Packers-Eagles Press Box Notes

-QUARTERBACK BRETT FAVRE, with one touchdown pass this afternoon, would tie Dan Marino (32) for second place all-time in NFL postseason TD passes. Favre threw his 31st in last weekend's 33-27, overtime Wild Card victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

Marino authored 32 for scores in 18 playoff games. Favre today is playing in his 19th postseason game.

Joe Montana is the career leader with 45 TD passes, in 23 games.


-WITH A SCORING THROW, FAVRE also would extend his new NFL postseason record for consecutive games with a TD pass. Previously tied with Marino at 13, he posted his 14th in last week's Wild Card victory with a 23-yard scoring strike to tight end Bubba Franks.


-FAVRE ALSO NEEDS pass for only six yards today to supplant Marino in third place for most postseason yards passing. He enters the game with 4,506 and 4 yards behind Marino (4,510).


-NO. 4 WILL SET A RECORD by merely lining up under center for the Packers' first offensive snap in this afternoon's game. It will mark his 19th postseason game, extending his Green Bay career record.

Retired offensive tackle Earl Dotson is second on the list, having played in 15 postseason contests, a number nose tackle Gilbert Brown (14) can match by playing today.


-THE STREAKS CONTINUE: Favre additionally is playing in his 210th consecutive game and making his 208th consecutive start, including the postseason. The totals include 191 consecutive games and 189 consecutive starts in regular-season play.


-PORTENTOUS? The last (and only other) time the Packers were involved in a playoff game on Jan. 11 (Jan. 11,1998), they defeated the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at San Francisco, 23-10, to qualify for Super Bowl XXXII against the Denver Broncos.


-RUNNING BACK AHMAN GREEN, who set a Packers single-season record with 10 100-yard rushing games during the '03 campaign, comes into this afternoon's contest seeking his first 100-yard game in postseason play. He has come close twice - both times following the '01 season, gaining 86 yards in 21 attempts during the Packers' 25-15 Wild Card victory over San Francisco in Lambeau Field Jan. 13, 2002, and 94 yards in 16 attempts in a 45-17 divisional playoff loss to the Rams at St. Louis Jan. 20, 2002.

Overall, Green has rushed for 280 yards in 71 attempts in four Packers postseason appearances, an average of 3.94 yards per carry. He also has caught 16 passes for 114 yards.


-GREEN OWNS the second-longest run from scrimmage in the Packers' playoff history, a 49-yard excursion he registered in the 2001 divisional playoff against the Rams at St. Louis (Jan. 20, 2002).

Hall of Famer James Lofton holds title to the longest such run in team annals, a 71-yard scoring reverse in a second-round playoff game against the Cowboys at Dallas Jan. 16, 1983.


-FACE-TO-FACE, Green had what now is the second most productive rushing performance of his NFL career in the Packers' regular-season meeting Nov. 10, gaining a then-club record 192 yards in 29 attempts (a 6.6-yard average). He subsequently surpassed that effort with a 218-yard explosion against Denver in the Packers' regular season finale Dec. 28.


-GREEN RUSHED FOR 150 yards or more in five games over the season, including 160 vs. Detroit Sept. 14, 176 at Chicago Sept. 29, 192 vs. Philadelphia Nov. 10, 154 vs. San Francisco Nov. 23 and 218 vs. Denver Dec. 28.


-WIDE RECEIVER ANTONIO FREEMAN enters today's game as the possessor of six Packers game and career postseason records. His career bests include most pass receptions (47), longest pass reception (81 yards vs. New England in Super Bowl XXXI, Jan. 26, 1997), most receiving yards (748), most touchdown receptions (10) and most consecutive games having a touchdown reception (5).

Freeman also shares with Edgar Bennett the record for most receptions in a single game, 9. Bennett set the record against Dallas, Jan. 16 1994, and Freeman tied it against Denver in Super Bowl XXXII Jan. 25, 1998.


-ANDY REID is the fifth former Packers player or assistant coach to serve as head coach of the Birds. Walt Kiesling (1943) was the first, followed by Hugh Devore (1956-57), Nick Skorich (1961-63), Ray Rhodes (1992-93) and Reid, who took over the Eagles in 1999.

Kiesling, a guard, played for the Packers in 1935 and 1936, helping them win an NFL Championship in '36, and returned to serve on Curly Lambeau's coaching staff from 1945 through '48. Devore was a member of Gene Ronzani's Packers staff in 1953 and Skorich of Ray "Scooter" McLean's staff in 1958. Rhodes (1992-93) and Reid (1992-98) both served on Mike Holmgren's staff during his seven-year tenure as head coach.


-THE PACKERS SET their all-time, single-game yardage record on their last winning visit to Philadelphia. That was on Nov. 11, 1962, when they amassed 628 yards (294 rushing and 334 passing) en route to a 49-0 victory.


-RETURN TO 'FRANKLIN': The Packers were back in Franklin Field Saturday - for practice. They staged their customary Saturday "mock game" there - site of the 1960 NFL Championship Game between the Packers and the Eagles - in preparation for today's Divisional Playoff against Philadelphia at the new Lincoln Financial Field.

Franklin Field remains the home field for University of Pennsylvania football, as well as soccer and lacrosse.

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