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Dope Sheet: Packers take on the Chargers at home

16 Nov 2023, 17:12 GMT+10

The Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers return to Lambeau Field to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

It is tied for the latest-ever trip to Lambeau Field for the Chargers (Week 11 - Nov. 24, 1974). Green Bay holds a 10-2 (.833) record against the Chargers, including a 4-1 mark at home. It is the highest regular season winning percentage for the Packers against an opponent. The Packers won the last meeting at Lambeau Field, a 27-20 victory in 2015. The Packers have scored 20-plus points in every game against the Chargers except one. Three of the last four contests between the two teams have been decided by seven points or less. LB Preston Smith registered nine tackles (six solo), a sack and a tackle for a loss in the 2019 game against the Chargers. Dating back to last season, Smith has registered a sack in five straight games against AFC opponents, it is tied with LB Tim Harris (1987-88) for the longest sack streak by a Packer vs. AFC teams. WR Romeo Doubs has recorded a receiving TD in each of the last two contests versus AFC teams. Dating back to last season, Doubs has four receiving TDs in seven games against AFC opponents. Under LaFleur, the Packers are 12-9 against AFC teams, a .571 winning percentage that is tied for No. 4 in the NFC and tied for No. 8 in the NFL since 2019. Sunday is the final of four scheduled noon (CT) games in a row for the Packers. Green Bay is 2-3 in games played at noon (CT) this season (2-1 at home) and 18-9 in noon (CT) games under LaFleur, a .667 winning percentage that ranks No. 8 in the NFL since 2019. The Packers are 7-2 at home in the month of November under LaFleur, a .778 winning percentage that is tied for No. 5 in the NFL since 2019. The Packers will wear their 50s Classic Uniform this Sunday, a uniform inspired by the team's uniforms from 1950-1953, which was the second time the team wore green and gold in its history. The uniforms are all green, with gold numbers and stripes, matching green pants with gold stripes, and green socks. Green Bay debuted the uniform in 2021 in a Week 7 victory over Washington. Week 12 will be another short week for the Packers as they will play at the Lions on Thanksgiving. It is the first time Green Bay has played on the holiday since it hosted the Bears in 2015 and the first time at Detroit since 2013. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the two Thursday games against Detroit mark just the second time that two teams have squared off multiple times on a Thursday in the same season (1926 Chicago Bears/Chicago Cardinals).


FOX Sports, now in its 30th season as an NFL network television partner, will broadcast the game.

Play-by-play man Kevin Kugler joins analyst Mark Sanchez and sideline reporter Laura Okman. The game is also available through NFL Sunday Ticket by YouTube. All Packers games can be heard on the Packers Radio Network, which is made up of 51 stations in Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois and North and South Dakota. 97.3 The Game - WRNW-Milwaukee begins its second season as the flagship station of the Packers Radio Network. For a map and full listing of radio affiliates, go to Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (analyst) call the action. McCarren first joined the team's broadcasts in 1995 and enters his 29th season calling Packers games. After originally being paired together in 1999, McCarren and Larrivee enter their 25th season of broadcasts together. They surpassed Jim Irwin and Max McGee for the most regular-season and postseason games broadcast for the Packers with 313 at the 2018 season opener against Chicago. The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Packers Radio Network feed). ESPN Radio will be broadcasting on radio to a national audience with Chris Carlin (play-by-play) and Darius Butler (analyst) on the call.

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Packers vs. Chargers:

All-time, regular season: 10-2 All-time, at home (regular season): 4-1 Streaks: Green Bay has won seven of the last eight matchups. Last meeting, regular season: Nov. 3, 2019, ROKiT Field at Dignity Health Sports Park, Chargers won, 26-11


Matt LaFleur: 50-25-0, .667; (2-3 postseason); 5th NFL season Brandon Staley: 23-20, .535; (0-1 postseason); 3rd NFL season Head to Head: LaFleur 0-0 vs. Staley vs. Opponent: LaFleur 0-1 vs. Chargers; Staley 0-0 vs. Packers

MATT LaFLEUR...In his fifth season as the Packers' 15th head coach.

Enters his 15th season in the NFL, having previously served as an offensive coordinator for two seasons (Los Angeles Rams, 2017; Tennessee Titans, 2018), a quarterbacks coach for six seasons (Washington Redskins, 2010-13; Atlanta Falcons, 2015-16), and an offensive assistant for two seasons (Houston Texans, 2008-09). In his first four seasons leading the Packers, has authored one of the greatest starts to a head-coaching career in NFL history. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, his 47 wins are the second most in league history by a head coach in his first four seasons in the NFL, trailing only George Seifert (52 in 1989-92). Green Bay's 47-19 regular-season record since 2019 ranks No. 3 in the NFL and No. 1 in the NFC. Became the first coach in NFL history to post 13-plus wins in three straight seasons and his 39 wins from 2019-21 passed Seifert (38) for the most wins by an NFL head coach in his first three seasons in the league (Elias). His 39 wins are also tied for the second most by a coach over any three-season span in league history, trailing only Andy Reid's 40 wins with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2020-22 and Mike Ditka's 40 wins with the Chicago Bears from 1985-87 (Elias). Guided the Packers to a 27-6 record (.818) in the regular season from 2019-22 at Lambeau Field, the top home mark in the NFL since 2019. His .750 win percentage (18-6 record) against NFC North opponents in his first four seasons also ranks as the best in the history of the NFC North/Central (min. 10 games). In his first season leading the Packers in 2019, became the first coach in club history to lead the team to the playoffs in his debut season. Also led the largest one-year win improvement in team history (plus-seven wins).

BRANDON STALEY...In his third season as the Chargers' 17th head coach.

