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PACKERS TO HOST BROWNS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2005
– The Packers (3-2) will host the Cleveland Browns (3-3) today 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 last 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.
– 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 today’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.
– Today’s game is one of only two currently scheduled for 3:25 p.m. at home this season, with the other one slated for Week 16 vs. Pittsburgh.
TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
– The Packers will be wearing a third jersey in today’s game that is a re-creation of the team’s uniform from 1929, the year of Green Bay’s first world title. It will be the ninth time in franchise history that the team has worn throwback jerseys and the fourth time ever at Lambeau Field.
– The jersey is navy blue with the number on the front inside a gold circle. The circle and number are enlarged a bit from their 1929 size to comply with NFL regulations regarding jersey numbers. An enlarged number is also on the back, with a nameplate above the number, another modification that was not present in 1929.
– Due to new NFL helmet guidelines, this year the team will utilize its regular gold helmet without the ‘G’ logo and stripes. The re-created 1929 uniform includes tan pants, navy blue socks and black shoes.
– The Packers last sported the uniforms in 2011 against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field in Week 6, a 24-3 Green Bay win. Green Bay first wore the uniforms in 2010 vs. San Francisco in Week 13, a game the Packers also won, 34-16.
– Prior to that, Green Bay last wore a third jersey back in 2003 at Detroit on Thanksgiving. In that contest, the Packers paid tribute to the 1967 team with a re-creation of the uniforms from that season.
– The Packers also wore an alternate jersey on Thanksgiving Day at Detroit in 2001, sporting a look from 1939. In 1994, the team wore 1937 uniforms in four contests as part of the NFL’s 75th anniversary season.
WEARING THE STRIPES
– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Jeff Triplette (42), umpire Butch Hannah (40), head linesman Phil McKinnely (110), line judge Jeff Bergman (32), field judge Barry Anderson (20), side judge Dave Wyant (16) and back judge Steve Freeman (133).
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