PACKERS WIN THIRD STRAIGHT WITH 38-10 VICTORY OVER SEAHAWKS
– The Packers (7-6) posted their third straight win with a 38-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has now won the last seven meetings between the clubs at Lambeau Field (including playoffs) and eight of the last nine matchups at the stadium.
– Green Bay improved to 20-3 (.870) at home in the month of December under Head Coach Mike McCarthy. That winning percentage ranks No. 1 in the league since 2006. The Packers have a plus-31 turnover differential in those games.
– The Packers posted six takeaways (five INTs, one fumble recovery), their first six-takeaway game since Dec. 26, 2010, vs. the N.Y. Giants. With zero giveaways, Green Bay posted a plus-six turnover differential for the first time since Oct. 27, 1991, at Tampa Bay (eight takeaways, two giveaways).
– With two TDs on Sunday, QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Jordy Nelson have connected on 57 TD passes as the duo tied the record (Brett Favre-Antonio Freeman) for the most productive TD combination in franchise history.
– The Packers will go on the road next Sunday to face the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field at noon (CST). It will be the first of three straight NFC North games for Green Bay, the first time the Packers have ended the season with three contests against divisional foes since 2006.
OTHER POSTGAME NOTES:
– Today’s paid attendance was 78,057, the 325th consecutive regular-season sellout at Lambeau Field.
– QB Aaron Rodgers threw three TD passes, his eighth straight game with multiple TD passes, the longest current streak in the NFL and the second-longest one of his career (13-game streak in 2011).
– Rodgers’ 66-yard TD pass to WR Davante Adams gives him a TD pass of 65 yards or more in each of the last nine seasons (2008-16). Rodgers joins Drew Brees as the only QBs in the league to do so over that span.
– Rodgers registered a 150.8 passer rating (18 of 23, 246 yards, three TDs, no INTs), his fourth straight game with a 100-plus passer rating and his sixth 100-plus outing in the last eight contests. It marked the fourth game with a 150-plus rating in his career.
– With three TD passes on Sunday, Rodgers now has 32 for the season, his career-high third straight season with 30-plus TD passes. It is the second-longest streak in franchise history (Brett Favre, five straight, 1994-98).
– Sunday marked Rodgers’ 37th career game with three-plus TD passes and zero INTs as he moved past Favre (36) for the fourth most in NFL history.
– Rodgers posted a 158.3 passer rating in the first half (12 of 15, 202 yards, two TDs), the third time in his career that he has posted a perfect passer rating in the first half of a game (at Cleveland in 2009, vs. Detroit in 2010).
– In 16 career starts at Lambeau Field in the month of December, Rodgers has completed 331 of 493 passes (67.1 percent) for 4,396 yards and 39 TDs with five INTs for a 117.3 passer rating. The Packers have won 15 straight games at Lambeau Field in December with Rodgers as the starter.
– WR Jordy Nelson’s two TD catches give him 12 for the season, the third time in his career he has had 12-plus TD catches. He joins WR Sterling Sharpe (three times) as the only two players in team history to do so.
– Nelson went over the 7,000-yard mark for his career (7,022), becoming just the fifth player in team history to do so.
– Adams’ 66-yard TD catch on the opening drive was the longest reception of his career. He finished with 104 receiving yards on four catches (26.0 avg.), his fourth 100-yard receiving game of the season.
– WR Ty Montgomery scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter, the first rushing TD of his career.
– WR Jeff Janis’ 19-yard TD run was the first rushing TD of his career.
– CB Damarious Randall registered a career-high two interceptions and a career-best 47 return yards on the INTs.
– DE Dean Lowry posted an 11-yard sack of QB Russell Wilson in the second quarter, his second straight game with a sack.
– DT Christian Ringo forced the first fumble of his career and S Kentrell Brice recovered it, the first fumble recovery of his career.
– The Packers intercepted QB Russell Wilson five times (Randall (twice), Morgan Burnett, Micah Hyde, Quinten Rollins), the first time in Wilson’s career that he threw more than three INTs in a regular-season game.
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The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field:
Green Bay Packers
7 QB Brett Hundley
24 CB Quinten Rollins
36 CB LaDarius Gunter
46 RB Alonzo Harris
75 T Bryan Bulaga
86 TE Kennard Backman
99 DT Bruce Gaston
Starting lineup changes: #67 Don Barclay will start at right tackle for #75 Bryan Bulaga
11 WR B.J. Daniels
21 CB Tye Smith
46 FB Will Tukuafu
57 LB Mike Morgan
63 G Mark Glowinski
67 C/G Kristjan Sokoli
93 DT David King
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PACKERS HOST SEAHAWKS IN HOME OPENER
– The Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks will face each other for the 16th time during the regular season and for the second consecutive year in a nationally televised primetime game. In 2014, the two teams met in the Thursday night opener to begin the season.
– From the first meeting in 1976 until 2005, Green Bay and Seattle played just 10 times in the regular season. The teams have squared off five times from 2006-14.
– Including playoffs, the Packers have played the Seahawks seven times since 2006. That is tied with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers for the most games Green Bay has played against a non-division opponent over that time span.
– Tonight will be the Seahawks’ first trip to Lambeau Field since 2009. Including the postseason, the Packers are 8-3 against Seattle at home, with wins in the last five. Green Bay has won three of the last five home games against the Seahawks by 20-plus points (22, 22, 38).
– The Packers and Seahawks were the top two seeds in the NFC playoffs last year and met in the NFC Championship Game at Seattle.
