GREEN BAY (6-3) VS. PHILADELPHIA (7-2)
Sunday, Nov. 16 - Lambeau Field - 3:25 p.m. CST
PACKERS HOST EAGLES AT LAMBEAU FIELD
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- Green Bay plays Philadelphia at home for the second consecutive season. This will be the 14th meeting all-time between the clubs at Lambeau Field.
- The Packers play the Eagles in Green Bay in back-to-back seasons for only the second time in the series (1933-34).
- Green Bay and Philadelphia have played each other at least once in eight of the past 14 seasons (2000-13). Including the postseason, they have played a total of 10 times since 2000.
- The Packers are 2-0 against the Eagles in the regular season with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback. This will be Rodgers’ first start against Philadelphia at Lambeau Field.
- Each of the Packers’ last five victories over the Eagles have come by single digits.
- The two teams are meeting for consecutive seasons for the first time since meeting five straight years, 2003-07.
- In each of the previous four matchups, including the postseason, neither team scored more than 27 points.
- Sunday’s contest marks the 39th time the Packers and Eagles have met in the regular season, with Green Bay holding a 24-14 edge in the series. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with Green Bay winning one of those games.
- At 6-3 on the season, Green Bay is currently second in the NFC North behind Detroit (7-2).
- Including this week, the Packers will face two teams over the next three games that won their division last season in Philadelphia and New England. Since the start of 2013 the Eagles and Patriots have a combined regular-season record of 36-14, including 14-4 this season.
- The Packers are playing home games in consecutive weeks for the first time all season.
- This will be the second of four home games over a five-week stretch for Green Bay.
- For the 16th time in franchise history, the Packers have started 4-0 at home. In the previous 15 times Green Bay has started 4-0 at home, they went on to finish undefeated 12 times, while only losing one game in each of the other three seasons.
- The Packers have outscored their oppoents 166-65 in the four games at Lambeau Field. Green Bay’s plus-101 point differential at home leads the NFL this season.
- This Sunday the Packers will wear their third jersey, a re-creation of the team’s uniform from 1929, the year of the Packers’ first world championship. Green Bay has worn the uniform three times, winning all three games by a combined score of 89-32.
WITH THE CALL
- FOX Sports, now in its 21st season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game to a regional audience.
- Play-by-play man Joe Buck joins analyst Troy Aikman and sideline reporter Erin Andrews.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since November 1929, heads up the Packers Radio Network that is made up of 50 stations in five states. Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 20th season calling Packers’ games. McCarren, who is in his 26th year in Green Bay television, has four times been voted Wisconsin Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 16th season of broadcasts together.
- Sports USA Radio will air the game across the country. Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Doug Plank (analyst) will call the action with Samy Panayotovich reporting from the sidelines.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
- DIRECTV subscribers can watch the game on channel 707.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Eagles:
- All-time, regular season: 24-14-0
- All-time, postseason: 1-2
- All-time, home: 16-5-0
- Streaks: The Packers have won three of the last four against the Eagles, including a Wild Card contest in the 2010 postseason.
- Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 10, 2013, at Lambeau Field, Eagles won, 27-13.
- Mike McCarthy: 94-53-1, .639, (incl. 6-5 postseason); 9th NFL season
- Chip Kelly: 17-9, .654, (incl. 0-1 postseason); 2nd NFL season
- Head to Head: Kelly 1-0
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 3-2 vs. Eagles; Kelly 1-0 vs. Packers
MIKE McCARTHY…Is in his ninth 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.
- Led the Packers to their fifth consecutive playoff appearance last season, joining New England as the only two NFL teams to do so over that span. Has also led the team to six playoff appearances in the last seven years (2007, 2009-13).
- Has guided the Packers to top-10 finishes in scoring each of the past seven seasons (2007-13), joining the Patriots as the only other team to accomplish the feat.
- His .647 winning percentage during the regular season (88-48-1) ranks No. 3 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.
CHIP KELLY…Is in his second year as the Eagles’ 21st head coach.
- Led the Eagles to an NFC East division title in his first season as head coach.
- Came to 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.
