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Packer-Panther notes

Green Bay's season-opening 24-14 win over the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium Monday night helped Mike Sherman avoid a dubious distinction.<p>

The Packers have not lost consecutive season openers since 1991-92. Those losses were split between outgoing coach Lindy Infante's pathetic 20-3 loss to the Eagles Sept. 1, 1991 in his final opener and first-year coach Mike Holmgren's ulcer-inducing 23-20 overtime loss to the Vikings on Sept. 6, 1992. The last coach to lose two consecutive season openers was Infante, while Forrest Gregg lost...

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