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Full Length Original Broadcast Green Bay Packer Games

1960

(Mon 26-Dec-1960) 1960 NFL Championship - @ Philadelphia Eagles - was the last playoff game for Norm Van Brocklin as a player, and the first for Vince Lombardi as a head coach. The experience carried the day, as the Eagles administered the only loss Lombardi would ever have in a championship game. Philadelphia turned the ball over twice deep in their own territory in the opening minutes. The defense held, however, and the Packers only got a field goal from Paul Hornung. After Hornung scored again in the second quarter, the Eagles turned to Van Brocklin. Taking over at his 43, he found Tommy McDonald for 22 yards. Then Van Brocklin went to McDonald again, for 35 yards and a touchdown. Bobby Walston's field goal put the Eagles up 10-6 at the half. Green Bay took the lead back in the fourth quarter when Bart Starr hit Max McGee with a touchdown pass, but Philadelphia, boosted by Ted Dean's 58-yard kickoff return, came right back. Their 39-yard drive ended when Dean scored with 5:21 left. Green Bay rallied by driving to the Philadelphia 22 with eight seconds left. Starr hit Jim Taylor with a pass, but Taylor could only reach the 8 before Chuck Bednarik brought him down as the clock ran out. Original full radio broadcast from the game on 3 CDs - Jack Whittaker and Blaine Walshon the call


1961

(Sun 31-Dec-1961) 1961 NFL Championship Game - New York Giants - Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers win there first title for him on the Frozen Tundra with through 37-0 trouncing of the Y.A. Title lead New Yorkers. Bart Starr (10-17, 164yds, 3tds), Paul Hornung (20-89-1 and 3 FGs), and Jim Taylor (14-69) star for the Pack, while the famed Packer Defense shows it stuff as Title and Charlie Conerly struggle all day for the Giants. Watch Lombardi himself pacing sidelines! Oldest Full game NFL game available. - WITH THIS NEW VERSION YOU CAN SELECT FROM THE DVD MENU EITHER TV AUDIO OR ORIGINAL RADIO AUDIO WITH RAY SCOTT AS YOU LISTEN AND WATCH THE GAME - Radio audio doesn't include pregame so audio doesn't play during pre-game video when radio audio selected. Radio call does start once game starts though. Includes pregame, halftime and some commercials. Original CBC broadcast in black and white with Lindsey Nelson. (Quality 8) - Upgraded August, 2012

(Sun 31-Dec-1961) 1961 NFL Championship Game - New York Giants - Includes pregame, halftime and some commercials. Original CBC broadcast in black and white with Lindsey Nelson. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 31-Dec-1961) 1961 NFL Championship Game - New York Giants - Original Full Radio Broadcast from the game on 3 CDs with Ray Scott on the call.


1962

(Sun 30-Dec-1962) 1962 NFL Championship Game - @ New York Giants - Played at Yankee Stadium - The Giants outgained the Packers in yards, 291 to 244, but, in the end, New York lost the NFL Championship Game for the fourth time in five years. The key figure for the Packers was RB Jim Taylor, who tied the NFL playoff record with 31 carries, while gaining 85 yards and a touchdown. The score came in the second quarter, at a point when Green Bay already led 3-0 on a Jerry Kramer field goal. LB Dan Currie forced a fumble from Giants' HB Phil King, and Green Bay recoverd on the New York 28. On first down, Paul Hornung tossed a halfback option to Boyd Dowler for 21 yards. On the next play, Taylor blasted into the end zone. New York made its move into the third quarter, forcing the Packers to punt deep from their own territory. Erich Barnes blocked Max McGee's kick, and it was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Jim Collier. New York would not score again, while Kramer would kick two more field goals to clinch Green Bay's second consecutive NFL championship. - Original full radio Broadcast on 2 CDs - Ted Moore and Ken Coleman on the call - Includes commercials

(Sun 26-Dec-1965) 1965 Western Conference Championship - Baltimore Colts - Don Chandler's second field goal provided the winning margin for the Packers at 13:39 of sudden death overtime as Green Bay defeated Baltimore 13-10 in front of 50,484 partisans. His 25-yard kick ended the only overtime playoff game in Packers history, a contest necessitated when the two teams ended the regular season with matching 10-3-1 records. Chandler's first field goal, a 22-yarder with 1:58 remaining in regulation to tie the game, remains controversial to this day, Baltimore loyalists claiming it was wide right. The kick sailed high above the uprights, making it difficult for game officials to determine its accuracy. Uprights were lengthened for the next season in an effort to avoid a recurrence of this situation. The Colts, who were playing without starting quarterback Johnny Unitas (knee) and his backup, Gary Cuozzo (dislocated shoulder), used halfback Tom Matte as a fill-in. He completed only five passes, but did gain 57 yards rushing. Baltimore took a 10-0 halftime lead, scoring first 21 seconds into the game when linebacker Don Shinnick scooped up a Bill Anderson fumble and went 25 yards for a touchdown. Packers quarterback Bart Starr injured his ribs on the play, Green Bay's first from scrimmage, when he tried to get to Shinnick. Zeke Bratkowski replaced Starr for the balance of the afternoon, completing 22 of 39 passes for 248 yards. The Packers moved to within 10-7 in the third quarter when Paul Hornung scored on a one-yard run, setting the stage for Chandler's heroics. - Color film footage from game. No narraration but has NFL films music. Includes pregame footage - 25 minutes (Quality 9)

(Sun 02-Jan-1966) 1965 NFL Championship Game - Cleveland Browns - With the field softened by four-inch snow, the conditions made the Packer backs only run harder as Lambeau Field crowd of 50,777 celebrated team's third championship in five years. Jim Taylor (27-96) and Paul Hornung (18-105) amassed 201 yards rushing in rally that overcame Browns' early 9-7 lead. Packers defenders, meanwhile, collared Cleveland's Jim Brown, the NFL's leading rusher during the regular season with 1,544 yards, and held him to but 50 yards. The game was a see-saw battle throughout and saw kickers Don Chandler and Lou Groza boot a total of five field goals. Bart Starr finally settled the issue in the third quarter, escorting the Packers on a 90-yard, 11-play scoring drive climaxed by Hornung's 13-yard sweep of Browns' right perimeter. - game film merged with radio broadcast and in color! (35 mins) (Quality 9)

(Sun 02-Jan-1966) 1965 NFL Championship Game - Cleveland Browns - Original full CBS Radio Broadcast - 3 CDs, includes pregame, halftime, ads and postgame


1966

(Sun 18-Dec-1966) @ LA Rams - Green Bay destroyed Los Angeles' hopes of going to the Playoff Bowl as reserve quarterback Zeke Bratkowski led the champion Packers to a 27-23 victory. A crowd of 72,416, the largest in two years, turned out in summerlike weather in hopes that the Rams might win and journey to Miami, Fla,, for the game between the second place teams of the NFL's two divisions January 8. Green Bay wound up the regular season with a record of 12-2, while the Rams, 8-6, had their best season since 1958. The Rams suddenly caught fire in the final three minutes of the game and scored two touchdowns to go with the record-making three field goals kicked by Bruce Gossett. Gossett's three field goals were for 36, 30 and 17 yards and brought his total for the season to 28, breaking the NFL record of 26 set in 1962 by Lou Michaels with Pittsburgh. As the fans were streaming out, punter Jon Kilgore faked a punt pass and threw the ball to DB Claude Crabb, a member of the kicking team. It went for 47 yards to the Packer 15, and two plays later, Roman Gabriel ran for the touchdown. There was a multi-fumble scene in the last minute, and Merlin Olsen came up with the ball. Gabriel passed for 65 yards to Steve Heckard to the Packer three and then passed for the TD to Marlin McKeever to pull within four points of Green Bay. Bratkowski, filling in for regular Bart Starr, played the entire game and threw one touchdown pass, 23 yards to Carroll Dale. Bob Jeter intercepted a Gabriel pass and returned it 75 yards to put Green Bay in front 7-3. The Packers led 17-9 at the half and 27-9 until the Ram explosion in the final period. Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung lined up in the second half for the final time in their careers. - Original full radio Broadcast from game on 3 CDs with Dick Enberg, Jamie Osmond, and Steve Bailey on the call

(Sun 01-Jan -1967) 1966 NFL Championship - @ Dallas Cowboys - Bart Starr has one of his finest hours, passing for four touchdowns as the Packers win their second straight title and fourth in six years. Tom Brown thwarts last-minute Cowboy bid, and the majority of 74,152 Cotton Bowl fans, with end zone interception of Don Meredith's fourth-down pass from the Green Bay 2 with 28 seconds left. Packers mounted quick 14-0 lead on a 17-yard Starr pass to Elijah Pitts and 18-yard scoring run with a fumble recovery by rookie Jim Grabowski, but led only 21-17 at halftime following explosive Cowboy comeback. After a 32-yard Danny Villanueva field goal had cut the Packers lead to a tenuous 21-20, Starr hit Boyd Dowler and Max McGee with 16- and 28-yard scoring passes, respectively, to provide a cushion against the Cowboys' late surge. -Original full CBS radio Broadcast from game on 4 CDs

(Sun 15-Jan -1967) Super Bowl I - Kansas City Chiefs - The Packers launched the Super Bowl series by whipping Kansas City's American Football League champions 35-10 behind the passing of Bart Starr, the receiving of Max McGee and a key interception by All-Pro safety Willie Wood. Vince Lombardi's repeating NFL champions broke open the game with three second-half touchdowns, the first of which was set up by Wood's 50-yard return of an interception to the Chiefs' 5-yard line with the Packers leading by only 14-10. The pass, authored by the Chiefs' Len Dawson, had been intended for Kansas City tight end Fred Arbanas. McGee, filling in for ailing Boyd Dowler (injured on the Packers' first offensive series) after having caught only four passes all season, snared seven from Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for two other scores, counting one on a five-yard run in the third quarter and the other on a one-yard bolt in the final period. The Chiefs' 10 points came in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a seven-yard pass from Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns and was chosen the game's most valuable player. His scoring strikes came on a 37-yard collaboration with McGee in the first quarter and a 13-yard pitch to the aging end in the decisive third period. The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500 apiece - the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports at the time. - New Version with no freezing thru out - The new version includes a ton more footage and fills in the missing plays from the previous version. The only full copy of the game you will ever find with video and audio. Entire NBC Radio Audio broadcast is dubbed over highlights of every play in color from game. Done excellent. Also has pre-game, half-time and post game. Includes "Wild Ride to Super Bowl 1" documentary. (Quality depends on video that was used and ranges from 9 to 7)


1967

(Sun 31-Dec -1967) 1967 NFL Championship game - Dallas Cowboys - "The Ice Bowl" Considered by many the greatest game ever played - With thermometer shuddering at 13 below zero and a wind chill of minus 46, Bart Starr scores winning touchdown from 1-yard line with 13 seconds remaining, sealing record third straight championship for Packers and their fifth in seven years. Starr's touchdown, on third down with no timeouts remaining, climaxed a 68-yard drive in 12 plays, which had begun with 4:50 on the clock, in front of 50,861 partisans at now-legendary "Ice Bowl" game. As was the case in 1966, Packers grabbed early 14-0 advantage. But this time Cowboys came from behind to take the lead, forcing storybook finish by Green Bay to win contest later voted the greatest game in pro football history. Starr's touchdown passes of eight and 43 yards to Boyd Dowler built the first-quarter bulge, trimmed in the second quarter by George Andrie's seven-yard scoring return of a Starr fumble and a 21-yard Danny Villanueva field goal which also was set up by a Green Bay fumble. Dan Reeves' 50-yard scoring strike to Lance Rentzel on the first play of the fourth quarter triggered the dramatic denouement. - Entire Radio Broadcast from game on CD

(Sun 31-Dec-1967) 1967 NFL Championship - Dallas Cowboys - "The Ice Bowl" Considered by many the greatest game ever played - With thermometer shuddering at 13 below zero and a wind chill of minus 46, Bart Starr scores winning touchdown from 1-yard line with 13 seconds remaining, sealing record third straight championship for Packers and their fifth in seven years. Starr's touchdown, on third down with no timeouts remaining, climaxed a 68-yard drive in 12 plays, which had begun with 4:50 on the clock, in front of 50,861 partisans at now-legendary "Ice Bowl" game. As was the case in 1966, Packers grabbed early 14-0 advantage. But this time Cowboys came from behind to take the lead, forcing storybook finish by Green Bay to win contest later voted the greatest game in pro football history. Starr's touchdown passes of eight and 43 yards to Boyd Dowler built the first-quarter bulge, trimmed in the second quarter by George Andrie's seven-yard scoring return of a Starr fumble and a 21-yard Danny Villanueva field goal which also was set up by a Green Bay fumble. Dan Reeves' 50-yard scoring strike to Lance Rentzel on the first play of the fourth quarter triggered the dramatic denouement. - 2nd Disc of Legends of Lambeau Field DVD set - includes lots of original footage with Ray Scott on the call. Interviews with players from the game and includes original postgame interviews with Starr, Lombardi, etc. (Quality 10) (1hr 13 mins)

(Sun 14-Jan-1968) Super Bowl II - Oakland Raiders - Having acquired a third consecutive NFL championship just two weeks earlier, the Packers embellished that record-tying parlay by winning the Super Bowl title for the second straight year. This time, they dispatched the AFL champion Raiders 33-14 in a game that drew the first $3-million gate in football history. Bart Starr again was chosen the game's most valuable player as he completed 13 of 24 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown and directed a Packers attack that was in control all the way after building up a 16-7 halftime lead. Don Chandler kicked four field goals (39, 20, 43 and 31 yards), and All-Pro cornerback Herb Adderley highlighted the Green Bay scoring with a 60-yard interception return of a Daryle Lamonica pass. After leading by only 3-0 at the quarter, the Packers padded their margin to 16-7 at halftime by way of three Chandler field goals and a 62-yard scoring pass from Starr to split end Boyd Dowler. They then left the Raiders behind with a 10-point third period, Donny Anderson scoring on a two-yard run and Chandler with his final field goal. The game marked the last for Vince Lombardi as Packers coach, ending nine years at Green Bay in which he won six Western Conference championships, five NFL titles and two Super Bowls, a record unprecedented in pro football history. - Game film and radio broadcast merger on 3 DVDs of entire game

(Sun 14-Jan-1968) Super Bowl II - Oakland Raiders - The complete original CBS radio broadcast on 3 CDs from WBBM Chicago


1968

(11-03-68) Chicago Bears - Mae Percival caught a free ride for his thrill of the week and the Green Bay Packers couldn't lift a finger as he kicked their teeth in. Pervical booted a 43-yard field goal on a rarely-invoked free kick with 26 seconds to play, giving the Chicago Bears a 13-10 victory over the struggling National Football League champs. The Packers, who had spent most of the afternoon chasing Gale Sayers up and down Lambeau Field, stood by helplessly as Percival kicked the winning three-pointer after Chicago Coach Vince Dooley went for the free kick option. An NFL rule permits a free kick, punt or placement, without opposition after one team makes a fair catch of a punt. So, when Cecil Turner fielded Donny Anderson's short punt on the Green Bay 43, Dooley called the shot - and Percival delivered. Sayers ran through the Packers for 205 yards - his biggest ground-gaining binge as a pro, but he almost wore goat horns after fumbling on the Chicago 39 midway in the final quarter with the game tied 10-10. Packer defensive back Herb Adderley grabbed the ball and raced to the 14, but the Bears held and Chuck Mercein's field goal attempt sailed wide. Minutes later, Percival was on target with his 11th field goal in 12 attempts in the Bears' last three games. He kicked a 10-yarder in the second period for a string of 10 without a miss, but had another three-point bid blocked by Lee Roy Caffey early in the fourth period.

1) NFL "GOTW" highlights from game - original (25 mins) (Quality 8.5)

2) Original Bears Radio Broadcast from game - 2 CDs


1969

Preseason

(16-Aug-1969) Chicago Bears - 20th Annual Midwest Shriner's Game - The Packers learned Monday night that ball control isn't everything, not when there is someone named Gale Sayers around. Sayers, the only setback in the Chicago backfield on the second scrimmage play, took a handoff from Jack Concannon, sped to his left, shook two tacklers and then ran 76 yards with no one in front of him to lead the Bears to a 19-9 win over the Packers in the 20th annual Midwest Shrine Charities game. The Packers, looking far off the form that has brought them three successive championships, then plodded their way the rest of the game, controlling the ball on 76 plays to only 50 for the Bears and still not being able to pull it out. Each team managed just one score apiece after Sayers' run, the Bears on a 42-yard Mac Percival field goal in the second quarter and the Packers in the third period on a Bart Starr to Boyd Dowler pass. Game includes Chicago stars Brian Piccolo, Gale Sayers & Dick Butkus and Green Bay stars Bart Starr, Nitschke and the other Packer greats, who also play much of the game for Green Bay. Full game with Audio, original, includes half, b/w, 120 min(Scott/ Christman/ Roberts)(Quality 9.5)

1969 Detroit Lions vs Washington Redskins - Preseason - Vince Lombardi is the head coach for the Skins

Regular Season

(Sun 09-Nov-1969) @ Baltimore Colts - (Colts radio broadcast on 2 CDs, JIP @ 6:40 in 1st)


1970

(Sun 04-Oct-1970) Minnesota Vikings - Milwaukee Game - Bart Starr gets the start for the Packers. Dave Hampton spurted 101 yards for a fourth-period touchdown on a kickoff return to give the Green Bay Packers a 13-10 victory over the Vikings. It was the first loss of the season for Minnesota, the defending NFL champions, and the first time the Packers have defeated the Vikings in Wisconsin since 1965. Until Hampton's electrifying burst up the middle, the scoring had been relegated to two field goals by the Packers' Dale Livingston and a three-pointer by Minnesota's Fred Cox. It was right after Cox booted his 24-yard field goal to extend his NFL record to 22 consecutive games, that Hampton, taking the kickoff one-yard deep in his own end zone, followed his blockers to the 20 where he shook off a tackle by Charlie West. Hampton, a sophomore speedster from Wyoming, broke free around the 30 and outsprinted everyone to the goal. Minnesota marched to its touchdown as the game drew to a close.Gary Cuozzo consistently found his receivers wide open as the Packers appeared to be playing a prevent defense, allowing the short pass, but not the bomb. - Complete Packer radio broadcast on 2 CDs. Gary Bender and Jim Irwin on the call. - Added May, 2012

(Sun 15-Nov-1970) Chicago Bears - Bart Starr circled around the right end for three yards and a touchdown with three seconds left in the game to give the Green Bay Packers an exciting 20-19 over the Chicago Bears. Starr's dash in the first full game he's played in four weeks, climaxed a brilliant 80-yard Packer drive that started with only 1:10 left in the game. The 15-year NFL veteran completed aerials to Carroll Dale, John Hilton, Larry Krause and Perry Williams to move the Packers from their own 20 to the Chicago 5. An offside penalty against the Bears stopped the clock with seven seconds remaining and moved the ball to the three. Then Starr faded back, apparently looking for a receiver, but when the Bear defense blanketed everyone in the end zone, it left a wide path for the Green Bay quarterback. Dale Livingston kicked the game-winning extra point. In the decisive 80-yard winning drive, Starr completed five of his 23 completions for the day for 75 yards - Complete Packer radio broadcast on 3 CDs. Gary Bender and Jim Irwin on the call. - Added May, 2012


1971

(Sun 19-Sep-1971) New York Giants - (Giants radio broadcast on 2 CDs) - Upgraded to CD, May 2012


1972

(Sun 10-Dec-1972) @ Minnesota Vikings - The running of MacArthur Lane and John Brockington and a big-play defense powered the Green Bay Packers past the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 and into the playoffs for the first time since the Vince Lombardi glory days. The Packers, down 7-0 at halftime, clinched the NFC's Central Division championship with a 9-4 record and one regular season game to play after staggering the Vikings with a 17-point third quarter in bitter Minnesota cold of two degrees below zero. Lane, who rushed 19 times for 99 yards, set up Green Bay's first score, a 36-yard field goal by Chester Marcol, with a 37-yard run. He also bulled in from the three for a touchdown. Brockington, Lane's bruising running mate, carried 25 times for 114 yards, making him the first NFL player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. Packer LB Fred Carr turned in the first big defensive play when he picked up Bill Brown's fumble at the Green Bay 46 and ran down the sidelines to the Viking 28. Scott Hunter, the Packer quarterback, dived over from the one six plays later to put Green Bay ahead 10-7. Then, Green Bay rookie DB Willie Buchnnan intercepted a pass that had bounced off Viking John Gilham's chest and charged 25 yards to the Minnesota 24. Lane plunged in with 1:56 left in the third as the Pack took a 17-7 lead - Complete Packer radio broadcast on 3 CDs. Gary Bender and Jim Irwin on the call. - Added May, 2012

(Sun 24-Dec-1972) 1972 NFC Divisional - Green Bay Packers vs Washington Redskins - Curt Knight kicked three field goals, and Bill Kilmer tossed a touchdown pass to Roy Jefferson to lead Washington into the NFC Championship game. The Redskins used a five-man defensive front line and shut down the Green Bay running game, holding John Brockington to nine yards on 13 carries. Larry Brown, who sat out the last two regular season games, carried 25 times for 101 yards, the seventh time he passed the 100 yard mark this season. Chester Marcol's 17-yard field goal gave the Packers a 3-0 lead, but the Redskins scored the last sixteen points of the contest. The loss turned out to be the last game Ray Nitschke ever played for the Green Bay Packers. - Full game radio broadcast (CBS Broadcast) (2 CDs) Includes post-game locker room interviews


1973

(Mon. 17-Sep-1973) New York Jets - MNF - Third "Home" MNF game for the Packers (all 3 home games on MNF played in Milwaukee to this point). Green Bays "Baby Bull" backfield of John Brockington (21-73-1) & MacArthur Lane (18-60) out duel 23-7 the Joe Namath (16-32, 1td, 203yds) led Jets on MNF! The Jets wouldn’t even score until Al Woodall replaced Joe Namath in the final minutes and led the Jets to their only score. Chester Marcol would kick 3 field goals for the Packers and Ken Ellis would lead the defensive charge. Milwaukee game - Full game, color, includes halftime and commercials (Quality 9.0) - Upgraded June, 2012


1976

(Sun 28-Nov-1976) Chicago Bears - (Packers radio broadcast on 3 CDs) - Upgraded to CD July, 2012


1977

(Sun 18-Sep-1977) @ New Orleans Saints - A game of streaks that would see the Packers score 24 points, started by Willard Harrell’s 75-yard punt return for a TD, in the 1st half and the Saints 20 points in the second half in a desperate comeback attempt. The Packers would hold on though for their first opening day win in 4 years. Archie Manning, 18 of 30 for 225 yards in the game, would make his first start since 1975 and break the Saints career rushing record by running for 34 yards, giving him 1240 yards for his career. Chuck Muncie would run for 86 yards and 2 TDs for the Saints. The Packers defense was the real hero of this game with 7 sacks, 4 by Dave Roller, and 2 turnovers. This would be RB John Brockington’s last game, after gaining only 25 yards on 11 carries, with the Packers. He would be waived after the game to make room for rookie RB Jim Culbreath. Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)(3 discs)

(Sun 02-Oct-1977) @ Minnesota Vikings - Fran Tarkenton engineered drives of 80, 72 and 64 yards for Minnesota's fifth straight win over Green Bay and head coach Bud Grant's 100th regular season victory. Lynn Dickey opened the scoring on the third play of the game, with a 95-yard strike to Steve Odom, one yard shy of the Green Bay record. Tarkenton countered with a touchdown pass to Sammy White on the next series to tie the game. Chuck Foreman scored with 12:37 left in the second quarter to give the Vikings the lead for good. - (3 DVDs)

(Sun 09-Oct-1977) Cincinnati Bengals - Tony Davis scored from two yards out with 9:09 remaining in the third quarter to put the Bengals on top to stay, and give them a 2-1 lead in their series with Green Bay. Barty Smith scored the first touchdown of the game on a pass from Lynn Dickey, with Johnnie Gray's fumble recovery setting up the 57-yard drive. Cincinnati responded with a score with 19 seconds left in the half to tie the game up. The Bengals opened up the second half with a 12-play, 75-yard drive leading to Davis' run. Chris Bahr added the final points with 1:05 remaining, after Bo Harris intercepted a Dickey pass at the Green Bay 30. After the game, WR Ken Payne was fined for insubordination, then suspended, and finally released on October 14th. - (Bengals radio broadcast on 2 cassettes, ads)

(Sun 16-Oct-1977) @ Detroit Lions - Greg Landry threw a touchdown pass to Ray Jarvis with 11:59 remaining, capping a 10-play, 72-yard drive, and keeping Detroit in second place in the NFC Central. Landry completed 18 of 26 passes for 155 yards, and CB Lem Barney had two interceptions for the Lions. As for Green Bay, Chester Marcol's third-quarter field goal, which gave the Packers a 6-3 lead, was the team's first points in the second half of any game so far. LB Gary Weaver was lost for the season with a knee injury. - Includes Halftime and commercials - (Quality 9) - Added June, 2014

(Sun 23-Oct-1977) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - In the first ever meeting between the Bucs and the Packers, Green Bay pitched its first shutout since November 1974. For Tampa Bay, it was their 20th consecutive loss since joining the NFL in 1976. Green Bay's only touchdown was set up by a Jim Gueno blocked punt. Eric Torkelson led Green Bay with 73 yards on the ground. - Includes Halftime and postgame - 3 DVDs (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 30-Oct-1977) Chicago Bears - The Great Walter Payton would rush 23 times for 205 yards, tying a club record, and 2 Tds in the middle of his greatest season. He leads his Chicago team to an incredible day rushing with 375 total yards on 54 carries in an important 26-0 road win at Green Bay. This game would move Payton into 4th place on the Bears’ all time career rushing list with 2927 yards. The Bears defense would also have a big day sacking Green Bay QBs 4 times. Includes limited commercials, NFL Today post game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 06-Nov-1977) @ Kansas City Chiefs - First game at Arrowhead Stadium - The Kansas City Chiefs scored the first two times they had the ball and went on to defeat Green Bay, giving Tom Bettis a win in his debut as head coach of the Chiefs. After an Ed Podolak scored to make it 20-3, the Packers used a bit of trickery to spring Terdell Middleton loose on an 85-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but it was too little too late. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 13-Nov-1977) Los Angeles Rams (M) - Pat Haden marched the Rams 96 yards for a touchdown on their second series to set the tone for the game in which Los Angeles rang up 336 total yards. Haden threw for 146 yards, and John Capelletti rushed for 74 yards. Lynn Dickey's season ended, and he would not play again until 1979, when he went down with a broken leg. Even though Green Bay was trailing 24-6 with less than two minutes to play, Starr sent Dickey back out. He broke his leg in two places after completing a 12-yard pass to Willard Harrell on the final play of the game. - JIP 3rd quarter

(Mon 21-Nov-1977) @ Washington Redskins - MNF - In a Monday night game, Joe Theismann hit Mike Thomas with a touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter to keep Washington in playoff contention. Theismann's pass came at the end of a 79-yard drive, which included a 30-yard pass to Danny Buggs and a 12-yard scramble. Chester Marcol kicked a field goal with 4:16 left, but Green Bay could not rally for the win. - heavily edited footage from the game. Picks up at halftime - Includes Halftime, 12 minutes from the game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Nov-1977) Minnesota Vikings - Six inches of snow fall during the game! Minnesota takes 13-6 victory as RB Chuck Foreman, 26 carries for 104 yards, leads the way for the Vikings 6th straight victory over the Pack. Bob Lee would toss a touchdown to Sammy White for the go-ahead score, and Fred Cox added two field goals for the Vikings. Bobby Bryant's end zone interception and Jeff Wright's fumble recovery on the Minnesota 11 with 4:04 left were the key defensive plays in a scoreless second half. Cox's seven points moved him past Lou Groza into second place on the NFL's all-time scoring list with 1,354 points. Includes commercials, halftime (3 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 04-Dec-1977) Detroit Lions - David Whitehurst led Green Bay on a 70-yard scoring drive, capped off by a short Willard Harrell scoring run, and Johnnie Gray led a goal-line stand that allowed Green Bay to break its five-game losing streak. On a fourth-and-goal from the Packer 2, Rick Kane was stood up by Gray and Willie Buchanon for no gain. Later, P David Beverly took an intentional safety in the final minute to ensure Green Bay's only win of the season at Lambeau Field. - (Jip @ 3:33 in 3rd Qtr until the end)

(Sun 11-Dec-1977) @ Chicago Bears - Walter Payton rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns to keep Chicago in contention for an NFC playoff berth. Payton's fifth consecutive game over 100 yards - his tenth of the season - left him 199 yards short of breaking O.J. Simpson's rushing record of 2,003 yards set in 1973. James Scott had seven catches for 94 yards and a touchdown to complement Payton. It was the sixth straight time Chicago had beaten Green Bay. Includes halftime and commercials - JIP 2nd Qtr and ends w/ 5 mins. left in game (Quality 9)

(Sun 18-Dec-1977) San Francisco 49ers - David Whitehurst completed 17 of 22 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown, while Willie Buchanon intercepted two passes, including one for a touchdown. Green Bay ended the season 4-10, one game worse than their 1976 mark, and left Bart Starr with a 13-29 record after three years as head coach. Milwaukee game - Includes commercials (Quality 9.5)

1977 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality A)


1978

(Sun 10-Sep-1978) New Orleans Saints - David Whitehurst threw four touchdown passes - three to James Lofton - as Green Bay won their second straight game en route to their best start since the 1969 season. The Packers' running game was effective once again, gaining 220 yards, including 114 by Terdell Middleton. Archie Manning and Tony Galbreath established Saints single-game records in the losing effort - Manning for most pass completions (33) and passes attempted (53), Galbreath for most pass receptions (14). - Milwaukee game

(Sun 17-Sep-1978) Oakland Raiders - Marv van Eeghen ran for a career-high 151 yards, and Arthur Whittington scored twice as the Raiders won their second game of the year, and handed Green Bay its first loss in 1978. Despite three first-half interceptions by the Packers, Oakland dominated the game from start, gaining 420 total yards, including 348 yards on the ground on 58 carries. Game missing the last 2 minutes (Quality 8.0)

(Sun 24-Sep-1978) @ San Diego Chargers - Packer DB Willie Buchanon tied an NFL record with four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, as Green Bay capitalized on 11 San Diego turnovers (five interceptions and six fumbles). The two teams also combined for a NFL-record 18 sacks. Green Bay QB David Whitehurst was sacked ten times for 83 yards, San Diego's quarterbacks were dumped eight times. JIP w/ 2:30 left in 1st Qtr. Includes halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 01-Oct-1978) Detriot Lions (M) - David Whitehurst passed for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Packers swept their season series with the Lions. Green Bay, which moved into first place all alone in the NFC Central, took a 21-0 halftime lead on touchdown runs by Whitehurst and Barty Smith and a long touchdown pass from Whitehurst to Aundra Thompson. After a Detroit touchdown in the third quarter, Terdell Middleton ripped off a 76-yard touchdown run, the longest by a Packer running back since 1964. Green Bay's offense gained 482 yards, its best output since 1975. Middleton ended up with 148 yards rushing on 11 carries. - JIP 3rd quarter w/ 6 minutes left

(Sun 08-Oct-1978) Chicago Bears - Green Bay, off to its best start since 1966, could only manage 166 yards, including a long pass for a score from David Whitehurst to rookie WR James Lofton, but capitalized on three Chicago turnovers en route to a 17-0 lead in the third quarter. Carl Barzilauskas' interception set up a short Terdell Middleton run, and Steve Luke scored on a 63-yard interception return. Earlier, Luke recovered a fumble that led to a Chester Marcol field goal. Chicago QB Bob Avellini threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns to James Scott, but the rally fell short. It was Green Bay's first win over the Bears since 1974.

(Sun 15-Oct-1978) Seattle Seahawks - Steve Odom returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and rookie RB Terdell Middleton ran 23 times for 121 yards and four touchdowns. The Packers led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter, then saw Seattle explode for two quick touchdowns in the second quarter. The Seahawks rolled up 483 yards in offense, mainly due to QB Jim Zorn (17 of 31 for 308 yards), but were hurt by seven turnovers. The win gave the Packers a three-game lead in the NFC Central. - Milwaukee game - disc #2 has picture, but no audio from 20 minute mark to 33 minute mark.

(Sun 15-Oct-1978) Seattle Seahawks - "GOTW" highlights from game, 21 minutes (Quality 9)

(Sun 22-Oct-1978) @ Minnesota Vikings - Fran Tarkenton threw three touchdown passes to break Green Bay's winning streak at four. Two of his scores went to Ahmad Rashad. Tarkenton completed 26 of 43 passes for 262 yards to become the first NFL quarterback to pass for more than 45,000 yards (45,143). Dave Roller was ejected in the game for hitting Tarkenton out of bounds. - Includes Halftime, commercials - 3 DVDs (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 29-Oct-1978) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Chester Marcol's 48-yard field goal with 41 seconds left culminated a 10-play, 80-yard drive that kept Green Bay on pace for its best start since 1966 and a two-game lead over Minnesota in the NFC Central. Green Bay's winning march featured the passing of David Whitehurst, who had completions of 21 yards to James Lofton, 12 yards to Aundra Thompson and 18 yards to Steve Odom on fourth down. Green Bay's defense forced two fumbles and one interception as Tampa Bay was limited to 170 yards on offense (72 rushing, 98 passing). Marcol's decisive kick moved the seven-year pro into a fourth-place tie with Fred Cone on the Packers' all-time scoring list with 455 points. Includes NFL Today pre-game (Quality 8.5)

- Also have the complete Packers radio broadcast from 10-29-78 Tampa game

(Sun 05-Nov-1978) @ Philadelphia Eagles - The great unraveling for the Green Bay Packers began at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, where reserve QB John Sciarra stepped in for an injured Ron Jaworski and ran two yards on an option-rollout for the winning touchdown after Ray Phillips recovered a fumbled snap at the Packers' 2. The Eagles forced five Green Bay turnovers, including Bob Howard's interception that set up Nick Mike-Mayer's third quarter field goal. Herman Edwards' interception with 1:16 remaining ended the Packers' final drive on the Philadelphia 10. Green Bay loses despite 385 yards in offense, more than 235 yards more than the Eagles.

(Sun 12-Nov-1978) Dallas Cowboys - Roger Staubach completed 19 of 31 passes for 200 yards, and Tony Dorsett and Robert Newhouse combined to rush for 250 yards as Dallas crushed the Packers. The Cowboys gained 537 yards, including a team-record 313 on the ground. The victory kept Dallas one game behind Washington in the NFC East, while the loss for Green Bay allowed Minnesota to tie them for the top spot in the NFC Central. Milwaukee game - Includes halftime, (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 19-Nov-1978) @ Denver Broncos - Denver gets big days from RB Rob Lytle (16-110-1) & WR Haven Moses (5-101-1), while the Orange Crush Defense is at it's best in 16-3 victory in battle between two 7-4 teams. The Packer defense would help the Packers keep a 3-0 lead into the 3rd Qtr, but would wear out in the 2nd half as the Broncos would control the ball for 22:51 seconds of it. The Packers would get there only score of the day set up from a 4th down pass from P David Beverly to Aundra Thompson. Includes commercials, halftime, NFL Today post game, and "Yesterday’s Highlights" post game (Quality 8.0)

(Sun 26-Nov-1978) Minnesota Vikings - In Green Bay's first-ever regular season overtime game, the Packers and Minnesota played to the first tie in the NFL since September 19,1976, when the Vikings and Los Angeles played to a 10-10 tie. The Vikings drove 57 yards in 10 plays in the final 1:50 of regulation to tie the score on a touchdown pass from Fran Tarkenton to Ahmad Rashad. After Green Bay won the toss in overtime, both team had four possessions, and missed field goals to win it. Green Bay's Terdell Middleton set a team record with 39 attempts for 110 yards, and became only the fourth running back in Packer history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. - includes commercials, halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 03-Dec-1978) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - David Whitehurst threw a touchdown pass to James Lofton, and Barty Smith scored on a short run, as Green Bay ended its four-game winless streak and clinched its first winning season since 1972. All of the Packers' points came in the first half on drives of 61 and 60 yards and a Chester Marcol field goal. Tampa Bay's lone score came on a George Ragsdale run in the second quarter. The Buccaneer defense set club records by holding the Packers to 11 first downs and 174 total offensive yards. (Quality 9.0) Includes "Bart Starr Show" after game.

(Sun 10-Dec-1978) @ Chicago Bears - Walter Payton's 1-yard run capped an 11-play, 83-yard drive with 15 seconds left in the first half to break a scoreless tie. The Bears doubled their lead on a touchdown pass from Mike Phipps to James Scott after Len Walterscheid recovered a Packer fumble. Green Bay, which could only manage 161 yards on offense, stayed tied with the Vikings atop the NFC Central. - (ends @ 4:30 in 3rd Qtr)

(Sun 17-Dec-1978) @ Los Angeles Rams - Pat Haden, the frequently criticized Los Angeles quarterback, scrambled 24 yards to set up one touchdown and passed 21 yards to Willie Miller for another score to lead the Rams to a 31-14 victory over Green Bay and a home-field advantage in the playoffs. The defeat dropped Green Bay to 8-7-1 and eliminated the Packers from playoff consideration. They played in rain at the Coliseum. Cullen Bryant rushed for 121 yards on 30 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 1 and 5 yards, the latter set up when Haden rushed his 24 yards to the Packers' 5-yard line. The Rams, 12-4 and already slated to host a playoff game on December 31, will be the NFC's championship game host if they survive that first contest. The Rams scored first after Pat Thomas intercepted a David Whitehurst pass at the Los Angeles 48-yard line and returned to the Green Bay 31. Eight plays and two Green Bay offside penalties resulted in Bryant's first touchdown, on a sweep to the right. Haden, who has been under fire in Los Angeles because the Rams had only been 4-4 since winning seven straight, completed three passes in that advance. Nolan Cromwell partially deflected a David Beverly punt to put the Rams at midfield and start their second touchdown advance. Los Angeles went 50 yards in six plays, including Haden's scramble when he couldn't find an open man. It was Haden's longest run since he joined the Rams two years ago. - Partial game which includes the 1st half, halftime, commercials and most of the 3rd Qtr

1978 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality A)


1979

(Sun 02-Sep-1979) @ Chicago Bears - Walter Payton ran for 125 yards on 36 carries and Bob Thomas kicked two field goals as the Bears won on opening day. For Payton, it was the 26th time in his career he had passed the century mark in rushing in a game. Bears QB Mike Phipps completed 15 of 25 passes for 177 yards. The Chicago defense limited Green Bay to 149 yards on offense and recorded six sacks. Virgil Livers made the key defensive play when he blocked Chester Marcol's tying field goal attempt in the third quarter. Green Bay's top draft pick, RB Eddie Lee Ivery, was lost for the season after three carries (for 24 yards) when he suffered a knee injury. Includes NFL today Pre-game (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 09-Sep-1979) New Orleans Saints - Stepping in for the injured Eddie Lee Ivery, Green Bay rookie RB Steve Atkins rushed for 110 yards on 12 carries, scored once, and set up another touchdown with a 60-yard dash as the Packers rallied for the win. Trailing 12-0 at the half, Green Bay started the third quarter by recovering an onside kick. Barty Smith's short touchdown plunge capped off a 51-yard drive. Short scoring runs by David Whitehurst and Atkins gave Green Bay the lead. New Orleans closed the gap to 21-19 early in the final period following a 76-yard drive. On the next offensive play, Atkins ripped off his long run, setting up an insurance score by Eric Torkelson. The Packer win overshadowed a spectacular performance by New Orleans QB Archie Manning, who completed 28 of 45 passes for 291 yards, as the Saints rolled up 474 yards in offense. Milwaukee game - includes Bart Starr Show after game! (Game quality 8.5)

(Sun 16-Sep-1979) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The surprising Buccaneers defeated Green Bay for the first time in their 4-year history behind the running of Ricky Bell (15 carries for 97 yards) and rookie Jerry Eckwood (23 attempts for 99 yards). The undefeated Bucs tallied 235 yards rushing. Green Bay QB David Whitehurst completed 24 of 34 passes for 214 yards. The 24 completions was the second-best single game total in Packer history. - (JIP @ 4:53 in 3rd Qtr until the end)

(Sun 23-Sep-1979) @ Minnesota Vikings - QB Tommy Kramer tossed a 50-yard pass to Ahmad Rashad with 3:18 gone in overtime to give Minnesota the win. Rashad, who had nine receptions for 136 yards, jumped between two Packer defenders at the 30, made the catch, and outran the Green Bay secondary for the score. Kramer completed 19 of 26 passes for 245 yards. Chuck Foreman gained 11 yards on six carries to become the all-time leading rusher in Minnesota history, surpassing Bill Brown. Green Bay's Terdell Middleton had his best day of the year - 20 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown. - COMPLETE BROADCAST. Includes halftime and commercials (Quality 8.5) (3 DVDs) - Upgraded May, 2012

(Mon 01-Oct-1979) New England Patriots - MNF - David Whitehurst ran for one score and passed for another, as the Packers upset the Patriots on Monday night. Green Bay intercepted five passes to spark the win. Whitehurst (17 of 27 for 206 yards) converted interceptions by Steve Luke, Johnnie Gray and Mike McCoy into short touchdown runs by Barty Smith, Terdell Middleton and himself. He also capped a 74-yard drive with a touchdown pass to Aundra Thompson with 9:03 left in the second quarter to give Green Bay the lead for good. This was the first Monday night game ever held at Lambeau Field. - Includes Local pregame, halftime, ads, local postgame - (Quality 9)

(Sun 07-Oct-1979) @ Atlanta Falcons - Tim Mazzetti kicked three field goals, and the Falcon defense forced three turnovers, as Atlanta snapped a three-game losing streak and reached the .500 mark. Mazzetti's first field goal was set up by Rolland Lawrence's 17-yard interception return. Atlanta also recorded eight sacks, including one by Mike Lewis which resulted in a safety. - Switches to game 3 mins in as first DVD starts with beginning of Giants Eagles game before switching to this game, Includes Halftime and Commercials (3 DVDs) (Quality 9)

(Sun 14-Oct-1979) Detroit Lions - David Whitehurst hit Walt Landers with a long touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to clinch the win. RB Nate Simpson, who entered the game in the second quarter, ran for 122 yards on 19 carries, the best day of his career. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5) includes Bart Starr Show after game!

(Sun 21-Oct-1979) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Doug Williams passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Ricky Bell ran for a Tampa Bay-record 167 yards, as the Bucs ended a two-game losing streak. Bell opened the scoring with a touchdown reception after Cedric Brown intercepted a David Whitehurst pass. Williams' touchdown plunge capped off an 82-yard drive in the second quarter. TE Jimmie Giles caught a touchdown pass with 1:56 left to seal the victory.

(Sun 28-Oct-1979) @ Miami Dolphins - Bob Griese completed 18 of 27 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown as the Dolphins moved into a tie for first place in the AFC East. Miami built a 20-0 lead on a touchdown reception by Duriel Harris, a scoring run by Larry Csonka, and two Uwe von Schamann field goals. Harris caught 10 passes for 180 yards, both Miami records. - (JIP @ 1:54 in 2nd qtr, ends before 2nd half kickoff)

(Sun 04-Nov-1979) New York Jets - (Jets radio broadcast on 2 cassettes, ads)

(Sun 11-Nov-1979) Minnesota Vikings - David Whitehurst threw two touchdowns passes, and Terdell Middleton gained 135 yards on 27 carries to give Bart Starr his first coaching victory over the Vikings (1-8-1). Middleton's rushing effort was the best since he gained 148 yards in a game against the Lions in 1978. The game also marked the debut of K Tom Birney for the Packers. Mike Butler's 70-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown broke Henry Jordan's record of 60 yards set in 1964 versus the Cowboys. The loss for Minnesota put the Vikings' hopes for a seventh-consecutive NFC Central Division title nearly into extinction. Milwaukee game - Includes Bart Starr show after game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 18-Nov-1979) @ Buffalo Bills - Any hopes for a division title for Green Bay dies in Buffalo, as Mike Collier scored on a short run and Nick Mike-Mayer kicked four field goals as the Bills reached the .500 mark. Collier's touchdown capped an 81-yard drive in the fourth quarter, and broke a tie accomplished when Mike-Mayer's fourth field goal tied the game late in the third quarter. Interceptions by Mario Clark and Charles Romes ended late drives by Green Bay.

(Sun 25-Nov-1979) Philadelphia Eagles - Ron Jaworski tossed three touchdown passes as the Eagles moved into first place in the NFC East. Jaworski (8 of 18 for 127 yards) tossed his first score to Wilbert Montgomery, giving Philadelphia a 7-0 lead. In the second half, Jaworski hit Harold Carmichael twice to seal the win. Philadelphia's Leroy Harris was the game's leading rusher with 137 yards on nine carries, including a team-record 80 yarder. For Green Bay, Lynn Dickey tossed his first touchdown pass since the end of the 1977 season.

(Sun 02-Dec-1979) @ Washington Redskins - Joe Theismann passed for a career-high four touchdowns, including three in second half, to lead the Redskins to a come-from-behind win. Trailing 21-7 at the half, Washington tied the game on touchdown passes to Danny Buggs and John McDaniel. Monty Coleman's interception set up the go-ahead touchdown pass to John Riggins. Washington's defense held Green Bay offense to 23 yards in the second half, while the Washington offense racked up 437 total yards, 305 in the second half. Lynn Dickey made his first start at Packer quarterback since he broke his leg in the 1977 season.

(Sun 09-Dec-1979) Chicago Bears - Chicago scored nine points in the fourth quarter to squeak past Green Bay and move into a tie for first place in the NFC Central. LB Tom Hicks' interception return for a touchdown and a Bob Thomas field goal gave the Bears an 8-point lead. Green Bay had a chance to win the game, but Tom Birney's 52-yard field goal attempt with 32 seconds left fell short. (Quality 9.5)

(Sat 15-Dec-1979) @ Detroit Lions - Green Bay got four field goals from Tom Birney and a touchdown from Eric Torkelson and avoided their first 12-loss season in franchise history. For Detroit, their 14 losses was the most they had ever had in a season, with the previous worst being 11 in 1942. Birney's four kicks gave him one more than he had in the previous five games with the Packers. (Quality 9.5) includes some half and CBS NFL Today post game.

1979 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality A-)




1980

Preseason

(02-Aug-1980) @ San Diego Chargers - (CANTON, OH) - Rolf Benirschke of San Diego and Green Bay's Tim Birney missed second half field goals Saturday before an electrical storm terminated the preseason game with six minutes remaining to play. The contest ended in a tie as NFL officials called a halt to play at 6:13 pm EDT and called off the game seven minutes after the Chargers and Packers had gone to their dressing rooms. San Diego had the ball on the Packers' 25-yard line when Don Weiss, executive director of the NFL, ordered the contest terminated. "We had called time out and were getting the field goal team ready," head coach Don Coryell said of a fourth-down situation. Benirschke missed his field goal try from 39 yards out with 29 seconds left in the third quarter. The ball hit the left upright and bounced back onto the field. Birney muffed his opportunity from 40 yards out. His attempt sailed wide to the left with 11:41 remaining in the game. - Includes halftime (w/ HOF inductions of Herb Adderley, Deacon Jones, Jim Otto, and Bob Lilly) - (Quality 8.5) - Upgraded April 2008

(09-Aug-1980) @ Dallas Cowboys - Glenn Carano's three-yard touchdown toss to tight end Doug Cosbie early in the fourth quarter wrapped up a 17-14 pre-season victory for the Cowboys over the Packers. The Cowboys, opening a season of transition with Danny White taking over the No. 1 quarterback spot from the retired Roger Staubach, rallied in the second half after trailing through the first two quarters, 7-3. Tony Dorsett scored Dallas' go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter on a 1-yard run to climax a drive set up by a fumbled punt return. Carano's touchdown throw to Cosbie gave Dallas a 17-7 lead, a margin that was trimmed by a 1-yard plunge from Green Bay's Nate Simpson with less than five minutes to play. - Cowboys telecast, starts at kickoff, some edited huddles - added December, 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 07-Sep-1980) Chicago Bears - Classic game - If anyone on the Packers was going to beat the Bears with a 25-yard run, Marcol was the most unlikely candidate. But with nine minutes left in overtime, he did just that. His 35-yard field goal attempt bounced off tackle Alan Page and back into his arms. And as most of the Bears lay on the ground in disbelief, the nine-year veteran lumbered around left end and raced untouched into the end zone. "They came in as hard as I've seen anvbody," said Marcol, who almost quit football after injuring his kicking leg last November. "But the ball bounced right back in my hands, there was nobody outside. I caught it and I ran. That's all I can say. It was clear sailing." Packer Coach Bart Starr, under fire after the Packers failed to win a game during the exhibition season, said his heart almost stopped when the kick was slapped back into Marcol's arms. Meanwhile, Packer C Larry McCarren played the entire game despite undergoing hernia surgery 3 1/2 weeks earlier - A swarming Packer defense held Walter Payton to 65 yards on 31 carries. (Quality 8.0)

(Sun 14-Sep-1980) Detroit Lions - Sensational Billy Sims rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown and scored on an 87-yard pass play and rookie Ed Murray kicked five field goals to lead the Detroit Lions to a 29-7 win over the Green Bay Packers. QB Gary Danielson, playing despite the death of his 9-day-old daughter Thursday, completed 11 of 17 passes for 246 yards for the Lions. Sims, who has rushed for 287 yards in his two NFL games, set up the touchdown when he raced 22 yards around left end to the Packer 1-yard line. An interception by Detroit LB Charlie Weaver set up a 43-yard field goal by Murray on the last play of the first half. - Milwaukee game - Includes Halftime and Commercials (Quality 9.0) - Added August, 2011

(Sun 21-Sep-1980) @ Los Angeles Rams - Rookie Johnnie Johnson and veteran Rod Perry returned intercepted passes 99 and 83 yards for touchdowns as the Los Angeles Rams exploded for 37 points in the second quarter and went on to bury the Green Bay Packers 51-21. The 37 points was the second-greatest one quarter outburst in their history exceeded only by the 41 points they scored in the third quarter of a game against Detroit 30 years ago. The Rams turned five pass interceptions into touchdowns before a crowd of 63 850 at Anaheim Stadium. QB Vince Ferragamo hit Billy Waddy with a 33-yard scoring pass for the only scoring of the first period. Then came the Rams' explosion. Frank Corral's 29 yard field goal three seconds into the second quarter made it 10-0. Cullen Bryant ran four yards for a touchdown, three plays after Pat Thomas intercepted a pass thrown by Green Bay QB Lynn Dickey. The Packers, who fell to 1-2, scored their first touchdown shortly later on a 46-yard pass from Dickey to Eddie Lee Ivery. Then Johnson, whose $1 million contract caused several veterans to hold out from the Rams' summer training camp, picked off a pass thrown by Dickey near his goal-line and raced nearly the length of the field for his first NFL touchdown. It was the longest return of an intercepted pass in Rams' history. Two players had returned interceptions 97 yards. Later in the second quarter Elvis Peacock plunged one yard for a touchdown. Ferragamo fired a 29-yard scoring pass to Willie Miller, and Perry tallied on his interception return, making it 44-7 at halftime. The Packers gave up 51 pts, the most since they lost 56-0 to the Colts in 1958. After the game, Dickey openly questioned whether he could be the team leader. LB Mike Hunt suffered a serious concussion and never played for the Packers again. JIP 17-7 in early 2nd Qtr (only way game available right now) - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 28-Sep-1980) Dallas Cowboys - Danny White passed for 217 yards and two touchdowns and ran 48 yards on a fake punt to set up another score, leading the Dallas Cowboys to a 28-7 victory over the Green Bay Packers. White completed 16 of 20 passes and directed ball-control touchdown drives of 70, 80, 90 and 48 yards. White passed five yards to Doug Cosbie for one touchdown and 20 yards to Drew Pearson for another, while Tony Dorsett and Robert Newhouse both scored on 1-yard runs for the Cowboys. The Packers, playing amid reports that club officials are close to firing Coach Bart Starr, slipped to 1-3 with their third successive defeat. Newhouse's touchdown with 1:07 left in the first half put the Cowboys ahead for good at 14-7. The Cowboys marched 70 yards in 17 plays and consumed eight minutes, 18 seconds on the drive, sparked by White passes of 19 and 15 yards to Tony Hill and 13 to Butch Johnson. Steve Atkins score the only score of the day for Green Bay. Milwaukee game - Includes Halftime, commercials, and postgame (Quality 9.0) - Upgraded August, 2011

(Sun 05-Oct-1980) Cincinnati Bengals - Lynn Dickey, downcast and slowed by a history of serious injuries, had talked of quitting professional football just two weeks earlier. The Green Bay Packers can be thankful he didn't. Dickey, still feeling effects of a broken leg suffered nearly three years ago, completed 18 of 26 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns. James Lofton, Green Bay's gifted wide receiver, caught eight passes for 114 yards to help the Packers to a 14-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Dickey's touchdown passes covered 15 yards to Lofton and eight to Steve Atkins, while Johnnie Gray sparked the Packer defense with an interception and a pair of pass deflections, one of which saved a touchdown. The Packers, 2-3, broke a three-game losing streak after the club's board of directors had given Coach Bart Starr a vote of confidence earlier Sunday. The Bengals dropped to 1-4. "Obviously, I'm most appreciative of that," Starr said of the 45-member board's unanimous vote of support. "But I'm not concerned about me. What you have to consider is the effect on the football team. When they know they can feel secure in what they're doing, they can play better." - Chester Marcol kicked two extra points, and was waived after the game. Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 12-Oct-1980) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OT - "After I missed that field goal, I definitely wanted another chance," Green Bay K Tom Birney said. He got that opportunity, but missed again as the Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers struggled through a scoreless overtime period and settled for a 14-14 tie. Birney, a substitute junior high school teacher until the Packers re-signed him last week, missed a 24-yard field goal attempt which would have won the game in regulation. He got a chance to redeem himself with five seconds to go in the overtime but again he was off the mark. Packers Coach Bart Starr released kicker Chester Marcol last week saying that an injury had left him without the ability to get much distance or hang time in his kicks. "I'm not going to second guess myself," said Starr. "Who's to say anyone else would have made those field goals. We played well, but didn't win," said Starr. "A tie leaves you with an empty feeling, especially in an overtime." Tampa Coach John McKay said it would be "an understatement of the year to say we did not play well." - Switches to game 3 mins in as first DVD starts with beginning of Giants Eagles game before switching to this game, Includes Halftime and Commercials (4 DVDs) (Quality 8.5) - Added May, 2011

(Sun 19-Oct-1980) @ Cleveland Browns - Dave Logan Game - Brian Sipe connected with Dave Logan on an electrifying 46-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds to play to lead the Cleveland Browns to a 26-21 win over the Green Bay Packers. Sipe, who hit on 24 of 39 passes for 391 yards and two touchdowns on the day, guided an 87-yard drive in the final two minutes of the game to win it. Robert Jackson's interception of a Lynn Dickey pass killed hopes for a Green Bay comeback in the final seconds, and spoiled an otherwise respectable day for Dickey. A 42-yard Don Cockroft field goal gave the Browns a 13-0 lead with 8:47 to play in the third period, but Dickey took control of the game through the middle of the next quarter, guiding the Packers to three straight touchdowns. Dickey scrambled seven yards for the first Packers score. Steve Luke's career essentially came to an end when he came on a blitz and hit Sipe in the knee with his head. Luke collapsed to the ground and laid there for 2 minutes. - full game on video - added April, 2008

- Also have the complete Browns radio broadcast from 10-19-80 Cleveland game.

(Sun 26-Oct-1980) Minnesota Vikings - Lynn Dickey threw touchdown passes of 12 yards to Paul Coffman and 4 yards to Bill Larson (his only NFL TD) to give Green Bay a 16-3 victory over Minnesota for the Packers' first home triumph over the Vikings in 15 years. The last time Green Bay defeated Minnesota at Lambeau Field came in 1965 when the Packers prevailed 24-19. Dickey threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Coffman and a 4-yard strike to Larson in the fourth quarter. Tom Birney kicked a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter. Rick Danmeier kicked a 47-yard field goal for the Vikings in the third quarter. Rookie Gerry Ellis put in the best performance by a Packer running back this year, gaining 76 yards on 13 carries. Packer RB Eddie Lee Ivery appeared to score another touchdown with a little more than two minutes left, but fumbled on the 1 and S Keith Nord recovered for Minnesota. The last time the two teams met in Lambeau was Nov. 26, 1978, and the game ended in a 10-10 tie. The Packers beat the Vikings 19-7 last year in Milwaukee. - (Quality 8.0)

(Sun 02-Nov-1980) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - A costly safety in the first quarter turned out to be the difference as the defending Super Bowl champions avoided falling below .500. Gerry Ellis scored twice in a losing cause. The victory that snapped the Steelers' three-game losing streak was neither big nor easy. But the come- from-behind 22-20 decision over the Green Bay Packers more than satisfied Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh's usually hard-to-please coach. "We lost three games in a row. After that, any kind of victory is impressive," Noll said. "We're headed in the right direction." It took two second-half field goals of 27 and 18 yards by Matt Bahr, a 4-yard touchdown pass from Terry Bradshaw to late-game substitute Rocky Bleier and some strong defense to snap the Steelers' longest losing streak since 1976. But Noll said he wasn't worried that the victory was so hard to come by. Bahr's 27-yard field goal four minutes into the third period pulled Pittsburgh to within 14-12 and his 18-yarder about six minutes later put the Steelers ahead, 15-14. With less than five minutes remaining in the game, Bradshaw hit Bleier with a 4-yard scoring pass to give the Steelers the lead, 22-14. Green Bay then drove 84 yards in 13 plays to pull within 22-20 with 34 seconds to go on a 14-yard TD pass from Lynn Dickey to Aundra Thompson. The extra point attempt was blocked, and Green Bay tried an onside kick but Pittsburgh's Dwayne Woodruff recovered. Green Bay had taken a 14-9 halftime lead on touchdown passes of 7 and 69 yards from Dickey to Gerry Ellis. The Pittsburgh defense had been largely responsible for the team's three prior defeats, but in the first half against Green Bay it was the Steelers' offense that sputtered. Green Bay piled up 216 total yards during the first half, while the Steelers managed just 89. The Packers' halftime lead might have been larger if the Pittsburgh defense had not intercepted three of Dickey's passes, including one snared by DB J.T. Thomas in the end zone to save a touchdown. Bradshaw, meanwhile, also turned the ball over three times in the first half - once on an interception and twice on fumbles. - Includes halftime upgraded (8.5)

(Sun 09-Nov-1980) San Francisco 49ers - Gerry Ellis rushed for 83 yards, including an 8-yard burst for Green Bay's go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, and Lynn Dickey passed for 244 yards to lead the Packers to a 23-16 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Ellis' touchdown, set up by a 37-yard pass from Dickey to James Lofton, broke a 13-13 tie with 14:57 to play. The 49ers, who dropped to 3-7 with their seventh successive defeat, closed to within 20-16 when Ray Wersching kicked a 24-yard field goal with 10:39 left. However, S Johnnie Gray preserved the victory for Green Bay when he recovered a Lenvil Elliott fumble at the Packer 22 and returned 30 yards. Due to injuries, the Packers were forced to play a unique 3-17 defensive alignment, with James Lofton playing in the secondary. Tom Birney kicked three field goals to help the Packers rally from a 13-0 first quarter deficit and stay within shouting distance of first place. Milwaukee game - Includes some ads (Quality 8.5) - Upgraded April 2008

(Sun 16-Nov-1980) @ New York Giants - Phil Simms and Earnest Gray hooked up for three touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 27-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Simms, who threw three TDs last week in upsetting Dallas, completed 17-of-33 passes for 322 yards and hit Gray for scores of 50 and 20 yards in the first half. Simms flipped a 4-yard TD pass to Gray in the third period to give New York a 21-7 lead and Joe Danelo added field goals of 24 and 32 yards. In the fourth period for the Giants, who won their second game in a row after eight straight losses to raise their record to 3-8. Gerry Ellis provided Green Bay's first two touchdowns with a 2-yard run in the second quarter and a 4-yard pass from Lynn Dickey in the third period as the Packers fell to 4-6-1 and saw their playoff hopes virtually dashed. Dickey threw an 8-yard TD pass to James Lofton with 3:00 left to pull the Packers to 24-21 before Danelo's second field goal with 50 seconds left pushed New York ahead 27-21. - (Ends @ :05 in 4th qtr, includes halftime) (Quality 8.5) - Upgraded April 2008

(Sun 23-Nov-1980) @ Minnesota Vikings - Eddie Lee Ivery and Gerry Ellis combine for 246 yards rushing (Ivery - 145, Ellis - 101), as Green Bay closed to within a game-and-a-half of the Lions. Tom Birney, who had missed three extra points and seven field goals since joining the team in October, is cut after the game and replaced by Jan Stenerud. includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 30-Nov-1980) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - A remarkable 44-yard reception by rookie Kevin House set up Johnny Davis' one-yard run with 1:58 remaining and broke a three-game losing streak for Tampa Bay. For Green Bay, a possible tie was missed when Jan Stenerud's 45-yard field goal was wide left as time expired. The Packers would begin a season-ending slide of epic proportions. Tampa Bay RB Rick Berns made his first start for the Bucs and led the team with 72 yards on the ground.. GOTW highlights, 10 minutes, ESPN classic (Quality 8.5) same disc as 12-14-69 Bears "gotw" - Added March, 2011

(Sun 07-Dec-1980) @ Chicago Bears - In a game where the Packers gave up their most points ever, Chicago QB Vince Evans ended the day with a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating, the only quarterback to ever do against the Packers. Evans completed 18 of 22 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns. The Bears picked up 33 first downs and 594 yards. Includes "The Pro Report" postgame (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 14-Dec-1980) Houston Oilers - Earl Campbell gored the Packers with 36 carries for 181 yards and two touchdowns. Chester Marcol's return to Green Bay resulted in 2 missed extra points. (Quality 8.5) - Upgraded April 2008

(Sun 21-Dec-1980) @ Detroit Lions - The Packers manage only 187 yards on offense. The Lions, who were 2-14 in 1979, would fail to win a playoff berth due to the tie breakers with Minnesota. - Most of 1st half only and has bad tracking issues towards end of half - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5) - Added September, 2011

1980 Packers Yearbook - The Green Bay Packers' Board of Directors gave head coach Bart Starr a vote of confidence in Week Five of the season, but the speculation that Starr's tenure was coming to an end was rampant. At the end of the dismal 5-10-1 season, the Board stripped Starr of his role as general manager. The entire year was filled with soap opera-like drama. First round draft choice Bruce Clark elected to play in Canada. The exhibition opener in Canton, Ohio was called in the third quarter due to lightning. Green Bay went winless in the exhibition season for the first time since 1946. Defensive line coach Fred von Appen quit after a 38-0 pre-season loss to Denver, when lineman Ezra Johnson was seen eating a hot dog on the bench in the second half. On defense, John Meyer took over for Dave Hanner, and the team gave up 5,782 yards, the second most in franchise history. On the bright side, Lynn Dickey became the first Packer quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards (3,529), but the team only scored 231 points, worst among the 28 teams. A record-setting 61-7 loss to the Bears late in the season sent the team into the off-season with many more questions than answers. - original (Quality 9.5) - Added July, 2011

 

1981 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Fri 15-Aug-1981) Oakland Raiders - Lynn Dickey's 65-yard touchdown pass play to James Lofton and Mark Lee's 58- yard scoring run back of a pass interception led Green Bay to an exhibition victory over Super Bowl champion Oakland. Veteran kicker Jan Stenerud kicked a Packer-record 53-yard field goal as Green Bay, winless in 1980 pre-season play, won a second successive upset, having beaten Dallas last week. - (Quality 7.5) - added September 2007

(Fri 29-Aug-1981) Cleveland Browns - Halfback Eddie Lee Ivery and wide receiver Aundra Thompson scored two touchdowns each to spark the Green Bay Packers over the Cleveland Browns in the exhibition season finale for both teams. Ivery scored on a 41-yard run and a 15-yard pass from Lynn Dickey. Thompson scored on a 29-yard reverse and a 29-yard pass from Dickey, who completed 18 of 27 passes for 250 yards.The Packers' other score came on Gerry Ellis' 1-yard run. "We're obviously delighted to win three of four," said Coach Bart Starr. "It doesn't mean anything. These games don't count But I think it's a great deal psychologically to go from there." - Some ads, missing some plays in 3rd qtr (Quality 8) - added December, 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 06-Sep-1981) @ Chicago Bears - Green Bay won with their defense. Matt Suhey fumbled on the one-foot line with 32 seconds left, and Johnnie Gray recovered the loose ball to seal the win. This marked the second straight year Green Bay defeated Chicago to open the season. The win did not come without a price. RB Eddie Lee Ivery was lost for the second time in three years when he tore up his knee on the Soldier Field Astroturf, the same place his rookie season ended in 1979. Green Bay also had a strong running game (G.Ellis 17-94-1, E.L.Ivery 14-72-1, & T.Middleton 6-26) to out duel Chicago's great Walter Payton (19-81-1). (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 13-Sep-1981) Atlanta Falcons - The Packers were 15 minutes from a 2-0 start, leading 17-0, when they suffered one of their worse collapses in history. Atlanta scored four touchdowns in the fourth quarter, two by the offense and two by the defense and 31 total pts in the 4th, to leave the Lambeau Field audience stunned. Bartkowski tossed four interceptions in the win. Atlanta star RB William Andrews (19-87-1) enjoys a fine day to help overcome Packer star WR James Lofton's (8-179) huge day. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 20-Sep-1981) @ Los Angles Rams - After acquiring John Jefferson from San Diego on the 17th (he did not play in this game), Green Bay headed west, where they and the Rams combined for 25 penalties. Los Angeles scored 14 points in the final quarter, led by Wendell Tyler's (25-108-2) hard running, to pull away from the Packers, who remained tied for first despite a 1-2 record. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Sep-1981) Minnesota Vikings - John Jefferson made his debut with the Packers and caught seven passes for 121 yards. It was the Packer defense which needed help. Leading 10-0, Green Bay saw the Vikings score 27 unanswered points in losing their third straight and the third straight game they blew a lead. For the third consecutive week, a Packer opponent scored on defense. Minnesota’s Ted Brown would rush for 109 yards on 21 carries to lead the Vikings. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 04-Oct-1981) @ New York Giants - Harlan Huckleby made his first start at running back, and ran 30 times for 88 yards and a touchdown as Green Bay snapped their losing streak. John Jefferson scored his first points as a Packer.

