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CLEVELAND (3-3) AT GREEN BAY (3-2)
Sunday, Oct. 20 - Lambeau Field - 3:25 p.m. CDT
GREEN BAY to host browns for first time since 2005
- The Packers will host the Cleveland Browns this Sunday at 3:25 p.m. at Lambeau Field, the Browns’ first visit to Green Bay since a Week 2 contest in 2005.
- The Packers improved to 3-2 on the season with a 19-17 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens this past Sunday. Green Bay became the first NFC club to emerge victorious at M&T Bank Stadium since the Carolina Panthers won there in Week 6 of 2006.
- This will be just the third time that the Packers and Browns have squared off at Lambeau Field in the regular season, with the other meetings coming in 2001 and 2005. From 1953-83, the Packers played host to the Browns in Milwaukee five times during the regular season.
- The series includes one postseason meeting, the 1965 NFL Championship played at Lambeau Field and won by the Packers, 23-12. Green Bay holds a 10-7-0 edge in the all-time regular-season series.
- The last meeting between the clubs also came in Week 7, a 2009 contest in Cleveland that the Packers won, 31-3.
- The two franchises have produced some of the greatest teams and players the league has ever seen. The Packers rank second among all teams with players enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 22, while the Browns are sixth with 16. Green Bay has won 13 NFL championships, while Cleveland has four titles.
- For Green Bay, this will be the third contest against an AFC North foe in its last four games. The Packers played at Cincinnati in Week 3 and at Baltimore in Week 6. Green Bay rounds out its AFC North games in Week 16 vs. Pittsburgh, the Packers’ regular-season home finale.
- Including their meeting with the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, the Packers have won eight of their last 11 games against AFC foes.
- Green Bay enters Sunday’s contest having won six of its last seven games at Lambeau Field against teams from the AFC.
- The Packers have won nine straight regular-season games at home and 22 of their last 23 (.957). Green Bay’s current home winning streak ranks No. 3 in the NFL behind Seattle (11 games) and Denver (10).
- Including playoffs, Green Bay has held its opponent to 20 points or less in nine of its last 10 games at Lambeau Field, allowing an average of 14.9 points per game over that span at home.
- On Sunday, the Packers will be wearing a third jersey that is a re-creation of the team’s uniform from 1929, the year of Green Bay’s first world title. Green Bay last wore the uniforms in 2011 vs. St. Louis in Week 6, a 24-3 Packers win (see page 4 for a breakdown of the previous games with a third jersey in franchise history).
- This week’s game is one of only two currently scheduled for 3:25 p.m. at Lambeau Field this season, with the other one slated for Week 16 vs. Pittsburgh.
WITH THE CALL
- The Packers will make their first of two scheduled appearances this season on CBS. The network will air the contest to a regional audience.
- Play-by-play man Kevin Harlan and color analyst Solomon Wilcots will have the call from the broadcast booth.
- 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.
- Compass Media Networks will broadcast the game to a national audience with Matt Smith (play-by-play) and Tony Hill (analyst) handling the call.
- 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 713.
THE DOPE ON THIS WEEK’S OPPONENT:
- Packers vs. Cleveland Browns:
- All-time regular season: 10-7-0
- All-time, in Green Bay: 2-1-0 (incl. 1965 NFL Championship)
- All-time, postseason: 1-0
- Streaks: Green Bay has won five of the last seven regular-seasonmeetings.
- Last meeting, regular season: Oct. 25, 2009, at Cleveland Browns Stadium; Packers won, 31-3
- Last meeting, regular season, in Green Bay: Sept. 18, 2005, at Lambeau Field; Browns won, 26-24
- Mike McCarthy: 83-44, .654, (incl. 6-4 postseason); 8th NFL season
- Rob Chudzinski: 3-3, .500; 1st NFL season
- Head to Head: Never met
- vs. Opponent: McCarthy 1-0 vs. Browns; Chudzinski 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. 4 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).
ROB CHUDZINSKI…Is in his first year as the Browns’ 14th head coach.
- Came to the Browns after spending the past two seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers. Rejoined the Cleveland organization, having served as the Browns’ tight ends coach in 2004 and the offensive coordinator in 2007-08.
- In 2007, he orchestrated Cleveland’s best offense in terms of total yards (5,621), passing yards (3,726) and points scored (402) since the club’s return to the league in 1999.
- With the Panthers in 2011, he tutored QB Cam Newton, who became the first rookie in NFL history to throw for 4,000 yards.
- Had two stints with the San Diego Chargers (2005-06 and 2009-10) and coached at the University of Miami from 1994-2003.
THE PACKERS-BROWNS SERIES
- The two teams have met a total of 18 times dating back to 1953.
- That includes one postseason meeting, the 1965 NFL Championship played in Green Bay and won by the Packers, 23-12.
