Brady vs. Rodgers on 92.9 The Ticket
After a week of hype and predictions for what many believe is a preview of the Super Bowl, it's time for the Patriots and Packers to take the field. Here's what you need to know.The Patriots go into the game riding a 7-game winning streak in which they have averaged 40 points per game. The offense seems to have found a chemistry, and the defense has turned into one of the best in the NFL despite the losses of Jerod Mayo and Chandler Jones.
Here are some quick facts to get you ready for today's game which can be heard on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket starting at 1:30pm. Remember to listen for the "Phrase That Pays" during the game for a chance to win a $30 gift card from W.A. Bean and Sons.
- The Patriots have won 14 straight games against the NFC North including 3-0 this season with wins against Minnesota, Chicago, and Detroit.
- Since realignment in 2002, the only loss to a current NFC North team is to the Green Bay Packers, a 28-10 loss at Foxboro in 2002.
- The Patriots are 5-4 all-time against the Packers in the regular season including a win in their last meeting in 2010 by a 31-27 final on Monday Night Football.
- Green Bay shut out the Pats 35-0 in their last meeting at Lambeau Field back in 2006. This will only be the third time the teams have played at Lambeau.
TALE OF THE TAPE
2014 Regular Season New England Green Bay
Record 9-2 8-3
Divisional Standings 1st 1st
Total Yards Gained 4,245 4,057
Total Offense (Rank) 385.9 (7) 368.8 (9)
Rush Offense 113.4 (15) 107.0 (18)
Pass Offense 272.5 (6) 261.8 (8)
Points Per Game 32.4 (1) 32.2 (2)
Total Yards Allowed 3,853 4,082
Total Defense (Rank) 350.3 (14) 371.1 (23)
Rush Defense 108.2 (14) 136.7 (30)
Pass Defense 242.1 (17) 234.4 (13)
Points Allowed/Game 20.6 (12) 22.4 (16)
Possession Avg. 30:05 29:00
Total Touchdowns 40 44
Turnover Differential +11 (2) +15 (1)