(Sun 11-Oct-1981) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - George Cumby returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown, two yards shy of the Packer record at the time (70 yards - Mike Butler versus Minnesota - November 11, 1979), but Green Bay squandered an early lead for the fourth time in five games. Tampa Bay intercepted four passes, including Cecil Johnson's which set up Doug Williams' one-yard run. - added June, 2007

(Sun 18-Oct-1981) San Francisco 49ers - Lynn Dickey was forced to leave the game with a neck injury, and David Whitehurst stepped in but could not move the offense against the 49ers rookie laden secondary. The Milwaukee faithful, on a cold drizzly day, booed their former fan favorite as they wanted to see top draft pick Rich Campbell. 49er QB Joe Montana's (23 of 32) was very precise in his passes. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 25-Oct-1981) @ Detroit Lions - Lynn Dickey bounced back from his neck injury, but then was forced from the game early when he was speared in the back by William Gay. The Lions DE was fined $2,000 for the hit. For the first time this season, Green Bay did not score first, as Detroit QB Eric Hipple scored on a sneak. He also scored late in the game as the Lions won in this great back & forth game. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 01-Nov-1981) Seattle Seahawks - Back & Forth thriller sees Green Bay pull out a 34-24 win over Seattle behind Gerry Ellis' (23-127) big day. David Whitehurst threw three touchdown passes as the Packers snapped their second three-game losing streak of the season. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 08-Nov-1981) New York Giants - Green Bay uses ball control attack, over 41 minutes of possession, to down New York 27-14 on the road. Jan Stenerud kicked four field goals, while Estus Hood returned an interception for a score and Mark Lee returned a punt for another as Green Bay jumped out to a 20-0 lead. It was Stenerud's final field goal that gave the Packers their first winning streak of the year. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9) - Upgraded April, 2008

(Sun 15-Nov-1981) Chicago Bears - Fun game that starts fast and then settles in to usual slug fest between these two as Green Bay takes 21-17 win despite Chicago's Walter Payton's (22-105-1) best efforts. David Whitehurst threw three touchdown passes and Harlan Huckleby ran for 71 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers suddenly found themselves in the wildcard race. Mark Murphy's interception late in the game clinched Green Bay's third straight win. (3 discs) (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 22-Nov-1981) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - This was the then-biggest win in Tampa Bay history as the Bucs took advantage of four interceptions to race to a 27-0 half-time lead. David Whitehurst went down with a groin injury, and his replacement, Rich Campbell, was picked off four times in his first 30 professional passes. Cedric Brown returned one pick for a score for the second straight week, and Bill Capece set a then-Buccaneer record with a 51-yard field goal. Even Tampa Bay reserve QB Chuck Fusina came off the bench to throw his only TD as a Buc. Tampa RB James Owens' (16-112-1rush, 4-44rec) also had a big day. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 29-Nov-1981) @ Minnesota Vikings - Lynn Dickey returned to the lineup and threw for two touchdowns. Harlan Huckleby scored three touchdowns as Green Bay rallied from a 14-0 deficit and moved to within one game of first place in the NFC Central. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 06-Dec-1981) Detroit Lions - Green Bay rallied from another early double digit deficit. Harlan Huckleby scored two more touchdowns, as the Packers stayed alive in the NFC Central title race and the race for the NFC wildcard. Green Bay holds Detroit's Billy Sims (20-64-1 & 4-72rec) somewhat down while Packer WR's John Jefferson (8-113) & James Lofton (4-90-1) lead 31-17 win. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 13-Dec-1981) @ New Orleans Saints - Green Bay's Lynn Dicky (19-21, 218, 5td) has a near perfect day, while the "D" holds New Orleans super rookie RB George Rogers (26-70-1) in check for 35-7 crucial win. With one game left, the Packers controlled their own destiny in the race for a NFC wildcard berth (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 20-Dec-1981) @ New York Jets - The Jets defensive line, a.k.a. "The New York Sack Exchange" does it's thing on this day as their 9 Sacks of Green Bay QB Lynn Dickey lead the way to Playoff Birth (first for the Jets since '69) Clinching 28-3 victory over the Packers. The Jets victory also put the Giants in the playoffs (first time since '63) instead of the Packers in the NFC, so the Jets win actually put BOTH New York teams into the playoffs. OG Arland Thompson was inserted in the starting lineup, and the coaching staff, in all its wisdom, elected to run behind him on consecutive plays at a critical point in the game. Second and 1 at the Jets' 13 quickly turned into a fourth-and-2 situation. The only bright spot was Packer K Jan Stenerud, who set a then-NFL record by making 91.7 percent of his field goal attempts. He missed only two of 24 attempts (a 47-yarder in the first Minnesota game and a 28-yard attempt against San Francisco). Had Green Bay won, the Packers would have made it as a wild card thanks to Philadelphia's 38-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. - (8.5 quality) Also have NFL Game of the week highlights from ESPN classic

1981 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B+)

 

1982 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 14-Aug-1982) New York Jets - Rich Campbell threw a four yard touchdown pass to Paul Coffman, while Eddie Lee Ivery and rookie Willard Reaves both scored on a 3-yard plunges, leading the Green Bay Packers over the New York Jets Saturday night. Campbell, who entered the game with 6:33 left in the second quarter and played the rest of the way at quarterback, completed 8 of 17 passes for 98 yards and had two intercepted in his most extensive action since the Packers drafted him on the first round in 1981. After the Jets scored on a 42 yard field goal by Jeff Brockhaus in the first quarter, the Packers took the lead for good on Ivery's 3-yard scoring run with 8:22 left in the second quarter. - Some halftime and some ads - added December, 2007

(Mon 23-Aug-1982) Cincinnati Bengals - Preseason MNF - Quarterback Rich Campbell came off the bench Friday night to ignite a 24-point third quarter eruption that rallied the Green Bay Packers to a nationally televised victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Campbell entered the game at the start of the second half and promptly erased a 27- 7 deficit with touchdown passes of 9 yards to Gary Lewis and 11 yards to Wamon Buggs. The Packers, now 2-0, also scored on Virgil Livers' 36-yard run with a fumble recovery, a 1-yard run by starting quarterback Lynn Dickey and a 10-yard pass from Dickey to Paul Coffman. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 29-Aug-1982) @ Los Angeles Raiders - Marc Wilson threw for one touchdown and Frank Hawkins and Billy Taylor scored on short runs Sunday night as the Los Angeles Raiders debuted in their new home with a victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Raiders, who had won the right to move to Los Angeles in a federal court battle with the NFL, drew a crowd of 40,906 for their inaugural home contest in the LA Coliseum. Officials said 54,268 tickets had been sold for the televised contest. Hawkins put the Raiders ahead 10-3 midway through the third quarter when he capped a Jim Plunkett-directed march of 64 yards with his short touchdown burst. Wilson hit Malcolm Barnwell with a 7-yard touchdown pass with 3:30 left to give Los Angeles breathing room. Taylor wound up scoring on a 3-yard run with two seconds left. Eddie Garcia had given the Packers a 3-0 lead with a 49-yard field goal six minutes into the contest. - (Quality 7.5) - added August, 2008

 

Regular Season

(Sun 12-Sep-1982) Los Angles Rams - The season opener was definitely two different games within one. Los Angeles jumped out to a 23-0 lead at the half thanks to five Green Bay turnovers and Bert Jones’ in his debut. The second half was all Green Bay as they performed the largest rally in team history, surpassing their 18-point comeback against the Lions in 1965. The Packers rang up 234 yards on offense in the final two quarters, and held the Rams to 117. Eddie Lee Ivery, coming back from another knee injury, ran for 109 yards. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 20-Sep-1982) @ New York Giants - MNF - Last game before the strike sees Green Bay come from behind lead by WR James Lofton's (4-101rec & 1-83-1rush) big night for 27-19 win. In a game marred by a power outage, the Packers rallied from a 12-0 deficit to run their record to 2-0. After the game, the NFL players' union would go on strike for 57 days, wiping out seven games. James Lofton's 83-yard run on a reverse was the third longest in Packer history to this point. Upgraded (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 21-Nov-1982) Minnesota Vikings - With the strike over and divisional races eliminated, Green Bay rolled over Minnesota thanks to Lynn Dickey's 244 yards passing. The Packers out gained the Vikings, 359 yards to 184. Phil Epps set a team record with 8 punt returns for 49 yards. Green Bay was 3-0 for the first time since 1966, when they started out 4-0 en route to the NFL championship and Super Bowl I. Milwaukee game

(Sun 28-Nov-1982) @ New York Jets - Phil Epps caught his first two NFL touchdown passes, but New York K Pat Leahy's field goal late in the third quarter stood up for the Jets. In the game, Stan Blinka delivered a forearm to Green Bay WR John Jefferson, which led to Bart Starr calling him a "hoodlum". Blinka was penalized, but not fined. - added June, 2007

(Sun 05-Dec-1982) Buffalo Bills - In muddy conditions which Bills head coach Chuck Knox called "murder", the Packers rolled out to a 30-7 lead thanks to four Jan Stenerud field goals and moved back into a first place tie in the NFC. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 12-Dec-1982) Detroit Lions - Detroit takes key game 30-10 behind Billy Sims' (29-109-1) clutch running. Green Bay's offense goes south with just 44 yards rushing. The Lions roared out to a 30-0 lead and put themselves back in the race for an NFC playoff berth. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 19-Dec-1982) @ Baltimore Colts - OT - The Baltimore Colts would avoid a completely-winless season by forcing a tie with the Packers. The Colts scored twice in the fourth quarter, while Stenerud missed a potential game-winning field goal. Played in snowy conditions. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 26-Dec-1982) @ Atlanta Falcons - James Lofton caught three passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers clinched their first playoff berth since 1972. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 02-Jan-1983) @ Detroit Lions - Detroit takes must win 27-24 decision over Green Bay to make the Playoffs for the first time in a dozen years! Detroit TE Rob Rubick scored with six minutes left to give the Lions the win and a berth in the expanded NFC playoffs, despite a losing record. For the Packers, the loss mean they would have the third seed in the playoffs. A win would have given them the second seed and home field for the first two rounds. (Quality 9.0)

(Sat 08-Jan-1983) 1982 1st RD NFC Super Bowl Tournament - St. Louis Cardinals - It was the first playoff game at Lambeau Field since the famed Ice Bowl 14 years before. It was a special playoff format granted that was a Super Bowl Tournament that saw 16 teams play in the first RD of the playoffs. Still, the game was not even a sellout, mainly because the strike had soured many fans on pro football. The Packers roared to a 28-9 halftime lead and coasted to a 41-16 victory. The cold weather didn't bother Packer QB Lynn Dickey, who completed 17 of 23 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns. John Jefferson caught six passes for 148 yards. The Cardinals' Neil Lomax completed 32 of 51 passes for 385 yards but was no match for the Packers' high-powered offense. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 16-Jan-1983) 1982 2nd RD NFC Super Bowl Tournament - @ Dallas Cowboys - First playoff clash between these two and it's a good one! The game was a tale of two halves for the Packers. In the first half, Green Bay ran 20 plays, gained 109 yards and scored seven points. In the second half, they ran 37 plays, gained 363 yards and scored 19 points. Turnovers hurt Green Bay, as Dennis Thurman intercepted Lynn Dickey three times, returning one for a score. The Packers took a 7-6 lead in the second quarter after a 79-yard drive ended with a scoring pass from Dickey to James Lofton. Lofton would also score on a reverse in the third quarter. Mark Lee's interception return for a touchdown made the score 30-26 in the fourth quarter, but a Robert Newhouse touchdown sealed the win for Dallas. Dickey ended the day with 269 yards passing, but the Packers exited the playoffs until 1993. Includes NFL Today post game (Quality 8)

1982 NFL Review and Preview for Playoff games - Highlights from each playoff game - 1 DVD - added December, 2007

1982 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B+)

 

1983 (Every Game)

(Sun 04-Sep-1983) @ Houston Oilers - Despite suffering from migraines, Lynn Dickey passed for 333 yards and five touchdowns. He completed his first 18 passes to start the season, but had to be relieved late by David Whitehurst. Jan Stenerud won the game in overtime. - added June, 2007

(Sun 11-Sep-1983) Pittsburgh Steelers - James Lofton and Lynn Dickey combined for three touchdowns, but Pittsburgh scored the Packer defense with 285 yards rushing. Franco Harris would have 22 carries for 118 yards and 1 TD and became third runner in NFL History to go over 11,000 yards. Lofton would end the day with 5 catches for 169 yards. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 18-Sep-1983) L.A. Rams - Green Bay takes 27-24 win when LA super rookie Eric Dickerson (20-75-1) fumbles, which is recovered by Byron Braggs, in the final seconds giving the Packers Jan Stenerud's chip shot game winning FG! A last-second field goal attempt by the Rams was blocked by TE Gary Lewis. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 26-Sep-1983) @ New York Giants - Fumbles, penalties and an interception all led to a 17-point quarter for the Giants, as Green Bay was embarrassed on Monday Night Football. (Quality 9.0) - Upgraded April, 2008

(Sun 02-Oct-1983) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Green Bay scores an NFL Record 49 points in a half to lead 49-7 at the half. Green Bay rolled up over 500 yards of offense and scored in almost every way possible, run, pass, kick, interception return, fumble return and punt return. The Bucs were playing without three starters in their defensive secondary, both offensive guards and James Wilder, and did finally score an offensive touchdown late in the game. The Packers defense was ranked last (28th) in the National Football League at this point. After the game, Tampa Bay head coach John McKay tore into his team in a 15-second rant after the game. "I was totally disgusted by the football exhibition of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers," McKay said. "We could do nothing right against one of the great NFL defenses." When Milwaukee Sentinel reporter Bud Lea, then 54, tried to ask McKay a question, the Tampa Bay coach shouted: "Get the hell away from me before I punch you in the mouth!" (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 09-Oct-1983) @ Detroit Lions - Even without star RB Billy Sims, Detroit pounded Green Bay, helped by three Packer turnovers. James Jones picked up the load for Sims by rushing for three touchdowns. (Quality 9.0)

(Mon 17-Oct-1983) Washington Redskins - MNF - Highest total scoring game all-time on MNF as Green Bay nips Super Bowl bound Washington 48-47! Both QB's, Lynn Dickey (22-31, 3tds, 387yds) for the Packers, and Joe Theismann (27-39, 2tds, 398yds) for the Redskins, have big nights, as do Redskin RB's John Riggins (25-98-2) & Joe Washington (16-80 & 9-57-2rec) and Packers TE Paul Coffman (6-124-2). Absolutely a Super Great Game! In the end, Mark Moseley's 39-yard field goal drifted just wide as time expired. The 95-point barrage remains the highest-scoring game in MNF history. The two teams combined for 1,025 net yards, 771 yards passing, 56 first downs, and five leads in the fourth quarter and the game featured only one punt. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 23-Oct-1983) Minnesota Vikings - Coming off of the thriller on Monday night, Green Bay missed an opportunity to tie for the division lead when they fell in overtime. The Packers had rallied from a 17-3 deficit in the fourth quarter to send the game into the extra period. Minnesota's star RB Ted Brown (29-179-1) is marvelous for the Vikings. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 30-Oct-1983) @ Cincinnati Bengals - The Packers head to Cincinnati to take on the slumping Bengals and are crushed. Dickey throws two early interceptions to help the Bengals lead 27-7 at the half. Cincinnati's RB big Pete Johnson (26-112-2) leads the way in 34-14 win over the Pack. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 06-Nov-1983) Cleveland Browns - Seeing their season slip away, the Packers returned home and rolled over the Browns. Gerry Ellis scored twice, while Green Bay led 21-7 at the half and held off a late Cleveland rally. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 13-Nov-1983) @ Minnesota Vikings - Trying to force a tie for first in the NFC Central, Green Bay jumped out to a 19-0 lead at the half. When Minnesota rallied to cut the Packer lead to 22-21 in the fourth quarter, Lynn Dickey led his team on a 12-play drive, resulting in a touchdown pass to James Lofton, to clinch the win. - added June, 2007

(Sun 20-Nov-1983) Detroit Lions - Green Bay led 20-3 at halftime, but the Lions fought back to force overtime, and then won it 23-20 with an Eddie Murray FG. Detroit RB Billy Sims (36-189rush, 5-47rec) was an unstoppable force in this game! Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 27-Nov-1983) @ Atlanta Falcons - Barn Burner of a game! Atlanta pulls out 47-41 win in OT Classic! Atlanta CB Kenny Johnson returns INT for TD with less then two minutes to go for the lead, but the Packers tie game on last play TD. Then Johnson does it again in OT for the win!!! Falcons get big day from RB William Andrews (20-129-2rush, 5-54-1rec) to off set big Green Bay days by QB Lynn Dickey (25-37, 3tds, 366yds) and WR James Lofton (7-161-1). (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 04-Dec-1983) Chicago Bears - Crucially important division clash between these two old rivals goes down to the last seconds. Running back Gerry Ellis, who finished with 141 yards, gave the Packers an immediate boost. On the team's first play from scrimmage, Ellis took a Lynn Dickey hand-off and busted through the middle of the line for a 71-yard gain. On the next play, Harlan Huckleby scurried nine yards around right end with a pitch for a touchdown. The Packers took a 14-0 lead later in the quarter when Dickey hit tight end Paul Coffman with five-yard TD pass. Huckleby put the Packers ahead 28-14 with a 10-yard TD run 46 seconds into the fourth quarter. The Packers looked to be on cruise control when they got the ball back. Facing a third-and-inches from the Chicago 38, offensive coordinator Bob Schnelker called for a halfback option. The play backfired when Chicago cornerback Leslie Frazier intercepted Ellis' pass and returned it 56 yards to the Packers 24. The Bears then got another one-yard TD plunge from Matt Suhey to get to within seven. About five minutes later, Dennis McKinnon returned a Bucky Scribner punt 59 yards to tie the game with 1:50 to go. On the ensuing possession, Dickey hit Lofton with a 67-yard pass that put the Packers well within Stenerud's range. After two Jessie Clark runs, Stenerud drilled his fourth game-winning kick of the season as the clock struck zero. The boot also came after Stenerud had missed field goals of 37- and 45-yards. Ray Nitschke's number 66 was officially retired at the half. (Quality 9.5) Also have (Sun 04-Dec) Chicago Bears - "Weekend Tailgate" series - Highlights from game - NFL's Greatest Games.

(Mon 12-Dec-1983) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OT - Crucially important division clash on MNF has Green Bay pulling out 12-9 win in OT to keep their Playoff hopes alive! Most people remember this game either for Jan Stenerud setting an NFL record for most field goals in a career, or for it being Howard Cosell's last game on Monday Night Football. Bill Capece missed a 35-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and a key extra point. After the game, John McKay remarked that "Capece is Kaput" and sure enough, he never played again for the Buccaneers. Stenerud tied the game with 28 seconds left with his third field goal of the game, and the Packers then drove 65 yards on the ground in overtime to allow the veteran kicker to win it 4:07 into the extra period. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 18-Dec-1983) @ Chicago Bears - Bart Starr's last game as head coach - Cold & Windy day in Chicago (3 degrees, and -36 degrees wind chill). Packers simply need to win to make the Playoffs. Their arch rivals the Bears though spoil the day for the Pack on a last second FG by Bob Thomas with 10 seconds to go to win 23-21. Walter Payton (30-148) has a big day! (Quality 9.0)

1983 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B)

 

1984 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 04-Aug-1984) @ Dallas Cowboys - Fullback Timmy Newsome scampered four yards for a tiebreaking touchdown in the fourth quarter Saturday night as the Cowboys defeated the Packers in the first preseason game for both teams. With the score tied at 17, Newsome capped a 52-yard drive with 9:39 to go and spoiled Forrest Gregg's debut as the Packers' head coach. Rookie running back Johnnie Salters added the insurance touchdown with 2:35 left on a 3-yard run. The two fourth-quarter Cowboy scores were produced by a team of reserve players and were directed by Gary Hogeboom, who dueled starting quarterback Danny White to a virtual draw in the Dallas quarterback battle. - added June, 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 02-Sep-1984) St. Louis Cardinals - Forrest Gregg's Green Bay coaching debut is a winner when his guys, lead by WR James Lofton (7-134) squeak out 24-23 win over St. Louis. St. Louis kicker Neil O'Donoghue missed the tying extra point allowed the Packers to eke out a win on Opening Day. The team presented Forrest Gregg with the game ball after winning his debut. (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sun 09-Sep-1984) @ LA Raiders - The world champion Raiders knocked Lynn Dickey out of the game with a back injury after just six plays. Rich Campbell and Randy Wright were ineffective in relief, completing just 14 of 32 passes for 104 yards. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 16-Sep-1984) Chicago Bears - Classic defensive struggle between these two old rivals sees Chicago, behind Walter Payton (27-110, 3-29rec), take command of the division with 9-7 slugfest win at Green Bay. With a chance to win, Green Bay K Eddie Garcia missed a 47-yard field goal with just under five minutes left.

(Sun 23-Sep-1984) @ Dallas Cowboys - After revealing he had broken three transverse processes in his back during the Raider game, Lynn Dickey struggled and completed just 5 of 16 passes. Green Bay could manage only 32 yards rushing, and had to rely on the defense scoring to avoid a shutout. Dallas beat up Dickey some more with four INT's and six sacks. includes halftime (Ali interview after Ali vs Holmes fight and highlights from fight during half) (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 30-Sep-1984) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - With six minutes left, nose tackle David Logan intercepted a screen pass and took it back for a touchdown that gave Tampa Bay a 27-20 lead. The Packers then launched a late drive that ended with 21 seconds remaining when Lynn Dickey hit James Lofton who ran the hook and ladder play to Gerry Ellis who scored from 36 yards out. The Bucs then held Green Bay twice in overtime before Obed Ariri kicked the game winner with 4:22 to play in the extra period. James Wilder set an NFL record by carrying the ball 43 times in one game breaking his own record set the previous year in Pittsburgh. (Quality 7.5)

(Sun 07-Oct-1984) San Diego Chargers - Paul Coffman caught 8 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown, as the two teams went back and forth all game. (Quality 9.0)

(Mon 15-Oct-1984) @ Denver Broncos - The famous MNF "blizzard bowl" between Denver and Green Bay in narrow Bronco win. Packers QB Lynn Dicky (27-37, 371yds) and WR James Lofton (11-206-1) have big days in the snow storm, but the Pack can't over come fumbling on their first two offensive plays of the game and watching them returned for TD's!!! Green Bay RB Gerry Ellis fumbled on the first play from scrimmage, and Denver defensive back Steve Foley returned it for a touchdown. Then, on the very next play the Packers ran on offense, Jessie Clark fumbled and defensive back Louis Wright returned it for a touchdown. The Packers out-gained the Broncos, 423 yards to 193, but still lost. This was the 200th MNF game played. - Halftime and some ads (Quality 9) - Upgraded April 2008

(Sun 21-Oct-1984) Seattle Seahawks - Seattle fights back to take 30-24 win behind WR Steve Largent's (7-129-1) great day. In blowing a 17-7 lead, the Packers had their longest losing streak since 1958, despite a standout day for James Lofton, who caught 5 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Milwaukee game - (Quality 8.5) only because the tape had some minor tracking problems thru out, otherwise very nice picture and audio. (3 discs)

(Sun 28-Oct-1984) Detroit Lions - The Green Bay Packers kept the Lions out of the endzone and routed Detroit in Green Bay, 41-9, to end their losing streak. Green Bay QB Lynn Dickey threw four TDs -- two to Paul Coffman -- and lit up the Lions for 248 yards on 17-of-25 passing. The Packers, led by Eddie Lee Ivery's 116 yards, controlled the game with a solid ground game (195 yards). Tom Flynn stifled the Lions' offense with three interceptions and the Packers sacked Gary Danielson three times. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 04-Nov-1984) @ New Orleans Saints - Green Bay takes control of tight game in the second half to pull away to 23-13 win in New Orleans thanks to the leg of Al Del Greco who kicked 3 field goals. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 11-Nov-1984) Minnesota Vikings - Leading 17-10 at the half, Green Bay explodes for four second half touchdowns to win their third straight. Jessie Clark scores twice for the Packers, while Lynn Dickey tosses four touchdown passes. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 18-Nov-1984) LA Rams - Tim Lewis returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown, breaking the Packer team record of 94 yards set by Rebel Steiner in 1950. Eddie Lee Ivery scored three touchdowns in the win as well. The upset victory moved Green Bay into second place in the NFC Central. Milwaukee game - (Quality 8.5)

(Thu 22-Nov-1984) @ Detroit Lions - Thanksgiving - Detroit's QB Gary Danielson (24-33, 305yds, 3td) leads 31-28 comeback win over Green Bay - the Lions would have 518 yds. of offense. For center Larry McCarren, this was the first time in 162 games he did not play. A pinched nerve in his neck ended his career. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 02-Dec-1984) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Pre-game snow created a wet, muddy, windy and cold day that the Buccaneers adapted to faster than the Packers on their way to a 14-0 halftime lead. After the half the Packers would adapt and score 4 times to pull off the comeback win. Tampa Bay's star RB James Wilder shines (27-88 & 11-48rec) and gets the NFL records of most Rushing Attempts and Most Combined Attempts from Scrimmage in a season. Wilder would also throw a TD pass on a halfback option. The Bucs picked off three Lynn Dickey passes, but four Tampa Bay fumbles proved too much to overcome. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 09-Dec-1984) @ Chicago Bears - Packers win the game 20-14 in last minute on a desperation TD Bomb from Rich Campbell, but the real story of the game is Bears HB Walter Payton. All he did was have a big rushing day (35-175-1), throw a TD Option Pass, and play QB for a series too!!! The Bears just couldn’t find a QB as Rusty Lisch was totally ineffective - No halftime or commercials (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 16-Dec-1984) @ Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay put the final nail in the worst season in Viking history, as they led 31-0 at the half. Mark Lee had an interception and recovered a fumble to help the Packers finish 8-8 for the second straight season and third time in four years. (Quality 8.5)

1984 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B)

 

1985 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 17-Aug-1985) @ New York Giants - Maurice Carthon scored his first touchdown in an NFL uniform and Ali Haji Sheikh booted a field goal as the New York Giants remained undefeated in the preseason with a victory over the Packers Saturday night. Green Bay fell to 0-2 after failing to score a touchdown for the second straight week. The Packers played for the second straight week with starting quarterback Lynn Dickey on the sidelines with an injury. Dickey missed last week with back spasms and was sidelined Saturday with a bruised throwing hand. Phil Simms guided the Giants on two scoring driving, the first one capped by a 30-yard field goal by Haji Sheikh and the second that Carthon ended with a 2-yard run. Linebacker Gary Reasons booted the extra point because Haji-Sheikh suffered a slight pull of his left hamstring. Green Bay took a 2-0 lead on the third play of the game when Simms was tackled in the end zone by Packers nose tackle Charles Martin. The Packers had trouble moving the ball in the first half, picking up just five first downs with Scott Brunner at quarterback. - (Ads, JIP @ 13:00 in 1st qtr) (Quality 8) - Added April, 2008

regular season

(Sun 08-Sep-1985) @ New England Patriots - Green Bay rallied from a 26-6 deficit in the fourth quarter with touchdowns from Paul Coffman and Jessie Clark, but fell just short. The Packer passing game was atrocious, completing just 19 of 59 passes. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 15-Sep-1985) New York Giants - Green Bay drove 75 yards in the fourth quarter, leading to Eddie Lee Ivery's winning touchdown run with 4:07 remaining in this good back and forth contest. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 22-Sep-1985) New York Jets - Green Bay only managed 71 yards rushing on 25 carries. QB Lynn Dickey was pulled with three minutes left in the third quarter and replaced with Randy Wright, which had little impact on the anemic Packer offense. With no running game the Jets pass rush was furious all game. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 29-Sep-1985) @ St. Louis Cardinals - After St. Louis jumped out to a 26-0 lead, Randy Wright was replaced at QB by Lynn Dickey, who threw three touchdown passes in the loss. Gary Ellerson set a Packer record with eight kickoff returns. O.J. Anderson (20-104-1) and Neil Lomax (260yds, 3tds) would have big days for the Cards. (3 discs)(Quality 9)

(Sun 06-Oct-1985) Detroit Lions - The Lions opened the scoring on a 22-yard field goal by Eddie Murray, but the Packers ran off 43 points en route to a 43-10 Green Bay victory. The Packers gained 512 total yards, including 285 yards on the ground. The Packers, led by Jessie Clark's 74 yards, forged out 285 yards on the ground and finished the game with 512 total yards of offense. Green Bay WR James Lofton snared ten passes for 151 yards while teammate Phillip Epps led the Packers with two TD catches. Detroit's only TD came on a Joe Ferguson 13-yard TD toss to Alvin Moore. Green Bay's WR James Lofton (10-151) surpasses Don Hutson's yardage totals to become the Packs all time leader. The two teams combined for 13 fumbles (seven by the Packers) - (Quality 9)

(Sun 13-Oct-1985) Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay reached the .500 mark when Al Del Greco nailed a 22-yard field goal with seven seconds remaining in this great ending. - Milwaukee game - (Quality 9)

(Mon 21-Oct-1985) @ Chicago Bears - MNF - William "The Fridge" Perry becomes a national icon on MNF in Bears 23-7 win over Packers as he BLAST'S his way into the end zone both blocking for 2 Payton TD runs and then scoring himself a rushing touchdown! Walter Payton (25-112-2) stars for Chicago too. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Oct-1985) @ Indianapolis Colts - Indianapolis' RB Randy McMillan (24-126-1) enjoys stellar afternoon leading his team to 37-10 victory. After being thoroughly embarrassed by the lowly Colts, Green Bay staged a better fight in the locker room than they did on the field. Reporters standing outside the Packers' dressing room doors at the Hoosier Dome after the game could hear shouts of obscenities and the sounds of a scuffle, but it wasn't until a day later that they learned what had triggered the mayhem. Virgil Knight, one of Gregg's more volatile assistants, had thrown a full can of Coke at the head of linebacker Mike Douglass. "If it would have hit him, it would have killed him," another staff member recently said. - (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sun 03-Nov-1985) Chicago Bears - Vicious rematch of the famous MNF game between these two of two weeks earlier. The game is spiked with MANY altercations & fights, and a game is even played! Chicago wins a close one 16-10 as Walter Payton (28-192-1) leads the way and new American Icon William "The Fridge" Perry catches a TD Pass! The Bears would rally with nine fourth quarter points to remain perfect. Five unsportsmanlike conduct or unnecessary roughness penalties were called, and Green Bay CB Mark Lee was ejected. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 10-Nov-1985) @ Minnesota Vikings - Minnesota's RB Darrin Nelson ( 21-146-1) has a big day but it's not enough to over come Green Bay's big 4th Qtr for 27-17 Packer win. Trailing 17-6, the Packers scored three touchdowns in the final quarter, with Mark Murphy's 50-yard interception return sealing the win. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 17-Nov-1985) New Orleans Saints - New Orleans' QB Bobby Herbert first NFL start doesn't turn out all that well as Green Bay takes 38-14 victory. Lynn Dickey throws for 302 yards and two touchdowns, while the Packer offense generates 445 total yards. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9)

(Sun 24-Nov-1985) @ LA Rams - Los Angeles WR & World Class Sprinter Ron Brown returns two kickoffs for TD's (tying the NFL Record), and has a good receiving day (5-87-1) too! Ram RB Eric Dickerson (31-150-1) is also unstoppable as well. 13 fourth quarter LA points lead to 34-17 Ram victory. Lynn Dickey would throw for 239 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. - (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sun 01-Dec-1985) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - "The Snow Bowl" This was probably the worst conditions that an NFL game has ever been played in. A foot of snow was on the field at kickoff time and another four inches fell DURING the game itself, in total 18 inches of snow would fall on this day. Temperature at kickoff was 30 degrees with wind from the north-northeast at 25 miles per hour, gusting to 35 miles per hour. Tampa Bay wore white uniforms, and Steve Young couldn't even see his receivers at times through the blizzard. The Bucs were out gained 512-65 which makes the final 21 point margin seem amazingly small. Lynn Dickey completed 22 of 36 passes for 299 yards to his receivers with James Lofton catching six for 106 yards. Buc quarterback Steve Young, playing in his second NFL game, completed just 8 of 17 passes for 53 yards. The Bucs would end up with 23 net yards on the day of offense. Less than 20,000 actually made it to the game with over 45,000 no-shows at Lambeau Field, as many roads were impassable. Eddie Lee Ivery ran for 109 yards, and Gerry Ellis added 101, in the snow. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 08-Dec-1985) Miami Dolphins - Dan Marino throws for five touchdowns in a back & forth 34-24 Miami win at Green Bay in the cold. Good game! Green Bay's running attack bogged down with just 63 yards on 22 carries. Marino would throw 2 TDs in the fourth quarter as Miami overcame a 24-20 deficit. Lynn Dickey was sidelined with an injury in this game, and would never play for the Packers again. (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Dec-1985) @ Detroit Lions - Al Del Greco connected on his fourth field goal of the game as time expired, lifting the Green Bay Packers to a 26-23 victory over the Lions. The winning points came 61 seconds after the Lions had tied the game on a Joe Ferguson pass to Leonard Thompson covering 30 yards. The Green Bay win was sparked by four Packer interceptions, including Mike Douglass' 80-yard interception return for a TD. Detroit accumulated 426 yards of total offense led by James Jones (24 carries, 104 yards & 7-43 rec), Alvin Moore (two rushing TDs), and Carl Bland (seven receptions, 109 yards). Jim Zorn, who had been signed in September, led Green Bay on a late scoring drive, which led to Al Del Greco's field goal to win. (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sun 22-Dec-1985) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay's QB Steve Young (277yds, 1td, 40 yds rush) has good game to end dismal Buc season, who lose again 20-17 to the Pack when K Donald Igwebuike’s 48-yard game tying field goal missed with 2:58 left. Randy Wright replaced QB Jim Zorn in the second half, and led the Packers to their go-ahead touchdown midway through the final period. Four turnovers and another earlier miss by Igwebuike didn't help the Buccaneer cause either. (Quality 9)

1985 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B)

1986 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 16-Aug-1986) New York Giants - Starter Phil Simms completed 11 of 15 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown while Eric Schubert added a pair of field goals Saturday night to lead the New York Giants over the Green Bay Packers. TE Zeke Mowatt, seeking to regain his starting job after missing the 1985 season with a knee injury, caught 7 passes for 112 yards for New York. Jeff Hosteller, the Giants' third-string quarterback, started the game and completed 3 of 9 passes for 34 yards and a touchdown. The Giants converted two Green Bay turnovers into scores and took a 17-0 lead. They led 17-7 at intermission. Blitzing linebacker Andy Headen sacked Green Bay quarterback Lynn Dickey for a 7-yard loss and safety in the third quarter to widen the Giants' lead to 19-7. Dickey threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Willie Ware with 30 seconds left in the game. Schubert's second field goal, a 31-yarder to open the fourth quarter, made the score 22-7. Schubert also missed a field goal and had one blocked. - Some ads, missing some plays - added June, 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 07-Sep-1986) Houston Oilers - Houston held the ball for 39 minutes, rolled up 375 yards on offense, and had 22 first down to Green Bay's nine in easily winning the season opener by scoring 31 unanswered points. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 14-Sep-1986) @ New Orleans Saints - Randy Wright and Vince Ferragamo combined to throw seven interceptions, one of which was returned by James Haynes for a touchdown, in the loss. (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 22-Sep-1986) Chicago Bears - MNF - In another Monday night match up with the Bears, Green Bay CB Tim Lewis saw his career end when he tackled WR Willie Gault and injured his neck. Green Bay lead 12-10 thanks for four Al Del Greco field goals before Chicago scored 15 points in the fourth quarter. (Quality 9)

(Sun 28-Sep-1986) @ Minnesota Vikings - Not only did the Packers fall behind, 28-0, in the first quarter, but they lost their starting quarterback when Randy Wright fainted outside the huddle. Vince Ferragamo replaced him and started calling plays out of the Rams' playbook. "This one right here will have to live in my mind forever as the worst," Forrest Gregg bristled after the game. Tommy Kramer would end the day with six touchdown passes, the most ever thrown against Green Bay in a game. - added December, 2007

(Sun 05-Oct-1986) Cincinnati Bengals - Don Hutson's career reception record was broken by James Lofton, when he caught his 490th pass. Despite the record, the Packers fell after their rally from a 34-14 deficit fell just short. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sun 12-Oct-1986) Detroit Lions - Green Bay set a franchise record with its sixth straight loss to start a season, despite Randy Wright's 235 yards on 25 completions. Detroit's RB's James Jones (29-99) & Garry James (20-140-1) key 21-14 win over Green Bay. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 19-Oct-1986) @ Cleveland Browns - Green Bay, after setting a club record for the worst futality to start a season, goes on the road and upsets on of the best teams in the AFC in the powerful Cleveland Browns. Randy Wright completed 21 of 27 passes for 277 yards and rallied Green Bay from a 14-3 deficit. LB Tim Harris made his first start for Green Bay. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 26-Oct-1986) San Francisco 49ers - Green Bay out gained the 49ers, 464 yards to 222, but San Francisco's defense won the day with interception returns for touchdowns from Ronnie Lott and Troy Nixon.

(Sun 02-Nov-1986) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - QB Mark Malone and WR Weegie Thompson connected for three touchdowns as the Steelers won easily.

(Sun 09-Nov-1986) Washington Redskins - Green Bay scores first on a Phil Epps touchdown, but Washington responds with 17 unanswered points, as the Packers fall to 1-9, their worst record after ten games in team history.

(Sun 16-Nov-1986) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - In a battle of NFC Central cellar dwellers, any hopes of a Tampa Bay victory went out of the window in the first quarter when James Wilder left the game through injury. Replacement Ron Springs was only a shadow of the great man, and in spite of a monster day by Gerald Carter (7 catches for 143 yards), the Bucs only got on the scoreboard with three minutes left in the game and the result beyond doubt. The Packers took the lead on a Randy Wright to Phillip Epps pass on their second offensive play of the game, and their defense forced six sacks of Steve Young and two interceptions. - Milwaukee game - (Quality 9) (3 discs)

(Sun 23-Nov-1986) @ Chicago Bears - "The Hit List Game" - This game was all about the bad blood still simmering from Chicago’s 1985 embarrassments of the Packers, when they ran the score up and made "The Fridge" a household name at the Packers expense. Even after the brawl that broke out in the second game of 1985 some Packers still felt like they needed to get even. Packer DT Charles Martin, who had a towel with names on it comprising a "hit list" of Bears to take out, viciously and maliciously slammed Bear QB Jim McMahon to the turf (putting him out for the rest of the year) LONG after the ball was gone causing a huge fight. Martin was ejected & suspended. Chicago wins 12-10 with a late rally behind Walter Payton (17-85), and Kevin Butler’s late field goal. With McMahon's loss went the Bears' hopes for a Super Bowl repeat. (Quality 8.5) (3 discs)

(Thur 27-Nov-1986) @ Detroit Lions - Thanksgiving - A wild 44-40 Packers' win saw the come-from-behind Green Bay victory clinched when Walter Stanley, who had a good receiving day too 4-124-2, returned a punt 83 yards for the winning score with 41 seconds left in the game. The 40 points are the most points ever scored by the Lions in a loss. Stanley gained 287 all-purpose yards in the Thanksgiving Day classic. A thriller! Includes CBS Pre-game, Commercials, Halftime which had Ray Nitschke and story of Travis Williams (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 07-Dec-1986) Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay is blown out as Randy Wright completes just 18 of 37 passes. - added December, 2007

(Sun 14-Dec-1986) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - In a battle for last place in the NFC Central, just over 30,000 showed up for Leeman Bennett's last home game as Tampa Bay head coach and watched the Packers stroll to an easy win over the 2-12 Bucs. Seven sacks and two interceptions was the Bucs' offensive total as Green Bay only allowed a late consolation score to Calvin Magee for the few home supporters left in the stadium to cheer. - (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

(Sat 20-Dec-1986) @ New York Giants - The Giants, en route to a Super Bowl title, scored the first 24 points of the game, and the last 24, in handing the Packers their record 12th loss of the season. The 55 points was the third most ever given up by the Packers. The only bright spot for Green Bay was rookie RB Kenneth Davis, who ran for 94 yards in the loss. The Giants got big days from QB Phil Simms (18-25, 3tds, 245yds) and RB Joe Morris (22-115-1) to lead the way. (Quality 9.5) (3 discs)

1986 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality A-)

 

1987 (Every Game)

(Sun 13-Sep-1987) Los Angeles Raiders - Marcus Allen ran for 136 yards as the Raiders pitched a shutout. Packer QB Randy Wright threw three interceptions and conceded that his 15-day holdout in August affected his performance. - added January 2008

(Sun 20-Sep-1987) Denver Broncos - Rookie Don Majkowski made his first start at quarterback. Both Al Del Greco and Rich Karlis missed field goals late in the game. - added January 2008

(Sun 04-Oct-1987) @ Minnesota Vikings - Strike Game - After a week off due to the strike, the Green Bay "B" team took the field in Minnesota. QB Alan Risher, who had previously played for Tampa Bay, as well as in the CFL and USFL, completed 12 passes for 164 yards, and K Max Zendejas kicked three field goals for the win. Risher threw one TD pass and ran 13 yards for another score. The Vikings had the distinction of starting the oldest replacement player, QB Tony Adams. Out of football since 1982, Adams, 37, was one of three players who shared the old World Football League MVP trophy in 1974 - upgraded January, 2008

(Sun 11-Oct-1987) Detroit Lions - Strike Game - After a week off due to the strike, the Green Bay "B" team took the field in Minnesota. QB Alan Risher, who had previously played for Tampa Bay, as well as in the CFL and USFL, completed 12 passes for 164 yards, and K Max Zendejas kicked three field goals for the win. Risher threw one TD pass and ran 13 yards for another score. The Vikings had the distinction of starting the oldest replacement player, QB Tony Adams. Out of football since 1982, Adams, 37, was one of three players who shared the old World Football League MVP trophy in 1974 - (Quality 7.5)

(Sun 18-Oct-1987) Philadelphia Eagles - OT - Strike Game - The strike had officially ended on October 15th, but the NFL played one more week with replacement players. Lee Morris, a rookie WR from Oklahoma who barely missed making the Packers’ squad in training camp, caught six passes for 132 yards including a 46-yard TD as Green Bay edged the Eagles 16-10 in overtime. Morris also caught 12 and 27-yard passes on the winning touchdown drive. Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.0)

(Sun 25-Oct-1987) @ Detroit Lions - As the regular players returned to the field, Green Bay nearly blew a 24-0 lead and won on a last second field goal from Al Del Greco, and found themselves in the wildcard race, and a game-and-a-half behind the Bears in the NFC Central. - added January 2008

(Sun 01-Nov-1987) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - After moving out to a 20-0 lead for the second straight week, it was nearly deja vu all over again for Tampa Bay as they hold off a late rally by the Packers to move to 4-3 on the season. The Green Bay recovery started when Randy Wright replaced Don Majkowski (who went 4-for-14 for 43 yards) and drove the home side to two fourth quarter scores. However Steve DeBerg and Calvin Magee twice connected on third down passes to use up the final 3:45 on the clock and preserve the Buccaneer victory. Milwaukee game - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 08-Nov-1987) Chicago Bears - Green Bay blew a 21-13 lead. Chicago trailed with less than a minute left, when Jim McMahon led the team down the field for a game-winning 55 yard field goal off the leg of Kevin Butler. After the kick, Butler turned and "flipped the bird" to Packer coach Forrest Gregg, in effect saying "see you later" to the coach. - upgraded January 2008

(Sun 15-Nov-1987) @ Seattle Seahawks - Max Zendejas replaced Al Del Greco as the Packers K, and continued his impressive streak. He kicked two field goals in the loss to Seattle, and would eventually make the first ten of his Packer career, a team record. - JIP 12:22 1st Qtr (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 22-Nov-1987) @ Kansas City Chiefs - Green Bay kept their faint playoff hopes alive by holding the Chiefs to 201 yards. WR Frankie Neal caught two touchdown passes to pace the Packer offense. includes halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 29-Nov-1987) @ Chicago Bears - RB Brent Fullwood ran 20 times for 64 yards and one touchdown, as Green Bay jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but the Bears scored the last 16 points and defeated the Packers for the sixth straight time. Walter Payton gained only 22 yards in his final game against Green Bay. Includes halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 06-Dec-1987) San Francisco 49ers - In what would be Forrest Gregg's last game at Lambeau Field, Niners’ QB Joe Montana completed his first 17 passes and San Francisco led 13-0. They would never look back. Includes commercials, halftime, NFL Today post-game, and ESPN NFL primetime post-game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 13-Dec-1987) Minnesota Vikings - Kenneth Davis scored from seven yards out with 1:14 left to give Forrest Gregg his last win as a Packer. - added January 2008

(Sun 20-Dec-1987) @ New York Giants - The defending Super Bowl champions picked up a rare win by scoring the first 20 points and coasting from there. - added January 2008

(Sun 27-Dec-1987) @ New Orleans Saints - Don Majkowski threw three touchdown passes and the Packers jumped out to any early advantage. The Saints used four Morten Andersen field goals and a 4th Quarter TD to win a close game. The win gave the Saints their most successful season ever and wrapped up the NFC West title. (Quality 9.5)

1987 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality B)

 

1988 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 06-Aug-1988) New York Giants - The Lindy Infante era begins for the Packers - (Quality 8) - Added March, 2011

(Fri 19-Aug-1988) Kansas City Chiefs (M) - Randy Wright seemed to be the odd man out, at least for the starting job as quarterback of the Packers. Then came Friday night. Make that the fourth quarter with the Packers trailing the Kansas City Chiefs 21-7. Enter Wright, who drove Green Bay to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and an eventual 21-21 overtime tie. "I came in fighting for my job," said Wright, who completed 11 of 24 passes, including a 43-yard touchdown pass to top draft choice Sterling Sharpe. Lindy Infante will name his starting quarterback for the regular season Monday. Neither Marc Wilson, who played the first half and was intercepted twice, nor Don Majkowski, who was l-for-7 in the third quarter with minus yards passing, was impressive Friday. In the overtime, the Chiefs reached the Packers 32 on their first possession behind Frank Seurer, only to be turned away by a holding penalty. That was the deepest penetration either team made. Kansas City had a 434-250 edge in total yardage. - added June 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 04-Sep-1988) L.A. Rams - Green Bay lost their fourth consecutive season opener, as Lindy Infante lost his Packer debut. Post game interview with the Rams Mike Wilcher (Quality 9)

(Sun 11-Sep-1988) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay's nine-game losing streak dating back to 1987 came to an end at Lambeau Field thanks to the littlest guy on the Buc roster. Donald Igwebuike's 28-yarder with three seconds left marked a comeback from an early 10-0 deficit, thanks in no part to the Nigerian kicker who booted a 53-yarder just before half-time. - added June 2007

(Sun 18-Sep-1988) @ Miami Dolphins - Green Bay recovered three Dolphin turnovers, but still fell behind 17-0. It continued Miami's streak of never having lost to the Packers. - added June 2007

(Sun 25-Sep-1988) Chicago Bears - Randy Wright was horrible, as he completed just 19 of 41 passes for 242 yards and two interceptions. The Packers lost to the Bears for the seventh straight time. Pregame, postgame, half and comm. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 02-Oct-1988) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - For the second time in a month, Donald Igwebuike beat the Packers with a late fieldgoal, this one coming after an eight-play, 72-yard drive that ended with Vinny Testaverde hitting Bruce Hill for the tying score just inside the two minute warning. Testaverde did throw four picks including one for a score that negated his 300-yard passing day. - added January 2008

(Sun 09-Oct-1988) New England Patriots - Scoring 45 unanswered points to win, RB Brent Fullwood led the way as he ran for 118 yards and three touchdowns, as Packer head coach Lindy Infante finally won his first game. The Green Bay running attack has its best day of the season with 207 yards and five touchdowns. Milwaukee game

(Sun 16-Oct-1988) @ Minnesota Vikings - LB Tim Harris helped Green Bay to the upset win by blocking a punt and running it in for a score, recording two sacks, and scoring a safety by sacking Wade Wilson in the end zone. Don Majkowski, who was playing for an injured Randy Wright (pulled groin muscle), threw for 243 yards in the win.

(Sun 23-Oct-1988) Washington Redskins - The defending Super Bowl champions scored the last ten points to win 20-17, including Chip Lohmiller's field goal late. Milwaukee game - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.5) (4 discs)

(Sun 30-Oct-1988) @ Buffalo Bills - The Bills scored a touchdown in each quarter, two in the first half by the offense, and two in the second half by the defense. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 06-Nov-1988) @ Atlanta Falcons - Green Bay suffers its second consecutive shutout, the first time since 1925 the team had been whitewashed in consecutive games. Randy Wright and Don Majkowski combined to throw four interceptions in the loss. - added January 2008

(Sun 13-Nov-1988) Indianapolis Colts - Green Bay tried to rally from a 20-3 deficit, but fell short. Dale Dawson, who had replaced Max Zendejas in Week 10, kicked two field goals in the loss. includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 20-Nov-1988) Detroit Lions - Green Bay tried to rally from a 20-3 deficit, but fell short. Dale Dawson, who had replaced Max Zendejas in Week 10, kicked two field goals in the loss. - added January 2008

(Sun 27-Nov-1988) @ Chicago Bears - Neal Anderson ran for 139 yards and two touchdowns, while the Bear defense handed Green Bay its third shutout of the season. The Packers rushed 11 times for just 22 yards. No halftime or commercials - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 04-Dec-1988) @ Detroit Lions - In a battle for the NFC Central basement, the Lions led 27-0 at the half. Packer QB Randy Wright is called upon to make the start and passes for 284 yards, but could not get prevent the Packers from losing their seventh straight, their worst losing streak since 1984. Hurting Green Bay's case was turning over the ball six times. Packer WR Sterling Sharpe caught his first NFL touchdown. - added January 2008

(Sun 11-Dec-1988) Minnesota Vikings - Perry Kemp caught six passes for 108 yards and Larry Mason ran for 65 yards as Green Bay ended the Vikings' division title hopes. Randy Wright re-injured his groin and was replaced by Majkowski. Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 18-Dec-1988) @ Phoenix Cardinals - Trailing 17-13, Don Majkowski led the Packers to a late score in the first half and a clinching score in the third quarter. The win coupled with a Dallas loss gave the Cowboys the first pick in the NFL draft. They would select QB Troy Aikman, the Packers would select offensive lineman Tony Mandarich. Detroit would select RB Barry Sanders third, and LB Derrick Thomas went to Kansas City fourth. (Quality 9)

1988 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality A)

 

1989 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 12-Aug-1989) New York Jets - Sterling Sharpe turned a shortpass from Anthony Dilweg into a go-ahead 49-yard touchdown late in the third quarter as the Packers beat the Jets. The Jets had a chance to win the game in the final minute, but Pat Leahy was low and short on a 44-yard field goal try with 17 seconds to go. Sharpe grabbed the pass, split two defenders, broke another tackle and outran a fourth pursuer to give the Packers a 21-20 lead with 4:34 to go in the third quarter. Dilweg, a rookie who played the second half, led the Packers on a 44-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter. Passes of 15 yards to Jeff Smith and 13 yards to George Cooper led to a 2-yard touchdown run by Smith with 5:53 left, making it 28-20. Kyle Mackey then drove the Jets 67 yards in seven plays, hitting Randy Tanner on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 2:56 to bring New York within 28-27. Out of timeouts, New York reached the Green Bay 27 on a final drive but Leahy's kick missed badly. Leahy also kicked a 27-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to make it 17-14, just as a thunderstorm drenched County Stadium. The storm delayed the start of the second half by 15 minutes. - Ads, missing a few plays (Quality 8.5) - added December, 2007

(Sat 26-Aug-1989) Buffalo Bills - Played in Madison - Added October, 2011

 

Regular Season

(Sun 10-Sep-1989) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Vinny Testaverde won the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors with an almost flawless performance in the season-opening win in Lambeau Field. Mark Robinson's second pick of the game ended a Packer drive at the Tampa 16-yard line with 5:32 to play, and the Bucs managed to run out the rest of the clock with four consecutive first downs. Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 17-Sep-1989) New Orleans Saints - First close win of many thrillers for cardiac Pack in this unbelievable comeback. Green Bay appear headed to an 0-2 start when they headed to the lockeroom at the half down 24-7. Don Majkowski rallied his troops by completing 18 consecutive passes, going 20 for 22 for 273 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. His winning pass came with 1:26 remaining. Includes commercials and halftime (3 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 24-Sep-1989) @ L.A. Rams - Rams RB Greg Bell goes wild with 211 yards rushing, the second most ever by a Packer opponent (223 yards - Tom Wilson, LA Rams - 1956). Had Brent Fullwood, who had two touchdowns, fumbled on the Ram 1-yard line, Green Bay would have rallied from a 38-7 first half deficit. Includes commercials and halftime (4 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 01-Oct-1989) Atlanta Falcons - Going into the fourth quarter, Green Bay trailed 21-6 and appeared to be on its way to a 1-3 record. The Packers exploded for 17 points, with Chris Jacke nailing a 52-yard field goal late for the win. Milwaukee game - Includes Packer pre-game ‘89, NFL Today pre-game, commercials, halftime, local channel 2 news post game coverage and interviews, packer locker room w/ Larry McCarren, Lindy Infante Show (3 discs)(Quality 9)

(Sun 08-Oct-1989) Dallas Cowboys - Pack rolls up 502 yds in offense and Green Bay's defense came through, holding the Cowboys, under new head coach Jimmy Johnson, to 45 yards rushing. Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Oct-1989) @ Minnesota Vikings - With a chance to move into a first place tie in the NFC Central, Don Majkowski completed just 9 of 24 passes for 198 yards and two interceptions. The Vikings scored 26 straight points after falling behind 7-0

(Sun 22-Oct-1989) @ Miami Dolphins - Green Bay rallied from a 20-6 deficit when Don Majkowski tossed two fourth quarter touchdown passes to Sterling Sharpe. Pete Stoyanovich broke the tie with a field goal late to hold off the charging Packers. Includes commercials, halftime, and CBS post-game show (Quality 9.5) (4 discs)

(Sun 29-Oct-1989) Detroit Lions - Barry Sanders first game against Pack - Green Bay, which had rallied all season, saw the lowly Lions nearly do it to them. Trailing 20-10 in the fourth quarter, Detroit tied the contest at 20 when Rodney Peete scrambled in for a touchdown. A Detroit fumble in Packer territory with less than a minute left in regulation and an interception on the first play from scrimmage in overtime allowed Chris Jacke to kick a 38-yard field goal for a Green Bay victory. Rookie RB Barry Sanders rushed for a then-career-high 184 yards on 30 carries. The Lions' inability to contain Packers' QB Don Majkowski hurt the team's chances for victory as the Green Bay signal caller passed 367 yards and 2 TDs on the day. The Packers back to .500. Milwaukee game - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 05-Nov-1989) Chicago Bears - "The Instant Replay Game" - With the Packers trailing 13-6 Don Majkowski throws what looks like a last second game winning TD to Sterling Sharpe on 4th down in a game that was already a thriller.. but wait... The 'majik' man is flagged for going over the line of scrimmage to nullify the TD and give the Bears the win....but wait again...The replay booth wants a look, after a 4 minutes of what seemed like eternity, they rule Majkowski wasn't over the line of scrimmage and the Packers beat the Bears for the first time since 1984!!! What an emotional swing in the crowd and in the players. Another Packer/Bear classic that to this day is flagged in the Bears media guide as the Instant Replay Game. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 12-Nov-1989) @ Detroit Lions - Don Majkowski completed 34 of 59 passes for 357 yards, but Lions used superb special teams play, four takeaways by an aggressive defense, and an opportunistic offense in defeating the Green Bay Packers, 31-22, at the Silverdome. The Lions opened a 24-3 halftime lead and withstood a second half Packer rally to preserve the victory. Detroit was out gained by 304 yards (432 to 128) but scored 24 points off turnovers, including a 23-yard interception return by Jerry Holmes. Big plays from the Lions special teams -- a 57-yard kickoff return by Mel Gray and a 74-yard punt return by Walter Stanley -- kept Detroit in good field position throughout the game. Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 19-Nov-1989) @ San Francisco 49ers - Green Bay rebounded from their embarrassment to Detroit, and shocked the Montana and Rice led 49ers. Don Majkowski threw one touchdown pass and ran for two more as the Packers found themselves in the NFC wildcard race. (Quality 9)

(Sun 26-Nov-1989) Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay found itself in a tie for first place in the NFC Central, led by Sterling Sharper who had 10 catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns. DB Dave Brown intercepted Wade Wilson twice in the final minutes of the game to secure the win in another nail biter. Milwaukee game - Includes commercials and halftime (4 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 03-Dec-1989) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - It was another one-point game for the Buccaneers, the first time in NFL history any team had played three games in a row decided by one point. This time, as it did most of the season, the luck would swing Green Bay's way though and Tampa would commit a dubious penalty on a 4th down play for Green Bay that helped move Green Bay into field goal range. Green Bay's kick was still a tuff one going into a stong wind, but the kick would sneak over the crossbar giving Green Bay the win. The Packers had lined up in an illegal formation on the field goal attempt that didn't get called. It was that kind of season for the cardiac Packers. (Quality 9)

(Sun 10-Dec-1989) Kansas City Chiefs - Kansas City came into the game with the best defense in the NFL, and showed it against the Packers holding them to a season-low 98 yards. The loss dropped Green Bay out of first place in the division. Includes commercials and halftime (4 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 17-Dec-1989) @ Chicago Bears - Green Bay moved back into a tie for the NFC Central division title by rushing for 217 yards and passing for another 229. Keith Woodside rushed for 116 yards on ten carries. Scott Stephen ran 76 yards with a fumble, the second longest in team history and the longest without scoring. Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 24-Dec-1989) @ Dallas Cowboys - Packers and Cowboys play twice in same year and the Packers sweep. Don Majkowski threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns as Green Bay ended the season tied for the NFC Central division title with Minnesota. The Packers finished 10-6, but their wild-card chances ended when the Los Angeles Rams beat New England, 24-20, in a game played almost simultaneously. The Packers lost out on the Central Division title the next night when Minnesota beat Cincinnati. The Vikings won the tiebreaker based on a better division record (6-2 versus the Packers' 5-3 mark) to end an unbelievable year for the Packers. Includes commercials, halftime, and NFL Today post-game (Quality 9)

1989 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original (Quality 10)

 

1990 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 11-Aug-1990) Cleveland Browns - added June 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 09-Sep-1990) Los Angeles Rams - Anthony Dilweg, given the chance to play by Don Majkowski's 45-day holdout, passed for three touchdowns in his first NFL start, leading the Green Bay Packers past the Los Angeles Rams 36-24. Dilweg twice passed to TE Ed West for touchdowns, the second from seven yards with 11:43 to play. That capped a nine-play, 80-yard drive and put the Packers ahead 27-17. Three plays later, Henry Ellard fumbled after a pass reception and Green Bay's Jerry Holmes picked it up and ran 33 yards to the Los Angeles 4. Brent Fullwood's 2-yard touchdown run put the Packers ahead 33-17. But Jim Everett then completed five passes in an 80-yard drive that took just under three minutes. He capped it with a 2-yard toss to Pete Holohan, bringing the Rams within 33-24 with 8:11 left. The Packers, behind Dilweg, then chewed up seven minutes with another long drive. Chris Jacke hit a 51-yard field goal, but the Rams were called for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play, giving the Packers a first down at the Rams' 18. With 1:06 to play, Jacke kicked a 40-yarder for the game's final points. Dilweg, completed 20 of 32 passes for 248 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Query to give the Packers a 17-14 lead with 1:35 left in the first half. (Quality 9)

(Sun 16-Sep-1990) Chicago Bears - Jim Harbaugh passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and rookie Trace Armstrong and Richard Dent had two sacks apiece for a relentless Chicago defense. The Bears sacked Anthony Dilweg six times and recovered three fumbles - two by Dilweg - that led to touchdowns. Armstrong also recovered a fumble. Don Majkowski, a training-camp holdout, made his debut by replacing Dilweg with 6:54 left. Harbaugh had scoring passes of 40 yards to Ron Morris and 16 to Neal Anderson, giving the Bears a 21-13 lead in the third period. Anderson also scored on a 1-yard run. Keith Woodside scored on a 10-yard run for the Packers, who got two 37-yard field goals from Chris Jacke. - No halftime or commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 23-Sep-1990) Kansas City Chiefs - Christian Okoye ran 5 yards for a second-quarter touchdown, and Stan Petry returned an interception 33 yards for another score with three minutes left as the Kansas City Chiefs used a dominating defense to beat the Green Bay Packers 17-3. The Chiefs also recovered two fumbles, sacked Don Majkowski six times in his first start of the season and blocked a punt. Albert Lewis made his seventh career punt block and Louis Cooper picked up the ball and returned to Packers' 5 with 12:09 left in the game. Majkowski wound up 19-for-31 for 171 yards and two interceptions for Green Bay. It was the first time since 1971 that Green Bay had played three straight home games to start a season. - added June 2007

(Sun 30-Sep-1990) @ Detroit Lions - "Majik" again as Green Bay's Don Majkowski tossed a 26-yard scoring strike to WR Jeff Query with less than a minute to play to give the Packers a 24-21 victory. The Lions had an opportunity to tie the game, but Eddie Murray's 44-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds to play sailed wide left. An evenly played contest, the lead changed hands four times. Majkowski hit on 28-of-46 passes for 289 yards and three TDs. Barry Sanders had his best day of the young season with 94 yards and a TD on 20 carries. Rodney Peete completed 17 of 34 for 200 yards and one touchdown. He also scored one on a 7-yard run for Detroit. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 07-Oct-1990) @ Chicago Bears - Mike Tomczak's 6-yard touchdown run on a bootleg play and field goals of 50 and 51 yards by Kevin Butler led the Chicago Bears to a 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Neal Anderson, who rushed 21 times for 141 yards, set up the clinching touchdown with 2:56 left on a 52-yard run, with Tomczak passing to Cap Boso for two yards and the score. Coupled with Tampa Bay's 14-10 loss to Dallas, the Bears took over sole possession of first place in the Central Division of the NFC. Green Bay, losing for a second time in four weeks to the Bears, dropped to 2-3. The Bears held a 10-6 lead late in the third quarter when Richard Dent recovered a fumble on the Green Bay 17. Three plays later, Tomczak skirted right end on his touchdown run. Tomczak took over for starter Jim Harbaugh, who left the game late in the first half with injured ribs. A 29- yard pass from Tomczak to Anderson set up a 50-yard field goal by Butler before the half ended. After Tomczak's touchdown, Don Majkowski and Sterling Sharpe hooked up on a 76-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 17-13. The Bears were forced into a punting situation with 6:36 left in the game and Maury Buford's kick was blocked by Tiger Greene. However, Mickey Pruitt of the Bears picked up the ball and ran for a first down. The Bears couldn't capitalize but Buford then punted out of danger. After another exchange of punts, Anderson broke off his big run. Coach Mike Ditka added some spice in the first quarter when he sent in defensive tackle William "The Refrigerator" Perry on offense late in the first quarter with the ball on the Green Bay 2. Perry lost a yard and Anderson scored on the next play. Anderson's touchdown gave the Bears a 7-3 lead. Chris Jacke kicked his second field goal of the game with 3:19 left in the half to cut it to 7-6 but Butler connected from 50 yards with 42 seconds left in the half for the 10-6 halftime lead. Brent Fullwood's Packer career came to an end after this game, whe he refused to play in the second half, claiming he was ill. He was seen that night at a local danceclub, and was traded to Cleveland three days later. - added June 2007

(Sun 14-Oct-1990) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Vinny Testaverde passed for a season-high 292 yards and Wayne Haddix scored from 45 yards out with one of five interceptions by Tampa Bay. Testaverde completed 17 of 29 passes, including a 14-yard scoring shot to Ron Hall, giving him eight TDs passes against only two interceptions. Don Majkowski, who has struggled since ending a long contract holdout, threw for 355 yards and one touchdown for Green Bay. But the interceptions, among six turnovers by the Packers, helped Tampa Bay build a 26-7 lead. - added June 2007

(Sun 28-Oct-1990) Minnesota Vikings (M) - Darrell Thompson ran 12 yards for his first career touchdown and Shawn Patterson returned an interception nine yards for another score as the Green Bay Packers handed the Minnesota Vikings their fifth straight loss, 24-10. Green Bay intercepted five passes in beating the Vikings for the sixth time in the last seven meetings. The Vikings, their season in disarray, fell to 1-6. Thompson's touchdown run with 4:23 left in the second quarter gave the Packers a 10-3 halftime lead. Patterson's interception in the third quarter just about erased the chances of a Vikings' comeback. Patterson, a defensive end playing only his second game this season because of nagging hamstring problems, jumped up and deflected Rich Gannon's pass, caught the ball and ran into the end zone. That gave the Packers a 17-3 lead with 44 seconds to go in the third quarter. The Packers then intercepted Gannon on the Vikings' first three possessions of the fourth quarter, two by rookie LeRoy Butler. Green Bay made it 24-3 with one minute left on Don Majkowski's 6-yard run. Minnesota scored with 38 seconds to go when Anthony Carter caught a 49-yard pass from Gannon that was deflected in the end zone. The Vikings recovered an onside kick, but Mark Murphy made the Packers' fifth interception with 24 seconds to go. The touchdown run by Thompson, the team's No. 1 pick from the University of Minnesota, capped a 68-yard drive featuring a 21-yard pass from Majkowski to Perry Kemp and a facemask call on Minnesota. Green Bay scored in the first quarter on Chris Jacke's 35-yard field goal four plays after Herschel Walker fumbled at the Green Bay 15 on the Vikings' first play from scrimmage. Minnesota mounted a drive from its 46 to the Packers' 3 as Carter caught three passes. But Gannon was stopped short on a third-and-1 quarterback draw and the Vikings settled for a 20-yard field goal by Donald Igwebuike with 10:19 left in the first half. That tied the game 3-3. Igwebuike, under investigation in a heroin-smuggling case, missed a 42-yard attempt in the third quarter. - added June 2007

