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End of the line: Ryan Longwell's miss from 31 yards in the second quarter snapped his streak of 45 consecutive field goals made from 40 yards or shorter. The streak had been the longest among active players.<p>

While the trey turned out to be the Jaguars' margin of victory, don't blame this one of the usually sure-footed Longwell. His miss was just one in a long, long list of blown opportunities Sunday.

Longwell could have had a shot at redemption if the Packers could have come up with the onside kick. In that case, Longwell would have probably had a chance for his fourth game-winner in six weeks.

Another streak that ended was Favre's winning way in winter weather. Favre had been perfect in regular-season home games when the temperature is below 30. A playoff loss to Atlanta in 2002 marred the perfection, but the regular-season mark held until Sunday. The cold didn't appear to have an effect on the Jags, many of whom were bare-armed.

Baby, it's cold outside: Just ask safety Mark Roman. On Fred Taylor's breakaway run in the third quarter, Roman was the only player with a shot inside the 20. Instead of stretching for a diving tackle -- which surely would have meant an unpleasant crash onto the frozen field -- Roman looked like he pulled up around the 6 yard line.

The good news: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila moved to within one-half sack of his fourth double-digit sack season. The sack that brought KGB to 9.5 was definitely a memorable one. He hit Byron Leftwich as the QB was dropping back, and Leftwich coughed up the ball. While most of the players on both teams though the play would be ruled an incompletion, safety Darren Sharper alertly noticed that no whistle had blown and that the officials were still watching the play. He slapped the ball away from Jacksonville's Vince Manuwai, scooped it up and ran it in 15 yards for a touchdown with just under 5 minutes remaining in the half.

Vonte Leach's blocked punt was the first for Green Bay since week 4 last year (Sept. 29, 2003) when Marcus Wilkins blocked a Brad Maynard punt as Green Bay beat the Bears 38-23 at Soldier Field.

Unfortunately for Green Bay, the block came too close to the end of the second quarter to do much good. FYI: Just a note to Dick Enberg - it's Lambeau Field, not Lambeau Stadium. The venue has continuously served as home to its franchise for longer than any other in the NFL, so there's been plenty of time to figure it out.

Inactives: The following Packers were inactive Sunday: T Chris Johnson, DT B.J. Sander.

Starting lineup changes were Grey Ruegamer.


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