Battle of NFC Rivals: Packers, Vikings play first regular-season game at U.S. Bank Stadium

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: A general view of U.S. Bank Stadium as fans arrive before the preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: A general view of U.S. Bank Stadium as fans arrive before the preseason game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS– The Green Bay Packers will take on the Minnesota Vikings in the first regular-season game played at U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday, September 18th. Kick-off for the game is set for 7:30 p.m.

The NFC rivals come into this game with 1-0 records. Green Bay defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in week one — the Vikings topped the Tennessee Titans.

Here are some interesting notes about the upcoming game — as noted by Packers.com.

  • It is the first time since 1924 that the Packers have played the first two games of the regular season on the road.
  • This is the earliest week of the regular season that the two teams have played each other since 2008, when they met in Week 1 in Green Bay.
  • Of the past 28 regular-season meetings between the Packers and Vikings, 19 of those games have been decided by seven points or less.
  • Through 111 meetings, which includes two postseason contests (1-1), the Packers hold a 59-50-2 edge over the Vikings in the all-time series.
  • According to STATS, Green Bay is 19-11 when playing indoors during the regular season since 2006. The Packers’ .633 winning percentage ranks No. 1 in the NFC and No. 4 in the NFL over that time (New England, 9-3, .750 / New York Jets, 8-3, .727 / Indianapolis, 52-23, .693).

The Packers will square off against the Detroit Lions in their home season opener at Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 25th.

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