2011 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike McCarthy
Home Field Lambeau Field
Record 6–0
Place 1st NFC North
Playoff Finish TBD
Pro Bowlers TBD
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The 2011 Green Bay Packers season is the franchise's 91st season in the National Football League, the 93rd season overall and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers hope to repeat as Super Bowl Champions after their 31–25 victory in Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers.


After finishing the 2010 regular season with a 10–6 record, the Packers went 4–0 in the postseason en route to winning Super Bowl XLV. As a result the Packers received the final selection (32nd) in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

2011 NFL DraftEdit

2011 Green Bay Packers NFL Draft selections
Draft order Player name Position Height Weight College
Round Choice
1 32 Derek Sherrod Offensive Tackle 6'5" 321 lb Mississippi St.
2 64 Randall Cobb Wide Receiver 5'11" 188 lb Kentucky
3 96 Alex Green Running back 6'2" 230 lb Hawaii
4 131 Davon House Defensive back 6'1" 200 lb New Mexico St.
5 141 (from SF through DEN) D. J. Williams Tight end 6'2" 245 lb Arkansas
6 179 (from MIA) Caleb Schlauderaff Guard 6'4" 305 lb Utah
6 186 (from PHI through DET and DEN) D. J. Smith Linebacker 5'11" 239 lb Appalachian State
6 197 Ricky Elmore Defensive end 6'5" 255 lb Arizona
7 218 (from JAC through MIA) Ryan Taylor Tight end 6'3" 254 lb North Carolina
7 233 Lawrence Guy Defensive tackle 6'4" 305 lb Arizona State

Free AgentsEdit

Position Player Free agency
Date signed 2011 team
RB Brandon Jackson UFA 28 July Cleveland Browns
FB Korey Hall UFA 29 July New Orleans Saints
FB John Kuhn UFA 31 July Green Bay Packers
WR James Jones UFA 31 July Green Bay Packers
WR Brett Swain ERFA 30 July Green Bay Packers
G Daryn Colledge UFA 28 July Arizona Cardinals
C/G Jason Spitz UFA 28 July Jacksonville Jaguars
DE Cullen Jenkins UFA 30 July Philadelphia Eagles
SS Charlie Peprah UFA 05 March Green Bay Packers
SS Atari Bigby UFA 16 August Seattle Seahawks
K Mason Crosby UFA 27 July Green Bay Packers
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag



Training Camp and Preseason InjuriesEdit

Coaching ChangesEdit

  • On February 11, Wide receivers coach Jimmy Robinson was signed by the Dallas Cowboys to become their Assistant head coach and wide receivers coach.
  • On February 21, Assistant strength and conditioning coach Dave Redding retired.
  • On February 22, Zac Woodfin was named Assistant strength and conditioning coach.
  • On February 25, Running backs coach Edgar Bennett was moved to Wide receiver coach, Offensive line assistant Jerry Fontenot was promoted to Running backs coach, offensive quality control coach John Rushing was promoted to a combined role of assistant wide receivers coach-special teams coach and hired Joel Hilgenberg as offensive quality control coach.[1]

Current RosterEdit

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Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


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Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics
Roster updated February 9, 2011
Depth ChartTransactions

61 Active, 0 Inactive, 16 FAs

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Current Coaching staffEdit

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Regular SeasonEdit

Regular Season TransactionsEdit

Starters on OffenseEdit

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
QBAaron Rodgers 5
RB Ryan Grant 4 James Starks 1
FB John Kuhn 5
WRDonald Driver 5
WRGreg Jennings 5
TE Jermichael Finley 5
LTChad Clifton 5
LG T. J. Lang 5
CScott Wells 5
RGJosh Sitton 5
RT Bryan Bulaga 3 Marshall Newhouse 2

Starters on Defense and Special TeamsEdit

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS Name GS
LDERyan Pickett 5
NT B. J. Raji 5
RDEJarius Wynn 5
LOLB Clay Matthews 5
MLB Desmond Bishop 5
MLBA. J. Hawk 5
ROLB Erik Walden 5
RCB Tramon Williams 4 Sam Shields 1
LCBCharles Woodson 5
SS Morgan Burnett 5
FSCharlie Peprah 3 Nick Collins 10px 2
KMason Crosby 5
P Tim Masthay 5



Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV
Final score Team record
1 August 13 6:30 p.m. CDT at Cleveland Browns L 17–27 0–1 Cleveland Browns Stadium State Recap
2 August 19 7:00 p.m. CDT Arizona Cardinals W 28–20 1–1 Lambeau Field State Recap
3 August 26 7:00 p.m. CDT at Indianapolis Colts W 24–21 2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
4 September 1 7:00 p.m. CDT Kansas City Chiefs W 20–19 3–1 Lambeau Field State Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV
Final score Team record
1 September 8 7:30 p.m. CDT New Orleans Saints W 42–34 1–0 Lambeau Field NBC Recap
2 September 18 12:00 p.m. CDT at Carolina Panthers W 30–23 2–0 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 25 3:15 p.m. CDT at Chicago Bears W 27–17 3–0 Soldier Field Fox Recap
4 October 2 3:15 p.m. CDT Denver Broncos W 49–23 4–0 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
5 October 9 7:20 p.m. CDT at Atlanta Falcons W 25–14 5–0 Georgia Dome NBC Recap
6 October 16 12:00 p.m. CDT St. Louis Rams W 24–3 6–0 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
7 October 23 3:15 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Fox
8 Bye
9 November 6 3:15 p.m. CST at San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium Fox
10 November 14 7:30 p.m. CST Minnesota Vikings Lambeau Field ESPN
11 November 20 12:00 p.m. CST * Tampa Bay Buccaneers Lambeau Field Fox
12 November 24 11:30 a.m. CST at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox
13 December 4 3:15 p.m. CST * at New York Giants MetLife Stadium Fox
14 December 11 12:00 p.m. CST * Oakland Raiders Lambeau Field CBS
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. CST * at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium Fox
16 December 25 7:20 p.m. CST Chicago Bears Lambeau Field NBC
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. CST * Detroit Lions Lambeau Field Fox
  *  Indicates that the game time is subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.


NFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (1) Green Bay Packers 15 1 0 .938 6–0 12–0 560 359 W2
x (6) Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 474 397 L1
Chicago Bears 8 8 0 .500 3–3 7–5 353 341 W1
Minnesota Vikings 3 13 0 .188 0–6 3–9 340 449 L1

Regular Season ResultsEdit

Week 1: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week One: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 10 10 7


Packers 21 7 7 7


at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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With their Super Bowl XLV championship title to defend, the Green Bay Packers began their 2011 campaign against the previous champion (Super Bowl XLIV champion), the New Orleans Saints in the annual NFL Kickoff Game. Green Bay delivered the game's opening punch in the first quarter as reigning Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers found wide receiver Greg Jennings on a 7-yard touchdown pass, followed by wide receiver Jordy Nelson on a 3-yard touchdown pass. The Saints answered with quarterback Drew Brees completing a 31-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Robert Meachem, yet the Packers came right back with Rodgers hooking up rookie wide receiver Randall Cobb on a 32-yard touchdown pass. New Orleans crawled their way back in the second quarter as kicker John Kasay got a 30-yard field goal, followed by running back Darren Sproles returning a punt 72 yards for a touchdown. Afterwards, Green Bay struck back with a 17-yard touchdown run from running back James Starks.

The Saints led off the third quarter with Kasay making a 38-yard field goal, yet the Packers' dominating night continued with Cobb returning a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. However, New Orleans continued to hang around with Brees completing a 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Devery Henderson. In the fourth quarter, Green Bay kept imposing their will with a 1-yard touchdown run from fullback John Kuhn. The Saints tried to rally as Brees completed a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jimmy Graham, yet the Packers' defense held on with a goal line stand as time expired to preserve the victory.

With the win, Green Bay began their season 1–0 and will visit Carolina next Sunday. Meanwhile New Orleans dropped to 0-1 and will host Chicago next Sunday.

Week 2: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Two: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 16 7


Panthers 10 3 0 10


at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

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The Green Bay Packers hung on to beat the Carolina Panthers, 30–23, in front of 73,167 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. QB Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 30 passes for 308 yards and 2 touchdowns, FB John Kuhn rushed for another, and K Mason Crosby converted 3 of 3 field goals (37, 19, 34) in the win for the Packers. The Packers improved to 2–0 on the season in their quest of repeating as Super Bowl Champions. The win was a costly one though, as three-time Pro Bowl FS Nick Collins was lost for the season with a neck injury.

Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 432 yards, threw a touchdown, and rushed for a score in his second career NFL start. Newton was intercepted 3 times though on the day, 2 of which by Packers CB Charles Woodson who also recovered a fumble for Green Bay defensively. Carolina fell to 0–2 on the season.

Week 3: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 10 3 7


Bears 0 10 0 7


at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears met at Soldier Field for the first time since the 2010-11 NFC Championship Game earlier this year, when the Packers defeated the Bears 21–14, which allowed Green Bay to advance to and eventually win Super Bowl XLV. This game was much of the same as the defending Super Bowl Champions went into Chicago and left with another 'W', this time 27–17. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers connected with TE Jermichael Finley 3 times on touchdown completions of 6, 7, & 10 yards. Rodgers was crisp and efficient, improving to 6–2 against Chicago in his career. He finished the day completing 28 of 38 passes for 297 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception. Rodgers leads the NFL in passer rating (120.9) and completion percentage (71.8%) through the first three weeks of the 2011 NFL season. WR Greg Jennings had a solid effort, hauling in a career-high 9 receptions for 119 yards and the aforementioned Finley caught 7 passes for 85 yards to go along with his 3 touchdowns. RB Ryan Grant showed flashes of his 2009 form prior to a season-ending ankle injury in 2010. He rushed the ball 17 times for 92 yards, a 5.4 per carry average. For Chicago, QB Jay Cutler had another up and down game against Green Bay. He completed 21 of 37 passes for 302 yards and 2 touchdowns, but threw 2 costly interceptions to Packers SS Morgan Burnett. Bears standout RB Matt Forte was held in check all day as he was only able to gain 2 yards on 9 carries.

