Packers-Seahawks Week 6 Dope Sheet

In the midst of its first three-game losing streak since 2006, Green Bay looks to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon at Qwest Field against the Seattle Seahawks. Sunday will be viewed as a must-win for both clubs. Both were division champions a season ago and are off to slow starts this season. - More Find Tickets | Packers-Seahawks Game Center


*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.

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**GREEN BAY (2-3) at SEATTLE (1-3)

Sunday, Oct. 12 | Qwest Field | 1:15 p.m. PDT / 3:15 p.m. CDT**


-In the midst of its first three-game losing streak since 2006, Green Bay looks to get back on the winning track Sunday afternoon at Qwest Field against the Seattle Seahawks.

-Last weekend, Green Bay fell at home to the Atlanta Falcons, 27-24, and subsequently fell to second place in the NFC North.

-Winners of nine of their last 12 road games, the Packers head into one of the league's toughest venues.

-Sunday will be viewed as a must-win for both clubs. Both were division champions a season ago and are off to slow starts this season.

-Sunday also has the potential to be the last time the Packers face former head coach Mike Holmgren. Holmgren, 2-4 against the Packers since arriving in Seattle in 1999, spent seven seasons in Green Bay (1992-98). He guided the Packers to two Super Bowl appearances, including a victory in Super Bowl XXXI, and six consecutive postseason appearances. Holmgren announced last January that this season would be his last in Seattle.

-Green Bay and Seattle got together last season for one of the most memorable postseason games in recent NFL history. Played in near white-out conditions thanks to a heavy snowstorm, the Packers defeated the Seahawks 42-20 at Lambeau Field in the NFC Divisional round.

-The teams previously met in another memorable playoff game in the 2003 NFC Wild Card round. It remains the only postseason game in league history to be ended by a sudden-death defensive score.

-Including the two postseason victories, the Packers have won four of the last five meetings between the clubs. The loss came in 2006 at Qwest Field - the franchise's lone appearance at the stadium.

-Coming off a 44-6 defeat to the New York Giants, Seattle comes into the game 1-3 and in third place in the NFC West.


-FOX Sports enters its 15th season as an NFL network television partner and will air the contest to a regional audience.

-Play-by-play man Chris Rose joins color analyst JC Pearson in the booth with Nischelle Turner 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 duo are in their 10th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 47 markets in six states.

-Sports USA Radio Network will air the game across the country. Larry Kahn (play-by-play) and Terry Donahue (analyst) will call the action. Troy West is the sideline reporter.

-For out-of-town listeners, the broadcast is available to NFL Field Pass subscribers on as well as on Sirius Satellite Radio (channel 127 WTMJ feed) as part of the network's NFL Sunday Drive.

-DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on channel 713.


Just two weeks ago, Green Bay was hoping to avoid consecutive losses for the first time in 23 games. Now, it faces a week of practice and film study after a third consecutive loss.

-The team's last losing streak was when it lost three consecutive games in 2006 (Weeks 11-13).

-So how did McCarthy and the Packers respond then? They reeled off four straight victories to end the season. Carrying over into 2007, the team won eight consecutive games before its next loss.

-The Packers haven't lost four consecutive games since 2005 when they dropped the first four games of the season. They finished 4-12.

-The Packers also lost four straight games in 2004 en route to a 1-5 start. The team won nine of its last 11 games to finish atop the NFC North with a 10-6 record.

-Green Bay's last 2-3 start came in 2000, Mike Sherman's first year as head coach. The Packers finished 9-7, with a playoff berth eluding them on the final day of the season.


-All of Green Bay's next three opponents are playoff teams from a year ago, and this tough stretch of the schedule begins at one of the league's loudest venues: Qwest Field.

-Since the Seahawks began play at Qwest Field in 2002, they own a 37-13 (.740) record at the stadium. It is notoriously known as the stadium which induces the most false-start penalties by visiting teams.

