1:00 PM ET, September 9, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
As the 2007 NFL season gets under way, future Hall of Famer Brett Favre is closing in on some impressive, and not-so-impressive, NFL records. (Stats through Week 1)
|Wins as starter||148||John Elway, 148|
|Passing yards||57,706||Dan Marino, 61,361|
|Interceptions||274||George Blanda, 277|
|TD passes||414||Marino, 420|
|Pass attempts||8,266||Marino, 8,358|
While it was turnovers -- namely two fumbled punt returns that led to a first quarter TD and set up the game-winning field goal -- that cost the Philadelphia Eagles against the Packers in Green Bay, the Packers' defensive line stole the show. Green Bay's D-line did a great job of maintaining gap responsibility and keeping their legs free from low blocks which allowed them to stay active and harass QB Donovan McNabb all game. This contributed to McNabb posting a QB rating of 60.7. The Packers also made their presence felt by limiting the Eagles' running game, holding the Eagles to just 103 yards on the ground.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
• Complete Week 1 Scouts Buzz
Philadelphia had to play the second half without cornerback Lito Sheppard, who sprained his knee in the first half and was unable to return. Reid said Sheppard might be out "a little while" but would know more after an MRI. ... Packers starting cornerback Al Harris hyperextended his right elbow blocking on a punt return. "I'm through with special teams, unless coach [McCarthy] tells me, 'Al, you've got to get out there,"' Harris said. ... While it wasn't the most majestic of Favre's fourth-quarter comebacks, it was the 37th time he had led the Packers from a fourth-quarter tie or deficit to a win.
Although it was turnovers -- namely two fumbled punt returns that led to a first-quarter TD and set up the game-winning field goal -- that cost the Eagles against the Packers in Green Bay, the Packers' defensive line stole the show. Green Bay's D-line players did a great job of maintaining gap responsibility and keeping their legs free from low blocks, which allowed them to stay active and harass QB Donovan McNabb all game. This contributed to McNabb's posting a QB rating of 60.7. The Packers also made their presence felt by limiting the Eagles' running game, holding Philly to just 103 yards on the ground.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||3.4|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||0-1|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||13:27||Greg Lewis muffed punt recovery for a touchdown (Mason Crosby kick is good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 7 yds, 2:41
|FG||9:39||Mason Crosby 53 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, -1 yds, 0:59
|FG||13:34||David Akers 33 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 13 plays, 62 yds, 6:16
|TD||6:06||Jason Avant, 9 yd pass from Donovan McNabb (David Akers kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 67 yds, 4:49
|FG||8:20||David Akers 47 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 59 yds, 3:41
|FG||0:49||Mason Crosby 37 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 13 plays, 51 yds, 7:30
|FG||0:06||Mason Crosby 42 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 0:57