Starting with a thud

Here is how the Packers performed on their first series on offense in each game this season:<p>

Wild Card playoff vs. Atlanta Falcons – intercepted pass on third play of series

at New York Jets on Dec. 29 – punted after three plays

Buffalo Bills on Dec. 22 – intercepted pass on third play of series

at San Francisco on Dec. 15 – punt after eight plays

Minnesota Vikings on Dec. 8 – punt after three plays

Chicago Bears on Dec. 1 – fumbled ball away on third play of series

at Tampa Bay on Nov. 24 – punted after six plays

at Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 17 – punted after three plays

Detroit Lions on Nov. 10 – field goal after 13 play, 74-yard drive

Miami Dolphins on Nov. 4 – intercepted pass on 11th play of series

Washington Redskins on Oct. 20 – touchdown after 8 play, 69-yard drive

at New England on Oct. 13 – punted after nine plays of series

at Chicago Bears in Champaign, Ill. on Oct. 7 – punted after five plays of series

Carolina Panthers on Sept. 29 – field goal after 11 play, 73-yard drive

at Detroit Lions on Sept. 22 – punt after three plays (kick was returned for touchdown by Lions)

at New Orleans Saints on Sept. 15 – intercepted pass on 10th play of series

Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 8 – field goal after 15 play, 77-yard drive

Green Bay's opponents scored four touchdowns and two field goals in 17 overall opening series in 2002.


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