The Last Time

In Green Bay's 45-31 loss to the Colts Sunday, both teams put up the kind of numbers we just don't see every day.<p>

Before Javon Walker's hat trick Sunday, the last Packer to catch three touchdown passes in a game was Antonio Freeman with a triple vs. Tennessee on Dec. 20, 1998. Free had scoring catches of 57, 68 and 32 yards from Brett Favre in the Packers' 30-22 win in their home finale vs. the then-Oilers.

The last time the Packers scored 30-plus points in a dome was a 37-31 win over Detroit at brand-new Ford Field on Sept. 22, 2002.

The last time Favre had a 4 TD game was Sept. 29, 1996 in a 31-10 win in the Seattle Kingdome.

The last time the Packers gave up 45 points in the regular season was under Forrest Gregg in the 1986 season finale (Dec. 20). The Giants thrashed the Packers 55-24 in East Rutherford, N.J. Despite a "controversial" gesture made involving Gregg and the Packers' subsequent 4-12 finish, Gregg returned to the Packer helm for his fourth and final season in 1987.

Walker matched a feat he performed last year on a memorable Monday night in Oakland. Walker is the last Packer to reach 100 yards receiving in the first half, with 124 yards on Dec. 22, 2003 and again Sunday with 143 yards before the break. When it happened in Oakland, the Raiders also had a century-mark receiver in the first half with Jerry Rice. This time, the opponent also countered Walker's feat as Colts WR Reggie Wayne had 137 first-half yards.

The last time the Packers were shut out was Oct. 27, 1991 at Tampa Bay. What does that have to do with Sunday's shootout? The Indy game marked the 204th game in which the Packers have scored. The streak moved up the ladder Sunday to become the second-longest current skein in the league. Only Minnesota has a longer streak at 207 games. San Francisco saw their league-record 420-game streak snapped Sunday in a 34-0 loss at Seattle.


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