Packers-Broncos Capsule

GREEN BAY (6-0) at DENVER (6-0)

Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE – Packers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Packers 5-1, Broncos 4-2

SERIES RECORD – Tied 6-6-1

LAST MEETING – Packers beat Broncos 49-23, Oct. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK – Packers had bye, beat Chargers 27-20 on Oct. 18; Broncos had bye, beat Browns 26-23 on Oct. 18

AP PRO32 RANKING – Packers No. 2, Broncos No. 5.

PACKERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (8), PASS (22).

PACKERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (14), RUSH (22), PASS (12).

BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (30), PASS (18).

BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (4), PASS (1).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Fourth all-time meeting between teams 6-0 or better, and first since New England (8-0) at Indy (7-0) on Nov. 4, 2007. Patriots won, 24-20. … Green Bay is 23-7 in Sunday night games, top percentage in league. … QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 3,734 yards and 31 TDs in 13 Sunday night contests. … Packers are 8-1 after bye week under coach Mike McCarthy. … Green Bay looking for 7-0 start for first time since 2011, when it went 15-1. … Since start of last season, Rodgers has thrown 53 TDs and seven interceptions. … Second time Rodgers and Peyton Manning are squaring off as starting QBs. In 2008 at Lambeau Field, Rodgers led Packers to 34-14 win over Manning and Colts. … LB Clay Matthews has sack in 10 of last 15 games. … Broncos will induct owner Pat Bowlen into Ring of Fame at halftime Sunday. … Only time Broncos started 7-0 was in 1998, when they won Super Bowl after finishing 14-2. … With win, Manning ties Brett Favre for most victories (186) by QB in regular season. … WR Emmanuel Sanders needs 39 yards receiving for 4,000 in career. … LB DeMarcus Ware one sack away from tying Lawrence Taylor and Leslie O’Neal (132 1-2) for 11th on all-time list. … Denver ranks first in total defense, pass defense and sacks. … Broncos have yet to allow any points in first quarter. … Denver has 17 takeaways (nine interceptions, eight fumbles). Team has committed 11 turnovers (10 interceptions, one fumble). It’s second-best differential in league, behind Giants. … Fantasy Tip: Might want to consider starting Denver RB Ronnie Hillman over C.J. Anderson. Hillman had 111 yards rushing at Cleveland before bye week.

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