-Since Head Coach Mike McCarthy arrived in 2006, the Packers have been one of the league's toughest road teams. Green Bay has actually played better on the road (12-6) than at home (11-8) under McCarthy.

-Tough road trips still remain to Tennessee (Week 9), New Orleans (Week 12) and Jacksonville (Week 15), as well as division foes Minnesota (Week 10) and Chicago (Week 16).

-The Packers have won nine of their last 12 road games. A look at the top road teams in the NFL since McCarthy took over in 2006:

Team, W-L record (Pct.)

New England, 17-1 (.944)

Dallas, 14-4 (.778)

N.Y. Giants, 13-4 (.765)

Indianapolis, 13-5 (.722)

Green Bay, 12-6 (.667)

Chicago, 11-7 (.611)

San Diego, 11-7 (.611)


-The Packers lead all of the NFL with four touchdowns on returns.

-Things got going in Week 1 with CB Will Blackmon's 76-yard punt return against Minnesota.

-CB Charles Woodson and S Nick Collins both returned interceptions for touchdowns against Detroit in Week 2. Woodson returned another interception for a score at Tampa in Week 4.

-NFC North rival Chicago, New Orleans and Tampa Bay all rank No. 2 with three touchdowns on returns.


-Some of the good, bad and strange statistics through five games:

-Of the 58 offensive drives for the Packers, they have gone 3-and-out 16 times (27.6%). That ranks 23rd among all NFL teams. Arizona leads the league with a 3-and-out series on just 11.1% of its drives.

-On defense, the Packers have forced a 3-and-out seven times on 61 series. That percentage (11.5%) ranks last in the league. New England leads all teams by forcing a 3-and-out on 40.5% of series.

-The Packers defense has allowed 100 first downs. Only San Francisco (103) has allowed more first downs. Additionally, the defense has surrendered 12 first downs via penalty. That ties San Diego for the most first downs allowed by penalty in the NFL.

-If it's third down, look for a big play from QB Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense. Rodgers ranks third among all NFL signal callers in third-down rating (29-of-47, 411 yards, 111.8 rating).

-In fact, eight of Rodgers' nine TD passes have come on third down. Five different receivers have caught a score thus far.

-An area of strength? How about the red zone. Green Bay ranks second in the NFC in red-zone offense (63.6%) and fourth on defense (33.3%).

-It might seem an alarming statistic that Green Bay's offense has been in the red zone just once in the past two games. However, Rodgers has thrown four TD passes over 20 yards - three to Greg Jennings and one to Donald Driver.



Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks:

All-time regular season: 6-5-0

All-time, postseason: 2-0

All-time, in Seattle: 1-2 (0-1 Qwest Field)

Streaks: Packers have won four of the last five meetings.

Last meeting: Jan. 12, 2008 (2007 NFC Divisional playoff), at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 42-20

Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 27, 2006, at Qwest Field; Seahawks won, 34-24


Mike McCarthy: 24-15-0, .615, (incl. 1-1 postseason); 3rd NFL season

Mike Holmgren: 171-113-0, .602 (incl. 13-11 postseason); 17th NFL season (10th Seattle)

Head to Head: 1-1

vs. Opponent: McCarthy 1-1 vs. Seahawks; Holmgren 2-4 vs. Packers

MIKE McCARTHY...Is in third 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.

-Honored as the 2007 Motorola NFL Coach of the Year and NFL Alumni Coach of the Year.

-Became the first Packers coach since Vince Lombardi to lead the team to a championship game in his second season.

-Tied franchise record for most victories by a coach in his first two seasons (21).

MIKE HOLMGREN...Is in 10th year as the Seahawks' sixth head coach.

-Earned a postseason trip in 2007 for the fifth consecutive season, a streak including his third career Super Bowl berth and Seattle's first following the 2005 campaign.

-Posted his seventh winning season in Seattle in 2007, including his fifth division title.

-Joined the Seahawks after a seven-year tenure as head coach in Green Bay (1992-98), during which he led the Packers to three straight NFC Championship Games, two Super Bowl appearances and one Super Bowl victory (XXXI).


