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 6 Dope Sheet:
FACEOFF OF RUSHING TD LEADERS: Sunday's game features the NFL's top two teams in rushing touchdowns. The Chiefs and Packers are tied atop the league with eight.
- Individually, Priest Holmes and Ahman Green are tied for the league lead with seven rushing TD. Buffalo's Travis Henry has six and Baltimore's Jamal Lewis has five, but no one else in the NFL has more than three.
- Green has already matched his 2002 total, seven. He needs three to equal his 2000 career high, 10. Before that, the last Packers player with 10-or-more in a season was Terdell Middleton (11) in 1978.
LONGWELL EYES HORNUNG: Ryan Longwell (756) needs five points to surpass No. 3 Paul Hornung (760) on the team's all-time list. He's also:
- Hit eight consecutive field goals, and 22 of his last 23 attempts (since Oct. 20, 2002). From 40-plus yards, he's hit six of his last seven (all three in '03).
- Converted his last 71 PAT, since a blocked attempt Dec. 23, 2001, vs. Cleveland. His career high is 104 (1999-2001, second in team history). The franchise's No. 5 streak is 74, by Al Del Greco (1985-87).
IT'S NOT A RING OF HONOR: The Packers Sunday will honor their 20th representative in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, James Lofton. Only one other franchise, Chicago with 26, has more.
- The names gracing the east and west facades, one of the more awe-inspiring features of Lambeau Field's bowl, are often misidentified as the Green Bay "Ring of Fame" or "Ring of Honor."
- It's an honest mistake. Most franchises induct former players, coaches and contributors into an exclusive club, usually called a Ring of Honor and containing on average 15-20 individuals. In Green Bay, though, the equivalent to that group is the Packers Hall of Fame, which this summer inducted its 129th and 130th members.
- Actually, the 20 names at Lambeau Field list the franchise's Pro Football Hall of Famers. The names are in no particular order. This spring, the Packers added Lofton's name to the far right of the west side.
- And unlike most other stadiums that display names on their facade, most of the Packers' individuals (12) actually played/coached on the field in front of them.
Click here to download a PDF of the complete Week 6 Dope Sheet.