– This will be the first time the Packers have hosted Seattle for the home opener.
– Green Bay has won each of its last five Week 2 games and is 7-2 in Week 2 contests since 2006.
– Tonight’s game starts a stretch of four home games over the next five weeks for the Packers.
– Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 7-2 in home openers, including winning seven of the last eight.
– It is the fourth time the Packers play the home opener in Week 2 under McCarthy. Last season, Green Bay beat the New York Jets, 31-24, in 2013 the Packers beat the Washington Redskins, 38-20, and in 2010, the Green Bay defeated the Buffalo Bills, 34-7.
– Green Bay is 6-1 in home openers with Aaron Rodgers starting at quarterback. Rodgers has thrown for 300-plus yards in each of the last four home openers (312, 303, 480, 346). He has registered a passer rating over 100.0 in five home openers (115.5, 116.3, 132.1, 146.0, 109.8) and was above 90.0 in the other two (92.0, 93.3).
– It is only the 18th time in franchise history that Green Bay will play its home opener outside of Week 1. The Packers are 9-8 in the previous 17 contests.
– Of the 17 times Green Bay has opened at home outside of Week 1, only once did it come after the second week of the season. That occured in 1924, when the Packers beat the Kansas City Blues 16-0 in Week 3.
– The Packers have 51 victories all-time in home openers, joining the Bears (65) and Lions (52) as the only NFL teams to win 50-plus home openers. Green Bay is the only NFL team to win 50-plus home openers and 50-plus road openers (54 victories).
WHAT TO LOOK FOR
– The Packers have won nine of their last 12 games played on Sunday night.
– Under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers are 10-5 overall (.667) on Sunday night.
– Green Bay is 22-7 all-time in Sunday night contests, a .759 winning percentage that ranks No. 1 in NFL history (since 1978).
– Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have a 20-12 (.625) mark in the month of September. Green Bay’s 20 wins are tied for No. 2 in the NFC and No. 5 in the NFL.
– With a win, Green Bay will start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011. It would be the fifth 2-0 start under McCarthy.
– Including the postseason, the Packers have won nine consecutive home games, it is the third-longest streak of the McCarthy era. (13, 2010-11 / 11, 2012-13).
– Dating back to 2012, Rodgers has thrown 418 passes at home in the regular season without an interception and 36 consecutive touchdown passes at home without an interception, both NFL records.
– Rodgers has recorded a passer rating of 100-plus in each of the first two games of the season three times in his career (2008, 2011, 2013).
– If Rodgers throws three-plus touchdowns, it will mark just the second time he has registered three or more touchdowns in back-to-back games to start the season (2013).
– In regular-season games with five-plus attempts, Rodgers has registered a 100-plus quarterback rating in 12 straight home contests.
– WR Randall Cobb needs one reception to extend his streak of consecutive regular-season games with a reception to 42.
– Cobb recorded one touchdown reception in both games against the Seahawks last season.
– RB Eddie Lacy finished the 2014 regular season by surpassing 100 yards from scrimmage in each of the final nine contests, the longest streak in team history. Last week against Chicago, Lacy recorded 99 yards from scrimmage, 1 yard short of extending the streak.
– Including the postseason, Lacy has rushed for more than 90 yards in six of the last nine games.
– WR James Jones registered two touchdown receptions in Week 1 vs. Chicago, his first game back with the Packers. It was his sixth career game with muliple touchdowns (all with Green Bay), including his third against the Bears.
– In Week 1 at Chicago, LB Clay Matthews registered an interception he returned 42 yards. In 2014, he returned an interception 40 yards at Chicago. They were the second- and third-longest interception returns of his career behind the 62-yard INT he ran back for a touchdown against Dallas in 2010.
– If Matthews records an interception this week, it will be the second time in his career with INTs in back-to-back games (2011).
– LB Julius Peppers led the team with 1.5 sacks in Week 1 at Chicago. Dating back to last season, he has six sacks in the last five games (including playoffs).
– In two games against the Seahawks last season, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix recorded 13 tackles (10 solo), a sack and two interceptions.
– K Mason Crosby (1,044) needs 11 points to surpass Ryan Longwell (1,054) for the franchise record.
– Crosby (269) is nine field-goal attempts short of surpassing Longwell (277) for the most in team history.
– In his first career game, WR Ty Montgomery averaged 35.3 yards on three kick returns, including a long of 46 yards. It marked the longest kick return by a Packer since a 70-yarder by S Micah Hyde vs. Pittsburgh on 12/22/13.
WEARING THE STRIPES
– Tonight’s officiating crew includes referee Gene Steratore (114), umpire Barry Anderson (20), head linesman Ed Walker (123), line judge Dana McKenzie (8), field judge Mike Weatherford (116), side judge Bob Waggoner (25) and back judge Dino Paganelli (105).
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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), DT B.J. Raji (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).
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– Kickoff: Sunday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. CT
– If you’re looking for a bar to watch the game, try www.packerseverywhere.com. Packers Everywhere was created to let you know where you can gather with other Packers fans to watch games and have all kinds of other Packers-related fun.
– NBC will broadcast the game to a national audience. Play-by-play man Al Michaels joins color commentator Cris Collinsworth in the booth with Michele Tafoya reporting from the sidelines.
– 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 (color) call the action. McCarren first joined the team’s broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 21st season calling Packers’ games. McCarren 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 17th season of broadcasts together.
– Westwood One Sports will air the game across the country. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and James Lofton (analyst) will call the action and Scott Graham hosts the pregame and halftime shows.
– The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
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