Dope Sheet: Packers face Jets at Lambeau Field

The Green Bay Packers (3-2) return from overseas to host the New York Jets (3-2) this Sunday.

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The Green Bay Packers (3-2) return from overseas to host the New York Jets (3-2) this Sunday.

  • The Packers have won three straight over the Jets, including their last home game, a 31-24 victory in 2014.
  • Each of the last three games against the Jets have been decided by single digits.
  • In four of the last five contests, the winning team has scored 30-plus points.
  • Of the 13 matchups, two have gone to overtime, including the last contest in 2018.
  • It is the first time since 2010 that Green Bay plays both New York teams in the same season
  • This is the second time Green Bay has played the New York teams in back-to-back weeks (Weeks 2-3 in 1985).
  • This will be the first time the Packers have a 12 p.m. CT kickoff this season and the first of three scheduled in the next four weeks. Green Bay is 14-3 in games played at 12 p.m. CT since 2019.


FOX Sports, now in its 29th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.

  • Play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt joins analyst Greg Olsen and sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi.
  • DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game with NFL Sunday Ticket on Channel 710.
  • Compass Media Networks will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Bill Rosinski (play-by-play) and Steve Beuerlein (analyst) on the call. 
  • All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 49 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and South Dakota. This year, the Packers transitioned to a new flagship station in Milwaukee, iHeartRadio Milwaukee's 97.3 The Game WRNW. For a full listing of radio affiliates, go to Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 28th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 24th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago.
  • The Packers' radio broadcast is also available on a mobile device through the Packers app or for anyone that lives in the state of Wisconsin. If you live outside the state, you can stream the game broadcast from a desktop computer through It is also available via subscription on Sirius Satellite Radio or NFL Plus (


Packers vs Jets:

  • Regular season, all-time: 5-8
  • All-time, postseason: 0-0 
  • All-time, at home: 3-4
  • Streaks: Green Bay has won the last three matchups.
  • Last meeting, regular season: Dec. 23, 2018, MetLife Stadium, Packers won, 44-38 (OT)


  • Matt LaFleur: 44-15-0, .746; (2-3 postseason); 4th NFL season
  • Robert Saleh: 7-15-0, .318; (0-0 postseason); 2nd NFL season 
  • Head to Head: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Saleh
  • vs. Opponent: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Jets; Saleh 0-0 vs. Packers

MATT LaFLEUR…In his fourth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

  • In his 14th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (L.A. Rams, 2017; Tennessee, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington, 2010-13; Atlanta, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston, 2008-09).
  • In his first three seasons leading the Packers, authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. With a 13-4 record in 2021, led the Packers to a third straight NFC North crown and the top seed in the NFC for the second consecutive season.
  • Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed George Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons (Elias Sports Bureau). His 39 wins were also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears 1985-87.
  • Guided the Packers to a 22-2 record (.917) in the regular season at Lambeau Field in 2019-21, the top home mark in the NFL over that span and the best home winning percentage by a Packers head coach in his first three seasons. His 22 wins at home were also the most in NFL history by a coach in his first three seasons.
  • In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).

ROBERT SALEH…In his second season as the Jets' 20th head coach.

  • Joined the Jets in 2021 after serving as the San Francisco 49ers' defensive coordinator from 2017-20.
  • In his first season with the Jets, oversaw the league's youngest roster with an opening-day age of 25.13 as his rookies played 5,675 snaps and started a league-high 76 games. They became only the second team since the merger to have a rookie lead the team in passing yards, rushing yards and receiving yards. 
  • In 2019-20, helped the 49ers lead the league in total defense (298.1 ypg) and passing defense (188.6 ypg) and rank No. 2 in third-down defense (34.4 pct.).
  • Prior to joining the 49ers, his previous NFL experience came with the Houston Texans (2005-10), Seattle Seahawks (2011-13) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2014-16).


  • The teams first met in the 1973 season opener, a 23-7 Green Bay victory in Milwaukee. Since then, the Jets have won eight of 12.
  • The Packers and Jets combined to win the first three Super Bowls in NFL history, with Green Bay winning the first two and the Jets winning Super Bowl III. 
  • The only shutout in the series occurred on Oct. 31, 2010, as the Packers won, 9-0, their first road shutout since 1991.
  • The Jets own the highest winning streak in the series, winning five consecutive games from 1979-91.