(Sun 04-Nov-1990) San Francisco 49ers - Joe Montana rallied San Francisco from a 10-0 deficit with three touchdown passes and the unbeaten 49ers held on to beat the Green Bay Packers 24-20 for their 16th straight victory over two seasons. The 49ers won their 14th straight regular-season road game and avenged their last loss, a 21-17 setback to the Packers last November at Candlestick Park. Montana moved past John Hadl into fifth place on the NFL's career pass yardage list by completing 25 of 40 for 411 yards. He hit Brent Jones with a 6-yard touchdown pass with 12:45 left, giving the 49ers their first lead at 17-10 and capping a 42-yard drive that began after a short Packers punt. Green Bay then drove to the 49ers' 12 but had to settle for Chris Jacke's 37-yard field goal with 8:17 remaining to make it 17-13. A minute later, Montana hit Jerry Rice over the middle and Rice sprinted past the Packers defense for a 64-yard touchdown and a 24-13 lead with 7:16 to go. Green Bay came right back, moving 72 yards in two minutes with Don Majkowski passing to Sterling Sharpe for 17 yards and a touchdown, cutting the lead to 24-20. The Packers got the ball back with 2:12 left but no timeouts. However, Perry Kemp fumbled after a pass reception with 1:48 to go - the only turnover of the game. The 49ers, their offense dormant most of the first half with only five rushing yards, struck swiftly in the final seconds of the second quarter to pull to within 10-7 at the intermission. Majkowski's 20-yard touchdown pass to a fully extended Sharpe in the corner of the end zone had given the Packers a 10-0 lead with 38 seconds left in the half. But the 49ers took advantage of a short kickoff and moved 59 yards for their first touchdown in just three plays and 27 seconds. Montana hit Tom Rathman for seven yards, Rice for 29 and then connected with John Taylor on a 23-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds left in the half. - Halftime, ads, and CBS postgame (Quality 9) - Upgraded April, 2008

(Sun 11-Nov-1990) @ Los Angeles Raiders - Don Majkowski threw two touchdown passes, and Chris Jacke kicked a team-record five field goals as the Green Bay Packers upset the Los Angeles Raiders 29-16. The loss snapped a 10-game home field winning streak for the Raiders, all since Art Shell succeeded Mike Shanahan as the team's head coach early last season. Majkowski threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Perry Kemp on the first play of the fourth quarter, giving the Packers a 26-16 lead. The touchdown came two plays after Majkowski threw a 29-yard pass to Kemp on a third-and-19 play. Majkowski, who completed 16 of 26 passes for 195 yards with one interception, also threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Vince Workman in the second period. The Packers won despite the fact that Majkowski was sacked eight times. Jacke kicked field goals of 39 yards in the first quarter, 51 and 32 yards in the second period, 23 yards in the third quarter and 20 yards with 17 seconds to play. Without a miss Sunday, Jacke has made 17 of his 19 field goal attempts this season. The loss was the second straight for the Raiders, who were favored by seven points. They hadn't lost at the Los Angeles Coliseum since Seattle beat them 24-20 on Oct. 1, 1989. Shanahan was fired and replaced by Shell two days later. Despite the loss, the Raiders remained one game ahead of Kansas City in the AFC West. The Chiefs were beaten by Seattle 17-16 earlier Sunday. - added June 2007

(Sun 18-Nov-1990) @ Phoenix Cardinals - Anthony Dilweg, subbing for injured Don Majkowski, threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ed West with 16 seconds remaining, rallying the Green Bay Packers to a 24-21 victory over the Phoenix Cardinals. The Packers trailed 21-10 after Timm Rosenbach's third touchdown pass with 13:14 remaining. Dilweg, who completed 11 of 21 passes for 134 yards, cut Green Bay's deficit to 21-17 on a 15-yard pass to Clarence Weathers with 6:20 to play. Phoenix, 2-8 after its fifth straight loss, turned the ball over on downs at the Packers' 43 with 2:10 to go. Dilweg threw passes of 19 and nine yards to Herman Fontenot and 16 yards to Weathers to get the ball to the Phoenix 1. Two plays later, Dilweg rolled right and found West in the back of the end zone. Majkowski's season came to an end when he was sacked by Phoenix DE Freddie Joe Nunn. Majkowski landed on his shoulder, and would later learn he had a torn rotator cuff, requiring surgery on December 13. - added June 2007

(Sun 25-Nov-1990) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (M) - Anthony Dilweg, filling in for the injured Don Majkowski, threw two touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers beat Tampa Bay 20-10, sending the Buccaneers to their sixth straight loss. Green Bay won its third straight and is over the .500 mark for the first time since defeating the Los Angeles Rams in its season opener behind Dilweg. Tampa Bay has not won since beating the Packers in mid-October, and not even the return of quarterback Vinny Testaverde could shake the Bucs out of their losing streak. Dilweg, now 2-1 as a starter this season, got the call Sunday because Majkowski had a bruised shoulder. He also started the first two games this season after Majkowski ended a 45-day holdout. Dilweg flipped a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Haddix on the sixth play of the third quarter, putting the Packers ahead 14-3. The score came after Tampa Bay's Reggie Cobb fumbled on the Bucs' second play of the half and Scott Stephen recovered at the Tampa Bay 18. Chris Jacke's 25-yard field goal increased the Green Bay lead to 17-3 with 4:12 to go in the quarter. Testaverde, benched the previous two weeks because of ineffective play, then moved the Bucs 75 yards in just seven plays with five pass completions, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Bruce Hill with 53 seconds to go in the third quarter. Dilweg then hit Sterling Sharpe with a 30-yard pass and Darrell Thompson broke loose on a 37-yard run to the Bucs 15. But again the Packers couldn't get a touchdown and Jacke hit another 25-yarder, making it 20-10 with 11:23 remaining. - added June 2007

(Sun 02-Dec-1990) @ Minnesota Vikings - The great unraveling of the Lindy Infante regime began on a Sunday night in the Metrodome. Anthony Carter's spectacular 56-yard catch, off a trick play sparked Minnesota to its fifth straight victory. The loss by Green Bay enabled Chicago to clinch the NFC Central crown. Minnesota scored 17 points in a 2:54 span of the third period in pulling even with the Packers in the division as both teams chase wildcard spots. The Packers had taken a 7-6 lead 3:21 into the third quarter when Tiger Greene blocked Harry Newsome's punt and went 36 yards for a touchdown. The Vikings responded with a 12-play, 49-yard drive leading to Fuad Reveiz's 41-yard field goal. Reveiz joined the Vikings at the start of the winning streak after Donald Igwebuike encountered legal problems that have led to a federal indictment on charges of heroin smuggling. Reveiz is 7-for-8 on field goals after he was cut by San Diego when he went 5-for-7. Minnesota forced a punt and, on the next play, Rich Gannon handed off to Herschel Walker, who pitched back to Gannon on the fleaflicker. Gannon heaved the ball downfield even though Mark Lee had tight coverage on Carter. - added June 2007

(Sun 09-Dec-1990) Seattle Seahawks (M) - Derrick Fenner ran for 112 yards and a touchdown and the Seattle Seahawks stopped a final drive at the 8- yard line with a minute left to beat the Green Bay Packers 20-14. The Seahawks jumped to a 20-0 lead in their third straight victory, but had to survive a fourth-quarter comeback led by veteran reserve quarterback Blair Kiel, who was playing in his first game since Nov. 13,1988. Kiel, who replaced the struggling Anthony Dilweg late in the third quarter, hit Perry Kemp with a 13-yard touchdown pass with 5:35 to go. He then connected with Ed West on a 1-yard scoring pass two minutes later after Green Bay recovered an onside kick. - added June 2007

(Sun 16-Dec-1990) @ Philadelphia Eagles - The Philadelphia Eagles clinched a playoff berth for the third straight season, beating Green Bay 31-0 as Randall Cunningham ran for one touchdown and threw for another, and Keith Byars caught and threw touchdown passes. Cunningham threw for 241 yards and ran for 56 more. Rookie Fred Barnett had five catches for 108 yards, all in the first half, as the Eagles ended a two-game losing skein. Because their conference record will be better in any scenario than any of the other teams with a potential of eight losses, they become the fifth NFC team to lock up a place in the playoffs. That leaves just one NFC spot to be decided among Dallas (7-7) and a group of teams with including the Packers, who fell to 6-8. This game was never close as the Eagles led 17-0 at the half, played it conservatively and let their defense take over. - added June 2007

(Sat 22-Dec-1990) Detroit Lions - The Detroit Lions left the Green Bay Packers out in the cold, and out of the NFL playoffs. Barry Sanders ran six yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 3:37 left and Ray Crockett returned a fumble recovery for another score in the fourth quarter as the Lions beat the Packers, 24-17, in the coldest game at Lambeau Field since the 1967 Ice Bowl. The Packers lost their fourth straight and were eliminated from contention for the third NFC wild-card spot. The Lions, already out of the playoff picture, also are 6-9. Game-time temperature was 2 degrees, with winds of 23 mph. That resulted in a wind chill of minus 28. Crockett's freak 22-yard fumble return with 10:42 left tied the game at 17-17. Green Bay's Ed West caught a pass, but the ball popped into the air after he hit the ground and flipped on his back. Crockett caught the ball before it hit the ground and ran in for the touchdown. Green Bay's Michael Haddix fumbled at the Detroit 26 with 7:32 left and Detroit's Chris Spielman recovered. Sanders, who carried 19 times for 133 yards, then ran 37 yards to the Packers' 13. Three plays later, he sprinted around the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. Third-string quarterback Blair Kiel, making his second NFL start in six seasons, moved Green Bay to the Lions' 14 in the closing minutes. But Crockett intercepted with 1:51 remaining to end the threat. "I really thought we were going to score on that last drive," said Kiel, who completed 20-of-36 passes for 239 yards. This game was Sander’s first at Lambeau Field. (Quality 9)

(Sun 30-Dec-1990) @ Denver Broncos - Sammy Winder rushed for 80 yards in his swan song, John Elway threw a touchdown pass and Bobby Humphrey ran for a score as the host Denver Broncos beat the Green Bay Packers, 22-13. Elway threw a quick slant pass to Mark Jackson late in the third period for a 15-yard TD. It was only the third time the two teams had met in regular season play since Elway became the Denver starter. It was his first TD pass ever against the Packers. Denver finished at 5-11 and Green Bay at 6-10. David Treadwell kicked field goals of 22 and 31 yards in the first half to match the scoring of Green Bay's Chris Jacke who had first-half field goals of 37 and 24 yards. Denver's other touchdown was scored on a 5-yard run by Humphrey to break a 6-6 tie early in the third quarter. Winder, who earlier announced he would retire, was a sentimental starter ahead of Humphrey. The nine-year veteran, second on the Broncos' all-time rushing list, finished with 80 yards on 15 carries and brought the Denver crowd to its feet with a 19-yard run midway through the fourth quarter when the game appeared safe for the Broncos.. Anthony Dilweg was sacked late in the game, which turned out to be his last appearance in the NFL. - Denver local news post game interviews (Quality 8.0)

1990 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

1991 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 17-Aug-1991) Buffalo Bills - Played in Madison - Added October, 2011

 

Regular Season

(Sun 01-Sep-1991) Philadelphia Eagles - The Philadelphia Eagles' new first-string quarterback strolled into the interview room late Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field, laid down his overnight bag and jacket, chomped hard on his gum, then smiled slyly. Reporters had gathered around the podium, microphones were poised, and television-camera lights were blazing. For the first time since he joined the Eagles 14 months ago, after the San Diego Chargers had dumped him, Jim McMahon again was a quarterback in demand. For the first time in nearly two years, McMahon was back in the spotlight - his slicked-back hair in a ponytail, his sunglasses reflecting the harsh glare of the television lights. He had not been signed by the Eagles to be their primary quarterback, but the unthinkable really had happened. On the first play of the second quarter, Green Bay LB Bryce Paup tackled Randall Cunningham's left knee. McMahon, the oft-injured, 32-year-old quarterback who has played in 10 games or more in only three of his nine NFL seasons, had been an insurance policy in case Cunningham got hurt. And it had come time for the Eagles to cash in. As trainers tended to Cunningham at the 30-yard line, McMahon pulled on a helmet and furiously threw a few warm-up passes, hoping for the best, hoping that he would not need to replace Cunningham for long. But when Cunningham had to be helped off the field and to a bench, McMahon's focus shifted to his responsibilities. As he ran into the huddle, there was just one thought on his mind. Six points. Three plays later, the Eagles had a field goal - their first points of the season. And McMahon finished the game completing 17-of-25 passes for 257 yards, with two interceptions and two sacks. McMahon also threw two memorable touchdown passes. The first was a 32-yarder to Keith Ryars that was deflected by the Packers' Chuck Cecil and hauled in with one hand by a fallen Byars in the end zone. The second was a 75-yard blue-darter to Fred Barnett that sealed the Eagles' 20-3 victory. - added June 2007

(Sun 08-Sep-1991) @ Detroit Lions - Rodney Peete completed a career-high 25 passes on 38 attempts for 271 yards and a TD to lead Detroit to its first win of the 1991 season, 23-14 over the Packers. Ten of those passes fell into the battle-worn hands of Robert Clark, who garnered career-highs in both receptions and yardage (143), despite a broken finger, a dislocated finger, and ligament damage to several other digits. Sidelined against the Redskins with a rib injury, Barry Sanders made his '91 debut with 42 yards and one TD on 18 carries. Pro-Bowler Mel Gray accounted for 163 yards for the Lions, 103 on three kickoff returns, 24 on a punt return and 36 yards on two receptions. Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Sep-1991) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Don Majkowski filtered out the boos and led Green Bay to its first victory, his late game passing and Chris Jacke's 22-yard field goal with 22 seconds to go producing a victory over winless Tampa Bay. The Packers ended a seven-game skid dating to November, when they last beat the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay lost its third consecutive tough decision under coach Richard Williamson. The Bucs took a 13-5 lead with 3:59 left when Willie Drewery grabbed a tipped pass from Vinny Testaverde and raced 87 yards for a touchdown. Majkowski, the object of fan displeasure all afternoon, moved the Packers 76 yards in seven plays, throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Vince Workman with 2:03 left. Majkowski completed five passes for 65 yards and the Buccaneers were assessed a personal foul during the drive. - added June 2007

(Sun 22-Sep-1991) @ Miami Dolphins - Chuck Klingbeil's first NFL touchdown helped Don Shula to his 300th NFL victory, and that, the coach says, "wasn't in the script." Klingbeil, a reserve nose tackle from the CFL, recovered Don Majkowski's fourth quarter fumble in the end zone for the tie, and Pete Stoyanovich kicked a 31-yard field goal that lifted the Miami Dolphins past Green Bay 16-13. The Dolphins' offense gained just 232 yards and extended its touchdown-less streak to six quarters. But the defense and the kicking of Stoyanovich and punter Reggie Roby were enough for Miami and the milestone. The pivotal play came at the start of the fourth quarter after Green Bay scored 13 consecutive points for a 13-6 lead. On second down at his 2, Majkowski faded into the end zone, looked right, looked left and dropped the ball without being touched. Klingbeil fell on it and became Miami's unlikely hero; the 260-pound free-agent acquisition is on the team only because two other nose tackles are hurt. He was delighted to be linked with Shula's landmark win. Majkowski blamed the 86-degree weather for his fumble. Dan Marino's 40-yard pass to Mark Duper on the Dolphins' next series set up the winning kick with 8:21 left. Stoyanovich also kicked field goals of 43 and 52 yards in the first quarter. Roby punted seven times for an average of 52.7 yards. He pinned Green Bay at the 2 before Klingbeil's touchdown, and at the 5 with 2:15 left. Miami then clinched the victory when Vestee Jackson recovered another Majkowski fumble at Green Bay's 24. Majkowski finished with 19 completions in 36 attempts for 238 yards with 1 interception. He was sacked five times. Marino was 19 of 32 for 212 yards with 1 interception and 3 sacks. Mark Higgs, the second-leading rusher in the NFL, was held to 43 yards in 18 carries - Includes commercials and halftime (3 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 29-Sep-1991) @ Los Angeles Rams - The Los Angeles Rams, a team badly in need of some spark, got two big plays from special teams veteran Paul Butcher as they scored two touchdowns in seven seconds and held on for a 23-21 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Blair Kiel, taking over after starting quarterback Don Majkowski went out with a shoulder injury in the second quarter, rallied the Packers to two late touchdowns, but the Rams held on to the ball for the final 4:49. The Rams trailed 7-3, but moved ahead with 17 points in the last 2:41 of the first half. After the second of three field goals by Tony Zendjas pulled Los Angeles within 7-6, Butcher, a 5-year NFL veteran who's started just one game, set up the Rams' first touchdown when he recovered a fumble by the Packers' Allen Rice at the Green Bay 15. DE Tim Harris' Green Bay career came to an end one day later when he was traded to San Francisco for a 1992 second round draft choice. - added June 2007

(Sun 06-Oct-1991) Dallas Cowboys (M) - Dallas, off to its best start in five years, used the passing combo of Troy Aikman and Jay Novacek and two first-half interceptions to subdue Green Bay. The Cowboys haven't been so successful since going 6-2 in 1986. Novacek caught 11 passes for 121 yards. Aikman completed 31 of 41 for 287 yards, while Emmitt Smith rushed for 122 yards. Ray Horton's 65-yard interception TD return and Aikman's 13-yard TD pass to Novacek 73 seconds later, after an interception by Issiac Holt, gave Dallas a 14-0 lead. The Cowboys held on despite an 82-yard kickoff return for a score by Charles Wilson.

(Thu 17-Oct-1991) Chicago Bears - The Chicago Bears managed only one touchdown Thursday night. It was plenty against the Green Bay Packers. The Bears shut down and shut out Green Bay's sputtering offense in a 10-0 victory. It was Chicago's 11th victory in the last 13 games against its longtime rival. Jim Harbaugh's 8-yard touchdown pass to James Thornton late in the second quarter and Kevin Butter's 22-yard field goal early in the fourth sent the Bears to a victory after two straight losses. The Packers, who had 138 yards total offense and made just five first downs, fell to 14 with their fourth straight loss and 11th in 12 games dating back to last season. Don Majkowski, in one the worst performances of his career, completed only three of 16 passes for 32 yards before he was replaced by former Bear Mike Tomczak in the fourth quarter. The Packers' deepest drive all night only reached the Chicago 43. Majkowski fumbled a snap out of the shotgun and Richard Dent recovered for the Bears at the Green Bay 14 with 30 seconds to go in the third quarter. Chicago just missed a first down and settled for Butter's 22-yard field goal with 13:48 to play. - added June 2007

(Sun 27-Oct-1991) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - If only the Green Bay Packers could play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers every week. The Packers, 3-0 against Tampa Bay but 0-11 against the rest of the NFL in their last 14 games, climbed out of last place in the NFC Central with a 27-0 victory over the hapless Bucs. Green Bay's defense forced eight turnovers, had six sacks and also scored on Brian Noble's fumble recovery to pace the triumph before a crowd of 40,275, the smallest of the season at Tampa Stadium. Tampa Bay fell to 2-9 under coach Richard Williamson, who in a move of desperation yanked Chris Chandler early in the second quarter and placed the offense in the hands of Jeff Carlson, normally the team's third-string quarterback. - added June 2007

(Sun 03-Nov-1991) @ New York Jets - Remember Chicago. Pat Leahy did. Leahy, who missed a 28-yard field goal in overtime that cost the Jets a victory at Chicago this season, connected from 37 yards 9:40 into overtime. His fourth field goal, including a 22-yarder with 1 minute left in regulation, gave New York a 19-16 win over the Green Bay Packers. Moments before, Green Bay's Chris Jacke missed a 42-yard field goal. He earlier had made three field goals. The Jets failed to gain 1 yard on two short-yardage downs just after Jacke's miss. But Vai Sikahema fumbled a punt, Bobby Houston recovered at the Green Bay 23, and three plays later, Leahy, the NFL's oldest player at 40, won it. Ironically, future Packers GM Ron Wolf watched the game as a member of the Jets' front office, which he would be leaving in less than three weeks. - added June 2007

(Sun 10-Nov-1991) Buffalo Bills (M) - Jim Kelly, forced out of the game for several plays in the third quarter by a sore back, returned to lead the Buffalo Bills to another victory. Kelly passed for two first-half touchdowns and then ran for another in the fourth quarter as the Bills beat the Green Bay Packers 34-24. The Bills, who scored on an 80-yard drive in the final minutes of the first half, used their no-huddle offense to move 78 yards after the second-half kickoff for another quick score and a 21-10 lead. A 28-yard pass interference call against Roland Mitchell gave the Bills the ball at the Green Bay 5. Kelly hurt his lower back when he was hit as he released the ball and had to leave the game. Frank Reich stepped in and handed off to Thurman Thomas, who carried 5 yards for the touchdown. - JIP during Packers first drive W/ball on Bills 30 yard line, includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9) - added June 2007

(Sun 10-Nov-1991) Washington Redskins vs Atlanta Falcons - Not a Packer game, but game included the first appearance in regular season game and first TD pass for a guy named Brett Favre. His first TD pass wasn't handled by the receiver. The ball would instead be tipped up into the air off the receivers hands and returned for a TD by the Washington Redskins! Favre would then go to the sidelines and say to his coach, "How about that my first completion in the NFL and it goes for a TD!" - Favre's career would start with his first pass ever being intercepted and end with his last pass ever being intercepted against the Giants in the 2007 NFC Championship game.

(Sun 17-Nov-1991) Minnesota Vikings - Rich Gannon and Minnesota simply took control of the football and the game in the second half against Green Bay. The Vikings put together scoring drives of 79, 80 and 98 yards in the second half, holding the ball for 24 minutes to beat the Packers. Trailing 21-14 at the half, Minnesota used eight minutes on a 15-play, 79-yard drive to tie the score in the third quarter. Gannon hit Cris Carter with a 17-yard touchdown pass. Then they moved 80 yards in 10 plays, eating nearly six more minutes, to take a 28-21 lead on Herschel Walker's 5-yard run with 14:11 left in the game. Minnesota put away the game by marching 98 yards in 14 plays, using 6:51 and scoring on Gannon's 5-yard run with 4:36 left. Green Bay, which had the ball for a little more than five minutes in the second half, had 262 yards in the first half and 38 in the second. Mike Tomczak passed for 233 yards in the first half and drove the Packers 78 yards in the final two minutes en route to the 21-14 lead. His 1- yard touchdown toss to Jackie Harris with 13 seconds to play capped the 12-play drive that featured passes of 13 and 16 yards to Sterling Sharpe and a 19-yarder to Perry Kemp. Johnny Holland's recovery of Terry Allen's fumble at the Vikings' 43 set up Green Bay's first score. Sharpe had a 17-yard reception and Vince Workman ran 1 yard for a 7-0 lead. Gannon threw the first of his three touchdown passes, a 29-yarder to Carter, to tie the score. But the Packers struck back three plays later when Tomczak hit Charles Wilson, who broke away for a 75-yard touchdown, giving Green Bay a 14-7 lead. Green Bay appeared headed for another score when Carl Lee intercepted a pass in the end zone early in the second quarter. The Vikings tied the score on Gannon's 3-yard TD pass to Mike Jones with 1:54 to go. Packer Vice President of Football Operations Tom Braatz would be fired three days later, and replaced by Ron Wolf as the general manager. Wolf would be given total control of football operations, something Braatz never had. - added June 2007

(Sun 24-Nov-1991) Indianapolis Colts (M) - Mike Tomczak took off on Green Bay's longest run of the season, setting up his own third-quarter touchdown, and the Packers' defense stopped an Indianapolis drive in the fourth quarter for a 14-10 victory over the Colts. Tomczak's 48-yard run set up his own 2-yard TD run with 9:08 left in the third quarter, putting Green Bay ahead 14-3, and the Packers held on in the fourth quarter for their third victory in 12 games. - added June 2007

(Sun 01-Dec-1991) @ Atlanta Falcons - Ron Wolf’s first game as Green Bay’s GM - The Green Bay Packers almost silenced Atlanta's playoff talk. Then the Falcons struck for three touchdowns in the final quarter to keep those hopes alive. Chris Miller, getting off a sick bed at halftime, completed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Andre Rison with 41 seconds remaining to give the Falcons a 35-31 victory. Atlanta's game-winning touchdown came from a break. Green Bay punter Paul McJulien bobbled a snap and was forced to keep the ball, running out of bounds on his 41, well short of a first down. After being sacked on first down. Miller completed a 10-yard pass to Mike Pritchard and a 21-yarder to Rison before hitting for the game winner. The future QB of the Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre, watched the game on the Atlanta sidelines. - Includes commercials and halftime (4 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 08-Dec-1991) @ Chicago Bears - Jim Harbaugh threw two touchdown passes to Wendell Davis and Brad Muster ran for two touchdowns, leading the Chicago Bears to a 27-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The win halted a two-game losing streak by the Bears and moved them closer to their seventh Central Division title in eight years. The Packers lost their fifth in the last six games. Harbaugh completed 16 of 25 passes for 209 yards and his 35-yard touchdown to Davis late in the third quarter clinched it. Chicago's defense blanked the Packers, quarterbacked by former teammate Mike Tomczak, to the second half. Midway in the fourth quarter and down by two touchdowns, the Packers gambled on a fourth-and-three and failed when Tomczak tumbled the snap. On Green Bay's next possession, Tomczak fumbled and Tim Ryan recovered at the Chicago 42 with 3:25 left in the game. Rumors began to swirl that Lindy Infante was soon to be the ex-coach of the Green Bay Packers. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Dec-1991) Detroit Lions - The Lions secured their best record since 1962 and claimed a playoff berth with a 21-17 victory over the Packers in frigid conditions at Green Bay. Detroit overcame the weather, a temperature of 10 degrees and a wind chill of -18, and a 10-7 halftime deficit to defeat the Packers. Green Bay went on top early when RB Vince Workman ran 30 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. The Lions got even when QB Erik Kramer hit WR Robert Clark with a 19-yard touchdown pass. Green Bay K Chris Jacke booted a 23-yard field goal to give the Packers a 10-7 lead heading into the locker room at halftime. Detroit took the lead early in the fourth quarter when Kramer hooked with Clark for the second touchdown pass, this one for three yards. Mel Gray returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and a 11-point Detroit lead. Workman found the end zone again on a 12-yard pass from QB Mike Tomczak to close out the scoring. (Quality 8.5)

(Sat 21-Dec-1991) @ Minnesota Vikings - Green Bay Packers coach Lindy Infante gave his Minnesota Vikings' counterpart a most unusual retirement present - the most lopsided home loss of Jerry Burns' career. Vince Workman scored twice Saturday as the Packers finished what might be Infante's last game as head coach with a 27-7 victory. The Packers reportedly are considering making a coaching change after their third losing campaign under Infante, who has a 24-40 mark in four seasons. Burns announced his retirement two weeks ago and the Vikings responded with successive victories over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Los Angeles Rams. But Minnesota sent Burns out of the NFL the same way it welcomed him into the league; the Vikings lost his debut in 1986. In between, Burns won more games than he lost, finishing with a career record of 52-43. But the Vikings never seemed to win as much as their talent dictated. Minnesota players spent much of the week preceding Saturday's nationally televised game talking about how much they wanted to win for Burns, the only Viking introduced before the game. Instead, they played miserably and almost sustained their first home shutout since 1962. Only Rich Gannon's 9-yard pass to Terry Allen with 1:22 to go averted the shutout. Burns had only two other 20-point losses at home - 34-14 to Detroit this season and 34-14 to Green Bay in 1988. Cris Carter fumbled on Minnesota's opening drive, leading to Chris Jacke's 42-yard field goal, and Minnesota had turnovers that set up touchdown runs by Workman and Keith Woodside. The Vikings also committed nine penalties for 82 yards. - added June 2007

1991 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

 

1992 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 08-Aug-1992) Kansas City Chiefs - Favre's first game suited up as a Packer. - added June 2007

(Sun 16-Aug-1992) New York Jets (Madison) - Favre forgets to go in as holder and runs out and fumbles ball - added June 2007

(Sat 22-Aug-1992) @ Los Angeles Rams - state t.v. telecast - Favre plays a bunch competing for the backup QB job - Paul Hornung is one of commentators - Includes commercials (3 discs) (Quality 8.5)

(Sat 29-Aug-1992) @ New England Patriots - added June 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 06-Sep-1992) Minnesota Vikings - Terry Allen's footwork on a slippery field brought the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the host Green Bay Packers in overtime in the first game for a pair of rookie head coaches. Allen's 45-yard run to the Green Bay 11 set up Fuad Reveiz's 25-yard field goal with 4:40 left, giving Dennis Green the win in his first game as Vikings coach. Until Allen's run - he had a 51-yarder in the fourth quarter to set up another score - the overtime was a series of slips and errors on a field made slick by a fourth-quarter rain. Green Bay's Don Majkowski completed his first pass of overtime for his 13th straight completion, but then was intercepted and threw four incompletions on his next five attempts. The Vikings, who lost a fumble in overtime, also couldn't move until Allen took a draw play handoff and picked his way through the Packers defense. QB Rich Gannon then carried for 2 yards before Reveiz hit his third field goal of the game. - Includes halftime (4 discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 13-Sep-1992) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Favre plays in first regular season game as a Packer and his first completion would be to himself! Vinny Testaverde shrugged off the flu to play the game of his career, leading host Tampa Bay over the Green Bay Packers 31-3 for the Buccaneers' first 2-0 start in 12 years. The often-criticized quarterback became the Bucs' career passing leader while completing 22 of 25 attempts for 363 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 2-yard run, hitting Adrian White at the goal line and spiking the ball in the safety's face after forcing his way into the end zone. The Bucs' no-huddle offense wasn't the whole story, though. Tampa Bay's defense played well for the second straight week, limiting the Packers to Chris Jacke's 33-yard field goal. A Santana Dotson sack knocked Don Majkowski out of the game, so Brett Favre (8 of 14 for 73 yards with 1 INT) saw his first action as the Packers quarterback. Favre's first NFL completion was actually a deflected pass to himself. - Includes commercials, halftime, and NFL Today post-game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 20-Sep-1992) Cincinnati Bengals - "The Favre Era Begins" - Favre began the year as an understudy to Don Majkowski, but he was hastily summoned from the bench in this game to replace an injured Majkowski in the 1st Qtr. Favre would make the best of the opportunity and lead the Packers back to an electrifying, come-from behind, victory over the Bengals. He engineered two TD drives in last eight minutes of the game and won the game by way of a 35-yard scoring pass to WR Kitrick Taylor with only 13 seconds remaining in the game. Classic! Selected as one of the games of the decade. Favre would finish the game 22 of 39 for 289 yards passing, which would be his season high. With no timeouts, the Packers moved 92 yards in five plays during their game winning drive that took just 54 seconds. Favre had a key 42-yard completion to Sterling Sharpe in the drive, which capped Green Bay's 21-point fourth quarter. Taylor's catch behind the Bengals' defense and Chris Jacke's ensuing point after gave Green Bay's Mike Holmgren his first NFL coaching victory and Cincinnati rookie head coach Dave Shula his first defeat in three games. Green Bay trailed 17-3 after three quarters, but rookie first-round pick Terrell Buckley, in his first NFL game, returned a punt 58 yards for one touchdown and Favre, a second-year player, hit Sharpe for a 5-yard touchdown to cap an 88-yard drive. The Bengals took a 23-17 lead on Jim Breech's 41 yard field goal, his third of the game, with 1:07 to play. Breech missed from 36 yards, but got a second chance when the Bengals were called for motion. If you want to watch an amazing moment slow the DVD down during the final extra point. Favre actually lets go of the ball with both hands because he is scared of getting kicked and the ball just sits there on its point upright until it is kicked! Amazing.

(have 2 video versions of game and the complete radio broadcast)

1: 2 discs with halftime, postgame coverage and commercials - (quality 8.5)

2: 4 discs with halftime and commercials - (quality 9.5)

3: Also the complete original radio broadcast from the game (WTMJ) - added April, 2008

Compete Post and pre-game coverage from Cincinnati game - All original broadcast footage - Including NBC Pre-game and post-game, Packers 1st and 10, Packer Locker room, The Mike Holmgren show, Packer Sunday, and HBO’s Inside the NFL plus ESPN primetime for weeks 3 and 4 (Favre’s first start) - These are all on 4 extra DVDs and seperate from the game - Great footage and interviews of a young Favre and other Packer greats from the time.

(Sun 27-Sep-1992) Pittsburgh Steelers - Brett Favre, making his first NFL start, twice threw touchdown passes after special team breakdowns by Pittsburgh as the Green Bay Packers beat the previously unbeaten Steelers, 17-3. The Packers shut out the Steelers after Gary Anderson hit an early first-quarter field goal to give Pittsburgh a 3-0 lead. Favre, who stepped in last week for the injured Don Majkowski, hit Sterling Sharpe with a 76-yard scoring pass in the second quarter to put the Packers up 10-3 at the half after Green Bay had blocked a 20-yard field goal attempt by Anderson. Then after Rod Woodson muffed a punt early in the fourth quarter, Favre flipped an 8-yarder to Robert Brooks with 12:52 left to make it 17-3. It was the first points the Steelers had given up in the second half this season. Woodson let the ball bounce and then tried to catch it, but he lost the ball when hit by Tim Hauck. Green Bay's George Koonce recovered in the end zone for an apparent touchdown, but the officials then ruled that Woodson had muffed the ball and gave the Packers the ball at the Steelers 8. Favre then pump faked and lofted the ball to Brooks in the right corner of the end zone on the next play. Favre completed 14 of 19 passes for 210 yards. Down two touchdowns, the Steelers then drove 50 yards to the Green Bay 26, but Neil O'Donnell threw four straight incompletions. Pittsburgh reached the Green Bay 12 in the final two minutes but still couldn't score. O'Donnell finished with 16 completions on 41 attempts for 224 yards. (Quality 9)

(Sun 04-Oct-1992) @ Atlanta Falcons - Chris Miller showed a former understudy how it's done. Miller threw three touchdown passes, two to Andre Rison, as the Atlanta Falcons snapped a three-game losing streak with a 24-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Brett Favre, a rookie backup with Atlanta last year, completed 33 of 43 passes for 276 yards, but could produce only one touchdown for the Packers. The outcome left both teams with 2-3 records. Miller's scoring passes to Rison covered 10 and 21 yards. He also threw a 2-yard scoring pass to Mike Pritchard. - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 18-Oct-1992) @ Cleveland Browns - Cleveland's "bend, don't break" defense made it 13 straight quarters without allowing a touchdown, and Kevin Mack scored twice as the Browns beat the visiting Green Bay Packers, 17-6. The Browns, concerned about their offense in recent weeks because of the loss of quarterbacks Bernie Kosar and Todd Philcox to injury, won for the third time in four games by limiting the Packers to a pair of field goals by Chris Jacke. Mack scored his 49th and 50th career touchdowns on short runs to cap the Browns' first two possessions of the second half. Mike Tomczak and Eric Metcalf connected on a 30-yard completion to set up the first, and Lawyer Tillman helped set up the second with an 18-yard reception, his first catch since 1989. Tillman missed the last two seasons with leg injuries. The Browns entered the game ranked 24th in the NFL defensively, giving up an average of 350 yards per game. But they've repeatedly stopped opponents in the red zone, yielding a league-low six touchdowns. It happened again Sunday, with the Packers getting inside the Cleveland 30 five times but coming away with only six points. Green Bay squandered two excellent chances late in the first half, fumbling the ball away twice in a span of 15 seconds. Darrell Thompson fumbled at the Cleveland 24, but the Browns' Leroy Hoard gave it back at the Cleveland 26 one play later. Vince Workman finished off the sorry sequence by fumbling again on the very next play. Three plays, three lost fumbles. The Packers' best chance for a touchdown came late in the third period, when they had a first down at the Cleveland 9. A sack, an incomplete pass and a fumbled snap from center stalled the drive, and Jacke settled for a 37-yard field goal. Brett Favre, starting his third straight game because of Don Majkowski's sprained ankle, completed 20 of 33 passes. - includes commercials (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 25-Oct-1992) Chicago Bears - Jim Harbaugh, who undoubtedly will be remembered for an imperfect decision that led to an earlier loss and public dressing down by coach Mike Ditka, was perfect for a good stretch. Harbaugh matched a 28-year old club record of 13 straight complete passes while leading the visiting Chicago Bears to a 30-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Kevin Butler kicked three field goals and Darren Lewis had a 30-yard touchdown run to make it easy for the Bears. Harbaugh's string tied the record set by Rudy Bukich over two games in 1964 and included a 4-yard touchdown pass to Keith Jennings. The passing game also set up two of Butler's field goals. The streak began early in the second quarter and ended shortly before Butler kicked a 21-yard field goal with 36 seconds left in the third. Late in the fourth quarter, the Bears drove 74 yards in 11 plays to clinch the victory on Lewis' run with 3.37 left. The loss was the third straight for the Packers and marked the first time the Bears had won two in a row this season. Harbaugh completed 16 of 23 passes for 194 yards and one touchdown, and perhaps eased the pressure Ditka put on him October 4 after the quarterback called an audible with a 20-0 lead in the fourth period against Minnesota. The Vikings intercepted for a touchdown and came back to win 21-20. Brett Favre of Green Bay saw his string of 91 passes without an interception end in the third quarter when Donnell Woolford intercepted for Chicago. - Includes NFL Today pre-game, commercials, and ESPN NFL Primetime highlights from the game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 01-Nov-1992) @ Detroit Lions - The Packers handed the Lions their worst home loss since the first game of the 1990 season. Johnny Holland intercepted a Lion pass deep in Detroit territory and returned it to the Lion three-yard line. Three plays later, the Packers grabbed a lead they would never relinquish as Harry Sydney carried for a one-yard score. Green Bay took a 17-3 halftime advantage 36 seconds before intermission as Brett Favre found Jackie Harris for a 14-yard TD strike. In the 2nd half Lions safety Bennie Blades would block a Packer punt and then scoop up the ball for a seven-yard touchdown return making it a one possession game. But the Packers made all the plays they needed to down the stretch, including a backbreaking 30-yard TD pass from Favre to Sterling Sharpe, as Green Bay came away with a 27-13 victory. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 08-Nov-1992) @ New York Giants - As hard as they tried, the New York Giants couldn't give away Sunday's game to the Green Bay Packers. So Green Bay, trailing by six points and given a second chance by New York, handed it right back on Reyna Thompson's 69-yard interception return for the clinching touchdown in the Giants' 27-7 victory. The key series came with 4 1/2 minutes remaining. Pepper Johnson intercepted a weak pass by Brett Favre and, while returning it, made several turns rather than falling down. Favre then knocked the ball loose and Sanjay Beach recovered for Green Bay. Two plays later, Thompson stepped in front of tight end Jackie Harris, grabbed Favre's pass and sped down the sidelines. The quarterback missed a tackle on the only chance to stop Thompson. Lawrence Taylor played what was probably his last game in the NFL. The star linebacker ruptured his Achilles' tendon late in the third quarter after he blocked a pass. Taylor, who earlier this year announced he will retire after the season, was carted off the field. The Giants, who have won three straight, improved to 5-4. The Packers took a 7-6 lead with a precision drive of 75 yards in 12 plays, taking up 8:08 in the second period. Vince Workman carried six times for 27 yards on the drive, scoring his first touchdown from the 3. The Giants were forced to punt on the next series after two monster hits by safety Chuck Cecil broke up plays. But Workman fumbled when hit by Taylor and Erik Howard recovered at the Packers' 41. Three plays later, Stephen Baker out jumped Terrell Buckley for a 34-yard gain on which Buckley never turned for the ball. Rodney Hampton scored from the 2 for a 13-7 lead. - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Nov-1992) Philadelphia Eagles - The game that brought Reggie White to Green Bay - Favre would Stage an inspiring performance vs. Philadelphia, leading the Packers to a 27-24, come from-behind victory despite suffering a first-degree separation of his left (non throwing) shoulder early in the game on a sack by Reggie White… Favre would go 23 of 33 for 275 yards and two scores with two interceptions in upset of Eagles. Reggie White was so impressed with Favre’s toughness that he would later say this game was what made him decide the Packers had the best chance of winning with Favre at the helm. Milwaukee game - Includes pre-game and post-game (Quality 9)

(Sun 22-Nov-1992) @ Chicago Bears - Favre begins his mastery over the Bears - The Chicago Bears' slide continues, as does the resurgence of the Green Bay Packers. Brett Favre hit Sterling Sharpe with a 49-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 5-yard, broken-pass run to lead the Packers to a 17-3 victory over the faltering Bears. It was the third victory in the last four games for the Packers. The Bears sustained their fourth straight defeat, their longest losing streak since 1989, when they lost their last six. The teams traded first-possession field goals and, late in the first quarter, the Bears were forced to punt into the wind. Chris Gardocki managed just a 34-yard punt. On the next play, Favre and Sharpe combined on their 49-yard touchdown to put the Packers ahead to stay. It was the 66th consecutive game in which Sharpe, the league's leading receiver this year, has caught a pass. Favre completed 16 of 24 passes for 209 yards. Neither team scored in the second quarter as a light drizzle turned into rain. - This was Mike Singletary’s last game against the Packers - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 29-Nov-1992) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Packers defense would come up huge with 5 turnover is the game, including 3 in the first half but would only have a 9-7 lead at the half. Tampa Bay would take the lead back with a TD in the 3rd Qtr, but the Packers would come right back with a TD of their own on a pass from Favre to TE Jackie Harris. With 10 minutes left on the clock, the Bucs final comeback attempts were thwarted by a pair of turnovers. Favre would finish 26 of 41 for 223 yards and one TD with no interceptions. Reggie Cobb finished with 94 yards on 20 carries. Vinny Testaverde completed 12 of 22 passes for 172 yards, and scrambled for an additional 28 yards. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9)

(Sun 06-Dec-1992) Detroit Lions - Played in the snow - The Packers dominated the first half by scoring touchdowns on all four of their offensive possessions of the half and scoring a fifth TD on defense in jumping out to a 35-10 halftime advantage. Brett Favre would play his best game as a pro thus far completing 15 of 19 passes for 214 yards 3 TDs, including a 65 yarder to Sterling Sharpe, and no interceptions. He would have a 78.9 completion percentage and a 153.2 QB rating. Sharpe would have 2 TDs on the day. Harry Sydney would also haul in a 9 yard TD for the Pack. Detroit's Barry Sanders gained 114 yards, joining Eric Dlckerson, Tony Dorsett and Earl Campbell as the only players to rush for 1,000 yards in each of their first four NFL seasons. The win kept Green Bay a game behind Philadelphia and Washington in the race for the final wildcard berth in the NFC. - Milwaukee game - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 13-Dec-1992) @ Houston Oilers - ESPN SNF - Favre’s first prime time game - The Green Bay Packers hadn't won five games in a row since they captured Super Bowl I in 1966 - until Sunday night. Flirting with their own history book, Green Bay beat Houston 16-14 with the help of three field goals by Chris Jacke and a defense that gummed up the Oilers' run and-shoot. The victory gave the Packers an 8-6 record and new playoff potential, while the loss by the Oilers sealed the AFC Central Division title for the Pittsburgh Steelers despite a 30-6 loss to Chicago on Sunday. The Oilers tried to rally in the second half, but couldn't overcome their mistakes. Their fourth turnover, a fumble by Cody Carlson at the Packer 37, led to a 6-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe with 3:33 left in the game, giving Green Bay a 16-7 lead. Favre completed all five of his passes in the drive. Houston came right back in closing seconds with a 77-yard drive capped by Lorenzo White's 2-yard run with 1:55 left. The Oilers then tried an onside kick that failed despite a scramble for the ball, and the Packers ran out the clock. The Oilers stymied themselves with two fumbles and two interceptions, with the Packers producing two field goals and a touchdown from the miscues. Field goals of 39, 36 and 20 yards by Jacke put Green Bay ahead 9-0 with 8:31 elapsed in the third quarter before the Oilers' offense woke up. - Includes part of ESPN Primetime pre-game, Commercials, and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 20-Dec-1992) Los Angeles Rams - Game was played in bitter cold - Terrell Buckley has a sweet interception he returns for a TD - The Green Bay Packers still are on the outside looking in for a playoff berth, even after beating the cold and the Los Angeles Rams 28-13 for their sixth straight victory. The Packers scored four touchdowns in the final 6:48 of the second quarter for a 28-10 halftime lead behind the play of Terrell Buckley and Sterling Sharpe and then held on in frigid temperatures. Game-time temperature was 8 degrees with a wind chill of 15 below. By the second half, it had warmed up to 14 with the wind chill at 5 below. But to make the playoffs, the Packers will have to do so as a wild card after the Vikings beat the Steelers, 6-3, Sunday to clinch the NFC Central. Green Bay needs to win in the Metrodome next Sunday and hope that either Philadelphia or Washington loses. The Eagles (10-5) beat the Redskins (9-6) Sunday, 17-13. In case of a three-way tie, the Packers would still make the playoffs. Buckley made two interceptions, returning one for a 33-yard touchdown, and also made a touchdown-saving tackle. Sharpe, meanwhile, caught eight first-half passes, two for touchdowns, to move within four catches of tying Art Monk's single season record of 106 receptions. And Green Bay's defense made one goal line stand in the first half, giving up only a field goal after stopping the Rams three times from the 1. Los Angeles twice moved to the Packers 4 in the fourth quarter and came away scoreless. Jim Price dropped a pass in the end zone on a fourth down to end one series and Jim Everett threw incomplete on fourth to end the other. The Rams had an early 7-0 lead after Everett hit Willie Anderson with a 16-yard touchdown pass following a fumble by Green Bay's Darrell Thompson on the second play from scrimmage. Darryl Henley intercepted a Brett Favre pass in the end zone and then the Rams were on the verge of a 14-point turnaround when David Lang broke loose on a 71-yard run to the Packers 3 when Buckley chased him down and saved a touchdown. A penalty on Green Bay moved the ball to the 1 and from there the Packers stopped three straight running plays, forcing the Rams to go for Tony Zendejas' 19 yard field goal and a 10-0 lead. The Packers then moved 61 yards in nine plays, the big play a third down pass to TE Jackie Harris, who made a juggling catch for a 16 yard gain and first down at the 15. Thompson's 2-yard run touchdown run made it 10-7 with 6:48 until half. Everett then threw a floater into the 15 mph wind and Buckely made an over the-shoulder interception and zig-zagged across the field for the touchdown that made it 14-10. After a short punt, Favre and Sharpe hooked up four times for 59 yards on a 61-yard drive. Sharpe caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from with 1:20 left in the half as Green Bay took a 21-10 lead. - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Dec-1992) @ Minnesota Vikings - The Minnesota Vikings made sure they wouldn't have to play the Green Bay Packers again this season. Sean Salisbury ignited the Vikings' dormant pass offense, throwing for a career-high 292 yards and two touchdowns, as Minnesota beat Green Bay 27-7. The loss eliminated the Packers from playoff contention and stopped their six-game winning streak. Terry Allen ran for 100 yards and set the single-season rushing record for the NFC Central champion Vikings. Allen finished with 1,201 yards, 46 more than Chuck Foreman gained in 1976 - Minnesota's last Super Bowl season. Not even Sterling Sharpe, who caught six passes to end the year with 108, eclipsing Art Monk's NFL-record 106-reception season of 1984, could get the Packers (9-7) into the playoffs. Because the Washington Redskins were upset by the Los Angeles Raiders on Saturday, the Packers knew going in that a victory would put them in the playoffs for the first time in a nonstrike season since 1972. Green Bay would have returned to the Metrodome next weekend. Instead, Minnesota on Saturday will be home for the defending Super Bowl champion Redskins (9-7), who have the tiebreaker advantage over the Packers because of a better record in conference games. The Vikings, who clinched the NFC Central title with last week's win at Pittsburgh, lost to Washington here, 15-13, on Oct. 25. Minnesota had relied almost exclusively on Allen's rushing and its outstanding defense to win the division. Between them, Salisbury and Rich Gannon combined for two touchdown passes since the Redskins game. Vikings coach Dennis Green has flip-flopped his quarterbacks the last five weeks, looking for a hot hand. He found one Sunday in Salisbury. Salisbury completed 20 of 33 passes, including a 13-yard first quarter touchdown pass to Steve Jordan and a 34-yard scoring pass to his other tight end, Mike Tice, in the second period. - Includes halftime and ESPN Primetime highlights and interviews after game (Quality 8.5)

1992 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Original

 

1993 (Every Game)

Preseason

1993 Packer Preview - Lots of interviews with players including new addition Reggie White - Includes commercials - 48 minutes (Quality 8.5)

(Sat 31-July-1993) Los Angeles Raiders - HOF Game - Includes commercials, halftimeadded June 2007

(Sat 07-Aug-1993) Kansas City Chiefs (Mil) - added June 2007

(Sat 14-Aug-1993) New Orleans Saints (Madison) - added June 2007

(Fri 20-Aug-1993) @ New England Patriots - added June 2007

(Fri 27-Aug-1993) Indianapolis Colts - added June 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 05-Sep-1993) Los Angeles Rams (M) - Reggie White's first game as a Packer - Jerome Bettis’ first career game - The Los Angeles Rams double teamed Sterling Sharpe and they still couldn't stop the Green Bay Packers' record-setting receiver, he had seven catches for 120 yards, in Sunday's season opener. Sharpe caught a 50-yard touchdown pass when two Rams' defenders, leaping in front of him, tipped the ball into the end zone. When Sharpe wasn't open TE Jackie Harris was, as Green Bay routed the Rams, 36-6. Harris caught five passes for 92 yards. "A lot of times Jackie was our second guy," Brett Favre said. "He was open ... and I got the ball to him. You can see after the catch he can make some big plays." But no play was bigger than the one Sharpe made in the first quarter. It set the tone for the game and gave the Packers a 9-3 lead. As Favre scrambled and heaved the ball toward the end zone, Sharpe got behind leaping defenders Pat Terrell and Todd Lyght and held onto the ball after both Rams tipped it into the end zone. "I knew Sterling was deep and I tried to throw it up as hard as I could," Favre said. Sharpe, who caught an NFL-record 108 passes last season, wasn't around to describe his catch because he won't talk to the media. "It wobbled a little on me but Sterling made a great catch," Favre said. "That's what we look for out of him and that's the kind of plays we need to make all year." Both Terrell and Lyght said it was a play they both should make. The Packers scored on their final possession of the first half and first two of the third quarter, and their defense stifled the Rams before a crowd of 54,648. Favre, who completed 19-of-29 for 264 yards, directed a 76-yard drive in 10 plays' as the Packers beat the clock ending the first half and took a 19-6 lead. Starting with 3:37 left, Favre hit passes of 26 and 21 yards to Harris, then flipped a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mark Clayton with 40 seconds remaining. Edgar Bennett's 11-yard run capped a 66-yard, third-quarter drive, highlighted by a 26-yard Favre-to-Sharpe pass, as Green Bay took a 26-6 lead. On the next series, Favre hit passes of 16 and 14 yards to Harris, and after Lyght interfered with Sharpe in the end zone, Bennett rammed in from the 1. - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 12-Sep-1993) Philadelphia Eagles - Sure, the Philadelphia Eagles can win without Reggie White And, as they showed Sunday, they can win when he's on the other side of the ball, too. Roger Ruzek kicked a 30 yard field goal with 5 seconds to go as the Eagles, Reggie's old team, rallied with 13 fourth quarter points to beat Reggie's new team, the Green Bay Packers, 20-17. Randall Cunningham, twice stripped of the ball by White in the first half, eluded his former teammate on a rollout and heaved a 40-yard touchdown pass to Victor Bailey to tie the score 17-17 with 4:14 left. The Eagles got the ball back on the Green Bay 45 with 3:15 remaining after the Packers managed only 3 yards on three plays. Philadelphia then used most of the clock with seven running plays, including an 11-yard gain by Herschel Walker before Ruzek hit the game-winner to silence a crowd of 59,061, the second largest ever at Lambeau Field. Meanwhile, LB Brian Noble saw his nine-year career end with a knee injury. - Includes commercials, halftime, CBS NFL today post game (3 Discs) (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 26-Sep-1993) @ Minnesota Vikings - Jim McMahon completed a 45-yard pass to Eric Guliford with 6 seconds to play, setting up Fuad Reveiz's fifth field goal, and the Minnesota Vikings rallied for a 15-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers. On third-and-10 from the 50, the Packers blew their coverage, and Jim McMahon, who had rolled right to avoid the rush, spotted Guliford all alone at the 11. Guliford went 6 more yards before he was pushed out of bounds by Mike Prior. Reveiz, whose 49-yard attempt hit the crossbar with 2:40 left, then kicked a 22-yarder for the Vikings' fifth victory in their last six games against Green Bay. The five field goals were a career high for Reveiz, who had been bothered by an ankle injury. His other kicks were from 35, 19, 29 and 51 yards. McMahon, signed as a free agent in the off-season, has won his last nine starts against the Packers. The last time he played in a loss to the Packers was 1983, when he was a second-year pro with Chicago. - includes halftime - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 03-Oct-1993) @ Dallas Cowboys - Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith were in Super Bowl form but it was 37-year-old placekicker Eddie Murray who gave the Dallas Cowboys something they've been missing - a field goal kicker. Murray, signed two weeks ago, tied a club record with five field goals, including long-distance 48 and 50 yarders, as the defending NFL champions climbed back to .500 with a 36-14 drubbing of the Green Bay Packers. Dallas, which had lost its first two games thanks in part to poor placekicking by Lin Elliott, evened its record at 2-2 while the Packers, last-second losers in two games, fell to 1-3. Aikman, who was in flawless form, hitting 18 of 23 passes for 317 yards, threw one touchdown pass and Smith, making his first start after his bitter contract dispute with owner Jerry Jones, scored on a 22-yard run and had 71 yards on 13 carries. But it was Murray's day as the 14-year veteran tied the team mark set by Roger Ruzek in 1987 against the Los Angeles Rams with a 5-for-5 performance. Each time a Cowboys' drive fizzled, Murray drilled one right down the middle. His other three field goals went 33 and 19 yards twice. The Cowboys built a 16-7 halftime lead on three Murray field goals and a 61-yard touchdown strike from Aikman to Michael Irvin. Brett Favre completed six consecutive passes on Green Bay's opening drive with a 1-yard run by Edgar Bennett producing the touchdown. - includes commercials - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 10-Oct-1993) Denver Broncos - TNT SNF - Favre vs Elway for first time - Favre’s 24th B-day - The Green Bay Packers built a seemingly safe 30-7 halftime lead before John Elway led the visiting Denver Broncos on another comeback. Reggie White made sure this one fell short. White broke through for back-to-back sacks of Elway in the final 1:50 to stop a Denver drive and the Packers held on for a 30-27 Sunday night victory. Le Lo Lang's interception, the Broncos' third of the second half, at the Green Bay 43 gave Denver one last chance with 2:05 to play, but White brought down Elway for losses of 8 and 14 yards, the final sack with 1:27 to go. Green Bay broke a three-game losing streak. Elway set career highs in pass completions with 33 and pass attempts with 59 and he finished with 367 yards. Vance Johnson caught a career-high 10 passes for 148 yards against the porous Packers defense. The Packers, behind Brett Favre's passing to Sterling Sharpe and Jackie Harris, scored on all six of their first-half possessions - three touchdowns and three field goals - for a 30-7 lead. But the Broncos stopped the Packers time after time in the second half, and the Packers couldn't contain Elway until the end. Mike Croel picked off a screen pass and returned it 22 yards for a score in the third quarter, pulling the Broncos within 30-14. Elway hit four different receivers in a 68-yard drive capped by Rod Bernstein's 2-yard run and it suddenly was 30-21. Elway later launched a 49-yard pass to Johnson to the Green Bay 16. A penalty knocked Denver back, but Jason Elam hit a 47-yard field goal with 14:13 to play. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 24-Oct-1993) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - This game was all about the uncoverable All-Pro WR Sterling Sharpe. The Green Bay Packers found another way for Sterling Sharpe to attack a defense. Sharpe caught four touchdown passes in a 37 14 victory over the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers and also lined up at quarterback for two plays - running for 5 yards on one and completing the only pass he's thrown during his career on the other. Sharpe, who set a NFL single season record with 108 receptions last year, finished with 10 catches for 147 yards, the 21st 100-yard game of his career and his third against NFC Central rival Tampa Bay. Brett Favre completed 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards for Green Bay, which forced three turnovers and held the Bucs to 65 yards total offense in the opening half. Craig Enckson, benched in the first half with Tampa Bay trailing 14-0, returned late in the third quarter to throw two touchdown passes to Horace Copeland and help the Bucs avoid being shut out for the second consecutive game. Terrell Buckley and LeRoy Butler each had interceptions off Enckson in the opening quarter, and Johnny Holland snatched a Steve DeBerg pass and returned it 30 yards to set up Green Bay's third touchdown. Sharp began that drive at quarterback, lining up in shotgun formation and breaking up the middle for 5 yards on first down. He threw to Mark Clayton for 1 yard on second down before Favre, who had been watching from the sideline, returned. The Green Bay quarterback threw 6 yards to Sharpe on third-and-4, and the Packers continued marching with Sharp gaining 20 yards on a pass from Favre. On second-and-6 from the Tampa Bay 10, Sharpe broke free in the end zone for his third touchdown reception. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 31-Oct-1993) Chicago Bears - LeRoy Butler's quick hands and Green Bay's harassing defense meant another rough day for Jim Harbaugh and Chicago. The Packers sacked Harbaugh seven times, and Darrell Thompson ran 17 yards for a touchdown with 1:54 left to seal Green Bay's victory. Despite the rough treatment, Harbaugh tried to rally the Bears early in the fourth quarter. Trailing 10-3, the Bears moved from their 22-yard-line to the Packers' 12. But blitzing safety Butler hit Harbaugh's arm, forcing a fumble on third down that was kicked around and then recovered by Butler at the Packers' 37. The Bears got the ball back but were forced to punt after a holding penalty and a third-down sack by George Koonce. Reggie White became the all-time sacks leader with 130 1/2, getting two of the Packers' seven traps of Jim Harbaugh. He moved one ahead of Lawrence Taylor. (Quality 9)

(Mon 08-Nov-1993) @ Kansas City Chiefs - With no Joe Montana, the Kansas City Chiefs needed the defense to provide some offense. So NT Dan Saleaumua took over where the injured Montana left off. Saleaumua ran 16 yards for a touchdown early in the third quarter, with a fumble stripped by Derrick Thomas from Brett Favre, to set the Chiefs on a 17-point run that gave them a 23-16 victory over Green Bay on Monday night. Then the 6-foot, 300-pounder forced a fumble by Darrell Thompson that Tracy Rogers recovered in the end zone just as the Packers threatened to go ahead with just under six minutes left. An interception by Martin Bayless, Kansas City's third of the game, ended Green Bay's final threat with 1:40 left. The victory kept the Chiefs in first place in the NFC West and ended a three-game winning streak for the Packers. But it wasn't easy. The Kansas City offense was limited to just 60 yards in the half and could have gone off trailing by more than the 9-3 score by which the Packers led. In fact, the defense produced those points, a 23-yard field goal by Nick Lowery. Green Bay, meanwhile, failed on a first and goal from the 2 when Thomas forced a third down fumble and chose to kick a field goal on fourth down from the Kansas City 1 in the final minute of the half and settled for Chris Jacke's field goals of 23, 51 and 19 yards. Then, on Green Bay's first offensive play after intermission, Thomas broke behind Favre and swiped at the ball, knocking it straight at the feet of Saleaumua. He grabbed it like a shortstop and rambled 16 yards into the end zone to give the Chiefs the lead. It was the Packers' first Monday Night game since 1986. - Includes MNF pre-game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 14-Nov-1993) @ New Orleans Saints - Packers come-from-behind victory over the Saints in New Orleans. Favre came up with the biggest play of the season to that point when, on a second-and-20 play from the Packers' 27-yard line with 52 seconds left and the Packers down 17-16, he rolled out of the pocket to his left and hit Sharpe with a 54-yard strike that led to a game-winning field goal; Favre closed out the day with 18 completions in 32 attempts for 150 yards and one TD - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 21-Nov-1993) Detroit Lions - The Lions' came into the game with a 4-game winning streak. Green Bay would out gain the Lions 187-57 yards in the second half and by 199 yards for the game for a 26-17 win in Milwaukee. The lions would actually take the lead in the 3rd Qtr, but were unable to contain the league's leading WR Sterling Sharpe (7-75) and Edgar Bennett who would have 2 TDs on the day, the last coming with under 2 minutes to play to ice the game. Barry Sanders would rush for 75 yards giving him 1,052 on the year, becoming only the third player (Eric Dickerson and Tony Dorsett) in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his first five seasons. Milwaukee game - (Quality 9)

(Sun 28-Nov-1993) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Favre would lead the Packers to a comeback, 13-10 win over Tampa Bay when he engineered a 15-play, 75-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter, capping it with a 2-yard TD pass to Sharpe with 1:16 left to produce the victory…On the play previous to his scoring strike to Sharpe he had suffered a deep thigh bruise on a 1-yard roll out to the right sideline, but, even though he was limping noticeably, threw the game-winner on the next play. Tampa DT Santana Dotson would finish with eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 05-Dec-1993) @ Chicago Bears - Favre would set a Green Bay single-game record with 36 completions at Chicago breaking the previous record of 35 set by Dickey in 1980…Also threw for a career-high 402 yards vs. Bears – the third most in team history (behind Dickey's 418 vs. Tampa Bay in 1980 and Don Horn's 410 vs. the Cardinals in 1969)…It also represented the first 300- and 400-yard passing games of Favre's career. Dante Jones intercepted a pass and lateraled for one touchdown and returned a fumble for another score, leading the Chicago Bears past the Green Bay Packers 30-17 and creating a three-way tie for the NFC Central lead. Mark Carrier intercepted a pass by Brett Favre and returned it 34 yards with 1:41 left for the third touchdown of the day by the Bears' defense, cutting off Green Bay's hope for a comeback. This was the first time in 30 years that the Bears and Packers have met this late in a season with winning records, and Chicago's victory gave it an 82-59-6 lead in one of the NFL's longest rivalries. The Bears won their fourth straight game and ended a three-game winning string by the Packers. Chicago, Green Bay and Detroit, which lost 13-0 to Minnesota, are tied at 7-5. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 12-Dec-1993) @ San Diego Chargers - ESPN SNF - Lost in the glare of the Brett Favre-to-Sterling Sharpe combination is the fact the Green Bay Packers have a pretty good defense. Tony Bennett and Johnny Holland stuffed fourth-down attempts by San Diego and Terrell Buckley and Mike Prior intercepted Stan Humphries' passes in the closing minutes to preserve a 20-13 Sunday night win over the San Diego Chargers. With 4:42 to play, Bryce Paup slowed Natrone Means and Holland held the back for no gain on fourth-and-1 at the Green Bay 37. Then the Chargers, who have scored only six touchdowns in seven home games, had the ball at the Green Bay 43 approaching the two-minute warning. Buckley picked off Humphries' pass intended for Nate Lewis and returned it 31 yards to the Chargers' 48. San Diego got the ball back in the closing seconds, but Prior got Green Bay's third interception of the night. - Includes halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 19-Dec-1993) Minnesota Vikings - The Green Bay Packers' postseason parade was delayed Sunday by nemesis Jim McMahon, whose passing revived the Minnesota Vikings' chances of repeating as NFC Central champions. McMahon threw for three touchdowns - matching his season total entering Sunday's game - in leading the Vikings to a 21-17 victory over the Packers. It was his 10th consecutive winning start against Green Bay. The Packers had won six straight at County Stadium, including five under second-year coach Mike Holmgren. But Holmgren left the game with an 0-4 mark against Vikings coach Dennis Green, another former San Francisco assistant. Scottie Graham rushed 30 times for 139 yards - only 35 fewer than he had gained in his entire NFL career - as Minnesota moved into a third-place tie with Chicago. Green Bay, seeking its first playoff berth in a non-strike season since 1972, had the ball at Minnesota's 2-yard line with 2 1/2 minutes left. But the Vikings' NFC- leading defense pushed the Pack back. Darrell Thompson was tackled for a 5-yard loss by Bobby Abrams on first down, Carlos Jenkins stopped Sterling Sharpe for no gain on a second-down catch, Jack Del Rio batted away Brett Favre's third- down pass, and Vencie Glenn knocked down Favre's pass in the end zone with 1:14 left. - Milwaukee game - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 26-Dec-1993) Los Angeles Raiders - "Lambeau Leap Game" - Reggie White recovers a Los Angeles Raiders RB Randy Jordan fumble for the Packers and rambles towards the end zone. Before he gets tackled he laterals the ball to a streaking Leroy Butler who goes in for the TD and a large piece of Green Bay history is invented. Brett Favre would also Turn in a solid outing vs. Raiders in 22-degree wind chill, passing for 190 yards and one TD (a 23-yarder to Sharpe in the third quarter) on 14 completions in 28 attempts, with no INTs. Los Angeles quarterbacks were sacked eight times Sunday. The kickoff temperature was zero, the second coldest in the history of Lambeau Field, and the wind chill was minus 22 degrees, the third coldest in the history of the fabled stadium. Green Bay has put together back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1966-67 when it won the first two Super Bowls. Green Bay's Sterling Sharpe made some history of his own Sunday, becoming the first NFL receiver to have two 100-catch seasons when he grabbed a 26-yard pass from Brett Favre in the first quarter. Sharpe, who set an NFL record with 108 catches last season, caught seven Sunday, including a 23-yarder from Favre to give the Packers a 14-0 lead in the third quarter. He now has 106 receptions this season.

