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Donald Driver sets the all-time receiving mark for the Green Bay Packers. Packers 26 Lions 0.

(September 14, 2008 - Photo by None/Getty Images North America)

(September 14, 2008 - Photo by None/Getty Images North America)

On Sunday, Oct. 18, Donald Driver became the all-time leading receiver in Green Bay Packers history. His record setting 596th catch came early on in the game, and the Lambeau Field crowd went into frenzy and gave him a standing ovation. I was fortunate enough to be there and be a part of it. It was quite a sight to see. If you know anything about Packer fans, they were even more boisterous than usual thanks in part to Driver’s record-setting day. Driver finished the game with seven catches for a total of 107 yards and pushed his career receptions mark, and the new team record, to 602.

Donald Driver is well-known in Packers lore as someone who was buried on the depth-chart at the beginning of his career and who worked his way into the starting line-up over the years. In 1999, Driver was drafted out of Alcorn State in the seventh round mostly as an afterthought. He worked hard and eventually broke into the starting line-up where he developed a strong rapport with then QB Brett Favre. His work ethic, easy-going nature, and focus on family led Driver to become one of the most beloved Packer players of all time. You can't find one bad thing that anyone has to say about the guy. Believe me, I've tried. I was trying not to gush over him like a little schoolgirl but there really isn't anything bad you can say about this guy. He is the definition of a class act. Congratulations Donald!! You deserve it.

Your reward for a record-breaking week is a Coney Dog, a Detroit specialty. Lions fans, I know you’re probably all pretty depressed right now, so shove a few of these in your faces and grab some extra napkins to dry your tears. I realize many Lions fans will be saying that without WR Calvin Johnson, and QB Matthew Stafford, the Lions didn’t stand a chance. These guys are arguably Detroit’s two best players. Okay Lions fans, I’ll give you a pass this week, but when those guys get healthy I don’t want to hear any more excuses.

Once again, the Packers offensive line was offensive for anyone to watch, giving up five sacks and making the fans in the stands cringe every time Aaron Rodgers tried to run for his life. Someday maybe the Packers offensive line won't be made of Swiss cheese but a more hearty Wisconsin cheddar. Here's hoping! Next week the Packers travel to Cleveland to face the 1-5 Browns. Go Pack!

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