13-0 PACKERS TRAVEL TO KANSAS CITY FOR ROAD FINALE
- Green Bay travels to Kansas City today for the Packers’ final regular-season road game this season, the latest they have ever visited the Chiefs.
- The Packers can clinch home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a win today. The last time Green Bay was the top seed in the conference was 1996.
- Green Bay will be looking to become just the sixth NFL team to post a perfect 8-0 road record in a season.
- The Packers are off to a 13-0 start for the first time in franchise history. They are just the eighth team in NFL history to begin the season with 13 consecutive victories. Green Bay will be aiming to become just the fourth team in NFL history to start a season 14-0 (1972 Miami Dolphins, 2007 New England Patriots, 2009 Indianapolis Colts).
- Including playoffs, the Packers have won 19 straight games, the longest winning streak in team history (12-game streak in 1961-62). It is the second-longest winning streak in NFL history, including the postseason, behind only the 2003-04 New England Patriots (21 games).
- The Packers’ streak of 15 straight wins in the regular season (2010-11) is a franchise record, topping the previous mark of 11-game streaks in 1928-29 and 1961-62. Green Bay has also set a single-season franchise record with 13 straight regular-season wins, topping the previous mark of 10 in 1929 and 1962.
- For Head Coach Mike McCarthy, this will be a matchup against the team where his NFL coaching career started. McCarthy spent six seasons on the Chiefs’ staff (1993-98), the first two as an offensive asst./quality control coach and the final four as the QBs coach. Today will mark the second time McCarthy has coached against Kansas City in the regular season.
- The two clubs famously met in the first-ever Super Bowl, a 35-10 Green Bay victory in Los Angeles. This marks just the second meeting between the teams in Kansas City over the past 15 seasons. Green Bay last visited the Chiefs in 2007, a 33-22 Packers win.
- The Packers are off to their first 7-0 start on the road in franchise history, besting the 5-0 starts away from home in 1929, 1936, 1941 and 2007.
- Green Bay has set a franchise record with the seven road victories, topping the previous single-season mark of six road wins in 2004 and 2007.
- Including playoffs, Green Bay has won 10 consecutive road games, the longest current streak in the NFL, and 12 of its last 15. The .800 road winning percentage over that span ranks No. 1 in the league.
- The Packers’ 10-game winning streak away from Lambeau Field is a franchise record, besting the nine-game road winning streak in 1966-67. Green Bay is the only team in the NFL that is undefeated on the road this season.
- The Packers will be looking to tie the franchise record for the most consecutive regular-season road wins at eight, a streak that Green Bay also posted in 1941-42 and 1966-67.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR
- With a victory today, the Packers would set the franchise mark for the most wins in a season, topping the record of 13 wins in 1962, 1996, 1997 and 2007.
- The Packers rank No. 1 in the NFL in scoring at 35.8 points per game...Green Bay’s 466-point total this season already ranks No. 1 in the franchise record books, topping the previous mark of 461 points in 2009...The Packers' point total is tied for the second most through 13 games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger behind only the 2007 New England Patriots (503).
- QB Aaron Rodgers – Is tied for No. 1 in team history for the most TD passes in a season with 39, matching the total posted by Brett Favre in 1996...With one more TD pass, will become just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw 40-plus TD passes in a season, joining Dan Marino (1984 and 1986), Kurt Warner (1999), Peyton Manning (2004) and Tom Brady (2007)...Is 334 yards shy of the team single-season passing yardage mark held by Lynn Dickey (4,458 yards in 1983) with three games to play...Has registered a 100-plus passer rating in 12 games this season, which is tied with Steve Young (1994) and Brady (2010) for the most 100-rating games in a season...Needs two TD passes today to become the first quarterback in NFL history to throw two-plus TD passes in 14 straight games; is currently tied with Manning (2004) and Brady (2010-11) for the NFL record...Currently ranks tied for No. 3 in NFL history for the most three-plus TD games in a season with nine, trailing only Brady (12 in 2007) and Marino (10 in 1984).
- WR Donald Driver – Is 28 yards shy of the 10,000-yard receiving mark for his career. Would be the 36th player in NFL history to register 10,000 receiving yards...With a TD reception, will move into sole possession of the No. 3 spot for the most TD catches in franchise history; is currently tied with WR Antonio Freeman (57).
- WR Jordy Nelson – Needs 43 yards receiving for his first 1,000-yard season.
- LB Clay Matthews – Is tied for No. 1 all-time (since 1982) among Green Bay players for the most sacks in his first three seasons in the NFL with LB Tony Bennett (29.5).
- CB Charles Woodson – Needs one interception to tie S LeRoy Butler (38 INTs) for the No. 4 spot in franchise history.
- TE Jermichael Finley – Needs 77 receiving yards to top his career high of 676 yards in 2009.
- WR James Jones – Needs one receiving TD to top his career high of five set in 2009 and 2010.
- As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.
- Today’s captains will be C Scott Wells (offense), NT Howard Green (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).
WEARING THE STRIPES
- Today’s officiating crew includes referee Gene Steratore (114), umpire Bill Schuster (129), head linesman Wayne Mackie (106), line judge Ron Marinucci (107), field judge Bob Waggoner (25), side judge Mike Weatherford (116) and back judge Dino Paganelli (105).