1:00 PM ET, December 9, 2007
Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
The Packers ended a two-year playoff drought Sunday, clinching their fourth NFC North title since divisional realignment in 2002.
|2004||10-6||Lost, Wild Card|
|2003||10-6||Lost, Division Playoff|
|2002||12-4||Lost, Wild Card|
Backup cornerback Will Blackmon picked up two special teams touchdowns for the Pack, returning a punt 57 yards for a TD in the second quarter and recovering a muffed punt in the end zone late in the third. Blackmon is just the fourth player in NFL history to score on a punt and fumble return in the same game and the first since Lemar Parrish did so in '74.
|'07 Packers||Will Blackmon||Raiders|
|'74 Bengals||Lemar Parrish||Redskins|
|'66 49ers||Kermit Alexander||Bears|
|'48 Eagles||Bosh Pritchard||Steelers|
Packers cornerback Charles Woodson and defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila returned from injuries after sitting out last week's game. ... Packers linebacker Nick Barnett was poked in the eye but returned to the game. Left tackle Chad Clifton returned to the game after being kicked in the shin but left the game after later injuring his shoulder. ... Kiffin said he replaced McCown with Walter instead of No. 1 draft pick JaMarcus Russell because the Raiders weren't playing well enough on offense to put a rookie in the game.
Green Bay bounced back from its loss at Dallas with a solid effort in all facets of the game. The Packers used an excellent mixture of run and pass out of a variety of spread formations. This gave quarterback Brett Favre time to exploit the secondary and created creases in the running game. The Packers' 4-3 defensive scheme penetrated the Raiders’ offensive line and made it tough for Oakland to sustain many drives. Green Bay also turned two Oakland special teams blunders into touchdowns. The Packers gave a solid effort in all three phases.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.6||7.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||08:51||Ryan Grant 6 Yd Run (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||7|
|TD||05:44||Will Blackmon 57 Yd Punt Return (Mason Crosby Kick)||0||14|
|TD||00:26||Jerry Porter 25 Yd Pass From Josh Mccown (Sebastian Janikowski Kick)||7||14|
|FG||10:46||Mason Crosby 44 Yd||7||17|
|TD||09:11||Greg Jennings 80 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||24|
|TD||04:50||Will Blackmon Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||31|
|TD||04:00||Donald Lee 46 Yd Pass From Brett Favre (Mason Crosby Kick)||7||38|