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PHILADELPHIA (4-5) AT GREEN BAY (5-3)
Sunday, Nov. 10 - Lambeau Field - Noon CST
GREEN BAY stays home to host the eagles in week 10
- The Packers will host the Eagles in Week 10, the first meeting between the teams in Green Bay since the 2007 season opener. This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the clubs at Lambeau Field.
- Green Bay’s four-game winning streak was snapped on Monday night with a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. It also ended the Packers’ 10-game home winning streak and their 10-game home winning streak against NFC North foes.
- The Packers have had a winning streak of four or more games each of the past five seasons (2009-13), the only NFL team to do so over that span. At 5-3 on the season, Green Bay is currently tied for first in the NFC North with Chicago and Detroit.
- This marks the fourth straight year (2010-13) that the Packers have been above .500 at the midway point of the season.
- This is the only time this season that the Packers have back-to-back games at home, the first time that has happened for Green Bay since 2008. The Packers do not have back-to-back road games on their schedule for the first time in franchise history.
- Sunday’s contest marks the 38th time the Packers and Eagles have met in the regular season, with Green Bay holding a 24-13 edge in the series. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with Green Bay winning one of those games.
- Green Bay has won three straight games against the Eagles, including a 2010 Wild Card win in Philadelphia that was the start of the Packers’ run to the Super Bowl XLV title.
- It will be a matchup of the top two teams in the NFC since 2000. Green Bay has a 136-80 regular-season record (.630) over that span, No. 1 in the conference, while Philadelphia checks in at No. 2 (129-87-1, .597).
- Since 1992, there have been only two seasons (1999, 2005) that didn’t feature either the Packers or the Eagles or both clubs in the playoffs.
- Sunday will be a matchup of two of the top offenses in the league this season. Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL with an average of 423.0 yards per game and Philadelphia ranks No. 4 in the league with an average of 413.2 yards per game. The Packers and Eagles are the only two teams in the league to rank in the top 10 in both rushing and passing offense.
- The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 regular-season games at home and 23 of their last 25 (.920) at Lambeau Field.
- Green Bay has won 17 of its last 18 regular-season games at Lambeau Field that were played Nov. 1 or later.
- The Packers enter Sunday’s contest having won 33 of their last 42 regular-season games, a .786 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).
WITH THE CALL
- FOX Sports, now in its 20th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
- Play-by-play man Joe Buck and color analyst Troy Aikman will have the call from the broadcast booth with Pam Oliver reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 50-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo is in its 15th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 42 markets in six states.
- WestwoodOne Sports will air the game across the country. Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Mark Malone (analyst) will call the action and Scott Graham hosts pregame and halftime shows.
- The broadcast is also available on SiriusXM Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
- DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game in HD on Channel 706.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Eagles:
- All-time, regular season: 24-13-0
- All-time, postseason: 1-2
- All-time, home: 16-4-0
- Streaks: The Packers have won three straight against the Eagles, including a Wild Card contest in the 2010 postseason.
- Last meeting, regular season: Sept. 12, 2010, at Lincoln Financial Field, Packers won, 27-20.
- Last meeting, regular season, in Green Bay: Sept. 9, 2007, at Lambeau Field, Packers won, 16-13.
- Mike McCarthy: 85-45, .654, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
- Chip Kelly: 4-5, .444; 1st NFL season
- Head to Head: Never met
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-1 vs. Eagles; Kelly 0-0 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his eighth year as the Packers’ 14th head coach.
- Joined Vince Lombardi and Mike Holmgren as the only coaches to guide the Packers to a Super Bowl title with a win over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
- Has led the Packers to playoff appearances in five of his seven seasons at the helm, and the team’s five postseason berths over the past six seasons are the most by an NFC team.
- Led Green Bay to 47 regular-season victories from 2009-12, the second most in the NFL over that span and the second most in franchise history over a four-year period.
- His .654 winning percentage (including playoffs) ranks No. 2 among active NFL coaches (min. 50 games).
- Was named Packers head coach on Jan. 12, 2006, his first head-coaching job after 13 years as an NFL assistant.
- Became the first Packers coach since Lombardi to lead the team to a championship game in his second season (2007).
CHIP KELLY…Is in his first year as the Eagles’ 21st head coach.
- Is in his first year in the NFL after 23 years of working in the college ranks.
- Was the head coach at the University of Oregon from 2009-12 and led the Ducks to a 46-7 (.868) overall record during his tenure.
- Led Oregon to a BCS bowl game in each of his four seasons as head coach, including an appearance in the BCS National Championship game in 2010.
