December 23, 2015

GREEN BAY (11-6) At ARIZONA (13-3)

Saturday, 8:15 p.m., ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Packers 10-7, Cardinals 9-7

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 45-24-4

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Packers 38-8, Dec. 27, 2015

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Redskins 35-18, Cardinals had first-round bye

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 11, Cardinals No. 4

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (25t)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (21), PASS (6)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (8), PASS (2)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (6), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS & NOTES - Arizona beat Green Bay 51-45 in 2009 wild-card game, highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history. ... Packers-Cardinals series second-oldest in NFL, dating to 1921, trailing only Bears-Packers. ... Arizona and Green Bay only 2015 teams with three players to have at least six TD catches apiece. ... Packers LB Clay Matthews has 10 career playoff sacks, Cardinals DE Dwight Freeney has nine. ... In December game vs Arizona, Packers didn't have one starting OT (David Bahktiari) and lost other one (Bryan Bulaga) during game due to injuries. Both are expected to play Saturday. ... Green Bay's 30 playoff appearances second only to Giants' 32. ... Green Bay LB Julius Peppers leads active NFL players with 136 career sacks. ... Cardinals never had playoff bye before this season. ... Arizona's Carson Palmer only one of eight QBs on remaining teams not to have playoff victory. ... Cardinals 25-6 under coach Bruce Arians in games against teams outside NFC West. ... Cardinals set franchise records for yards (6,533), points (489), TDs (58). ... Palmer set franchise records for yards passing (4,671) and TD passes (35). ... Palmer is 25-6 in last 31 starts. ... Larry Fitzgerald's 109 catches broke franchise mark he set in 2005. ... Arizona RB David Johnson fourth rookie in NFL history with at least 500 yards rushing, 400 yards receiving and 13 TDs in same season. ... Cardinals coaching staff has combined 166 playoff games, including 23 Super Bowls.

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