Sunday: Noon at U.S. Bank Stadium (Ch. 9, 100.3-FM, 1130-AM)
ABOUT THE PACKERS
• The Packers (4-1) rallied against the Cowboys to win 35-31 in Dallas on Sunday. Green Bay at one point trailed 21-6 in the second quarter.
• Quarterback Aaron Rodgers orchestrated the game-winning drive in 62 seconds: a nine-play, 75-yard march ending in a 12-yard touchdown throw to Davante Adams.
• The Packers defense allowed 408 yards and 31 points, but cornerback Damarious Randall’s 21-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter also fueled their comeback against the Cowboys.
• Adams, not Jordy Nelson, leads the Packers with 23 catches and 285 receiving yards through five games. Nelson does have a team-high six touchdown grabs.
PLAYER SPEAK | QB AARON RODGERS
• Since Rodgers became the Packers starter in 2008, only Drew Brees has more touchdown throws than Rodgers’ 309 and only Tom Brady has a better interception rate than Rodgers’ 1.55 percent.
• In 18 games against the Vikings, Rodgers has completed 68.2 percent of his passes for 4,553 yards, 39 touchdowns and six interceptions.
• On the game-winning drive in Dallas: “Those are the fun ones, when you’re able to finish a game off like that. You know you’re on FOX 1, you’re on the main channel. A lot of people are seeing the game. It’s a big-time game. Obviously two teams that feel like they’re America’s team.”
• On Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen: “He’s a fantastic player. I remember watching him on gunner on the punt team. I’m like ‘Who’s this humongous guy out at the gunner?’ He’s huge, he’s fast. I remember a touchdown I threw to Jordy [Nelson] at the Metrodome, he almost caught him.”
COACH SPEAK | MIKE MCCARTHY
• McCarthy is in his 12th season as Packers head coach with a 118-62-1 record in the regular season and 10-8 in the playoffs.
• Since taking over the Packers in 2006, McCarthy has a 16-6-1 record against the Vikings. His teams haven’t fared as well against Mike Zimmer defenses in that stretch, however, with a 4-4 record vs. Zimmer-coached defenses in Minnesota and Cincinnati.
• On preparing for Sam Bradford or Case Keenum: “You just watch more video, it’s part of the preparation. I’ve been very impressed with Case. The offense has been very productive when he’s in there. You can see his command and ability to go into no-huddle and change the tempo.”
• On the Vikings defense: “Schematically and fundamentally, it doesn’t get any better. I just came in here from the third-down meeting and they’re No. 1 in the league.”