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NFL Capsule: Packers at Vikings

NFL Capsule: Packers at Vikings

GREEN BAY (11-4) At MINNESOTA (9-6)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. FOX

OPENING LINE - Packers by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 9-6; Minnesota 8-7

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 54-48-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 3; Vikings No. 12

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Vikings 23-14, Dec. 2

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Titans 55-7; Vikings beat Texans 23-6

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (10)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (14), PASS (12)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (3), PASS (32)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (13), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Packers have won 12 straight against NFC North opponents, tied for longest since realignment in 2002. A win would help them surpass Colts from 2004-06 and Ravens from 2010-12 for longest streak of new alignment era. ... Packers have won four in row and 10 of last 11. ... Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 5,927 yards, 49 TDs and just eight INTs in 20 career games indoors. His 116.1 QB rating indoors is best in NFL history. ... Rodgers has thrown 20 TDs and four INTs in nine career starts vs. Vikings. ... Packers averaging 129.9 yards per game on ground, seventh in NFL, over last seven games. ... Fifteen of last 20 regular-season games between these rivals have been decided by seven points or less. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson 102 yards away from 2,000 for season and 208 away from breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record set in 1984. He rushed for 210 in a loss to Packers Dec. 2. ... Peterson has rushed for more yards (1,243) against Packers than any other opponent. ... Vikings lead NFL with 29 runs of at least 20 yards and seven runs of at least 50. ... Vikings DE Jared Allen has 15 sacks in 10 career games vs. Packers, his most against any team.

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The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

The Browns called the Redskins 15 years ago hoping to trade up for Sean Taylor, but the Redskins said 'no'

Thanks to his illustrious career at Miami, Sean Taylor caught the eyes of Joe Gibbs and the Redskins heading into the 2004 NFL Draft.

Not surprisingly, though, Washington wasn't the only franchise interested in adding a do-it-all, safety-in-a-linebacker's-body prospect to their defense.

In a terrific look-back at that draft from Sports Illustrated — a draft in which a record six Miami products went in the first 21 picks — you'll find this excerpt:

But at the last minute, the Browns, owners of the No. 7 pick, called asking to trade up. Butch Davis, Cleveland’s coach and EVP, had previously been the head coach at Miami and had recruited all six of these Hurricane prospects out of high school...

[Vinny] Cerrato says the Browns were coming for Taylor. Davis is more diplomatic about it: “It was probably about 60-40 that we would’ve taken Sean [over Winslow],” he says. He wanted to know what it’d cost to get Taylor. But Washington wasn’t budging. “There was no interest whatsoever,” Cerrato says. “We wanted Sean Taylor.”

Cleveland also reportedly contacted the Giants about their fourth overall selection so they could skip the 'Skins entirely, but New York ended up orchestrating their own deal to land Eli Manning.

Fortunately, the Burgundy and Gold stayed in place and got Taylor despite the calls. Often times, trading back in the draft is an attractive option. This time around, however, that option paled in comparison to the opportunity to acquire Taylor.

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2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

2019 NFL Draft Preview Special: How to watch

Were the countless mock drafts not enough? Do you need a little more explanation before the nail-biter that is Round 1? NBC Sports has you covered.

Representatives from every branch of the NBC Sports Regional Network will be breaking down the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 25th just hours before one of the most anticipated and nerve-wracking shows in all of sports. Beginning at 3 p.m. ET, experts and insiders will preview Round 1 and the draft needs of their network's respective teams.

So obviously, we've got Redskins insider JP Finlay on set and ready to discuss what's in store for the 2019 Burgundy and Gold.

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The special will be available exclusively on the MyTeams by NBC Sports App. If you haven't already downloaded the MyTeams App, you can do so right now, RIGHT HERE.

How to watch NBC Sports's 2019 Draft Preview Live Stream

When: Thursday, April 25th

Time: 3 p.m. ET

Who: JP Finlay and team-specific NFL experts across the Regional Sports Network

Steam: MyTeams App

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