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 17 Dope Sheet:
INDIVIDUAL LEAGUE HONORS WITHIN REACH: Two
Packers players can finish 2003 atop significant statistical categories.
- Brett Favre can lead the league in TD passes and completion percentage.
- Ahman Green could become the first Packers back since John Brockington in 1973 to lead the NFC in rushing.
TALK ABOUT A TEAM EFFORT: Favre Monday night turned in a career-high 154.9 passer rating. He did it by completing passes to 12 receivers, believed to be a franchise record.
- Since the NFL introduced the 16-game schedule in 1978, the most receivers who've caught passes in a single game had been 10 (nine times).
- In fact, Favre had not hit as many as 10 in a game until last season; he's now done it four times (twice in 2002, twice in 2003).
- During four seasons (1978, 1982, 1983 and 1985) 12 players didn't catch a pass over the entire season.
- The Packers turned in the third most prolific offensive effort in their storied history — 548 yards. The only other higher totals: 628 at Philly, Nov. 11, 1962; and 569 at Tampa Bay, Oct. 12, 1980.
- Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila with three sacks became the first player in franchise history with double-digit sacks over three consecutive seasons.
- The teams combined to use six quarterbacks, probably one of the few instances, if not the first, in league annals in which both third quarterbacks entered the game. Green Bay's Craig Nall made his NFL debut, taking the final two kneel-downs.
- Green Bay halted both Oakland red-zone penetrations with a takeaway.
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