-The two clubs have met just 13 times, including the regular season and playoffs, since Seattle entered the National Football League in 1976.

-Last year's playoff meeting was the second in the postseason. Both were at Lambeau Field and won by the Packers.

-Other than the fact that they simply haven't played very often, which has changed with Seattle's shift to the NFC in 2002, most differences stop there. Much of Seattle's front office, their coaching staff and even their starting quarterback inaugurated their NFL careers or built their reputations with a stop at 1265 Lombardi Avenue.

-The Packers have visited Seattle just three times previously, including a prime time contest during McCarthy's inaugural season in Green Bay in 2006, won by the Seahawks.

-The movement west, beginning with Mike Holmgren in 1999, reversed itself in some respects, as Packers GM Ted Thompson and personnel men John Dorsey and John Schneider have returned to Green Bay after stops in Seattle.


Packers GM Ted Thompson spent five seasons (2000-04) as the Seahawks' vice president of football operations...Packers personnel analyst John Schneider (2000) and director of college scouting John Dorsey (1999) both worked in Seattle's front office...Green Bay assistant head coach/linebackers Winston Moss played his final three seasons in Seattle (1995-97) and began his coaching career with the Seahawks as defensive quality control in 1998...Seahawks assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Gil Haskell (1992-97), defensive coordinator John Marshall (1980-82) and tight ends coach Jim Lind (1992-98) coached previously in Green Bay...Former Packers GM Ron Wolf selected Matt Hasselbeck in the sixth round of the 1998 draft; the quarterback spent his first three seasons in Green Bay, including his rookie campaign on the Packers' practice squad. McCarthy was his position coach during the 1999 season...Seahawks P Jon Ryan and WR Koren Robinson both played for the Packers in 2006-07, while Seattle G Mike Wahle played seven seasons in Green Bay (1998-2004)...Each team's top running back, Seattle's Julius Jones and Green Bay's Ryan Grant, were college teammates at Notre Dame...Seattle S Deon Grant and Green Bay LT Chad Clifton were college teammates at Tennessee...Seattle vice president Lance Lopes worked in the Packers' front office from 1993-2000.


Ryan Grant set franchise playoff records with 201 rushing yards and three TDs in last year's NFC Divisional game...Greg Jennings also had two TD catches in that game...Donald Driver has caught 25 passes for 363 yards and two scores in five games against Seattle...A.J. Hawk posted a career-high 20 tackles (16 solo) in the 2006 matchup...Also in the 2006 game, Charles Woodson recorded his second career two-INT game.


Jan. 12, 2008, at Lambeau Field; Packers won, 42-20.

-In the NFC Divisional playoff played in a steady snowstorm that turned into white-out conditions in the second half, Ryan Grant overcame two early fumbles that staked Seattle to a 14-0 lead and rushed for 201 yards and three scores, both franchise playoff records, as the Packers scored touchdowns on six straight possessions.

-A TD pass to Greg Jennings midway through the first quarter got Green Bay on the board, and Jennings' second TD grab early in the second quarter put the Packers up for good at 21-14.

-Brett Favre finished 18-of-23 for 173 yards and three TDs (137.6 rating), setting a franchise playoff record for completion percentage in one game (78.26 percent).

-Right tackle Mark Tauscher held reigning NFC sack leader Patrick Kerney without a tackle.


Nov. 27, 2006, at Qwest Field; Seahawks won, 34-24.

-Four first-half takeaways, a defensive score and a big pass play for a TD to open the second half gave Green Bay a tremendous chance to knock off the defending NFC champions on a Monday night.

-However, missed opportunities, costly penalties, and a surprisingly porous run defense took away that chance at a snowy and noisy Qwest Field.

-Charles Woodson collected two of three Packers interceptions, the first leading to the game's opening touchdown (Ahman Green 5-yard run).

-Matt Hasselbeck, who threw three TD passes, combined with RB Shaun Alexander (201 yards) to lead a second-half comeback.

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