* The Vikings and Packers have one of the most heated rivalries in the
NFL, with Green Bay holding the all-time series lead 48-45-1.
* This will be the 95th matchup between the teams, the most the Vikings
have played against any opponent in the league.
* The Vikings are 3-2 against the Packers on opening day and 3-1
against Green Bay on MNF.
* The Packers swept the season series in 2006 and 2007 after the Vikings
swept the season series in 2005.
* The Vikings have a 22-25-1 record at Green Bay and have won two of
the last four at Lambeau Field.
* The Vikings-Packers previous 21 games (1998-2007), which includes
the fi rst playoff matchup between the two squads in 2004, have been remarkably
even with a combined score of 491-490 in favor of Minnesota.
* The two teams have gone to overtime 5 times throughout the series,
and the only tie came in a 10-10 deadlock on 11/26/78 at Lambeau Field.
The 5 overtime games are the most by the Vikings against any single
opponent.
* In 2004 the Vikings lost to Green Bay twice by the same score of 34-31,
with both games ending on game-winning fi eld goals by Packers K Ryan
Longwell. The Vikings would go on to defeat Green Bay in the playoffs
that year 31-17 at Lambeau.
* Hall of Fame head coach Bud Grant’s fi rst win as the Vikings coach
came against the Packers 10-7 on 10/15/67 in Milwaukee, snapping
Grant’s 0-4 start to his debut season with Minnesota.

VIKINGS VS. PACKERS IN SEASON OPENERS
9/16/62........ at Green Bay ............. L 7-34
9/15/74........ at Green Bay ............. W 32-17
9/6/92.......... at Green Bay ............. W 23-20
9/4/94.......... at Green Bay ............. L 16-20
9/7/03.......... at Green Bay ............. W 30-25