-Green Bay comes off the bye week with a primetime contest against the Denver Broncos tonight.
-The Packers have never won in Denver, a streak that extends beyond their 0-5 regular-season record. They also are 0-5 in preseason play in the Mile High city, including a 1946 loss to the Washington Redskins. The team makes its first-ever appearance at INVESCO Field.
-Green Bay comes into tonight's contest winners of nine of its last 10 games, including four straight road victories.
-Winners of their last three games against AFC West teams, the Packers have won six of their last eight against the division, dating back to a 1996 victory over Denver.
-For the 15th straight season (1993-2007), the Packers make an apperarance on Monday Night Football. In the NFL, only tonight's opponent, Denver (16, 1992-2007), has a longer streak.
-This marks the third game in the series played on Monday Night Football. Denver has won the two previous meetings, including a 17-14 victory in 1984 played in blizzard conditions.
TOUGH AFTER THE BYE
-In games immediately following the bye, the Packers have won eight of their last 11, including a hard-earned victory at Miami last season. McCarthy called the win in scorching temperatures a turning point of the 2006 season.
-Recent history shows that the Packers have been an improved club after the bye. The much-needed time off has provided valuable rest and recovery, as well as a refocus on fundamentals.
-In 2003, Green Bay went 7-2 (.778) after the bye. Only three teams posted better marks, including the Super Bowl champion Patriots.
-Last season, seven of their eight wins were after the bye.
-This decade (since 2000), the Packers over the balance of their season after the bye are a combined 43-24 (.642).
-Since 2001, Green Bay is 5-1 in games played immediately after its bye week. According to Elias Sports Bureau, that mark is tied for the third-best record in the league over that period.
Team (Record after bye since 2001)
Green Bay (5-1)
New England (5-1)
WEARING THE STRIPES
-Today's officiating crew includes referee Ron Winter (14), umpire Roy Ellison (81), head linesman Tom Stabile (24), line judge Tom Stephan (68), field judge Mike Weir (50), side judge Tom Hill (97) and back judge Jim Howey (37).
PICKS JUST KEEP COMING
-A second-quarter interception against Washington quarterback Jason Campbell - courtesy of Charles Woodson - marked the 12th straight game the Packers have intercepted at least one pass.
-The 12-game interception streak is the longest current streak in the NFL.
uOver the course of the streak, the Packers have intercepted 21 passes. Woodson has a team-high 7 interceptions during that period.
-One of the most impressive accomplishments of Head Coach Mike McCarthy's first year as head coach was the way his club performed on the road. The Packers finished 5-3 away from home last season, recording the most road wins in franchise history for a coach in his first season.
-McCarthy and the Packers have picked up right where they left off, winning their first two road games of the season.
-A look at the top road teams in the NFL since 2006:
Team: Road Record (Pct.)
New England: 11-1 (.916)
Chicago: 9-3 (.750)
Dallas: 8-3 (.727)
Green Bay: 7-3 (.700)
Carolina: 8-4 (.667)
-The Packers travel to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs while the Broncos take a trip to Detroit to face the Lions.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR TODAY
4 BRETT FAVRE
-Has played in 245 straight games (265 including playoffs) and started 243 in a row (263 including playoffs), the NFL's record among quarterbacks and the second-longest recorded streak in NFL history. Only Minnesota's Jim Marshall (270, 1961-79) has been documented to have started more in consecutive fashion.
-Threw for three touchdowns in Week 3, the 60th game of his career with at least three TD passes. Stands two games behind Dan Marino's (62) NFL record.
-Needs 46 passing yards in road games to reach 30,000. He enters with 29,954.
-Has 38 career game-winning comebacks (fourth quarter deficit or tie), including two this season.
60 ROB DAVIS
-Having played in 157 consecutive games in a Packers uniform, needs 6 more to surpass No. 4 Larry McCarren?(162) and 10 to surpass No. 3 Willie Wood (166).
80 DONALD DRIVER
-Has a reception in 86 consecutive games, the franchise's second-longest streak behind Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).
-Needs 6 receiving yards to surpass No. 6 Max McGee (6,346) on the Packers' all-time list. Driver (6,341) enters No. 7 in team history.
-Needs two TD receptions to become only the eighth player in franchise annals to reach 40 career, joining Don Hutson (99), Sterling Sharpe (65), Antonio Freeman (57), Max McGee (50), James Lofton (49), Billy Howton (43) and Boyd Dowler (40). Driver enters with 38.
-With 17 career 100-yard receiving games, stands tied with No. 6 Billy Howton and Max McGee (17) on the team's all-time list. Driver needs two to match No. 5 Boyd Dowler (19), three to reach No. 4 Antonio Freeman (20) and seven to equal No. 3 Don Hutson (24) on the team's all-time list.
85 GREG JENNINGS
-Needs 140 receiving yards for 1,000 career. Jennings enters with 860.
65 MARK TAUSCHER
-Needs one game played and three starts for 100 career. He enters with 99 games and 97 starts.
74 AARON KAMPMAN
-Needs 21/2 sacks to surpass No. 5 Tony Bennett (36) on the franchise's all-time list. He enters with 34 career sacks.
-Needs 12 total tackles for 400 career. He enters with 388.
31 AL HARRIS
-Has played in 160 straight games (150 regular season, 10 playoffs), a streak that began in Philadelphia in 1998. Since coming to Green Bay in 2003, has started all 73 games (70 regular season, 3 playoffs) as a Packer.