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Packers-Rams Press Box Notes


TONIGHT: Brett Favre makes historic start No. 200 in his streak, longest ever by an NFL quarterback...The Packers, controllers of their own destiny as leaders of the NFC North, bid for a sixth straight win. Green Bay opened 1-4...Green Bay gets the Rams on grass for the first time since St. Louis exploded into the offensive record books under Mike Martz in 1999. The last time the Rams visited Green Bay was 1997, a 17-7 Packers win on the road to Super Bowl XXXII. On turf in their last two meetings (2003 regular season, and 2001 NFC Divisional playoff), St. Louis outscored Green Bay 79-41, capitalizing on 12 Packers turnovers. The Rams compiled a plus-nine turnover ratio in the two contests...The NFL's top coaches from the Class of 2000 meet. On Nov. 14, both Mike Sherman and Martz registered career win No. 50, tied for 18th fastest in NFL history with Mike Shanahan (78 games).

FAVRE'S NUMBERS OVER THE STREAK: Over his first 199 starts in his NFL-record quarterback streak, Brett Favre has completed 4,156 of 6,754 passes for 47,910 yards, 363 TDs and 217 interceptions, and compiled a 131-68 record.

-Ben Steele Nov. 21 became the 69th player to catch a pass from Favre during the quarterback's streak.

-Most receptions from Favre during his streak (Since Sept. 27, 1992):

Player - No., Yds, TD

A.Freeman - 426, 6589, 57

R.Brooks - 295, 4105, 32

S.Sharpe - 291, 3557, 40

D.Levens - 269, 2073, 16

A.Green - 260, 2037, 13

W.Henderson - 255, 1908, 12

E.Bennett - 235, 1875, 10

B.Schroeder - 220, 3379, 19

D.Driver - 207, 2813, 17

M.Chmura - 184, 2227, 16



-Will play in a 202nd consecutive game (221 including playoffs) and make his 200th consecutive start (219 including playoffs), 84 more than the next-closest streak on the all-time quarterbacks list, 116 by Ron Jaworski (1977-84).

-Needs one TD pass to reach 20 on the season and surpass Dan Marino's NFL record for most consecutive seasons with at least 20. Marino did it 10 straight years, from 1983-92. Favre's also done it 10 straight years (1994-2003).

-Can extend his streak of games with a TD pass to 36, the NFL's second-longest streak behind Johnny Unitas' 47-game stretch (1956-60), one of the most revered marks in sports history.

-Needs 12 attempts to claim Warren Moon's No. 3 spot (6,823) on the NFL's all-time list. Favre enters tonight with 6,812 career attempts.

-Needs 374 passing yards to register a 13th career 3,000-yard season and tie Dan Marino (13) for most all-time.


-Needs one reception to surpass No. 4 Rich McGeorge (175) on the team's all-time tight ends list. Franks enters the week with 175.

-Needs one touchdown reception to surpass No. 2 Ed West (25) on the team's all-time tight ends list. Franks enters the week with 25.


-Needs 121 yards rushing to post a fifth 1,000-yard season and tie Jim Taylor's franchise record (both overall and consecutive, Taylor also did it five straight years, 1960-64).

-Needs 46 carries for 1,500 career.

-Needs two rushing TDs for 50 career.

-Needs four rushing TDs to surpass No. 2 Paul Hornung (50) on the all-time franchise list. Green enters the week with 47.

-Needs two overall TDs to tie No. 4 Paul Hornung (62) on the all-time Green Bay list. Green enters the week with 60.

-Needs five receptions to surpass No. 1 Dorsey Levens (271) on the Packers' all-time list among backs. Green enters the week with 267. William Henderson enters with 268.


-If Ahman Green gains 121 yards rushing, Henderson would break Howard Griffith's NFL record among fullbacks by blocking for a 1,000-yard rusher in a seventh overall season. Griffith blocked for Terrell Davis, Olandis Gary, Mike Anderson, Anthony Johnson and Jerome Bettis.

-Needs four receptions to surpass No. 1 Dorsey Levens (271) on the Packers' all-time list among backs. Henderson enters the week with 268. Ahman Green enters with 267.


-Needs to hit his first PAT to surpass No. 1 Chris Jacke (134, 1990-94) among the team's all-time streaks. Entering the week, Longwell has hit 134 straight, dating to Dec. 23, 2001.

-Needs three field goals for 200 career.


-Can make his 100th career start.

-Needs one touchdown to surpass both Bobby Dillon and Doug Hart (five) for second on the team's defensive TD list. Herb Adderley leads with seven defensive TDs. Sharper enters the week with five.


-Needs 20 receiving yards for 2,000 career.

-Needs 55 yards to record his first career 1,000-yard season. Would become only the second 1,000-yard receiver in Green Bay under Mike Sherman (also Donald Driver in 2002).

ROSTER MOVES: The Packers Saturday re-signed LB Nick Rogers (No. 55) and LB Torrance Marshall (hamstring) on injured reserve. Today, Green Bay has promoted FB Vonta Leach (No. 48, pronounced "von-TAY") from the practice squad and placed RB Walter Williams (ankle) on IR.

RAMS ROSTER MOVE HAS GREEN BAY TIES: St. Louis Friday released former Packers punter Sean Landeta and replaced him with Green Bay Preble High School graduate Kevin Stemke (No. 2).

GET WELL SOON, BUD: The Green Bay Packers organization sends get-well wishes to Bud Lea of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lee, released last week from Columbia St. Mary's Hospital-Ozaukee, was treated several weeks for an illness. Lea is in his 50th season covering the Packers.

TONIGHT'S NATIONAL ANTHEM: Jimmy Wayne, a Dreamworks Nashville country singer/songwriter, will sing the Star Spangled Banner.

AT THE GATES: Northwest Airlines, giving away four Pro Bowl trips tonight, is distributing Hawaiian Leis to fans entering the stadium.

HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT: The Packers Women's Association sponsors its annual halftime dance performance.

POOL REPORTERS: Cliff Christl of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is the home pool reporter. Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette is the alternate.

NEXT WEEK: Looking to avenge a disheartening 20-17 overtime loss in the 2003 playoffs, Green Bay returns to Lincoln Financial Field to meet the NFC's best team, a 3:15 kickoff Sunday afternoon...The Rams return home to host NFC West rival San Francisco, a noon kickoff Sunday.

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