- 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 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 S Chris Maragos was born in Racine, Wis., went to William Horlick High School and played at the University of Wisconsin...Maragos was a teammate of Packers QB Scott Tolzien at Wisconsin and a teammate of QB Matt Flynn in Seattle...Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen went to the University of Wisconsin...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 on San Francisco’s staff in 2005 and with Capers in Pittsburgh and Carolina…Trgovac and Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements coached with Eagles inside linebackers coach Rick Minter at Notre Dame…Clements and Packers quarterbacks 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 LB Julius Peppers was a teammate of Eagles G Evan Mathis in Carolina from 2005-07...From 2011-13, Packers DT Letroy Guion played for Minnesota while Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Musgrave was the offensive coordinator...Packers safeties - secondary coach Darren Perry coached for Pittsburgh while Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley played for the Steelers from 2004-06...Kuhn was also with Pittsburgh while Staley was there...Packers running backs coach Sam Gash was the assistant special teams/assistant running backs coach for the New York Jets while Eagles WR Brad Smith was there (2006)...Packers West regional scout Sam Seale played in the defensive backfield for the Rams with Eagles assistant defensive backs coach Todd Lyght in 1993...Packers assistant director of pro personnel Tim Terry played at Temple University…Packers TE Andrew Quarless, Gash and Perry played at Penn State...Packers RB Eddie Lacy and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix played for Alabama while Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland served in the same role in 2011-12...Former college teammates include Packers WR Jordy Nelson and Eagles running back Darren Sproles (Kansas State), Packers LBs Matthews and Nick Perry and Eagles QB Mark Sanchez (Southern California), Peters and Packers LS Brett Goode (Arkansas), Packers DE/LB Mike Neal and Eagles G/T Dennis Kelly (Purdue), Packers DT Mike Daniels and Eagles CB Bradley Fletcher (Iowa), Daniels and Packers DB Micah Hyde and Eagles G/T Matt Tobin and C/G Julian Vandervelde (Iowa), and Packers DT Josh Boyd and Eagles DE Fletcher Cox (Mississippi State).
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Nov. 10, 2013, at Lambeau Field; Eagles won, 27-13.
- With Packers QB Aaron Rodgers out due to injury, QB Seneca Wallace started but left the game after the first series with a groin injury. QB Scott Tolzien played the rest of the game, completing 24 of 39 passes for 280 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
- Eagles QB Nick Foles connected with WR DeSean Jackson on a 55-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
- Packers K Mason Crosby connected from 26 yards out in the final seconds of the second quarter to pull Green Bay to within seven, but Philadelphia scored 10 unanswered points to start the third quarter to take a 20-3 lead on their way to a 27-13 victory.
- Packers WR Jarrett Boykin led all receivers with 112 yards on eight receptions (14.0).
stat of the week
- Green Bay started 4-0 at home for the 16th time in franchise history but only the sixth time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2011).
- The Packers have recorded two home games with 40-plus points. Dating back to 1940, it ties for the second-most 40-plus point games at home by Green Bay, trailing only the five 40-point games the Packers recorded in 2011.
- Green Bay has scored more than 30 points in each of the first four home games (31, 42, 38, 55). Dating back to 1921, it is the first time the Packers have registered at least 30 points in each of their first four home games.
- Including the 2013 regular season, the Packers have registered 30-plus points in five straight home games for only the second time in franchise history (2011).
- Green Bay is tied for the most home games with at least 30 points this season (Denver Broncos, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers).
- Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, Green Bay has scored 30-plus points at home 32 times, winning 30 of those contests. The Packers’ 32 home games with at least 30 points is tied for the third most in the league over that span.
Team, 30-Plus Point Games At Home
New England, 36
New Orleans, 35
3t. Green Bay, 32
3t. Dallas, 32
5. San Diego, 29
- The Packers are averaging 41.5 points per game at home to lead the NFL this season:
Team, Points Per Game At Home
Green Bay, 41.5
New England, 36.0
- Green Bay has averaged more than 30 points per game at home seven times in franchise history (2011, 2010, 1996, 1983, 1960, 1945, 1942) and more than 40 points per game at home once (40.1 in 2011).
- Green Bay scored 55 points against Chicago in Week 10. It was the most points scored by the Packers at Lambeau Field since Green Bay scored 55 vs. Tennessee on 12/23/12.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
- A win would make McCarthy 89-48-1 during the regular season as the Packers’ head coach.
- Green Bay has recorded at least four scoring drives in the first half of each of the last three games.
- Below is the halftime score of each of the Packers’ last three home games:
- Green Bay 42, Chicago 0
- Green Bay 28, Carolina 3
- Green Bay 28, Minnesota 0
- Green Bay has outscored opponents at home 114-24 in the first half this season.
- In four home games this season, the Packers have recorded 1,006 total net yards in the first half.
- Last Sunday was the first game in team history that five different players recorded a touchdown reception.
- Green Bay has given up 17 points or less in each of the last three home games (14, 17, 10).
- The Packers’ defense is looking to hold the opposing starting quarterback to a passer rating below 85.0 for the eighth game this season (CHI-Jay Cutler, 68.8 / CAR-Cam Newton, 72.6 / MIA-Ryan Tannehill, 81.5 / MIN-Christian Ponder, 45.8 / CHI-Jay Cutler, 82.5 / DET-Matthew Stafford, 61.6 / NYJ-Geno Smith, 64.1).
