Wayne's pregame primer I: Numbers and history

Posted at 9:29 AM, Dec 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-25 10:29:32-05

The Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals have a long history, but perhaps not as much of a meaningful history as many series the Packers play.

Green Bay owns a 46-22-4 series record over Arizona, dating back when the Cardinals were located in Chicago and through their move to St. Louis in 1960, then Phoenix in 1988.

The series started in 1921, when the Packers joined the NFL. They played twice a year (with some exceptions) from 1926-1949, but not often since then. Their last regular season meeting was in November of 2012, when the Packers won 31-17.

These teams have a short postseason history, just two meetings of significance:
- 1982 NFC 1st round: Packers 41, Cardinals 16
- 2009 NFC wildcard: Cardinals 51, Packers 45, OT

This is also the first of two games against teams the Packers may meet in the first two rounds of the NFC playoffs - Arizona and the Minnesota Vikings (Jan. 3 at Lambeau Field).

Wayne Larrivee, the voice of the Green Bay Packers, joined our Jay Sorgi with some interesting storylines behind these aspects to Sunday's showdown. Listen in our Soundcloud player above.