For the third straight week, the Packers will be facing a 2012 playoff team, one of
only two teams in the league (San Francisco) to open with three playoff teams
this season. It marks only the second time in the Super Bowl era that Green Bay’s
schedule has started with three playoff teams from the previous year (2007,
Philadelphia/at N.Y. Giants/San Diego).
With the Bengals hosting the Steelers last week, this will mark the second straight
week that the Packers will be playing a team coming off of a Monday Night
Sunday’s game will feature two head coaches that worked together more than 20
years ago. McCarthy and Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis both coached on the
staff at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990-91.
Including playoffs, the Packers enter Sunday’s game having won 14 of their last
21 games (.667) away from Lambeau Field. That is tied for No. 2 in the league
over that span behind only New England (.765, 13-4).