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 in 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 in PDF format, located in the Packers.com Game Centers.
Here are some highlights from the Week 1 Dope Sheet:
LEADING AT HALF: At Lambeau, the last time Green Bay lost a game it led at the half was Dec. 12, 1999, to Carolina. Under GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman, the Packers are 15-0 in Green Bay in such instances. Overall under Sherman, they're 23-2, and had won 17 straight until a 2002 loss at Tampa Bay.
FIRST BLOOD: Under Mike Sherman, the Packers are 21-3 when scoring first ... Until Nov. 24, 2002, when Green Bay delivered the first volley in a loss at Tampa Bay, the Packers had won 17 straight when scoring first ... The club still owns a 14-game home winning streak when scoring first, a streak which began after a Lambeau loss to the Jets in Sherman's head coaching debut, Sept. 3, 2000 ... Since 1992 with the game's first points, the Packers are 75-24 overall and 50-5 in Wisconsin.
HISTORIC GAME BALL: Sunday's contest will feature a regulation NFL ball with a full-color "Rebirth" logo. The ball is also engraved with the date. Lincoln Financial Field will also use a commemorative ball Monday night.
COMMEMORATIVE PATCH: For the first time since 1994, the Packers will play with a uniform patch. The Rebirth of a Legend insignia commemorates the historic redevelopment of Lambeau Field. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has requested a copy of the patch along with a game ball from this week's historic contest. Green Bay's last uniform patch marked the NFL's 75th anniversary in 1994. The Packers will wear the "Rebirth" patch for one game only. They also displayed it for their annual team picture, taken Monday.
Click here to download a PDF of the complete Dope Sheet.