(Sun 02-Jan-1994) @ Detroit Lions - The Detroit Lions, with Erik Kramer and without Barry Sanders, won the NFC Central title for the second time in three years. Kramer threw an 8-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Rodney Holman and Sanders' replacement - Eric Lynch - had 115 yards and two TDs Sunday in the Lions' 30-20 victory over the Green Bay Packers. The Lions' reward is they will play host to the Packers next weekend in a first-round NFL playoff game. It was the first time since 1954 that the Lions have been in first place since the start of the season. Kramer completed 15 of 29 passes, while Lynch, the third-string tailback making his second straight start, scored from the 5 and the 1. Jason Hanson added field goals of 37, 53 and 48 yards for the Lions. Sanders has been out with a knee injury. Favre, second in the NFL with 20 interceptions entering the game, completed 23 of 37 for 190 yards, including a 39-yard TD pass to Edgar Bennett. Bennett also had a two-yard TD run and Chris Jacke added field goals of 54 and 47 yards for the Packers. Sterling Sharpe had six receptions for 33 yards, giving the Pro-Bowl receiver 112 catches for the season, breaking his own NFL record of 106 receptions in 1992. The Packers led 20-16 after Jacke's last field goal with 47 seconds left in the third quarter. But Mel Gray returned the kickoff 38 yards to the Packers' 44-yard line. With Kramer hitting on 3 of 4 for 35 yards, the Lions mounted a 44-yard, eight-play drive that ended In Lynch's one-yard TD run. That put the Lions ahead 23-20 with 11:50 left in the game. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sat 08-Jan-1994) 1993 NFC Wildcard - @ Detroit Lions - Favre's first playoff game and was it exciting. Favre hits Sharpe with very little time left with the game winning TD on a pass that the ball traveled almost 70-yards in the air! With the Packers trailing 24-21 and about a minute to go in the game, Favre scrambled out of the pocket to his left and made an unbelievable game winning throw that only Favre could have made. It is said the ball traveled almost 70-yards in the air and was made across the field as Favre scrambled the opposite way. On the day Favre threw 3 TD passes to Sterling Sharpe and completed 15 of 26 passes for 204 yards. This game is a Classic! - Includes 35/40 minutes of local Milwaukee post game coverage and then NFL primetime highlights of the game. The local post game was live right after the game so it features live on the field interviews just moments after the game, interviews feature Reggie White, Ron Wolf, Bob Harlan, Mike Holmgren, Johnny Holland and few others as well and also has the live interview with Leroy Butler who was so excited he used the F Word on live TV. (Quality 9)

(Sat 08-Jan-1994) 1993 NFC Wildcard - @ Detroit Lions - Features interviews with players and highlights from the game - NFL's Greatest games - ESPN - 1 hour 11 minutes - (Quality 8.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 16-Jan-1994) 1993 NFC Divisional - @ Dallas Cowboys - Brett Favre would throw two TD passes in losing effort (27-17) – a 2-yarder to Brooks and a 29- yarder to Sharpe…Closed out day with 28 completions in 45 attempts for 331 yards (1 yard short of Packers' single-game playoff record) and two Tds. Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.0)

1993 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

 

1994 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 06-Aug-1994) Los Angeles Rams (Madison) - added June 2007

(Sat 13-Aug-1994) Miami Dolphins (Mil) - added June 2007

(Fri 19-Aug-1994) @ New Orleans Saints - added June 2007

(Fri 26-Aug-1994) New England Patriots - added June 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 04-Sep-1994) Minnesota Vikings - First Packer games for Sean Jones and Dorsey Levens - Sterling Sharpe got the loot and the Green Bay Packers got their money's worth Sunday from a defense led by safety George Teague. Sharpe caught a 14-yard touchdown one day after threatening to sit out the 1994 season in a contract dispute, and Teague intercepted two of Warren Moon's passes in Green Bay's 16-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. Sharpe, who staged one of the shortest walkouts in NFL history on the eve of the season opener, agreed to adjustments in his contract late Saturday after he skipped practice, missed the team photo and threatened to sit out the whole season. The NFL's receptions leader the past two years, Sharpe reportedly was promised a $7 million bonus before next season. Moon, making his debut for Minnesota, completed 20 of 37 passes for 166 yards with three interceptions and no touchdowns. He was sacked three times. - Includes commercials (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 11-Sep-1994) Miami Dolphins (M) - Rookie Irving Spikes has already made a career out of beating the Green Bay Packers. Spikes, a free agent who made Miami's roster after an exceptional preseason performance against Green Bay, set up two first-half touchdowns that triggered the Dolphins' 24-14 victory over the Packers on Sunday. Spikes made the Dolphins roster after he burned the Packers with three kickoff returns for 146 yards and ran for the winning touchdown in a 31-24 exhibition victory at County Stadium on Aug. 13. But Spikes ran just once for five yards in Miami's season-opening 39-35 victory over New England. Signed by Miami after being ignored on draft day, Spikes ran 13 times for 70 yards before leaving early in the fourth quarter with a twisted right knee. After punting on their first possession, the Dolphins scored on their next four drives, including a pair of touchdown passes by Dan Marino, in boosting their regular season record against the Packers to 8-0. Marino has beaten Green Bay all five times he's faced them, but he said the job this time was easier with the 5-foot-8, 215-pound Spikes. With Miami ahead 3-0 late in the first half, Spikes, who had the fourth-best rushing average in the nation (149.5) last year at Northeast Louisiana, ran on three straight plays for 41 yards, setting up Marino's 3-yard touchdown strike to Keith Jackson. Marino, who shredded the Patriots for 473 yards and five touchdowns last week in his first regular season appearance since undergoing surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon, completed 17 of 25 passes for 177 yards. He executed a perfect play-action fake on fourth-and-1, hitting Jackson all alone on the left side of the end zone, capping a 12-play, 86-yard drive that made it 10-0 with 5:43 left in the half. The Dolphins weren't done. DE Ed Cross recovered Brett Favre's fumble at Miami's 47 on the next series, and Spikes again put the Dolphins in position for another Marino touchdown pass. On that drive, Spikes ran five times for 35 yards, and Terry Kirby dived for a first down on fourth-and-1 at the Packers' 6. On second-and-goal, Marino hit Keith Byars wide open in the left flat for the score with 27 seconds left before halftime. After Kirby burst up the middle for a 6-yard touchdown run midway through the third period making it 24-0, the Packers drove to Miami's 10-yard line. But sixth-year NT Craig Veasey got his first career interception. Favre finally put Green Bay into the end zone late in the fourth quarter. He hit tight end Ed West for a 2-yard TD pass with 6:30 left in the game, but the conversion pass failed, and he added a 9-yard TD to Sterling Sharpe with 1:22 remaining. Favre hit West for the 2-pointer, malting it 24-14. - (Quality 9.5) - also have on 3 disc version w/ comm and halftime (quality 9)

(Sun 18-Sep-1994) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Reggie White returned to Philadelphia, where he played eight seasons, to see the Eagles defense register six sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble. The Eagles scored on two 26-yard field goals from Eddie Murray and a l-yard run by Randall Cunningham. His former team limited White to three tackles by double- and triple-teaming him. Green Bay took a 7-0 lead on Brett Favre's 37-yard TD pass to Reggie Cobb. - added June 2007

(Sun 25-Sep-1994) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Packers wear throwback uniforms - Brett Favre would play one of the finest games of his early career in 30-3 win over Tampa Bay, earning Miller Lite 'NFL Player of the Week' honors as he completed 30 of 39 passes for 306 yards and three TDs, with no INTs. The Green Bay defense would force 3 turnovers in the game as well to help the offense. Not all the ex-Packers had a good time at Green Bay's annual homecoming game. Chris Jacke kicked three field goals as Green Bay routed Tampa Bay 30-3, spoiling the return of ex-Packers Jackie Harris, Vince Workman and Charles Wilson. Sixty former Green Bay players, including four Hall of Famers and six who played on the 1944 championship team, were at Lambeau Field for the reunion. They got to see the Packers, who had scored just 37 points all season, finally find their offensive touch. - Trent Dilfer made his NFL debut (Quality 9)

(Sun 02-Oct-1994) @ New England Patriots - Teams where throwback uniforms - Matt Bahr's 33-yard field goal with four seconds left fluttered awkwardly, barely clearing the crossbar. It ended two minutes of kicking comedy Sunday, and gave the New England Patriots a 17-16 victory over Green Bay. The Packers made it possible by bumbling an extra-point attempt and botching the ensuing kickoff. The kick by the 38-year-old Bahr decided a duel between young quarterbacks Drew Bledsoe and Brett Favre. Bahr had missed his previous two attempts after making all 12 in his career with New England. But he got the chance to be the hero because Green Bay could not kick any better. Just 1:10 earlier, the Packers blew an extra-point try that Chris Jacke, who had made 127 in a row, never got to kick. Craig Hentrich had trouble handling Mark Chmura's low snap and was tackled. Then, Jacke's kickoff went out of bounds, giving New England the ball on its own 40. Bledsoe drove the Patriots into position for Bahr's winner. That enabled the Patriots to go on to their third straight win in typical fashion. Fourteen of their last 15 games have been decided by six or fewer points. Bahr missed from 47 and 33 yards earlier. He got another chance after the Patriots fell behind 16-14 on Reggie Cobb's 1-yard run with 1:14 left. Bledsoe completed 29-of-53 passes for 334 yards and two scoring passes to Vincent Brisby against the Packers, who began the game with the NFL's second best defense. On the Patriots' final drive, Bledsoe sneaked 3 yards on a third-and-1 to the Green Bay 32. Then he hit Ray Crittenden for a 10-yard gain to the 15 on a third-and-3. After two incompletions, Bahr connected. The kick ruined a strong performance by Favre. He completed 25-of-47 passes for 295 yards and an 11-yard touchdown to Sterling Sharpe that gave the Packers a 10-0 halftime lead. Sharpe set a Packers record with 533 career catches, passing James Lofton's 530. Sharpe had nine receptions for 132 yards and extended his streak to 92 games with at least one catch. Favre threw two interceptions and was sacked twice in the second half. - includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 09-Oct-1994) L.A. Rams - If this was Reggie White vs. Jerome Bettis, score one for the defense. Led by White, Green Bay's defense held Bettis to 65 yards rushing on 22 carries and provided great field position for the offense in a come-from-behind victory over Los Angeles. Bettis entered the game as the NFL's second-leading rusher after four consecutive 100-yard games. Robert Brooks returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, and the Packers scored 21 straight points in the second half to overcome a 17-3 halftime deficit White, the all-time NFL leader with 142 sacks in 143 career games, had 2 sacks Sunday, including one that forced a Chris Miller fumble behind his own 40-yard line with four seconds remaining. Sean Jones recovered to seal the victory. - (Quality 8.5)

(Thur 20-Oct-1994) @ Minnesota Vikings - TNT Thursday night game - OT - Just when it looked like Green Bay had frustrated Warren Moon once again, Moon put Minnesota back in control of the NFC Central. Hounded by the Packers' relentless pass rush most of the night, Moon led the Vikings to a tying field goal with 17 seconds left in regulation and then to Fuad Reveiz's winning 27-yard kick 4:26 into overtime for a 13-10 victory. Moon's lifted the Vikings into first place in the NFC Central, a half-game ahead of Chicago, which plays Detroit on Sunday. The comeback stunned the Packers, who were within five minutes of climbing back into the divisional race despite losing quarterback Brett Favre in the first quarter with a hip injury. Green Bay, which beat Minnesota 16-10 in the season- opener, harassed Moon for 3 1/2 quarters, sacking him four times and intercepting him twice while backup quarterback Mark Brunell led the Packers to a 10-7 half time lead that almost stood up. But after taking over at his own 34 with 5:32 to play in the fourth quarter, Moon completed 7 of 10 passes for 58 yards to set up Reveiz's tying 29-yard kick. The Packers were outstanding on defense all night, and needed another stand to avoid losing in regulation after Minnesota had a second-and-goal on its 4, but Bryce Paup threw Amp Lee for a 7-yard loss and Moon threw incomplete into the corner of the end zone on third down. It was the fifth time in the last six meetings that the game was decided by six points or fewer. Favre had thrown a touchdown pass in nine straight games (the final three regular-season contests of '93 plus the first six games of '94) until the streak was broken at Minnesota when he left the game after the first quarter with a severely bruised left hip…It was the first time since he became the starting quarterback early in 1992 that he had been forced to leave a game due to injury. - Includes commercials, halftime - (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 31-Oct-1994) @ Chicago Bears - MNF - "Halloween Down Pour Game" - Brett Favre would mount one of his finest performances even though he had a severely bruised left hip, running for one touchdown and throwing for another in a cold, cyclonic rainstorm…The former came late in the second quarter, when he rolled out to his right and raced 36 yards (diving over a Bear defender into the end zone) to give the Packers a 14-0 lead…Later, in the fourth quarter, he connected with Edgar Bennett for a 13-yard touchdown, raising the Packers’ lead to 27-0…His 58 yards rushing against the Bears represented a career high. The Bears' colors reflected their 1925-26 season and the Packers' represented their 1937 season. - Includes Packers Monday Night Pre-game, halftime, local Milwaukee news post-game report - upgraded 5-3-06 (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 06-Nov-1994) Detroit Lions - This game that looked like an easy win for the Packers leading 38-14 in the 4th Qtr, but backup QB Dave Kreig, who came in for an injured Scott Mitchell, almost pulled off an unbelievable Lion comeback. Krieg would hit Aubrey Matthews from 15 yards to pull to within 38-22 (two-point conversion was good), and after a perfectly executed onside kick gave Detroit possession, Krieg went to Moore from 1-yard out to cut the lead to 38-30 (again converting the two-point play)! After holding Green Bay on a fourth-down and inches to regain the ball, the Lions marched to the Packer 15-yard line before losing the ball on downs in the final minute to end the comeback attempt. Kreig would finish the game 23-of-33 for 275 yards and 3 Tds and WR Herman Moore would have a career day catching 8 receptions, career-high 151 yards and 2 Tds. Favre would finish the game 24-of-36 for 237 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. Milwaukee game - Some halftime and ads (Quality 8.5) - Upgraded April, 2008

(Sun 13-Nov-1994) New York Jets - Packers defense plays solid with great games by Bryce Paup and Doug Evans. The New York Jets finally hurt themselves with their bruising defense as Green Bay exploited the absence of injured safety Ronnie Lott. Brett Favre picked on Lott's backup, Pat Terrell, for two touchdowns as the host Packers defeated New York, 17-10, extending Green Bay's winning streak at Lambeau Field to eight games. Lott, who leads the Jets with 79 tackles, didn't play because of a pinched nerve in his shoulder suffered in making a tackle in last week's 22-17 victory over Buffalo. That snapped his string of 57 straight starts dating back to Dec. 3,1990. The Packers won their third straight game as they prepare for a three-game road swing that includes visits to four-time defending AFC champion Buffalo and two-time defending Super Bowl champion Dallas. Favre finished 20 of 28 for 183 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 20-Nov-1994) @ Buffalo Bills - They fight like children on the sidelines and bicker across the radio dial. On the field, though, Jim Kelly and Andre Reed are always together. Kelly and Reed connected for two touchdowns and 191 yards on Sunday to beat Green Bay 29-20 and revive the Bills' playoff hopes. Buffalo snapped a two-game losing streak and sent the Packers to their first loss in four games. Reed had a team record 15 catches and a career best in yardage. Kelly's total of 365 yards was his best in 2 1/2 years and the fourth-best of his career. Together, they have connected for 56 TDs, tied for third-best in NFL history and more than any other active tandem. Steve Young and Jerry Rice of the 49ers had 54 going into their Sunday night game against the Raiders. Kelly was seen yelling at Reed on the sideline Monday night during the Bills' 23-10 loss to the Steelers, when Reed admitted missing some audiles because of the crowd noise. Kelly was also upset that Reed failed to see a blitz that led to a sack, fumble and Pittsburgh touchdown. On Reed's Tuesday night radio show, he said he wishes Kelly had approached him in private so they could work it out, saying "don't act like a fool on national TV." But the two said they had put the feud behind them. And on Sunday, they showed they really have. Kelly hit Reed for 15- and 10-yard touchdowns in the first half as the Bills moved out to a 24-0 lead. Brett Favre and Sterling Sharpe connected for two touchdowns and Edgar Bennett caught another as Green Bay made it 27-20, but the Packers failed in three attempts to close the gap further. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Thur 24-Nov-1994) @ Dallas Cowboys - The Jason Garrett Game - Fairy tales do come true in the NFL. Just ask Jason Garrett. Garrett, the Dallas Cowboys' third-string quarterback a week ago, was plugged in as the starter Thursday and responded with a Troy Aikman-like game, carrying Dallas from a 14-point deficit to a runaway 42-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Garrett led Dallas on six consecutive scoring drives, including five straight touchdowns, to open the second half while completing 15-of-25 passes for 311 yards and two scores. He forced the Packers to give up a season-high 436 yards and he led Dallas to a franchise-record 36 points in the second half. Emmitt Smith was a huge help, too, catching six passes for 95 yards and rushing 32 times for 133 yards and two scores. He's the first runner this season to gain more than 100 yards against the Packers. Green Bay had the benefit of four touchdown passes from Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe and the somewhat surprising return of Reggie White, who badly hurt his left elbow last Sunday and wasn't expected to play. But even with the first two Sharpe scores helping the Packers to a 17-6 halftime lead and White being his usual intimidating self, Green Bay couldn't stop Garrett and the Cowboys. Garrett got the chance to make his second career start because Aikman strained his left knee and second-stringer Rodney Peete bruised his right thumb in last Sunday's game. He wound up joining Steve Beuerlein, Bernie Kosar and Peete as quarterbacks who've replaced Aikman and led Dallas to victories in the last three seasons. All three have been starters elsewhere in the NFL, but none have won championships outside Dallas, further proof that the Cowboys have built one of the NFL's best offensive schemes. Garrett's biggest plays were probably a 21-yard toss to Irvin and a 38-yarder to Alvin Harper that set up Chris Boniol's 37-yard field goal and cut Green Bay's lead to 17-6 as the second quarter ended. Before that series, Garrett was 6-of- 13 for 54 yards and an interception that led to the Packers' first touchdown. After the interception, he said he felt "jump- started." - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 04-Dec-1994) @ Detroit Lions - A record-setting day by Barry Sanders kept the Detroit Lions hopes alive for an NFC wild-card berth and probably sank Green Bay's chances. Sanders rushed 20 times for 188 yards and one touchdown Sunday and the Lions held on for a 34-31 victory over the Packers. A 63-yard run by Sanders set up the go-ahead 1-yard TD dive by Derrick Moore with 9:02 left. Sanders broke his single-season record of 1,548 yards, set in 1991, during the run. The Packers drove to the Lions' 17 late in the fourth period, but Willie Clay came up with Detroit's second interception. The Packers got the ball back with 1:51 remaining, but the Lions defense was up to the task. - Includes halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 11-Dec-1994) Chicago Bears - A return to frigid Lambeau Field, a white-hot offense and an ice-cold Steve Walsh were just what the Green Bay Packers needed to salvage their playoff hopes. The Packers routed the Bears 40-3 Sunday as Brett Favre threw three touchdowns, two of them to Sterling Sharpe, and Green Bay's defense returned to form after a five-game skid. Chris Jacke added four field goals as the Packers won their ninth straight game at Lambeau, where they completed their first undefeated season since 1962 when Vince Lombardi won his second of five NFL titles. The stunned Bears lost their 14th straight December road game, a streak that dates to Dec. 7, 1987, when they edged the Raiders, 6-3, at the Los Angeles Coliseum. The Bears also fell from first place in the NFC Central, a game behind the Minnesota Vikings, who defeated Buffalo, 21-17, Sunday. The Packers also routed the Bears, 33-6, in a driving rainstorm on Halloween night at Soldier Field when the wind chill was 8 degrees. Although it was sunny Sunday with no snow, the temperature was 15 degrees at kickoff with a wind chill of 6. The Bears were even colder, managing just a 25-yard field goal by Kevin Butler for an early 3-0 lead before the Packers overwhelmed them. The Packers rushed for a season-high 257 yards, including 106 by fullback Edgar Bennett, who carried 22 times. Favre completed 19 of 31 passes for 250 yards with one interception. Bennett has three career 100-yard rushing games, all against the Bears. Reggie Cobb added 78 yards on 11 carries and rookie LeShon Johnson had six carries for 42 yards. The Packers' beleaguered defense, which had surrendered an average of 29 points and 392 yards per game over the last five contests, held Walsh to 13 completions in 26 attempts for 143 yards and an interception. Walsh fell to 7-2 as the Bears' starter. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 18-Dec-1994) Atlanta Falcons - No time-outs, no time left and the playoffs and division title on the line from the 10 yard line. Holmgram tells Favre to make sure he doesn't run the ball because there are no time-outs and the game will be over if he doesn't make the end zone. So what does Favre do? Well he runs it of course and barely makes it around a diving defensive end and dives into the end zone in front of 2 defenders for the game winning TD - The Green Bay Packers bid farewell to Milwaukee after 61 seasons and Brett Favre's fantastic finish kept them from also kissing their playoff hopes goodbye. Favre scrambled for a 9-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left Sunday, giving the Packers a 21-17 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers have played a portion of their home schedule in Milwaukee since 1933. But in a revenue-generating move, they decided to play all their home games at Lambeau Field beginning next year. They went out in style. Green Bay FB Edgar Bennett caught eight passes for 101 yards and rushed 13 times for 46 more. When Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren left the field, he climbed a pile of snow near the first-base dugout, pumped his fists into the air and blew kisses to the crowd of 54,885 at County Stadium. "Thank you, Milwaukee!" he hollered over and over. "Thank you." Atlanta, which was eliminated from playoff contention, took its first lead on backup QB Bobby Hebert's 5-yard touchdown toss to Terance Mathis with 5:33 left. His 2-point conversation to Andre Rison made it 17-14. Green Bay got the ball at their 33 with 1:58 remaining and Favre, who completed 29-of-44 passes for 321 yards and two TDs, drove the Packers to the Atlanta 9 with 21 seconds and no time-outs left. With all his receivers covered, Favre scrambled right and appeared to be heading for the sideline so Chris Jacke would get a shot at a game-tying field goal. - Sterling Sharpe gets career ending injury. - Milwaukee game - includes Fox post game show, NFL prime time highlights and Mike Holmgren show with Brett Favre as the guest!!! - upgraded 5-3-06 (Quality 9)

(Sat 24-Dec-1994) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay was trying to avoid another ten-loss season and win their fifth straight. The Packers were trying to make the playoffs. Green Bay rolled up a 433-214 yardage advantage to complete a season sweep. Sterling Sharpe always killed the Bucs when he played against them and 132 yards and two touchdowns was probably less than his usual performance. It was Sharpe's last game as a Packer, as he missed the playoffs and had off-season neck surgery in hopes of returning to the playing field, but chose instead to retire and pursue a career in broadcasting. The victory combined with Chicago's loss to New England assured the Packers of no worse than the second of three wild-card spots. The victory also kept their hopes of winning the Central Division alive, but those were extinguished when Minnesota won on Monday night. Brett Favre completed 24 of 36 passes for 291 yards and three TDs (all to Sterling Sharpe). Edgar Bennett would also run for a 39-yard TD to start the scoring in the game. (Quality 9)

(Sat 31-Dec-1994) 1994 NFC Wildcard Playoffs - Detroit Lions - It was the worst performance of Barry Sanders' six-year NFL career, and even the Green Bay Packers couldn't believe it. Sanders, the NFL's leading rusher this season, ran 13 times for minus-1 yard Saturday as the Detroit Lions were beaten by the Packers 16-12 in an opening-round NFC playoff game. While Sterling Sharpe's absence impaired the Packers, it was not nearly as damaging as Sanders' missing running game hurt Detroit. With their Pro Bowl receiver out with a career-threatening neck injury, the Packers stopped Sanders, who had gained 1,883 yards this season. Sanders' uncharacteristic performance was the major reason Detroit was knocked out of the playoffs by Green Bay for the second straight season. Overall, Detroit was held to minus 4 yards on the ground, the lowest ever by an NFL team in the playoffs. The previous low was 7 yards rushing by New England against the Bears in Super Bowl XX. Despite Sanders' subpar performance, the Lions had a shot to win at the end when Herman Moore made a leaping grab of Dave Krieg's desperation fourth down pass from the Green Bay 17. But Moore landed just beyond the end zone as George Teague pushed him before his feet could come down inbounds. Green Bay punter Craig Hentnch ran out of the back of the end zone as time expired giving Detroit, which hasn't won a road playoff game since 1957, a meaningless safety. Brett Favre, the second leading passer in the NFL, clearly missed Sharpe, the centerpiece of Green Bay's attack with 94 catches for 1,119 yards and a team record 18 TDs this season. Favre threw 33 touchdowns this season but none Saturday. Favre was 23 for 38 for 262 yards with no interceptions. Robert Brooks, Sharpe's replacement at flanker, caught 7 passes for 88 yards as Green Bay won its fourth straight and improved to 8- 0 all time at home in the playoffs. Sharpe who caught Favre's game winning 40 yard touchdown with 55 seconds left in last year's playoff victory over the Lions watched from the sideline coaching and cheering his teammates. Favre guided the Packers to a touchdown on their first possession. But then the offense sputtered and the Packers turned to their defense led by White to stop Sanders, who had run for 188 yards against Green Bay in their last meeting. It worked. Rookie running back Dorsey Levens who earned only five times for 15 yards during the season scored his first NFL touchdown with a 3 yard run on fourth and inches for a 7-0 Green Bay lead in the first quarter. Another classic between these 2 teams - complete episode of ESPN NFL game day pre game, theres a great Favre interview on there too and local Milwaukee post game coverage. (Quality 9) - upgraded June, 2007

(Sun 08-Jan-1995) 1994 NFC Divisional Playoffs - @ Dallas Cowboys - The game that pretty much got Terell Buckly traded out of Green Bay - For the second straight year, Dallas knocked Green Bay out of the playoffs, and this was the worst Packer playoff loss up to this point in the team's history. Troy Aikman completed an incredible 23 of 30 passes (76.7%) for 337 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Jay Novacek, Michael Irvin and Alvin Harper all had more than 100 yards receiving. One of Aikman's touchdowns was a 94-yard strike to Harper that still stands as the longest play from scrimmage in Cowboys' playoff history. Aikman set two more Cowboys playoff records that day - percentage of completions and yards gained in a game. Dallas had 14 plays of ten yards or more. For Green Bay, Brett Favre was 18 of 35 for 211 yards before being pulled for Mark Brunell. - Includes FOX pregame, halftime, and some ads (Quality 9.5) - Upgraded April, 2008

1994 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

 

1995 (Every Game)

Team finished (11-5) - NFC Central Champions

Preseason

(Sat 05-Aug-1995) New Orleans Saints (Madison) - added June, 2007

(Sun 13-Aug-1995) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Favre gets leveled by Gregg Lloyd and Ty Detmer takes Favre’s place - Commercials, halftime (Quality 9) - upgraded June, 2007

(Sat 19-Aug-1995) Indianapolis Colts - added June, 2007

(Sat 26-Aug-1995) Washington Redskins - added June, 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 03-Sep-1995) St. Louis Rams - Rams first game as the "St. Louis Rams" after moving out of LA - The St. Louis Rams switched coaches, addresses and philosophies philosophies, and on Sunday their luck changed, too. The Rams, who fled Anaheim, last winter and replaced coach Chuck Knox with Rich Brooks, picked off Brett Favre three times and snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 17-14 victory over host Green Bay. The new Rams, playing before a record crowd of 60,104 at Lambeau Field, where the Packers had won 10 straight, got a stunning performance by WR Isaac Bruce to offset their miserable rushing attack. In his first NFL start, Isaac Bruce blocked a punt in the second quarter, recovered it and then hauled in a touchdown pass five seconds later for a 7-0 halftime lead. (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 11-Sep-1995) @ Chicago Bears - MNF - Favre throws a 99-yard TD pass to Robert Brooks, only the 8th time in NFL history that had happened, and Reggie White's sack saves the game. Favre would end the day 21 of 37 passes for 312 yards and three TDs.

(Sun 17-Sep-1995) New York Giants - Brett Favre was good enough in the first half, and that's all he and the Green Bay Packers needed against the New York Giants. Favre threw touchdown passes to Mark Ingram and Robert Brooks and the Packers' defense made it stand up Sunday in a 14-6 victory over the winless Giants. The loss marked the first time coach Dan Reeves has started a season 0-3. Green Bay, 9-23-1 in the first three weeks of the past 11 seasons, moved to 2-1 for the first time since 1982. The Giants outgained the Packers, 303 yards to 198 but could only manage two field goals. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 24-Sep-1995) @ Jacksonville Jaguars - TNT SNF - Favre led the Packers to a win at Jacksonville, passing for 202 yards and two TDs, completing 20 of 30 passes while rushing for 39 net yards, including a career-best 40-yard run. This was the Jaguars first year of existence and Mark Burnell’s first game as starting QB against the Packers. With a pair of touchdown passes, Brett Favre joined some select company Sunday night. Favre tied an NFL record held by Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas and Don Meredith when he threw for at least two TDs in his 12th straight game - Includes commercials, halftime, TNT post game interviews with Favre and White and local news (channel 6) post game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 08-Oct-1995) @ Dallas Cowboys - Troy Aikman wasn't supposed to play. He did, and the Green Bay Packers wish he didn't. Nursing a sore right calf muscle and lacking a solid week of practice, Aikman looked in Super Bowl form Sunday as he threw two touchdown passes to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 34-24 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys earned their sixth consecutive victory over the Packers, who boasted the NFL's top-rated defense and were off to their best start since 1982. Aikman said he was extremely doubtful for the game but a week of constant ice wraps, massages and electrical stimulus treatments, along with Green Bay secondary lapses, proved a perfect remedy. He hit 24 of 31 passes for 316 yards, his ninth NFL passing day of 300 yards or more and fourth against the Packers. Aikman was hurt in the first period of a 27-23 loss to Washington last Sunday and missed the rest of the game. He didn't wander far from the pocket against the Packers and was sacked only once. Green Bay rallied from a 21-point deficit behind Brett Favre, who ran 4 and 21 yards for touchdowns and hit TE Mark Chmura with an 11-yard scoring pass. Emmitt Smith rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth time this season and scored on runs of 1 and 16 yards. (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Oct-1995) Detroit Lions - Green Bay QB Brett Favre engineered the Packers' attack flawlessly throughout as he was 23 of 34 for 342 yards and two touchdowns, including a seven-yard strike to FB Dorsey Levens on the first play of the second quarter to give the Pack a 10-0 lead. K Chris Jacke added his second of three field goals and RB Edgar Bennett (148 total yards) plunged in from one-yard out to increase the Packers' cushion to 20-0 heading into the locker room. Lions' QB Scott Mitchell (17 of 41 for 205 yards, three touchdowns and an interception) sparked the Detroit offense in the third quarter leading the club to two quick touchdown drives. He hit WR Herman Moore from 17 yards out and rifled a 16-yarder to WR Johnnie Morton, but sandwiched between the two scores was a 12-yard Favre to Robert Brooks TD connection, which left the Lions trailing 27-14 heading into the final quarter. Mitchell's second TD toss to Moore on the day brought Detroit to within 27-21 early in the fourth quarter, but that was the closest the Lions would get. Any hope the Lions had for a comeback was dashed as the Packers sustained two late drives, resulting in a field goal and a missed field goal. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 22-Oct-1995) Minnesota Vikings - Brett Favre earned his first-ever NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' honor with an outstanding performance with Minnesota, tying a then-career high with four touchdown passes in leading the Packers to a 38-21 win. Completed 22 of 43 passes for 295 yards without an interception against the Vikings. TE Mark Chmura caught five passes for a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown. With a bundled up TE Keith Jackson looking on, along with a record crowd of 60,332 at Lambeau Field, Favre led the Packers into a first-place tie with Chicago in the NFC Central. Jackson, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, ended his 91-day "retirement" Friday, agreeing to report under terms of the final year of a four-year, $6 million contract he signed with the Miami Dolphins in 1992. The Packers traded for Jackson in March, figuring he could be the offensive threat to replace Sterling Sharpe, who was released following spinal surgery. But Jackson didn't report until last week. With the Packers off to their best start since 1978, he said he longed to be part of a winner. But he said he wouldn't have shown up had the Packers started poorly. Chmura's 22-yard diving grab set up Favre's 5-yard TD toss to Dorsey Levens to break a 14-14 tie. Reggie White and Sean Jones also have good days. (Quality 9) - upgraded April, 2008

(Sun 29-Oct-1995) @ Detroit Lions - The Detroit defense forced four Packer turnovers (three first half interceptions and a fumble recovery late in the fourth quarter), WR Herman Moore (six receptions for 147 yards) notched the first three touchdown game of his career and RB Barry Sanders (22 carries for 167 yards) rambled into the top ten on the NFL's all-time rushing list as the Lions held off Green Bay 24-16 at a sold out Pontiac Silverdome. S Willie Clay set the tone early, intercepting Packer QB Brett Favre (26 of 43 for 304 yards, three INTs and a TD) on consecutive drives to begin the game as the Lions parlayed the first into a 10-yard Scott Mitchell (15 of 23 for 249 yards and three touchdowns) to Moore scoring toss and a 7-0 lead. Chris Jacke hit the first of his three field goals early in the second quarter to cut the lead to 7-3, but the Lions struck on the next play to stretch their lead to 14-3 as Mitchell found Moore on a 69-yard TD strike, the club's longest scoring pass of the season. Green Bay WR Robert Brooks then turned a crossing pattern into a 77-yard touchdown gallop to cut the Lions' lead to 14-10, but Mitchell and Moore hooked up for the third time of the half on Detroit's next possession (a 29-yard TD dart) to take a 21-10 cushion into halftime. Two third quarter Jacke field goals sliced the Lions' lead to 21-16, but Jason Hanson offset that effort with a 38-yarder (his 10th field goal in a row) early in the fourth quarter to increase the advantage to 24-16. With the Packers driving deep in Lions' territory, Tracy Scroggins came up big with his team-high sixth sack of the year, forcing a Favre fumble, which Chris Spielman (team-high 14 tackles) pounced on to preserve the win. (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 05-Nov-1995) @ Minnesota Vikings - T.J. Rubley game - The Green Bay Packers lost two quarterbacks, the best defensive end in NFL history and, finally, another important road game Sunday. In a game that saw Brett Favre and Reggie White leave with injuries, the Packers and Minnesota Vikings combined for four turnovers in the final five minutes before Fuad Reveiz's 39-yard field goal as time expired gave the host Vikings a wild 27-24 victory. The Vikings had their second-highest offensive output of the season as they snapped a three-game losing streak. Warren Moon had three touchdown passes, completing 21 of 39 passes for 237 yards to reach 40,000 career yards faster than any quarterback in NFL history except Dan Marino. After LB Jeff Brady intercepted No. 3 quarterback T.J. Rubley with 50 seconds left, Moon had completions of 23 and 22 yards to Jake Reed to set up Reveiz's winning kick. The Packers, who had six turnovers, lost their second straight road game and fell to 10-19 on the road in the three years since Mike Holmgren became their coach. The Packers also lost backup Ty Detmer to a sprained thumb, and their 10th straight on artificial turf. Favre started his 54th consecutive game Sunday, the longest active streak in the NFL. But he went out late in the second quarter with an injured left ankle after guard Aaron Taylor fell on him. White, whose 153 1/2 sacks are more than any player in NFL history, went out with a sprained right knee with 7:40 left in the fourth quarter. Rubley tossed his costly interception following an audible and was released shortly after the game. - Includes halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 12-Nov-1995) Chicago Bears - 150th Packer vs Bear meeting and one of the best ever - Brett Favre had suffered a severely sprained left ankle late in second quarter of rematch at Minnesota one week earlier (Nov. 5) – an injury which later would require off season surgery (Feb. 27, 1996) to remove several bone chips and one large spur. Favre would be listed as doubtful on the injury report all week leading up to this game and most didn’t think he would play. The ironman would play though and would the Bears ever wish he didn’t. Favre would throw for a career-high and team-record tying five touchdown passes to lead the Packers to a key 35-28 victory over the Bears. Subsequently was named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' (for the second time in four weeks) after completing 25 of 33 passes for 336 yards with no interceptions against Chicago, giving him a (then) career-high single-game passer rating of 147.2. Reggie White also played injured to key the defense and commented that he had to play because if Favre could play, as injured as he was, then he had no excuses not to play either.

(Sun 19-Nov-1995) @ Cleveland Browns - Favre led the Packers to a tough road win at Cleveland when, despite still being limited with an ankle injury, he passed for three touchdowns and ran for another. Completed 23 of 28 passes for 210 yards against the Browns for a career-best 82.1 completion percentage. This would be the Packers last game against the old Cleveland Browns Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 26-Nov-1995) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Brett Favre kept Tampa Bay winless in wintry climes Sunday while reinforcing his reputation as the NFL's ultimate cold weather quarterback. Favre threw three touchdowns, two of them to Robert Brooks, and guided Green Bay on five TD drives as the Packers beat the Buccaneers 35-13 in the most pivotal game ever between the division rivals Sunday. The teams had never before met when both had winning records. A Tampa Bay victory would have put the Buccaneers in a tie for the NFC Central lead this late in the season for the first time since 1980. But Errict Rhett, the NFC's third leading rusher, was held to minus 1 yard on 13 carries and the Bucs lost for the fourth time in five games. Tampa's Trent Dilfer was held without a touchdown pass for the eighth straight game. Favre, the NFL's leader with 28 touchdown tosses, completed 16 of 24 passes for 267 yards He improved to 11-0 in games where temperatures are near or below freezing. Sunday's temperature was 34 degrees following a three inch overnight snowfall. - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 03-Dec-1995) Cincinnati Bengals - Favre throws a classic Favre TD as the ball passes threw 3 defenders hands before being caught by Mark Ingram - Brett Favre isn't bashful when it comes to discussing his importance to the Green Bay Packers. "When I play bad, more than likely we'll lose. It's fact. When I play well, more than likely we'll win or we have a chance to win," Favre said after throwing three touchdown passes in the Packers' 24-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Favre retreated a bit in his MVP declarations during the week, but his performance offered some arguments for it. Earlier in the week, Favre suggested he was more valuable to the Packers than Troy Aikman or Steve Young were to their teams. "Sure, I'm a confident guy and I expect to win and play well," said Favre, now 12-0 in cold-weather games in his four-year career and 16-1 in his last 17 starts at Lambeau Field. Favre completed 31 of 43 passes for 339 yards, his fifth 300-yard game this year and 10th of his career. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and just 1 interception while winning four games since spraining his left ankle Nov. 5 at Minnesota. Favre's outing put the Packers alone in first place in the NFC Central in December for the first time since 1972, the last time they won the division. The only blemish for Green Bay was Reggie White's left hamstring strain with 6:43 left. He was helped off the field. But White, who sprained his left knee a month ago and didn't miss any games, was again the last to leave Lambeau, limping off while twirling his baseball cap in tribute to fans who shouted "Reg-gie! Reggie!" as teammates gathered around him while he was down. The NFL career sacks leader had 1 1/2 sacks, giving him 12 1/2 this year and 157 1/2 for his career. Jeff Blake became his 59th victim. Favre drove Green Bay to TDs on three of four possessions after the Bengals went ahead 10-3 with a minute left in the first half. Favre hit Mark Ingram between three defenders for the tying score six seconds before halftime. Then he became the third-fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 100 career TD passes, hitting Edgar Bennett for a 14-yard score and a 17-10 lead with 5:48 left in the third quarter. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 10-Dec-1995) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - SNF - First game Reggie White missed in 11 years - Michael Husted kicked a winning 47-yard field into a stiff wind, and the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers are alive for a playoff spot. Husted delivered his third winning kick of the year Sunday night, converting with 11:14 remaining in overtime and sending the Buccaneers past the Green Bay Packers 13-10. His kick curled just inside the right upright, giving Tampa Bay a victory and assuring the end of the club's streak of 12 consecutive seasons with double-digit losses. Trent Dilfer moved the Bucs into scoring position with completions of 23 yards to Horace Copeland and 7 yards to Jerry Ellison. Husted kicked a 38-yarder to tie the game with 4:48 remaining in regulation. The Bucs hadn't won more than six games in a season since 1981, the last time the NFL's losingest franchise of the past two decades finished with a winning record. The victory stopped Green Bay from clinching a playoff berth. - (Quality 9)

(Sat 16-Dec-1995) @ New Orleans Saints - Brett Favre threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and the Green Bay Packers, buoyed by the return of Reggie White, qualified for the NFL playoffs for a third straight year with a 34 23 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The victory also positioned the Packers to clinch their first NFC Central championship since 1972. White, the NFL's career leader with 157 sacks, was expected to miss the rest of the year with an injured left hamstring, but he entered the game on the Packers' third defensive play. He was credited with one tackle in the game. On Wednesday, the Packers said White would miss the final two games and the playoffs because of surgery scheduled for next week. But the following day, White returned to practice and showed he didn't need the surgery after all. He injured the hamstring December 3 against Cincinnati and missed last Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. It was the first game he missed because of injury in his 11-year NFL career. Favre, who completed the first six passes he threw, advanced his claim for the MVP award by completing 12 of 18 passes for 203 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. It was the second time this season Favre, who grew up about 60 miles from New Orleans and had a large group of fans on hand passed for four touchdowns in a game. He completed 21 of 30 passes on the day. Four minutes into the game, Favre hit Anthony Morgan with a 19-yard touchdown and added another first quarter score on a 17-yard pass to Robert Brooks. Six seconds into the second quarter, he found Brooks open again for a 40 yard touchdown capping a 58 yard drive. Favre finished the first half with a 3-play scoring drive and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman. his first NFL touchdown. The loss guaranteed the Saints a second straight losing season and third non-winning year. In the first half, Favre became the third quarterback in Packers history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. Lynn Dickey had 4,458 in 1983 and Don Majkowski 4,318 in 1989. Edgar Bennett entered the team's record books himself in the fourth quarter as he became the fifth Green Bay Packer to crack the 1,000-yard rushing mark in a season. (Quality 9)

(Sun 24-Dec-1995) Pittsburgh Steelers - "Yancy Thigpen's drop" - Excellent game that would help decide the division title for the Packers. Unbelievable ending. Favre would turn in a gutsy performance in leading Packers to their division-clinching, 24-19 victory over Pittsburgh when, despite having to stop twice during the game after getting the wind knocked out of him, he threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns. On one sequence, he was hit hard by three Steeler defenders while scrambling on a play; the Packers called a time-out and Favre, who would go over to the sidelines and cough up blood, returned to throw a 1-yard scoring pass to Mark Chmura on the following play. Favre would be Named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Month' for December, passing for over 1,233 yards on 102 completions in 151 attempts with 10 TDs and only two INTs (109.0 passer rating) in directing Green Bay to three victories during the month. - about a half hour of live local Milwaukee Post game coverage of the Packers winning they're first division in 23 years & the complete episode of NFL primetime for week 17 of 1995. (Quality 9) - upgraded June, 2007

(Sun 31-Dec-1995) 1995 NFC Wildcard - Atlanta Falcons - Favre utilized no fewer than nine receivers, completed 24 of 35 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Packers to a 37-20 NFC Wild Card victory over Atlanta in Lambeau Field (Dec. 31), presiding over scoring drives of 85, 78 and 70 yards and throwing for three touchdowns in the process. Antonio Freeman would also run back a punt for a TD - Green Bay OG Aaron Taylor was lost for the remainder of the playoffs with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee. - Includes halftime and Fox 11 Live post-game show (Quality 9)

(Sat 06-Jan-1996) 1995 NFC Divisional - @ San Francisco 49ers - LB Wayne Simmons' jarring tackle on RB Adam Walker on the first play from scrimmage from the 49ers led to a fumble, which Craig Newsome scooped and returned for a touchdown That set the pace as the Packers jumped out to a 21-0 lead thanks to Brett Favre's first-half numbers (17-15-222). Steve Young, who threw for 328 yards on a playoff-record 65 attempts, led San Francisco on a late rally, but it was Green Bay that was headed to the NFC Championship. Favre hit on 21 of 28 passes (for a team post season record completion percentage of 75.0) for 299 yards and two TDs – with no interceptions. Favre would be named NFL 'Offensive Player of the Week' for his performance vs. the Niners - Includes pre and post game (Quality 9)

(Sun 14-Jan-1996) 1995 NFC Championship Game - @ Dallas Cowboys - Dallas outlast Brett Farve lead upstart Packers behind super running by Emmitt Smith (35-150-3). Favre Completed 21 of 39 attempts for 307 yards and three touchdowns, with two INTs. Great Back & Forth Game! This was the Packers' first appearance in the championship game since 1967.

1995 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

1996 (Every Game)

Team finished (13-3) - NFC Central Champions

Preseason

(Fri 02-Aug-1996) New England Patriots - added June, 2007

(Sun 11-Aug-1996) Pittsburgh Steelers - TNT - Steelers were defending AFC champs and many thought Green Bay would be the team to beat in the NFC. Desmond Howard returns a punt for a TD foreshadowing his season to come. Includes half and TNT post-game (Quality 9)

(Sat 17-Aug-1996) @ Baltimore Ravens - (Quality 8.5)

(Sat 24-Aug-1996) @ Indianapolis Colts - added June, 2007

Regular Season

(Sun 01-Sep-1996) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Favre was named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' for his four-touchdown performance in season opener at Tampa Bay, as he completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 247 yards, with no interceptions, for single-game season bests in passer rating (141.5) and completion percentage. If there were any questions about how Favre would come back from his addiction to pain killers he answered them in a hurry (Quality 9)

(Mon 09-Sep-1996) Philadelphia Eagles - MNF - In what was suppose to be a match up of the NFC's 2 better teams the Packers dominate and blow out the Eagles on MNF. - Green Bay Packers rapper-receiver Robert Brooks followed his own advice one week after giving President Clinton his debut CD titled "Jump Into The Stands". Brooks caught five passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers routed the dazed and outmatched Philadelphia Eagles 39-13 in the first Monday Night Football game at Lambeau Field in 10 years. Brooks vaulted himself into the end zone seats packed with delirious denizens decked in green and gold after TD receptions of 25 and 20 yards from Brett Favre, who overcame a rough start to throw three touchdowns. Dorsey Levens even got into the act, doing his version of the Lambeau Leap after a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. A Lambeau Field record crowd of 60,666 watched their Packers go 2-0 for the first time since the strike-shortened 1982 season, when they won their first three. Brooks had four catches for 116 yards in the first half as the Packers built an astonishing 30- 7 lead at halftime against an Eagles team that thinks it can unseat Dallas as ruler of the NFC East. Edgar Bennett gained 93 yards on 17 carries and also scored on a 25-yard reception when he grabbed Favre's pass in the flat and rumbled his way into the end zone for a 37-7 lead with six minutes left in the third period. The blowout capped an exhilarating week in Green Bay, which began with President Clinton visiting the Packers at Lambeau Field on Labor Day. In two weeks, Favre, who was 17-of-31 for 261 yards, has seven touchdowns and no interceptions as the Packers have outscored their opponents 73-16. But it was the Packers' defense that really spoiled the return of Philadelphia coach Ray Rhodes, who served as defensive coordinator in Green Bay from 1992-93. The Packers, who had just 16 takeaways last season, already have 10, including four in the first half Monday night that Green Bay converted into 13 points. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Sep-1996) San Diego Chargers - So far this year, the only competition the Green Bay Packers seem to have is themselves. The offense, defense and special teams all got to do the Lambeau Leap in Sunday's 42-10 rout of the previously unbeaten San Diego Chargers at Lambeau Field. LeRoy Butler returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown and Desmond Howard returned a punt 65 yards for a TD as the Packers, who have pummeled their opponents by a combined score of 115-26, started out 3-0 for the first time since 1982. San Diego was actually still in it with 6 1/2 minutes left, trailing 28-10 and threatening again when Butler stepped in front of Terrell Fletcher at the Packers 10. Butler raced down the left sideline for the score, then vaulted himself into the stands as has become customary at Lambeau Field. Brett Favre completed 22 of 34 passes for 231 yards and TD passes of 19 yards to Freeman, 8 to William Henderson and 7 to Keith Jackson. Robert Brooks led the Packers with eight catches for 108 yards. Favre also had two interceptions, the last of which led to San Diego's only touchdown, a 9-yard pass from Stan Humphries to Tony Martin that made it 28-10 with 8:16 left. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 22-Sep-1996) @ Minnesota Vikings - Both teams came into game undefeated, but Packers had to overcome the Metrodome curse. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 29-Sep-1996) @ Seattle Seahawks - Robert Brooks would get knocked out of the game on the first play - It was Brett Favre at his MVP best and Rick Mirer at his worst Sunday. Favre threw four touchdown passes, one less than his career high, and Mirer threw a career-worst four interceptions and lost a fumble as the Green Bay Packers beat the Seattle Seahawks 31-10 Sunday. A pro-Green Bay crowd of 59,973, with hundreds of Packers fans wearing cheeseheads, provided the Kingdome's first sellout of the season and those fans saw what they wanted. The Packers, an NFC favorite, improved to 4-1 after a loss at Minnesota last Sunday. The Seahawks dropped to 1-4, including 0-3 at home. The five takeaways by the NFL's most opportunistic defense gave the Packers 22 for the season. Favre, the league's top-rated quarterback, converted Mirer's mistakes into 24 of Green Bay's points. He had touchdown passes of 13 and 4 yards to Antonio Freeman, 4 yards to Dorsey Levens and 10 yards to Keith Jackson. He was 20-for-34 for 209 yards with no interceptions. Mirer was 10-for-30 for 156 yards with no touchdowns. Chris Warren of the Seahawks had his first 100-yard rushing game and accounted for their only touchdown on a 37-yard run. Warren, who had 129 yards in Seattle's first four games, had 103 yards on 18 carries. Favre has 16 touchdown passes and two interceptions for the season. Favre would be NFC 'Offensive Player of the Month' for September, passing for 16 TDs in leading the Packers to a 4-1 record during the month. Reggie White and Santana Dotson would both get interceptions in this game. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 06-Oct-1996) @ Chicago Bears - Favre Tied his season best for a second time by firing four TD passes at Chicago, including a 50-yard 'Hail Mary' throw to Freeman for a score on the last play of the first half, leading Green Bay to a 37-6 win while completing 18 of 27 passes for 246 yards. Don Beebe would also return a kickoff for a TD and Jim McMahon would even come in to play QB for the Packers against the Bears at Soldier Field (seems wrong) - Includes talking Packers Live post-game (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 14-Oct-1996) San Francisco 49ers - MNF - Classic OT "No touch" game - Don Beebe goes off on 49ers for over 200 yards receiving after being called to duty because Robert Brooks breaks his leg. Favre would amass 395 passing yards, the (then-) second-highest total of his career and the fourth-highest in Packers history in escorting Green Bay to a comeback 23-20 victory in overtime. Led Packers on three scoring drives in second half of Niners contest which ended with field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime. Completed 28 of a team-record 61 passes, including a 59-yard TD throw to Don Beebe, with two interceptions. Favre would later say this was the most physical game he ever played in - Includes halftime, Milwaukee local post game show "Packers Monday Night" - upgraded 5-3-06 (Quality 9)

(Sun 27-Oct-1996) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Buccaneer defense held the high-powered Packer attack to just 13 points in Lambeau Field but saw its counterpart hold the Tampa Bay offense to a single score. Trent Dilfer and Brett Favre put up similar numbers, but Edgar Bennett ran for 93 yards as the home team held the rushing advantage 129 yards to 57. Green Bay took a 13-0 lead into the intermission, a margin that could have been wider but for the efforts of John Lynch, who had seven tackles, one interception and two passes defended in the first two quarters. Though Tampa Bay did not crack the end zone at hostile Lambeau field until midway through the final period on an 11-yard TD catch by TE Dave Moore, the Bucs still held the ball in the final minutes with a chance to pull off a significant upset. but the visitors’ final comeback shot ended when Dilfer was sacked for a nine-yard loss on fourth-and-six. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 03-Nov-1996) Detroit Lions - Having won for the 23rd time in the last 24 regular-season and playoff games in Green Bay, the Packers matched their best start in any season since 1963. Brett Favre completed 24 of 35 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers won for a record 12th consecutive time in the 40-year history of Lambeau Field. Former Packer QB Don Majkowski started for the Lions and went 15 for 32 and 153 yards. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 10-Nov-1996) @ Kansas City Chiefs - Favre threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas City, completing 27 of 49 passes as he moved past Lynn Dickey (132) and into sole possession of second place on the team's career touchdown pass list. (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 18-Nov-1996) @ Dallas Cowboys - MNF - Brett Favre completed 21 of 37 passes for 194 yards and one touchdown and find the going tough with TE Mark Chmura and WRs Antonio Freeman and Robert Brooks out with injuries. Dallas outgained the Packers, 213-61, in the first half. Dallas K Chris Boniol's five first-half field goals tied a NFL record. His seven in the game broke a club record shared by Eddie Murray and Roger Ruzek and tied for most in NFL history with Jim Bakken and Rich Karlis. - Includes MNF Pre-game, commercials, halftime, and local news post-game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 24-Nov-1996) @ St. Louis Rams - Green Bay, a 9 1/2-point favorite, found itself trailing, 9-0, late in the first half before the Rams bungled the return of a punt by Craig Hentrich after a safety. Fueled by Mike Prior's recovery, the Packers secured a 37-yard field goal from Chris Jacke as time expired and then scored 21 unanswered points in the second half. Neither team had a great night offensively. Green Bay ran for 65 yards, the Rams 58. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 01-Dec-1996) Chicago Bears - WR Antonio Freeman hauled in ten passes for 156 yards, while Desmond Howard returned another punt for a touchdown. The victory was the Packers' sixth in a row over the Bears, the first time that has happened in the ancient rivalry since the Packers won seven straight from 1928-'30. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 08-Dec-1996) Denver Broncos - The Super Bowl match up everyone thought would happen becomes a huge blowout as Packers whip the Broncos at home. Favre threw four touchdowns, including three to Freeman, against the NFL's then-No. 1 ranked defense in the Packers' 41-6 triumph over Denver, completing 20 of 38 attempts for 280 yards. Includes half (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Dec-1996) @ Detroit Lions - Packers clinch first round bye - Win gave Green Bay a season sweep over the Lions for the first time since 1992. In a closely contested first half, the Packers mustered a 10-0 halftime lead on a first quarter 20-yard field goal by Chris Jacke and a 92-yard punt return early in the second quarter by Desmond Howard. The Packers' bid for a larger halftime edge was thwarted late in the second quarter when Bennie Blades intercepted Brett Favre (16 of 25 for 240 yards and a TD) deep in Lions' territory. Green Bay extended their lead to 16-0 on their first drive of the second half on a one-yard TD sneak by Favre (extra point failed). Jason Hanson got the Lions into the scoring column late in the third quarter with a 39-yard field goal to trim the Packers' lead 16-3 heading into the final stanza. Green Bay, however, tallied two fourth quarter touchdowns to put the game out of reach. Dorsey Levens scored on a one-yard run (two-point pass was good) and Favre connected with Antonio Freeman on a 27-yard scoring strike to close out the scoring. (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 22-Dec-1996) Minnesota Vikings - Packers clinch home field advantage throughout playoffs. Favre rounded out the regular season by capturing NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' honors for the second time in '96 as he threw for three TDs against Minnesota, completing 15 of 23 passes for 202 yards before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter of 38-10 triumph. Green Bay posted the best record of any team in the NFC Central since the Chicago Bears were 15-1 in 1985 and 14-2 in '86. Green Bay's winning percentage of .813 is the best for the franchise since the '66 team was 12-2 for .857. For just the third time in 64 years, the Packers finished unbeaten at home (8-0). And the Packers became the first team to lead the league in points scored (a club-record 456) and points allowed (210) since the Miami Dolphins of 1972. - Includes commercial for Chefs! After game (Quality 8.5)

(Sat 04-Jan-1997) 1996 NFC Divisional - San Francisco 49ers -"The Mud Bowl" - Game played in constant rain and muck. Favre played within himself in horrific weather conditions in the Packers' 35-14 divisional playoff win, he completed 11 of 15 passes for 79 yards and one TD. Desmond Howard would run back a punt for a TD and almost runs back another to start his magical playoff returns.

(Sun 12-Jan-1997) 1996 NFC Championship game - Carolina Panthers - Packers are going to the Super Bowl! Favre, under frigid conditions, threw for 292 yards on 19-of-29 passing in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. He would have TD tosses to Dorsey Levens (29 yards) and Freeman (six yards).

(Sun 26-Jan-1997) Super Bowl XXXI - New England Patriots - Packers bring the Lombardi trophy home in a game that had many huge plays by huge players. Favre launched the day's scoring with a 54-yard touchdown pass to WR Andre Rison on his first throw of the game; Favre noticed the defense and called an audible on the play. Later, Favre found Freeman with a then-Super Bowl-record, 81-yard scoring strike where he perfectly lofted the ball over a Pats defender; play came off of another audible Favre called. Total, Favre frisked New England's vaunted defense for 246 yards, completing 14 of 27 attempts without an interception, to trigger a 35-21 triumph in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, returning the Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay for the first time in 29 years. It had to have been an especially magical moment for Favre, who had disclosed off-the-field problems in May, then stated upon returning from a 45-day stay in the Menninger Clinic at Topeka, Kan., "You know, I'm going to beat this thing. I'm going to win a Super Bowl. And all I can tell people if they don't believe me is, 'Just bet against me.' " Reggie White came to Green Bay to win a championship and wasn’t going to leave without one. White would come up with 3 sacks, a super bowl record, with 2 of them late in the game to help preserve the game. After all of this though neither of them would be the Super Bowl MVP, that honor was left for Desmond Howard who set one record after another. (3 DVDs) (Quality 9)

(Sun 26-Jan-1997) Super Bowl XXXI - New England Patriots - Complete Radio Broadcast with Jim Irwin, Max McGee, and Larry McCarren - 3 CDs

(Sun 26-Jan-1997) Super Bowl XXXI - New England Patriots - Super Bowl 31 official video - "Big Bang in the Big Easy"

Green Bay Super Bowl Celebration - Return to Titletown - Raw WTMJ feed of parade from airport to Lambeau Field, then speeches at Lambeau - 1 hour 45 minutes (Quality 9)

1996 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

1996 Packers - America's Game: the Story of the 1996 Packers. Interviews with Desmond Howard, Mike Holmgren and Brett Favre - NFL Channel, 44 Minutes (Quality 9)

 

1997 (Every Game)

Team finished (13-3) - NFC Central Champions

Preseason

(Sat 26-July-1997) Miami Dolphins - Midwest shrine Game - added September, 2007

(Thur 31-July-1997) New England Patriots - Bishop’s Charities Game - match up of last years superbowl - added September, 2007

(Fri 08-Aug-1997) @ Oakland Raiders - added September, 2007

(Sat 16-Aug-1997) @ Buffalo Bills - Played in Toronto - Includes halftime, commercials (Quality 8.5) - added September, 2007

(Fri 22-Aug-1997) NY Giants (@ Madison) - added September, 2007

Regular Season

(Mon 01-Sep-1997) Chicago Bears - The Packers varied their winning formula somewhat in dispatching the Bears for the 66th time in the 78-year history of pro football's greatest rivalry. They permitted the Bears to prevail in the statistics and time of possession, categories in which they customarily dominate, and settled for the bottom line, a 38-24 margin in the score. And even the statistical (336 yards to 315) and time of possession (32 minutes, 47 seconds to 27 minutes, 13 seconds) advantages were somewhat misleading. The Packers were comfortably out front, 31-11, early in the fourth quarter and by 38-17 in the closing minutes when the Bears' Raymont Harris pulled Chicago within 14 points by way of a 68-yard scoring excursion up the middle. As Chicago was getting thumped in the fourth quarter, LB Brian Cox threw a temper tantrum at the officials and on the sideline, and was ejected from the game after flipping the bird to the crowd - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 07-Sep-1997) @ Philadelphia Eagles - It was bound to happen, sooner or later. As the Packers flew into Philadelphia over the weekend, they had won nine straight regular and postseason games over the last two seasons -- 14 in a row if preseason games are included. The inexorable law of averages caught up with them in Veterans Stadium, when the proverbial "given day" arrived. The Packers rolled up 370 net yards of offense to the Eagles' 258, and three times were within Philadelphia's 10-yard line during the course of the afternoon but came away with three field goals, thus failing to score a touchdown for the first time since October 18, 1992, when they settled for two Chris Jacke field goals in a 17-6 loss to the Browns at Cleveland...76 games ago. Rookie Ryan Longwell kicked field goals of 22, 18 and 27 yards to give the Packers a 9-3 lead going into the fourth quarter. And, after the Eagles had gone up 10-9 in the final period on a 2-yard scoring pass to Fred Solomon and Chris Boniol's conversion, the surprising rookie -- he had made all his six previous field goal attempts -- had an opportunity to pull out a victory but his 28-yard field goal attempt was wide right with 15 seconds remaining. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 14-Sep-1997) Miami Dolphins - Dan Marino’s 200th start and Brett Favre throws 150th career TD pass - The Green Bay Packers lost another Super Bowl starter and nearly another game, too. Gilbert Brown, the champions' 350-pound run stuffer, sprained his right knee in the first quarter and the Packers, playing without five starters from last year, struggled to a 23-18 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes, including one to a wide-open William Henderson from 10 yards with 5:33 left as Green Bay bounced back from a loss at Philadelphia. Ryan Longwell, who missed a chip shot in the final seconds that would have beaten the Eagles, hit all three of his field goals to counter four from Miami's Olindo Mare. Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino hit former Packers receiver Charles Jordan with a 29-yard TD pass with 1:47 left to pull Miami to 23-18. That prevented Marino from going three games without a touchdown pass for the first time in his 15-year career. Jordan had four catches for a career-best 100 yards. His 2-point conversion pass failed, however, and Miami's hopes of an upset died when the onside kick was recovered by Green Bay's Terry Mickens and Dorsey Levens gained 31 yards on three runs. Levens finished with a career-high 121 yards on 21 carries. - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 21-Sep-1997) Minnesota Vikings - Brett Favre was having such a good day that he began thinking about his golf game. Apparently he wasn't the only one who took a 24-point halftime lead for granted. Favre tied a career high with five touchdown passes and broke Bart Starr's team record with No. 153 as the Packers outlasted the Minnesota Vikings, 38-32, on Sunday for their 21st straight victory at Lambeau Field. The Vikings fell behind 31-7 at halftime but nearly stole Green Bay's victory when Brad Johnson burned the Packers' weakened secondary on four straight scoring drives. After getting outscored 24-0 in the second quarter, the Vikings quickly made a game out of it when Johnson capitalized on two turnovers with TD throws to Cris Carter and Jake Reed to cut it to 31-22. He led the Vikings to scores on their next two possessions, too, but Johnson failed when it mattered most. After completing his first 13 passes in the second half, Johnson misfired three straight times from midfield after the 2-minute warning to kill hopes of a monumental comeback. On fourth-and-10 from the Vikings 46, Reggie White blew past RT Korey Stringer and hit Johnson's arm just as he released and the ball fluttered to the grass. Green Bay got the ball back with 1.38 left and ran out the clock. Johnson hit Carter with a 3-yard scoring pass after Bill Schroeder fumbled the second-half kickoff. Then, after Jason Fisk intercepted a Favre pass at the Green Bay 24, Johnson found Reed for a 7-yard TD, and Charles Evans ran m the two-point conversion to make it 31-22. Favre responded with an 81-yard drive, capped by a 2-yard TD pass to Mark Chmura, his first since 1995, making it 38-22. - Includes Fox Post-game show, picture nice but shakes a little bit now and then otherwise would be rated higher (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 28-Sep-1997) @ Detroit Lions - In a game that saw running back Barry Sanders (28 att., 139 yds) move into fifth place on the NFL's all-time rushing chart, the Lions erupted for 17 points in the second quarter en route to a 26-15 win over Green Bay. After the Packers took a 6-0 first quarter lead on two Ryan Longwell field goals, linebacker Reggie Brown sparked the Lions and the sellout Silverdome crowd with a 45-yard interception return for a TD, his second score of the season. A four-yard touchdown pass from Scott Mitchell (27 att., 17 comp., 215 yds., 1 TD, 2 int.'s) to Pete Chryplewicz, his first career TD, extended the Lions' lead to 14-6. Longwell's third field goal made the score 14-9, but Lions' defensive tackle Robert Porcher intercepted Brett Favre (43 att., 22 comp., 295 yds., 1 TD, 3 int.'s) with 30 seconds left in the half set the stage for Jason Hanson's 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Lions a 17-9 halftime lead. Green Bay scored on its first possession of the second half on a seven-yard pass from Favre to Bill Schroeder (the two-point attempt failed) to bring the Packers within two at 17-15. The Lions' defense took over from there, forcing two turnovers and keeping the Packers off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. Hanson added three field goals (44, 22 and 39 yards) to provide the Lions' final points, and the offense controlled the fourth-quarter clock for 12:25 - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 05-Oct-1997) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Sapp and Favre get into it - The Green Bay Packers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are both back to their old ways. Barely. The reeling Packers halted their slide and thwarted Tampa's equally astonishing ascent with a 21-16 victory, their 22nd straight at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It wasn't easy. The Packers survived a second-half scare when Trent Dilfer misfired twice to Warrick Dunn from the Green Bay 42 with less than two minutes left. The Bucs, trying for their first 6-0 start, got one more shot. But with no timeouts and 38 seconds left, the game ended with Tampa Bay at its 46 after a 4-yard pass to Dunn. Tampa Bay has not had a winning season in 15 years. Dilfer led the Bucs on scoring drives of 63 and 90 yards following Hardy Nickerson's block of Ryan Longwell's 47-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter. Sparked by Nickerson's big play, the Buccaneers roared back from a 21-3 deficit, but couldn't pull off their first win in Green Bay since 1989. Dilfer drove the Buccaneers 63 yards in seven plays, with Mike Alstott leaping in from the 1 to pull Tampa Bay to 21-10 with three minutes left in the third quarter.

