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 4 Dope Sheet:
MONDAY NIGHT: The Packers Monday bid for a franchise-record fifth consecutive win on Monday Night Football. From 1994-96, the team also won four straight.
- The Packers own the NFC's longest MNF appearance streak, 11 seasons (1993-2003). Minnesota (15, 1987-2001) and Dallas (11, 1991-2001) both ended long streaks in 2002. In the NFL, only Miami (14, 1990-2003) and Denver (12, 1992-2003) have longer streaks.
- From 1996-2003, the league has scheduled three teams on regular-season Mondays more than any other - Denver, Green Bay and Miami - each 18 times. San Francisco has 17.
- Green Bay also owns a four-game winning streak on Monday night against the Bears.
- This year marks the 20th anniversary of the classic 1983 Lambeau Field shootout, a 48-47 Packers win over Washington, the highest-scoring game in the MNF series.
FAVRE AT SOLDIER FIELD: Favre's 19 touchdown passes and nine wins at Soldier Field represent his most at any venue other than Lambeau Field.
STINGY ON FIRST DOWN: The Packers defense has allowed only 3.41 yards per play on first down, the NFL's best mark. As a result, only Seattle (50) has forced more third-down situations than Green Bay (47).
GIVEAWAYS IN TOUGH LOCATIONS: Seven of the Packers' nine giveaways have happened in opponent territory, including four inside the 10 and three in the other club's end zone (two Sept. 7 vs. Minnesota and the game-ending interception Sunday).
Click here to download a PDF of the complete Week 4 Dope Sheet.