Playoff Records Fall

The numbers are no consolation, but there are names in record books...

While the numbers aren't much consolation to the Packers after their 20-17 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Divisional Playoffs Sunday, Green Bay certainly made its mark in the league and team post-season record books.

This weekend's divisional playoff games broke the previous league record for the fewest total points deciding all four games.

In the 1980 playoffs, the total margin of all four games totaled just 26 points. The Eagles' 20-17 overtime win over the Packers completed the 2004 divisional playoffs with just 22 points separating the teams.

The Packers' two overtime games in post-season contributed to an NFL record of three playoff games going the extra distance in one season – and it's not over yet.

Green Bay's eight sacks of McNabb Sunday are a team playoff record.

Ahman Green's 156-yard performance smashed the team record for most rushing yardage in a post-season game. Dorsey Levens held the previous three spots with 116, 114 and 112 yards. Sunday also marked Green's first 100-yard game in the playoffs. Green's previous high-mark in that category was 94 yards on 16 carries in the loss to Atlanta last season.

Brett Favre's second touchdown pass put him in second-place all time with 33 post-season scoring passes. He pass Dan Marino (32) and trails only Joe Montana (45).

With the touchdown pass, Favre has now thrown a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive playoff games, extending his own NFL record.

Favre extended his own team post-season record by appearing in his 19th post-season game. Defensive end Gilbert Brown (1993, 1995-98, 2001-2002) moved into a tie for second place on the list with Earl Dotson (1993, 1995-98, 2001-2002) with 15 apiece.

Fullback William Henderson moved into third place, tied with six other Packers, with 14 appearances.

Ryan Longwell, who last weekend moved out of a tie with Don Chandler for most consecutive post-season games scoring points, now stands at 9 games. He closes in on Chris Jacke, who owns the record with 10 (1993-96).

Robert Ferguson's two receiving touchdowns put him in a tie for the team record with Elijah Pitts (vs. KC, Super Bowl I, Jan. 15, 1967), Travis Williams (vs. LA Rams Dec. 23, 1967) and Edgar Bennett (vs. San Francisco Jan. 4, 1997).


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