(Sun 12-Oct-1997) @ Chicago Bears - The Green Bay Packers don't care that they were 11 1/2-point favorites over the winless Chicago Bears. And it didn't matter to the defending Super Bowl champions that they needed Chicago's unsuccessful 2-point conversion with 1:54 to go to hang on for a 24-23 victory Sunday. "Everyone expects the defending champs to blow everyone out every week. Well, that's not going to happen," Packers receiver Antonio Freeman said. "We're satisfied where we are." Brett Favre survived an early interception to throw three touchdown passes and help the Packers pull into a tie with Tampa Bay atop the NFC Central. The Bears, meanwhile, matched the worst start in their 78-year history and were defeated by their oldest rivals for the eighth straight time. Chicago also lost its first seven games in 1969, when it finished 1-13. The Bears pulled within a point on Erik Kramer's 22-yard touchdown pass to Chris Penn. Rather than go for an extra-point kick, Chicago coach Dave Wannstedt went for the lead. But Kramer's short pass sailed over Raymont Harris, who was covered on the play. - Includes commercials (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 27-Oct-1997) @ New England Patriots - MNF - Brett Favre made the Super Bowl sequel as successful for the Green Bay Packers as the original. Throwing on the run and scrambling for first downs, he baffled New England's defense with three touchdown passes as the Packers won, 28-10, Monday night, nine months and a day after they beat the Patriots for the NFL title 35-21. Trailing 10-7 late in the first half, Favre led the Packers on scoring drives of 75 yards in the second quarter, 99 in the third and 85 in the fourth. Both teams played down the rematch angle, focusing instead on correcting recent problems - two losses in three games for the Patriots and four wins by fewer than seven points for the Packers. The crowd was subdued most of the night as tradition prevailed: Super Bowl winners are 4-1 in games they have played the following season against the teams they beat for the title. Favre gave the Packers a 7-0 lead with a 6-yard pass to Dorsey Levens with 3:19 left in the first half. But the Patriots went ahead on Drew Bledsoe's 11-yard scoring pass to Ben Coates and Adam Vinatieri's 38-yard field goal. It was his 22nd consecutive successful attempt, the longest current streak in the NFL. Favre then gave the Packers a 14-10 halftime lead with a 32-yard pass to Mark Chmura 22 seconds before intermission. And when the Patriots couldn't score after getting a first down at the Green Bay l-yard line on their first series of the second half, Favre led the Packers on a 17-play, 99-yard march ending in his 20-yard scoring pass to Robert Brooks with 15 seconds left in the third quarter. Levens, whose status for the game had been questionable because of a clavicle injury, finished the scoring with a 3-yard run with 2:46 left in the game. He rushed for 100 yards. Both teams had changed considerably since the Super Bowl. The Patriots have a new coach, Pete Carroll, who has been under pressure to show he can be as successful as his predecessor. Bill Parcells. And the Packers have been hurt by injuries. But Green Bay still has Favre, who completed 23-of-34 passes for 239 yards. And as he did in the Super Bowl, when he threw touchdown passes of 81 and 54 yards and ran for another, he outplayed Bledsoe. - Includes MNF Pre-game, halftime and Pack Attack Post Game (Quality 9)

(Sun 02-Nov-1997) Detroit Lions - The Green Bay Packers' beleaguered secondary is suddenly super, and rookie Darren Sharper is a main reason. Led by his 50-yard interception return for a touchdown, the Packers defeated Detroit, 20-10, to stay atop the NFC Central with Minnesota. The Packers had struggled since losing starting CB Craig Newsome to a knee injury in their opener, but picked off four Scott Mitchell passes. Barry Sanders gained 105 yards on 23 carries for his career-high seventh straight 100-yard game. It was also his seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing game on the road, tying the NFL record held by Marcus Allen. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 09-Nov-1997) St. Louis Rams - The Packers' found the St. Louis Rams' modest, 2-7 record somewhat deceptive in their latest assignment. Antonio Freeman caught seven passes for 160 yards and a touchdown as Green Bay held off the last team to beat it at Lambeau Field. The Rams, whose upset of the Packers in the 1995 opener is the only blemish in Green Bay's last 35 home games, were done in by 15 penalties that cost them 110 yards. Brett Favre had his first 300-yard passing game of the season as the Packers stay tied with Minnesota atop the NFC Central. - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 16-Nov-1997) @ Indianapolis Colts - The Indianapolis Colts finally found a team they could beat and it turned out to be the defending Super Bowl champions. Cary Blanchard kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Colts a 41-38 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It was the Colts' first victory this season but the third game-winning field goal by Blanchard against a defending Super Bowl champion in three years. With the Colts lined up at the Packers' 3-yard line, the game winner was nothing more than an extra-point kick, a gimme. "I'm not going to miss an extra point. I've never missed an extra point," Blanchard said. The Colts moved 72 yards in the final 5:19 after Green Bay tied the game 38-38 on Brett Favre's second touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman. Paul Justin, who passed for a career-high 340 yards, completed four straight passes on the winning drive. His 27- and 28-yarders to Ken Dilger took the Colts to the Packers 1 with just under two minutes to go. Instead of trying for a touchdown, Justin dropped to his knee on three straight plays, forcing Green Bay to use its last time out and running the clock down to three seconds. Blanchard, whose field goals beat San Francisco two years ago and Dallas last year, then kicked the game-winner as time ran out. The Colts stormed onto the field in celebration. - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 23-Nov-1997) Dallas Cowboys - For the Green Bay Packers, finally getting the home tundra advantage over Dallas turned out to be less important than Dorsey Levens and Brett Favre. Levens rushed for a Packers-record 190 yards and Favre threw four touchdown passes as Green Bay routed Dallas 45-17 Sunday, breaking a 10-10 halftime tie by scoring every time it touched the ball after intermission Green Bay was 9-of-9 on third downs after intermission, 13-of-17 for the game. After surrendering 467 yards last week in a loss to previously winless Indianapolis, it allowed Dallas only 211, and chipped in with a touchdown of its own - a 34-yard fumble return by Darren Sharper. A telling stat: Dallas had as many first downs as it had penalties, 11. But the most important is that the victory puts the Packers a game ahead in the NFC Central of Minnesota and Tampa Bay, which both lost. Their next two games are on the road against the Vikings and Bucs. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 01-Dec-1997) @ Minnesota Vikings - MNF - Favre gets his first career victory in the Humpty Dumpy Dome - Mike Holmgren has no more demons to exorcise and neither does a Green Bay defense that just two weeks ago gave up 41 points and 467 yards to the worst team in the NFL. Holmgren's Packers made it back to the playofts by beating the Vikings 27-11 Monday night as Dorsey Levens ran for two touchdowns, Brett Favre threw for another and Reggie White recorded 2 1/2 of the Packers' six sacks. The win ensured Green Bay of at least a wild-card playoff berth and sent Minnesota to its third straight loss. The Packers can clinch the NFC Central title and a first-round bye with a win next week in Tampa. It was the first win in the six games the Packers have played under Holmgren in the Metrodome. It came eight days after his first victory in eight tries against Dallas. And Green Bay's defense dominated for the second straight week after a 41-38 loss in Indianapolis two weeks ago. The Packers sacked Brad Johnson six times, and held Minnesota to just 144 yards in the first three quarters. As they often do, the Packers started slowly, breaking a 3-3 tie on Favre's 18-yard TD pass to Robert Brooks with 2:10 left in the first half, then scoring again 3:36 into the second half on Levens' 3-yard run. Levens' score was set up by Doug Evans' interception of Johnson on the second play after intermission. Green Bay also got the luck it hadn't had in previous forays to Minneapolis, like Minnesota's Corey Fuller dropping a sure interception in the end zone one play before Favre hit Brooks for the touchdown. Unlike the first game, a 38-32 Packer win in Green Bay, there was little offense early. For almost 28 minutes, the only scores were field goals of 30 yards by Green Bay's Ryan Longwell and 42 by Minnesota's Eddie Murray. But late in the half, Favre, who completed just 4 of his first 14 passes, hit 3 of 4 in moving the Packers 86 yards in 11 plays. He scrambled 12 yards on a third down to keep the drive alive and capped it with his TD pass to Brooks. Levens' first TD, from 3 yards out, made it 17-3 and then the defense took over. After Longwell's 35-yard field goal attempt hit the left upright, the Vikings got two quick first downs. But Seth Joyner hurried Johnson into an incomplete pass on third down at midfleld. Then David Palmer returned a punt 38 yards to the Green Bay 31, but the Vikings went nowhere and Murray missed a 44-yard field goal attempt. Midway through the fourth quarter, Green Bay's defense set up Longwell's 19-yard field goal by recovering a Johnson fumble. Leroy Hoard's 4-yard run with 3:30 left in the game and Randall Cunningham's pass to Cris Carter for a 2-point conversion made it 20-11. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 07-Dec-1997) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Favre Sapp rivalry continues - This win assured the Packers their 3rd straight Central Division title and a first round bye in the playoffs - The Green Bay Packers aren't ready to relinquish supremacy in the NFC Central. The defending Super Bowl champions clinched their third straight division title, as well as a first-round bye in the playoffs, with a 17-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. With the second-place Bucs needing a victory to earn their first playoff berth since 1982, the game was billed as Tampa Bay's biggest since the franchise appeared in the 1979 NFC title game. The crowd of 73,523 at Houlihan's Stadium was the largest ever to watch a Bucs home game and saw Brett Favre throw two touchdown passes to become the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 30 TDs in four consecutive seasons. Favre, the two-time league MVP, threw 43 yards to Robert Brooks and 8 yards to Dorsey Levens for scores before leading an 88-yard field goal drive that lasted more than 10 minutes to put the game out of reach with 6:24 to go. Tampa Bay's offense sputtered all day, but especially after Trent Dilfer sprained his right ankle late in the first half. The Bucs quarterback was not effective when he returned in the third quarter and eventually was replaced by Steve Walsh. The Packers, coming off emotional victories over Dallas and Minnesota the previous two weeks, beat Tampa Bay for the ninth time in 10 meetings. Favre completed 25 of 33 passes for 280 yards and was intercepted once. Dilfer was 6-of-l 7 for 67 yards and was injured when Reggie White dropped him for a 6-yard loss on one of Green Bay's four sacks. The Bucs, who outplayed the Packers during a 21-16 loss at Lambeau Field on Oct 5, can still clinch a playoff berth by winning one of their remaining two games against the New York Jets and Chicago Bears. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 14-Dec-1997) @ Carolina Panthers - Rematch of NFC Championship game and Bono gets some snap - Different season, same result. The Green Bay Packers once again methodically knocked the last breaths of hope out of the Carolina Panthers. Brett Favre threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns and the Packers got 86 yards rushing from Aaron Hayden and 73 from Dorsey Levens to extend their winning streak to four games with a 31-10 victory over Carolina on Sunday. The Packers had already wrapped up its third consecutive NFC Central title and earned a first-round bye in the playoffs and a second-round game at Lambeau Field. Green Bay can get home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs if it wins its regular season finale and the San Francisco 49ers lose both their remaining games. The Panthers' future is much more certain. The loss eliminated Carolina from postseason contention, regardless of what it does in its final game against St. Louis. Green Bay defeated Carolina 30-13 in last season's NFC title game because the Panthers repeatedly make big plays on the way to completing 18 of 34 passes. Levens took off most of the fourth quarter and was replaced by Hayden, who found the Carolina defense just as receptive. Carolina quarterback Kerry Collins completed just six of 26 passes for 51 yards. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sat 20-Dec-1997) Buffalo Bills - The only mission the Green Bay Packers didn't accomplish Saturday was getting Dorsey Levens the club single-season rushing record. They achieved all their other goals in a 31-21 victory over the Buffalo Bills, the most significant of which was keeping Brett Favre & Co. healthy. In a regular season finale that meant nothing for the playoff picture, the Packers kept their momentum going - despite a clumsy second half by their subs - in stretching their winning streak at Lambeau Field to 26. They even made history. Flanker Robert Brooks joined Antonio Freeman in giving the Packers two 1,000-yard receivers for the first time in their 78-year history. Factor in Levens' 1,000-yard rushing season, and the Packers have a balanced attack as they head into the playoffs in defense of their Super Bowl title. Levens fell 39 yards short of Jim Taylor's 35-year-old record of 1,474 rushing yards. Playing into the fourth quarter, Levens gained 71 yards on 22 carries. He had 25 more yards wiped out by two holding penalties. Rookie Darren Sharper tied the team record for most defensive TDs in a season (three) with a 20-yard interception of Alex Van Pelt in the fourth quarter. Favre was slow getting up after a hit by defensive end Phil Hansen on his first dropback, but he bounced back to put on another strong display, making him a strong candidate for an unprecedented third consecutive MVP award. On one play, Favre scrambled right, slipped three rushers and hit Mark Chmura for a first down. Then, he hit a leaping Brooks with an 18-yard bullet in tight coverage and the crowd chanted, "MVP! MVP! MVP!" Favre completed 12-of-18 passes for 156 yards and two TDs, his 34th and 35th of the season, and left at halftime with Green Bay ahead 21-0. Buffalo lost for the sixth time in seven games, and Bills special teams star Steve Tasker said goodbye a little early by getting ejected on the day he retired. Tasker decided not to catch a punt deep in his own territory less than two minutes into the game. As he got out of the way, the ball bounced inside the 5-yard line and grazed the back of the Bills' Raymond Jackson and caromed into the hands of Tyrone Davis for a Packers touchdown. Referee Mike Carey immediately signaled the score, and the usually easygoing Tasker protested. He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and ejected. It was Davis' first career touchdown. Then, the tight end added his first TD reception, a 2-yarder, that made it 21-0 in the second quarter. Davis' TD catch followed a 4-yard touchdown reception by Freeman. - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 04-Jan-1998) 1997 NFC Divisional - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Favre and Sapp really show their "love" for each other in this game - In a contest more than slightly reminiscent of two earlier regular-season encounters, the resourceful Packers outlasted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 21-7, in their divisional playoff - the first postseason meeting between the teams. The Packers, defeating the Bucs for the third time this season in a tightfisted, defensive struggle, had bested Tampa Bay, 21-16, in the Floridians' first visit of the season to Lambeau Field (October 5) and subsequently repeated that success with 17-6 win at Tampa's Houlihan's Stadium December 7. The Green and Gold, holding a 13-0 lead at halftime on this occasion, appeared in position to put the game away at the start of the third quarter when Antonio Freeman returned the second half kickoff 90 yards for what appeared to be a touchdown, but Darren Sharper drew a 10-yard holding penalty en route and the Packers found themselves beginning their third period exertions from their own 11-yard line. Favre, undeterred by the "setback," quickly maneuvered the Green and Gold into scoring position, directing a march that carried them to a first down at the Tampa Bay 25-yard line. On the eighth play of the drive, however, the Bucs' Donnie Abraham put an abrupt end to it, waylaying a Favre pass at the 6-yard line. The Buccaneers, taking advantage of the contretemps, then drove 94 yards in 8 plays for their only touchdown of the game, fullback Mike Alstott sweeping left end from 6 yards out for the score, and at 13-7, it briefly was a new game. Two exchanges later, the Packers decided it was time to settle the issue and they moved 54 yards in 9 plays for their final TD of the afternoon, Dorsey Levens bolting over left guard from the 2 for the score. QB Brett Favre then provided one of the afternoon's more titillating moments, scoring a 2-point conversion on a quarterback draw which saw him exuberantly attempt to "dunk" the football over the crossbar after charging into the end zone. Levens was a key factor in the winning process, setting a new Packer postseason single-game rushing record, 112 yards in 25 carries, to play a major role in both controlling and advancing the football. He also caught 4 passes for 29 yards to close out the day with 141 yards of total offense. Favre, meanwhile, had a productive afternoon despite heavy pressure from the Bucs' defense, weathering 4 sacks to completed 15 of 28 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown - the 19th postseason TD of his remarkable career. FS Eugene Robinson, mounting one of his best efforts, paced a miserly defense with 10 tackles (4 solos and 6 assists), fellow S LeRoy Butler and Keith McKenzie weighing in with key sacks and CB Tyrone Williams and S Mike Prior with interceptions. DT Bob Kuberski also authored one of the day's biggest plays, knocking snapper Dave Moore back from the line of scrimmage and blocking Michael Husted's 43-yard field goal attempt, which would have provided the first points of the game. The statistics reflect the tenor of the contest, the Packers finishing with 289 yards to the Bucs' 263, the visitors with 66 offensive plays to the Green and Gold's 64. The Packers, however, did manage to emerge with an edge in time of possession, 32 minutes, 3 seconds to the Buccaneers' 27 minutes, 57 seconds.

(Sun 11-Jan-1998) 1997 NFC Championship - @ San Francisco 49ers - In the final accounting, the game appeared to turn on a dramatic second quarter interception - a theft that abruptly converted a major 49er threat into a Green Bay touchdown - the Packers' first of the game. Appropriately, the larceny was committed by the NFL's leading active interceptor, free safety Eugene Robinson, possessor of 49 career "picks" in regular season play. Four plays earlier, a 43-yard pass-run collaboration between San Francisco QB Steve Young and WR J.J. Stokes had flown the 49ers all the way to the Packers' 30-yard line. With the Niners in a third-and-8 situation at the Green Bay 28 and trailing by only 3-0, Young unfurled a pass intended for tight end Brent Jones. Robinson, however, swept in front of Jones, pulled in the football and headed up the field. Cutting back to his right when he was about to be tackled, he cantered 58 yards to the San Francisco 28-yard line before being run to earth by 49ers' C Chris Dalman. Following the "exchange," Levens had to be content with one yard on first down but, on second down, Favre found split end Antonio Freeman in the open and, the latter, making deft maneuvers through the San Francisco secondary, raced 27 yards into the end zone. The conversion by Ryan Longwell, who earlier had provided the Packers' first points with a 19-yard field goal in the first quarter, padded the Packers' lead to 10-0. The 49ers subsequently were able to end their scoring drought with a 28-yard Gary Anderson field goal, but the Packers retaliated with a 43-yard three-pointer by Longwell on the final play of the first half, sending the Green and Gold into the intermission with a 13-3 lead - one that was eventually decisive though they later added a third Longwell field goal in the third quarter and a second and final touchdown by way of a 5-yard burst up the middle by Levens with 3:10 left in the game. With the 10-point lead, the Packers turned over the ball control responsibilities to Levens in the second half and he responded with a slashing performance, rushing for 71 yards in 17 of his game-high 27 attempts en route to the his new postseason, single-game record, which surpasses his 112-yard effort in the divisional playoff game against the Buccaneers January 4. Favre, who threw no interceptions and was sacked only once, had a remarkably efficient passing performance under the soggy circumstances, completing 16 of 27 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown. The defense, which had shut down the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offense en route to a 21-7 victory in a divisional playoff game a week earlier, was even more effective against the 49ers. Fritz Shurmur's miserly defenders limited San Francisco to a lone field goal, the 49ers' touchdown having come on Chuck Levy's 95-yard kickoff return with 2:52 remaining in the game. The defensive unit, up on the bit throughout the dreary afternoon, literally put the clamps to San Francisco's running game, restricting the Californians to 33 yards in 18 attempts, an average of only 1.8 yards per rush. Young, a wily left-hander, was permitted to complete 23 of 38 passes for 250 yards, but also authored the second quarter interception that loomed large in the outcome, and was sacked four times for 26 yards in losses. The Williamses - Tyrone and Brian - led the Packers' defensive charge, the former weighing in with 7 unassisted tackles and the latter with 6. Tyrone Williams also was credited with three passes defensed and forced one fumble. Designated pass rusher Keith McKenzie played a key role in pressuring Young, sacking him twice for 13 yards in losses. In holding the 49ers without an offensive touchdown, the defense now has gone 31 consecutive quarters - reaching back into the regular season - without allowing a touchdown pass. - Includes Fox pre-game show, commercials, and Fox post-game show (Quality 9)

-Full Post-game coverage on 1 DVD including:

1.Talking Packers local Milw post game about 45 mins.

2.Live coverage at the airport of the Packers returning to Green Bay from San Fran after winning the NFC.

3.Exclusive Fox 6 (Milw) Reggie White interview. They aired 3 to 4 minutes of the interview each night during the news the week between the NFC championship game and Superbowl 32. I pieced the parts together to form 1 big interview and it runs about 10-12 minutes.

(Sun 25-Jan-1998) Super Bowl XXXII - Denver Broncos - Broncos upset the heavily favored Packers in what is considered one of the greatest Super Bowls ever. - Terrell Davis rushed for 157 yards and a Super Bowl-record three touchdowns to lead the Broncos to their first NFL championship and break the NFC's streak of Super Bowl victories at 13. The defending Super Bowl champion Packers took the opening kickoff and marched 76 yards in just over four minutes, scoring the first points on Brett Favre's 22-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman. The Broncos responded with a 10-play, 58-yard drive capped by Davis's 1-yard run to tie the game. Tyrone Braxton intercepted Favre two plays later, and John Elway scored on a third-and-goal play to begin the second quarter. Steve Atwater forced Favre to fumble three plays later, and Neil Smith recovered at the Packers' 33. Jason Elam converted a 51-yard field goal, the second longest in Super Bowl history, to give the Broncos a 17-7 lead with 12:21 left in the half. After an exchange of punts, the Packers produced a 17-play, 95-yard drive that consumed 7:26 and finished with Favre's 6-yard touchdown pass to Mark Chmura on third-and-5 with 12 seconds left in the half. Tyrone Williams forced and recovered Davis's fumble at the Broncos' 26 on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. However, the Broncos' defense kept the Packers out of the end zone as Ryan Longwell's 27-yard field goal tied the game with 11:59 left in the third quarter. After another exchange of punts, Elway's 36-yard pass to Ed McCaffrey keyed a 13-play, 92-yard drive capped by Davis's 1-yard touchdown run with 34 seconds left in the third quarter. Tim McKyer recovered Freeman's fumble at the Packers' 22 on the ensuing kickoff return, giving the Broncos a golden opportunity, but Eugene Robinson intercepted Elway's pass in the end zone on the next play. Sparked by Robinson's play, the Packers took just four plays, three on passes to Freeman, to score the tying touchdown with 13:32 remaining. Each defense stiffened, forcing two punts, but the Broncos got great field position following Craig Hentrich's 39-yard punt to the Packers' 49 with 3:27 left and the score tied 24-24. Davis rushed for two yards on the first play, but Darrius Holland's 15-yard facemask penalty moved the ball to the Packers' 32. Elway threw a 23-yard pass to Howard Griffith two plays later, and after a holding penalty, Davis rushed 17 yards to the Packers' 1 with 1:47 left. After a timeout, Davis waltzed into the end zone to give Denver a 31-24 lead with 1:45 remaining. Freeman returned the kickoff 22 yards to the Packers' 30, and Favre completed 22- and 13-yard screen passes to Dorsey Levens to reach the Broncos' 35 with 1:04 left. But after a 4-yard pass to Levens and incompletions to Freeman and Brooks, John Mobley knocked away Favre's pass to Chmura with 32 seconds left to give the Broncos the Vince Lombardi Trophy. Elway was 12 of 22 for 123 yards, with an interception. Favre was 25 of 42 for 256 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Freeman had nine receptions for 126 yards. Davis was named the game's most valuable player. - (3 discs) (Quality 9)

Super Bowl 32 Post game from San Diego and Return to Titletown Celebration 2 - 3 full hours of coverage on 2 DVDs - WTMJ Channel 4 milwaukee coverage of each (Quality 8.5)

1997 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Original

 

1998 (Every Game)

Team finished (11-5) - 2nd in NFC Central

Preseason

(Sat 01-Aug-1998) Kansas City Chiefs - Preseason - American Bowl In Tokyo, Japan - Matt Hasselbacks first appearance as a Packer after being selected in the 6th RD of the draft - (Quality 9)

(Sat 08-Aug-1998) New Orleans Saints - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 16-Aug-1998) Oakland Raiders - Includes commercials and half (Quality 8.0)

(Mon 24-Aug-1998) @ Denver Broncos - Preseason - Rematch of Super Bowl 32 (Quality 9.5)

(Fri 28-Aug-1998) @ Miami Dolphins - Preseason - (Quality 9.5) - added September, 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 06-Sep-1998) Detroit Lions - Scores by the Packers offense, defense and special teams helped start off the season on the right foot. Among the big plays were LeRoy Butler's 32-yard fumble return for a TD, Roell Preston's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Antonio Freeman's 84-yard touchdown reception.The contest was spiced by the 1998 debut of RB Dorsey Levens, who had joined the team on the practice field only the previous Monday after being a training camp and preseason holdout while working out a new contract. The defense, meanwhile, was limiting Detroit's redoubtable Barry Sanders to 70 yards rushing in 17 attempts, ending two streaks owned by 1997's NFL Co-MVP - for most consecutive regular-season games, 100-or-more yards rushing (14); and most consecutive road games, 100-or-more yards rushing (10). - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin also has radio post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 13-Sep-1998) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - In a strong defensive performance, the Packers limited the Buccaneers to 211 net yards and sacked Tampa QB Trent Dilfer 6 times - 3 courtesy of defensive end Reggie White. The game was a costly one, however, as RB Dorsey Levens broke his leg in the fourth quarter. Levens, still finding himself after sitting out training camp and the preseason, had to be content with 43 hard-earned yards in 18 carries, a 2.4-yard average, in the face of a tightfisted Tampa Bay defense. Brett Favre closed out a typically productive afternoon with 22 completions in 33 attempts for 237 yards and 2 touchdowns - the 185th and 186th of his seven-year Packers career - with, for the second week in a row, no interceptions. Green Bay's defense limited the Buccaneers to 211 net yards and sacked quarterback Trent Dilfer 6 times for 50 yards in losses, Reggie White posting three, Keith McKenzie two and Santana Dotson one of them. The Packers last previously managed to post six sacks in a game on December 1, 1997, in a 27-11 victory over the Vikings at the Minneapolis Metrodome. - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 20-Sep-1998) @ Cincinnati Bengals - The Packers hit the road for the first time this season and put together another strong defensive effort, limiting the host Bengals to a mere 160 net yards. Bengals RB Corey Dillon was held to 28 yards on 16 carries. The offense, meanwhile, was putting up substantial numbers - 242 yards passing and 328 overall with the aid of Raymont Harris - and controlling the clock throughout, possessing the football for 35 minutes and 19 seconds compared to 24 minutes, 41 seconds for the Bengals. At the same time, Harris rushed for 76 yards in his first start with the Packers. Making his first game appearance since suffering an leg injury last December 7 while a member of the Chicago Bears, he rushed for 76 yards in 24 attempts to provide the Packers with a respectable ground attack while stepping in for the injury-idled Dorsey Levens. He also caught two passes for 10 additional yards. Brett Favre completed 23 of 35 passes for 274 gross yards and one touchdown, with one interception - his first of the season. - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin also has radio post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Sep-1998) @ Carolina Panthers - On the road for the second consecutive week, the Packers held off a late Carolina rally to run their record to 4-0. Derrick Mayes had his most productive day as a pro, hauling in 5 passes for 87 yards and 3 touchdowns. Equally as impressive was QB Brett Favre, who threw for 388 yards and 5 touchdowns on the day. Green Bay amassed a season-high 487 yards while holding the host Panthers to 230, yet only twice during the course of a long, hot afternoon (the game required 3 hours and 29 minutes to play and the field temperature was 102 degrees at the opening kickoff) did they lead by more than a touchdown before ultimately prevailing, 37-30. Defensively, Reggie White and rookie Vonnie Holliday played havoc with Carolina QB Kerry Collins. Each sacked Collins twice, Holliday also being credited with two passes defensed and White with one pass defensed and one forced fumble. - JIP 14:39 of 1st Qtr - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin also has radio post-game show (Quality 9)

(Mon 05-Oct-1998) Minnesota Vikings - MNF - When it rained on the 59,849 spectators at Lambeau Field Monday night, it poured on the Green Bay Packers. The Minnesota Vikings controlled the Packers on both sides of the ball, defeating them 37-24, and ending their 25-game winning streak at home. Vikings QB Randall Cunningham passed for 442 yards and 4 touchdowns in a steady downpour. WR Randy Moss caught 5 Cunningham passes for 190 yards and 2 TDs. Minnesota's 545 total yards was the most against Green Bay since the Washington Redskins gained 552 on October 17, 1983. The lone bright spot for the Packers was Roell Preston's 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw three interceptions. Adding injury to insult, three starters had to leave the game, including the Packers' best defensive playmaker, safety LeRoy Butler, tackle Ross Verba and linebacker George Koonce. (Quality 8.5)

(Thu 15-Oct-1998) @ Detroit Lions - Visiting the Pontiac Silverdome for a rare Thursday night matchup with the Lions, the Packers jumped out to an early 10-0 lead. The host Lions tied the score shortly before halftime. After an uneventful third quarter, Detroit capitalized on big plays in the fourth quarter to pull out the victory. The Packers did a good job containing running back Barry Sanders through three quarters, preventing the big run. Defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur asked his ends to contain and his tackles to fill gaps. But late in the fourth, Sanders broke one. Seventy-three yards later, it was a touchdown, and the Lions never looked back. Sanders carried the ball 25 times for a lethal 155 yards. A final Brett Favre "hail mary" fell incomplete as the Packers fell to 4-2. If there was one bright spot, it was running back Travis Jervey. He was the team's only consistent threat, gaining 69 yards on 19 carries for a 3.6-yard average. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 25-Oct-1998) Baltimore Ravens - The Green and Gold returned to their winning ways at Lambeau Field by jumping out to a 21-0 lead over the Ravens, coasting to a convincing 28-10 victory. Roell Preston scored his 3rd return touchdown of the year, returning a punt 71-yards for the score. The defense limited the Ravens to 56 yards rushing, while the offense moved the ball effectively throughout the day. RBs Travis Jervey and Raymont Harris, along with FB William Henderson, did a superb job picking up blitzes. Favre was only sacked once for minus-eight yards. LT Ross Verba didn't give up a sack to DE Michael McCrary, who had been averaging one per game over the last two seasons. On most plays Favre had time to hit his receivers down-field. Antonio Freeman had another big day, catching nine balls for 103 yards, including a one-handed grab for 44 yards. - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin also has radio post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 01-Nov-1998) San Francisco 49ers - Antonio Freeman had a huge game for the host Packers, catching 7 balls for a career-high 193 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was his fourth 100-yard game this season, and the eleventh of his career. The second touchdown gave him 30 through just eight games of his stellar four-year career, tying him with the legendary Don Hutson for the quickest to 30 touchdown receptions in club history. The 62-yard scoring strike also gave Brett Favre 24,720 yards in his career, breaking Hall of Famer Bart Starr's all-time team record for most yards passing by a Packer quarterback. Starr had 24,718 in 16 seasons. Favre is only eight games into his eighth NFL season. On defense, the Packers limited the high-powered 49ers offense to 132 net passing yards, sacking 49ers QB Steve Young 9 times in the process. Once again, Reggie White led the defense, this time with three sacks. He now has 11 on the year and an NFL-record 187.5 in his career. This marks the twelfth 10-sack season for White, also an NFL record. He is just two sacks shy of his season-high as a Packer, when he had 13 in 1993, and it's his best start since 1987, when he had a career-high 21 sacks. - Includes commercials, halftime, and Packer Post-Game Live (Quality 9)

(Mon 09-Nov-1998) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - MNF - Playing on Monday Night and trailing the Steelers by a score of 24-0 at halftime, the Packers reeled off 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull to 27-20. It was the first time in nine years that Green Bay trailed by 24 after two quarters. Pittsburgh RB Jerome Bettis was able to effectively run the ball late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for the Steelers. Packers DE Keith McKenzie started the rally with an 88-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown after Reggie White sacked backup QB Mike Tomczak and jarred the ball loose. On third-and-five with two minutes left and the game on the line, Pittsburgh running back Jerome Bettis, contained the entire game, rumbled 12 yards for a first down to run the clock out and seal the game for the Steelers. The Packers managed a meek 39 yards rushing. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 15-Nov-1998) @ New York Giants - Quarterback Brett Favre hit tight end Tyrone Davis for two touchdowns and running back Darick Holmes rushed for 111 yards and a score as the Green Bay Packers played their most complete game of the season and throttled the New York Giants, 37-3, at Giants Stadium. Holmes, the first 100-yard Packer rusher this season, showed speed and excellent vision, read his blocks well and made great cuts. It was Favre's 200th career touchdown pass in just 107 games over his eight seasons in the NFL. Favre is the second-fastest quarterback in league history to the two-century mark (Dan Marino, 89 games). Favre also became the second-fastest passer in league history to reach 25,000 career yards when he completed a short pass to receiver Antonio Freeman in the first quarter. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 22-Nov-1998) @ Minnesota Vikings - The Packers overcame a slow start and a boisterous Metrodome crowd to pull to within 6 points of the Vikings near the end of the fourth quarter. Minnesota put the game out of reach with a little more than 3 minutes remaining when Randall Cunningham hit Randy Moss with a 49-yard touchdown bomb. Brett Favre passed for 303 yards and 2 touchdowns, both to TE Tyrone Davis. The Packers ran the ball well in the first half, but ended the game with just 53 yards rushing. Included in that number is the three times Favre was sacked for minus-26 yards. Meanwhile, Vikings' star RB Robert Smith was held to 27 yards rushing, but Minnesota was still able to pound away for 94 yards on the ground. Packers star receiver Antonio Freeman was held to just three catches for 46 yards. Darick Holmes caught five passes for 50 yards, and Bill Schroeder led the Packers with seven receptions for 93 yards. The Vikings (10-1) moved three games ahead of the Packers (7-4) and owned the tie-breaker after sweeping Green Bay this season. - Includes commercials (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 29-Nov-1998) Philadelphia Eagles - Plenty of stars shined for Green Bay. WR Bill Schroeder received his first career NFL start and responded with his best game as a pro - 5 catches for 128 yards. FB William Henderson enjoyed his first 2 touchdown game, catching a 1-yard TD pass and running one in from 2 yards out. RB Darick Holmes plowed and dashed for 163 yards. Holmes broke the 100-yard barrier for the second time in a Packer uniform and the fourth of his career in the third quarter. Defensively, the Packers didn't allow a first down until 2:58 remained in the first half. And that was without starting CB Craig Newsome, CB Rod Smith or DE Vonnie Holliday. They were all nursing injuries. - (Quality 9)

(Mon 07-Dec-1998) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - MNF - Two long and uncharacteristic scoring strikes by the Buccaneers, coupled with a costly turnover which led to Tampa Bay's third and final touchdown in the fourth quarter, loomed large in the Packers' losing "debut" at Raymond James Stadium. Brett Favre was sacked 8 times for 34 yards in losses and the Packers fumbled 8 times. Darick Holmes emerged as the Packers' leading rusher for the fourth straight game, gaining 47 yards in 12 carries. He also caught 3 passes for 24 additional yards. LB Brian Williams led a grudging Green Bay defense, amassing 11 tackles, 9 of them solo. Strong safety LeRoy Butler weighed in with 8 stops, followed by middle linebacker Bernardo Harris with 7. The loss ended all hopes of a fourth straight NFC Central Division title. - Includes halftime, commercials, and post game interview with Warren Sapp (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 13-Dec-1998) Chicago Bears - Dorsey Levens rumbled for 105 yards on only 15 carries in his biggest game since returning from a broken leg. Ryan Longwell booted a season best 4 field goals and Brett Favre passed for 290 yards and two scores as the Packers defeated the Bears for the 9th consecutive time, the longest streak in the teams' 77-year series. WR Antonio Freeman grabbed eight passes for 103 yards, including a touchdown, despite his broken jaw. The defense continued to suffer injuries. Starting RE Vonnie Holliday was inactive with a sprained ankle. CB Craig Newsome left the game in the first half with a bruised knee. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 20-Dec-1998) Tennessee Oilers - The Packers entered the game already having clinched a berth in the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year. In White's final game at Lambeau Field as a Packer, Reggie White helped hold Oilers Pro Bowl running back Eddie George to 30 yards on 15 carries. Antonio Freeman was the big star on offense, hauling in 7 Brett Favre passes for 186 yards and 3 touchdowns. It was Freeman's second three-score game. The other was on December 8, 1996 against Denver. Favre's 3 TD tosses gave him 30 for the season, giving him an NFL record 5th consecutive season with 30 or more TD passes. Despite a torn-up field, Ryan Longwell nailed kicks from 38, 40 and 40 yards out. Punter Sean Landeta set a Packers record with 29 kicks inside the 20 in a season. Oilers punter Craig Hentrich held the previous record. - JIP 14:00 of 1st Qtr - Includes commercials and audio is radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin also has radio post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 27-Dec-1998) @ Chicago Bears - The Green Bay defense scored once and created three turnovers as the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears for a record tenth straight time. Keith McKenzie scored on a 33-yard interception return in the first quarter and LeRoy Butler sealed the Packers victory with his sack and fumble recovery with one minute remaining. With one minute left in the game and the Packers clinging to a three-point lead, the Bears had the ball on the Green Bay 33 yard line. Butler delivered. He blitzed from the left side, untouched, hit QB Steve Stenstrum, forced him to fumble and recovered the ball. - (Quality 9.5) - also have radio broadcast with Max McGee and Jim Irwin

(Sun 03-Jan-1999) 1998 NFC Wildcard - @ San Francisco 49ers - "The Catch II" - Owen's miracle catch wins the game - selected as one of the greatest games of the 90’s - This would be Mike Holmgram’s last game as Packer head coach and Reggie White’s last game as a Packer. Every Packer fan will remember the fumble by WR Jerry Rice that should have ended the game, but things have a way of working out as the 1996 "no touch" game went our way - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

1998 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original

 

1999 (Every Game)

Team finished (8-8) - 4th in NFC Central

Preseason

(Sat 14-Aug-1999) New York Jets - Preseason Midwest Shrine Game - Matt Hasselback and Aaron Brooks get a bunch of snaps for Packers - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8)

(Mon 23-Aug-1999) Denver Broncos - Preseason - MNF - Hasselback has great game - Includes commercials and halftime (3 discs) (Quality 8)

(Sat 28-Aug-1999) @ New Orleans Saints - added April, 2008

(Thurs 02-Sep-1999) Miami Dolphins - added April, 2008

 

Regular Season

(Sun 12-Sep-1999) Oakland Raiders - Classic last second comeback - Brett Favre led the Green Bay Packers on an 11-play, 82-yard touchdown drive in the final 1:51 as the Packers stunned the Oakland Raiders 28-24 to make Ray Rhodes a winner in his Packers debut. The three-time league MVP engineered the 11th fourth-quarter comeback of his career, capped by a 1-yard TD toss to Jeff Thomason with 11 seconds left. Favre, who also had three passes intercepted, was 28- 28-of-47 for 333 yards and four touchdowns. His late-game heroics prevented the Packers' second loss in the last 32 games at Lambeau Field. Green Bay also kept a fourth-quarter scoring drive alive by using instant replay to reverse a call. It was a winning debut for Rhodes, who took over after Mike Holmgren left for Seattle after last season. Holmgren led the Packers to two Super Bowls, including a championship in 1997

(Sun 19-Sep-1999) @ Detroit Lions - Brett Favre ran out of miracles. A 91-yard kickoff return by Terry Fair and the heady play of Charlie Batch brought Detroit back for a 23-15 win over the Green Bay Packers, keeping the surprising Lions unbeaten after two games. It was the sixth loss in the last seven trips to the Silverdome for the Packers, who bolted ahead 15-14 with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter. But the Lions came up with some fireworks of their own to stay undefeated despite playing without All-Pro Barry Sanders, who retired in frustration over the Lions' 5-11 finish in 1998. Fair returned the kickoff to the 8, and three plays later, Batch made a nice fake and took it in on a bootleg to put Detroit back in front, 20-15, with 10:57 remaining. Jason Hanson's 48-yard field goal, capping a 63- yard, 10-play drive, made it 23-15 with 2:46 left. That seemed like plenty of time for Favre, who brought the Packers back in the final 1:51 for a victory over Oakland in their opener. Favre alternated runs by Dorsey Levens with passes of 22, 13 and 8 yards to drive the Packers to Detroit's 27. But on fourth-and-2, his pass intended for Antonio Freeman was swatted away by Robert Bailey, and the Lions killed the final 1:02. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 26-Sep-1999) Minnesota Vikings - Classic last second comeback - Brett Favre says he can't do this every week. Maybe just every other week. Favre led the Green Bay Packers to another comeback win, hitting Corey Bradford with a 23-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left, giving the Packers a 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. Bradford's catch capped a 77-yard, 104- second drive led by Favre, who beat the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 with a similar last-ditch drive. It was Favre's 12th fourth-quarter comeback, and the 15th game-winning drive of his career. Favre was 6-of-7 on the final drive, hitting Bradford twice and Dorsey Levens three times as the Packers scored their only offensive touchdown of the game against Minnesota's fired-up defense. Randy Moss caught a 10-yard touchdown pass - just his second reception of the game from Randall Cunningham with 1:56 to play, giving Minnesota a 20-16 lead. Both teams struggled to mount sustained offensive drives until the game's fabulous finish. Minnesota took one last shot at the end zone, but rookie defensive back Antuan Edwards made his second interception of the game as time ran out. Favre, who wept after the Oakland win, collapsed onto a sideline bench shortly after throwing the final pass and was helped off the field by medical staff.

(Sun 10-Oct-1999) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Classic last second comeback - ESPN SNF - Brett Favre gave himself quite a birthday present. Favre, who turned 30 on Sunday, led Green Bay on a last-minute, game- winning drive for the third time in 4 games to start the season, hitting Antonio Freeman with a 21-yard touchdown pass with 1:05 left as the Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-23. The winning pass capped a six-play, 73-yard drive Favre directed in 40 seconds against the Buccaneers' top-ranked defense. The Packers racked up 452 yards of total offense against Tampa Bay but looked to be in trouble when Mike Alstott's 22-yard touchdown run with 1:45 to play put the Bucs up 23-19.

(Sun 17-Oct-1999) @ Denver Broncos - Brian Griese threw two touchdown passes to Ed McCaffrey and ran for a third as the Broncos finished with a huge edge in total offense (514-133) and time of possession (45:14-14:46). Olandis Gary, elevated to a starting role because of injuries to Terrell Davis and Derek Loville, carried 37 times for 124 yards and a score, and the Broncos intercepted Brett Favre three times. Favre, who three times this season rallied his team to a comeback victory in the final two minutes despite a sore thumb on his throwing hand, was only 7-for-23 for 120 yards in, statistically, his worst performance as a pro. "I didn't expect to play like this," said Favre, the three-time league MVP. "I didn't expect to lose like this. Games like this happen It was ugly. This is a character check. My thumb has been bothering me all year, but it is not an excuse. I don't want it to be." - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 24-Oct-1999) @ San Diego Chargers - Brett Favre rebounded from his worst pro game with three TD passes, and Green Bay had six interceptions against the Chargers. Favre, 7-pf 23 for 120 yards with three interceptions in last week's loss at Denver, was 12-of-22 for 173 yards with one interception. - (Quality 9.0)

(Mon 01-Nov-1999) Seattle Seahawks - Favre was incredible pumped for this game and all over the place. Although his first TD pass is an incredible rocket that looks like it passes right throw a Seahawk defender. William Henderson also has an impressive catch and run as he knocks a Seahawk silly that should have tackled him in the backfield and then Henderson hurdles that defender and bulls over another before getting the first down. Otherwise not much good to say for the Packers. During his seven years in Green Bay, Mike Holmgren helped make Brett Favre a superstar. In Holmgren's first trip back, his Seattle defense made Favre took less than ordinary. Led by Cortez Kennedy and Shawn Springs, Holmgren's Seahawks forced seven turnovers, six by Favre, as they beat the Packers, 27-7, Monday night. Jon Kitna chipped in with touchdown passes to Derrick Mayes and Shawn Dawkins, Ricky Watters ran for 125 yards in 30 carries, and Springs returned a blocked punt 61 yards for a touchdown. Green Bay, which lost for only the second time in 35 games at Lambeau Field, also contributed to its own demise with 10 penalties for 103 yards. That included two personal fouls on one play against offensive tackle Earl Dotson, who was so frustrated trying to block Kennedy that he got thrown out of the game for shoving him twice. But the defense did the real work for Seattle, which has won five of its last six and moved into a tie with Kansas City for the lead in the AFC West. Favre had an abysmal game. He finished 14-of-35 for l80 yards and threw four interceptions for just the second time in his career. - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 07-Nov-1999) Chicago Bears - Brett Favre drove the Packers 73 yards in the last 3:19, but Ryan Longwell's 27-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Bryan Robinson as time expired. The Bears snapped a three-game losing streak despite losing starting quarterback Cade McNown with a sprained right knee after the second series of the game. The Packers lost for the third time in four games, including consecutive home defeats for the first time since 1991. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 14-Nov-1999) @ Dallas Cowboys - Maybe losing superstars Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin was the jolt the Dallas Cowboys needed. Backup quarterback Jason Garrett snowed the poise and accuracy of Aikman, and safety George Teague helped the defense withstand a typical late game charge by Brett Favre to give Dallas a 27-13 victory over Green Bay. Playing without their Big Three for the first time in a decade, the Cowboys ended a two-game losing streak and leaped from third in the NFC East to a first-place tie with Washington and the New York Giants, both losers Sunday. The Packers lost their third straight and fourth in five games to fall below .500 in the second half of a season for the first time since 1994. This was their eighth straight loss at Texas Stadium. Dallas, which had blown leads of 17, 14 and 10 points in losing three of its last four games, looked to be on its way to another one despite having led 20-3 with 10 minutes, 40 seconds left. Favre shook off three quarters of missed opportunities — both by him and his receivers — to throw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman with 6:53 to go, then set up Ryan Longwell's 31-yard field goal with 1:21 to play to close Green Bay to 20-13. The Packers recovered the onside kick and moved to the Dallas 25 with 21 seconds left before Teague intercepted a pass on the sideline and coasted 95 yards for a touchdown. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 21-Nov-1999) Detroit Lions - Bradford makes great TD catch - After watching a taunting Lions secondary beat him at Detroit earlier this year, Brett Favre returned the treatment with two gleeful throat-slitting gestures while the Green Bay Packers pulled away from the Lions for a 26-17 victory. Favre, who was 26-of-40 for 309 yards and no interceptions, twice taunted Lions cornerback Robert Bailey, who had done the same, in Detroit's 23-15 victory in September. The second gesture earned Favre an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a possible fine from coach Ray Rhodes. Favre said he'd be happy to pay the fine. Dorsey Levens had 146 total yards, Ryan Longwell kicked four field goals and the Green Bay defense shut out the Lions in the second half. The victory snapped the Packers' three-game losing streak and two-game home losing streak. - (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 29-Nov-1999) @ San Francisco 49ers - MNF - The Green Bay Packers revived their season while extending the San Francisco 49ers' losing spiral. Brett Favre threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Corey Bradford and 10 yards to Tyrone Davis as Green Bay defeated the 49ers 20-3 Monday night and pulled within a game of Detroit, Tampa Bay and Minnesota in the NFC Central. Ryan Longwell added two short field goals for the Packers, who have rebounded with two consecutive wins after dropping three straight. For the 49ers, it was their seventh straight loss. They have one offensive touchdown in the last five games, and have clinched their first non-winning season since 1982. Things have gotten so bad for San Francisco that it has come to this: Steve Stenstrom went back to pass in the second quarter and dropped the ball without being hit. Favre, who made his 120th straight start to extend his NFL record for consecutive starts by a quarterback, went 25-of-36 for 246 yards. He has had two straight solid games after struggling with a thumb injury for much of the season. - (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 05-Dec-1999) @ Chicago Bears - Rookie De'Mond Parker ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Keith McKenzie returned a fumble on a botched punt 45 yards for another score as Green Bay won its third straight at cold, rainy Soldier Field. Parker gained 113 yards on 19 carries to help the Packers overcome the absence of leading receiver and rusher Dorsey Levens, out with cracked ribs. Brett Favre was 17-of-24 for 155 yards to become just the second quarterback to surpass 3,000 yards passing in eight straight seasons. Dan Marino once did it nine straight. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 12-Dec-1999) Carolina Panthers - Steve Beuerlein completed a magnificent day by rushing for a 5-yard touchdown as time expired, giving the Carolina Panthers a 33-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Beuerlein, who was 29-of-43, picked apart the Packers' confused pass defense for 373 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the Panthers on a 63-yard drive in the final 3:52 for the winning score. A 5-yard quarterback draw by Beuerlein, one of football's least mobile quarterbacks, was the final improbability in Carolina's emotional win at one of football's toughest venues. Green Bay had its three-game winning streak snapped and took a severe blow to its playoff hopes. - (Quality 9.0)

(Mon 20-Dec-1999) @ Minnesota Vikings - Cris Carter kept his starting streak alive, but his services weren't needed. Randy Moss was all over the field Monday night. Moss caught five passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns as the Minnesota Vikings outlasted the Green Bay Packers 24-20 at the Metrodome. Moss also atoned for his fumbled punt that led to a Green Bay touchdown by hauling in a 36-yard pass from Jeff George that set up Leroy Hoard's 1-yard run for the winning score with nine minutes left. The Vikings snapped a two-game skid and moved within a game of NFC Central leader Tampa Bay. The Packers fell to 7-7, tied with the New York Giants, Dallas and Carolina in the wildcard logjam. The Packers had one last chance, driving to the Minnesota 27, before Brett Favre was intercepted by Robert Griffith in the end zone on the final play. George's two touchdown tosses to Moss and the longest scramble of his 10-year career staked the Vikings to a 17-13 lead after three quarters. But rookie Basil Mitchell, who forced two fumbles that led to 10 points, jarred the ball loose from Moss on a punt return and Tod McBride recovered for Green Bay at the Vikings' 37. The Vikings appeared to stop the Packers at the 9, and Ryan Longwell came in for his third chip-shot field goal. But holder Matt Hasselbeck, Favre's backup, threw a touchdown strike to tight end Jeff Thomason for a 20-17 lead with 12:31 remaining. Carter extended his starting streak to 111 games despite a severely sprained right ankle that had him in a cast all week But he was no factor, playing just a few snaps in the first quarter and not getting any balls thrown his way. The Packers led 13-10 at haiftime on the strength of Dorsey Levens' 1-yard run and two Longwell field goals. Levens returned to the lineup after missing two games with a cracked rib and gained 99 yards on 26 carries. But the Vikings converted three third downs on their way to the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, including a 17-yard scramble by George to the Green Bay 42, George's longest run ever. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 26-Dec-1999) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - After a 45-0 loss at Oakland, the worst in franchise history, anything would have looked good. A postseason berth was particularly pretty as the Bucs closed in on their first division title in 18 years. They equaled a club record for regular-season victories and can take the NFC Central title by winning at Chicago next week. "It's a sign of a good team to be able to bounce back after the debacle last week," Bucs defensive tackle Brad Culpepper said. Tampa Bay forced four turnovers and handed the Packers their third straight defeat. - (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 02-Jan-2000) Arizona Cardinals - First Packer game of new millennium - The Pack can pack for the off-season. Green Bay's six-year run in the NFL playoffs ended Sunday, even though the Packers won their regular-season finale with their highest scoring output in 16 years. Dallas' 26-18 victory over the Giants gave the Cowboys the NFC's final wild card spot, even though they, like the Packers, finished 8-8. Dallas beat Green Bay head-to-head this season. "A lot of what ifs," Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre said after the Packers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 49-24 Sunday — their most points since scoring 55 against Tampa Bay in 1983 — behind four Dorsey Levens touchdown runs.

1999 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - ESPN Classic

 

2000 (Every Game)

Team finished (9-7) - 3rd in NFC Central

Preseason

(Fri 04-Aug-2000) New York Jets - Preseason - Added April, 2008

(Sun 13-Aug-2000) @ Denver Broncos - Preseason - Added April, 2008

(Mon 21-Aug-2000) @ Miami Dolphins - Preseason MNF - Added April, 2008

(Sat 26-Aug-2000) Cleveland Browns - Preseason - Matt Hasselback starts at QB for Packers - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8)

 

Regular Season

(Sun 03-Sep-2000) New York Jets - Mike Sherman’s first game as head coach - In Mike Sherman's debut as head coach, the Packers lost their season opener for only the second time since 1982 after Jets safety Victor Green intercepted a Brett Favre pass deep in Jets' territory to dash Green Bay's hopes of a fourth-quarter comeback. After taking over at their own 31-yard line with 3:20 to play in the game, Favre drove the offense to the Jets' 35-yard line with 1:08 left on the clock. On a second-and-three, he attempted to hit Bill Schroeder streaking up the sideline, but Green read the coverage and made a diving grab of the throw at the 9-yard line, sealing the Packers' defeat. In addition to the running of Jets halfback Curtis Martin, who rushed for 110 yards on 30 carries for the game, the Packers' Achilles heel was the number of penalties called. The Packers were penalized on 10 occasions for a total of 81 yards, and a few calls negated big plays for the team. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 10-Sep-2000) @ Buffalo Bills - For the second-straight week, the opposing defense proved too tough for the Packers. Bills QB Rob Johnson was sacked and battered numerous times by the Green Bay defense but hung tough to out-duel Brett Favre, who threw for 269 yards and 2 touchdowns for the Packers. Johnson completed 18 of 26 passes for 259 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception while under constant pressure from Packers linemen, linebackers and safeties. His touchdown strike to tight end Jay Riemersma with 11:45 to play in the game gave Buffalo an insurmountable 27-10 lead. Green Bay was 0-2 for the first time since 1992.It was also the first time since Week 4 in 1993, when their record was 1-3, that the Packers have been as many as two games below .500. (Quality 9)

(Sun 17-Sep-2000) Philadelphia Eagles - Longwell kicks game winner - Ryan Longwell's 38-yard field goal in the game's final seconds gave the Packers their first victory of the season and Mike Sherman his first win as a head coach. Longwell's first-ever winning field goal, from 38 yards with 3 seconds left, enabled the Packers to prevail in their lowest-scoring game since a 6-3 loss at Chicago in the 1979 opener. The Green Bay defense held quarterback Donovan McNabb and the Eagles' offense at bay, limiting Philadelphia scoring to a second-quarter, 43-yard field goal by David Akers. McNabb was sacked five times by a variety of Green Bay defensemen and was unable to find a rhythm with his receivers, compiling just 118 yards on 15-of-31 passing with 1 interception. RB Duce Staley was Philadelphia's lone offensive threat, recording 122 of the team's 171 total offensive yards. At times, Philadelphia was its own worst enemy, committing 12 penalties for 115 yards and often bailing the Packers out of bad situations. (Quality 9)

(Sun 24-Sep-2000) @ Arizona Cardinals - Despite 87-degree temperatures and being forced to wear green jerseys on the notorious east sidelines, the Packers flogged the Cardinals at a sold-out Sun Devil Stadium.The Packer offensive line, shredded by the Philadelphia Eagles just a week ago, muscled and mauled their way to the win. RBs Dorsey Levens and Ahman Green combined for 135 yards on 29 carries. The defense featured four interceptions and limited the Arizona rushing attack to just 28 yards. QB Brett Favre was equally efficient, completing 17-of-31 passes to 9 different Packer receivers.

(Sun 01-Oct-2000) Chicago Bears - A rocky start was too much to overcome for the Packers. Green Bay mounted a stunning, second-half rally after being down 24-3, but Paul Edinger's 47-yard field goal with 3:15 to play in the game proved to be the game's winning score. On the game's opening kickoff, Packers safety Gary Berry suffered a frightening neck injury and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. After a long delay due to the injury, Brett Favre was intercepted on the game's first play from scrimmage by Chicago safety Tony Parrish, who returned the ball 36 yards to the Green Bay 17-yard line. The Packers found themselves down, 17-0, early in the second quarter, 17-3 at halftime and 24-3 with 5 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Bears won for the second straight season at Lambeau for the first time since 1990-'92. The last time the Packers lost to a winless Bears squad this late in a season was 1945.

