AS A TEAM -
-For the first time since 1991, the Packers prepared for their final regular-season game knowing they would not play the following week.
-Green Bay will attempt to halt Seattle's 11-game winning streak. The Packers' longest streak ever halted was a 10-game run by the Lions, at Detroit on Nov. 25, 1934, a 3-0 final. Lambeau Field's longest streak ever stopped was Denver's nine-game run in 1996.
-If Tory Humphrey and Therrian Fontenot play, the Packers will have played 19 rookies this season. Last year, they played eight.
THE PACKERS OFFENSE:
-Needs 21 passing attempts (609 in 1994) and 21 completions (382 in 2004) to break the team's single-season records.
-Needs 295 gross passing yards to reach 4,000 for a second straight year.
-Needs to gain one first down by penalty to break the 1985 team record, 32. The Packers enter with 32.
THE PACKERS DEFENSE:
-Entered the weekend ranked first in the NFL against the pass and eighth overall. The Packers are bidding to extend their NFL record by leading the league in passing defense for a 10th season (also 1947-48, 1962, 1964-68 and 1996).
ACTIVE ROSTER TRANSACTIONS: The Packers on Wednesday placed LB Robert Thomas (No. 55) on injured reserve (quadricep). On Friday, the club placed WR Robert Ferguson (89) on injured reserve (knee) and promoted from the practice squad TE Tory Humphrey (49) and CB Therrian Fontenot (39). The Packers have now promoted nine players from the practice squad in '05.
INDIVIDUAL MARKS WITHIN REACH -
56 NICK BARNETT:
-Is expected to become the first player ever to lead the team in tackles over three consecutive seasons. His 184 this year are a team record.
80 DONALD DRIVER:
-Stands five catches and 106 yards away from surpassing his 2004 career bests (84 and 1,208, respectively). He enters with 80 receptions for 1,103 yards.
-With five catches, would become only the fourth Packers player ever with an 85-reception season, joining Sterling Sharpe (1989, 1992-94), Robert Brooks (1995)and Javon Walker (2004)
-Can catch a pass in a 64th consecutive game. The streak is already second-longest in team history behind Sterling Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).
4 BRETT FAVRE:
-Entered the weekend No. 1 in the NFL with 570 passing attempts. He could finish as the league leader for the second time (also 1999, when he had 595). Only two passers in Green Bay history have led the league in attempts more than one season: Arnie Herber (1932, 1934, 1936) and Tobin Rote (1954, 1956).
-Entered the weekend No. 1 in the NFL with 351 completions. He could finish as the league leader for the second time (also 1998, when he had 347). Only three passers in Green Bay history have led the league in completions more than one season: Arnie Herber (1932, 1934, 1936), Cecil Isbell (1941-42) and Tobin Rote (1954, 1956).
-Needs 26 passing attempts to surpass his 1999 career high, 595. He enters with 570 this season.
-Needs 13 completions to surpass his 1994 career high, 363. He enters with 351 this season. The 15th-year veteran has already completed passes to 18 targets; his previous season high was 16 in 1998.
-Will start a 221st consecutive game, extending his NFL record among quarterbacks. Also plays in a 223rd straight contest, the league's longest active streak excluding kickers and punters.
-Needs one TD pass to extend his NFL-record streak of seasons with at least 20 TD passes to 12.
-Needs five touchdown passes to become the second in NFL history with 400, joining Dan Marino (420). Favre enters with 395 in 224 NFL games. Marino reached the landmark in his 227th contest. Opponents have held Favre without a TD pass over a four-game stretch for the first time ever. His only other two-game drought was Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 1993.
-Needs 378 yards passing to reach 4,000 for a fifth time.