Enters his seventh season as an NFL coach, having previously coached for the Chicago Bears (2017-18), Denver Broncos (2019) and Los Angeles Rams (2020). In his first two seasons with the Chargers, led the team to a pair of winning seasons and had eight Pro Bowl selections. Served as the Rams' defensive coordinator in 2020, helping the unit rank No. 1 in the NFL in total defense, passing defense and scoring defense that season. Spent 11 years in college football with coaching stints at Northern Illinois, St. Thomas, Hutchinson CC, Tennessee, John Carroll and James Madison.

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The two teams have met 12 times since the series began in 1970, the year of the AFL-NFL merger. The Chargers hosted the Packers for Green Bay's first-ever appearance on Monday Night Football on Oct. 12, 1970. Green Bay has won 10 of 12 matchups, including seven of the last eight games. The Chargers won the most recent meeting (2019), marking their first victory in the series since 1984. One of the more bizarre contests in Packers history was played in San Diego on Sept. 14, 1978. With a temperature of 102 degrees at kickoff (tied for the highest in Packers history), the teams combined for 18 sacks, including 10 by the Chargers. The Packers also created 11 turnovers - five interceptions (four by Willie Buchanon to tie a league record) and six fumble recoveries - in a 24-3 Green Bay victory.


Packers players connections to California: DL Kenny Clark (Rialto, UCLA), TE Josiah Deguara (Folsom), WR Romeo Doubs (Los Angeles), QB Jordan Love (Bakersfield), CB Keisean Nixon (Los Angeles), LS Matt Orzech (Menifee, Azusa Pacific), G Sean Rhyan (San Juan Capistrano, UCLA), P Daniel Whelan (Rancho Mirage, UC Davis)...Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry played at the University of Southern California (1992-93) and then went on to be a graduate assistant (1995) and linebackers coach for the Trojans (2010-11)...Barry also coached linebackers for the Chargers from 2012-14...Barry and Chargers head coach Brandon Staley worked together on the defensive side of the ball for the Rams in 2020...Packers assistant special teams coach Byron Storer was born in Modesto, Calif., and played collegiate football at Cal (2004-06)...Storer was also a special teams assistant (2012) and an assistant linebackers coach (2013) for the Chargers...Packers offensive quality control coach Ramsen Golpashin was born in Culver City, Calif., and coached four seasons at UCLA (2018-21) and one at the University of California-Berkeley (2017)...Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich coached the offensive line at San Jose State University from 2015-16...Packers assistant head coach/special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia was the Chargers' special teams coordinator in 2011 and added an assistant head coach title in 2012...Chargers offensive coordinator Kellen Moore was a player and a coach with the Dallas Cowboys while Bisaccia and special teams quality control coach Kyle Wilber were also with the organization...Packers passing game coordinator Greg Williams spent seven seasons on the Chargers' coaching staff as an assistant linebackers coach (2009-12) and assistant secondary coach (2013-15)...Packers strength and conditioning assistant Grant Thorne began his NFL career as a strength and conditioning summer intern for the Chargers...Packers offensive line coach Luke Butkus spent time on the Chargers' practice squad in 2002...Packers national scout Sam Seale played four seasons (1988-91) for the Chargers...Packers OL Zach Tom's older brother, Cameron Tom, is on the Chargers' practice squad...Chargers P JK Scott was drafted by Green Bay in the fifth round (No. 172 overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft and played three seasons with the Packers (2018-20)...Chargers tight ends coach Kevin Koger was an offensive quality control coach with Green Bay for two seasons (2019-20)...Koger also coached with Stenavich at Michigan in 2012...Chargers passing game specialist Tom Arth spent time in training camp as a quarterback with Green Bay in 2006...Chargers wide receivers coach Chris Beatty held the same title for the University of Wisconsin from 2013-14...Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was Chargers offensive assistant Pat White's position coach in Washington when White played quarterback early in the 2013 season...Staley (2013, '15-16) and Arth (2010-16) both coached and worked with Packers offensive quality control coach Rob Grosso (2011-13, player; 2014-15, student coach) at John Carroll University...Staley, Chargers defensive run game coordinator/defensive line coach Jay Rodgers and Packers tight ends coach John Dunn were on Chicago's coaching staff together while Chargers assistant defensive line coach John Timu played for the Bears...Chargers QB Justin Herbert began his collegiate career at Oregon in 2016 when Golpashin was an offensive line graduate assistant for the Ducks...Chargers special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken and linebackers coach Jeff Howard were on Minnesota's coaching staff when Packers LB Eric Wilson and Chargers LB Eric Kendricks were a players for the Vikings...Chargers defensive passing game coordinator/secondary coach Tom Donatell was a defensive graduate assistant at UCLA in 2015 when Packers DL Kenny Clark was finishing up his college career...Donatell's father, Ed, was the Packers' defensive coordinator from 2000-03...Chargers front seven specialist Mike Hiestand and Packers assistant offensive line coach Ryan Mahaffey were graduate assistants together at Notre Dame (2014-15) while LaFleur coached QBs for the Fighting Irish in 2014...Chargers assistant special teams coach Chris Gould was on the staff at Elmhurst (Ill.) College in 2012 when Packers senior analyst Tim Lester was the head coach...Packers running backs coach Ben Sirmans and Chargers quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier coached together for Michigan State in 2005...Former collegiate teammates: Packers CB Keisean Nixon, LB Kingsley Enagbare and Chargers G/T Zack Bailey (South Carolina); Packers G Jon Runyan and Chargers DL Christopher Hinton (Michigan); Packers RB AJ Dillon, LB Isaiah McDuffie and Chargers G Zion Johnson (Boston College); Packers DL Kenny Clark and LB Eric Kendricks (UCLA); Packers WR Christian Watson and Chargers QB Easton Stick (NDSU).

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