After amazing comeback win, Packers face Steelers Sunday

GREEN BAY (WITI) -- Following that incredible comeback victory fans saw this past Sunday -- when the Green Bay Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-36, the Packers this week take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season home finale.

Last week, Green Bay overcame a 23-point halftime deficit (26-3) in the win over the Cowboys on Sunday, matching the biggest comeback in team history (down 23 vs. Los Angeles Rams, Sept. 12, 1982, won 35-23).

Kickoff this Sunday is set for 3:25 p.m. at Lambeau Field.

Sunday's game marks Pittsburgh's first visit to Green Bay since 2005.

The Packers are currently second in the NFC North -- trailing the Chicago Bears -- but the Packers can win the division with a victory over the Steelers this Sunday, and a win at Chicago -- making the next two games extremely crucial.

If Packers stats have anything to do with it -- we should see a Packers win this Sunday.

The Packers have won their home finale every season under Head Coach Mike McCarthy(2006-12) and in each of their last eight (since 2005).

The Packers hold a 19-14 edge in the all-time series with the Steelers (including Super Bowl XLV), but Pittsburgh has won seven of the last 10 meetings.

The teams first played on Oct. 15, 1933, in Green Bay, and the Packers won the first nine games between the clubs.

Sunday marks the first matchup between the clubs since the Packers defeated the Steelers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on Feb. 6, 2011.

The last regular-season meeting came at Pittsburgh in 2009 when the Steelers topped the Packers, 37-36, in Week 15. It was the highest-scoring game in the series with the 73 combined points.

Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for a franchise-record 503 yards and hit WR Mike Wallace with a 19-yard TD pass on the final play to give the Steelers a dramatic win and hand the Packers their lone loss over the final eight games of the regular season.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 26 of 48 for 383 yards and three TDs. He rallied the Packers from a 24-14 deficit in the fourth quarter, as the lead changed hands four times in the final eight minutes. Rodgers’ 24-yard TD pass to WR James Jones with 2:06 left had given the Packers a 36-30 lead before Roethlisberger drove the Steelers 86 yards in 11 plays for the victory.

Packers TE Jermichael Finley matched the single-game franchise record for receptions by a TE with nine, for 74 yards. WRs Greg Jennings (5-118), Jordy Nelson (4-71) and Donald Driver (3-76) also put up big numbers for Green Bay in the loss.

The Packers and Steelers have won 19 world championships between them, with Green Bay’s 13 titles more than any other team in NFL history.

Pittsburgh’s six world titles are the most by an AFC team.

The Packers enter Sunday’s game having won 13 consecutive regular-season games at Lambeau Field that were played Dec. 1 or later, the longest current home winning streak in the NFL.

The Packers lead the all-time regular-season series with an 18-14 edge, having won the first nine contests between the two teams from 1933-46. Green Bay won the lone postseason meeting between the clubs with a 31-25 victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.

Pittsburgh played its first-ever road game in the NFL at City Stadium on Oct. 15, 1933, a 47-0 Packers victory.

The Packers’ last win in the series was a memorable won, coming on Christmas Eve in 1995. Pittsburgh receiver Yancey Thigpen dropped a potential game-winning touchdown pass in the end zone in the closing moments to give the Packers a 24-19 victory and the NFC Central Division title.