*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 as 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 during the season in PDF format, located in the Packers.com Game Centers.
Here are some highlights from the Packers-Chiefs Week 9 Dope Sheet:*
GREEN BAY HEADS TO K.C. AFTER THRILLING VICTORY
-After a dramatic overtime victory in Denver on the highest-rated Monday Night Football broadcast of the season, Green Bay stays on the road for another AFC West opponent: Kansas City.
-The two clubs famously met in the first-ever Super Bowl, a 35-10 Packers victory. Since, the series has been all Kansas City; the Chiefs have a better regular-season record against the Packers (6-1-1) than any NFL team.
-Green Bay comes into the contest winners of 10 of its last 11 games, including five straight road victories.
-Winners of their last four games against AFC West teams, the Packers have won seven of their last nine against the division, dating back to a 1996 victory over Denver.
-Green Bay last visited Kansas City in 1996, when Head Coach Mike McCarthy served as quarterbacks coach on the Chiefs' staff.
-With a win over Kansas City, quarterback Brett Favre would join Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to defeat all 31 teams.
WITH THE CALL
-FOX Sports enters its 14th season as an NFL network television partner and will air the contest to a regional audience. Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins color commentator Troy Aikman in the broadcast booth with Pam Oliver serving as the sideline reporter.
-Milwaukee's WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 56-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The network covers 47 markets in six states.
-For out-of-town listeners, the broadcast is available to NFL Field Pass subscribers on www.packers.com as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio (channel 110 WTMJ feed) as part of the network's NFL Sunday Drive.
-DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 706 (HD ch. 723).
PACKERS SEEM TO MAKE HISTORY ON MONDAY NIGHT
-Green Bay won its first overtime game on the road since Dec. 12, 1983, at Tampa Bay, also a game on Monday Night Football. Jan Stenerud's 23-yard field goal sealed the 12-9 Packers win in Howard Cosell's final broadcast.
-James Jones and Greg Jennings became the first duo to record 100 yards receiving since Donald Driver and Javon Walker on Oct. 11, 2004 vs. Tennessee, also a game on MNF.
-Favre's 82-yard strike to Jennings tied for the second-longest TD pass to end an overtime in NFL history. The longest was the 99-yard play from Philadelphia's Ron Jaworski to Mike Quick on Nov. 10, 1985, vs. Atlanta. New England's Tom Brady connected with Troy Brown on an 82-yard pass play to beat Miami on Oct. 19, 2003.
-Jones' 79-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter was the team's longest touchdown reception by a Packers rookie since Max McGee's 82-yard reception in the 1954 season.
MCCARTHY, STAFF RETURN TO COACHING ROOTS
-McCarthy returns to the city where he launched his NFL coaching career in 1993 under Marty Schottenheimer.
-Beginning his career as a quality control assistant, McCarthy worked with Joe Montana before moving up to quarterbacks coach from 1995-98. He worked with starters Rich Gannon, Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac, helping guide Bono to the Pro Bowl in '95.
-More importantly, McCarthy and the Chiefs made four postseason appearances in his six seasons in Kansas City.
-McCarthy won't be the only member of the coaching staff experiencing déjà vu when walking into Arrowhead Stadium - four other members of the coaching staff have spent time on the Chiefs' staff.
-Three of the four coached with McCarthy during his tenure in Kansas City. Special teams coordinator Mike Stock spent six seasons with the Chiefs (1995-2000) in the same capacity, while defensive ends coach Carl Hairston served two stints in Kansas City (1995-96 and 2001-05) coaching the defensive line.
-Secondary coach Kurt Schottenheimer spent the longest tenure with the Chiefs (1989-2000), where he coached special teams, defensive backs and served as defensive coordinator. Also, quarterbacks coach Tom Clements spent one season at Kansas City (2000) in the same capacity.
PACKERS AMONG NFL'S BEST AWAY FROM LAMBEAU
-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 three road games of the season.
-This week, they face a daunting challenge in one of the NFL's toughest venues: Arrowhead Stadium. Dating back to 1990, no NFL team owns a better regular-season home winning percentage than Kansas City.
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: 8-3 (----)
Carolina: 8-4 (.667)
Indianapolis: 8-4 (----)
New Orleans: 8-4 (----)
San Diego: 7-4 (.636)
N.Y. Giants: 7-4 (----)
Denver: 6-4 (.600)
Baltimore: 7-5 (.583)
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK'S OPPONENT:
Packers vs. Kansas City Chiefs:
All-time regular season: 1-6-1
All-time postseason: 1-0
All-time, in Kansas City: 1-3-0
Streaks: The Chiefs have won the last five meetings between the two clubs.
Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 12, 2003, at Lambeau Field; Chiefs won, 40-34 OT
Last meeting, regular season, in Kansas City: Nov. 10, 1996; Chiefs won, 27-20
Mike McCarthy: 14-9-0, .609; second NFL season
Herm Edwards: 54-55-0, .495; seventh NFL season (second Chiefs)
Head to Head: Never met
vs. Opponent: McCarthy 0-0 vs. Chiefs; Edwards 1-0 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY...In second year as the Packers' 14th head coach.
-Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant.
-Led the Packers to an 8-8 finish and near playoff berth, losing a tiebreaker with the New York Giants, who also finished 8-8.
-Began his coaching career as a college assistant at Fort Hays State (1987-88) and at the University of Pittsburgh (1989-92) before breaking into the NFL as a quality control assistant with the Chiefs in 1993.
HERM EDWARDS...In second year as the Chiefs' 10th head coach.
-In 2006 became the first head coach in franchise history to guide the Chiefs to the playoffs in his initial season with the club. He is one of five coaches in NFL history to guide two different squads (N.Y. Jets, 2001) to a playoff berth in their debut campaign.
-Is in his 28th NFL season as either a player, scout, assistant coach or head coach. He played cornerback during his 10-year playing career.
-Previously served as head coach for the New York Jets (2001-05) where he led the team to three postseason appearances.
-Began his coaching career with stops in Kansas City (1992-94) and Tampa Bay (1996-2000).
THE PACKERS-CHIEFS SERIES
-The first meeting between the two clubs was undoubtedly the most memorable game in the series. In January 1967, NFL champion Green Bay met AFL champion Kansas City in the first-ever Super Bowl.
-Bart Starr's two touchdown passes to Max McGee led the Packers to victory, 35-10, over the Chiefs in Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
-Though the two clubs collected the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports at the time, the inaugural Super Bowl was hardly the international event it has since become. More than 30,000 seats remained empty.
-Kansas City has dominated the series ever since. In fact, the Chiefs have a better regular-season record against the Packers (6-1-1) than any NFL team. The Jets are 8-2 all-time against Green Bay.
-Green Bay's only victory in the regular-season series came in 1987, a 23-3 victory in Kansas City.
-The Packers make their first trip to Kansas City since 1996. The only other active city in which Green Bay has waited longer to visit during the regular season is Cleveland (1995).
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy began his NFL coaching career in Kansas City, first as quality control/offensive assistant (1993-94) and later as quarterbacks coach (1995-98); McCarthy and Herm Edwards coached on the same staff in Kansas City for two seasons (1993-94), both of which resulted in playoff appearances...McCarthy also spent time in?Kansas City with Chiefs defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham (1995-98) and offensive coordinator Mike Solari (1997-98)...Other members of the Green Bay coaching staff who have coached in Kansas City include Mike Stock (1995-2000), Tom Clements (2000), Carl Hairston (1995-96; 2001-05) and Kurt Schottenheimer (1989-2000)...Clements coached two seasons in Buffalo (2004-05) with Chiefs linebackers coach Don Blackmon and defensive line coach and Wisconsin native Tim Krumrie...Packers personnel analyst John?Schneider spent three seasons (1997-99) in Kansas City as director of pro personnel...Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman and Chiefs center Casey Wiegmann both attended Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Parkersburg, Iowa (population 1,887) before starring at the University of Iowa...Rookies Justin Harrell (Packers) and Turk McBride (Chiefs) played on the defensive line together at Tennessee...Packers defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila went up againt Chiefs tackle Kyle Turley in practice at San Diego State...Packers rookie guard Allen Barbre from Missouri Southern State was raised in Granby, Mo., less than three hours from Arrowhead Stadium.
INDIVIDUALLY VS. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Quarterback Brett Favre is 0-3 lifetime against the Chiefs, the only NFL team Favre has yet to defeat...Favre has the opportunity to become one of three quarterbacks in NFL history to defeat all 31 teams; Tom Brady and Peyton Manning accomplished the feat in Week 8...In those three contests, Favre has thrown for 799 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions...Cornerback Charles Woodson, a former AFC West rival of the Chiefs, has picked off five career passes against Kansas City...Tight end Bubba Franks caught a touchdown pass in the 2003 meeting...Also in that game, linebacker Nick Barnett tallied 14 tackles.
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
Oct. 12, 2003, at Lambeau Field; Chiefs won 40-34 OT.
-Kansas City overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, then won after a crazy sequence of plays.
-The Packers had blocked a field goal attempt, but an ensuing Ahman Green fumble on first down gave possession back to the Chiefs.
-On the very next play, quarterback Trent Green found Eddie Kennison for a 51-yard game-winning touchdown pass.
-Green Bay built a commanding 31-14 lead heading into the fourth quarter but saw an end to their NFL record of 56 consecutive victories when leading by double digits at home.
-Kansas City safety Jerome Woods returned an interception 79 yards for a touchdown and also forced Green's fumble in overtime, setting up the winning pass.
LAST MEETING, AT KANSAS CITY
Nov. 10, 1996; Chiefs won 27-20.
-Green Bay came into the game riding high with an 8-1 mark but suffered one of only three blemishes during their Super Bowl run in Kansas City.
-The Chiefs got out to an early lead behind two Greg Hill touchdowns and took a 20-6 lead into halftime.
-Hill burned the Packers' defense once again - this time with a 24-yard touchdown run - for his third score on the day.
-Two Brett Favre touchdown passes, one each to Don Beebe and Derrick Mayes, brought the Packers within striking distance in the fourth quarter but were not enough to overcome the home side.