-JUST FOR THE RECORD: The Packers enter tonight's "Bishop's Charities Game along with The Dave Thomas Adoption Foundation" seeking a 13th straight victory in the series. They launched their current, 12-game winning "streak" in 1991, besting the New England Patriots, 28-7.
Overall, the Packers have won 24 games, lost 17 and tied 1 in the history of the series.
-THE SERIES has raised more than $2.75 million for the numerous charities of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay since the Game's inception in 1961.
-THE TITANS TONIGHT will be looking for their first victory in Lambeau Field under their current identity. Known as the Oilers prior to '98, they are 0-and-2 in Lambeau Field as the Titans to date, having dropped a 30-22 regular-season contest in Lambeau in 1998 and been edged 21-20 in a 2002 preseason game.
As the Oilers, then based in Houston, tonight's visitors own a 3-0 regular-season record In "Lambeau," having prevailed in 1977 (16-10), 1980 (22-3) and 1986 (31-3).
-TRI-CORNERED 'RACE:' There is a tight, three-way competition for the Packers' preseason tackles "title" among linebackers Torrance Marshall, Nick Barnett and Marcus Wilkins. Marshall, with 23 stops, has a narrow, one-tackle lead on runner-up Barnett (22) and a 3-tackle advantage over Wilkins (20) coming into tonight's game.
Marshall also is the team leader in solo tackles with 18, followed by Barnet with 13. Wilkins leads in sacks with 3.0 - all in the opener against Kansas City - and in special teams tackles with 5.
QUICK QUOTE: Cornerback Al Harris, acquired in an offseason trade with Philadelphia, on the difference in defensive philosophy he has perceived between the Packers and Eagles. Green Bay: "It's a different mindset," he said. "The emphasis here is on taking the ball away. In Philadelphia, it was about getting to the quarterback any way you can."
-HARRIS, INCIDENTALLY, leads the team with 2 interceptions and is tied with rookie Chris Johnson of Louisville for the team lead in passes defensed, with 4.
Johnson owns the only quarterback sack to date by a member of the Green Bay secondary.
-ROOKIE WR/KR ANTONIO CHATMAN has amassed 285 all-purpose yards in 4 preseason games - 212 with 9 kickoff returns, a 23.6-yard average, 35 yards with 3 punt runbacks, a 11.7-yard average, 30 yards with 3 pass receptions, a 10.0-yard average and 8 yards on 1 rush.
-MVP: In pre-game ceremonies, Packers safety Darren Sharper will be honored as the Most Valuable Player in the 2002 Bishop's Charities Game against the Titans.
Bishop Robert Morneau also will throw the "first ball" - to wide receiver Donald Driver - immediately following the coin toss.
THE ANTHEM: The 50-member Green Bay Boy and Girl Choir will sing the national anthem prior to tonight's game.
-MAGNETIC 2003 PACKERS SCHEDULES are being distributed to fans at the stadium gates tonight, again through the courtesy of Miller Lite.
-NEXT WEEK: The Packer launch their 83rd National Football League season Sunday, Sept. 7, when they entertain the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC North Division showdown in Lambeau Field, with kickoff set for 12 noon, CDT.