NFL Week 12 By The Numbers: Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers
The Minnesota Vikings fell to 2-8 on the season with a 41-20 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11, and they will travel to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 12. The Packers won the first meeting between the two teams back in Week 8, but they have lost three games in a row to fall to 5-5 on the season and will have Scott Tolzien starting under center for the second straight game in place of an injured Aaron Rodgers (collarbone).
Here are some notable numbers to help preview Sunday’s game.
309.5- Tolzien threw for 339 yards against the New York Giants last week, and he has averaged 309.5 passing yards per game while playing most of the last two games.
309- Vikings’ quarterback Christian Ponder has thrown for a total of 309 yards in two career starts at Lambeau Field.
280.1- The Vikings are 29th in the league against the pass (280.1 yards per game), and their secondary will be further thinned by the absence of cornerback Josh Robinson (fractured sternum).
115.5- Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson has averaged 115.5 rushing yards per game against the Packers in 13 career games, including seven games with over 100 yards and one 200-yard game.
47.4- Ponder has completed 47.4 percent of his passes (28-for-59) in two starts at Lambeau Field, along with one touchdown pass and three interceptions in those games.
34- Despite a lackluster performance last week against Seattle, Ponder will make his 34th career start (and eighth start this season) for the Vikings on Sunday.
5- Tolzien has thrown five interceptions this season, in 73 total pass attempts.
1- Minnesota has just one interception over their last six games, and they have forced zero turnovers in four of those six games.
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