Green Bay hosts Philadelphia for the first time since 2007

Posted by on November 10, 2013 – 9:00 am

– The Packers will host the Eagles today, the first meeting between the teams in Green Bay since the 2007 season opener. This will be the 13th meeting all-time between the clubs at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay’s four-game winning streak was snapped on Monday night with a 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field. It also ended the Packers’ 10-game home winning streak and their 10-game home winning streak against NFC North foes.

– The Packers have had a winning streak of four or more games each of the past five seasons (2009-13), the only NFL team to do so over that span. At 5-3 on the season, Green Bay is currently tied for first in the NFC North with Chicago and Detroit.

– This marks the fourth straight year (2010-13) that the Packers have been above .500 at the midway point of the season.

– This is the only time this season that the Packers have back-to-back games at home, the first time that has happened for Green Bay since 2008. The Packers do not have back-to-back road games on their schedule for the first time in franchise history.

– Today’s contest marks the 38th time the Packers and Eagles have met in the regular season, with Green Bay holding a 24-13 edge in the series. The teams have met three times in the postseason, with Green Bay winning one of those games.

– Green Bay has won three straight games against the Eagles, including a 2010 Wild Card win in Philadelphia that was the start of the Packers’ run to the Super Bowl XLV title.

– It will be a matchup of the top two teams in the NFC since 2000. Green Bay has a 136-80 regular-season record (.630) over that span, No. 1 in the conference, while Philadelphia checks in at No. 2 (129-87-1, .597).

– Since 1992, there have been only two seasons (1999, 2005) that didn’t feature either the Packers or the Eagles or both clubs in the playoffs.

– Today will be a matchup of two of the top offenses in the league this season. Green Bay ranks No. 2 in the NFL with an average of 423.0 yards per game and Philadelphia ranks No. 4 in the league with an average of 413.2 yards per game. The Packers and Eagles are the only two teams in the league to rank in the top 10 in both rushing and passing offense.

– The Packers have won 10 of their last 11 regular-season games at home and 23 of their last 25 (.920) at Lambeau Field.

– Green Bay has won 17 of its last 18 regular-season games at Lambeau Field that were played Nov. 1 or later.

– The Packers enter today’s contest having won 33 of their last 42 regular-season games, a .786 winning percentage that ranks No. 2 in the NFL over that span behind only New England (34-9, .791).


– Today’s officiating crew includes referee Mike Carey (94), umpire Chad Brown (31), head linesman Mark Baltz (26), line judge Tim Podraza (47), field judge Mike Weir (50), side judge Doug Rosenbaum (67) and back judge Billy Smith (2).

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