Packers-Redskins Week 6 Dope Sheet

Two of the surprise teams in the NFC thus far -- the 4-1 Packers and 3-1 Redskins -- square off at historic Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon. It marks the 249th consecutive regular-season sellout (263 including playoffs) at the NFL’s longest-tenured stadium. - More | Packers-Redskins Game Center Attending the game? Click here for all gameday information!


*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

A complete edition of the Dope Sheet will be available each week during the season in PDF format, located in the Game Centers.

Here are some highlights from the Packers-Redskins Week 6 Dope Sheet:*


-Two of the surprise teams in the NFC thus far - the 4-1 Packers and 3-1 Redskins - square off at historic Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon. It marks the 249th consecutive regular-season sellout (263 including playoffs) at the NFL's longest-tenured stadium.

-The Packers saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end Sunday night against Chicago in a 27-20 loss, while Washington comes off a 34-3 victory over Detroit.

-Green Bay also saw its six-game winning streak against NFC North opponents snapped. Prior to Sunday, the Packers' last division loss came against the Bears at Lambeau Field in the 2006 season opener.

-Green Bay achieved a 4-0 start for the ninth time in team history. Seven of those Packers teams went on to win an NFL championship (1929, '30, '31, '44, '62, '65, and 1966).

-Luckily for the Packers, former GM Ron Wolf was not discouraged by Brett Favre's first career appearance against Washington. Favre got his most extensive playing time as a 1991 rookie with the Falcons, at RFK Stadium, going 0-for-4 with two INTs in a 56-17 loss to the Redskins.

-Joe Gibbs returns to Lambeau Field for the first time since 1986, when he and quarterback Jay Schroeder registered a 16-7 win. Three years earlier in Green Bay, Gibbs and Joe Theismann sustained a 48-47 loss in the highest-scoring game in Monday Night Football history.


-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 Kenny Albert joins color analyst 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 as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio as part of the network's NFL Sunday Drive.


-For the first time in his illustrious career, Favre has thrown for 300 yards-or-more in three consecutive games. With a 322-yard effort against Chicago, Favre now has 51 career 300-yard passing games.

-Favre has thrown for 1,035 yards over the past three contests - the most passing yards over a three-game stretch in his 17-year career.

-Much of the Packers' offensive success can be traced to Favre's precision passing. Between a second-quarter interception against the Giants (Week 2) and a third-quarter interception against the Bears (Week 5), Favre had attempted 142 consecutive passes without an interception - the third-longest streak of his career. During the interception-free streak, he threw nine touchdown passes.

No. Attempts (Date Began - Ended)

163 (12/10/1995 - 9/15/1996)

148 (12/16/2001 - 9/15/2002)

142 (9/16/2007 - 10/7/2007)

126 (12/14/1997 - 9/20/1998)

125 (11/12/1995 - 12/3/1995)


-Green Bay put up more yardage on offense than it had all season - 439 total net yards - and surrendered just two yards more - 285 - than its best defensive outing of the season, but could not overcome five turnovers against the rival Bears on Sunday night.

-The Packers had won the turnover battle in each of their first three games and came out even in their fourth win against Minnesota.

-Green Bay did not have a giveaway in the victory over San Diego. The team was 3-0 last season in games without a giveaway.

-Over a longer stretch, the team has won 25 of 26 games playing turnover-free football, since a loss at Minnesota, Dec. 1, 1997. Green Bay's only loss in such games during that stretch was a 23-20 defeat at Minnesota, Oct. 23, 2005.

-Including playoffs, the Packers have won 28 of their last 29 games without a giveaway.


-Favre celebrates his 38th birthday on Wednesday. Rookie DeShawn Wynn, No. 1 on the depth chart at tailback, celebrates a birthday one day earlier on Tuesday. Wynn turns 24.

-Despite being the oldest starting quarterback in the NFL, Brett Favre has shown no signs of fatigue. He continues his iron-man streak of consecutive starts - 243 regular-season games in a row should he start Sunday - and has led the league in passing attempts the past two seasons.

-Heading into action this weekend, Favre leads the NFL in completions, attempts and passing yards.


-Having always been a key ingredient to the success of the Packers, Green Bay's special teams unit has seen a remarkable improvement this season.

-In Rick Gosselin's annual Dallas Morning News rankings, which objectively grades teams by their rankings in 22 kicking-game categories, Green Bay finished seventh both in 1996 and 1997. The Packers reached the Super Bowl both seasons.

-More recently, the Packers ranked 8th in 2003 and 9th in 2004. Both years they made the playoffs.

-For the past two seasons, Green Bay has ranked last in the NFL in Gosselin's rankings.

-The coverage units have been excellent thus far. Through five games, the Packers rank first in opponent punt return average and second in opponent kickoff return average.

-An area of emphasis all offseason, the unit got things going early in Week 1 by accounting for all 16 points. Cornerback Jarrett Bush delivered a crushing hit on Eagles return man Greg Lewis. The muffed punt bounced back 20 yards into the end zone, where it was recovered by linebacker Tracy White. Both White (No. 1) and Bush (No. 3) were among the team leaders in special teams tackles in 2006. Bush recovered another muffed punt in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning field goal.

-Rookie kicker Mason Crosby has connected on 9-of-10 field goal attempts on the season and has displayed a powerful kickoff leg. His seven touchbacks rank fifth in the NFL.

-Though the team has been unable to put cornerback Will Blackmon on return duties, fellow defensive back Tramon Williams has filled in nicely. His 65-yard kickoff return in Week 5 against Chicago was the longest return by a Packer since Robert Ferguson's 71-yard kickoff return at Indianapolis (Sept. 26, 2004).



