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Receiver Terry Glenn has had to shake off a knee injury and migraine headaches so far this season. Those burdens were nothing compared to the baggage he had to leave behind in order to make a fresh start with the Packers. This week Glenn returns to New England when the Packers take on the Patriots Sunday.<p>

He is riding high after a phenomenal performance in Green Bay's 34-21 win over the Bears in Champaign Monday night. Glenn had 8 catches for 154 yards, and showed no ill effects of his head trauma-induced migraines.

"It felt great to go out there and hit on all cylinders - offensively, defensively and special teams a little bit," Glenn said. "it was a big win for us.

"Things are pretty good," Glenn said. "Any time I'm out there with the guys, I feel better. Being out there and being able to contribute and help our team win, that always helps."

Glenn even volunteered to go in and play cornerback Monday as injuries continue to decimate the secondary, coach Mike Sherman said.

"I'm not surprised at all," Sherman said. "Terry is turning out to be the kind of player we knew he could be."

So how will the new-look Glenn look against his old team?

Glenn is no stranger to a Packer-Patriot matchup. Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans put a disappointing end - for the Patriots, that is - to Glenn's illustrious rookie season. The seventh overall choice in the 1996 draft, Glenn finished his debut year with six catches for 42 yards in the Super Bowl as the Packers whooped the Patriots 35-21 to take the crown.

Glenn's numbers leading to the championship game rewrote the Pat's recordbooks. He set an NFL record for most catches by a rookie (90). He is one of just 11 men to have 1,000 receiving yards as a rookie. Going up against the storied '96 Packer defense proved a tougher road. He was well under his season average of 76 yards, and most of his SB yardage came on a 44-yard reception from Bledsoe. The rest of the way he had just 18 yards on three catches. While his leaping long catch keyed a Patriots' TD drive, Glenn never got into the end zone.

Glenn faced the Packers the following season in a "Super Bowl rematch" Oct. 27, 1998. While the final result of the rematch wasn't much different - the Packers won 28-10 - Glenn's numbers told a different story. Glenn led receivers with 163 yards on seven catches with a long reception of 50 yards. It was one of nine games he played in that season due to ankle and hamstring injuries. Glenn and the Patriots came up short in a quest for a Super Bowl reunion - they lost to Jacksonville in the AFC divisional playoffs while the Packers repeated as NFC Champions.


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