(Sun 08-Oct-2000) @ Detroit Lions - For the second consecutive week, the Packers struggled early, rallied late and fell short in the end. This time, they were victimized on by the Lions at the Pontiac Silverdome. Five turnovers by Green Bay proved too costly, and Charlie Batch's 30-yard touchdown pass to Herman Moore 11 minutes into the third quarter was enough to eliminate a successful comeback by Brett Favre and the Packers. The Packers dominated many offensive statistics, including time of possession (34:36-to-25:24), total first downs (19-to-11) and total net yards (339-to-253), but Green Bay's 3 interceptions and 2 lost fumbles were the most critical statistics of the afternoon. Injuries continued to rip the Packers apart. RB Dorsey Levens, their second-most indispensable player, joined four other starters and four backups on the didn't-play list. Another six players, including starters Bill Schroeder and Mike Wahle, were hurt during the game. (Quality 9)

(Sun 15-Oct-2000) San Francisco 49ers - Ryan Longwell kicks game winner - Brett Favre turned a pair of point-blank sacks into Houdini-esque escapes totaling 48 yards as the Packers averted the very real possibility that their season would have been all but over by the bye week. Ryan Longwell's second game-winning field goal in five weeks, this time from 35 yards with 54 seconds left, staved off the rebuilding 49ers. Favre led the Green Bay offense in its most productive day of the season and matched the 49ers Jeff Garcia, who repeatedly found receivers Terrell Owens (8 catches, 93 yards) and Jerry Rice (6 catches, 77 yards) en route to a 27-of-42, 336 yard passing day with 4 touchdowns. Although he didn't match Garcia's quantity of passes, Favre was equally impressive, throwing for 266 yards on 20-of-27 passing. (Quality 9.0)

(Sun 29-Oct-2000) @ Miami Dolphins - The Packers trip to South Florida began with the hope of climbing back to .500 and in the mix of the NFC Central race. Coming out of their bye week, the Packers were at their healthiest point of the season and seemed to be catching the Miami Dolphins at the right time. Instead, the Packers fell 28-20 on Sunday after the Dolphins stormed back from a 17-point deficit. In the process, Green Bay not only dropped its record to 3-5, but the health of starting rb Dorsey Levens is again in question after suffering a bruised knee in the first half. Miami, which suffered a disheartening loss to the New York Jets on Monday and lost starting All-Pro LB Zach Thomas to an ankle injury, used an 81-yard punt return by Jeff Ogden in the third quarter to provide the final back-breaker to Green Bay. The Packers reached the midpoint of the season with a 3-5 record, their poorest after eight games since Holmgren's first team in 1992 had the same mark. (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 06-Nov-2000) Minnesota Vikings - "Immaculate Deflection game" - Antonio Freeman made one of the most astonishing touchdown catches in National Football League history, lifting the desperate Packers to a 26-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in a Monday Night classic that will long live in Green Bay football lore. With the Packers facing third and 4 at the Vikings' 43 on the first possession of overtime, Brett Favre took a shot deep to Freeman, who was locked in man-to-man coverage with cornerback Cris Dishman along the western sideline. As Freeman slipped and fell, Dishman had the ball in his hands but dropped the interception. The ball bounced off Freeman's left arm until he controlled it against his chest as he lay on the ground. Freeman jumped to his feet at the 15, eluded Robert Griffith and scored a touchdown that set off a wild victory celebration in the south end zone. The outlook appeared bleak as Vikings kicker Gary Anderson lined up to kick a game-winning 32-yard field goal with 7 seconds left in regulation and the score knotted at 20. But after Green Bay called a timeout, which allowed the steady rain to further drench the turf, holder Mitch Berger was unable to control the snap, and Anderson was denied the opportunity to close the game. LeRoy Butler started his 100th consecutive games, dating to Oct. 9, 1994. His streak is the second longest on the team behind Brett Favre's 134. - Includes MNF post-game interview with Antonio Freeman (Quality 9)

(Sun 12-Nov-2000) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The determined, emotional and well-prepared Packers carried a stirring upset bid deep into the second half before bobbles and blunders led to their undoing, 20-15, at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This time, Ahman Green's fumble and Antonio Freeman's inexcusable lack of judgment cost the Packers dearly. The Packers outpointed the Buccaneers by a slight margin in just about every statistical category and actually had the lead, 15-14, early in the fourth quarter on Matt Hasselbeck's 27-yard touchdown pass off a fake field goal to Bubba Franks. But then Santana Dotson blew containment on scrambling Shaun King, enabling Martin Gramatica to attempt, and make, a field goal from 54 yards. When Green fumbled three plays later, Gramatica was true again, this time from 51 yards, and the Packers were finished. Warren Sapp's sack of Favre on third-and-9 in the third quarter left Favre in pain when his left foot got caught under the falling 303-pound defensive tackle. He would not return to the game. (Quality 9)

(Sun 19-Nov-2000) Indianapolis Colts - Peyton Manning makes his first trip to Lambeau field and gets to play in snow flurries and bitter cold - Bill Schroeder chewed up the Colts for 155 yards through the air and Ahman Green battered them for 153 yards on the ground in spectacular individual performances. What appeared likely to end in blow-out fashion ended with Green Bay marching down the field to wind down the game's final minutes and keep the red-hot Colts offense from having a chance to take the lead. After quarterback Peyton Manning found Jerome Pathon in the end zone to put the Colts within two points with just over two minutes remaining in the game, the Packers took control at their own 31-yard line. Instead of limiting the offense to rushing plays in order to take time off the clock, the Packers aggressively came out firing with a 22-yard completion to Schroeder as the two-minute warning approached. After a pass interference penalty was called on the Colts at the Indianapolis 47, the Packers then began pounding the line of scrimmage with Green. His consecutive runs of 19, 4, 5 and 2 yards left Green Bay with a first down at the Indianapolis 6-yard line, and Brett Favre was able to kneel down to use the final seconds and give his team a win. Refs make a horrible call at the end of first half that prevented the Packers from scoring. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 27-Nov-2000) Carolina Panthers - The Packers were all but drummed out of playoff contention with a resounding 31-14 loss to the better-prepared and more emotionally charged Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football. This was the Packers' most shoddy performance under first-year coach Mike Sherman, whose team fell to 1-5 on the road and 5-7 overall. A steady stream of missed tackles, including several key ones by safety Darren Sharper, and slipshod coverage, frequently by Tyrone Williams, were far too much for a misfiring offense to overcome. The Packers dropped about half a dozen passes. Brett Favre was sacked three times and threw three interceptions. After committing merely four turnovers in the previous five games, the Packers had five, including a critical fumble by Antonio Freeman to open the second half. Panthers QB Steve Beuerlein threw 3 touchdown passes, and first-year RB Brad Hoover rushed for 117 yards in the offensive attack that matched the highest output allowed by Green Bay this season. Entering the game, all eyes were fixed upon DE Reggie White, who was facing his former team for the first time since coming out of a one-year retirement. But Green Bay's offensive line - particularly rookie RT Mark Tauscher - kept the future Hall of Fame defensive lineman in check for most of the game. White was not credited with a sack or a tackle in the Panthers victory. (Quality 9)

(Sun 03-Dec-2000) @ Chicago Bears - ESPN SNF - Playing turnover-free football and getting an unaccustomed number of big plays from their corps of wide receivers, the Packers flogged the Bears, 28-6, on a Sunday night in the 160th meeting between the ancient adversaries. Bill Schroeder continued his strong late-season level of play with six catches for 119 yards, and the defense confused backup quarterback Shane Matthews into a nightmarish performance, including an interception that was returned 38 yards by Tyrone Williams for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The victory extended the Packers' winning streak at Soldier Field to seven games, the longest by either side on the other's field in the 79-year-old series. Brett Favre was 19-of-31 for 225 yards and a touchdown. In the process, he added another record to his impressive resume with a little help from his supporting cast. Ahead 7-3 in the second quarter, a 33-yard pass to Bill Schroeder put Favre over the 3,000-yard mark for the ninth-consecutive season, which ties the league mark set by Dan Marino. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 10-Dec-2000) Detroit Lions - Detroit lost their ninth straight regular season contest in Wisconsin. Freezing temperatures, an opportunistic defense and a solid rushing effort by Ahman Green provided the necessary formula for a Packers' victory over the Detroit Lions. Green, who carried the ball a season-high 27 times for 118 yards with both a rushing and receiving touchdown, not only gave his team hard-fought gains but also inched closer to a substantial milestone. With his output, Green stands at 940 yards during his 2000 campaign. By averaging just 30 yards in the final two games, he would eclipse the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his three-year career. Game-time temperatures of 25* F - with a wind chill of 5* F - could not scare away a Lambeau Field sell-out crowd of 59,854, who watched Green Bay limit the Lions' scoring opportunities as they caused five turnovers on three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. The win kept Green Bay's slim playoff hopes alive. Although Brett Favre's numbers were not among his best (15-of-36 for 208 yards, 1 Interception), he was delighted to take the win, considering the frosty weather conditions. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 17-Dec-2000) @ Minnesota Vikings - Packers go into Minnesota and steal a win - The Green Bay Packers remarkably kept their playoff hopes alive, when they stunned the NFC Central-leading Minnesota Vikings, 33-28. In arguably their most complete game of the year, the Packers dominated the line of scrimmage and limited the opportunities of the Vikings' big-play offense. Helped by a career day by running back Ahman Green, quarterback Brett Favre was dazzling, completing 26-of-38 passes for 290 yards and 3 touchdowns. Green, with seven gains of 10 or more yards, ran for 161 yards. With consecutive runs of 15 and 12 yards, Green went over 1,000 yards rushing for the season. It was the first time in his young, 3-year career he has eclipsed the mark, and he became just the seventh Packer in the team's 81-year history to do so. K Ryan Longwell was equally impressive -- a perfect four-for-four on field goal attempts. The Packers, as an 8-point underdog, became the first foe all season to hold Robert Smith below 61 yards (10 carries for 26 yards), amassed 159 rushing yards of its own and established nearly a 6-minute edge in time of possession. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 24-Dec-2000) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - OT - Green Bay gets an early Xmas gift - By the time Ryan Longwell's 22-yard field goal, his third winning kick of the season, ended the fierce struggle, the Packers' fate had been sealed by the final score from New Orleans. St. Louis, which outlasted the Saints, 26-21, claimed the sixth and final berth in the NFC playoffs that would have gone to Green Bay if the Rams had lost. The Packers needed both the Rams and Detroit Lions to lose. The Lions choked, 23-20, in the Silverdome against the Chicago Bears, but the defending Super Bowl champions took care of business at the Superdome. Buccaneers kicker Martin Gramatica could have provided his team victory with 14 seconds to play in the game, but instead he sent a 40-yard field goal wide right. The Packers won the overtime coin toss and took possession at their own 38-yard line following Allen Rossum's 29-yard kickoff return. A first-down catch by fullback William Henderson and two runs by Ahman Green placed the Packers on the Tampa Bay 45-yard line with a third-and-4. But Green, who already had rushed for 74 yards and 2 touchdowns, then was forced to leave the playing field after being kicked in the ankle. Backup De'Mond Parker entered and quickly made a dramatic impact, catching a six-yard pass from Brett Favre to gain a first down. Parker, who Sunday celebrated his 24th birthday, then took 5 consecutive handoffs of 4, 5, 6, -1 and 21 yards to set up Longwell's game- and season-ending attempt. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

2000 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original - Upgraded March, 2011

2001

Team finished (12-4) - 2nd in NFC Central

Preseason

(Sat 11-Aug-2001) @ Cleveland Browns - Preseason - Added April, 2008

(Mon 20-Aug-2001) Denver Broncos - Preseason MNF - (Quality 8.5) - Added April, 2008

(Sat 25-Aug-2001) Miami Dolphins - Preseason - Includes half and Mike Sherman show (Doug Pederson guest) (Quality 8.5) - Added April, 2008

(Fri 31-Aug-2001) @ Oakland Raiders - Preseason - Added April, 2008

 

Regular Season

(Sun 09-Sep-2001) Detroit Lions - The Green Bay Packers started the 2001 NFL season with a blitzkrieg of scoring en route to a rain-soaked 28-6 victory over the visiting Detroit Lions. Charlie Batch and the rest of the Lions offense got an expert lesson in how to run the West Coast offense from Brett Favre and company. a 35-yard pass from Favre to receiver Bill Schroeder sparked the first Green Bay drive ending with a 31-yard Ahman Green touchdown scamper. Holding the Lions to just one first down on the next two possessions, the Packers continued to light up the scoreboard. Schroeder added a nimble 23-yard touchdown catch in the deep right corner of the end zone on the second drive. He finished the day pacing the Packers receivers with 4 catches for 104 yards. Green broke a career long 83-yard run down the left sideline for a touchdown on the ensuing drive to give the Packers a 21-0 lead just 10 minutes into the first quarter. Antonio Freeman threw the open-field block on free safety Lamar Campbell to spring the long run. Green carried 17 times for 157 yards and 2 touchdowns, coming just 4 yards shy of his career high. The fourth-year back did have some trouble with the wet conditions fumbling once, and dropping two passes. It was his first extensive playing time since suffering a groin injury during the preseason. The game also marked the first time both starting units played together after preseason injury problems. DE Robert Porcher's sack of Favre (first of the season and 75.5 during 10-year career) late in the second quarter placed him in a tie with Al "Bubba" Baker as the Lion's all-time career sack leader. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 24 Sep-2001) Washington Redskins - MNF - The contest marked the final game in the first weekend back for the NFL since the tragic events in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11th. The Packers welcomed the Redskins to Lambeau Field for the first meeting between these two teams since 1988. It wasn't about who won or lost, but just the fact they played the game. The pregame festivities included area firefighters and policemen holding an American flag shaped like the United States in the middle of the field. Country music star Martina McBride honored America with her rendition of the National Anthem. Perhaps one of the most awe inspiring sights for Packer fans was that of linebacker Chris Gizzi leading his team out onto the field proudly waving the Stars and Stripes. an entire crowd of 59,771 flag waving fans chanting "U.S.A., U.S.A.," greeted Gizzi, a graduate of the air Force academy. For the record, with three touchdown passes Brett Favre guided Green Bay to a 37-0 victory over Washington. The Redskins' Jeff George managed just 102 yards through the air as his team managed just 137 net yards on offense. Favre finished the night going 20-of-31 passing for 236 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Green Bay recorded its first shutout since a 28-0 blanking of the Raiders on Dec. 28, 1993, while the Redskins have failed to score a touchdown yet this season, losing to San Diego 30-3 two weeks ago. The Packers defense has not allowed a touchdown yet this season. Ahman Green was the workhorse of the Green Bay offense. He gained 116 yards on 25 carries to break the century mark for the second time this season. As the NFL's leading rusher, Green added six receptions for 30 yards. Washington's Stephen Davis grounded out 65 yards on 13 carries to lead the Redskins. Favre finished with 20 completions in 31 attempts for 236 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. His rating was 106.4. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 30-Sep-2001) @ Carolina Panthers - Green Bay moved into sole possession of first place in the NFC Central Division with a 28-7 comeback victory over Carolina in Charlotte. Two major themes dominated the game: good special teams play from Green Bay and a bad field condition at Ericsson Stadium. The Packers recovered fumbles on two straight Carolina kickoff returns to open up the second half paving the way for 28 unanswered points. This was the first Carolina home game, but the field condition was more similar to a late season game in inclement weather. On a sunny southern Sunday, the middle of the field was completely torn up causing footing troubles for both teams. Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre and the rest of the offense might have had problems in the first half, but everything was clicking on full cylinders in the second. after throwing two interceptions in the first half, Favre responded with three touchdown passes after halftime. He finished the afternoon completing 25 of 39 passes for 309 yards. Favre also passed Dave Krieg to move into 7th place on the NFL's all-time list for most career touchdown passes. Carolina's Chris Weinke went 18-30 for 160 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Through three games, the Packers have outscored their opponents, 93-13, for a scoring differential of plus-80. The last time Green Bay allowed fewer points in the first three games was 1962, when Vince Lombardi's fourth team had a 100-7 differential en route to a 13-1 record and NFL championship. In 1996, when the Packers last fielded a title team, they were plus-89 (115-26), but in no other season in the last 40 years has the team located in the NFL's smallest city opened with anything quite like this. - added June, 2007

(Sun 07-Oct-2001) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - The Packers fell from the rank of the unbeatens in a close 14-10 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers in Tampa. With the heat index reaching 115 degrees on the field at Raymond James Stadium, both teams fought through exhaustion until Brett Favre's final pass fell incomplete in the end zone as time expired. a 39-yard touchdown run by Buccaneers' running back Mike alstott that proved to be the difference in the game. Cornerback Donnie Abraham intercepted Favre's first pass on the Packers' opening drive. Early in the second quarter Green Bay was poised to take the first lead of the game when Shelton Quarles intercepted a Favre pass and ran it back 98-yards for a touchdown. It was the longest interception return in Tampa Bay history. Green Bay would eventually answer midway through the second quarter when Bill Schroeder hauled in a 67-yard touchdown reception from Favre. That would be Favre's only touchdown pass of the day going 20-35 for 258 yards and three interceptions. Tampa Bay's Brad Johnson completed 23 of 29 attempts for 184 yards. - added June, 2007

(Sun 14-Oct-2001) Baltimore Ravens - Favre dismantles the defending Super Bowl champs and their vaunted defense in the rain - In a game that featured the top ranked defensive units in the NFL, it was the Packers passing attack that proved to be the difference. Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre threw three touchdown passes to orchestrate a 31-23 win over Baltimore. Antonio Freeman played a major role in the victory catching nine passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. Coming into the game Freeman had caught only nine passes for 80 yards this season. His second-quarter touchdown marked the 53rd time that Favre has found him in the end zone, tying him for eighth on the NFL's all-time list of most touchdown connections between quarterback and receiver. Favre, who had turned 32 the previous week, completed 27 of 34 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns (137.4 passer rating). Green Bay (4-1) forced four turnovers and scored the most points on Baltimore (3-2) since Jacksonville put up 36 points in a September loss to the Ravens last year. - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 21-Oct-2001) @ Minnesota Vikings - Instead of being three games up on the defending NFC Central Division champion Vikings, the Packers limped into the bye week at 4-2, trailing the upstart Chicago Bears and now leading Minnesota by just a game. Playing without injured WR Bill Schroeder, the Packers struggled offensively controlling the ball for just over 22 minutes and gaining 234 total yards. Meanwhile, the Vikings held onto the ball for more than 37 minutes totaling 377 yards. Holding Minnesota to a three-and-out on the first drive, Green Bay drove into field goal range. Ryan Longwell missed a 51-yard kick wide right, the first of two missed attempts in the game. He also missed a 42-yard attempt in the second quarter. Safety Chris akins forced a fumble on punt coverage following the Packers' second drive giving Green Bay the ball on the Minnesota 16-yard line. Faced with a fourth-and-two inside the 10-yard line, Ahman Green was stopped short of the first down marker. In the first half, the league's third-ranked defense forced a Daunte Culpepper fumble and held Minnesota to two field goals and a long touchdown pass. The Vikings' Chris Carter scored on a 43-yard pass from Culpepper to open the scoring for the game. Two plays later Minnesota scored its second touchdown when Kailee Wong intercepted a Brett Favre pass and returned it 27 yards for the score. It's the second Favre pass intercepted and returned for a touchdown this season. Early in the second quarter Green Bay's LeRoy Butler left the game with a bruised sternum and was replaced by akins. The x-ray results at the stadium were negative and he will be further evaluated back in Green Bay. Butler, who started his 113th consecutive game, did not return to the game. The Vikings held a 20-0 lead going into halftime and the Packers never recovered. - added June, 2007

(Sun 04-Nov-2001) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Whenever the Buccaneers and Packers square off the battles between Warren Sapp and Brett Favre take center stage on the media circuit. However, it was a diminutive, 5-foot-8 kick returner who stole the show. Allen Rossum's 55-yard punt return for a touchdown with three minutes left propelled Green Bay to a 21-20 win over Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay still had not won in Wisconsin since 1989 and will not visit Lambeau Field in the regular season again until 2005 because of realignment. The teams split the season series with each winning at home. The Buccaneers converted all three Packer turnovers into points en route to a 17-7 third-quarter lead. Donnie abraham and Jamie Duncan both intercepted Favre and Warren Sapp recovered an Ahman Green fumble. Green brought the Packers (5-2) back into the game with a 63-yard touchdown scamper 10 minutes into the third quarter. He finished the day with a career-high 169 yards on 24 carries and added six catches for 49 yards. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 11-Nov-2001) @ Chicago Bears - Packers go into Soldier Field and take down division leading Bears - The Green Bay Packers moved into first place in the NFC Central with a 20-12 win over the arch rival Chicago Bears. For two straight weeks the Bears had pulled out miraculous wins in overtime. With under two minutes to play it appeared as if the streak might continue. Driving toward the same end zone that James Allen caught a "Hail Mary" pass to tie the game last week, the Bears were faced with another tough situation. On fourth-and-four with 39 seconds on the game clock, Chicago's hopes were quelled as a Jim Miller pass fell incomplete. The return of WR Bill Schroeder sparked the Packers air attack. Schroeder had four catches for 100 yards including a 41-yard score. Antonio Freeman added four grabs for 68 yards with one going for a touchdown. Marty Booker led Chicago with eight receptions for 81 yards. WR Dez White added seven catches for 45 yards and rookie David Terrell finished with three receptions for 12 yards. - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 18-Nov-2001) Atlanta Falcons - Controlling the ball for more than 36 minutes, Atlanta snapped Green Bay's nine-game home winning streak with a 23-20 victory. With just over one minute remaining, Green Bay was driving into Atlanta territory. Ashley Ambrose intercepted a long Favre pass intended for Bill Schroeder at the 2-yard line to seal the win. Ambrose also intercepted Favre's first pass of the day. Losing for just the 12th time in 75 home games, Favre threw three interceptions and fumbled twice, losing one of them. He finished the afternoon completing 16 of 29 attempts for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Favre connected on two long pass plays to Corey Bradford for 51 and 56 yards in the first half. Bradford finished the afternoon with his second career 100-yard game recording three catches for 117 yards. Schroeder tallied four catches for 55 yards and one score while Antonio Freeman hauled in two passes for 45 yards, including a 39-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Packers' biggest loss of the afternoon came midway through the second quarter. After starting his 128th consecutive game, S LeRoy Butler was lost with a broken shoulder blade. He would never play for the Packers again. - added June, 2007

(Thur 22-Nov-2001) @ Detroit Lions - Packers wear throwback uniforms - In a game celebrating the tradition of NFL football on Thanksgiving Day, the Packers and Lions locked up in a classic divisional battle. Coming down to the final seconds the game ended in a 29-27 Green Bay win. Both teams wore uniforms from their past for the game. The Packers were outfitted in their 1939 uniforms featuring solid gold helmets, white jerseys with green numbers, gold pants and black shoes. Detroit also wore throwback uniforms featuring plain silver helmets with blue jerseys, silver pants and black shoes. The Lions almost pulled off a miraculous comeback by scoring 14 points in the game's final minute and 20 seconds. Mike McMahon, the Lions' rookie signal caller, took over under center with his team trailing by 16 points midway through the fourth quarter. He spearheaded a 15-play, 71-yard drive that ended with Lamont Warren plunging over the goal line for a one-yard touchdown. McMahon then added the two-point conversion on a QB draw. On the following onside kick, Jason Hanson kicked the ball with his opposite foot floating it over the Packers who were stacked for a traditional onside kick at the 40-yard line. The Lions' Todd Lyght recovered at the Green Bay 31. McMahon connected with Scotty Anderson for a touchdown with 18 seconds left to put Detroit in a position to tie the game. The Packer defense forced McMahon to throw out of bounds on a two-point conversion play that would have tied the game. Safety Darren Sharper fell on the ensuing onside kick to preserve the victory. Ahman Green finished the day with one rushing and one receiving touchdown. He also rushed for 102 yards and added two receptions for 48 yards. The Lions' James Stewart also crossed the 100-yard benchmark, but was forced to leave the game in the fourth quarter after being injured. He finished with 102 yards on 14 carries. The game was marred by penalties on both squads. The Lions were penalized 11 time for 117 yards while the Packers were charged eight times for 63 yards. - Includes Fox Pre-game, halftime, commercials and Fox Post Game show (Quality 9)

(Sun 09-Dec-2001) Chicago Bears - When the clocked ticked away the final minutes, it was Brett Favre who stole the show. Favre rallied the Packers to a 28-21 comeback win over the Jaguars on ABC's Monday Night Football. Favre tossed three touchdown passes and sealed the win with 1:30 left in the game on his first rushing touchdown since Oct. 25, 1998 against the Ravens. Favre rolled left on a bootleg and sprinted for the front pylon to record the go-ahead score. The play of rookie Jamal Reynolds was not lost in the fray. On a game ending desperation drive engineered by Jaguars quarterback Mark Brunell, Reynolds sacked Brunell on fourth-and-12 also forcing a fumble that was recovered by Nate Wayne. While the ending pleased the Green Bay faithful, the team got off to a slow start. at one point in the third quarter the Packers were trailing by as many as 14 points. The Packers comeback win from down thirteen points or more on the road was the first since the infamous 'Walter Stanley Game' versus the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day in 1986. They had lost their last 38 road games when trailing by 13 or more points at any time during the game. Green Bay had two receivers with 100-yard games. Schroeder hauled in six passes for 106 yard and one touchdown. Antonio Freeman nabbed a 63-yard pass among his three catches for 104 yards. Green had 5 catches for 74 yards with one touchdown. Franks had three catches for eight yards including one score. Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith, after a trying week in which he faced charges of cocaine use, caught 8 passes for 116 yards. Teammate Keenan McCardell grabbed eight passes for 81 yards including a successful two-point conversion attempt. Neither team could muster out much on the ground. Green led all rushers with 31 yards on 17 attempts. Stacy Mack paced Jacksonville with 27 yards on 16 carries. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 16-Dec-2001) @ Tennessee Titans - The Packers went into the game thinking about the arm of Steve McNair, but left devastated by the running of Skip Hicks. With help of 142 rushing yards from Hicks, Tennessee defeated Green Bay 26-20. The Titans' Eddie George has been a Pro Bowl running back for Tennessee since winning the Heisman Trophy at Ohio State and being drafted in the first round, but he could muster out only 26 yards on 15 carries. Hicks carried 17 times to reach the 142-yard plateau, but it was his 51-yard gain on a crucial third-and-five inside the two minute warning that was the dagger in the heart for the Packers. Meanwhile, the Packers' Ahman Green, the NFC's leader in yards from scrimmage, gained just nine yards on nine carries to go along with four receptions for 24 yards. Quarterback Brett Favre was Green Bay's leading rusher with five carries for 20 yards. After losing to Minnesota last week, Tennessee had been reduced to playing for pride instead of a playoff berth. The Packers' loss coupled with the Chicago victory over Tampa Bay saw the Green Bay hold on first place in the NFC Central division and a first-round bye in the playoffs disappear. - includes commercials, halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 23-Dec-2001) Cleveland Browns - The Packers were back in the NFL playoffs for the first time since the 1998 season with a 30-7 win over the Browns. On a cold and snowy day tailor-made for a December game at Lambeau Field, the Green Bay defense paved the way for the win. Three Browns turnovers caused by the Packers defense lead to 21 points for Green Bay. Tyrone Williams' interception return for a touchdown as Cleveland was driving late in the second quarter, swung the game's momentum in favor of the Packers and it would never switch back. He added another interception to stall a second-half Cleveland drive. Rookie Bhawoh Jue hauled in his first NFL interception on Cleveland's opening drive to set the defensive tone of the game. Cleveland scored its only touchdown midway through the second quarter when Tim Couch hit running back Jamel White on a shovel pass for a 3-yard score. White finished the afternoon rushing 21 times for 131 yards, in addition to recording 9 receptions for 85 yards and one touchdown. Ahman Green bounced back after gaining only nine yards in the loss at Tennessee. He amassed 150 yards rushing on 21 carries, along with 3 receptions for 18 yards. It was Green's sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season tying Dorsey Levens (1997) for second place on the club's all-time single season record list. Jim Taylor recorded 7 such games during the 1962 season. - includes NFL Today pre-game, commercials, halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 30-Dec-2001) Minnesota Vikings - The Packers used two fourth-quarter touchdowns to turn a 13-10 deficit into a 24-13 victory over the Vikings. CB Mike McKenzie was the showcase player. He set the early tone with big hits on Vikings' QB Spergeon Wynn and FB Harold Morrow. McKenzie effectively limited all-pro receiver Randy Moss to just two catches for 10 yards. He also returned his fourth-quarter interception for 38 yards and a touchdown. Brett Favre did more than go 5-for-5 passing on the touchdown drive that put the Packers up to stay in the fourth quarter. He also was the lead blocker on wide receiver Donald Driver's reverse for a 31-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Minnesota used 12 straight running plays to drive 50 yards on its opening possession only to have Gary anderson miss a 39-yard field goal attempt wide right. Anderson connected on kicks from 44 and 42 yards out later in the game. As a team the Packers broke the club record for sacks in a season when Jim Flanigan wrapped up Wynn in the second quarter. This defensive unit has recorded 51 sacks so far this season breaking the record of 50 set by the 1998 team. Combined with San Francisco's upset loss in Dallas, the Packers (11-4) moved past the 49ers to become the fourth of six seeded teams in the NFC. - includes commercials, halftime, and "Locker Room Live" post game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 06-Jan-2002) @ New York Giants - Michael Strahan sets NFL sack record for a season when Favre is thought to have given him the sack - Both teams came out of Green Bay's 34-25 win over the New York Giants accomplishing their respective goals for the game. The Packers secured a home playoff game next week against San Francisco with the win. The Giants' Michael Strahan set the NFL record for sacks in a single season with his takedown of Brett Favre late in the fourth quarter. Strahan had been unable to pressure Favre for most of the day and it seemed as if the Packers (12-4) would just run out the clock as the fourth quarter wound down. On a keep pass, where Favre fakes a handoff to Green and tries to roll out the other direction, Favre ran right into the pursuit of Strahan and slid down as the defensive end promptly fell on top of him. The Giants' defensive end recorded 22 1/2 sacks on the season to break the 1986 record of 22 held by the New York Jets' Mark Gastineau. The former record-holder was on hand at Giants stadium to witness the event. The Packers' Billy Lyon quietly added one sack for the Packers to bring the team's record total on the season to 52. The Giants piled up 524 yards, their highest total since October 1967 and the most allowed by the Packers since the rainy Monday night in 1998 at Lambeau Field when Minnesota amassed 545 yards. The Packers had beaten the Bears twice but in the end it made no difference because Chicago stayed one game ahead, finishing at 13-3 by crushing Jacksonville on Sunday. A loss by the Bears would have vaulted Green Bay from the fourth seeding to the second in the NFC and given them next weekend off. - includes commercials, halftime, and "Locker Room Live" post game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 13-Jan-2002) 2001 NFC Wildcard - San Francisco 49ers - Great game in a series of great ones by these 2 teams - Favre finished 22-of-29 for 269 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. He also remains unbeaten when the game-time temperature is 34-degrees or below. The games kickoff temperature was 28. Garcia, playing in his first postseason game, went 22-of-32 for 233 yards, including one touchdown and one interception. He was unable to find Pro Bowl wide receiver Terrell Owens for most of the game. S Darren Sharper paced the defense with 10 tackles including one sack. The return of Gilbert Brown was noticeable on the first play from scrimmage as he sacked Garcia for a 4-yard loss. The Packers played consistently in all phases of the game. Ahman Green carried 21 times for 86 yards and the game-clinching touchdown. Antonio Freeman paced the receivers with six catches for 84 yards and one score. William Henderson caught four passes for 22 yards while Bill Schroeder added three grabs for 31 yards. Corey Bradford had two catches for 56 yards including a 51-yarder that sparked Green Bay's first scoring drive of the third quarter. Donald Driver made a crucial third-down catch at the two-minute warning. San Francisco was unable to generate a complete game from the league's second-ranked rushing offense. Hearst carried 13 times for 42 yards and Kevan Barlow added 17 yards on five carries. The 49ers receiving corps did not fare much better with Owens grabbing four passes for 40 yards. Streets had a productive day catching four passes for 50 yards and one touchdown while J.J. Stokes led all San Francisco wideouts with four catches for 52 yards. - includes FOX pre-game show, commercials, halftime, FOX post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 20-Jan-2002) 2001 NFC Divisional - @ St Louis Rams - Aeneas Williams returned two interceptions for touchdowns, a playoff record, and Tommy Polley had one, lifting the Rams into the NFC championship game, 45-17 over the sloppy Green Bay Packers. The Rams picked off six passes by Brett Favre, the most he has thrown in any game. Kim Herring set up a first-half TD with his pickoff, and Polley had another interception in the second half to hand the Packers their worst playoff loss. Not surprisingly, the Rams did plenty of damage offensively in advancing to the title game for the second time in three years. - includes Fox pre-game show, commercials, halftime (Quality 8.5)

2001 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - ESPN Classic

 

2002 (Every Game)

Team finished (12-4) - NFC North Champions

Preseason

(Sat 10-Aug-2002) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Preseason - added September, 2007

(Sat 17-Aug-2002) @ Arizona Cardinals - Preseason - added April, 2008

(Mon 26-Aug-2002) Cleveland Browns - Preseason MNF (Bishop's Charities Game) - added April, 2008

(Fri 30-Aug-2002) Tennessee Titans - Preseason (Midwest Shrine Game) - added April, 2008

 

Regular Season

(Sun 08-Sep-2002) Atlanta Falcons - Michael Vick's first trip to Lambeau is a classic - Ryan Longwell's 34-yard field goal with 5:15 left in overtime gave Green Bay a victory over Atlanta. Atlanta's Jay Feely sent it into overtime with a 52-yard field goal with five seconds left in regulation. That capped a six-play, 35-yard drive that followed William Henderson's dive into the end zone on fourth-and-inches with 1:10 left that had given Green Bay a 34-31 lead. The Packers avenged their only home loss last year behind Brett Favre, who completed 25 of 36 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns, and Ahman Green, who rushed 27 times for 155 yards. Michael Vick, the top pick in last year's draft, was 15-of-23 for 209 yards and rushed nine times for 72 yards.

(Sun 15-Sep-2002) @ New Orleans Saints - Aaron Brooks outperformed mentor Brett Favre by throwing two touchdown passes, and the relentless New Orleans defense led the Saints past Green Bay. Brooks, who spent the 1999 season as Green Bay's third-string quarterback, was 16-of-28 for 217 yards as New Orleans jumped out to an early 21-3 lead. The Saints (2-0) allowed 357 total yards, but the Packers (1-1) had just 95 on the ground. Green Bay converted just 3 for 13 third downs, compared with 7 of 12 for the Saints. Favre, who had been 9-0 in the Superdome, including a Super Bowl win and two college victories, was on the run all game. He was 29-of-44 for 270 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked once and broke his string of 158 straight passes without an interception when Darrin Smith picked off one in the first quarter. OT Mark Tauscher was lost for the season, after he went down late in the second quarter with an injury to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and possibly cartilage damage. - added June, 2007

(Sun 22-Sep-2002) @ Detroit Lions - Brett Favre threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns as the Packers (2-1) held off the Lions (0-3) at the new Ford Field, spoiling rookie Joey Harrington's first start. Favre completed 31 of 47 passes and moved past Warren Moon for fourth on the NFL's all-time list with 294 TD passes. Detroit scored two TDs, including a 52-yard pass to James Stewart with 1:37 left, to cut the deficit to 34-31. An offside penalty negated the Lions' recovery on the onside kick, and Ryan Longwell's 47-yard field goal ended the scoring. - added June, 2007

(Sun 29-Sep-2002) Carolina Panthers - Brett Favre found Donald Driver for a 22-yard touchdown with 4:10 left, leading the Packers to a 17-14 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Shayne Graham, signed by the Panthers two days ago to bolster their kicking game, missed a 24-yard field goal with 13 seconds left that would have tied the game. Favre was 18-of-32 for 200 yards with one interception. He now has 3,414 career completions, passing Joe Montana for fifth place on the all-time list. Driver had the first two-touchdown game of his career—though he caught the first one from Bubba Franks on a trick play in the second quarter. FB William Henderson's 114-game playing streak, the second-longest streak on the team behind Brett Favre's 163 straight, ended when he was inactive. He was sidelined by a knee injury suffered in the Detroit game. The attendance, 63,329, established a new Lambeau Field record. The previous mark, 63,127, was set at the regular season opener against Detroit (September 8). - Includes commercials (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 07-Oct-2002) @ Chicago Bears - MNF - Favre throws for over 300 yards in the first half and becomes 8th QB to throw for over 40,000 career yards - Champaign, Chicago, Green Bay. It doesn't matter where Brett Favre is when he plays against the Chicago Bears. Favre threw three first-half touchdown passes Monday night, surpassed 40,000 yards passing for his career and led the Green Bay Packers to a 34-21 victory over the Bears. Favre, now 17-4 in his career against Chicago, had an 85-yard TD pass to Donald Driver in the first quarter—the second longest of his career—as the Packers (4-1) took a 24-14 halftone lead. Green Bay took control in the third quarter when Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila intercepted Chicago quarterback Jim Miller and lumbered 72 yards for a touchdown as the Bears (2-3) lost their third straight. The rivalry that began in 1921 has turned one-sided in recent years, thanks to the brilliance of Favre. Green Bay's victory Monday night was its 15th in the last 17 meetings with the Bears, this one coming on the grass-like artificial surface at the University of Illinois where Chicago is playing this season as Soldier Field is bring overhauled. - Includes commercials, halftime, MNF post-game interview with Favre, ESPN post-game, and Pack Attack post-game show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 13-Oct-2002) @ New England Patriots - beat up Packers team dominate defending Super Bowl champs on the road. - Brett Favre outplayed host New England's Tom Brady, throwing three touchdown passes to lead Green Bay to their fourth straight victory. Favre now has 301 TD passes for his career, moving him past John Elway into third place on the career list. Only Dan Marino (420) and Fran Tarkenton (342) have more. Favre also made his 163rd straight start, a record for NFL quarterbacks. Brady threw three interceptions and was just 24-of-44 for 183 yards. Favre was 17-of-27 for only 147 yards, but he didn't throw an interception. The revamped Packer defense opened the game with Tod McBride at left cornerback in place of Mike McKenzie, rookie Marques Anderson at strong safety in place of Darren Sharper, joining Matt Bowen in the secondary, where he had replaced starter Antuan Edwards four weeks earlier, after Edwards had suffered a broken arm. Additionally, rookie Aaron Kampman and third-year pro Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, normally a designated pass-rusher, stepped in at the ends for Vonnie Holliday and Joe Johnson. Holliday is sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle and Johnson with a season-ending triceps injury. - Includes FOX Pre-game, halftime, FOX post-game, ESPN Post-game, and Part of Mike Sherman show (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 20-Oct-2002) Washington Redskins - Ahman Green runs for 3 Tds and the whole Packer nation holds its breath as Lavaar Arington takes Favre out of game in 3rd Qtr. - Brett Favre hobbled off the field, leaving Green Bay to wonder how long it might be without its star quarterback. Favre, who started for the 164th consecutive time, sprained his left knee when he was sacked by LaVar Arrington in a victory over Washington. Ahman Green had the first three-touchdown rushing performance of his career, helping the Packers (6-1) to their fifth straight victory. Green ran for 88 yards on 24 carries and scored on runs of 24, 2 and 8 yards, the last one following Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey's fifth sack and third fumble, which was recovered by Rod Walker at the Washington 23 in the fourth quarter. - Includes commercials, halftime, Packers Blitz post-game show, and ESPN Primetime highlights from the game (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 04-Nov-2002) Miami Dolphins - MNF - A hurt Favre is always more dangerous as he comes back strong - Dave Wannstedt has been on the losing end three of the four times Brett Favre has come back from injury during his career. This time, the Miami Dolphins coach got to share his misery with Cris Carter, who came out of retirement only to watch Favre steal the show again. Favre had a much better return than Carter on Monday night, guiding Green Bay to a 24-10 victory over the Dolphins despite a sprained left knee that had threatened to end his decade-long starting streak. Carter, coming out of retirement following a nine-month layoff, had three inconsequential catches for 31 yards. He fumbled away his first reception, leading to the Packers' first touchdown, and was the target on an interception by linebacker Nate Wayne in the second half. Favre, knocked out of his last game, extended his NFL record for consecutive regular-season starts by a quarterback to 165. He overcame an early interception in the end zone to lead the Packers to their sixth straight victory. Favre didn't play like he was protecting his knee. Several times he scrambled toward the first-down marker with his usual abandon. The Packers, who have the NFL's best record at 7-1, also recorded four more takeaways to increase their league-leading total to 27 and held Miami running back Ricky Williams to 47 yards. Darren Sharper's 89-yard scoring runback of an interception was the fifth-longest in team history, surpassing the 88-yard runback of Bob Summerhays against Philadelphia on October 14, 1951, which had been the fifth-longest. - Includes commercials, halftime, and MNF post-game interview with Ahman Green (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 10-Nov-2002) Detroit Lions - Brett Favre threw for 295 yards in the first half and finished with 351 yards and two scores, and the Packers ran off 37 straight points after falling behind 7-3. The Packers improved their NFL-best record to 8-1 while taking a five-game lead over second-place Detroit (3-6) in the NFC North. Green Bay has won seven straight, its longest regular-season streak since 1963. - Includes commercials, halftime, and FOX post-game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 17-Nov-2002) @ Minnesota Vikings - It doesn't matter how well Green Bay is playing. The Packers always seem to have trouble in Minnesota. Daunte Culpepper threw for a touchdown and ran for another one, and the Vikings intercepted Brett Favre three times in a 31-21 victory. The Packers (8-2) have lost nine of 11 at the Metrodome and missed out on a chance to become the earliest team to clinch a division title in a 16-game season. Michael Bennett ran for 130 yards on 20 carries. - added June, 2007

(Sun 24-Nov-2002) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - If the Green Bay Packers have to come back to Tampa Bay later this season, it sure will be a heated game. The Buccaneers intercepted four of Brett Favre's passes and beat the Packers 21-7 in a meeting Sunday of the teams with the NFL's best records. The superb effort was overshadowed by an obscenity-laced exchange between Packers coach Mike Sherman and Tampa Bay defensive lineman Warren Sapp as they walked off the field. Sherman was angry about a block Sapp put on Chad Clifton during Brian Kelly's interception return in the third quarter that set up the Bucs' go-ahead touchdown. Sherman thought the hit was questionable and felt Sapp made it worse by standing over Clifton. "I just don't think there's any place in the game for that," Sherman said. "Maybe 1 overreacted to the hit. But what I saw looked kind of cheap. But who knows?" Clifton, who was not near Kelly, was knocked out of the game with a right hip injury. Sapp was unapologetic. "I didn't clip him from behind or block him below the waist. I didn't hit him in the head. I didn't hit the quarterback. I didn't rough anybody," Sapp said. "I didn't pick him up and slam him. What's the problem here?" Brad Johnson threw two second-half touchdown passes as the Bucs (9-2) improved on their best start ever and thrust themselves into position to make a run for home-field advantage in the playoffs. Favre was sacked three times and the Packers (8-3) didn't score after the first quarter. "We realized what was at stake and realized it was another brick in the road to the Super Bowl that has to come through Tampa," Sapp said.

(Sun 01-Dec-2002) Chicago Bears - Spectacular touchdown-saving plays by two backups named Walker allowed the Green Bay Packers to win their first division title in five years. The Packers won the NFC North by beating the Chicago Bears 30-20 Sunday, despite losing running back Ahman Green to a knee injury after he had produced 123 yards of offense. Rookie Tony Fisher, an undrafted free agent from Notre Dame, ran for 91 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries as the Packers (9-3) remained the only team without a loss at home. The Packers trailed 14-6 at halftime after rookie receiver Javon Walker ran about 100 yards and chased down Roosevelt Williams as he was about to dance into the end zone at the end of the first half. Green Bay still appeared on its way to another defeat when nose tackle Rod Walker snatched the ball from center Olin Kreutz just as he was snapping it to quarterback Jim Miller. Rod Walker timed the snap perfectly, grabbed the ball and pulled it back to his chest, covering up all in one fluid motion. "I had a friend who did it all the time in high school," Walker said. Defensive coordinator Ed Donatell saw something similar in peewee football; some teammates said they saw it in high school, but nobody could remember it happening in college. And never in the pros. The Packers then drove 90 yards — with Fisher accounting for half of them — and went ahead for the first time on Ryan Longwell's 27- yard field goal that made it 16-14. On a cold, windy day at Lambeau Field, the Packers improved to 33-0 at home when the temperature is 34 or below. The Bears (3-9) also lost their starting running back, Anthony Thomas, who broke his right index finger. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 08-Dec-2002) Minnesota Vikings - 4th Qtr comeback wins game - Bench Clearing brawl would break out after game - Tony Fisher's 14-yard touchdown run with 1:06 left gave the Packers their first lead of the game and a 26-22 victory over the Vikings. Darren Sharper picked off Daunte Culpepper's desperation pass as time expired and returned the ball 66 yards before finally going down at the Minnesota 16. The bad blood between the border rivals boiled over at that point as Vikings tight end Jim Kleinsasser gave a two- handed shove to Packers safety Marques Anderson near the Minnesota bench. - Includes halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 15-Dec-2002) @ San Francisco 49ers - Packers win close game in the rain - Brett Favre passed for 201 yards in a steady downpour, and the Green Bay defense stopped one last rain-soaked drive at its own 11 with 22 seconds left as the Packers beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-14 on Sunday. Ahman Green ran for 90 yards and a touchdown, and Donald Driver caught a TD pass as the Packers shrugged off the pelting rain and swirling wind of Candlestick Park to score 17 points in the second half while holding San Francisco scoreless in the fourth quarter. Both teams already clinched their divisions and playoff berths with victories in recent weeks. - (Quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Sun 22-Dec-2002) Buffalo Bills - The Vonnie Game - Favre threw for the 150th touchdown of his career in Lambeau Field - Vonnie Holliday's best day as a pro came after the worst night of his life. Holliday set a team record by sacking Drew Bledsoe five times, forcing him to fumble on three of them, in Green Bay's 10-0 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Thanks to Holliday, the Packers (12-3) are the league's only team to win all its home games this season. His exceptional performance came less than 24 hours after his 16-year- old cousin died of a congenital heart defect. Holliday's first forced fumble led to Green Bay's only touchdown, and his last one ended Buffalo's hopes with 1:13 left and the Bills at the Green Bay 17. He collapsed on the field, then again on the sideline, crying. Holliday, plagued by a torn chest muscle and a sprained knee this season, had just one sack coming into the game. He took off a restrictive shoulder harness last week against doctors' orders and had a solid game against San Francisco. But nothing like Sunday, when he broke Bryce Paup's club record of 4 1/2 sacks set on Sept. 15, 1991, against Tampa Bay. The Packers need to win at the Jets next week and also for the Eagles or Tampa Bay to slip up to get anything more than a first-round playoff game at Lambeau Field, where they've never lost in the postseason. Green Bay lost its best defender in safety Darren Sharper, who sprained his right knee on his league-leading seventh interception return in the first half. Sharper took helmet in his knee and will be re-examined today. - (Quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Sun 29-Dec-2002) @ New York Jets - Had the New York Jets' fans broken into chants of "P-A-T-S," it wouldn't have been a shock. In this wackiest of NFL seasons, the defending Super Bowl champions gave the Jets hope for the playoffs, and Chad Pennington made it reality. New England had beaten Miami in overtime, and then it was the J-E-T-S' turn. Behind Pennington's four touchdown passes, they routed Green Bay 42-17 Sunday to win the AFC East. What Curtis Martin called a sinking ship two months ago is sailing into the NFL playoffs. Not only did the Jets surge back from a 1-4 start, they knocked both their saviors, the Patriots, and the Dolphins from contention. New York (9-7) hosts Indianapolis next weekend. The Packers (12-4) blew a chance for home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs; the Eagles own that. They awaited the outcome of Tampa Bay's game at the Chicago Bears later Sunday night before knowing their playoff seeding. Pennington had touchdown passes of 18 and 12 yards to Wayne Chrebet, who has gone from goat after a late fumble in a loss to Chicago to the hero. He has a career-high nine TDs this season. Pennington also had a 1-yarder to Richie Anderson and a 13-yarder to Santana Moss. Martin ran for a 5-yard score, as well. Whenever threatened by Green Bay, the spunky Jets responded. The Packers finished the first half with a touchdown drive that was vintage Favre, but the Jets moved 60 yards in six plays with the second-half kickoff, ending with Martin's touchdown run. LaMont Jordan added a late 3-yard touchdown run Martin finished with 83 yards Sunday and 1,094 for the year, his eighth straight over 1,000. Pennington, the AFC's most efficient passer, had a 134.7 rating for the game as the Jets beat Green Bay for the sixth straight time. Green Bay's secondary struggled without injured Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper.

(Sat 04-Jan-2003) 2002 NFC Wildcard - Atlanta Falcons - It looked so perfect for Green Bay. Snow falling. Packers in green and gold. Lambeau Field in January. Only it wasn't Brett Favre making all the plays. It was Michael Vick. Undaunted by the storied stadium where his own coach lost in the "Ice Bowl" 35 years ago, Vick made history of his own. The 22-year-old improvisational genius led the Atlanta Falcons to a shocking 27-7 upset of the Packers in a wild-card playoff before a record crowd of 65,358 stunned souls. The Packers were the only team to go unbeaten at home during the regular season. And they had never lost a home playoff game since the NFL instituted a postseason in 1933 in going 13-0 -- 11 of the victories coming at Lambeau and two more in Milwaukee. The closest they had come was on New Year's Eve 1967, when Bart Starr knifed into the end zone with 13 seconds left to give Green Bay a 21-17 victory over Dallas in the coldest game in NFL history. Falcons coach Dan Reeves threw a 50-yard touchdown pass on a halfback option that gave the Cowboys a 17-14 fourth-quarter lead in that game. Favre had built a reputation as the game's greatest cold-weather quarterback, winning all 35 of his starts at home in which the temperature was 34 or below. It was an unseasonably warm 31 degrees at kickoff. But by the time snow began falling at halftime, the Falcons had an astonishing 24-0 lead. Favre was without Pro Bowl running back Ahman Green (knee) and leading receivers Donald Driver (shoulder) and Terry Glenn (concussion) in a futile second-half comeback attempt. He finished 20-of-42 for 247 yards. Vick was 13-of-25 for 117 and rushed 10 times for 64 yards, numerous times turning sure sacks into big plays. - (Quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

2002 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - ESPN Classic

 

2003 (Every Game)

Team finished (10-6) - NFC North Champions

Preseason games:

(Mon 04-Aug-2003) Kansas City - Preseason MNF - Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio - game ended in 4th Qtr due to weather (Quality 8)

(Sat 09-Aug-2003) @ Atlanta Falcons - Preseason - Added April, 2008

(Fri 15-Aug-2003) @ Cleveland Browns - Preseason - Added April, 2008

(Sun 23-Aug-2003) Carolina Panthers - Preseason - (Midwest Shrine game) - A one-armed Gilbert Brown leads 4 down goal line stand from 1 yard line - Commercials, halftime (Quality 8)

(Thurs 28-Aug-2003) Tennessee Titans - Preseason - (Bishop's Charitites Game) - Added April, 2008

 

Regular season games:

(Sun 07-Sep-2003) Minnesota Vikings - Rebirth of new Lambeau field - Randy Moss turned the Lambeau Field rededication into his own party. Moss caught nine passes for 150 yards and a touchdown as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 30-25 in front of a record crowd of 70,505 at the remodeled stadium Sunday at Green Bay. The Vikings, who snapped a 12-game losing streak outdoors, built a 27-3 lead and then held off Green Bay's furious rally. Javon Walker's 24- yard touchdown catch pulled Green Bay to 30-25 with 1 minute, 55 seconds remaining. But Ryan Longwell's onside kick went out of bounds, and the Vikings took over thanks to a new NFL rule that doesn't allow a rekick with less than five minutes left. And Minnesota ran out the clock. Daunte Culpepper threw three touchdown passes and the Vikings' defense forced four turnovers from the out-of-sync Packers in the first half. (quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Sun 14-Sep-2003) Detroit Lions - Played on rain socked field - Ahman Green rushed 23 times for 160 yards, including a 65-yarder for a score on his first carry. The Packers (1-1) picked off three of Joey Harrington's passes in the second half and sent the Lions (1-1) to their 17th straight road loss on a field drenched by nearly 3 inches of rain in 48 hours. Green became the fourth running back in Packers history to top 4,000 career yards. Al Harris capped the scoring with a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown. (quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Sun 21-Sep-2003) @ Arizona Cardinals - The Arizona Cardinals beat the heat and the wilting Green Bay Packers for their first victory of the season. The Cardinals upset the Packers 20-13 on Sunday at aptly named Sun Devil Stadium, where it was 102 degrees at kickoff and 106 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The 106 degrees at nearby Sky Harbor Airport was a record for the date, surpassing the 105 recorded in 1949 and 1984. Brett Favre, 35-1 when it's 34 degrees or colder, is 12-18 in games when the kickoff temperature is above 70. Favre, 23-for-33 for 226 yards and a touchdown, drove the Packers (1-2) to the Arizona 7 in the final seconds. But on third-and-goal, his pass was picked off by Dexter Jackson. Jeff Blake, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 273 yards, threw a 1-yard pass to James Hodgins for the winning touchdown with 3:59 to play. (quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Mon 29-Sep-2003) @ Chicago Bears - MNF - Bears reopen Soldier Field with new look - Now Soldier Field or old Soldier Field, it makes little difference. Ahman Green, Brett Favre and the rest of the Green Bay Packers just love to play the Chicago Bears. Green ran for 176 yards on 19 carries, and Favre threw three touchdown passes, leading the Packers past the Bears 38-23 Monday night. The Packers (2-2) won for the 17th time in the last 19 meetings between the NFL's oldest rivals, building a 24-6 halftime lead against the winless Bears (0-3). Favre improved his career record against the Bears to 19-4 and has now directed 10 straight road wins against Chicago. He also reached another milestone, jumping ahead of Dan Fouts to No. 5 on the career passing yards list with a total of 43,089. Favre completed 21 of 30 passes for 179 yards. Green ran for two TDs — one an early 60-yarder. When the Bears got within eight points in the final quarter, Favre put it away with a pair of TD passes, a 9-yarder to Javon Walker with 8:51 remaining and a 1-yarder to Bubba Franks with 4:21 left. Favre also connected with William Henderson on a 14-yard scoring pass in the first half and now has 47 career TD passes against the Bears — his most against any team. - Includes MNF pre-game, commercials, halftime and ESPN Sports Center after the game (quality 9)

(Sun 05-Oct-2003) Seattle Seahawks - Packers finally get some revenge against Mike Holmgram and take down his 4-0 team - Brett Favre guided Green Bay on five consecutive touchdown drives to help the Packers beat their former coach, Mike Holmgren. That was sweet revenge for Favre, who self-destructed in Holmgren's first return to Lambeau Field, when he committed six turnovers' in a 27-7 loss to the Seahawks in 1999. Holmgren helped resurrect the Packers from 1992-98, winning one Super Bowl and two NFC crowns. This time, Favre completed 19 of 25 passes for 185 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for Green Bay. Ahman Green ran 27 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns against his former team. Shaun Alexander gained 102 yards on 20 carries for Seattle. Josh Brown's 58-yard field goal on the final play of the first half was the longest ever kicked by any Packers opponent in Green Bay's 83-year NFL annals. The longest previous FG successes against Green Bay were a pair of a 56-yarders – by Ali Haji-Sheikh of the New York Giants at Giants Stadium Sept. 26, 1983, and by John Kasay of Carolina in Ericsson Stadium at Charlotte, Sept. 27, 1998.

(Sun 12-Oct-2003) @ Kansas City Chiefs - For once, the Kansas City Chiefs' wild finish didn't involve Dante Hall. Even with their star kick returner being kept out of the end zone for the first time in a month, the Chiefs overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, then came out on top after a crazy closing sequence to beat the Packers 40-34. Here were the final three plays of the game: Cletidus Hunt blocked Morten Andersen's 48-yard field goal attempt with 9 minutes, 9 seconds left in OT to give the Packers (3-3) possession at their 39 and the wind at their back. On first down, Packers running back Ahman Green — who ran 26 times for 139 yards — fumbled the ball, and Kansas City recovered. Chiefs quarterback Trent Green threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Kennison with 8:42 seconds left in the extra period. Simple as that, Kansas City improved to 6-0. Free safety Jerome Woods, who had a 79-yard touchdown interception return in the fourth quarter, knocked the ball loose from Ahman Green. It bounced right into the hands of linebacker Mike Maslowski. Then, with the Packers expecting run, Kennison juked Bhawoh Jue along the right sideline and caught Green's pass for the winning score. Green Bay had won 56 straight games at home after building a double-digit lead, but they blew two of them Sunday, 14-0 in the first quarter and 31-14 in the fourth. - Includes commercials and halftime - (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 19-Oct-2003) @ St. Louis Rams - Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes, and Isaac Bruce became the 18th p'ayer in NFL history to top 10,000 yards receiving. Ahman Green entered with three straight 100-yard rushing games, totaling 433 yards in that span, but he was held to a season-worst 35 yards on 20 carries. Bruce had nine catches for 129 yards. He topped 10,000 yards in the fourth quarter. Brett Favre's record in domes fell to 12-21. (Quality 9)

(Sun 02-Nov-2003) @ Minnesota Vikings - Packers run over Vikings at Humpty Dumpty Dome - The Metrodome has always brought trouble for Brett Favre. Maybe he just needed to play hurt. Ignoring the broken thumb on his throwing hand, Favre passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers saved their season Sunday night with a 30-27 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. After two straight losses at home, the Vikings (6-2) saw their NFC North lead over the Packers (4-4) shrink to two games. Two of Javon Walker's three receptions went for Green Bay touchdowns, and Ahman Green rushed 21 times for 137 yards — plus five catches for 52 yards and a score. Favre, who improved to 3-9 in his career in the Vikings' noisy, climate-controlled home, completed 18 of 28 passes and threw one interception. He extended his consecutive starts streak to 198, an NFL record by a quarterback. Daunte Culpepper threw two touchdown passes without an interception for Minnesota and plunged in from the 1-yard line with 33 seconds left to cut Green Bay's lead to three. The onside kick was recovered by the Packers' Darren Sharper. (Quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(Mon 10-Nov-2003) Philadelphia Eagles - MNF - Donovan McNabb threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Todd Pinkston with 27 seconds left to give the Philadelphia Eagles a 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on a rainy Monday night. Pinkston caught his first touchdown pass of the season when he beat cornerback Bhawoh Jue off the line and got free in the left side of the end zone. The Eagles stayed one game behind Dallas in the NFC East and the Packers fell two games behind Minnesota in the NFC North. Philadelphia started the winning drive at its 35 with 2:42 remaining and McNabb completed passes of 11 yards to Duce Staley and 20 yards to Chad Lewis. The Packers drove to midfield with eight seconds left when Brett Favre, playing with a broken right thumb, fumbled for the third time, sealing Green Bay's third home loss of the season. Ahman Green rushed for a team-record 192 yards and scored on a 45-yard run and a 24-yard screen pass, but he fumbled two more times, giving him an NFL-leading seven. His 45-yard TD on fourth-and-1 with seven minutes left gave Green Bay a 14-10 lead. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 16-Nov-2003) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Brett Favre played with a broken right thumb and led a 98-yard second-half drive to lift Green Bay. Ahman Green finished the march with a 1-yard run to help the Packers (5-5) hand the Bucs (4-6) their third straight loss, hurting the defending Super Bowl champions' chances of getting back to the postseason. Green had 109 yards on 21 carries, while Favre completed 13 of 28 passes for just 92 yards and a TD. The three-time NFL MVP was intercepted once, but was not sacked — ending Tampa Bay's league-record streak of 69 consecutive games with at least one sack. - Includes halftime and FOX post-game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 23-Nov-2003) San Francisco 49ers - The Packers gained 243 yards on 48 carries in dominating San Francisco on the ground. Ahman Green ran for 154 yards on 27 carries and set franchise records with his fourth straight 100-yard game and eighth of the season. He also surpassed John Brockington as the second-leading rusher in team history, trailing only Jim Taylor. The Packers beat the Niners for the 10th time in 11 tries when quarterbacked by Brett Favre, who threw two touchdown passes. He has at least 20 TDs for the 10th straight season, tying Dan Marino's NFL record. - Includes FOX pre-game show, halftime, FOX post-game show, and Packer Blitz post-game show (Quality 9)

(Thu 27-Nov-2003) @ Detroit Lions - Brett Favre tossed three interceptions — two to Dre' Bly — and lost a fumble, and the Lions relied on five field goals by Jason Hanson to stun Green Bay. The Lions surpassed their victory totals from each of the past two seasons and extended their home winning streak to three games. The Packers dropped 1 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. Packers running back Ahman Green was held to 57 yards. Green came in averaging an NFC-best 120.5 yards and had gained at least 100 in a franchise-record four straight games. Favre was 23- of-37 for 296 yards with two touchdowns. Detroit's Joey Harrington was 21-of-32 for 183 yards and an interception. - Includes commercials, halftime, and FOX post-game (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 07-Dec-2003) Chicago Bears - Mike McKenzie, burned early for a 61-yard score, returned his second interception of the day 90 yards for a touchdown. The Packers were clinging to a 19-14 lead when McKenzie stepped in front of receiver Dez White and picked off Kordell Stewart's pass at his 10-yard line and ran it all the way back. Packers RB Ahman Green ran 30 times for 80 yards. He needed 92 to break Jim Taylor's 41-yearold single-season rushing record, the oldest team rushing mark in the NFL. Jerry Azumah returned a kickoff for an 88-yard score for the Bears, who took a quick 14-0 lead but they turned the ball over five times. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 14-Dec-2003) @ San Diego Chargers - Brett Favre threw a season-high four touchdown passes and joined Ahman Green and kicker Ryan Longwell in setting franchise records in a win that kept the Packers alive in the NFC North title race. With Minnesota losing 13-10 at Chicago, the Vikings and Packers are both 8-6 atop the NFC North. However, the Vikings hold the edge based on the fourth tiebreaker, conference records. Minnesota is 7-4 and the Packers are 7-5. Both teams are finished with their division schedule, and the Packers are done with NFC opponents. Favre threw three TD passes in the fourth quarter after the Packers fell behind the Chargers. Green broke the oldest team single-season rushing record in the NFL, eclipsing Hall of Famer Jim Taylor's mark of 1,474 yards set in 1962. And Longwell had eight points to break Don Hutson's career scoring record. Longwell got his 824th career point on a PAT following Robert Ferguson's 40-yard touchdown catch. Hutson had 823 points in his Hall of Fame career. - Includes commercials, halftime, and FOX post-game (Quality 8.5)

(Mon 22-Dec-2003) @ Oakland Raiders - Favre plays his most awe inspiring game - Brett Favre dealt with the grief in the best way he could imagine. He played his heavy heart out. Favre passed for 399 yards and four touchdowns a day after his father's death, moving into second place in NFL history for career TD passes while leading the Green Bay Packers to a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night. With one spectacular long pass after another, Favre decimated the Raiders' patchwork defense with one of the greatest performances in his 13-year career. He finished just 3 yards shy of his career high while sending the Raiders to their worst loss in eight years. Favre threw for a personal-best 311 yards and four TDs in the first half, quickly turning a crucial game for the Packers' playoff hopes into a blowout victory — and he did it on one of the saddest days of his life. Irvin Favre died of a heart attack Sunday night while driving near his son's hometown of Kiln, Miss. Brett decided to stay with the Packers (9-6) long enough to lead a victory that kept them in a tie with Minnesota atop the NFC North. Favre was 22-of-30, smiling and hugging his teammates throughout the game. In the fourth quarter, he embraced his wife, Deanna, before they headed home to Mississippi. Though the formula is complicated, Green Bay can all but clinch a playoff berth with a victory over Denver on Sunday — and if the Vikings lose to Arizona, the Packers will win their second straight division title. With the first of two first-half scoring passes to Javon Walker, Favre passed Fran Tarkenton on the NFL's career list with his 343rd career TD throw. The three-time MVP finished with 345, trailing only Dan Marino's 420. Favre got a respectful ovation from the normally vicious Raider Nation when he was announced as a starter in his 205th consecutive game, an NFL record for quarterbacks. - Includes Commercials, Halftime, and Favre Post-game interview (Quality 8.5)

(Sun 28-Dec-2003) Denver Broncos - The biggest cheer at Lambeau Field came for the play in Arizona that got the Packers into the playoffs. Ahman Green reeled off a 98-yard touchdown run and Brett Favre completed a hard week in which he buried his father to lead Green Bay. The Packers had little hope of playing into January only minutes earlier. They celebrated wildly on the sideline after their crowd, listening on radios, broke into frenzied elation over the fourth-down pass in Arizona. Denver rested its starters for its playoff game next Sunday in Indianapolis. The Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks (10-6) and former coach Mike Holmgren on Sunday. The Packers beat the Seahawks 35-13 at home on Oct. 5. Green set a franchise record with 218 yards rushing and ran for two scores, giving him 20 and breaking Jim Taylor's record of 19 set in 1962. - (Quality 9) - upgraded February, 2008

(12-28-03) Arizona 18, Minnesota 17 - Arizona knocked the Minnesota Vikings out of the playoffs Sunday with a fourth-down miracle that put Green Bay in. Josh McCown threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Nathan Poole on fourth-and-25 as time expired, rallying the Cardinals to an 18-17 victory. That left the Vikings at 9- 7 and gave the division title to the Packers, who beat Denver 31-3. Had the Vikings won, Green Bay (10-6) would have been eliminated on a series of BCS-type tiebreakers. Poole caught the ball near the sideline in the end zone, where officials ruled he was forced out by Minnesota's Denard Walker and called it a touchdown. A video review upheld the call. Minnesota led 17-6 with two minutes left. But Arizona (4-12) cut the lead to 17-12 on McCown's fourthdown 2-yard pass to Steve Bush with 1:54 to play. Damien Anderson recovered the onside kick for Arizona, and a 30-yard pass-interference call against Walker put the Cardinals in scoring position. - (Quality 8.5)

(Week 17 2003) NFL Total Access - highlights with Packers win over Denver and Minnesota's crumble in Arizona giving the Packers the central division title and playoff birth. Interview with Darren Sharper.

(Sun 04-Jan-2004) 2003 NFC Wildcard - Seattle Seahawks - Classic playoff game that goes into OT where ex-Packer Matt Hasselback, during the OT coin flip, says "We want the ball and we are going to score." Al Harris never got a chance for a Lambeau Leap. By the time he thought about it, he was buried under an avalanche of teammates. His long dreadlocks flapping outside his helmet in the frigid wind, Harris streamed down the sideline with a 52-yard interception return in overtime. That touchdown lifted the Green Bay Packers past the Seattle Seahawks 33-27 in a first-round NFC playoff game. The cornerback picked off Matt Hasselbeck's throw and headed to the end zone -- directly past former Packers coach Mike Holmgren. Only Hasselbeck had a chance to tackle Harris, but he couldn't get there. Harris scored the first defensive touchdown to win an overtime playoff game in NFL history. Once he got to the end zone, his teammates tackled him, setting off a wild celebration, including Harris slapping hands with fans in the stands on a 100-yard victory lap. His heroics sent the Packers to Philadelphia next week, while the Seahawks go home knowing they let a prime opportunity slip away. Seattle tied it with 51 seconds remaining on Shaun Alexander's third 1-yard touchdown run. Then Packers kicker Ryan Longwell was short on a 47-yard field goal attempt as regulation time expired. Seattle won the coin toss, and Hasselbeck told the official, "We want the ball, and we're going to score." The Seahawks got the ball, but punted. After Seattle got the ball back, it was Harris, a six-year veteran in his first season with the Packers, who scored on the game's only turnover. Hasselbeck had a pretty good day, throwing for 305 yards. He also made the one critical mistake after recognizing a Packers blitz. Favre, as usual, thrived in the cold: 20 degrees, with a wind chill of 7. He set a record by throwing for a touchdown in a 14th straight playoff game and rallied the Packers to a 27-20 lead. Then Hasselbeck, once Favre's backup in Green Bay, guided a 67-yard drive to tie it. But the Packers gutted out the victory one year after losing a home playoff game for the first time ever, to Atlanta. - have FOX pre-game shoe on seperate disc

(Sun 11-Jan-2004) 2003 NFC Divisional - @ Philadelphia Eagles - 4th and 26 need I say more. - added June, 2007

2003 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Original

 

2004 (Every Game)

Team finished (10-6) - NFC North Champions

Preseason

(Mon 16-Aug-2004) Seattle Seahawks - Preseason - (Bishop's Charities Game along with the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption)

(Sat 21-Aug-2004) New Orleans Saints - Preseason - (Midwest Shrine Game) - added September, 2007

(Fri 27-Aug-2004) @ Jacksonville Jaguars - Preseason - added September, 2007

(Fri 03-Sep-2004) @ Tennessee Titans - Preseason - added April, 2008

 

Regular Season

(Mon 13-Sep-2004) @ Carolina Panthers - Ahman Green ran up, down and all over the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers. Green ran for two touchdowns and caught a third Monday night to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 24-14 victory over the Panthers, who became the sixth straight team to lose in the Super Bowl and their ensuing season opener. Unable to stop the run or run the ball — the two main principles that carried them all last season — the Panthers were out of sync from start to finish. Green scored on touchdown runs of 3 and 6 yards and rushed for 119 yards against a Carolina defense that only gave up four individual 100-yard rushing games last season. He did it with ease, giving no indication that this was the first time this year Green Bay's entire offensive unit was on the field together. Carolina, meanwhile, showed just how bad its patchwork offensive line really is. With three of its starters from last season gone, a rotating group of aging veterans has gamely tried to fill the holes. But behind 35-year-old Matt Willig, who last started a game at right tackle in 1997, and 33-year-old Rich Tylski, who was out of football the past two years, the Panthers could do nothing. Stephen Davis, who ran for a career-best 1,444 yards last year, was held to 26 yards and the Panthers had a total of just 38 on the ground. Jake Delhomme struggled to find time to pass, often throwing his hands up in disgust after hurrying a pass and angrily glaring at the sidelines after several knockdowns. The lone bright spot came on Delhomme's 30-yard touchdown pass to Muhsin Muhammad that cut the score to 24-14 with 4:46 to play. But that came one play after star receiver Steve Smith went down with what appeared to be a serious left ankle injury. Smith, who signed a $27.5 million contract extension during the offseason, dropped writhing to the ground when he was tackled after a short catch, and had to be helped off the field.

(Sun 19-Sep-2004) Chicago Bears - Mike Brown's 95-yard fumble return for a touchdown sparked the Bears to only the third win over their longtime rivals in their last 21 meetings. It was Brown's fifth defensive score, a team record, and the second-longest fumble return in Bears history, surpassed only by team founder George Halas' 98-yard return in 1923. When Lovie Smith was hired as Bears coach on Jan. 15, he declared his top priority was knocking off the Packers — and that he knew just how to do it. The last two times he'd faced Green Bay was as the St. Louis Rams' defensive coordinator, and the Packers committed a combined 10 turnovers in those games.

(Sun 26-Sep-2004) @ Indianapolis Colts - Favre vs Manning - Peyton Manning threw for 393 yards and five first-half touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Green Bay Packers in a wild, high-scoring game. Brett Favre threw for 358 yards and four TDs and the Packers rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to within a touchdown. But the play of the game was made by two defensive backs, Jason David and Nick Harper. They ended what could have been a game-tying drive by the Packers with 6:21 left. David stripped Javon Walker after he caught Favre's pass just across midfield and Harper returned it to the Green Bay 36. That set up Edgerrin James' 1-yard touchdown run with 1:49 left to seal the win. - (Quality 9)

(Sun 03-Oct-2004) New York Giants - Tiki Barber ran for a 52-yard touchdown and 182 yards in all, Kurt Warner threw a touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey, and Packers quarterback Brett Favre was knocked from the game with a head injury. The Giants improved to 3-1 despite a series of missed opportunities, including three errant field goal attempts by Steve Christie. The Packers, trying to overcome infighting and injuries, fell to 1-3 for the first time since 1993 and have their first three-game losing streak under fifth-year coach Mike Sherman.

(Mon 11-Oct-2004) Tennessee Titans - Lambeau Field is now a desired destination, as Chris Brown and the Tennessee Titans were the latest to learn. Brown rushed for 148 yards and two long touchdowns and Tennessee cruised to a 48-27 rout of the stumbling Green Bay Packers on Monday night, scoring more points than any visitor ever had at the famed stadium. The Titans (2-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and sent the Packers (1-4) to their fourth straight loss. This is Green Bay's first four-game losing streak since 1991 and their first 0-3 start at home since 1988. Only eight teams in NFL history have overcome a 1-4 start to reach the playoffs, including the Titans two years ago. Tennessee scored on five of its first six possessions with Brown,who had 27 carries, going in on its first two series, from 37 and 29 yards out. Only Na'il Diggs' block of Gary Anderson's 42-yard field goal prevented the Titans from scoring the most first-half points — 28 — by an opponent in Lambeau Field's 47-year history. The Packers' hopes for a comeback were killed by four second half turnovers. They had six overall. Steve McNair (chest, ankle) returned after missing Tennessee's last game, and threw two touchdown passes, including an 11-yarder to Eddie Berlin in the third quarter after Brett Favre's third interception. Favre extended his NFL record with his 213th consecutive start, including playoffs, despite numerous injuries, including a mild concussion he suffered last week. Favre also had a heavy heart over the death last week of his 24-year-old brotherin- law in an ATV accident at the family home in Mississippi. Both teams had lost three straight and much of the blame went to poor run defense, which showed up right away again for Green Bay as Brown carried nine times for 90 yards in the first quarter — and the early deficit altered Green Bay's plan to give the Titans a steady diet of Ahman Green. The Packers had just 5 yards rushing on five carries in the first half. This game would mark a turning point for the Packers during the season. - JIP 13:31 1st Qtr - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 17-Oct-2004) @ Detroit Lions - Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes and moved past Fran Tarkenton into fourth place on the NFL career list with 47,106 yards passing. Green Bay snapped its first four-game losing streak in 13 years. Detroit fell to 1-2 at home. The game was close until Darren Sharper intercepted a pass early in the third quarter and returned it 36 yards — with a juke move and a hurdle into the end zone — to give the Packers a 24-10 lead. Favre was 25-of-38 for 257 yards. He extended his streak with a TD pass to 31 games, passing Dan Marino and trailing only Johnny Unitas' record run of 47 straight. Favre played in his 197th game with the Packers, passing Bart Starr for No. 1 in franchise history.

(Sun 24-Oct-2004) Dallas Cowboys - With coach-general manager Mike Sherman directing the offense for the second straight game, the Packers scored on their first seven possessions. The Packers snapped a three-game losing streak at Lambeau Field and Brett Favre beat the Cowboys for just the second time in 10 tries. Ahman Green ended a month-long funk by rushing for 163 yards and two scores, including a 90-yarder in the third quarter. He became the second player in NFL history with two career touchdown runs of at least 90 yards, joining Bo Jackson, who did it in 1987. Green, who had a 98-yarder last December, also set a franchise record with his 27th 100-yard game, breaking Jim Taylor's record.

