The Green Bay Packers have won their first road game of the season each year under Head Coach Mike McCarthy, a six-game winning streak in road openers that is the longest current streak in the NFL. They will look to continue that streak tonight at 7:30 when the Seahawks host Wisconsin's (1-1) NFC North squad.
This is the third time during Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s tenure that the Packers’ road opener didn’t arrive until Week 3 (also 2006 and 2009). With a win at Carolina last season in Week 2, McCarthy became the first NFL head coach since Chicago’s Mike Ditka (1984-91) to win six or more road openers in a row with the same team.
McCarthy is one of just two head coaches in franchise history to guide the Packers to six consecutive wins in road openers. He trails only Vince Lombardi’s eight-game winning streak (1960-67) in road openers.
The Packers have won 53 road openers, the most in league history. Green Bay has a league-best 8-2 record in September road contests under McCarthy (see page 2 for more).
The Packers set a franchise record with a league-best seven road victories in 2011, topping the previous mark of six road wins in 2004 and 2007.
Including playoffs, Green Bay has won 10 of its last 11 games away from Lambeau Field.