-- The Packers will pay a visit to Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field for the third time in less than two years, still seeking their first victory there.
An improbable pass from Donovan McNabb to Freddie Mitchell to convert a fourth-and-26 play late in the fourth quarter sparked a dramatic 20-17, come-from-behind win in overtime for the Eagles in an NFC divisional-playoff game during the 2003 season. Packers coach Mike Sherman subsequently fired Ed Donatell as defensive coordinator, creating the perception that Donatell was made out to be the fall guy for fourth-and-26.
-- With Brett Favre at quarterback, the Packers have lost all four games previously played at Philadelphia. In fact, the Packers have never won in Pennsylvania with Favre. They lost once at Pittsburgh.
-- Coach Mike Sherman's first win as Packers coach came against the Eagles, 6-3 on Sept. 17, 2000, in Green Bay. The Packers have since lost the teams' last three meetings.
-- Favre needs two touchdown passes to extend his NFL-record streak of at least 20 TD throws in a season to 12.
-- DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila has 54 1/2 career sacks, right on the heels of Tim Harris (55) for second place in team annals. The late Reggie White holds the club record with 68 1/2.
White on Tuesday was selected as one of 25 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction class next year. White starred for both the Eagles and the Packers, and each team is retiring his number 92 this season.
-- WR Donald Driver needs one catch Sunday to extend his streak of games with a reception to 59 and take over sole possession of third place in team annals. Driver is tied with Hall of Fame receiver James Lofton.
BY THE NUMBERS:
0 - Losses in six games for the Packers under coach Mike Sherman against teams that played in the Super Bowl the previous season. The Packers beat Baltimore and the New York Giants during the 2001 season, New England in '02, Tampa Bay and Oakland in '03 and Carolina in '04.
QUOTE TO NOTE:
"Until we do something differently, it will be remembered as (our) last good shot at making the Super Bowl." - QB Brett Favre, referring to the fourth-and-26 conversion by Philadelphia that propelled it to a 20-17 come-from-behind victory in overtime over the Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs during the 2003 season.