Two years after he co-founded the Packers with Curly Lambeau, George Calhoun began writing a piece called The Dope Sheet, which served as the official press release and game program from 1921-24.
Honoring Calhoun, the first publicity director, the Packers are running this weekly feature as their release, which is being made available to fans exclusively on Packers.com.
A complete edition of the Dope Sheet will be available each week during the season in PDF format, located in the Packers.com Game Centers.
Here are some highlights from the Week 10 Dope Sheet:
THIS WEEK'S NOTABLE STORYLINES:
-Victimized by a perilous streak of unfortunate circumstances, the Packers continue the search for their second win.
-Green Bay makes its first trip to the Georgia Dome in 13 years, ending the Packers' longest active stretch without an appearance in an NFC city.
-The last time the Packers played at Atlanta, Oct. 4, 1992, the Georgia Dome was brand new and Brett Favre was 22 years old. Green Bay sustained a 24-10 loss to the coach that had traded Favre the previous February, Jerry Glanville. It marked start No. 2 in his current 213-game starting streak.
-Had Green Bay defeated Minnesota in the 2004 NFC Playoffs, the Packers would have traveled to Atlanta for the Divisional round.
-Green Bay and Atlanta meet for the first time since the 2002 playoffs, when Dan Reeves' Falcons avenged his Ice Bowl loss with a stunning, 27-7 win, the Packers' first-ever home playoff defeat.
TELEVISION: FOX Sports will air the contest to a regional audience. Play-by-play man Dick Stockton, now in his fourth decade as a professional broadcaster, joins former Pro Bowler Daryl "Moose" Johnston in the booth. Tony Siragusa, a key cog in Baltimore's 2000 Super Bowl title, is on the sideline. And, veterans Bob Stenner (producer) and Sandy Grossman (director) are in the truck.
PACKERS RADIO: Milwaukee's WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 62-station Packers Radio Network, with versatile Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color). Spanning five states, the network covers 50 markets in the upper Midwest. The broadcast also is available to NFL Field Pass subscribers on packers.com.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons:
All-time regular season: 11-10-0
All-time, Atlanta: 3-7-0 (0-1, Georgia Dome)
Streaks: Falcons have won two of last three, including postseason
All-time, postseason: 1-1-0
Postseason meetings: Dec. 31, 1995, Lambeau Field, Packers won, 37-20 (1995 NFC Wild Card)
Jan. 4, 2003, Lambeau Field, Falcons won, 27-7 (2002 NFC Wild Card)
Last meeting: Jan. 4, 2003, Lambeau Field; Falcons won, 27-7 (NFC Wild Card playoff)
Last meeting, Atlanta: Oct. 4, 1992, Georgia Dome; Falcons won, 24-10
Mike Sherman: 56-38-0, .602, sixth NFL season, sixth with Packers
Jim Mora: 18-8-0, .692, second NFL season, second with Falcons
Head to Head: First meeting
vs. Opponent: Sherman 1-2 vs. Falcons, Mora 0-0 vs. Packers
MIKE SHERMAN...Is in his sixth year as the Packers' 13th head coach.
-Is no stranger to adversity, having overcome several hurdles each of the past three seasons to win a trio of NFC North titles. Adversity is again in the Packers' path this season.
-Since the 1993 collective bargaining agreement, teams have made 84 coaching changes and only Sherman's tenure has produced winning records in each of its first five seasons.
-Over their first five regular seasons as an NFL coach, since 1970 only Chuck Knox, George Seifert, Joe Gibbs and Mike Ditka produced better records than Sherman (53-27, .663).
-In 2004, his team became only the ninth in NFL history to reach the playoffs after a 1-4 start.
-Has led the Packers to three straight division titles and four consecutive playoff appearances.
-Is 6-0 against teams in the Super Bowl the previous season.
JIM MORA...Hired by the Falcons Jan. 9, 2004.
-Set franchise record for the most wins by a first-year head coach and became 11th rookie head coach in NFL history to capture a division title. Directed team to second NFC championship game in franchise history, as Atlanta led the NFL in rushing offense (167 yards per game) and quarterback sacks (48).
-In 2003, in his fifth season as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, Mora's unit finished fourth in the NFC in total defense and ninth in the NFL in rushing defense. San Francisco's 42 quarterback sacks tied for fourth in the NFL.
