* And not always by the players. In one MNF game at Chicago's Soldier Field, a field-goal kick went over the catching net and a fan jumped from the stands ''caught the ball in flight'' and landed cleanly on his feet.
** ''And'' was allowed to return to his seat.
* The special Friday game on Christmas Eve in 2004 was not only a hotly-contested rivalry, but the winner of the game would claim the NFC North title. Kudos to the NFL for scheduling a Christmas Eve game even on a non-traditional football day, and to the Packers and Vikings for competing for the division title all year long.