Post-Yuletide Trivia Time!

Big games a Packer tradition...

Brett Favre's performance Monday Night in the face of great personal tragedy was incredible and inspiring – but not inconceivable. Anyone who has watched Favre over the past dozen years or so know he is capable of just about anything.

Through the years Packers have seen many great games from many great players. The franchise has also produced some surprises when clutch performances come from unlikely sources.

See how many of these "unsung heroes" you remember:


1. Who threw for a Packer-record 410 yards and five touchdowns in a 45-28 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Dec. 21, 1969?

A.     Don Horn
B.     Dennis Claridge
C.     Zeke Bratkowski
D.     Don Milan


2. Who made 12 catches, the most by a Packer in 33 seasons, in a 23-13 loss at Denver Sept. 29, 1975?

A.     Steve Odom
B.     Barry Smith
C.     Ken Payne
D.     Rich McGeorge


3. Who threw for four touchdowns – tied for the second-highest output in club history – in leading the Packers to a 28-17 win over New Orleans Sept. 10, 1978?

A.     Lynn Dickey
B.     David Whitehurst
C.     John Hadl
D.     Jim Del Gaizo


4. Which running back churned out a club-record 39 carries in the Packers' 10-10 tie with the Minnesota Vikings Nov. 26, 1978 at Lambeau Field?

A.     Eddie Lee Ivery
B.     Barty Smith
C.     Terdell Middleton
D.     Will Harrell


5. Name the Packer who set club records with eight kickoff returns and 208 kickoff return yards vs. the Washington Redskins in that legendary Monday Night game Oct. 17, 1983 at Lambeau Field.

A.     Harlan Huckleby
B.     Gary Ellerson
C.     Del Rodgers
D.     Tim Lewis


Stay tuned for more big game trivia later this week!

 

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ANSWERS

  1. A, Don Horn. Horn obliterated Tobin Rote's previous club record of 335 yards set on Dec. 16, 1951 against the Los Angeles Rams. The 410 yards stood as a Packer record until Oct. 12, 1980 when Lynn Dickey threw for 418 yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
     
  2. C, Ken Payne. Payne's 12 catches accounted for 167 yards and were part of his best season as a Packer. Payne finished 1975 with 58 catches for 766 yards but no touchdowns. The 12 catches were two shy of Don Hutson's club record set Nov. 22, 1942.
     
  3. B, David Whitehurst. Whitehurst joined an elite Packer club with the four touchdown passes in game. At that time only Whitehurst, Bart Starr, Lamar McHan, Babe Parilli, Roy McKay, Horn and Isbell had thrown at least four touchdown passes in a game.
     
  4. C, Terdell Middleton. Middleton's 39 attempts netted just 110 yards for a paltry 2.8 yards per carry average. The 39 carries broke Jim Grabowski's club record of 32 set Sept. 24, 1967 against the Bears.
     
  5. A, Harlan Huckleby. The eight kickoff returns still stands as a club record while the 208 yards held as a club record until Roell Preston beat it by three Nov. 16, 1997.

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