. 31, 2010-Jan. 1, 2012). The Packers’ best 25-game stretch prior to McCarthy’s hiring in 2006 was a 22-3 mark from Nov. 24, 1996-Sept. 27, 1998.
- Green Bay stays home to host the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday. This upComing two-game home stretch marks the Packers’ only contests at Lambeau Field over an eight-week period (Weeks 5-12). Green Bay closes out its season with three of five games at home.
THE PACKERS-JAGUARS SERIES
- This will be the fifth meeting between the teams, with three of the four prior games in Jacksonville. The last three meetings between the clubs came in the month of December.
- Green Bay won the first two meetings (1995, 2001), both in Jacksonville, with the Jaguars winning the last two.
- In the only prior meeting in Green Bay (2004), the Packers lost their home finale to the Jaguars but went on to win their final two games to win the NFC North title.
The official Injury Report:
|Donald Driver||WR||Neck||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Jermichael Finley||TE||Shoulder||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Greg Jennings||WR||Groin||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|John Kuhn||RB||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|T.J. Lang||G||Elbow||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Jordy Nelson||WR||Hamstring||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Nick Perry||LB||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|B.J. Raji||DT||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Aaron Rodgers||QB||Calf||Full Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Jeff Saturday||C||Neck||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Sam Shields||CB||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|James Starks||RB||Illness||Limited Participation in Practice||Probable|
|Charles Woodson||S||Collarbone||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|