- Served as Oregon’s offensive coordinator from 2007-08. Prior to that, he worked as New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 1999-2006. Also coached at Columbia and Johns Hopkins.
THE PACKERS-EAGLES SERIES
- The clubs first met in 1933, the Eagles’ inaugural year in the NFL.
- The Packers have won the last three meetings, including a 2010 Wild Card contest in Philadelphia. Prior to that, the Eagles had won five straight, including a 20-17 OT decision in the 2003 postseason.
- Philadelphia was the only team to defeat Vince Lombardi in a postseason game. The Eagles edged the Packers, 17-13, at Franklin Field for the 1960 NFL championship. The legendary coach won nine straight playoff games after that loss.
- Before that 1960 game, the Packers had won 13 of the teams’ first 14 meetings, including the first nine (1933-46).
- The Packers broke a nine-game losing streak in Philadelphia with their season-opening win in 2010. The losing streak began in 1974. Prior to 2010, Green Bay’s last win in Philly came in 1962.
Packers LB Clay Matthews and Eagles LB Casey Matthews are brothers…Packers FB John Kuhn is a native of York, Pa., and played at Shippensburg University…Packers director of player development Rob Davis became the first player ever from Shippensburg to play in the NFL...Packers CB James Nixon played three seasons at Temple and one at California (Pa.) University...Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac held the same position with the Eagles for four seasons (1995-98)…Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers was the defensive backs coach for the USFL’s Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars from 1984-85…Eagles G/T Allen Barbre was drafted by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played in 25 games for the Packers from 2007-09…Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis served as a defensive assistant/quality control for the Packers in 2000…Davis coached with Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo on San Francisco’s staff in 2005 and with Capers in Pittsburgh and Carolina…Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene and Eagles assistant defensive backs coach Todd Lyght were teammates with the Los Angeles Rams…Trgovac and Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements coached with Eagles inside linebackers coach Rick Minter at Notre Dame…Clements and Packers running backs coach Alex Van Pelt were on the Buffalo staff when Eagles T Jason Peters played for the Bills…Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur’s uncle, Fritz Shurmur, was Green Bay’s defensive coordinator from 1994-98…Eagles assistant tight ends coach Justin Peelle played for the Dolphins in 2006-07 when Capers was on Miami’s staff…Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry played at Temple University…Former college teammates include Peters and Packers LS Brett Goode (Arkansas), Packers DE/LB Mike Neal and Eagles T Dennis Kelly (Purdue), Packers WR Jarrett Boykin and Eagles CB Roc Carmichael (Virginia Tech), Packers DE Josh Boyd and Eagles DE Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State), Packers DE Mike Daniels and Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher (Iowa), Daniels and Packers CB Micah Hyde and Eagles T Matt Tobin and C/G Julian Vandervelde (Iowa), Packers T/G Don Barclay and Eagles LB Najee Goode (West Virginia), Packers RB Eddie Lacy and Eagles DE Damion Square (Alabama), and Packers T Marshall Newhouse and Eagles RB Matthew Tucker (Texas Christian).
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Sept. 12, 2010, at Lincoln Financial Field; Packers won, 27-20.
- The Packers jumped out to a 20-3 lead in the third quarter and then hung on as QB Michael Vick took over for an injured Kevin Kolb for the Eagles.
- Packers LB Clay Matthews had three of Green Bay’s six sacks, one of them knocking Kolb from the game. Vick took over and proceeded to rush for 103 yards and throw for 175 in bringing the Eagles back.
- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw TD passes to WRs Donald Driver and Greg Jennings, the latter a 32-yarder for a 27-10 lead late in the third. Green Bay lost RB Ryan Grant for the season to an ankle injury in the second quarter, but Grant and Brandon Jackson combined for 108 yards on the ground.
- Within seven points in the final minutes, the Eagles drove to the Green Bay 42-yard line, but Matthews and a host of defenders combined to stuff Vick on a fourth-and-1 sneak to seal the win.
stat of the week
- In Green Bay’s loss to Chicago on Monday night, RB James Starks scored on a 32-yard TD run, matching his career-long TD run (32 yards vs. Washington this season in Week 2).
- For Starks, it marked his second straight game that he posted a TD run of 25-plus yards (25-yard TD at Minnesota in Week 8). He became the first Packer to accomplish that feat since RB Ryan Grant did so in Weeks 16-17 of 2007.
- Starks has now had three 25-yard scoring runs in his last four games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Starks is the first player in franchise history to have three TD runs of 25-plus yards over a four-game span in the same season.
- Starks is the only player in the NFL this season to post three TD runs of 25-plus yards.
- Starks has rushed for 284 yards and a career-high three TDs on 47 carries (6.0 avg.) this season.
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