Packers attempt to get back to winning ways against Jets

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- The Green Bay Packers are 0-1 as they gear up for their home opener -- set for Sunday, September 14th at Lambeau Field. The Packers meet the New York Jets in the second week of the NFL's regular season.

The game will kick off the Packers’ 58th season at Lambeau Field. It is the Jets’ first visit to Lambeau Field since Dec. 3, 2006.

When it comes to Jets vs. Packers, the Jets own a 8-3 record in the series, but the Packers won the last matchup -- shutting out the Jets on the road in 2010 (9-0). It was the first time the Jets were shut out since 2006.

Sunday's game will be the third time the Packers will open their home slate against the Jets.

The Packers are looking for a win, following a loss in their regular season opener vs. the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

Sunday's game could be a close one! Four of the last six matchups between the two teams have been decided by single digits. All but one of the four contests that the Packers and Jets have played at Lambeau Field have been decided by seven or fewer points.

Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 6-2 in home openers, including winning six of the last seven. Sunday's game marks the 17th time the Packers have played their home opener in Week 2.

Green Bay is 5-1 in home openers with Aaron Rodgers starting at quarterback.

The Packers and the Jets last met in the regular season on October 31st, 2010 at The New Meadowlands Stadium. The Packers won that matchup 9-0.

On a windy day, K Mason Crosby accounted for all the points, making three of four FG attempts (20, 41, 40). The Packers defense registered two interceptions, a fumble recovery and three turnovers on downs. Three of the six led to points for Green Bay. The Jets, who entered the game tied for the league’s best record and on a five-game winning streak, were shut out for the first time since 2006.

The teams last met at Lambeau Field on December 3rd, 2006. The Jets won, 38-10.

Against the Jets, the Packers have their worst winning percentage against any team in the NFL -- winning just three of their 11 meetings.

The teams first met in 1973, in Milwaukee, a 23-7 Green Bay victory. Since then, the Jets have won eight of the last 10. Two of the Packers’ three victories in the series have come at home.

The only shutout in the series came the last time they met, with Green Bay winning 9-0 at the Jets. It was the only time the Packers had beaten the Jets on the road.

There has been one overtime game in the series, a 19-16 Jets victory in New York in 1991. In all, five of the 11 meetings have been decided by seven points or less.

The Green Bay Packers are two wins away from becoming the second team in NFL history to accomplish 700 regular-season victories. The Chicago Bears are the only other team to accomplish this feat.

The Packers lost to Seattle last Thursday -- but the good news: The last two times Green Bay has lost the season opener, it has come back and won in Week 2 (2012 and 2013).

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