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Packers-Patriots Press Box Notes


TODAY: For the second time in three weeks, the Packers have an opportunity to reach .500. After opening the year 1-4, Green Bay has won three of its last four games...No team has waited longer to play a regular-season game at Lambeau Field than New England - 27 years. When the Patriots last played a regular-season league game in Green Bay, in 1979, several of the Packers' current players were not yet born...With only two INTs over his last five games, and seven on the season, Brett Favre is on pace to throw 12.4 in 2006. His career low is 13 (1992, 1995 and 1996).

CONSECUTIVE LOSSES: Only five teams in history, including the 21st century Patriots and the World War II Packers, have been able to play at least 57 games without consecutive losses:

81 Green Bay Packers 1938-45

70 Chicago Bears 1931-36

67 Dallas Cowboys 1965-70

60 San Francisco 49ers 1995-99

CAMPBELL TO BECOME NO. 199: At Tampa Bay this afternoon, Washington's Jason Campbell will become the 199th other quarterback to start an NFL game since Brett Favre launched his streak, Sept. 27, 1992 (Elias Sports Bureau).

-Including veterans, Campbell will become the 16th quarterback to make a starting debut for his team in 2006. Included among those 16 are eight - Campbell, San Diego's Philip Rivers, Oakland's Andrew Walter, Arizona's Matt Leinart, Tampa Bay's Bruce Gradkowski, Tennessee's Vince Young, Seattle's Seneca Wallace and Dallas' Tony Romo - who have made their first NFL starts this season.

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED: Donald Driver's 82-yard touchdown catch Sunday at Minnesota was his third career TD reception of 80-or-more yards, tying a Packers' record. Billy Howton (two in 1952, one in 1953), Max McGee (1954, 1958, 1959) and Carroll Dale (1966, 1967 and 1970) also caught three TD passes of at least 80 yards for the Packers.

HONORARY CAPTAIN: Former defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, a member of the Super Bowl XXXI championship team.

PREGAME INFORMATION: Erin Boheme a teenage jazz singer from Oshkosh, will perform our national anthem. At the end of the presentation,a pair of U.S. Navy E-2C Hawkeye aircrafts, one of which will be piloted by QB Ingle Martin's uncle, Lt. Cmdr. Chris Martin, will fly by. (*See photos*)

POOL REPORTERS: As appointed by the Professional Football Writers of America, Cliff Christl of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Mike Vandermause (alternate) of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

NEXT WEEK: The Packers make their first-ever appearance at Seattle's Qwest Field, a Monday night contest (7:30 CST, ESPN) ...Credential applications for the contest at Seattleare due by noon tomorrow...New England plays for the first time on its new FieldTurf surface, hosting another NFC North club, Chicago, in a "flexed" contest that now begins at 4:15 p.m. EST?Sunday on FOX.



-Will play in his 145th consecutive game and surpass No. 6 Ryan Longwell (1997-2005) on the team's list of longest games-played streaks.


-Has 30 career TD receptions from Brett Favre. The duo needs two to reach No. 5 (tie) Lynn Dickey-James Lofton and Favre-Robert Brooks?(both 32).

-Needs 15 catches to become only the sixth Packer with 400 career, joining Sharpe, Lofton, Hutson, Dowler and Freeman. Driver enters with 385.

-Needs 28 receptions at Lambeau Field to surpass the stadium's all-time leader, Antonio Freeman (213). Driver enters with 186 career catches at Lambeau, having already surpassed No. 2 James Lofton (178) and No. 3 Sterling Sharpe (174) this season.

-Has a reception in 73 consecutive games, the franchise's second-longest streak behind Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).


-Is expected to play in his 233rd straight game (253 including playoffs). He should start his 231st consecutive game (251 including playoffs), extending the NFL's record among quarterbacks.

-Is 19-7 (.731) in Lambeau Field starts vs. AFC?teams.

-Including Super Bowl XXXI, is 3-1 with a 95.5 passer rating in four career games vs. New England (79-for-135, 926 yards, nine TD, two INT).

-Needs 11 TDs to match Dan Marino's NFL record, 420. Favre enters with 409.


-Is expected to play in his 100th NFL game.

-Needs two TD receptions at Lambeau Field to tie No. 3 Robert Brooks (17) and five to tie No. 2 Sterling Sharpe (20) on the stadium's all-time list. Franks enters with 15 Lambeau Field TD receptions. Donald Driver has 12.

-Needs one TD reception to reach 30 career. In team history, only 11 previous players have reached the milestone, including Donald Driver this season.


-The Packers are 26-5 (.839) when he has 100-plus rushing yards.

-Needs 7 receiving yards to surpass No. 1 Gerry Ellis (2,514) on the team's all-time offensive backs list. Green enters with 2,508.

-Needs two overall TDs to surpass No. 3 Sterling Sharpe (66). Green enters with 65 in a Packers uniform.

-Green (390) needs seven points to surpass No. 8 Sterling Sharpe (396).


-Needs to return one interception for a touchdown to tie No. 5 Charley Brock, Doug Hart and Ken Ellis (all with three) on Green Bay's all-time career list.


-Needs one game played to surpass No. 5 LeRoy Butler (181) on the team's all-time list. Henderson enters with 181 in 12 seasons.


-Can become the first Packers rookie with four TD receptions since Ed West (TE) had four in 1984. The last rookie WR was James Lofton (six in 1978).


-Needs one tackle to surpass his 2005 single-season career best, 67. Manuel enters the weekend with 67 this year.


-Needs seven catches, 27 yards and two touchdowns to surpass his respective 2005 career bests.


-Needs three passes defensed for 100 career.

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