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Here are some interesting facts about the Eagles, the Packers and their series rivalry to whet your appetite for today's nationally televised showdown ...

The Eagles have won four of the last five meetings between these two squads and the last eight games in Philadelphia. The Packers have never won at Lincoln Financial Field. Head coach Andy Reid is 5-2 against the team he used to be an assistant coach with.

The last meeting between these two teams was the season opener in 2007 when two special teams miscues gave the Packers a 16-13 win. The last battle in Philly was in 2006 when the Eagles struggled to a 9-7 halftime deficit before scoring 24 unanswered points in the second half for a comfortable 31-9 win.


Quarterback Kevin Kolb makes his third career start. He is the only QB in NFL history to throw for 300 yards in each of 1st 2 starts.

Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 637 yards last year, most ever by Eagles rookie.

Running Back Mike Bell had career-high 172 carries last year and helped Saints win Super Bowl XLIV

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson became 1st player in NFL history to be selected to Pro Bowl at 2 positions. He scored 8 TDs of 50 yards last year, tying NFL single-season record. He averaged 52.8 yards per TD in 2009, highest in season in NFL history (min. 10 TDs).

Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin ranked 3rd among rookies last year with 56 catches & 773 yards.

Tight end Brent Celek had 76 catches and 971 yards last year, both 2nd most by Eagle TE in season.

Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel leads NFL with 29 INTs since 2006.

Linebacker Ernie Sims makes Eagles debut after 4 years with Lions.

Defensive end Trent Cole is 3rd in NFC with 42 sacks since 2006. Needs 3 sacks to become 5th Eagle with 50 career.


Quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for career-high 4,434 yards last year and became 1st QB in NFL history with 4,000 passing yards in each of 1st 2 seasons as starter. Posted 103.2 rating in 2009, 2nd highest mark in franchise history.

Running back Ryan Grant rushed for 1,253 yards last year & became 3rd RB in team history with consecutive 1,200-yard seasons. Has career-long streak of 291 carries without fumble.

Wide receiver Donald Driver had 1,061 rec. yards last year, his team-record 6th consecutive 1,000-yard season. Is franchise leader with 647 catches & needs 607 rec. yards (9,050) to pass HOFer JAMES LOFTON (9,656) for most by Packer.

Wide receiver Greg Jennings leads NFL with 21 catches for 40 yards over past 3 seasons. Averages 34.2 yards per TD catch in career & 13 of 28 TDs have been for 40 yards.

Tight end Jermichael Finley had 55 catches in 2009, tied for 2nd most in season by Packers TE.

Cornerback Charles Woodson had career-high 9 INTs (3 TDs) last year & was named AP Def. Player of Year. Holds team record with 8 defensive TDs (7 INTs, 1 FR).

Free safety Nick Collins has 13 INTs since 2008, most by NFL S.

Linebacker Nick Barnett led team in tackles (122) last year, 5th time he topped club.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 9:20 a.m., September 12

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