LAST MEETING: The Cardinals defeated the Packers 20-17 on December 2, 2018 in Green Bay.

LAST WEEK: The Packers beat Washington 24-10 at Green Bay; The Cardinals beat the Texans 31-5 in Arizona.

PACKER PLAYER TO WATCH: LB DeVondre Campbell. The former Cardinal flourished in his first season with the Packers. He has a record 67 tackles for fifth in the NFL. Indianapolis Darius Leonard is the only other defensive player to have at least two interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovered this season.

CARDINAL PLAYER TO WATCH: TE Zach Ertz. The veteran tight end made a terrific start for his new team last week, making a one-handed grab in the middle and scoring from a 47-yard reception, which was the longest touchdown of his career. Ertz was acquired by the Cardinals in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles on October 15.

KEY MATCHUP: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers vs. Arizona defense. The Cardinals have had one of the best defenses in the NFL this season, especially on the pass stoppage. CB Byron Murphy Jr. has three interceptions while Budda Baker is one of the best all-around safeties in the league. Rodgers walks into the game, throwing 15 touchdowns and just one interception during Green Bay’s six-game winning streak.

KEY INJURIES: Packers WR Davante Adams entered the COVID-19 / reserve roster on Monday and are not expected to play. WR Allen Lazard went on the COVID-19 / reserve list on Tuesday. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling missed four games with a hamstring injury, but the Packers are hopeful he could be available on Thursday. CB Kevin King (shoulder) and OLB Preston Smith (oblique) trained on a limited basis this week after missing the Packers’ win over Washington on Sunday. OT David Bakhtiari (knee) is eligible to return after starting the year on the physically unable to perform roster, but has yet to be added to the active roster. … The Cardinals are thin in the middle. Starter Rodney Hudson (ribs) is on the injured list and substitute Max Garcia (Achilles) hasn’t trained this week. DE JJ Watt (shoulder) has not trained this week and will not play. WR DeAndre Hopkins (hamstrings) was limited to training. LB Chandler Jones and DE Zach Allen are set to play after running out of time with COVID-19.

SERIES NOTES: Green Bay had dominated the series despite Arizona winning the last three games. The Packers last beat the Cardinals 31-17 in 2012. The two teams met in a classic playoff game in 2015, which the Cardinals won 26-20 in overtime. Rodgers completed a desperate pass to tie the game and send him to overtime. Larry Fitzgerald counted for 80 yards in the Cardinals’ winning drive in overtime.

STATS AND ELEMENTS: Two of the last three games (including the playoffs) between the two teams have been extended. … The Packers have won six straight wins since the start of the season with a 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Jacksonville, Fla. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, this is the fourth time Green Bay has played a game the Packers and their opponent have entered with a winning streak of at least six games this season. The other cases took place in 1929, 1942 and 2015. This is the first time the Packers have faced the Cardinals on a Thursday since a 1935 Thanksgiving game with the Chicago Cardinals. The Packers are 15-5 in regular season road games during Matt LaFleurs’s tenure as coach. … The Packers have gone 6-0 in games Davante Adams has missed since 2019. They went 4-0 without him in 2019 and 2-0 in 2020.… Adams is tied for second in the NFL in catches (52) and third in receiving yards (744). … Quarterback Kyler Murray leads the NFL with a 73.5% completion rate. He’s also second with a 116.8 passer rating and second with 20 total TDs. … LB Markus Golden leads the Cardinals with six sacks and four forced fumbles, leading the league. … The Cardinals have scored at least 30 points six times this season. They have also allowed 20 points or less six times this season. Both brands lead the league. … Arizona edged their opponents 111 points in seven games. This margin leads the league. … The Cardinals have stopped 10 of 12 fourth down attempts in the last four games.

FANTASTIC TIP: The Cardinals have split their time with the running back this season, with Chase Edmonds and James Conner both getting important runs. To fantastic ends, Conner proved the best play, scoring six touchdowns in seven games. He has become the team’s favorite option in goal line situations.

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