Packers notebook

Favre has been struggling; Green 12 yards from 1,000; Rayner tops 100

Brett Favre is in the throes of his worst stretch of the season. He had two interceptions without a touchdown pass in the 9-7 win over Minnesota on Thursday night, giving him five interceptions and no touchdowns in the last two games. After returning the following week from an elbow injury that knocked him out of the Nov. 19 game against New England, Favre has only four touchdowns with 10 interceptions in the last five games. His season totals are 17 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.

Favre will need three touchdown throws in the regular-season finale Sunday night at Chicago to extend his league record to 13 straight seasons with at least 20 touchdown passes.

-- RB Ahman Green enters Sunday's game needing only 12 rushing yards for his sixth 1,000-yard season in the last seven years with the team. He is 116 yards away from Jim Taylor's 40-year-old franchise record of 8,207 rushing yards. Green also needs 23 rushing attempts to equal Taylor's club milestone of 1,811 carries.

-- WR Donald Driver on Sunday will try to pad his career-high numbers of 89 catches and 1,272 receiving yards. Driver leads the NFC in both categories. He is tied with Javon Walker, who attained the total in 2004, for sixth-most receptions in team annals. Sterling Sharpe holds the record with 112 in 1993. Driver's receiving yards rank 10th in club history. Robert Brooks holds the record with 1,497 in 1995.

-- WR Greg Jennings was held to one catch for the second straight game. Both of Favre's interceptions were intended for Jennings, who appeared to be at fault in each instance because of his route running. Since suffering an ankle injury at Miami on Oct. 22, the once-flourishing rookie has only 24 receptions for 254 yards and no touchdowns in the last eight games.

-- TE Bubba Franks had season highs of five catches and 43 receiving yards in the last game, which ironically also was probably the worst performance of the three-time Pro Bowler's career. Franks dropped a pass, committed a holding penalty to wipe out a big pass play and had two fumbles, the latter of which was at the goal line in the fourth quarter that temporarily prevented the Packers from regaining the lead. Franks has yet to score a touchdown this season.

-- TE David Martin has a good chance to play Sunday night after missing four of the last five games with a ribs injury. He will be evaluated throughout the week.

-- DE Aaron Kampman is coming off his second three-sack game of the season. Kampman is tied for the league lead with 15.5 sacks, ranking third on the team's season-best list. Late Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White had 16 in 1998. Linebacker Tim Harris holds the record with 19.5 in 1989. Kampman has never had a four-sack game, which he would need Sunday to match Harris.

-- CB Charles Woodson had an interception in the last game, his fifth in the last five games. Woodson has a career-high seven interceptions this season, which leads the NFC. It's the highest interception total by a Packer since safety Darren Sharper had seven in 2002. Woodson also has a career-best 22 pass breakups this season.

-- WLB A.J. Hawk was unofficially credited with six tackles in the game Thursday. That gives the first-round draft pick 143 tackles, which tops the team this season. Barring a monster game at Chicago on Sunday, Hawk will have the second-highest tackles total ever among Green Bay rookies. Middle linebacker Rich Wingo had 166 in 1979.

-- PK Dave Rayner topped the century mark for points this season with his first game-winning kick at any level, a 44-yard field goal with 1:34 left in the fourth quarter to decide Thursday's game. Rayner accounted for all of Green Bay's points with three field goals. He has 101 points. Ryan Longwell, whom Rayner replaced after the Packers' all-time leading scorer signed with Minnesota as a free agent, had a streak of eight straight 100-point seasons snapped in 2005 when he tallied 90.


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