(Sun 31-Oct-2004) @ Washington Redskins - Brett Favre ignored a sprained throwing hand to complete 20 of 33 passes for 289 yards and a touchdown for Green Bay, extending his streak to 33 games with at least one TD pass in his 199th consecutive regular-season game. The Packers won their third straight game. The Redskins, trailing 20-14, thought they scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 43-yard reception by Clinton Portis with 2:35 to play. But the celebrations died quickly when the play was called back for an illegal-motion penalty on receiver James Thrash. On the next play, Al Harris intercepted Mark Brunell's pass and Ahman Green scored on an 11-yard run four plays later to seal the victory.

(Sun 14-Nov-2004) Minnesota Vikings - Longwell game winner at the end - Ryan Longwell's 33-yard field goal as time expired gave the Packers a victory over their archrivals and a tie atop the NFC North, both at 5-4. The Vikings, losers of three straight, rallied to tie it with two touchdowns in the final 2:53. After Daunte Culpepper's fourth touchdown toss, Robert Ferguson returned the kickoff to midfield, where Antoine Winfield forced a fumble. Officials ruled Packers tight end Ben Steele recovered, even though Minnesota's Larry Ned emerged from the scrum with the ball. Brett Favre, who also threw four touchdown passes, calmly guided Green Bay to the Vikings 15, where Longwell split the uprights. It was Favre's 18th game with four or more touchdowns, second only to Dan Marino's 21. Just a month after being all but counted out, the Packers have won four straight in their quest to become just the ninth team in NFL history to overcome a 1-4 start to reach the playoffs. Minnesota All-Pro receiver Randy Moss sat out his second straight game because of a strained hamstring.

(Sun 21-Nov-2004) @ Houston Texans - Longwell game winner at the end - Brett Favre drove the Packers into scoring position with a flawless 2-minute drill and Ryan Longwell kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired. Favre finished 33-of-50 for 383 yards. Houston native Donald Driver had quite a homecoming, catching 10 passes for 148 yards. But star running back Ahman Green was knocked out of the game with a rib injury in the second quarter, finishing with 15 yards on only five carries against the Texans.

(Mon 29-Nov-2004) St. Louis Rams - The governor proclaimed it "Brett Favre Day", and the night belonged to the quarterback, too. Favre celebrated his 200th straight regular season start with three touchdown passes, and set another record in the Green Bay Packers' 45-17 rout of the St. Louis Rams on Monday night. Favre topped 20 touchdown passes for the 11th straight season, breaking a tie with Dan Marino on a 7-yard toss to tight end Bubba Franks in the second quarter that made it 14-3. He also threw touchdown passes to Javon Walker and Donald Driver as the Packers got two defensive touchdowns and won their sixth straight to keep pace with Minnesota atop the NFC North. Favre didn't have his costar, Ahman Green, who was out with injured ribs. But Najeh Davenport came up with a strong imitation, gaining 178 yards on 19 carries in his first NFL start even though he had a sore hamstring. It was the fifth-highest single-game rushing total in franchise history, and Davenport capped his night with a 40-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-1 with 1:52 left to make it 38-17. Marc Bulger threw for more yards — 448 — against Green Bay than any quarterback ever had, completing 35 of 53 passes, but St. Louis missed a chance to tie Seattle atop the NFC's woeful West. Isaac Bruce caught nine passes for 170 yards and a touchdown but his two fumbles were returned for touchdowns, one by rookie Ahmad Carroll to start the scoring and one by Michael Hawthorne to cap the rout in the final minute.

(Sun 05-Dec-2004) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Donovan McNabb usually puts up these numbers playing video games. McNabb threw a career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and finished with a team-record 464 yards passing, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 45-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. Brian Westbrook had 11 catches for 156 yards and three TDs and Terrell Owens caught eight passes for 161 yards and one score. McNabb set a team record by completing his first 14 passes and finished 32-of-43. Meanwhile, Brett Favre threw two interceptions that led to Philadelphia's first two scores. His streak of games with a TD pass was snapped at 37, second in NFL history to Johnny Unitas' 47 straight. The four-time NFC East champion Eagles matched the best start in team history. They have won nine games by a double-digit margin and hold a two-game lead over Atlanta for first place in the conference. Since losing to Pittsburgh 27-3 last month, the Eagles have won four in a row by at least 20 points, outscoring their opponents 151-50. The Packers snapped a six-game winning streak, but remained tied with Minnesota for first place in the NFC North. A rematch of a thrilling playoff game 11 months ago, this one never lived up to its hype. The Eagles scored four TDs in the second quarter, led 35-3 at halftime and rested most of their starters with 8:18 left.

(Sun 12-Dec-2004) Detroit Lions - Longwell game winner at the end - There are still two sure things in Green Bay: Ryan Longwell inside 40 yards and Brett Favre beating the Detroit Lions at home. The Packers led for only 2 seconds Sunday, but that was enough to keep their stranglehold over the Lions, who haven't won in Wisconsin since 1991, the year before Favre's arrival. Longwell's 23-yard field goal gave Green Bay a 16-13 win over the Lions and lifted the Packers into first place in the NFC North by a game over Minnesota, which lost at home to Seattle. It was Longwell's third game-winner in five weeks and his 43rd straight conversion from 40 yards in. Snow flurries dampened the field into what Longwell called a "swampy mess," and swirling winds with gusts up to 35 mph wreaked havoc on passes, punts and long snaps and caused a slew of drops. Longwell slipped on the opening kickoff and left a 3-foot skid mark on his game-tying, 28-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter.

(Sun 19-Dec-2004) Jacksonville Jaguars - Byron Leftwich threw two touchdown passes, Fred Taylor rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown and Rashean Mathis picked off Brett Favre twice, helping the Jaguars stay in the thick of the AFC playoff race. Jimmy Smith caught two touchdowns for Jacksonville. Favre turned over the ball four times and fell to 314 at home after Dec. 1, losing for just the second time in 40 cold-weather games at home. Nevertheless, the Packers became the ninth team in NFL history to reach the playoffs after a 1-4 start. They clinched before kickoff because Chicago, Dallas, Carolina and New York all lost in the run-of-the-mill NFC. The Packers fell into a tie with Minnesota atop the NFC North. They travel to Minnesota for a Christmas Eve matinee that wall likely decide the division. Jaguars safety Donovan Darius was ejected for a helmet- stripping, clothesline hit that sent wide receiver Robert Ferguson to the hospital for X-rays on his neck and head with 4:41 remaining.

(Fri 24-Dec-2004) @ Minnesota Vikings - Longwell game winner at the end - Brett Favre bounced back from one of his familiar costly mistakes and rallied the Green Bay Packers to another big victory — and another division title. Favre drove his team 76 yards to set up Ryan Longwell's 29-yard field goal as time ran out, lifting the Packers to a 34-31 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday that clinched a third straight NFC North crown for Green Bay. The Packers trailed 31-24 with 8:18 left after Favre's third-down throw from his end zone was intercepted by Chris Claiborne and returned 12 yards for a touchdown. The Vikings, however, couldn't get what they needed from a pass defense that has struggled all season long. Donald Driver — who had 11 receptions for 162 yards — made a nifty, falling-down catch of Favre's pass on fourth-and-goal at the 3 to tie it at 31 with 3:34 remaining after an 80-yard drive. Minnesota, which can clinch a wild-card playoff spot with a loss by either Carolina or St. Louis this weekend, appeared on its way to retaking the lead. But a holding penalty on Matt Birk — the Vikings were flagged nine times for 78 yards — wiped out a 16-yard run by Michael Bennett that would have given them the ball at the Green Bay 40 just before the 2-minute warning. After a punt, Favre got the ball at his 13 with 1:35 left. Twelve plays later, Longwell's kick sailed through the uprights — sending the Packers into a celebration on their biggest rival's home field. Favre finished 30-for-43 for 365 yards, three touchdowns and the interception. Ahman Green, who left briefly with a head injury, carried 19 times for 64 yards and a score.

(Sun 02-Jan-2005) @ Chicago Bears - Brett Favre and the Packers warmed up for the playoffs. Favre played the first quarter and one series in the second, going 9-of-13 for 196 yards and two touchdowns as the Packers beat the Bears for the 21st time in the last 26 meetings — including 11 straight on the road. Favre also went over 4,000 yards passing in a season for the fourth time in his career and reached 30 TD passes for an eighth time. Led by Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila's three sacks, Green Bay trapped Chad Hutchinson nine times.

(Sun 09-Jan-2005) 2004 NFC Wildcard - Minnesota Vikings - After defeating them twice in dramatic fashion during the regular season, the Packers played host to the Minnesota Vikings in an NFC Wild Card Playoff Game, the first-ever meeting between the two clubs in the postseason. Green Bay was unable to pull off the trifecta against the Vikings, falling to their rivals in a less than stellar performance. While the first two meetings on the season produced a pair of classic quarterback duels, Daunte Culpepper was able to put on a repeat performance but Brett Favre wasn't up to the task on this January evening. The Minnesota passer threw for 284 yards and four touchdowns, while Favre struggled throughout the game and was intercepted four times with just one TD pass. The Vikings sprinted out to an early 17-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. Aided by some poor tackling by the home team, Culpepper threw a pair of first quarter TDs before Ryan Longwell got the Packers on the board with a 43-yard field goal late in the opening period. A four-yard touchdown pass from Favre to Bubba Franks cut the deficit to seven points, but after Favre's second interception of the day, the Vikings quickly struck to return the margin to 14. Najeh Davenport's one-yard TD run in the fourth quarter made it a one-score game again at 24-17, only to see Culpepper put the game away with a 34-yard scoring pass to Randy Moss, the receiver's second of the evening. Injuries depleted the Packers' receiving corps in this one with Javon Walker being forced from the game in the first half with a shin injury. His knock - coupled with the absence of Robert Ferguson - left Donald Driver as the lone member of Green Bay's primary trio of wideouts. Driver led the team with seven catches for 78 yards, but the Pack's effort fell short and brought the 2004 season to a close.

 

2005 (Have Every Game)

Team finished (4-12) - 4th in NFC North

Preseason

(Fri 05-Aug-2005) Packer Family Night vs Buffalo Bills - Preseason Scrimmage - Includes commercials (Quality 9)

(Thurs 11-Aug-2005) San Diego Chargers - Preseason - added September, 2007

(Sat 20-Aug-2005) @ Buffalo Bills - Includes commercials, halftime, Mike Sherman show, and Inside Lambeau post-game show (Quality 9.5)

(Fri 26-Aug-2005) New England Patriots - Preseason - added September, 2007

(Thurs 01-Sep-2005) @ Tennessee Titans - Preseason - added September, 2007

 

Regular Season

(Sun 11-Sep-2005) @ Detroit Lions - Brett Favre's 15th season got off to a dreadful start. Two of Favre's three turnovers led to 10 points in a game in which scoring was scarce, helping the Detroit Lions beat the Packers 17-3 in Detroit. The Lions won their opener for a third straight year, but they hope this season doesn't wind up like the last two - or the two before that. Since 2001, the Lions have lost an NFL-high 48 games. Joey Harrington threw two touchdown passes , including one to rookie Mike Williams 'with 4:13 left, to give Detroit an early lead in the NFC North following Minnesota and Chicago losses earlier in the day. Favre then drove to Detroit's 12 before he was sacked twice and threw his second interception, a heave on fourth down from the 33 picked by Terrence Holt in the end zone. The three-time MVP finished 27-of-44 for 201 yards with two interceptions and one fumble. The Packers had their worst day offensively since Sept. 13, 1992, when Tampa Bay beat them 31-3, two weeks before Favre started his record streak of playing 227 straight games, including the playoffs. Green Bay didn't have a first down in the second half Sunday until its sixth drive.

(Sun 18-Sep-2005) Cleveland Browns - The retirement of Reggie White's number couldn't inspire Green Bay past Cleveland. Trent Dilfer won for the first time in nine trips to Lambeau Field, guiding Cleveland over the Packers 26-24 for new coach Romeo Crennel's first win. Dilfer threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Edwards and a game-icing 62-yarder to Steve Heiden with 1:50 remaining. Dilfer, who lost six times as a starter at Green Bay, once as a reserve and another time as an observer, completed 21 of 32 passes for 336 yards, the second-highest total of his career, and three touchdowns. The only time he threw for more yards was on Sept. 15, 2002, when he threw for 352 against Arizona. Brett Favre joined Dan Marino and John Elway in the 50,000-yard passing club Sunday. Favre entered Green Bay's game against Cleveland 65 yards shy of the mark, and reached the milestone on a 17-yard pass to running back Ahman Green in the second quarter.

(Sun 25-Sep-2005) Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Tampa Bay's Carnell "Cadillac" Williams broke Alan Ameche's NFL record for most yards in his first three NFL games by rushing37 times for 158 yards. Green Bay's Ryan Longwell missed an extra point for the first time in 157 attempts, and that was the difference as the Packers fell to 0-3 for the first time since Brett Favre was a sophomore at Southern Mississippi in 1988. The Buccaneers, 3-0 for the first time since 2000, got two touchdown receptions from Joey Galloway and two interceptions from Will Allen in snappinga 13-game road losing streak to the Packers. Williams, the first NFL rookie to start his career with three straight 100-yard games, has 434 yards rushing, besting Ameche's mark of 410 set in 1955 for the Baltimore Colts. - Includes FOX pre-game, commercials, and halftime (Quality 9)

(Mon 03-Oct-2005) @ Carolina Panthers - Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic - just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from getting off to their worst start in 17 years. Favre threw four touchdown passes but couldn't overcome two early turnovers that the Carolina Panthers used to build a big lead and then held on for a 32-29 victory. The Packers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1988. Rallying Green Bay from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, Favre threw two touchdown passes and for two 2-point conversions in the fourth quarter and had the Packers in position to possibly win the game on their final drive. But with running back Ahman Green on the sidelines with an injured knee and no timeouts left, Favre had to do it all on his own when Green Bay got the ball back with 1:58 to play. He completed two passes before Carolina stopped the Packers on a fourth-and-2. Favre threw the ball to Donald Driver past the first down line but Chris Gamble knocked the ball out of his hands and it fell incomplete. Jake Delhomme threw two touchdown passes and Stephen Davis ran for two more as the Panthers built an early lead and put themselves in position to ride out an easy win. Delhomme was 17-of-24 for 206 yards and Davis carried 19 times for 51 yards. Steve Smith, who scored three touchdowns last week against Miami, caught only two passes for 12 yards. Green, who ran for 119 yards and three TDs in a win over Carolina last season, was held to 36 yards before leaving the game with the leg injury in the third quarter. Trailing 26-7 midway through the third quarter, Favre turned it up a level. He led by example on an 80-yard scoring drive, sprinting up the middle for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 then finishing it off with a 26-yard TD pass to Driver. Favre finished 28-of-47 for 303 yards and four touchdowns. It was his 19th game of four or more touchdown passes, second to Dan Marino's record 21. The pass to Driver was Favre's 50th touchdown pass on Monday Night Football, second only to Marino's 74, and it cut Carolina's lead to 26- 3. The Panthers pushed it to 32-13 on Davis' second score of the game, a 1-yard run with 14:44 to play that gave them what seemed to be an insurmountable lead.

(Sun 09-Oct-2005) New Orleans Saints - Brett Favre made the most of a makeshift offense and carried Green Bay to a much needed victory. Favre completed 19 of 27 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions in three quarters and the Packers earned their first win of the season by routing New Orleans. After going three-and-out and giving up a field goal, Green Bay scored 52 unanswered points in snapping a four-game losing streak at Lambeau Field that dated to last Dec. 12. Their 35-point firsthalf outburst was their biggest one-half output since Dec. 6, 1992, against Detroit. Green Bay backup RB Najeh Davenport scored twice before leaving with an ankle injury that may sideline him for the rest of the year, and CB Al Harris picked off two passes. Davenport, who had two touchdowns in his second career start, broke his right ankle after being dragged 'down from behind by LB Courtney Watson on a 2-yard reception with 2:40 left in the first half. Davenport's ankle was pinned underneath, and he didn't put any weight on his right leg when helped off the field.

(Sun 23-Oct-2005) @ Minnesota Vikings - Paul Edinger kicked a career-long 56-yard field goal as time ran out, lifting Minnesota to a victory over stunned Green Bay. After losing their last two games by a combined 58-13 score and allegations of sexual misconduct by several players on a boat party emerging, the Vikings trailed 17-0 in the third quarter and appeared headed for another ugly defeat. But Daunte Culpepper, who went 23-for-31 for 280 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions, came to life - and Edinger came through with his third field goal of the game. Green Bay's Ryan Longwell tied it at 20 with 24 seconds remaining on a 39-yard kick after missing two earlier field goals. - Includes Inside the Packer pre-game show, halftime, FOX post-game, and Side line live post-game show (Quality 9)

(Sun 30-Oct-2005) @ Cincinnati Bengals - Brett Favre threw five interceptions and came up short on a game-ending drive, preserving the Bengals’ victory. The Packers feel they’re never out of it as long as Favre is throwing. Favre drove them to the 28, where a fan ran out of the stands and plucked the ball from the quarterback’s passing hand after a play. Guards needed several minutes to run down the fan, giving both teams a much-needed breather. It finally ended with Favre throwing an underhand pass from behind the line of scrimmage, then falling on his back at the 13-yard line in exhaustion. He finished 26-of-39 for 279 yards. - Includes Inside the Packer pre-game show, FOX pre-game show, and halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 06-Nov-2005) Pittsburgh Steelers - Troy Polamalu called himself an accidental hero. His 77-yard touchdown return of Brett Favre’s fumble set the stage for Pittsburgh’s 20-10 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, when both teams turned to their stingy defenses to bail out their injury-ravaged offenses. Favre's streak of 27 straight home games with a touchdown pass came to an end. Green Bay held the Steelers without a single third-down conversion, allowed just two field goals and a 20-yard TD drive. Not bad, but not as good as Pittsburgh. The Steelers forced three turnovers that they turned into 17 points, including Polamalu’s score. The Steelers became the first team since the 1989-90 San Francisco 49ers and the fourth team overall to win 11 straight road games. And they did it without QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) and RB Jerome Bettis (thigh), who were joined on the sideline in the second half by starting tailback Willie Parker, who turned his left ankle. Duce Staley, who replaced Bettis and had his first carries since the AFC championship in January, ran for 76 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. The Packers fell to 1-7 at the halfway point for the first time since 1986 under Forrest Gregg. They’ve been in every game until the closing minutes and have actually outscored their opponents 168-159 — a first for an NFL team that lost seven of its first eight. - Includes halftime and Packers Blitz post-game (Quality 9)

(Sun 13-Nov-2005) @ Atlanta Falcons - Green Bay is sure glad Samkon Gado put his medical career on hold. Making his first career start on his 23rd birthday, the Nigerian-born Gado scored three touchdowns and the Packers won for only the second time this season, upsetting first-place Atlanta. Brett Favre threw for 252 yards and came up with a great escape on a drive that led to Ryan Longwell's fourth field goal, a 51-yarder with 4:01 remaining that restored Green Bay's nine-point lead. Less than a minute later, rookie WR Roddy White finished off the Falcons with their sixth fumble of the day. Nick Barnett scooped up the ball and returned it to the Atlanta 2, where Gado powered into the end zone for his third TD. Gado, who was unemployed less than a month ago, was the fifth player to start at running back in Green Bay's revolving door backfield - and certainly the most improbable - after season-ending injuries to Ahman Green and Najeh Davenport.

(Mon 21-Nov-2005) Minnesota Vikings - For the second time this season, Paul Edinger kicked a winning field goal against Green Bay, a 27-yarder as time expired that gave the Vikings a 20-17 win Monday night and keep their playoff hopes alive. After struggling mightily on offense since quarterback Daunte Culpepper was lost for the season, the Vikings put together a solid showing behind Brad Johnson with 196 yards passing and running back Mewelde Moore, who had 122 yards on 22 carries. The 37-year-old Johnson set up Edinger’s kick with a nine-play, 58-yard drive in the final 3:03 after Green Bay tied it at 17. Minnesota coach Mike Tice shuffled his offensive line this week hoping to inject some life into the offense that struggled to just 137 yards last week against the Giants. Brett Favre finished the game 20-for-33 for 227 yards and two touchdowns. The win keeps the Vikings afloat in its hunt for the postseason, two games behind NFC North leader Chicago (7-3). Meanwhile, the loss puts the Packers (2-8) on the verge of ending an impressive streak — they haven’t had a losing season since Favre took over as the starter in 1992, a run of 13 years that’s best in the league. They have to win out to avoid snapping that run, an unlikely task with Chicago (twice) and Seattle (8-2) left on the schedule. - Includes Packers Primetime pre-game and halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 27-Nov-2005) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Without Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens, the Philadelphia Eagles’ best scoring threat is a kicker. David Akers made four field goals and quarterback Mike McMahon played an efficient, error-free game, leading Philadelphia to a 19-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The reigning conference champion Eagles snapped a four-game losing streak with their first win since Oct. 23 against San Diego. Samkon Gado ran for 111 yards and one touchdown for the Packers. Green Bay assured its first losing season since Brett Favre took over as starter in 1992, a run of 13 years that was the best in the league. McMahon completed 12 of 28 passes for 91 yards and ran for 29 yards. He led a 12-play, 60-yard drive that lasted 6:10 and ended with Akers’ 37-yard field goal that put the Eagles ahead 16-14 with 4:31 left. After Andrae Thurman fumbled the ensuing kickoff, Akers made a 33-yarder. Favre was intercepted by Rod Hood with 1:26 remaining, but a roughing penalty on rookie Trent Cole kept the drive going. Hood then picked off Favre in the end zone. - Includes commercials and halftime (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 04-Dec-2005) @ Chicago Bears - Charles Tillman returned one interception of Brett Favre 95 yards to set up a field goal, and Nathan Vasher carried a fourth-quarter pick 45 yards for a clinching touchdown as the Bears ended Green Bay’s domination at Soldier Field. On a day when their offense relied on four field goals by Robbie Gould, Chicago prevented Favre from throwing a TD pass against them - he’d done so in an NFL-record 26 straight games. The Bears (9-3) got their first home victory against the Packers since 1993 and extended their winning streak to eight - heir longest since the 1985 Super Bowl team started 12-0. Favre finished 31-of-58 for 277 yards for the Packers (2-10). - Includes halftime and Locker room live post-game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 11-Dec-2005) Detroit Lions - The Packers won it on Ryan Longwell's 28-yard field goal, but it was the running of Samkon Gado (171 yards, one TD) and a goal-line stand that was decisive. The Packers were backed up in their territory after the defensive stand - Na'il Diggs slopped the Lions' Jeff Garcia on a fourth-and-goal sneak. The Lions wrapped up Gado in the end zone with 6:59 remaining in regulation. Gado tried to toss the ball forward as he was being tackled and was flagged for intentional grounding, resulting in a safety that would have put the Lions ahead by 15-13. But officials huddled and overturned the call, saying it was a forward pass and Gado was outside the tackle box, giving the Packers another chance. - Includes commercials, halftime, and ESPN Sports center after game (Quality 9.5)

(Mon 19-Dec-2005) @ Baltimore Ravens - Years from now, Kyle Boller won’t care that the game meant nothing. The oft-criticized quarterback will remember that he outplayed Brett Favre. Boller put on a dazzling performance on a national stage and guided the Baltimore Ravens to a 48-3 rout of the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. It was the low point of an awful season for the Packers, who absorbed their most lopsided loss since a 61-7 defeat at Chicago in 1980. Boller was 19-of-27 for 253 yards and three touchdowns before leaving with 8 minutes to go. There’s still no guarantee he will return as the starter next year, but for one night he looked like a No. 1 draft pick. Boller showed poise in the pocket, was accurate with his throws and didn’t commit a turnover. Unfortunately for the Ravens, his most effective outing as a pro produced a franchise record for points but came far too late to salvage a season that long ago turned sour. Favre, meanwhile, struggled from the outset in his final appearance on ABC’s "Monday Night Football." The 15-year veteran has enjoyed many memorable moments on Monday night, but this was one he would prefer to forget. Favre was 14-of-29 for 144 yards and two interceptions before being replaced by Aaron Rodgers late in the third quarter. The two interceptions gave him a career-high 24 for the season, and it marked the first time in his illustrious career that he has gone three straight starts without a touchdown pass. One of the interceptions was by Deion Sanders, the 53rd of his career. Green Bay played the final three quarters without RB Samkon Gado, who left with a knee injury after gaining 45 yards on six carries. - Includes ESPN Primetime Pre-game and commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 25-Dec-2005) Chicago Bears - With an aggressive defense and solid running game, the Chicago Bears already were shaping up as a contender. Now they've discovered the forward pass. Starting his first game of the season, QB Rex Grossman added a new dimension to the Bears' offense as Chicago clinched the NFC North title and a first-round playoff bye with a 24-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. It wasn't easy. Grossman watched helplessly as Brett Favre tried to rally the Packers one more time. Favre's 56-yard completion to Donald Driver put the Packers at the Bears 35 with less than a minute remaining, but a spike and consecutive sacks left him only with time for a fourthdown heave that was picked off by Chris Harris as time expired. Grossman's statistics - 11-of-23 for 166 yards - hardly qualify as gaudy. But his deep passes, a threat the Bears didn't have under rookie QB Kyle Orton, kept the Packers defense on its heels. Meanwhile, too many of Favre's passes are falling into the wrong hands. He threw four interceptions - including, one that was returned 10 yards for a touchdown by LB Lance Briggs to put the Bears ahead 24-7 in the third quarter. Favre finished 30-of-51 for 317 yards with no touchdowns, He has thrown 28 interceptions this season, surpassing his previous career high of 24 in 1993. The Bears swept the Packers for the first time since 1991 - Includes Fox pre-game show, halftime, Fox Post-game, Locker room live post-game, and Inside the Packer pre-game (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 01-Jan-2006) Seattle Seahawks - Brett Favre gave Lambeau Field fans who want him to return a treat by throwing his first touchdown pass in five games to lead Green Bay by the Seahawks. Meanwhile, Seattle’s Shaun Alexander stole the show, setting an NFL record for touchdowns in a season with 28. He also clinched the NFL rushing title, rushing for 73 yards to pass the New York Giants’ Tiki Barber, who passed him Saturday night. Favre was 21-of-37 for 259 yards as the Seahawks played backups in the second half. - Includes FOX Pre-game show, commercials, halftime, Packers Blitz post-game, ESPN Sports center highlights from game, and ESPN NFL Primetime highlights from game (Quality 9.5)

2006 (Every Game)

preseason

(Sat 05-Aug-2006) Packer Family Night - Includes Pre-game which was broadcast overly bright and the fireworks afterwards (Quality 9.5)

(Sat 12-Aug-2006) @ San Diego Chargers - Chargers coach Marty Schottenheimer has high expectations for new quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers didn't disappoint in his debut, throwing for 169 first-half yards and leading two early scoring drives in a 17-3 victory over Green Bay in Saturday night's preseason opener for both teams. The Chargers showed their faith in Rivers, a third-year pro, by letting Drew Brees leave for New Orleans during the offseason. Cool in the pocket and crisp with his passes, Rivers completed 15-of-21 while playing the entire first half except for the final play. He connected on a 22-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Jackson on the Chargers' opening series to cap a 64-yard drive, then engineered an 18-play, 86-yard scoring march the first time they had the ball in the second quarter. Packers quarterback Brett Favre, pressured by the San Diego defense for most of the four series he played, was unable to generate much. The loss spoiled the head coaching debut of Green Bay's Mike McCarthy. The 36-year-old Favre, who pondered retirement in the offseason but decided to return, completed 5 of 10 passes for 66 yards and was sacked twice on consecutive plays in the first quarter. He came out of the game early in the second - Includes Pre-game, halftime, and Mike McCarthy show after game

(Sat 19-Aug-2006) Atlanta Falcons - A couple of their touchdowns might have come on fluke plays, but the Packers offense suddenly looked legitimate. One week after being held to a single field goal in San Diego, the Packers put together several sustained scoring drives in a preseason victory. Brett Favre was 16-of-22 for 134 yards, throwing two touchdown passes to cap long drives and leading the Packers to a field goal after an interception by Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Falcons coach Jim Mora said he was happy with his first-team offense but needs to see more from his reserves. Vick played only the first two series for Atlanta, looking sharp on a seven-play, 80-yard drive on the first. Vick threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dwayne Blakley to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead. Favre answered by driving the Packers to the 3, where he threw a short pass that skipped off the hands of tight end David Martin and was caught by Bubba Franks to tie it at 7. Vick was intercepted by Packers rookie Tyrone Culver on the Falcons' second series, and left the game after completing 5 of 7 passes for 59 yards. - added September, 2007

(Mon 28-Aug-2006) @ Cincinnati Bengals - Carson Palmer aced the test. With a brace protecting his rebuilt left knee, the Bengals QB took the hits, avoided the rush and threw three touchdown passes Monday night in his first game back. By halftime of the victory, Palmer had convincingly made his case that he'll be ready for the season opener. Showing no hesitation to take a tackle or take off on a scramble, Palmer completed 9 of 14 passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns. It felt like old times when he pointed his right index finger to the sky after his second touchdown. Palmer's return was the cornerstone of a buoyant night for the Bengals, who are 3-0 in preseason for the first time since 1976 and have clinched their first winning preseason since 1988. By contrast, a long-awaited return quickly became miserable. Ahman Green played in his first game since he tore a tendon in his thigh last season. Green carried 8 times for only 18 yards in the first half. His longest run was 8 yards. It was the most points ever allowed by the Packers in preseason and the most ever scored by the Bengals in preseason.

(Fri 01-Sep-2006) Tennessee Titans - Favre throws long TD to Jennings in his only series of game. Aaron Rodgers would play the first 3 Qtrs - Vince Young would play at QB for Titans

 

Regular season

(Sun 10-Sep-2006) Chicago Bears - Brett Favre is back. The Chicago Bears did their best to make sure nobody noticed. The Bears delivered the first shutout of Favre's 16-year career on Sunday, beating the Packers. For the Bears, shutting out Favre who has a 21-8 career record against the Bears took away some of the sting of their 29-21 playoff loss to Carolina in January. Favre, who deliberated for several months before deciding to return to the Packers this season, spent much of the first half on the sideline as quarterback Rex Grossman led Chicago on several long drives. Grossman found wide receiver Bernard Berrian for a 49-yard touchdown pass on the opening drive. It was the Bears' only offensive touchdown of the day, but Chicago continued to move the ball well enough to keep the ball largely out of Favre's hands. And when Favre was in the game, he mostly handed off until it was too late. Favre threw only five passes in the first half, completing all five for only 70 yards. The Packers opened up the offense in the second half, but Favre couldn't find the end zone and threw interceptions to Charles Tillman and Danieal Manning in the fourth quarter. Favre, who threw a career-worst 29 interceptions last season, finished 15-of-29 for 170 yards. Grossman was 18-of-26 for 262 yards as he ran his career record to 3-0 at Lambeau Field. On the Bears' sixth play from scrimmage, Grossman heaved a deep pass to Berrian, who caught it in stride and turned it into a 49-yard touchdown. It was the first time the Packers were shut out since a 10-0 victory by the Bears on Oct. 17, 1991, a streak of 233 games. It was the fourth-longest such streak in league history and second-longest active streak. It was the Bears' first shutout since a 24-0 victory at Detroit on Dec. 30, 2001.

(Sun 17-Sep-2006) New Orleans Saints - With his team taking an unbeaten record into the Louisiana Superdome next Monday night, Joe Horn knows people in New Orleans will have something positive to holler about. After a 34-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday, Horn doesn't want his teammates to get caught up in the hoopla, though. After winning their first two games on the road, the Saints will play their first true home game since 2004 next Monday night against Atlanta. The Saints spent last season without a home after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their city, and their stadium first became a shelter, then a symbol for governmental mismanagement of a disaster. Saints quarterback Drew Brees overcame three early turnovers by completing 26 of 41 passes for 353 yards. With the game tied at 20, Brees threw a 35-yard pass to Marques Colston for a 27-20 edge with 8:20 remaining. Ahman Green fumbled after Colston's touchdown, and Saints back Deuce McAllister ran 23 yards for his second score. Brett Favre's 6-yard pass to running back Noah Herron cut the Saints' lead to 34-27 with 4:18 remaining. The Packers got the ball again with 3:09 remaining and Favre drove to the Saints 44. But Favre threw four straight incompletions, leaving the Packers with two losses at home to start the season.

(Sun 24-Sep-2006) @ Detroit Lions - Favre Throws TD # 400 - Brett Favre joined elite company with the 400th touchdown pass of his career, then added two more scores to lead Green Bay to its first win. With his first TD pass of the game, a 75- yarder to rookie Greg Jennings, Favre joined Hall of Famer Dan Marino as the only quarterbacks to reach 400 touchdown passes. Marino has 420. The Lions remained winless under new coach Rod Marinelli. Mike McCarthy earned his first victory as coach of the Packers. Favre reached the milestone in his 228th game, one more than Marino needed to throw No. 400. He finished 25-of-36 for 340 yards with three TDs with no interceptions. Jennings caught three passes for 101 yards and a TD. Jon Kitna was 25-of-40 for 342 yards with two TDs and an interception that was returned for a score. R. Williams caught 7 balls for 135 yards and one TD. Favre would be named the NFCs co-offensive player of the week for his performance.

(Mon 02-Oct-2006) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Donovan McNabb juked and jived the way he did early in his career. Brett Favre had a throwback night, too to his days of erratic interceptions. McNabb ran for two touchdowns and threw for a pair, leading the Eagles over the Packers on Monday night. Meanwhile, Favre, who has enjoyed many memorable moments on the national stage throughout his 16-year career, would like to forget this one. Favre misfired badly on several passes, including two interceptions that led to scores. He left with a slight head injury late in the fourth quarter, but Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he didn't think the injury was serious. McNabb finished 16-of-30 for 288 yards and had 47 yards rushing. He scored on runs of 6 and 15 yards, and connected with Greg Lewis on TD passes of 45 and 30 yards.

(Sun 08-Oct-2006) St. Louis Rams - St. Louis used to be the most stylish team in the NFL. Now they're winning ugly -- to the tune of a surprising 4-1 start. The Rams staved off a fourth-quarter comeback attempt by the Packers, walking away with a victory at Lambeau Field after a big defensive play in the final minute. What used to be the "Greatest Show on Turf" under former coach Mike Martz isn't much of a show at all under new coach Scott Linehan. But so far, Linehan's more conservative offensive approach is a hit. Favre was relatively quiet for three quarters before rallying the Packers for a fourth-quarter touchdown to rookie Greg Jennings that cut the Rams lead to three with 6:42 remaining. Favre then got the ball back with 2:46 remaining, and drove the Packers to the Rams 11-yard line with 44 seconds left. But Favre was pressured by defensive lineman Jimmy Kennedy, and Leonard Little poked the ball away from Favre. The ball bounced around before landing in the hands of Rams defensive back Jerametrius Butler. Little, who needed three IVs after the game, was prodded to make a play on the sideline by defensive coordinator Jim Haslett earlier in the game. He finally did, but watched as the ball nearly was recovered by Packers offensive lineman Daryn Colledge. With the Rams leading 17-13 and driving late in the third quarter, Marc Bulger threw Harris' way at the Green Bay 14, an errant pass that hit Harris in the numbers. But instead of running 95 yards down a clear path for a go-ahead touchdown, Harris dropped the ball. Would he have gone all the way? "You never know," Harris said.

(Sun 22-Oct-2006) @ Miami Dolphins - The Packers' defenders were more sure-handed than the Dolphins' receivers. Ranked last in the NFL in pass defense, Green Bay intercepted Joey Harrington three times and benefited from half a dozen dropped passes by the woeful Dolphins to win. Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes, including the clincher to David Martin with six minutes left, and Ahman Green scored on a 70-yard run in his first game back from injury. But it was big plays by Green Bay's beleaguered defense that made the difference. The Packers doubled their season interception total, and the takeaways led to 13 points. Charles Woodson made his first interception with Green Bay and returned it 23 yards for a score. Interceptions by linebackers Brady Poppinga and Nick Barnett set up a pair of field goals. Green Bay beat the Dolphins in Miami for the first time in seven tries, battling fatigue and cramps in steamy, 86-degree weather to finish strong. The last time the Packers won in South Florida was in Vince Lombardi's final game as their coach in the 1968 Super Bowl against Oakland. Harrington set a Miami regular-season record with 62 passing attempts. He completed 33 for a career-high 414 yards and two touchdowns, but much of the yardage came with the Dolphins trying to play catch-up in a hurry-up offense. They scored only two touchdowns despite running 83 plays.

(Sun 29-Oct-2006) Arizona Cardinals - Green Bay had two 100-yard rushers for the first time since the mid 80's and Brett Favre did his first and probably last "Lambeau Leap'' on Sunday. Both were signs that things are perhaps starting to turn around for the Packers. Or maybe the Cardinals are just that bad. Ahman Green and Vernand Morency combined for 207 yards rushing and Green added two first-half touchdowns as the Packers won 31-14 for their first home victory under first-year coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers have won two straight after losing four of their first five, including three at Lambeau. The Cardinals came into this year with playoff expectations, but have lost seven straight since opening the season at their new stadium with a victory over San Francisco a losing streak that's likely to stoke speculation that Dennis Green will be fired before the end of the year. The Packers sacked rookie quarterback Matt Leinart four times and held him to 61 yards passing in the first half. Leinart, the No. 10 overall pick in the draft, finished with 157 yards passing and a touchdown, but is 0-4 as an NFL starter. The Cardinals continued to give the ball to running back Edgerrin James, with disappointing results. James rushed 24 times for 84 yards as the Cardinals' offensive line continued to have a hard time opening holes. James had a rushing touchdown near the end of the first half, but the Cardinals went to halftime trailing 21-7. The Packers' first possession ended with a botched fake field-goal attempt, but they scored on their next three drives to take a 21-0 lead. Favre threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end David Martin in the first quarter, and Green added touchdown runs of 4 and 2 yards in the second quarter. Favre was 17-of-25 for 180 yards, and added a touchdown run on the Packers' first possession of the third quarter his first since a Dec. 3, 2001, game at Jacksonville. Green scored his 51st touchdown rushing as a Packer, surpassing Paul Hornung for second in team history.

(Sun 05-Nov-2006) @ Buffalo Bills - When Willis McGahee went down, London Fletcher and the Buffalo defense stepped up. The linebacker scored on a 17-yard interception return and keyed a four-takeaway outing in Buffalo's win over the Packers on Sunday. It didn't matter to Fletcher that the Bills offense generated just 90 yards and four first downs through three quarters, or that Buffalo was minus its most potent threat, McGahee. The running back hurt his ribs 4 minutes in and didn't return. The offense did just enough in ending a three-game losing streak and helping the Bills improve to 3-5. Not that the final outcome was reflected on the stat sheet, which weighed heavily in Green Bay's favor. The Packers out-gained the Bills 427 yards offense to 184. Green Bay had 26 first downs to Buffalo's 11, and controlled the ball for nearly 9 more minutes. Brett Favre finished 28-of-47 for 287 yards passing, while Buffalo's J.P. Losman was a modest 8-of-15 for 102 yards. The difference? Turnovers. Buffalo didn't commit one, a switch after Losman had committed eight, including five interceptions, in his previous three starts. Green Bay's four turnovers were one more than it had committed in its previous three games. Green Bay lost in its attempt to win three straight for the first time in two years and dropped to 0-5 all-time at Buffalo. - added September, 2007

(Sun 12-Nov-2006) @ Minnesota Vikings - If Green Bay was going to beat Minnesota, Brett Favre was going to have to throw the ball to his own team, not the other guys. Favre followed through on the plan, making sure to savor a hard-to-come-by win at the Metrodome and cautiously ponder the progress made by his rebuilding Packers. Favre threw two touchdown passes without a turnover and Donald Driver had a career-high 191 yards receiving. "I thought he made great decisions," Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said, praising Favre's performance with Minnesota's league-best rushing defense holding down Ahman Green (22 carries, 55 yards). The Packers, who have won three of their last four games, were boosted by a strong pass rush and even better pass protection. Favre completed 24 of 42 passes for 347 yards and no interceptions. Brad Johnson went 18 for 30 for 257 yards, one touchdown and two turnovers for Minnesota, which lost its third straight game after again struggling in several areas. Vikings coach Brad Childress, who was upset with some of Johnson's on-field choices in recent weeks, directed his criticism at the rest of the struggling offense. - added September, 2007

(Sun 19-Nov-2006) New England Patriots - Brett Favre wasn't around to finish the game. Vinny Testaverde was. The Patriots forced the three-time MVP off the field with an elbow injury near the end of the first half, then snapped their first losing streak in nearly four years with a 35-0 victory at Lambeau Field. Tom Brady threw for 244 yards and four touchdowns before he was replaced by backup Matt Cassel late in the fourth quarter. Testaverde, who was signed by New England earlier this week, then came in to run out the clock. New England had lost two straight games at home, its first losing streak since the end of the 2002 season, but is 5-0 on the road this year. The Patriots had Sunday's game well under control even before Favre was injured. New England had run up a 21-0 lead with under two minutes left in the first half when linebacker Tully Banta-Cain wrapped Favre up in the backfield and Tedy Bruschi jumped in to finish the sack. Bruschi's hit slammed Favre to the ground on his throwing arm, and the three-time MVP got up wincing. Favre, who made his 251st consecutive start on Sunday including playoff games, was replaced by second-year player Aaron Rodgers. Favre walked back out of the locker room shortly after halftime, but Rodgers played the remainder of the game. - added September, 2007

(Mon 27-Nov-2006) @ Seattle Seahawks - It took a blast of rare Seattle snow to lift Shaun Alexander out of his season-long hibernation. Alexander ran for a season-high 201 yards Monday night to lead the Seahawks over the Packers on a surprisingly snowy night in Seattle. With the white stuff falling for the first time at a Seattle home game, it seemed like a more natural setting for the Packers. Favre, who fell to 41-9 when the temperature is 34 degrees or less, was making his 252nd straight start and possibly his final appearance on the Monday-night stage he has lit up over his shining career. Instead, the evening belonged to Alexander, who skated across this new frozen tundra for his first 100-yard game of the season and showed that his broken left foot is feeling much better. The Seahawks, embarrassed last week in a 20-14 loss at San Francisco, took a two-game lead in the NFL West. They overcame four first-half turnovers by Matt Hasselbeck including one returned for a touchdown by Abdul Hodge thanks to four field goals off the snowy turf by Josh Brown. Alexander said he could relate to his quarterback's struggles in his first game back from a knee injury. Trailing 21-12 early in the second half, Seattle began its comeback behind Alexander, who finished the night with a career-high 40 rushes that also set a franchise record. The reigning MVP, who posted the second 200-yard game of his career, also bested his previous high of 35 carries. He ran for 42 yards on four carries to drive Seattle to its go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter. Hasselbeck ended that drive with a perfectly lofted, 4-yard touchdown pass onto the hands of Darrell Jackson for a 27-21 lead. After Green Bay cut the deficit to three, Alexander got the Seahawks close to the end zone, then Hasselbeck made the best throw of his up-and-down night a 3-yard touchdown to Jerramy Stevens in the back of the end zone to make it 34-24 and essentially put the game away. Hasselback, returning after a four-week layoff with a sprained right knee, finished 17-for-36 for 157 yards and three touchdowns to offset his three interceptions. - added September, 2007

(Sun 03-Dec-2006) N.Y. Jets - Jets coach Eric Mangini showed his team a tape of the "Ice Bowl,'' and fullback B.J. Askew ran around shirtless in pregame warmups to prove the cold wasn't so bad. Then Chad Pennington stoked the Jets' hopes of an improbable playoff run. Pennington, who snapped out of a midseason streak of shaky performances in a victory over Houston last week, put together three touchdown drives of 70 yards or more in the second quarter and the Jets cruised over the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday. New York built a 31-0 halftime lead as snow flurries floated to the ground and boos showered down from the grandstands on a windy 19-degree day. The Jets used frequent wide-receiver motion and occasional no-huddle offense to confuse a Green Bay defense that has been prone to miscommunication and susceptible to big plays all season. Pennington, 25-of-35 for 263 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, connected with eight receivers. Cedric Houston carried 22 times for a career-high 105 yards and two touchdowns. Fans booed the Packers several times during the first half and loudly as they jogged to the tunnel at halftime. Green Bay barely managed to avoid being shut out at home for the third time this season. McCarthy called for a field goal with his team down 31-0 midway through the third quarter, and Dave Rayner hit a 34-yarder, a move that elicited sarcastic applause from Packers fans, a Midwestern version of the Bronx cheer. Brett Favre's season-long struggles with passing accuracy continued as he was 24-of-47 for 214 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. - added September, 2007

(Sun 10-Dec-2006) @ San Francisco 49ers - The aching ankle, the injured pride and the Packers' losing record all stopped hurting as soon as Brett Favre stepped on some familiar turf Sunday. A visit to Candlestick Park does wonders for Favre, and given the way he played, this might not even be his last trip to San Francisco. Favre carved up Candlestick again, passing for 293 yards and hitting Donald Driver for a 68-yard touchdown as the Packers snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the slumping 49ers. Playing in the waterfront stadium that hosted some of his greatest playoff performances, Favre was steady and fearless while breathing life back into the Packers, who had been floundering on offense since early November. Favre has won 11 of his 12 meetings with the 49ers over 15 years, throwing a TD pass in each game -- and rarely looking better than he did in this one. "It wasn't a championship game, it wasn't a playoff game, but I've grown to appreciate these more and more," said Favre, who went 22-for-34 and surpassed 3,000 yards passing for the 15th straight season to extend his own NFL record. - added September, 2007

(Sun 17-Dec-2006) Detroit Lions - Brett Favre became the NFL's all-time completions leader Sunday and the Packers beat Detroit. Listening to a dour Favre speak after the game, you wouldn't have known it. "I have to remind myself that this is a win," Favre said. Favre broke Dan Marino's career completions record, but the Packers had to overcome three interceptions by the three-time MVP for a 17-9 victory over the Lions. It was only the second home victory all season for the Packers (6-8), who have won two in a row. Given the sorry state of the NFC, some Packers players were talking playoffs after the game. Detroit remains winless in seven games on the road. Favre connected on a 21-yard pass to receiver Carlyle Holiday just before halftime for his league-record 4,968th completion. Referee Ed Hochuli delivered the news. Favre was 20-of-37 for 174 yards, but failed to throw a touchdown pass. With two games remaining in the season, Favre needs eight more touchdown passes to pass Marino's career mark of 420. Favre now has 4,974 career completions, seven ahead of Marino. Last week, Favre extended his record of most consecutive and overall seasons with 3,000 yards passing to 15. - added September, 2007

(Thur 21-Dec-2006) Minnesota Vikings - It might have been Brett Favre's final fling at Lambeau Field, and it wasn't pretty. But after nearly throwing the game away, Favre helped the Packers pull out yet another come-from-behind victory. Favre watched an interception get returned for a touchdown in the third quarter, then rallied the Packers for a late field goal and a victory against the Vikings. Packers kicker Dave Rayner, who had missed two field goals earlier in the game, hit a 44-yarder with 1:34 remaining. It was the 36th game-winning comeback for Favre, who has not yet announced whether he will play next season and did not speak with reporters following the game. He held the ball aloft after the final gun, and hugged a couple of former teammates now with the Vikings, safety Darren Sharper and kicker Ryan Longwell. He also saluted his family in a Lambeau skybox, along with the fans surrounding the tunnel to the locker room. Favre finished the game 26-for-50 for 285 yards with the two interceptions. He didn't throw a touchdown for the second successive game, meaning he still needs eight more TD passes to break Dan Marino's career record of 420. Favre won ugly for the second successive week -- he was intercepted three times in a victory against Detroit on Dec. 17 -- but he certainly outperformed Vikings rookie Tarvaris Jackson, who was making the first start of his NFL career. Jackson, a second-round draft pick out of Alabama State, was 10-for-20 for 50 yards and one interception. - added September, 2007

(Sun 31-Dec-2006) @ Chicago Bears - If, indeed, this was his last game, Brett Favre went out in style. The rocket-like passes that defined his career were on full display, zooming between helpless defenders and into receivers' hands. And when it was over, his voice cracked. Tears flowed. Is this really it, though? "If this is the last game, I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome," Favre said after the Packers closed out the season with a 26-7 victory against the Bears. Favre had his way, Rex Grossman looked lost, and the Bears bore little resemblance to a No. 1 playoff seed. Favre showed he still has some plenty left in that powerful right arm, passing for 285 yards to lead the Packers. But he tearfully hinted that he's seriously considering retirement, as he did in the last offseason. "If this is my last game, I want to remember it," Favre said, his voice cracking and tears streaming from his eyes. "It's tough. I love these guys. I love this game. What a great way to go out against a great football team. I couldn't ask for a better way to get out." Favre said he would discuss retirement with his family and make his announcement soon, "probably within the next couple of weeks." For now, the only certainty is he's scheduled for ankle surgery Jan. 1 in Green Bay. The three-time MVP completed 21 of 42 passes with a touchdown and interception. He had 209 yards in the first half alone as the Packers grabbed a 23-0 lead, and he moved into a tie with Dan Marino for second place on the victories list with 147. Favre needs one more to tie John Elway. Favre was in vintage form, but the inconsistent Grossman showed his bad side. He was 2-for-12 with three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns and a zero passer rating in the first half and did not come out for the second. It was the first time a quarterback recorded three interceptions and two completions since New Orleans' Richard Todd in 1984. And the debate over whether he or Brian Griese should start for the Bears (13-3) is back on, even if coach Lovie Smith said he won't make a change. The Packers were all but eliminated from the postseason when the New York Giants beat Washington on Dec. 30. And their final hopes were dashed before the kickoff. Still, they took it to a Chicago team that has home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and was trying to become only the fourth team to go undefeated in conference play since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. - added September, 2007

 

2007 (Every Game)

preseason

(Sat 04-Aug-2007) Packer Family Night - added September, 2007

(Sat 11-Aug-2007) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - added September, 2007

(Sat 18-Aug-2007) Seattle Seahawks - Preseason Midwest Shrine Game - added September, 2007

(Thur 23-Aug-2007) Jacksonville Jaguars - Preseason Bishops Charities Game - added September, 2007

(Thur 30-Aug-2007) @ Tennessee Titans - Preseason - added September, 2007

Regular season

(Sun 09-Sep-2007) Philadelphia Eagles - Aided by 2 muffed punts by the Eagles the Packers would win the first game of the season on a last second field goal. Favre completed 23 of 42 passes for 206 yards - added September, 2007

(Sun 16-Sep-2007) @ New York Giants - The Packers beat up on the team that would later get revenge in the Playoffs. Brett Favre was named ‘NFC Offensive Player of the Week’ for his performance at New York. He completed 29 of 38 passes for 286 yards and three TDs, for a 112.4 passer rating; connected with eight different receivers. Converted his first 14 passes in the second half; overall was 18-of-21 for 147 yards and three touchdowns following halftime. Brett Favre becomes the winningest quarterback of all time (160 victories), passing John Elway (148) on the all-time quarterback wins list. Donald Driver had a game-high 126 receiving yards on six catches, with one touchdown, his first 100-yard receiving game of the season and 17th of his career. Made his first reception in the second quarter, a 16-yard gain on third-and-3. The catch moved him into No. 1 on Lambeau Field’s all-time receptions list. - added September, 2007

(Sun 23-Sep-2007) San Diego Chargers - The Packers weren't given a chance in this game going against a Charger team that was thought to be one of the elite teams in the league. Little did anyone know at this point that so were the Packers. Favre was voted ‘FedEx Air Player Of The Week’ for leading five scoring drives, completing 28 of 45 passes for 369 yards and three TD passes. With the Chargers up 21-17 in the fourth quarter, tied Marino’s touchdown passes record by completing a short pass to Greg Jennings, who sprinted down the middle of the field for a 57-yard touchdown - (Gold Package game) - Includes halftime, commercials, CBS Post-game show - added January, 2008

(Sun 30-Sep-2007) @ Minnesota Vikings - Brett Favre threw his 421st career TD pass to Greg Jennings on a 16-yard score, breaking a tie with Dan Marino to take hold of the NFL record. Favred would be named ‘NFC Offensive Player of the week and ‘FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week’ for his performance. He went 32-of-45 for 344 yards and two touchdowns, including his NFL record 421st TD pass, and completed passes to 10 different receivers. - added January, 2008

(Sun 07-Oct-2007) Chicago Bears - The Packers lose there first game of the season against a reeling Bears team that needed a win. The Packers would pretty much dominate the first half, but you wouldn't tell by the score board. Rookie WR James Jones would have 2 costly fumbles, on almost identical slant receptions. Favre would finish 29-for-40 for 322 yards with one touchdown and two INTs; completing 19 of 22 passes in the first half - added January, 2008

(Sun 14-Oct-2007) Washington Redskins - Redskins and Packers went down to the wire in a very good battle of 2 playoff bound teams. Sean Taylor would pick off two passes on underthrown balls by Favre. Favre would complete 19 of 37 passes, with two INTs. - added January, 2008

(Mon 29-Oct-2007) @ Denver Broncos - MNF - OT - Packers find a running back and win in a Favre-erly fashion. On the first play of OT, after the Packers won the coin flip, Favre would end the game in dramatic fashion by hitting Greg Jennings in stride on a bomb for an 82-yard TD. Favre would hit two such bombs on the day a week after being critisized for underthrowing two passes that were intercepted against Washington. The first bomb was a perfect throw to James Jones, on the first play of the Packers second possession, that would go for 79-yards after some great running by Jones. On the day Favre completed 21 of 27 passes (to eight receivers) for 331 yards and two touchdowns, for a season-high 142.4 passer rating, earning him ‘FedEx Air Player Of The Week’. Favre threw only one incompletion after halftime and with his performance, is the first player in Packers history to throw two TD passes of 75+ yards in one game. Favre has 13 career TD passes of 75+ yards, the most for any player in NFL history. Ryan Grant would take over in the 2nd Qtr at RB after DeShawn Wynn left with a shoulder injury. Grant would rush for 104 yds without even having a carry in the first Qtr. and become the first 100-yd rusher for the Packers all year. Gregg Jennings caught six passes for a career-high 141 yards and a game winning 82-yard score in overtime. It marked the third 100-yard performance of Jennings career. James Jones posted his first career 100-yard game and earned ‘Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Week’ honors, catching three passes for 107 yards, including a career-long 79-yard touchdown. It marked the longest TD catch by a Packers rookie since 1954 when Max McGee caught an 82-yarder - Includes Commercials and halftime (Quality 9) - added January, 2008

(Sun 04-Nov-2007) @ Kansas City Chiefs - Dramatic 4th Qtr and another Favre bomb comeback in the 4th. The Packers went into the 4th Qtr trailing 14-13. Favre then placed a 44-yard pass perfectly to Driver to set up a FG and 16-14 advantage. The Chiefs would then score a touchdown and successful two-point conversion to take a 7 point lead. Favre then found Jennings for a 60-yard touchdown and a 23-22 lead and the defense would come up huge to prevent a Chiefs comeback with an interception for a TD. Favre went 24-of-34, with two touchdowns and two interceptions for the game. The win would make Favre only the 3rd QB in history to beat every team in the league, the other two QBs are Payton Manning and Tom Brady who both also accomplished this feat in the 2007 season. Donald Driver led the team with five catches for 99 yards, including a 44-yard one-handed grab made between two defenders - Includes Halftime, commercials, Fox Post-Game (Quality 9) - added January, 2008

(Sun 11-Nov-2007) Minnesota Vikings - Packers shut out Vikings in dominating fashion. Favre connected on 33 of 46 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns and won ‘FedEx Air Player Of The Week’ for his preformance. Ryan Grant would win ‘FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week’ for his performance against what was the league's #1 rated rushing defense. Grant would gain 119 yards, plus his first career touchdown, on 19 carries. - (Gold Package game) - added January, 2008

(Sun 18-Nov-2007) Carolina Panthers - Packers continue to roll. Favre completed 22-of-30 passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns, the 62nd time he’s thrown for at least three TDs in a game, tying Marino’s NFL record. - added January, 2008

(Thurs 22-Nov-2007) @ Detroit Lions - Thanksgiving - This game was the battle for division supremacy between the two teams picked to finish at the bottom of the division at the start of the year - Ryan Grant ran 15 times for 101 yards and one touchdown and finished second on the team with six catches for 31 yards. Brett Favre completed 31 of 41 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns, for a passer rating of 128.2, once again earning ‘FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week.’ He completed 20 straight passes, breaking the previous Packers mark of 18 set by both Lynn Dickey and Don Majkowski. Had his 63rd game with three touchdown passes or more, surpassing Marino’s NFL record (62). Donald Driver recorded season-highs with 10 catches and 147 yards. - added January, 2008

(Thurs 29-Nov-2007) @ Dallas Cowboys - Billed as the best game all year that no one could watch because it would be on NFL network which wasn't carried by the main cable companies yet. Favre would get injured in the 2nd Qtr and Aaron Rodgers would get a chance to actually play. Rodgers led the Packers all the way back into the game, but the Cowboys pulled away late. Rodgers completed 18 of 26 passes for 201 yards and one touchdown for a 104.8 passer rating, plus had five rushes for 30 yards. Ryan Grant had 14 carries for 94 yards and two touchdowns, the first multiple-TD game of his career. In the first quarter, Grant found a small opening off right guard and sprinted for a 62-yard touchdown. - Includes NFL Total Access Pregame, Commercials, Halftime, post-game interviews (Quality 9) - added January, 2008

(Sun 09-Dec-2007) Oakland Raiders - Brett Favre started his 250th consecutive contest despite suffering multiple injuries the previous week. Favre Went 15-of-23 for 266 yards and two touchdowns, for a 115.5 passer rating. Ryan Grant set career highs with 29 carries and 156 yards, adding a touchdown. He would be named ‘FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week.’ - added January, 2008

(Sun 16-Dec-2007) @ St. Louis Rams - Favre sets record for career passing yards, surpassing Dan Marino's mark of 61,361 yards, with a 7-yard toss to Driver. - added January, 2008

(Sun 23-Dec-2007) @ Chicago Bears - On a cold and very windy night the Bears would sweep the season series with the Packers giving the Bears their only bright spot of the season. The Packers punting team would have an adventure all game and couldn't handle the conditions. Donald Driver would record his 500th career catch. Ryan Grant had 14 rushes for 100 yards and one TD. In the second quarter, went off right tackle for a career-long 66-yard touchdown the Packers only score of the contest. - added January, 2008

(Sun 30-Dec-2007) Detroit Lions - Favre would play for three drives - all ending with touchdowns - completing 9 of 11 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a 143.8 passer rating. Craig Nall, who was brought back to the Packers and hadn't played all year, came in at QB because Rodgers was still hurt from the Dallas game. Nall played great and the Packers rolled. - Includes FOX Pre-game, Halftime, commercials (Quality 9) - added January, 2008

(Sat 12-Jan-2008) 2007 NFC Divisional - Seattle Seahawks - The field was clear before the game, but it didn't take long before Lambeau became a winter wonderland. The game also started looking like the Packers would fall heavily to the Seahawks as Ryan Grant fumbled on 2 of his first 3 touches setting up two Seattle TD's in the first 3 minutes of the game. Favre completed 18 of 23 passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns, good for a 137.6-passer rating, a personal playoff best. Favre became the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 career postseason yards when he completed an 11-yard pass to Greg Jennings in the second quarter. Atari Bigby would have a couple of monster hits in this game; one causing a fumble that the Packers used to take the lead in the game. - added January, 2008

(Sun 20-Jan-2008) 2007 NFC Championship - New York Giants - The kickoff temperature was -1 degrees with -25 degree windchill making this game the 3rd coldest in NFL playoff history. - The Giants would play solid and beat the Packers in a back and forth game that never saw the Packers find their rhythem on offense. - Includes FOX Pre-game show, commercials, halftime, and FOX post-game - 3 DVDs (Quality 9.5) - added January, 2008

2007 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Original (Quality 10) - Added March, 2011

 

2008 (Every Game)

preseason

(Sat 02-Aug-2008) 2008 Packer Family Night

(Mon 11-Aug-2008) Cincinnati Bengals - Aaron Rodgers shrugged off a shaky beginning as Brett Favre's replacement. In his first start for the Packers, Rodgers delivered a pair of scoring drives and a handful of highlights in a loss to the Bengals on Monday night. The Bengals tagged Rodgers for an early interception off of a deflected pass, but he recovered to complete 9 of 15 throws for 117 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers was greeted warmly by fans before the game, with a significant portion giving him a standing ovation. Rodgers could have had a second scoring strike, but couldn't connect on a deep ball to wide open receiver James Jones on the Packers' third drive. On the next play, Rodgers threw a crisp 30-yard pass to Ruvell Martin on third-and-2 that helped set up a 37-yard field goal by Mason Crosby. On the Packers' next possession, Jones caught a dart from Rodgers and ran for a 30-yard touchdown - despite bouncing off a jarring hit from Bengals safety Marvin White that knocked off his helmet.

(Sat 16-Aug-2008) @ San Francisco 49ers - J.T. O'Sullivan threw for 154 yards and one score on 8-of-17 passing to lead the 49ers over the Packers. O'Sullivan also had one interception, and Alex Smith went 5-for-12 passing for 62 yards. In his second game under center since taking the quarterback reigns from Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers completed 9-of-16 passes for 58 yards. The entire Packers offense was ineffective. Kregg Lumpkin led Green Bay with 51 yards rushing on 10 attempts, while Vernand Morency caught one pass for 20 yards. Mason Crosby had a pair of field goals to account for all the points.

(Fri 22-Aug-2008) @ Denver Broncos - Aaron Rodgers went from pathetic one week to just about perfect the next. Brett Favre's replacement bounced back from a bad game at San Francisco to complete 18 of 22 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' win over Denver on Friday night. Rodgers led four scoring drives in his five possessions and was 16-for-19 for 178 yards against the Broncos' starters, including a 10-yard touchdown to Donald Driver on the game's opening drive. He added a 1-yard sneak for a score against the Broncos' reserves to open the second half before giving way to rookie Brian Brohm. Broncos QB Jay Cutler was effective if not as accurate, leading Denver to scores on all three of its first-half possessions. One was a 99-yard touchdown march that chewed up most of the second quarter, and another was an 80-yard drive in all of 16 seconds. After completing his first dozen passes against Dallas a week ago, Cutler was wild against the Packers, completing just 6 of 13 throws for 115 yards.

(Thur 28-Aug-2008) Tennessee Titans - Aaron Rodgers needed only one play to show that he's ready to go. But Vince Young still doesn't quite seem warmed up for the regular season, even after the Titans' victory over Green Bay. Rodgers threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings on his first -- and only -- play from scrimmage, then spent the rest of the evening holding a clipboard and playing catch on the sideline. Young made a few big plays but failed to capitalize on several scoring chances despite playing with good field position against the Packers' defensive reserves. Young drove the Titans inside the Packers' 10-yard line four times in the first half, but Tennessee came away with only three field goals. Young led the Titans' No. 1 offense to only two field goals in Tennessee's three previous preseason games. Young stood on the Titans' sideline with a bandage on his right hand in the second half after bruising his thumb early in the second quarter. Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he didn't expect Young to be limited in practice next week. As Rodgers continues to calm fans' concerns about his ability to replace Brett Favre, the Packers' most pressing quarterback concern is who will be his backup. After what started out as a rough night for the Packers' pair of rookie quarterbacks, Matt Flynn and Brian Brohm, Flynn drove the Packers into Titans territory in the final 2 minutes and threw a 22-yard touchdown to Jake Allen to cut Tennessee's lead to two with no time left on the clock. The Packers had a chance to tie the game on a 2-point conversion, but receiver Johnny Quinn was out of bounds when he caught Flynn's pass in the corner of the end zone.

Regular season

(Mon 08-Sep-2008) Minnesota Vikings - Aaron Rodgers passed his first test as the Packers' new quarterback, throwing for 178 yards and a touchdown and scoring on a game-clinching sneak in a victory over Minnesota on Monday night. Rodgers got help from the Packers' special teams, RB Ryan Grant and S Atari Bigby to beat a bitter division rival in his first regular-season start. Will Blackmon's 76-yard punt return gave Green Bay a 17-6 lead going into the fourth quarter. Grant broke free for a 57-yard run midway through the fourth quarter, giving the Packers first-and-goal at the 2. After a penalty against the Vikings, Rodgers was stuffed on his first attempt at a quarterback sneak but plunged into the end zone on the second try. Tavaris Jackson then led the Vikings on an 11-play drive that ended with a 3-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson, cutting the Packers' lead to 24-19 with 2:39 remaining. An onside kick attempt by Ryan Longwell bounced out of bounds, giving the ball back to the Packers at their own 39. But the Packers had to punt, giving the ball back to Minnesota at its own 31 with 1:51 remaining. But with the Vikings driving near midfield with under a minute remaining, Bigby stepped in front of Jackson's pass for an interception to put the game away. - Includes Halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 14-Sep-2008) @ Detroit Lions - Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the first four drives of his second start, helping Green Bay build a big lead it needed. Green Bay led 21-0 midway through the second quarter, but fell behind by a point with 7:41 left after Calvin Johnson caught his second TD in the fourth quarter. The Packers went back ahead with a field goal on the ensuing drive, then turned the game back into the rout it had been with three straight interceptions. Charles Woodson and Nick Collins returned two of the picks for touchdowns, giving Green Bay a lopsided lead again. Rodgers was 24-of-38 for 328 yards, three scores and a fumble in his first start on the road and his first fourth-quarter comeback. Greg Jennings caught six passes for 167 yards, including a 60-yard gain to set up Mason Crosby's go-ahead field goal with 5:17 to go. Donald Driver, James Jones and Jordy Nelson all had TD receptions from Rodgers. The Lions are 0-2 for the fourth time since 2001, when Matt Millen took control as team president beginning a stretch of futility that has sunk the franchise to an NFL-worst 31-83 record. Jon Kitna was 21-of-41 for 276 yards, two TDs and three interceptions. - Includes Halftime (Quality 9)

(Sun 21-Sep-2008) Dallas Cowboys - The Packers had a plan to stop Terrell Owens, and did it ever work. Unfortunately for them, just about everyone else on the Cowboys' offense had a big night. Even unheralded backup receiver Miles Austin got into the act with a pair of big catches. With Owens uncharacteristically silent on and off the field - he didn't talk after the game - Marion Barber ran for a career-high 142 yards and a touchdown, and rookie Felix Jones added a 60-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Jones has scored in his first three NFL games, the first player since Andre Davis and Donte' Stallworth in 2002 to do so. Then Austin, who plays mostly on special teams and came into Sunday's game with seven career receptions, sealed the win with a 52-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter. Dallas joined the reigning Super Bowl champion New York Giants as the NFC's only undefeated teams. Aaron Rodgers did not throw an interception, becoming the first Packers starting QB to not throw an interception in his first three games of the season. Scott Hunter, who replaced Bart Starr as the Packers' starter in 1972, was the last to accomplish the feat. In their sixth game in Green Bay, the Cowboys won for the first time at Lambeau Field.

