Packers vs. Jaguars capsule

The Packers can clinch a playoff berth today by beating the Jacksonville Jaguars at frigid Lambeau Field. The temperature may reach 12 degrees and the players will have to battle gusty winds.

WHAT: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (7-6) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-5)

WHEN: 3:15 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: Lambeau Field

TV: CBS

OPENING LINE: Packers by 3 1/2.

LAST WEEK: Jacksonville's defense dominated the Bears in a 22-3 victory. The Packers had to rally in the second half, beating the Lions 16-13 on another game-winning field goal by Ryan Longwell.

JAGUARS OFFENSE: OVERALL (13), RUSH (17), PASS (13)

JAGUARS DEFENSE: OVERALL (9), RUSH (6t), PASS (16)

PACKERS OFFENSE: OVERALL (4), RUSH (10), PASS (6)

PACKERS DEFENSE: OVERALL (26), RUSH (11), PASS (27)

SERIES RECORD: Packers lead 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Today's game marks the first time the Packers have hosted Jacksonville. In their last meeting, Green Bay won 28-21 on Dec. 3, 2001. Don't remember this game? True Packers fans will know this was Jamal Reynolds' "breakout" game. The rookie first-round pick thwarted a last-minute Jaguars drive by sacking Mark Brunell and causing a fumble that was recovered by Nate Wayne.

Before Reynolds' big play, Packers quarterback Brett Favre rallied the team from a 21-7 third-quarter deficit. Favre hit Bill Schroeder on a 43-yard strike to get the Packers back in it. The Packers forced a turnover on the ensuing kickoff, and Favre made the Jaguars pay by hitting Bubba Franks for the tying touchdown.

The winning drive was set up by a 42-yard Favre-to-Ahman Green connection, with Favre running a bootleg into the end zone with 1:30 remaining.

Favre finished with 362 yards passing a three touchdowns.


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