December 18, 2014

GREEN BAY (10-4) at TAMPA BAY (2-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Packers by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 7-6-1, Tampa Bay 6-8

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 31-21-1

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Buccaneers 35-26, Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK - Packers lost to Bills 21-13; Buccaneers lost to Panthers 19-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 4, Buccaneers No. 30

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (11), PASS (8).

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (26), PASS (15).

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (29), PASS (21).

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (19), PASS (24).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Despite last week's loss to Buffalo, Green Bay is one of five teams still in contention for home-field advantage through NFC playoffs. ... Packers are NFL's second-highest scoring team with NFC-best 436 points. Held to 13 by Bills after averaging 40 during five-game winning streak. ... Green Bay WR Jordy Nelson is tied for second in league with 12 touchdown receptions. He combines with WR Randall Cobb and RB Eddie Lacy to give Packers first trio of teammates with 10-plus TDs in same season. ... Lacy has 100-plus yards from scrimmage in seven consecutive games, amassing 881 yards and scoring eight TDs - four rushing and four receiving - during stretch. ... Bucs have NFC's worst record and will miss playoffs for seventh straight season. ... Bucs RB Doug Martin rushed for season-best 96 yards last week, including 63-yard burst. But lack of consistent running game is one of Tampa Bay's biggest problems. ... In two career games vs. Packers, WR Vincent Jackson has 13 catches for 239 yards, four TDs, including seven-catch, 141-yard, three-TD performance with San Diego in 2011. ... Tampa Bay WR Mike Evans leads NFL rookies with 11 TDs receiving, nine in past seven games. He's third with 948 yards receiving. ... Bucs have lost four straight, turning over ball 11 times during skid. Philadelphia (34) is only team in league with more giveaways than Tampa Bay's 31.

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