- This will be the second time Green Bay faces Eagles QB Mark Sanchez. The last time (Oct. 31, 2010), Sanchez was the quarterback of the New York Jets and was limited to 16-of-38 passing for 256 yards, zero touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 43.3.
- Last week, the fans set a new Lambeau Field attendance record, 78,292.
- QB Aaron Rodgers is 2-0 as a starter against the Eagles in the regular and postseason.
- Rodgers has a streak of 286 consecutive attempts without an INT at Lambeau Field during the regular season (last one on Dec. 2, 2012, vs. Minnesota). His touchdown-interception ratio during that span is 26-0.
- Rodgers has completed 74-of-108 passes (68.5 pct.) for 1,072 yards, 15 touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 140.1 at home this season. He has registered a passer rating of at least 135.0 in each of the last three home games (145.8 vs. CHI / 154.5 vs. CAR / 138.7 vs. MIN).
- Rodgers has thrown for a franchise record six touchdown passes twice. He is joined by Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger as the only NFL quarterbacks to post two six-TD passing games since 2012.
- Rodgers has thrown for three or more touchdowns in five of the last six games.
- Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of at least 130.0 in four of the last six contests.
- Rodgers has thrown for 733 yards in the last two games.
- WR Jordy Nelson is 103 receiving yards shy of surpassing Billy Howton (5,581) for ninth place in franchise history.
- Nelson needs 111 receiving yards for his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season and his third in the last four years.
- Nelson has recorded at least nine receptions in four games this season. If Nelson registers one more game with at least nine receptions, it will be the most in a single season in franchise history.
- Nelson has three touchdown receptions of 65 yards or more this season, the most by a Packer since WR Antonio Freeman had four touchdown catches of 65-plus yards in 1998.
- Nelson has five touchdown receptions of 40-plus yards this season, no other receiver in the league has more than three in 2014.
- WR Randall Cobb has recorded at least one reception in 33 consecutive regular-season games.
- Cobb has set a career high by registering a touchdown reception in each of the last six games. It is tied for the third-best streak in franchise history and the longest streak by a Packers’ player since WR Sterling Sharpe (six) in 1994.
- Cobb has caught at least one touchdown in eight of nine games this season. He has 12 receiving touchdowns in his last 10 regular-season games, dating back to last season.
- Cobb is looking for his fourth game this season with at least 100 yards receiving, which would be a career high (three-2012).
- Over the last two games, RB Eddie Lacy has 11 receptions for 191 yards (17.4 avg.) and one touchdown. Although he has only played in two games in the last three weeks due to the bye, Lacy’s 191 receiving yards lead all running backs from Weeks 8-10.
- LB Julius Peppers has registered at least one sack in each of the last three games.
- Peppers has three sacks and two forced fumbles against the Eagles during the regular season.
- LB Clay Matthews (53.5) is one sack shy of passing DE Aaron Kampman (54.0) for No. 4 on the team’s career sacks list.
- Including the postseason, Matthews has registered four sacks and one forced fumble in three games against Philadelphia.
- CB Casey Hayward is looking to register an interception in at least two consecutive games for the second time this season and for the third time in his career.
- Hayward has three interceptions in the last four games.
- DB Micah Hyde registered the first interception of his career last week against Chicago.
- Cobb needs either a punt return for a touchdown or a kickoff return for a touchdown to take sole possession of second place in Packers history for combined returns for touchdowns (Travis Williams, 6). Cobb, who has three returns for touchdowns, currently is tied with six other players.
- K Mason Crosby has made six field goals in a row from 50-plus yards, the longest streak in team history.
2014 HONOR ROLL
QB Aaron Rodgers
- NFC Offensive Player of the Week – Week 4 (at Chicago)
- NFC Offensive Player of the Week – Week 7 (vs. Carolina)
- -Ranks second in franchise history with 10 Player of the Week Awards (Brett Favre, 12).
- -Leads the league with the most Player of the Week Awards since 2010 (10).
- -Named Player of the Week for the fifth consecutive season.
- -Tied with ATL QB Matt Ryan for the most Player of the Week Awards in the NFL this season (two).
LB Julius Peppers
- NFC Defensive Player of the Week – Week 5 (vs. Minnesota)
- -Sixth career Player of the Week Award and first with Green Bay.
- -Second player to be named NFC Defensive Player of the Week with three different teams (CAR/CHI/GB), joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman (MIN/ATL/SF).