Packers-Patriots Preview Capsule
GREEN BAY (3-3-1) at NEW ENGLAND (6-2)
Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 7 ½
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Packers 3-4, Patriots 5-3
SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 6-5
LAST MEETING — Packers beat Patriots 26-21, Nov. 30, 2014
LAST WEEK — Packers lost to Rams 29-27, Patriots beat Bills 25-6
AP PRO32 RANKING — Packers No. 12, Patriots No. 3
PACKERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (5).
PACKERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (12), RUSH (22), PASS (5).
PATRIOTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11), RUSH (13), PASS (13).
PATRIOTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (25), RUSH (14), PASS (22).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Regular-season series tied 5-5. ... Patriots hosting Packers for first time since 37-27 win at Gillette Stadium on Dec. 19, 2010. ... Packers' win in 2014 was lone previous meeting between Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady as starting quarterbacks. They combined for 613 passing yards and four touchdowns in Green Bay's five-point victory at Lambeau Field. ... Rodgers (103.6) and Brady (97.6) rank first and third, respectively, in NFL history in career passer rating and are only active players with multiple AP Most Valuable Player Awards (Brady three, Rodgers two). ... Packers won lone playoff meeting, defeating Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl during 1996 season. ... Packers coach Mike McCarthy's 134 overall wins are most in the NFC and second only to Patriots coach Bill Belichick for most wins in NFL since 2006. ... Rodgers has at least two TD passes in five of his past six games vs. AFC. ... WR Davante Adams has 31 catches for 373 yards and three TDs in past four games vs. AFC. Since 2016, he's one of two receivers (Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown) with at least 2,500 yards receiving (2,572) yards and 25 or more TD catches (28). ... LB Clay Matthews has three sacks and forced fumble in four career road games vs. AFC East. ... Patriots looking for 10th straight home victory. ... Brady has 300 or more passing yards in three of his past four games. He has eight TD passes and no interceptions in his past three games against Green Bay. ... RB James White had 94 yards from scrimmage and rushing TD in Week 8. Looking for his fourth game with at least 90 scrimmage yards. White has four TD catches in his past three games vs. NFC. ... TE Rob Gronkowski had seven catches for 98 yards in last meeting. ... DE Trey Flowers has seven tackles for loss and four sacks in his past seven at home. ... Fantasy Tip: Brady has thrown for at least 300 yards 14 times in Sunday night games.
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