- The 1965 title game marked Cleveland’s first and only trip to Green Bay until 2001. From 1953-83, the Packers played host to the Browns in Milwaukee five times.
- The Packers own the longest winning streak in the series, five straight from 1961-67 (including 1965 title game).
- The Browns’ win in 2005 was the franchise’s first at Lambeau Field in three tries.
Packers QB Seneca Wallace played for the Cleveland Browns from 2010-11...Packers LB A.J. Hawk was born in Kettering, Ohio, and attended Centerville (Ohio) High School...Packers CB Micah Hyde was born in Toledo, Ohio, and attended Fostoria (Ohio) High School...Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers grew up in Buffalo, Ohio, where he attended Meadowbrook High School...Capers also attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio...Packers defensive line coach Mike Trgovac was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and attended Fitch High School in Austintown, Ohio..Clay Matthews Jr., the father of Packers LB Clay Matthews III, played the first 16 of his 19 seasons in the NFL for the Browns (1978-93)...Packers vice president and general counsel Ed Policy is a native of Youngstown, Ohio...Browns WR Charles Johnson was drafted by the Packers in the seventh round in 2013 and spent time on Green Bay’s practice squad this season...Browns K Billy Cundiff was with the Packers during the 2006 preseason...Browns OL Patrick Lewis entered the league with the Packers in May 2013 as a non-drafted free agent and was with the club during the preseason...Browns T Joe Thomas played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin and attended Brookfield (Wis.) Central High...Browns inside linebackers coach Ken Flajole was a defensive assistant/quality control coach with the Packers in 1998...Browns running backs coach John Settle coached at the University of Wisconsin from 2006-10...Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo coached on the San Francisco staff with Browns offensive line coach George Warhop in 2005...Packers outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene and Browns tight ends coach Jon Embree were teammates with the Los Angeles Rams...Greene also played for the Rams when Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner was on the staff there...Packers T David Bakhtiari played for Embree at Colorado...Packers secondary-safeties coach Darren Perry coached with Browns defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi in Cincinnati and with Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton in Pittsburgh...Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements and running backs coach Alex Van Pelt coached in Buffalo with Browns strength and conditioning coach Brad Roll...Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor was on the staff at Utah State when Packers CB Jarrett Bush played there...Former college teammates include Packers LB Clay Matthews and Browns TE Jordan Cameron (Southern California), Packers CB Sam Shields and Browns WR Travis Benjamin (Miami), Packers T Marshall Newhouse and Browns LB Tank Carder (Texas Christian), Packers TE Ryan Taylor and Browns WR Greg Little (North Carolina), Packers TE Jermichael Finley and Browns FB Chris Ogbonnaya (Texas), Packers G Lane Taylor and Browns QB Brandon Weeden (Oklahoma State), and Packers DE Datone Jones and RB Johnathan Franklin and Browns LS Christian Yount (UCLA).
LAST MEETING, REGULAR SEASON
- Oct. 25, 2009, at Cleveland Browns Stadium; Packers won, 31-3.
- QB Aaron Rodgers completed 15 of 20 passes for 246 yards and three TDs with no INTs for a 155.4 passer rating, the single-game franchise record (min. 20 attempts).
- Rodgers connected with TE Spencer Havner on a 45-yard TD pass, WR Donald Driver on a 71-yarder and WR James Jones on a 5-yard score.
- The Packers rushed for 202 yards on 41 attempts (4.9 avg.), with RB Ryan Grant leading the way with 148 yards and a TD on 27 attempts (5.5 avg.).
- Green Bay’s defense limited the Browns to just 139 total net yards and 12 first downs. Cleveland rushed for 58 yards on 21 carries (2.8 avg.) and QB Derek Anderson completed 12 of 29 passes for 99 yards with an INT.
stat of the week
- In Sunday’s 19-17 victory at Baltimore, rookie RB Eddie Lacy posted a career-high 120 rushing yards on 23 carries (5.2 avg.).
- Lacy became the third Green Bay RB to top the 100-yard rushing mark in a game this season, joining James Starks (132 yards vs. Washington in Week 2) and Johnathan Franklin (103 yards at Cincinnati in Week 3).
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Packers became the first NFL team since the 1989 Washington Redskins (Gerald Riggs, Jamie Morris, Earnest Byner) to have three different running backs top the 100-yard mark in the first five games of a season.
- With three different RBs already recording 100-yard games this season, the Packers have tied the single-season franchise mark for the most 100-yard rushers in a season.
- The only other seasons that saw Green Bay feature three different 100-yard rushers were 1961 (Paul Hornung, Tom Moore, Jim Taylor), 1979 (Steve Atkins, Terdell Middleton, Nate Simpson), 1985 (Jessie Clark, Gerry Ellis, Eddie Lee Ivery) and 2006 (Ahman Green, Noah Herron, Vernand Morency).
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