-Served as the 49ers' secondary coach (1997-98), after five years in New Orleans (1992-96), where the Saints twice led the NFL in fewest passing yards allowed (1992-93). Spent seven seasons in the Chargers' organization as a member of the pro personnel department (1985) and coaching staff (1986-91).
-Played defensive back in college at Washington (1980-83), appearing in two Rose Bowls, then served as an assistant for one season (1984) on Don James' staff, helping the squad earn a berth in the Orange Bowl.
-Turns 44 next week.
THE PACKERS-FALCONS SERIES: For a series that began with the Packers cruising to a 56-3 victory over the then-expansion Falcons in their first meeting in 1966, it has evolved into a closely contested rivalry. The Packers hold a modest 11-10 advantage. They're dead-even in postseason play (1-1).
-Over the last decade-plus, Atlanta-Green Bay clashes have proven memorable. In 1994, the Packers defeated Atlanta in the final NFL game in Milwaukee (Dec. 18). Brett Favre's lunging, 9-yard TD scramble on the game's final play sealed the 21-17 victory.
-A scant year later, the Packers and Falcons crossed paths in the postseason for the first time - on Dec. 31, 1995, in Lambeau Field. With Edgar Bennett rushing for 108 yards, the NFC Central Division champion Packers pulled out a 37-20 victory with the aid of a 76-yard scoring punt return by rookie Antonio Freeman.
-Six years later, Atlanta led all the way in a tight struggle, posting a 23-20 victory with the support of a 352-yard passing performance by Chris Chandler, ending Green Bay's nine-game home winning streak.
-In the '02 regular season opener (Sept. 8), Favre and Michael Vick fought into overtime. Favre guided the Packers to four TDs and three field goals in a 37-34 sudden-death victory. The Falcons, however, delivered a reverberating, 27-7 win in the '02 playoffs.
NOTABLE CONNECTIONS: Falcons college scout Boyd Dowler played in Green Bay from 1959-69, helping the Packers to five NFL championships and two Super Bowl titles under Vince Lombardi...Ed Donatell served as Green Bay's defensive coordinator from 2000-03...Jeff Jagodzinski, Falcons offensive line coach, was Green Bay's tight ends coach from 1999-2003...Atlanta's Ty Detmer, selected by the Packers in the ninth round of the '92 draft, is one of 11 NFL quarterbacks who've left Green Bay to start for another team after backing up Brett Favre...The Falcons' Emmitt Thomas served as the Packers' defensive coordinator in 1999, when the Packers selected Falcons safety Antuan Edwards in the first round of the NFL Draft...Allen Rossum served as the Packers' return man from 2000-01...Atlanta offensive lineman Barry Stokes played in Green Bay from 2000-01...Falcons defensive back Leigh Torrence spent the 2005 preseason in Green Bay...The Falcons' Jason Webster used to cover Green Bay's Robert Ferguson at Texas A&M practices...Green Bay O-line coach Larry Beightol and Falcons head coach Jim Mora were on the Chargers staff in 1989...Green Bay cornerback Ahmad Carroll is an Atlanta native and resident; he earned All-America honors at Atlanta's Frederick Douglass High School.
LAST MEETING, GEORGIA DOME: Oct. 4, 1992, Falcons won, 24-10.
-Brett Favre made his second career start and completed 33 of 43 passes for 276 yards and a touchdown, but Green Bay couldn't overcome a 17-0 deficit.
-Favre guided the Packers to within seven points early in the final quarter, but Jerry Glanville's defense stiffened in the end.
-Mike Pritchard and Andre Rison caught TD passes from Chris Miller. Favre countered with a scoring toss to Sterling Sharpe.
-A missed Chris Jacke field goal, with Favre as his holder, as well as a 48-yard kickoff return by Deion Sanders, kept momentum in the Falcons' hands most of the afternoon.
LAST MEETING, LAMBEAU FIELD (AP): Jan. 4, 2003 (2002 NFC Wild Card playoff), Falcons won, 27-7.
-Atlanta and the gifted Vick swept to a 24-0 halftime lead en route to a 27-7 victory against a Packers team minus Pro Bowl running back Ahman Green and starting wide receivers Donald Driver and Terry Glenn, sidelined by injuries.
-Vick personally accounted for 191 yards of Atlanta offense, completing 13 of 25 passes for 117 yards and adding 64 rushing yards in 10 attempts. It was the first home playoff loss ever for the Packers, who were the NFLs' only 8-0 home team in 2002 and had tied for the league's best record (12-4).