GREEN BAY -- The Green Bay Packers are back home at Lambeau Field in Week 8 of regular season play. The 4-3 Packers are set to take on the 1-5 Jacksonville Jaguars at Lambeau Field at noon on Sunday, October 28th. The Pack is coming off a 30-20 road win over the St. Louis Rams last week -- the Rams' first loss this season.
Sunday's game is just the second time ever the Packers will host the Jaguars. The two teams last met at Lambeau Field back in 2004 for a game the Jaguars won, 28-25.
Green Bay took on Jacksonville in Florida on December 14th, 2008 -- a game the Jaguars won 20-16.
Packers wide receiver James Jones led the Packers with four catches for 132 yards (33.0 avg.) -- the second-best yardage output in his career. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for 278 yards and a TD on 20-of-32 passing. Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew scored on a two-yard run with just under two minutes remaining to give Jacksonville the victory.
Mike Mularkey is in his first year as the Jaguars' head coach. Mularkey is in his 28th season in the NFL, having played nine seasons as a tight end in Minnesota and Pittsburgh. He most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons.
Last week vs. the St. Louis Rams, Rodgers found Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb on a five-yard scoring strike in the third quarter -- marking the 150th career touchdown pass of Rodgers' career. At the same time, Rodgers set an NFL record for fewest interceptions by a quarterback at the time of his 150th career touchdown pass, with 42.
Coming off one of the finest seasons by a quarterback in NFL history, QB Aaron Rodgers once again finds himself leading the league or near the top in several categories this season through Week 7:
Quarterback, Passer Rating
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, 109.6
2. Peyton Manning, DEN, 105.0
3. Robert Griffin III, WAS, 101.8
Quarterback, Passing TDs
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, 19
2. Drew Brees, NO, 18
3. Ryan Fitzpatrick, BUF, 15
Rodgers has completed 1,564 of 2,375 passes (65.9 percent) in his career for 19,345 yards and 151 touchdowns with 42 interceptions for a 104.7 passer rating in the regular season, No. 1 in NFL history:
Quarterback, Career Passer Rating
1. Aaron Rodgers, GB, 104.7
2. Steve Young, TB/SF, 96.8
3. Tom Brady, NE, 96.4
4. Tony Romo, DAL, 95.9
5. Peyton Manning, IND/DEN, 95.2
Green Bay stays home to host the Arizona Cardinals next Sunday.