Packers-Raiders: Just the facts

Interesting numbers to note for both teams, individuals

GREEN BAY PACKERS
-- Green Bay is playing Oakland at Lambeau Field for the first time since Sept. 12, 1999. The Packers won that game, 28-24.

Prior to that game, the Raiders' last trip to Wisconsin was in 1993, when LeRoy Butler spontaneously invented the 'Lambeau Leap.'

-- The Packers, coming off a 37-27 loss to Dallas on Nov. 29, have won 14 of their last 16 games and are in second place in the NFC with a 10-2 record.

-- The Packers are hoping to avoid consecutive losses for the first time since losing three straight games from Nov. 19 through Dec. 3 to New England, Seattle, and the New York Jets, respectively.

-- Brett Favre is expected to make his 250th consecutive start (270 including the playoffs) against the Raiders.

-- A win over the Raiders by the Packers enables Green Bay to clinch the NFC North Division. The Packers also can clinch the division if Detroit loses at home to Dallas.

-- The Packers will clinch a playoff berth with an Arizona loss or tie against Seattle on Sunday.

-- Aaron Rodgers passed for 201 yards (18 for 26, 1 TD) in relief of Brett Favre last Thursday against Dallas. It was the first time that a Packers sub totaled at least 150 yards passing since Favre did it (289 yards, two touchdowns), rallying Green Bay to a 24-23 win over the Bengals on Sept. 20, 1992, in relief of Don Majkowski. That was the week before Favre began his streak of 249 straight regular season starts.

-- Cornerback Charles Woodson spent the first eight seasons of his career (1998-2005) in Oakland and was a four-time Pro Bowl selection.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
-- Lane Kiffin (32 years, 7 months) is believed to be the youngest coach ever to take an NFL team into Lambeau Field. Previously, the youngest coach in the modern era was the Los Angeles Rams' Harland Svare, who first brought his team to Lambeau Field at age 32 years, 10 months, on Oct. 6, 1963. The Rams won that game, 42-10, over the Packers in front of a sold out City Stadium crowd of 42,327.

-- The last time the Raiders and Packers played each other, the Raiders lost to the Packers, 41-7, on Dec. 22, 2003, during a Monday Night Football game in Oakland. Brett Favre, a day after his father, Irvin, passed away, passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns.

-- Wide receiver Jerry Porter is sixth among the Raiders' all-time receiving leaders with 274 catches for 3,800 yards and 27 touchdowns. Porter is currently second on the team behind Ron Curry with 34 catches and four touchdowns.

-- The Raiders rushed for 175 yards Dec. 2 in a win over the Denver Broncos. Earlier in the season, the Raiders rushed for more than 175 yards three weeks in a row - a season-high 299 yards Sept. 30 against the Dolphins in Miami; 186 yards on Sept. 23 against Cleveland; and 200 yards on Sept. 16 against the Broncos at Denver.

-- Raiders rookie QB JaMarcus Russell made his pro debut during the win over the Denver Broncos Dec. 2 in Oakland. Russell, the top overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft, entered the game in the second quarter and threw for 56 yards, completing 4 of 7 passes.

-- TE Zach Miller, the Raiders' second round pick in the 2007 NFL draft out of Arizona State, leads AFC rookie tight ends with 31 receptions for 313 yards (10.1 avg.) and two touchdowns.

-- The Raiders offense did not allow a sack last Sunday against Denver, the second time it has accomplished that feat this season.

-- DT Warren Sapp hasn't gotten a sack since Oct. 28 against Tennessee. Sapp, a seven-time Pro Bowler in his 13th (and possibly last) season, has two sacks this year and 96.5 for his career.


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