Packers-Seahawks: Just the facts

Interesting numbers to note for both teams, individuals

GREEN BAY PACKERS
-- The Packers are in the postseason for the 11th time in the last 15 seasons.

-- This season, the Packers were 3-1 against playoff teams, and 2-1 against NFC Divisional round participants.

-- Green Bay's defense ranked 11th in the National Football League in the regular season, and sixth overall in scoring defense (allowing 291 points). Opposing quarterbacks completed just 55.2 percent of their passes. Only Pittsburgh (54.5%) held opponents to a lower completion percentage.

-- Green Bay's offense ranked second in the National Football League this season, its highest league ranking since 1983 when the offense also finished No. 2.

-- The Packers finished the season with 67 plays of 20 yards or more, second only to Dallas (68). Fifteen of those big plays came on the ground, and 52 through the air.

-- Brett Favre has thrown eight touchdown passes of at least 40 or more yards, his most productive season with the big play.

-- Favre will start his 21st playoff game today, and his 274th start overall. Favre is 11-9 in the postseason (.550) and has thrown a touchdown pass in an NFL-record 16 straight playoff games.

-- Favre hasn't thrown more than 45 passes in any of his previous 20 playoff starts.

-- Favre has had three 300-yard passing games in 20 playoff appearances. He has thrown for at least 300 yards only once in Green Bay's last 13 postseason games, dating to the 1996 season, with the Packers' going 7-6.

-- Favre is 4-2 in six career starts against Seattle.

-- GM Ted Thompson spent five seasons (2000-04) as the Seahawks' vice president of football operations.

-- Lambeau Field set a single-season home attendance record in its 50th anniversary season with 566,443 fans. That topped the previous high of 565,749 set last season.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
-- Seattle went 6-2 in its last eight games of the regular season after starting 4-4.

-- Seattle won 10-plus games for the fifth time in team history. Its 51-29 record (.638) since the beginning of the 2003 season is the NFC's best record.

-- Seattle travels to Green Bay for the second postseason meeting between the two teams. The Packers beat the Seahawks 33-27 in overtime on Jan. 4, 2004 on Al Harris' interception return for a touchdown.

-- In the last 34 years, Seattle has had the fewest penalties per game of any team in the league in a season. The Seahawks averaged just 3.69 penalties (59 penalties) per game in 2007, topping the Miami Dolphins' 1973 average of 3.71.

-- Mike Holmgren, who coached the Packers from 1992-98 before leaving for Seattle, is Seattle's winningest coach in team history. Holmgren is 86-67, just ahead of Chuck Knox (83-67).

-- Six Seahawks were named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad this season - QB Matt Hasselbeck, OT Walter Jones, DE Patrick Kerney, LB Julian Peterson, LB Lofa Tatupu, and CB Marcus Trufant.

-- Hasselbeck set Seattle single-season marks for attempts (562), completions (352) and yards (3,966). He also threw for a career-high 28 touchdowns.

-- Defensive end Patrick Kerney had a career-high 14.5 sacks that led the NFC (second in NFL).

-- Defensive end Darryl Tapp had a career-high 7.0 sacks in 2007 and tied a Seattle record with 4.0 in one game (vs. St. Louis on Oct. 21).

-- Cornerback Marcus Trufant had a career-high seven interceptions (second in NFC, third in NFL), including a Seattle-record tying three against Arizona on Dec. 9.


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