Packers vs. Washington Redskins:

All-time regular season: 16-12-1

All-time postseason: 1-1-0

All-time, at Lambeau Field: 4-2-0

Streaks: The Packers have won the last three meetings in the series.

Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 31, 2004, at FedExField; Packers won, 28-14

Last meeting, regular season, at Lambeau Field: Oct. 20, 2002; Packers won, 30-9


Mike McCarthy: 12-9-0, .571; second NFL season

Joe Gibbs: 165-94-0, .637; 16th NFL season

Head to Head: Never met

vs. Opponent: McCarthy 0-0 vs. Redskins; Gibbs 2-2 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.

-Spent six seasons as an offensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints (2000-04) and

-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.

JOE GIBBS...In fourth year as the Redskins' 21st head coach.

-Previously coached the Redskins for 12 seasons (1981-92), guiding the team to four Super Bowl appearances and three championships.

-Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996.

-Served as an assistant with the Cardinals, Bucs and Chargers before joining the Redskins in 1981.

-Left Washington in 1993 to spend more time with his family and pursue work with his NASCAR?team, established in 1991. His drivers won the Daytona 500 in 1992 (Dale Jarrett) and Winston Cups in 2000 (Bobby Labonte) and 2002 (Tony Stewart).


-The Packers first met the Redskins, then the Boston Braves, in 1932, five days after Franklin D. Roosevelt won his first presidential election.

-Green Bay won that initial meeting, 21-0, in a year when the Packers would've claimed a fourth consecutive league championship. Before playoffs began in 1933, the NFL determined league champions based on standings, and had tie games counted like they do today, the Packers' winning percentage would've been first.

-The two clubs met several times in the early years, most memorably in the 1936 NFL championship game. That year, Redskins owner George Preston Marshall, upset with his fans' lack of support, was moving his team to Washington and didn't want to host the championship in Boston. So, the NFL moved the game to New York's Polo Grounds, where Green Bay claimed its fourth title, 21-6.

-In the other playoff meeting in the series, an NFC divisional game on Christmas Eve 1972, Bill Kilmer hit Roy Jefferson on a 32-yard TD pass, and Curt Knight kicked three field goals in a 16-3 Washington win, spoiling the Packers' Central Division crown.

-The Packers and Redskins played the highest scoring game in Monday Night Football history on Oct. 17, 1983, at Lambeau Field, in a game that featured 11 touchdowns, 11 extra points and six field goals.

-The Packers own a three-game series winning streak (2001-04). That streak began at Lambeau Field, Sept. 24, 2001, the historic first Monday night game after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Packers have outscored Washington 95-23 in the three games.


-McCarthy and Redskins associate head coach/offense Al Saunders worked together for six seasons on the offensive staff in Kansas City (1993-98); also on that Kansas City staff was Packers special teams coordinator Mike Stock, defensive line coach Carl Hairston and secondary coach Kurt Schottenheimer...Stock spent three seasons in Washington (2001-03) as special teams coach...Schottenheimer spent one season with the Redskins (2001) as defensive coordinator...Packers defensive tackles coach Robert Nunn spent one season in Washington (2003) as defensive line coach...Redskins assistant head coach/offense Joe Bugel coached four seasons with the Houston Oilers (1977-80) during Packers GM Ted Thompson's 10-year playing career with the Oilers (1975-84)...Packers personnel analyst John?Schneider spent one season with the Redskins (2001) as vice president of player personnel...Packers long-snapper Rob Davis is a Washington, D.C. native and attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Md. ...Packers LB Tracy White attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. ...Aaron Rouse, a third-round draft choice by the Packers, grew up in the Tidewater area as a Virginia Beach, Va., native...Redskins C Casey Rabach is a Sturgeon Bay, Wis., native and graduate of Wisconsin; he played alongside Packers T Mark Tauscher on the Badgers' offensive line in 1999.


-Despite throwing more interceptions (6) than touchdown passes (4) against the Redskins, Favre has won all three of his starts against the club...Favre passed for 236 yards and three touchdowns against Washington in 2001; departed early in the '02 contest with a knee sprain after a LaVar Arrington sack...Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila established a career high with seven solo tackles against the Redskins (Oct. 20, 2002); also had two sacks in the game...Cornerback Al Harris has two career interceptions against Washington - one with Philadelphia ('99) and the other with Green Bay ('04).


Oct. 31, 2004, at FedExField; Packers won 28-14.

-Al Harris' fourth quarter interception set up the insurance score to cap a 28-14 victory that pulled Green Bay back to .500 after a 1-4 start.

-The Packers scored on their first three possessions to take a commanding 17-0 lead, but two interceptions set up Washington touchdowns to pull the Redskins within striking distance.

-Harris' interception came one play after a fourth-quarter Washington penalty nullified the go-ahead touchdown. Ahman Green's 11-yard touchdown run sealed the victory for Green Bay.

-The Packers gained 361 yards against the NFL's No. 1 ranked defense, becoming the first team to tally more than 300 yards against Washington on the season.


Oct. 20, 2002; Packers won 30-9.

-Ahman Green recorded the first three-touchdown performance of his career as the Packers won their fifth straight game.

-The victory was overshadowed by an injury to Brett Favre in the third quarter. After a LaVar Arrington sack, Favre was carted off the field and did not return. An MRI the following day revealed no significant damage to his knee.

-Green rushed for two first-half touchdowns as the Packers held a 17-6 halftime advantage.

-Backup Doug Pederson replaced Favre in the third quarter and led the team on three scoring drives to close out the game.

-Kicker Ryan Longwell connected on three field goals as the Packers improved to 6-1 on the season.

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