GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2022 NFL season against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. Here’s how to watch and other essential information.
Packers at Vikings: How to Watch
TV: The game will be broadcast nationally on Fox. With Joe Buck and Troy Aikman moving to ESPN, the new A-Team consists of Kevin Burkhardt and Greg Olsen on the call with Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi as field reporters.
Live broadcast: fuboTV (Start your free trial).
Radio: Packers Radio Network (Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren), ESPN Radio (Jay Alter and Kirk Morrison), and SiriusXM 133 or 386 and the SXM app.
Vitals before the game
Time and date: 3:25 p.m. Sunday.
Location: U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis.
2021 records: Packers, first place, 13-4. Vikings, second place, 8-9.
Trainers: Packers – Matt LaFleur (season four, 39-10). Vikings – Kevin O’Connell (first season).
History: Packers lead 64-56-2, including 1-1 in the playoffs. Packers coach Matt LaFleur is 4-2 against the Vikings, with one of those losses coming last year at US Bank Stadium. The teams are 30-30 in Minneapolis.
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You can count on that: Packers by 1.5 on SI Sportsbook with an over/under of 47. The Packers are also 1.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook, with 52 percent of the money on the Vikings but 58 percent of the bets on the Packers. Also in FanDuel, Kirk Cousins’ over/under has 270.5 passing yards; Aaron Rodgers’ over/under is 258.5. Aaron Jones has the lowest odds of scoring a touchdown at -130.
In the rankings: The Packers are No. 5 in our Composite Power Ranking.
Referee: Bill Vinovich. According to Pro Football Reference, his teams score 2.66 fewer penalties per game than the league average.
Did you know these five things?
– Aaron Rodgers the past two seasons has thrown 38 touchdown passes and zero interceptions in NFC North games. All-time against Minnesota, he has thrown for 57 touchdowns to seven interceptions. He needs a touchdown pass to become the fifth player in NFL history with 450 in his career.
– Aaron Jones needs 35 rushing yards to pass Football Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo (4,197) for fifth place on the Packers’ all-time list.
– Za’Darius Smith, who had 26 sacks for the Packers in 2019 and 2020, will make his Vikings debut. “I’m excited,” he said. “I have the opportunity to go back and do something that I love. Simply happy. I can not wait. my birthday is getting close [on Thursday]so I hope we’ll have a ‘dub’ for my birthday.”
– The Packers have won their first game 58 times, the most in NFL history. Overall, they are 58-40-3 on opening weekend, with a .592 winning percentage trailing only Denver (.656) and Dallas (.639). His six-game winning streak in Week 1 was snapped last year.
– Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has 3,016 receiving yards, the most ever by a player in his first two NFL seasons. His teammate, Adam Thielen, needs a touchdown reception to become the fourth undrafted player since 1967 with more than 50 career touchdown receptions.