Packers head coach Matt LaFleur and Jets head coach Robert Saleh coached together at Central Michigan (2004) and with the Houston Texans (2008-09)…LaFleur's younger brother, Mike, is the Jets' offensive coordinator…The LaFleurs coached together with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015-16…Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich coached with Saleh, Mike LaFleur and Jets offensive line/run game coordinator John Benton on the 49ers' staff in 2017-18 and also was on the Texans' practice squad as an offensive lineman in 2008-09 when Saleh was on Houston's staff…Benton coached the offensive line in Houston while Matt LaFleur was an offensive assistant and Stenavich was a player with the Texans in 2008-09…Jets T Duane Brown played for the Texans in 2008-09 when Matt LaFleur and Stenavich were with Houston…Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus coached with Saleh and Jets defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich on the Seattle Seahawks' staff in 2011…Butkus also coached with Saleh in Jacksonville in 2015 and Packers TE Marcedes Lewis played for the Jaguars when Saleh was on the staff there (2014-16)…Packers senior analyst John Donovan coached with Saleh on Jacksonville's staff in 2016…Ulbrich also coached with Packers defensive backs/passing game coordinator Jerry Gray in Seattle in 2010…Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry was a defensive quality control coach for the 49ers in 2000 when Ulbrich played linebacker for San Francisco…Ulbrich coached for Atlanta in 2015-16 with Matt LaFleur and when Packers LB De'Vondre Campbell played for the Falcons…Packers DL Kenny Clark played at UCLA in 2013-14 when Ulbrich was on the Bruins' staff…Packers wide receivers/passing game coordinator Jason Vrable was an offensive assistant for the Jets from 2017-18…Packers tight ends coach John Dunn held the same title with the Jets from 2019-20…Packers strength and conditioning assistant Grant Thorne worked on the Jets' strength staff in 2010...Packers LB Rashan Gary attended Paramus Catholic (N.J.) High School and was born in Plainfield, N.J...Packers T Yosh Nijman was born in Orange, N.J., and attended Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. ...Packers TE Tyler Davis was born in Bellmore, N.Y., and attended high school there at Mepham High...Packers CB Rasul Douglas attended East Orange (N.J.) High School...Packers LB Isaiah McDuffie was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended Bennett High School in Buffalo...Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia was born in Yonkers, N.Y. ...Packers outside linebackers coach Jason Rebrovich is from Clarence, N.Y. …Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans is from East Orange, N.J. …Packers senior analyst John Donovan is from River Edge, N.J. …Jets defensive backs/safeties coach Marquand Manuel played safety for the Packers in 2006…Manuel also coached with Matt LaFleur on the Atlanta Falcons' staff in 2015-16…Packers personnel/football administration executive Chad Brinker originally entered the NFL as a undrafted free agent with the New York Jets as a running back in 2003…Packers personnel executive Lee Gissendaner spent three seasons as a national scout for the New York Jets (2015-17)...Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was the offensive coordinator Tennesee in 2018 when Jets WR Corey Davis played for the Titans...Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia coached with Jets tight ends coach Ron Middleton at Ole Miss (1999-2001) and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004-06)…Middleton was the position coach for Lewis in Jacksonville in 2016-17…Former college teammates include: Packers DL Jarran Reed and Jets LB C.J. Mosley (Alabama); Packers DL Kenny Clark and Jets OL Conor McDermott (UCLA); Packers TE Josiah Deguara and Jets CB Sauce Gardner (Cincinnati); Packers C/G Josh Myers and Jets WR Garrett Wilson and TE Jeremy Ruckert (Ohio State); Packers RB AJ Dillon and Jets WR Jeff Smith (Boston College); Packers G/T Royce Newman and Jets WR Elijah Moore (Mississippi); Packers CB Jaire Alexander and Jets DL Sheldon Rankins (Louisville); Packers S Darnell Savage and Jets RB Ty Johnson (Maryland); Packers LB Jonathan Garvin and Jets WR Braxton Berrios (Miami); Packers CB Eric Stokes, LB Quay Walker, DL Devonte Wyatt and Jets TE Lawrence Cager (Georgia); Packers S Rudy Ford and Jets DL Carl Lawson (Auburn).

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