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Packers-Seahawks Press Box Notes


TONIGHT: The Packers play their first-ever game - preseason, regular season or playoffs - at Qwest Field...While Seattle rested many of its starters in last season's finale at Lambeau Field, the Packers have still won three consecutive games over the Seahawks, and four of their last five...The Packers are 3-1 against Mike Holmgren since he left for Seattle before the 1999 season, but have not faced him away from Lambeau Field until tonight (his first game against his former team, like tonight, was a Monday night tilt in 1999, the only previous prime-time meeting between these clubs)...The Packers haven't made the 1,640-mile flight to Seattle since 1996, when Holmgren guided the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XXXI and beat the Seahawks, 31-10, at the now-demolished Kingdome...For the second time in three years (also 2004), the Packers had an extra day of preparation during Thanksgiving week, not facing Seattle until Monday.

THE FIRST 10 GAMES: Records of Green Bay head coaches over their first 10 NFL games:

.500 Curly Lambeau, 1921-22 (5 -5-0)

.500 Ray Rhodes, 1999 (5-5-0)

.450 Phil Bengtson, 1968 (4-5-1)

.400 Lisle Blackbourn, 1954 (4-6-0)

.400 Mike Holmgren, 1992 (4-6-0)

.400 Vince Lombardi, 1959 (4-6-0)

.400 Mike McCarthy, 2006 (4-6-0)

.400 Mike Sherman, 2000 (4-6-0)

.350 Dan Devine, 1971 (3-6-1)

.300 Forrest Gregg, 1984 (3-7-0)

.300 Gene Ronzani, 1950 (3-7-0)

.200 Lindy Infante, 1988 (2-8-0)

.200 Bart Starr, 1975 (2-8-0)

.150 Scooter McLean, 1958 (1-8-1)

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Curtis Enis, Penn State - Chi (Rd. 1, No. 5)

Fred Taylor, Florida - Jax (Rd. 1 , No. 9)

Robert Edwards, Georgia - NE (RD. 1, No. 18)

John Avery, Mississippi - Mia (Rd. 1, No. 29)

Robert Holcombe, Illinois - StL (Rd. 2, No. 37)

Jon Ritchie, Stanford - Oak (Rd. 3, No. 63)

Skip Hicks, UCLA - Was (Rd. 3, No. 69)

Ahman Green, Nebraska - Sea (Rd. 3, No. 76)

Chris Floyd, Michigan - NE (Rd. 3, No. 81)

Rashaan Shehee, Washington - KC (Rd. 3, No. 88)

ROSTER MOVES: The Packers on Saturday signed No. 70 Tyson Walter, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound tackle/guard in his fifth season out of Ohio State, and placed rookie cornerback Will Blackmon (rib) on injured reserve. On Tuesday, Green Bay signed No. 8 Todd Bouman (BAU-man) to provide depth at quarterback after placing Aaron Rodgers (foot) on injured reserve.

ANOTHER ROOKIE STARTER: The Packers are expected to give Abdul Hodge, a rookie third-round draft choice, his first NFL start tonight. Because of a broken hand, middle linebacker Nick Barnett should miss his first start since Nov. 27, 2003, at Detroit - three years ago tonight, snapping a string of 46 straight starts. Hodge will become the sixth rookie to start a game for the Packers in 2006, joining offensive linemen Daryn Colledge, Tony Moll and Jason Spitz, wide receiver Greg Jennings and linebacker A.J. Hawk.

POOL REPORTERS: As appointed by the Professional Football Writers of America, Mike Sando of the Tacoma News Tribune is listed as the Qwest Field pool reporter.

NEXT WEEK: Green Bay returns home to face the Jets in a noon game that will go to most of the country as the first-half of CBS' Sunday double-header...Seattle, meanwhile, rekindles an AFC West rivalry with the Broncos, at Denver Sunday.



-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).

-With 187 more yards receiving, would reach 1,000 and join Lofton (5) and Sharpe (5) as one of three Packers ever with as many as four overall 1,000-yard seasons. Driver currently has three such seasons.

-Also by reaching 1,000, would join Lofton (3, 1983-85) and Sharpe (3, 1992-94) as one of three Packers ever with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

-Needs 13 catches to become only the sixth Packer with 400 career, joining Sharpe, Lofton, Hutson, Dowler and Freeman. Driver enters with 387 career receptions.

-Has a reception in 74 consecutive games, the franchise's second-longest streak behind Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).

4 BRETT FAVRE: On the NFL's all-time passing list...

-Is expected to play in his 234th straight game (254 including playoffs). He should start his 232nd consecutive game (252 including playoffs), extending the NFL's record among quarterbacks.

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


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


-On Green Bay's all-time sacks list, needs six to match Reggie White's career record, 681/2. Gbaja-Biamila enters with 621/2.

30 AHMAN GREEN: On Green Bay's all-time rushing list...

-Needs 461 rushing yards to surpass No. 1 Jim Taylor (8,207). Green enters with 7,747.

-Needs 356 rushing yards to reach 1,000 and surpass Jim Taylor's record of five overall 1,000-yard seasons. Green also has five.

-Needs one reception to surpass No. 8 Paul Coffman (322) on the teaam's all-time receiving list. Green enters with 322 in a Packers uniform.

-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 touchdowns to surpass No. 3 Sterling Sharpe (66). Green enters with 65 in a Packers uniform, having already surpassed No. 4 Paul Hornung (62) this season.

-Needs seven points to surpass No. 8 Sterling Sharpe (396) and 66 to surpass No. 7 Fred Cone (455). Green enters with 390, having already surpassed No. 10 Clarke Hinkle (379) and No. 9 Ted Fritsch (380) this season.


-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. With a second TD on an interception, would match No. 4 Johnny (Blood) McNally, who returned four. Harris enters with two.


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


-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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