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)