(Sun 28-Sep-2008) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Derrick Brooks hasn't been himself this season. A sore hamstring has seen to that, feeding the perception that the 10-time Pro Bowl linebacker and Tampa Bay's aging defense are slowing down. Aaron Rodgers will tell you otherwise. Brooks had one of three interceptions off Green Bay's young quarterback and also forced a fumble that Jermaine Phillips returned 38 yards for a touchdown, helping the Bucs beat the Packers. Rogers threw for two touchdowns to Greg Jennings, who had six receptions for 109 yards, but was sacked three times and left the game for one series with a shoulder injury midway through the fourth quarter. The fourth-year pro returned briefly after Green Bay fell behind 23-21 on Matt Bryant's third field goal of the game. But he was hit from the blindside as he launched a pass on second down, and the ball was picked off by Gaines Adams with just over two minutes to go. Earnest Graham put away Tampa Bay's third straight victory with Brian Griese at quarterback, breaking a 47-yard run to the Packers 1 and then scoring on the next play to make it 30-21. He finished with 111 yards rushing on 20 carries. Matt Flynn was 2-of-5 for 6 yards on the two possessions he replaced Rodgers. The Packers finished with 181 yards total offense and just eight first downs - one in the second half, on Rodgers' long TD throw to Jennings. Rodgers had gone 157 pass attempts without throwing an interception -- the third longest streak in team history -- before tossing the first of his three on Sunday. Griese posted a passer rating of 36.0 in the victory. The Packers' Charles Woodson returned a pick for a touchdown for the sixth time in his career and the second time this season. On a good note I was at the Brewers Cubs game this day as the Crew won its way into the playoffs!

(Sun 05-Oct-2008) Atlanta Falcons - With every rock-solid read and on-target spiral, Matt Ryan takes another step toward making everybody forget Michael Vick, Bobby Petrino and everything else in the alcons' ugly recent past. The rookie quarterback turned in another sharp performance as the Falcons beat the Packers, upstaging a gritty showing by Aaron Rodgers. It was the first road win of the season for the new and improved Falcons, putting a team that is supposed to be rebuilding over the .500 mark. Falcons coach Mike Smith had a feeling during pregame warmups that his young quarterback wasn't going to get rattled on the road this time around. Ryan completed 16 of 26 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Falcons wide receiver Roddy White caught eight passes for 132 yards and a touchdown, while Michael Turner ran for 121 yards and a touchdown. Ryan stole the stage from Rodgers, who played hurt and played hard -- but not quite well enough to avoid the Packers' third straight loss. Rodgers started for the Packers despite a sprained shoulder that kept him out of practice for most of the week. He got better as the game went on, even as the signs that his shoulder was bothering him became more obvious. Rodgers hurt his shoulder at Tampa Bay last Sunday, and insisted during the week that the quarterback-record consecutive starts streak held by his predecessor, Brett Favre, didn't place any additional pressure on him to play. NOTES: Michael Turner rushed for 121 yards for his third 100-yard rushing game this season and sixth of his career. His teams are 6-0 when he reaches the century mark in rushing...Atlanta snapped a five-game road losing streak dating to last season and is one win away from tying last season's win total...The Packers lost for the first time (including playoffs) when Ryan Grant had 18 rush attempts in a game. He finished with 83 yards on 18 carries...Rodgers was 25-for-37 for 313 yards, his first career 300-yard game at Lambeau Field and second overall.

(Sun 12-Oct-2008) Seattle Seahawks - Aaron Rodgers turned his sprained shoulder into a lesson for any Packers who may still be missing his predecessor. The first-year starter is showing grit and leadership that would make Brett Favre proud. Rodgers again ignored the shoulder injury and a crunching early hit to run for a tying touchdown, then threw two scoring passes in the second half to perhaps save Green Bay's season in a 27-17 victory over the sinking Seahawks. Rodgers was 21-for-30 with 208 yards. The Packers stopped a three-game losing streak and are suddenly tied for the NFC North lead. The stunned Seahawks paid for having to start No. 3 quarterback Charlie Frye, because Matt Hasselbeck was inactive - he will be getting his bruised knee reevaluated on Monday - and backup Seneca Wallace was out with a calf injury. Seattle looked inept while gaining just 177 yards on offense and skidding to 1-4, the equal of the Rams at the bottom of the NFC West that Seattle has ruled the last four seasons. Frye, starting for the first time since the 2007 opener when he was with Cleveland, gave Seattle a 10-3 lead midway through the second quarter with his first touchdown pass since Dec. 3, 2006. It was set up by Julian Peterson sacking Rodgers and forcing a fumble Bernard recovered at the Packers 32. After T.J. Duckett ran 9 yards on fourth-and-1, Frye pulled up on a bootleg with linebacker Brady Poppinga in his face and threw 6 yards to John Carlson for the rookie's first career TD reception. Rodgers and the Packers seemed to awaken on the first play of the ensuing drive. Seattle's Pro Bowl defensive end Patrick Kerney leveled the ailing quarterback with a crashing shoulder hit to the chest after he threw an incomplete pass. He went 3-for-3 converting third-down passes on the drive that ended with his tying, 1-yard sneak for a touchdown. In the third quarter, with safety Brian Russell in his face, Rodgers found Greg Jennings for a 45-yard touchdown. That gave the Packers their first lead, 17-10. Jennings beat Pro Bowl cornerback Marcus Trufant for his fourth touchdown of the season. While the Seahawks sputtered trying to throw with Frye, the Packers took command with a 15-play, 84-yard march. Rodgers was also 3-for-3 converting third-down passes on the drive, which ended with a 1-yard touchdown throw to John Kuhn. - Includes Halftime and commercials (Quality 9)

(Sun 19-Oct-2008) Indianapolis Colts - Aaron Rodgers was efficient in throwing for 186 yards and a score and the Packers returned two interceptions for touchdowns in their pounding of the Colts. Rodgers, 21-of-28 on pass attempts, and Ryan Grant had his best showing this season with 105 yards rushing and a touchdown on 31 carries. It was Grant's first rushing TD of the year and first 100-yard game this season. Backup tailback Brandon Jackson led the Pack in receiving with six grabs for 37 yards for Green Bay, which moved into a two-way tie with the Bears atop the NFC North standings. Peyton Manning was a pedestrian 21-of-42 passing for 229 yards with two interceptions that were returned for scores. Dominic Rhodes scored both Indy touchdowns with 73 yards rushing on 20 attempts. Dallas Clark led all receivers with eight catches for 81 yards for the Colts, who now sit three games back of Tennessee in the AFC South.

(Sun 02-Nov-2008) @ Tennessee Titans - OT - Rob Bironas kicked a 41-yard field goal 5:24 into overtime to keep the Titans unbeaten. Bironas connected on 4-of-5 field goal tries and the combination of Johnson and White racked up 166 of Tennessee's 178 yards on the ground. Johnson finished with 89 yards and a score on 24 carries, while White added 77 yards on eight attempts. Kerry Collins threw for 180 yards without a touchdown or interception, completing 18-of-37 passes. Aaron Rodgers connected on 22-of-41 passes for 314 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also fumbled once. Donald Driver caught seven passes for 136 yards and Ryan Grant ran for 86 yards on 20 carries for the Packers, who were coming off a bye and had their two-game win streak stopped. (Quality 9)

(Sun 09-Nov-2008) @ Minnesota Vikings - Adrian Peterson rushed for 192 yards, including a 29-yard go-ahead touchdown with 2:22 remaining in the fourth quarter, as the Vikings edged the Packers. Peterson had 30 carries and also caught three passes for 33 yards, while Gus Frerotte completed 15-of-28 passes for 151 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Vikings, who have won two straight games and four of their last five. Minnesota and Chicago are now tied for first place atop the NFC North. Chester Taylor had four catches for 84 yards and a score, and Sidney Rice caught a three-yard TD pass in the win. Aaron Rodgers finished 15-of-26 passing for 142 yards, while Ryan Grant rushed for 75 yards and a score for Green Bay. Nick Collins had a 59-yard interception return for a touchdown and Will Blackmon returned a punt 65 yards for a score in defeat. Mason Crosby added a pair of field goals for the Packers, but missed a 52-yard attempt in the final moments that would have won the game. Donald Driver had five catches for 46 yards and set the Green Bay franchise record with receptions in 104 consecutive games, surpassing Sterling Sharpe. - Includes FOX Pre-game, halftime

(Sun 16-Nov-2008) Chicago Bears - Ryan Grant ran for 145 yards and a touchdown as the Packers crushed the Bears in an NFC North battle at Lambeau Field. Aaron Rodgers was an efficient 23-for-30 with 227 yards, two touchdowns and an interception while Greg Jennings and Donald Lee each caught a touchdown for the Packers, who snapped a two-game slide. Kyle Orton, who missed last week's loss to Tennessee with an ankle injury, went just 13-for-26 with 138 yards and lost a fumble for the Bears, who have dropped their past two games. Matt Forte had 64 yards on 16 carries in the loss. Coupled with Minnesota's loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday, the NFC North now has a three-way tie for first place between Chicago, Minnesota and Green Bay. - Includes FOX Pre-game, halftime, and Locker Room Live post-game.

(Mon 24-Nov-2008) @ New Orleans Saints - Drew Brees threw for 323 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints tied a franchise record for points in a game while throttling the Packers. Deuce McAllister had a rushing score and set the Saints career record with 54 touchdowns, while Brees connected on 20-of-26 passes. Lance Moore had five receptions for 115 yards and a pair of TDs for the Saints, who are two games out of first place in the NFC South. Pierre Thomas ran for 87 yards and two touchdowns for New Orleans. The Saints also equaled the 51 points set Nov. 2, 1969 in a win at St. Louis, and tied Nov. 21, 1976 in a triumph at Seattle. Aaron Rodgers completed 23-of-41 passes for 248 yards with a pair of scores, but was picked off three times for the Packers, who fell a game behind Chicago and Minnesota for the top of the NFC North. Greg Jennings had eight receptions for 101 yards and a TD for Green Bay, which has dropped three of its last four games.

(Sun 30-Nov-2008) Carolina Panthers - DeAngelo Williams ran for four touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 1:30 left in the game, as Carolina upended the Packers. Williams had 21 carries for 72 yards for the Panthers, who kept pace with Tampa Bay for first place in the NFC South. Jake Delhomme passed for 177 yards on 12-of-17 completions for Carolina, while Steve Smith caught four passes for 105 yards. Two of his grabs got the ball to the one-yard line to set up Williams touchdowns. Aaron Rodgers threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-45 completions for Green Bay, which has lost two in a row and four of five. Greg Jennings, Donald Driver and Donald Lee each had a receiving touchdown in the loss. Green Bay outgained Carolina, 438-300.

(Sun 07-Dec-2008) Houston Texans - Kris Brown kicked three field goals, including the game-winning 40-yarder as time expired to give the Texans a 24-21 win over the Packers. Matt Schaub completed 28-of-42 passes for 414 yards with two touchdowns, while Kevin Walter had six grabs for 146 yards and a score for Houston, which has won three straight games after losing the previous three. Schaub was returning this week from a four-game absence that followed a knee injury suffered in a loss to the Vikings on November 2nd. In that game, Schaub sprained his left MCL on a low hit from Minnesota end Jared Allen. Andre Johnson had four catches for 55 yards and a TD and Steve Slaton rushed for 120 yards on 26 carries for the Texans, who were coming off a 30-17 beat-down of the Jaguars on Monday night. Aaron Rodgers passed for 295 yards on 19-of-30 attempts with a pair of touchdowns and an interception for the Packers, who have dropped five of their last six games. Ryan Grant led the Green Bay ground attacked with 104 yards and a score. Donald Lee and Jordy Nelson had TD grabs for the Pack.

(Sun 14-Dec-2008) @ Jacksonville Jaguars - Maurice Jones-Drew's two-yard touchdown run with 1:56 remaining in the game lifted the Jaguars and officially eliminated the Packers from playoff contention. David Garrard completed 21-of-33 passes for 238 yards with a pair of touchdowns for the Jaguars, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Dennis Northcutt compiled 127 yards on five receptions, including a 30-yard score, and Jones-Drew also caught a 14-yard TD pass. Aaron Rodgers finished 20-of-32 passing with 278 yards, one touchdown and an interception for the Packers. James Jones made four grabs for 132 yards and Donald Driver added 65 yards on five catches. The Jaguars were behind 13-7 going into the fourth quarter but regained the lead on a 14-yard TD pass from Garrard to Jones-Drew with 10:39 remaining. - Includes Halftime

(Mon 22-Dec-2008) @ Chicago Bears - OT - Robbie Gould's 38-yard field goal with 11:28 left in overtime lifted Chicago, keeping the Bears in the thick of the NFC North race. With the win, Chicago moved into a tie with Minnesota for first place in the division. Matt Forte ran for 73 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries for the Bears, who have won three in a row and two consecutive in overtime. Kyle Orton threw for 142 yards on 14-of-27 passing for Chicago, with two interceptions and a touchdown to Greg Olsen. Aaron Rodgers completed 24-of-39 passes for 260 yards and two TDs, with one interception, as the Packers lost their fifth in a row, and seventh game by four or fewer points. The Bears blocked a 38-yard field goal with 18 seconds left in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime, in which Chicago took the ball first. Orton connected with Olsen for 17 yards to midfield, and on the play a horse-collar tackle penalty on Green Bay put the Bears at the Packers' 35-yard line. Forte ran twice before catching the ball and running for a 14-yard gain. Forte ran twice more to put the Bears in a 3rd-and-10 situation, as Gould came on and booted the winning kick through the uprights. - Includes Samual Jackson intro to game, halftime, and ESPN Sportscenter post-game

(Sun 28-Dec-2008) Detroit Lions - Detroit became the first team in NFL history to go 0-16 as Aaron Rogers threw three touchdowns for the Packers. The Lions became the first team since the 1976 Buccaneers, who went 0-14 in their expansion season, and the first team since the league went to a 16-game format to finish a full campaign winless. Dan Orlovsky went 22-for-42 with 225 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while Calvin Johnson had nine catches for 102 yards and two scores for the Lions, who have dropped 17 straight overall and 12 consecutive games on the road. Rodgers went 21-for-31 with 308 yards while Donald Driver had six catches for 111 yards and a score. The Packers set an NFL record with two receivers, Driver and Greg Jennings (101), and two rushers, Ryan Grant (106) and DeShawn Wynn (106), to go over 100 yards. - Includes FOX pre-game and hafltime

 

2009 (Every Game)

Preseason

(Sat 08-Aug-2009) Packers Family Night - Scrimmage canceled before it was done due to lightening. Still had fireworks afterwards and many player interviews. - Added March, 2011

(Sat 15-Aug-2009) Cleveland Browns - Aaron Rodgers tossed a 53-yard TD to Donald Driver and Ryan Grant rushed for a score, as Green Bay spoiled new head coach Eric Mangini's debut with the Browns. The Packers got all the offense they would need in an abbreviated stint from the first-teamers with a pair of scores on the first two possessions. Rodgers orchestrated a seven-play 78-yard opening drive that culminated in him finding Driver deep in the middle of the field for a 53-yard score. Green Bay's new defensive mind Dom Capers pitched a shutout in the team's first game implementing a 3-4 scheme. The Browns were held to 11 first downs, 191 total yards and were sacked three times. Green Bay had 392 total yards of offense and 25 first downs. - Includes Packers Pre-game, some commercials, Packers post-game - Added March, 2011

(Sat 22-Aug-2009) Buffalo Bills - Aaron Rodgers turned in a crisp early performance, completing 8-of-9 passes for a pair of TDs as Green Bay rode a strong first half to defeat Buffalo. Tyrell Sutton rushed for 49 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers, who have emerged victorious in both exhibition games thus far. Ryan Grant picked up 43 yards on the ground and also scored once. Donald Driver and Greg Jennings each registered a TD catch for Green Bay, which saw backup Brian Brohm go 12-for-19 for 83 yards. Rodgers hit Jennings in the first quarter then Driver in the second. Grant added a TD run and Mason Crosby nailed a 36-yarder and the Pack took a 24-0 edge to halftime. - Includes Packers Pre-game - Added March, 2011

(Fri 28-Aug-2009) @ Arizona Cardinals - Aaron Rodgers threw for 258 yards and three TDs, as the Packers held on for the win. The Packers first-team offense played the entire first half, and the team led, 38-10, at halftime. Green Bay got a scare on the opening drive, as Greg Jennings was sandwiched by two defenders while making a 25-yard catch. He remained down on the field for several minutes before walking off under his own power. He did not return to the game and watched the rest of the half from the sideline. After trailing at halftime by 28, the Cardinals scored four consecutive TDs, with their final tally coming late in the fourth on a Leinart touchdown pass to Jason Wright to make it a one-point game, 38-37. However, Leinart's two-point conversion attempt failed, and Ruvell Martin returned the ensuing onside kick 39 yards to seal the win for Green Bay. - Added March, 2011

(Thur 03-Sep-2009) @ Tennessee Titans - Vince Young went 7-for-12 passing for 85 yards and a TD and also ran for 38 yards and a score, while Dominique Edison caught five passes for 90 yards and two scores, as the Titans crushed Green Bay.atrick Ramsey was 5-for-8 for 82 yards and Kerry Collins ended 0-for-3. Brian Brohm was 20-for-28 passing for 154 yards and Aaron Rodgers went 2-for-3 for seven yards for the Packers. Kregg Lumpkin had a rushing TD and Jordy Nelson gained 50 yards on three grabs. The Packers last finished a preseason unbeaten in 1999. - Added March, 2011

 

Regular Season

(Sun 13-Sep-2009) Chicago Bears - After seven of the Packers' 10 losses in 2008 came by four points or less, Aaron Rodgers made sure history wouldn't repeat itself, throwing a 50-yard go-ahead TD strike to Greg Jennings with 1:11 remaining to spoil Jay Cutler's debut with his new team. Cutler, who orchestrated seven game-winning fourth-quarter drives in three seasons with the Broncos before being traded to Chicago in the offseason, couldn't add an eighth. His next play from scrimmage turned out to be his fourth interception of the contest -- a new career-high. The big story for the Packers was their new-look 3-4 defense under new coordinator Dom Capers. Capers' group kept Cutler to under 50 percent on his pass attempts -- 17-for-36 -- and held Matt Forte to 55 yards on 25 carries. - Added March, 2011

(Sun 20-Sep-2009) Cincinnati Bengals - Chad Ochocinco caught a 13-yard go-ahead touchdown pass from Carson Palmer late in the third quarter and Cedric Benson rushed for 141 yards on 29 carries, as the Bengals held off the Packers. Palmer finished 15-of-23 for 185 yards with three TDs and two interceptions for the Bengals, while Laveranues Coles and Chris Henry added touchdown catches. Antwan Odom tied a Cincinnati club record with five sacks. Aaron Rodgers passed for 261 yards on 21-of-39 efficiency including a score for Green Bay. Ryan Grant had 14 rushes for 46 yards and a TD and Donald Driver had six grabs for 99 yards and a TD. Charles Woodson had a huge game for the Packers defense, finishing with two interceptions, with one being returned for a score. - Added March, 2011

(Sun 27-Sep-2009) @ St. Louis Rams - Aaron Rodgers passed for 269 yards with two TDs and ran for another score, as the Packers rolled. Rodgers finished 13-of-23 passing and also rushed eight times for 38 yards, while Ryan Grant added 99 yards on the ground on 26 carries. John Kuhn had a 10-yard TD grab and rushed for a score, while Greg Jennings pulled in two passes for 103 yards in the win. Donald Driver also had a big game, catching four balls for 95 yards and a TD. Steven Jackson had 27 carries for 117 yards and Daniel Fells had a pair of TD catches for the Rams, who have started 0-3 for the third straight season and have dropped 13 in a row with their last win coming on October 19, 2008 versus Dallas. Marc Bulger finished 3-of-4 passing for 23 yards and a fumble before leaving late in the first quarter with a bruised right shoulder. Kyle Boller took over and threw for 164 yards on 16-of-31 attempts, including two TD passes. - Added March, 2011

(Mon 05-Oct-2009) @ Minnesota Vikings - For 16 years Brett Favre tortured opponents as the star quarterback of Green Bay. Monday night, the tables were turned on the Packers as the three-time league MVP threw for 271 yards and three touchdowns, and Minnesota remained unbeaten. It was a picture-perfect night for Favre, who turns 40 this Saturday. Starting his NFL-record 273rd straight game, Favre, who holds every significant career passing record, set a milestone by becoming the first QB in league history to beat all 32 NFL teams. He connected on 24-of-31 passes. Adrian Peterson rushed 25 times for 55 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (4-0), who have won their first four games to a season for the first time since 2003 when they captured their first six contests, but finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. Aaron Rodgers, who replaced Favre as Green Bay's starting quarterback in 2008, threw for a career-best 384 yards. He went 26-of-37 with a pair of touchdowns and was picked off once. Clay Matthews returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown and Jermichael Finley had six catches for 128 yards and a score for the Packers, who faltered thanks to Minnesota's defense. Jared Allen led the attack with a career-high 4 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and one safety. Minnesota had eight sacks of Rodgers, bringing the total times he's been sacked to 20 this season. - Includes Monday Night Countdown pregame and halftime - 3 DVDs (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 18-Oct-2009) Detroit Lions - Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdowns as the Green Bay Packers continued their home field dominance of the Lions. The win is Green Bay's 18th straight home victory against the Lions, which includes 15 straight games at Lambeau Field. Rodgers went 29-for-37 with 358 yards and an interception for the Packers (3-2), who were coming off their bye week after losing to Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings. Mason Crosby connected on all four of his field goal attempts. James Jones and John Kuhn each caught a touchdown while Ryan Grant had 24 carries for 90 yards in the win for Green Bay, which shut out Detroit for the first time since November 17, 1946. Donald Driver finished the game with seven catches for 107 yards. His first catch of the game in the first quarter, a short five-yard grab, gave him 596 for his career to set a Green Bay receiving record. The previous record of 595 catches in a Green Bay uniform was held by Sterling Sharpe. The Packers had 23 first downs in the game, compared to just 10 for Detroit, and controlled the ball for 40:48. Green Bay outgained Detroit, 435-149. - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 25-Oct-2009) @ Cleveland Browns - Aaron Rodgers tossed three touchdowns as the Packers had no problems with the Browns. Rodgers went 15-for-20 for 246 yards, while Ryan Grant had 27 carries for 148 yards and a score for the Packers, who have won two straight games after their bye week. Donald Driver, Spencer Havner and James Jones each caught a touchdown. Derek Anderson again struggled under center, as he went 12-for-29 for 99 yards and an interception for the Browns, who have dropped their past two games after a 6-3 win over Buffalo in Week 5. Jamal Lewis had 15 carries for 47 yards in the loss. On their first possession, the Packers faced a 4th-and-1 at the Cleveland 32 and went for it, but the Browns defense held firm and got the ball back. Cleveland then moved the ball 65 yards over 11 plays that ate up the rest of the first quarter, and on the first play of the second quarter, Billy Cundiff banked a 22-yard field goal off the left goalpost and in for a 3-0 lead. However, it was a short-lived lead, as Green Bay needed less than three minutes to take a 7-3 advantage. On the sixth play of the drive, Rodgers rolled out to avoid pressure and hit Havner, who ran down the right sideline and stretched into the end zone on a 45-yard score. - Includes FOX Pregame (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 01-Nov-2009) Minnesota Vikings - Brett Favre was greeted by a chorus of boos in his first return to Lambeau Field as a visiting player, but threw four touchdown passes and led the Vikings to a 38-26 victory against the Packers. Favre, who spent a storied 16-year tenure in Green Bay, completed 17-of-28 passes for 244 yards with his four TD passes going to four different receivers. It's the 21st time Favre has thrown four or more touchdowns in a game, tying him with Dan Marino for the most such contests in NFL history. Adrian Peterson rushed for 97 yards and a score on 25 carries for Minnesota, which was coming off its first loss of the season last week. Minnesota is off to its best start since the 2000 season and completed a season sweep of Green Bay for the first time since 2005. The Vikings won a Week 4 Monday night matchup at the Metrodome against Green Bay, 30-23, Favre's first game playing against his old team. Aaron Rodgers was 26-of-41 for 287 yards, threw three touchdowns and rushed five times for 52 yards in the loss. Favre's heir was sacked six times and took a beating from the Vikings' defense, which set the tone early by limiting the Packers to 47 yards of offense in the first half before wearing down later in the game. Greg Jennings recorded eight receptions for 88 yards and touchdown in a sobering loss for Green Bay, which had won its last two games following the initial defeat to Minnesota on October 5. - Includes NFL Total Access (10/28/09), NFL Live (10/28/09), NFL Total Access (10/28/09), Jim Rome (10/28/09), PTI (10/28/09), NFL Live (10/29/09), PTI (10/29/09), NFL Total Access (10/28/09), NFL Total Access (10/30/09), NFL Live (10/30/09), NFC Playbook (10/30/09), NFL Total Access (10/31/09), Gameday morning (11/01/09), Sports Reporters (11/01/09), Gameday (11/01/09), NFL Countdown (11/01/09), FOX Pregame, Halftime, Pack Attack (Ahman Green guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Nick Collins guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (Ryan Grant guest), Inside Lambeau (Tyron Williams guest) - 4 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 08-Nov-2009) @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Josh Freeman got the Buccaneers and first-year head coach Raheem Morris their first win in his first NFL start by throwing three touchdown passes. Freeman threw for 205 yards on 14-of-31 pass attempts with an interception. Derrick Ward was the recipient of his first career TD pass in the opening quarter for Tampa Bay, whose defense notched six sacks and three interceptions of Aaron Rodgers. The Packers quarterback threw for 266 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-35 efficiency, but was again let down by his offensive line. Green Bay, which has dropped two in a row, came in allowing the most sacks in the league. Ryan Grant rushed for 96 yards and a TD on 21 carries while Donald Driver and James Jones both caught TD passes - Includes NFC Playbook, FOX Pregame, Halftime, Monday QB, Pack Attack (Brad Jones guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Ahman Green guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (Aaron Rodgers guest), Inside Lambeau (Nick Collins guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 15-Nov-2009) Dallas Cowboys - Aaron Rodgers threw for 189 yards and a touchdown, and the Packers dominated to hand Tony Romo his first-ever loss in November. Rodgers completed 25-of-36 passes and also rushed for a score for Green Bay. Ryan Grant ran for 79 yards on 19 carries, and Donald Driver caught four passes for 50 yards. Spencer Havner had a touchdown reception in the win. Charles Woodson had eight tackles, a sack, an interception and two forced fumbles for a staunch Packers defense, which sacked Romo a total of five times. Romo, who came into the game with a perfect 13-0 November record, did not have a good return to his home state, recording 251 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception on 24-of-39 passing for the Cowboys. Roy Williams caught five passes for 105 yards and a touchdown, and Marion Barber led a weak rushing attack with 26 yards on five carries. - Includes Gameday morning Pregame, FOX Pregame, Halftime, Monday QB, Pack Attack (T.J. Lang guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Aaron Rodgers guest), NFC Playbook, Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (Desmond Bishop guest), Inside Lambeau (Ryan Grant guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 22-Nov-2009) San Francisco 49ers - Aaron Rodgers threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns, as the Packers withstood a late push by San Francisco and held on for the win. Rodgers was 32-of-45 passing, while Ryan Grant had 129 yards and a score on 21 carries for the Packers, who have won two straight. The victory came at a cost, as linebacker Aaron Kampman and cornerback Al Harris both sustained a torn ACL in the win and were lost for the season. The 49ers' offense overcame a horrendous first half, during which Alex Smith was 3-of-7 passing for just five yards. He finished with 227 yards on 16-of-33 efficiency and three touchdowns, but his lone interception led to a quick score for Green Bay. Rookie Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis and Frank Gore each caught a touchdown pass for the 49ers, who have lost five of their last six. San Francisco recorded just one first down in the first half and went into the break down by 20 points, but mounted a comeback. - Includes Gameday morning Pregame, Sunday NFL Countdown, FOX Pregame, Halftime, Monday QB, Pack Attack (Rob Davis guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Jermichael Finley guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (Ahman Green guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 26-Nov-2009) @ Detroit Lions - Thanksgiving - Aaron Rodgers finished with three touchdown passes, as the Packers extended the Thanksgiving Day woes for Detroit. Rodgers totaled 348 yards through the air on 28-of-39 efficiency, while Donald Driver had 142 yards and one score on seven receptions for the Packers, who have won three straight games. CB Charles Woodson picked off Lions rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford twice, returning the second one for a touchdown. Despite missing practice throughout the week after separating his non-throwing shoulder on the second-to-last play against Cleveland this past Sunday, Stafford got the start for Detroit, completing 20-of-43 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions. Kevin Smith had 43 yards on 18 carries and made four grabs for 46 yards for the Lions, who have lost six straight on the holiday. - Includes FOX Pregame, Halftime, Pack Attack (Johnnie Gray guest), Inside Lambeau (Brad Jones guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Charles Woodson guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (no guest), Inside Lambeau (B.J. Raji guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Mon 07-Dec-2009) Baltimore Ravens - MNF - Aaron Rodgers threw for 263 yards and three scores, and Green Bay overcame an abundance of penalties to beat Baltimore. Rodgers connected on 26-of-40 passes and was picked off twice for the Packers , who are two games behind Minnesota for the lead in the NFC North. Green Bay is also tied with Philadelphia for the lead in the conference's wild card standings, a game ahead of the Giants. Jermichael Finley had seven receptions for 79 yards and a pair of scores for the Packers, who posted their fourth straight win. The teams combined for 310 penalty yards, tied for second-most in NFL history with 175 coming from the Packers on 11 infractions. Baltimore was given 12 penalties. Tampa Bay and Seattle also had 310 penalty yards in a 1976 contest. The record is 374 yards, between Chicago and Cleveland on November 25, 1951. Joe Flacco connected on 15-of-36 passes for 137 yards with a touchdown, but was intercepted three times for the Ravens, who fell into a tie with the Steelers for second place in the AFC North, three games behind Cincinnati. Down 17-0, the Ravens scored a pair of touchdowns in a 30-second span late in the third quarter, only to have the Packers stem the tide when Rodgers threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Finley early in the fourth. - Includes ESPNews pregame, Monday Night Countdown pregame, Pack Attack (Bill Ferrario guest), ESPN Sportscenter highlights, NFL Live Post Game, Inside Lambeau (Korey Hall guest), Mike McCarthy Show (B.J. Raji guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (James Jones guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 13-Dec-2009) @ Chicago Bears - Ryan Grant ran for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns, leading the Packers to their fifth straight win and a season sweep of the Bears. In the 179th meeting of this storied rivalry, it was the Packers who solidified their playoff hopes with their first road win in this series since 2006. Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-24 passes for 180 yards, and Jermichael Finley caught five passes for 70 yards in the win. Charles Woodson added his eighth interception of the season to tie his career- high. Jay Cutler threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of-36 efficiency but was also picked off twice for the Bears, who have lost five of six -- with the lone win coming against the lowly Rams. Cutler now has 22 interceptions, which is the most by a Bears quarterback since 1949. Matt Forte was held to 51 yards on 12 carries, and Johnny Knox caught five passes for 83 yards and a score. The Bears scored 14 straight points to take a one-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Packers' defense came up with a crucial turnover in the opening moments of the fourth to set up the go-ahead score. On 3rd-and-5 from the Chicago 32, Cutler threw a pass up the left sideline that was grabbed by Green Bay's Nick Collins, who took it back to the 11-yard line. Three plays later, Grant punched it into the end zone from one yard away, and Rodgers threw a two-point conversion pass to Greg Jennings for a 21-14 lead with 12:39 to play. - Includes NFC Playbook pregame, FOX Pregame, halftime, FOX Postgame, Monday QB postgame, Pack Attack (Spencer Havner guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Atari Bigby guest), Inside Lambeau (Josh Sitton guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (Brad Jones guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 20-Dec-2009) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Mike Wallace's 19-yard touchdown catch on the final play of the game gave the Steelers a thrilling win at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger had the most passing yards of any quarterback since November of 2006, as he went 29-for-46 with a franchise-best 503 yards and three scores, while Wallace finished the game with two catches, both touchdowns, for the Steelers, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Roethlisberger set a Steelers franchise record with his performance, as his 503 yards surpassed Tommy Maddox's 473 yards in a game against Atlanta on November 10, 2002. In addition, Roethlisberger now has 3,849 passing yards on the season, vaulting him past Terry Bradshaw's 3,724 in 1979 for most in one season by a Steeler. Aaron Rodgers went 26-for-48 with 383 yards and three scores, and Greg Jennings had five catches for 118 yards and a score for the Packers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Starting with the ball at the Pittsburgh 14-yard line and 2:01 to play, the Steelers got a first down on its first play, as a defensive holding call moved the chains. Facing a 4th-and-7 later from the 22, Roethlisberger connected with Santonio Holmes for 32 yards to get the ball past midfield. After an offensive holding call, Roethlisberger was picked off, but Green Bay was called for illegal contact for another Pittsburgh first down. A pair of incompletions and a false start saw the Steelers facing a 3rd- and-15, but Roethlisberger hit Miller for 20 yards for a fresh set of downs. Another defensive holding call followed by a Miller 15-yard catch got the ball to the Green Bay 19. After consecutive incompletions there was three seconds left on the clock. Roethlisberger took the snap and fired it to the left side of the end zone, where Wallace made a diving catch and barely kept his feet in with no time left on the clock. - Includes halftime, Monday QB postgame, Pack Attack (Brandon Undewood guest) 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 27-Dec-2009) Seattle Seahawks - Brandon Jackson scored three touchdowns and Ryan Grant rushed for two more, as Green Bay rolled to a 48-10 thrashing of Seattle and got some help to clinch a postseason berth. The lopsided win coupled with the Giants' lopsided loss to Carolina has guaranteed the Packers one of the two wild card spots in the NFC. Grant rushed for 97 yards on 16 carries while Aaron Rodgers threw for 237 yards with a touchdown to lead the balanced attack. Greg Jennings ended with 111 yards on four grabs, and Atari Bigby had two of the defense's four interceptions of Matt Hasselbeck, who ended with 198 yards on 19-of-37 throws. John Carlson caught a TD pass from Hasselbeck, as the Seahawks (5-10) dropped their third straight game, coming by a combined 106-24 differential. - Includes FOX Pregame, halftime, FOX Postgame, Monday QB postgame, Pack Attack (Jermichael Finley guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Brandon Jackson guest), Inside Lambeau (Brandon Jackson guest), Inside the Huddle w/ Donald Driver (B.J. Raji guest) - 3 DVDs - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 03-Jan-2010) @ Arizona Cardinals - Aaron Rodgers threw for 235 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score, as the Packers dominated the Cardinals in an NFC playoff preview. The Packers, who had clinched a wild card berth, are locked into the fifth seed and will travel back to Glendale next week to meet the fourth-seeded Cardinals. Ryan Grant also rushed for a score for Green Bay, which will enter the playoffs having won seven of its last eight. The only loss in that stretch was a one-point setback at Pittsburgh on December 20. Kurt Warner played the first quarter for the NFC West-champion Cardinals and finished 4-of-6 for 31 yards. Matt Leinart got the bulk of playing time at quarterback and was 13-of-21 for 96 yards with two interceptions, one of which was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Charles Woodson, as Arizona had a two-game win streak ended. - Includes NFL total access with Charles Woodson, NFC Playbook, Fox Pregame, halftime, Pack Attack, and Mike McCarthy show - 3 discs - Added March, 2011

(Sun 10-Jan-2010) 2009 NFC Wildcard - Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals - OT - Incredible game in which the Packers were down 17-0 in the first quarter, only forced the Cardinals to punt once (which was in the 4th Qtr) and yet still tie the game up 45-45 with a little under 2 minutes to go. Kurt Warner then drives the Cardinals down the field for what should be an easy game winning field goal by the usually reliable Neil Rackers, but he pulls the ball and misses forcing OT. Packers win the coin flip and you pretty much assume they will win based on the fact that the Cardinals haven't stopped the Packers offense at all in the 2nd half as they scored TDs at will. Game would get ugly then though as Rodgers misses an open Jennings on a sure TD on the first play of OT. The next play holding is called on the Packers even though Rodgers getting smoked on an obvious helmet to helmet hit isn't called. Then on 3rd and long Rodgers is sacked and fumbles the ball which the Cardinals pick up and score the game winning TD. Oops refs missed a face mask on Rodgers on this play as well ending a great game pretty ugly. Kurt Warner, who improved his playoff record to 9-3, completed 29 of 33 for 379 yards with five touchdowns passing and no interceptions. Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 422 yards and four TDs. All but two of Rodgers' yards came after the first quarter. The previous high for combined points in a postseason game was 95 in Philadelphia's 58-37 win over Detroit 37 on Dec. 30, 1995. It was the most points scored and allowed by the Packers in their storied 41-game playoff history. - Includes Sportscenter (01/05/10), NFL Live (01/05/10), NFL Total Access (01/06/10), NFC playbook (01/06/10), NFL total access (01/07/10), ESPN2 First take, Mike and Mike in the morning, NFL Live, 1st and 10, buffet of other news prior to game, Sunday Morning Countdown (01/10/10), Fox Pregame, halftime, Mike & Mike in the morning (01/11/10), NFL Live (01/11/10), NFL Live w/ Charles Woodson (01/12/10), Pack Attack (John Kuhn guest), and Mike McCarthy show (Ted Thompson guest) - 4 discs - Added March, 2011

2009 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - 23 minutes (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

 

2010 (Every Game)

preseason

2010 Packers Family Night - Added March, 2011

(Sat 14-Aug-2010) Cleveland Browns - Phil Dawson made a pair of field goals with less than two minutes left in the game, as the Browns rallied past the Packers. Dawson made a 58-yard field goal with about 1 1/2 minutes remaining and a 46- yarder as time expired to give Cleveland the victory. The Browns, who are trying to rebound from a 5-11 record in 2009, upgraded at quarterback in the offseason by signing Jake Delhomme, who made both Pro Bowl and Super Bowl appearances during a seven-year run as starting quarterback of Carolina. Delhomme impressed in his Browns debut, completing 6- of-7 passes for 66 yards. Seneca Wallace was brought in as a serviceable backup after spending seven years in Seattle. He connected on 4-of-8 passes for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Colt McCoy, who was selected in the third round of the draft, threw two interceptions before leaving with a right hand injury. Jerome Harrison rushed for a TD, while Brian Robiskie and Benjamin Watson each caught a touchdown pass. Aaron Rodgers completed his first 10 passes of the game en route to connecting on 12-of-13 for 159 yards and a touchdown. Matt Flynn completed 9-of-15 passes for 69 yards and an interception for the Packers, who are coming off an 11-5 season. Green Bay's backfield suffered a bit of a blow as Ryan Grant left the game in the first quarter with a head injury. Grant, who fumbled on his first touch of the contest, rushed for just six yards on three carries. Kregg Lumpkin and John Kuhn each had a rushing TD. Greg Jennings led the receiving corps with three catches for 68 yards and a score. - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sat 21-Aug-2010) @ Seattle Seahawks - Aaron Rodgers threw for 116 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Packers. Rodgers completed 8-of-11 passes before giving way to Matt Flynn, who went 10- of-20 passing for 130 yards with an interception. Brandon Jackson ran for 80 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers. Greg Jennings caught one pass for 56 yards, while Jermichael Finley had four receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown in the win. Matt Hasselbeck threw for 127 yards and a score on 11-of-15 passes for Seattle, which has split its first two preseason games. Charlie Whitehurt came on in relief and completed 9-of-20 passes with one touchdown and two interceptions. Leon Washington ran for 19 yards and a touchdown, while T.J. Houshmandzadeh had four catches for 60 yards in defeat. Deion Branch added an 11-yard touchdown catch for the Seahawks. Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung, the No. 6 overall pick, suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter. - Added March, 2011

(Thur 26-Aug-2010) Indianapolis Colts - Aaron Rodgers threw for 195 yards and three touchdowns, as Green Bay flexed its offensive muscle. Rodgers completed 21-of-29 passes to increase his preseason stats to 41-of-53 for 470 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions, as the Packers won for the second time in three exhibition games. Matt Flynn threw for another two touchdowns in the win. Jermichael Finley led the receiving attack with six catches for 85 yards and a score, while Donald Driver and James Jones each caught a touchdown pass in the win. Jason Chery capped the scoring with a long 75-yard punt return for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Peyton Manning completed 15-of-26 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one interception in the loss, as the Colts fell to 0-3 in preseason action this season and 4-21 since 2005. This is the sixth consecutive losing exhibition schedule for the Colts, although they haven't missed the playoffs since 2001. Pierre Garcon played for the first time this preseason and caught two passes for 42 yards and a score. Reggie Wayne added seven receptions for a game-high 96 yards and a touchdown. Joseph Addai ran for 60 yards in defeat, as the Colts gave up a franchise record most points in a preseason game. - Added March, 2011

(Thur 02-Sep-2010) @ Kansas City Chiefs - Brodie Croyle completed 11-of-16 throws for 119 yards and Jackie Battle carried 10 times for 67 yards and a TD to lead Kansas City. Chiefs starting quarterback Matt Cassel went 4-for-9 for 58 yards and a TD for the Chiefs, who salvaged the last of their four exhibition games to avoid a second straight winless preseason. Matt Flynn went 23-for-37 for 304 yards and Brett Swain hauled in six throws for 130 yards for Green Bay. Charles Dillon caught six passes for 85 yards for the Packers, who played without starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and finished the preseason at 2-2. Kregg Lumpkin ran for 36 yards and a score for Green Bay. - Added March, 2011

regular season

(Sun 12-Sep-2010) @ Philadelphia Eagles - Aaron Rodgers threw for 188 yards and a pair of TDs as Green Bay held on in an injury-plagued season-opener. Rodgers connected with Greg Jennings and Donald Driver for scores and was also intercepted twice on 19-of-31 throws. Jennings led all receivers with 82 yards on five receptions, while Driver hauled in his 50th career touchdown amid a five-catch, 30-yard day. Ryan Grant limped off in the first half with an ankle injury and did not return. Brandon Jackson filled in admirably and ran for 63 yards on 18 carries as Green Bay won its fourth straight season opener. It was the Packers' first win in Philadelphia since 1962, having lost nine consecutive trips to the City of Brotherly Love. Kevin Kolb's long-awaited tenure as the Eagles' starting quarterback was met with disaster. The fourth-year pro was making his third career start and first since the team shipped long-time signal-caller Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in the offseason. Kolb was flat in completing 5-of-10 passes for 24 yards before being knocked out of the game with a concussion. He was chased down from behind by the Packers' Clay Matthews on a third-down scramble and landed hard on the ground under the weight of the tackle. His head and left knee were driven into the turf simultaneously as he fumbled the ball out of bounds. Kolb came back out for the next series before being replaced by Michael Vick to start the second half. Vick was crisp in hitting on 16-of-24 throws for 175 yards and a touchdown in leading Philadelphia back from a 17-point deficit in the fourth. He ran for another 103 yards on 11 attempts but the Eagles (0-1) fell just short in the end. The Green Bay offense clicked to rattle off most of its points in a 20-minute span over the middle two quarters after the sides traded field goals in a sluggish start. Kolb's injury was just the beginning for what could be a potentially devastating opening game for the Eagles. LB Stewart Bradley was also lost to a concussion in a nasty collision with a teammate in the second quarter. RB Leonard Weaver had to be helped off the field with what was being called a left knee sprain, but may be a torn ACL according to coach Andy Reid, who did confirm that center Jamaal Jackson has a torn biceps muscle. The Eagles celebrated the 50th anniversary of their 1960 NFL Championship victory over the Packers in a pre-game ceremony. It proved to be the great Vince Lombardi's only career playoff loss. - Added March, 2011

(Sun 19-Sep-2010) Buffalo Bills - Aaron Rodgers threw for 255 yards and two TDs and ran for a score to lead Green Bay. Rodgers connected on 19-of-29 throws, with four going to Jermichael Finley for 103 yards, as the Packers tallied 21 unanswered second-half points to win their fourth straight home opener and fifth straight home game. Clay Matthews recorded three sacks for a second straight week for a defense that limited the Bills to 186 total yards. Trent Edwards was pressured all day and completed 11-of-18 passes for 102 yards and was intercepted twice. Marshawn Lynch carried 17 times for 64 yards for the Bills (0-2), who lost their second straight visit to the legendary venue. Brandon Jackson finished with 29 yards on 11 carries in his first start since 2007 filling in for Ryan Grant, who is sidelined for the season, while John Kuhn led the Packers with 36 rushing yards on nine totes. Greg Jennings caught three passes for 36 yards while Jordy Nelson made three grabs for 32. Fred Jackson ran nine times for 39 yards for Buffalo, which leads the all-time series, 7-4, while Lee Evans, who had made a catch in 90 of his last 91 games, was held without a catch for Buffalo. The Bills have gone 56 consecutive games without their quarterback throwing for 300 yards since J.P. Losman threw for 340 yards against the Houston Texans on November 19, 2006. - Includes NFC playbook, NFL Today pregame, halftime, FOX postgame, Pack attack (Tom Crabtree guest), Mike McCarthy Show (Brian Chillar guest) - (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Mon 27-Sep-2010) @ Chicago Bears - Robbie Gould booted a 19-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in the game and the Bears took advantage of 18 Green Bay penalties, a franchise record, to edge the Packers. Devin Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a score and Gould kicked two field goals in the final four minutes, the final one coming after a Green Bay turnover. Aaron Rodgers completed a 12-yard pass to James Jones, but the linebacker tandem of Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher caused a fumble near the sideline. Tim Jennings pounced on the ball, and the Packers challenged the call, but replays showed Jennings stayed in bounds, giving Chicago the ball at the Green Bay 46. Jay Cutler threw a 21-yard pass over the middle to tight end Greg Olsen. Two plays later, Cutler's pass was picked off by Nick Collins, but Morgan Burnett was called for pass interference. The penalty set up the Bears at the nine, and on fourth down, Gould's kick kept the Bears unbeaten. A penatly on the ensuing kickoff set a Green Bay franchise record. Cutler finished 16-of-27 for 221 yards with a touchdown and an interception, while Rodgers ended 34-of-45 for 316 yards, also with a score and a pick. Rodgers also ran for a score, but the Packers, who were penalized 152 yards, suffered their first defeat. - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 03-Oct-2010) Detroit Lions - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 10-Oct-2010) @ Washington Redskins - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 17-Oct-2010) Miami Dolphins - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 24-Oct-2010) Minnesota Vikings - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 31-Oct-2010) @ New York Jets - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 07-Nov-2010) Dallas Cowboys - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 21-Nov-2010) @ Minnesota Vikings - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 28-Nov-2010) @ Atlanta Falcons - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 05-Dec-2010) San Franciscon 49ers - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 12-Dec-2010) @ Detroit Lions - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 19-Dec-2010) @ New England Patriots - (Quality 9.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 26-Dec-2010) New York Giants - Packers playoffs start with the return of Rodgers from his concussion and must win situations the rest of the season to reach the playoffs. Rodgers throws for a season high 404 yards and the defense causes 5 turnovers as the Packers roll - Includes halftime (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 02-Jan-2011) Chicago Bears - A win and the Packers are in the playoffs, but they must beat the Bears. The Bears are already guarenteed the number #2 spot in the playoffs, but Lovie Smith still plays all of his starters for the entire game. Most say Smith was trying to knock the Packers out of the playoffs as they know how danagerous the team is and didn't want them to get in the playoffs for the fear of having to play them again. Game turns out to be a defensive battle with the Packers holding a 10-3 edge as the Bears drive down the field in the final moments of the game. Nick Collins would give the Bears their dagger though with an interception at the Packers own 10 yard line with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Packers move on and set up the rematch to come. - Includes halftime (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 09-Jan-2011) 2010 NFC Wildcard Playoffs - @ Phildelphia Eagles - Added March, 2011

(Sun 15-Jan-2011) 2010 NFC Divisional Playoffs - @ Atlanta Falcons - Added March, 2011

(Sun 23-Jan-2011) 2010 NFC Championship - @ Chicago Bears - Added March, 2011

(Sun 06-Feb-2011) Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers - Added March, 2011

Packer Highlight Films and Edited Broadcasts

1929

(Sun 24-Nov-1929) @ New York Giants - Packers go undefeated this year with a tie as their only blemish. They take their longest trip of the year all the way out to New York. Very nice quality original film from game - black and white, silent, 11.5 minutes from game (Quality 9) - Added March, 2011

 

1931

1931 Packers Highlights - "World Champions for the 2nd Time" - silent film - shows team footage from year - (Quality 9) - Added June, 2009

 

1936

"Pigskin champions" - Narrated original 1936 highlight film - Team video showing the players talents on the team at the time. Highlight video the team made themselves. About 9 minutes long (Quality 9.5)

(Sun 13-Dec-1936) 1936 NFL Championship - Green Bay Packers @ Boston Redskins - The Boston Redskins were in their last year in Boston and would move to Washington in 1937. Original game film - B/W - (3 mins) (Quality 8) (comes on same DVD with 1938 championship, 1944 Packer vs Giants highlights, and 1945 bears vs Packers highlights, and Canadian football championship Toronto Argonauts vs Bombers from 1938)

 

1938

(Sun 11-Dec-1938) 1938 NFL Championship - Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants - Original game film - B/W - (2 mins) (Quality 8.5) (comes on same DVD with 1936 championship, 1944 Packer vs Giants highlights, and 1945 bears vs Packers highlights, and Canadian football championship Toronto Argonauts vs Bombers from 1938)

 

1939

(Sun 05-Nov-1939) @ Chicago Bears - Played at Wrigley Field - Narrated highlights from game in very high quality - 6 mins (same disc as 1939 championship) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 10-Dec-1939) 1939 NFL Championship - New York Giants - Played in Milwaukee - Narrated highlights by Red Barber from game in very high quality - 4 mins (same disc as 1939 Bears highlights) - Added March, 2011

 

1940

1940 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original game film from games from 1940 season, silent (20 mins) (Quality 8) - Added March, 2011

 

1941 (1941 and 1942 Detroit vs Green Bay highlights are on same DVD)

(Sun 26-Oct-1941) @ Detroit Lions - Watch Packer legends Curly Lambeau, Don Hudson, Tony Canadeo etc... A barrage of field goals and two last-period touchdowns gave the Packers a 23-0 victory over the Detroit Lions in the season's opener. Detroit passed the 50-yard line only once. Clarke Hinkle became the NFL's leading career rusher on the eighth play of the game, when he passed Ace Gutowsky's previous record of 3,478 yards. Silent Edited Original Game Footage (30 minutes) (Quality 9.0)

 

1942

(Sun 25-Oct-1942) @ Detroit Lions - The Lions suffered their sixth straight setback as the Packers rumbled to a 28-7 decision. Andy Uram's 98-yard kickoff return sealed the win as Cecil Isbell extended to 17 games his string of touchdown passes. Silent Edited Original Game Footage (30 minutes) (Quality 8.5)

1942 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - shows good quality film of the games against the Army All-Stars, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cardinals. Also the Detroit Lions, New York Giants, Cleveland Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Cardinals and Bears again. Some of the key players were Tony Canadeo, Don Hutson, Sid Luckman, Ted Fritsch, and Bill Dudley. - original game film - (24 mins) (Quality 7)

 

1944

(Sun-19-Nov-1944) @ New York Giants - Often listed as the 1944 Packer highlights, but is just highlights from this game - un-narrated with music background (15 mins long) (Quality 8.5)

 

1945

(Sun 23-Sep-1945) @ Washington Redskins - Preseason - From "Hail to the Redskins" DVD - Original highlights from game in color and narrated (Quality 9) (30 secs)

(Sun 30-Sep-1945) Chicago Bears - Don Hutson, holder of the world's record for coming out of retirement, was back on the Green Bay Packer roster as the defending champions opened the 1945 campaign, their 25th season of professional football. Playing turnover-free football, and led by rushing touchdowns from Ted Fritsch (twice), Don Perkins and Roy McKay, Green Bay rolled to a 31-21 win over their arch rivals. Gary Famiglietti ran for all three of Chicago's touchdowns. Played at City Stadium in Green Bay - B/W with music background and placards used like in old silent movies to announce what is going on in the game - It shows almost all of the plays of the first half. (Quality 7.5) (15 minutes)

 

1946 (all 3 highlights on same DVD from 1946)

(Sun 29-Sep-1946) Chicago Bears - The rough, rugged Bears from Chicago, flashing the power of prewar days, crushed the Green Bay Packers 30-7 , in the 1946 season opener. The vaunted Packer passing of the Hutson and earlier eras was a formless shadow. In the air, the Packers were futile and failed to complete a pass until they started their touchdown drive in the final period, and on the ground they merely dented the bulwark Bear line. The Bears ground out 18 first downs to the Packers' five and gained 258 yards rushing to Green Bay's' 99. A 27-yard field goal opened the Bears scoring in the first quarter after they had ground to a halt following a drive of five straight first downs. Late in the second period, they drove 60 yards to a score. Hugh Gallarneau, Ray McLean and Bill Osmanski bulled and ran for substantial gains and Sid Luckrnan completed the stretch with a touchdown pass to McLean. A Packer fumble by Tony Canadeo on his own 45 set the stage for the second touchdown and Luckman again whipped a 9-yard throw to Ken Kavanaugh for the score. Tom Ferris intercepted Canadeo's pass on the Packer 27 in the third period and on the next play Dick Schweidler scooted around left end for the third touchdown. Cliff Aberson averted a shutout by sparking the Packers' lone scoring drive. He completed passes to Ace Prescott and Bob Nussbaumer and sprinted 12 yards to put the ball on the 9-yard line from where Roy McKay ran it over and added the point. Several Packers went down with injuries - Irv Comp (torn lip), Nolan Luhn (nose) and Herman Rohrig (cracked rib). Carl Mulleneaux's career ended when he was hit viciously by Chicago's John Schiechl on a punt return. - Played at City Stadium in Green Bay - narrated, color original game film (10 minutes) (Quality 8)

(Sun 06-Oct-1946) Los Angles Rams - The Green Bay Packers were within six seconds of winning their first ball game of the season, but, in that brief span, Mike Holovak bulled over from the one-foot line to give the Los Angeles Rams a 21-17 win. The Rams began their winning drive on their 20-yard line. Tom Harmon, former Michigan star, skirted left end for 30 yards and from there on Bob Waterfield fired four passes to Jim Benton for a first down on the Packer one foot mark. The Packers reared up and stopped Waterfield's quarterback sneak, but Holovak pushed it across on the next play. Curly Lambeau said, after the game, he was considering filing a protest and claimed the game actually was over when Holovak scored. He said the officials called time out in the closing seconds, giving the Rams time to line up for the final try. If the Rams had called the time-out, they would have incurred a five-yard penalty under the league rules, Lambeau declared. - played in Milwaukee, narrated, color original game film (7 minutes) (Quality 8)

(Sun 20-Oct-1946) Pittsburgh Steelers - The Packers punched out two touchdowns in the final period to continue its streak of never having lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Green Bay went into the final period trailing because Pittsburgh's Bill Dudley had scored in the second quarter on a brilliant 31-yard dash through the Green Bay line, while the Packers could only manage a 38-yard field goal by Ted Fritsch a few minutes earlier. Played at City Stadium in Green Bay - narrated, color original game film (5 minutes) (Quality 8)

 

1947

(Sun 21-Sep-1947) Washington Redskins - 3rd Annual variety club preseason game played in Baltimore - From "Hail to the Redskins" DVD - Original highlights from game in color and narrated (Quality 9) (1 minute)

 

1948

1948 Green Bay Packer Highlights - Narrated - original - B/W (27 mins) (Quality 9)

 

1950

1950 Green Bay Packer Highlights - Narrated - original - B/W (30 mins) (Quality 9)

 

1951

1951 Green Bay Packer Highlights - the films quality isn't the best and the film is a bit fragmented. Narrated by Harry Wismer, this is a Miller High Life year-end collection. There are two, approximately 26 minutes programs, on the disc. At least one game highlight is abbreviated and another has no intro. - Narrated - original - B/W (58 minutes) (Quality 7.5) - Added June, 2010

 

1952

(Sun 28-Sep-1952) Chicago Bears - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

 

1953

(Sun 08-Nov-1953) @ Chicago Bears - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

1953 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - B/W (45 mins) (Quality 9.5)

1953 WBAY-tv News coverage of the Packers - news reel clips of the Packers - 30 mins of silent film - on same disc as 1954, 1955, and 1957 news coverage - Added June, 2009

 

1954

(Sun 07-Nov-1954) @ Chicago Bears - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

1954 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - B/W (50 mins) (Quality 9.5)

1954 WBAY-tv News coverage of the Packers - news reel clips of the Packers - 8 mins of silent film - on same disc as 1954, 1955, and 1957 news coverage - Added June, 2009

 

1955

1955 Green Bay Packer Highlights - Narrated - original - B/W (50 mins)(Quality 9.0)

1955 WBAY-tv News coverage of the Packers - news reel clips of the Packers - 3.5 mins of silent film - on same disc as 1954, 1955, and 1957 news coverage - Added June, 2009

 

1956

(Thur 22-Nov-1956) @ Detroit Lions - Thanksgiving - 34 minutes - Great Color and B/W film, music background (Quality 9) - Added September, 2011

1956 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - B/W (53 mins)(Quality 9.5)

 

1957

(Sun 29-Sep-1957) Chicago Bears - 1st ever game at the new City Stadium (later renamed Lambeau Field) - Film shows Vice President Richard Nixon at game - Paul Hornung’s rookie year and playing QB for the Packers - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

(Sun 27-Oct-1957) @ Baltimore Colts - Green Bay pulled off a shocker, by scoring 24 points in the fourth quarter and knocking the Colts out of first place in the West. The Packers, scoring all their points in the fourth period, pulled it out with 29 seconds left when Babe Parilli hit Bill Howton with a 50-yard pass for a 75-yard scoring play. Silent - B/W - edited, missing last 2 plays (incomplete passes) silent, 35 minutes (Quality 8)

1957 Green Bay Packer Highlights - Narrated - original - B/W (25 mins)(Quality 8.5)

1957 WBAY-tv News coverage of the Packers - news reel clips of the Packers - 19.5 mins of silent film - on same disc as 1954, 1955, and 1957 news coverage - Added June, 2009

 

1959

(Sun 27-Sep-1959) Chicago Bears - First game for a guy named Lombardi as head coach of the Packers - Packers upset the Bears in a defensive battle - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

 

1960

(Sun 30-Oct-1960) @ Pittsburgh Steelers - Bart Starr came off the bench in the second half and quarterbacked the Packers to a 19-13 victory. The winning touchdown, a one yard plunge by Jim Taylor, was scored with only 63 seconds left to play. It overshadowed a great comeback engineered by another guy who came off the bench, Bobby Layne of the Steelers. Through the first half, it appeared as if Green Bay was on its way to a romp, even though there wasn't a touchdown scored. Paul Hornung, the NFL's leading scorer, padded his point column with four field goals from 45, 35, 35 and 17 yards away, to give the Packers a 12-0 lead. Then, in the second quarter, Layne stepped onto the field and the Steelers came to life. Running sometimes without the benefit of a huddle, Layne quick-passed the Steelers to a touchdown. The payoff pitch was for 37 yards to Tom Tracy. Layne's extra point kick sliced Green Bay's edge to 12-7 at the half. His second scoring pass was for 48 yards to Buddy Dial just after the fourth quarter began. This time Layne's tosses accounted for 65 of the 80 yards the Steelers gained. Two second half field goal tries by Hornung, from 51 and 40 yards out were wide. After Lamar McHan completed just four of his 16 pass attempts, he was replaced by Bart Starr, who directed the game-winning drive. Starr started slowly, but he had a full head of steam up by the time Henry Jordan recovered Tracy's fumble on the Green Bay 34 with just about five minutes to play. 5,000 fans greeted the Packers at the airport when they returned home. - "The Big Play" - Narrated highlights from game. Original, 5 minutes, black and white. (Quality 8.5) - Added March, 2011

(Sun 04-Dec-1960) @ Chicago Bears - Highlights from game, narrated, B/W. Included in Packers vs Bears 1952-1960 highlights disc (Quality 10)

(Mon 26-Dec-1960) 1960 NFL Championship - @ Philadelphia Eagles - was the last playoff game for Norm Van Brocklin as a player, and the first for Vince Lombardi as a head coach. The experience carried the day, as the Eagles administered the only loss Lombardi would ever have in a championship game. Philadelphia turned the ball over twice deep in their own territory in the opening minutes. The defense held, however, and the Packers only got a field goal from Paul Hornung. After Hornung scored again in the second quarter, the Eagles turned to Van Brocklin. Taking over at his 43, he found Tommy McDonald for 22 yards. Then Van Brocklin went to McDonald again, for 35 yards and a touchdown. Bobby Walston's field goal put the Eagles up 10-6 at the half. Green Bay took the lead back in the fourth quarter when Bart Starr hit Max McGee with a touchdown pass, but Philadelphia, boosted by Ted Dean's 58-yard kickoff return, came right back. Their 39-yard drive ended when Dean scored with 5:21 left. Green Bay rallied by driving to the Philadelphia 22 with eight seconds left. Starr hit Jim Taylor with a pass, but Taylor could only reach the 8 before Chuck Bednarik brought him down as the clock ran out. Original game highlights - narrated, color (26 minutes) (Quality 9.0)

(Mon 26-Dec-1960) 1960 NFL Championship - @ Philadelphia Eagles - From "The Way it Was" series which aired on PBS in the 70’s - Hosted by Curt Gowdy. Show has original highlights from game that are narrated, and has a round table discussion with players from the game about what happened during the game (28 mins) (Quality 9.5)

1960 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - (53 mins) (Quality 9.5) - added September 2007

 

1961

(09-17-61) Time For Football - Highlights from the first week of the season including the Packers vs Lions - Added April, 2008

(Sun 31-Dec-1961) 1961 NFL Championship - New York Giants - Original game highlights - narrated, color (26 minutes) (Quality 8.5)

1961 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - (partial)(Quality 9.5) - added September 2007

 

1962

(Sun 30-Dec-1962) 1962 NFL Championship - New York Giants - first Sabol production - The Giants outgained the Packers in yards, 291 to 244, but, in the end, New York lost the NFL Championship Game for the fourth time in five years. The key figure for the Packers was RB Jim Taylor, who tied the NFL playoff record with 31 carries, while gaining 85 yards and a touchdown. The score came in the second quarter, at a point when Green Bay already led 3-0 on a Jerry Kramer field goal. LB Dan Currie forced a fumble from Giants' HB Phil King, and Green Bay recoverd on the New York 28. On first down, Paul Hornung tossed a halfback option to Boyd Dowler for 21 yards. On the next play, Taylor blasted into the end zone. New York made its move into the third quarter, forcing the Packers to punt deep from their own territory. Erich Barnes blocked Max McGee's kick, and it was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown by Jim Collier. New York would not score again, while Kramer would kick two more field goals to clinch Green Bay's second consecutive NFL championship. - Original game highlights - narrated by Chris Schenkel, color (30 minutes) (Quality 9.0)

1962 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Narrated - original - B/W (25 mins)(Quality 9.5)

 

1963

1963 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - Original game highlights - narrated, color (29 minutes) (Quality 8.5)

1963 Green Bay Packers Football Highlights - Miller Light sponsored film with highlights from Lions, @ Unitas led Colts, LA Rams, @ Vikings, @ St. Louis Cardinals, Steelers, @ LA Rams, @ 49ers, and highlights from both Bears games from Bears highlight video added on. - Original - narrated, Black and White (45 minutes) (Quality 9.0) - Added March, 2011

 

1964

1964 Run To Daylight - DVD based on Vince Lombardi's book - Story about the 1964 Packers training camp - Is all actual footage, interviews, and sound - 52 Minutes (Quality 9.5)

1964 Green Bay Packers Yearbook - original - color - narrated (27 mins) (Quality 9.0)

 

1965

(Sun 03-Oct-1965) Chicago Bears - In the first game in Green Bay to draw more than 50,000 fans, the winless Chicago Bears may have found what the Green Bay Packers have been looking for since the start of their season - a running game that goes. The Packers, 23-14 victors over the Bears followed their opportunistic defense to victory for the third straight week. But their ground game, which netted only 78 yards, was plainly in need for nourishment. So was the Bears before rookie Gale Sayers and second-year man Andy Livingston, teamed to give Chicago a second-half boost. The efforts of Sayers and Livingston came too late for the Bears to overcome a 20-0 halftime deficit, but they did take some of the sting out of the defeat. Sayers