Packers-49ers notes

Here are some game notes from Green Bay's 30-19 victory over the San Francisco 49ers compiled from the Green Bay Packers and PackerReport.com:

-- Donald Driver had a reception in a 77th consecutive game to extend the franchise's second-longest streak behind Sharpe's 103 (1988-94).

-- Driver in the second quarter reached 1,000 yards receiving in 2006 and joined James Lofton (5) and Sterling Sharpe (5) as one of three Packers ever with as many as four overall 1,000-yard seasons. He also joined Lofton (3, 1983-85) and Sharpe (3, 1992-94) as one of three Packers ever with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.

-- Additionally, Driver became only the sixth Packers player with 400 career receptions, joining Sharpe, Lofton, Don Hutson, Boyd Dowler and Antonio Freeman. Driver entered with 393 career catches.

-- With Driver's 33rd career TD reception from Brett Favre, a 68-yard play in the third quarter, the duo surpassed No. 5 Lynn Dickey-James Lofton and Favre-Robert Brooks (both 32) on the all-time list, and tied No. 4 Cecil Isbell-Don Hutson (33).

-- Ruvell Martin scored his first NFL touchdown, a first-quarter, 36-yard reception from Brett Favre.

The touchdown pass marked the 200th Favre has thrown in a road game, extending an NFL record previously held by Dan Marino (197, 1983-99).

Martin became the 42nd player to catch a touchdown from Favre, joining Noah Herron and Greg Jennings, who added their names to the list earlier this season.

-- On the Packers' final first-half drive, Brett Favre reached 3,000 yards passing and extended two NFL records: Most overall seasons with 3,000 and most consecutive seasons with 3,000 (both 15).

-- Charles Woodson pounced on a Frank Gore fumble to set up a second-quarter field goal. The fumble was Woodson's fifth career recovery, but his first since Nov. 28, 2004, in an Oakland win at Denver.

It also was Woodson's fourth individual takeaway over a three-game stretch (two INT at Seattle, Nov. 27, and one INT vs. the N.Y. Jets, Dec. 3).

-- Dave Rayner recorded his 11th touchback this season after his second-quarter field goal. His 11 touchbacks are the most by a Packers kicker since Ryan Longwell had 11 in 1997.

By converting a 44-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, Rayner improved to 5 of 8 between 40-49 yards this season.

-- Safety Nick Collins intercepted his first pass of the season and second of his career in the third quarter. Collins got his first interception Nov. 21, 2005 against the Minnesota Vikings (Brad Johnson).

-- Rookie linebacker A.J. Hawk notched his first interception this season by picking off 49ers quarterback Alex Smith midway through the fourth quarter. Hawk returned the interception from the 49ers' end zone to the 21.

-- Ahman Green with his second-quarter touchdown surpassed No. 3 Sterling Sharpe (66) on Green Bay's all-time overall TDs list. Green now has 67 in a Packers uniform, having earlier surpassed No. 4 Paul Hornung (62) this season.

On the same play, Green surpassed No. 8 Sharpe (396) on the team's all-time scoring list. Green now has 402, having already surpassed No. 10 Clarke Hinkle (379) and No. 9 Ted Fritsch (380) this season.

Green needs just 238 yards to become the Packers' all-time rushing leader. Green, who had 77 yards in 21 carries against the 49ers, has 7,970 yards in his seven seasons with the club. Jim Taylor has the 40-year-old record of 8,207 yards.

-- Mike Nolan, on Greg Jennings' first-quarter reception, became the first opponent head coach to successfully challenge a replay since Dec. 12, 2004. That afternoon, Steve Mariucci - then with Detroit - took an interception and touchdown away from Darren Sharper at Lambeau Field. Opponent coaches had been unsuccessful on each of their previous 13 challenges entering the day. The streak began Dec. 19, 2004, when Jacksonville's Jack Del Rio challenged a play in which Sharper returned a Byron Leftwich fumble 15 yards for a touchdown. Nolan actually overturned another call, a spot challenge, later in the game.

-- Weather at kickoff: 57 degrees, partly cloudy.

Injury update
It appears that none of the Packers sustained any major injuries against the 49ers. Cornerback Charles Woodson left the game late in the second quarter with a shoulder injury, but returned to play in the second half.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings aggravated an ankle injury midway through the second quarter, but return to the game.

Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins entered the game with a broken nose that he sustained last Sunday in a loss to the New York Jets. He left the game in the first quarter after aggravating the injury, but returned to the game, taking over for Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila at right defensive end on base downs.

Tight end David Martin was deactivated for the third straight game because of a ribs injury. Martin, the team's top pass-catching tight end, practiced the final two days of the week and was hopeful of playing Sunday.

Offensive tackle Mark Tauscher missed his fourth straight game because of a groin injury. Rookie Tony Moll again started in Tauscher's absence. Tauscher is iffy to return before the end of the season.

Defensive end Michael Montgomery didn't play Sunday and could be out the remainder of the season. The second-year backup suffered ligament damage in his right knee during practice Dec. 6. Montgomery has played in 11 games this season and has 21 tackles with 1.5 sacks.

Did not suit up
Packers Inactives:
7 Ingle Martin (third QB)
28 P.J. Pope RB
29 Tyrone Culver S
58 Ben Taylor LB
64 Tony Palmer G
65 Mark Tauscher T
87 David Martin TE
96 Michael Montgomery DE

Packers lineup changes:
75 T Tony Moll started his fourth consecutive game in place of 65 T Mark Tauscher.

49ers Inactives:
13 Shaun Hill (third QB)
36 Shawntae Spencer CB
44 Chris Hetherington FB
50 Derek Smith LB
68 Adam Snyder T/G
76 Harvey Dahl T
82 Eric Johnson TE
91 Anthiny Adams DT

49ers lineup changes
53 LB Jeff Ulbrich will start in place of 50 LB Derek Smith.

30 CB Donald Strickland will start in place of 36 CB Shawntae Spencer.


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