Green Bay remains undefeated at 3–0 with the win and returns home for a contest with the Denver Broncos next Sunday. With the loss, Chicago drops to 1–2 on the early season and 2 games behind both division leaders, Green Bay and Detroit. They remain at home for a game with the up and coming Carolina Panthers next Sunday.

Week 4: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Four: Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 14 0 6


Packers 14 14 14 7


at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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Top passers
  • DEN – Kyle Orton - 22/32, 273 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers - 29/38, 408 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 2 rush. TD
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The Green Bay Packers returned to Lambeau Field for the first time since their victory in the NFL opening kickoff game on September 8th and continued their early season success by defeating the visiting Denver Broncos, 49–23. The Packers jumped out to an early lead, as they led 21–3 with 12:18 remaining in the 2nd quarter. The Broncos countered with two straight touchdowns to cut the Packer lead to 21–17, but the Packers responded by scoring 28 unanswered points to win in blowout fashion. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had a career day, completing 29 of 38 (76.3%) passes for a career-high 408 yards. He threw 4 touchdowns (one to each WR Jordy Nelson, WR Greg Jennings, WR James Jones, and WR Donald Driver) and an interception. Rodgers showed his versatility by rushing for scores of 11 and 8 yards as well. WR Greg Jennings caught 7 passes for 103 yards to go along with his touchdown and RB James starked added 63 yards rushing and 38 yards receiving. On defense, the Packers forced 4 turnovers (3 INT and 1 FF), most notably an interception by CB Charles Woodson in the first quarter returned 30 yards for a touchdown. Broncos QB Kyle Orton threw for 273 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions in the loss.

The loss dropped Denver to 1–3. They return home to take on AFC West-leading San Diego next Sunday. Green Bay (4–0) remained 1 of 2 unbeaten teams (Detroit) through the first 4 weeks of the 2011 NFL season. The Packers go on the road next week to take on the Atlanta Falcons on primetime, Sunday Night Football. It will be a rematch of an NFC Divisional game from the 2010–11 NFL Playoffs, a game won 48–21 by Green Bay en route to winning Super Bowl XLV.

Week 5: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Five: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 6 9 10


Falcons 7 7 0 0


at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

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The Green Bay Packers beat the Atlanta Falcons, 25–14, in a matchup at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, GA in the NFL week 5 edition of Sunday Night Football. The Falcons received the opening kickoff and took the ball 80 yards in just under 7 minutes to jump out to an early 7–0 lead on a QB Matt Ryan to WR Roddy White touchdown connection. On the insuing possesion, Green Bay drove into Atlanta territory but Atlanta CB Brent Grimes forced a fumble from Green Bay RB Ryan Grant. The Falcons once again took the ball down the field for a touchdown, this time on a RB Michael Turner 1 yard run, and with just over 12 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Atlanta led 14–0. Green Bay cut the lead to 14–6 at the half on a pair of second quarter field goals by K Mason Crosby. In the second half it was all about the Green Bay defense which posted a shutout in the final 42 minutes of the game. Midway through the third quarter, Crosby boomed a 56 yarder to cut it to 14–9. Then after a stand by the Packer defense, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hooked up with WR James Jones on a 70 yard touchdown that put the Packers ahead for good 15–14 (failed 2-pt conv.). On the first play of the fourth quarter Rodgers went to work again and hooked up with WR Greg Jennings on a 29 yard touchdown and Crosby added his fourth field goal with 1:10 remaining to seal it for the visiting Packers.

Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of 39 passes for 396 yards and 2 TD's to lead the offense and remain the early season favorite for MVP. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan struggled, completing 18 of 32 passes for 167 yards, with a TD and 2 INT (by S Charlie Peprah & CB Jarrett Bush). With the win, Green Bay improved to 5–0 as the defending Super Bowl Champions went to Atlanta and dealt them another defeat at home. This coming off a decisive 48–21 Green Bay victory in last years NFC divisional round, also in Atlanta. The Falcons drop to 2–3 with the loss and host the Carolina Panthers next Sunday. Green Bay returns to Lambeau Field to take on the winless St. Louis Rams.

Week 6: vs. St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Six: St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 0 0


Packers 3 21 0 0


at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 57° F, Partly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,604
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (FOX): Chris Myers and Tim Ryan
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Regular season statistical leadersEdit

Player(s) Value NFL Rank NFC Rank
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 1325 Yards 4th 3rd
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 17 TDs 1st 1st
Rushing Yards James Starks 210 Yards 21st 12th
Rushing Touchdowns John Kuhn and Aaron Rodgers 2 TDs T-12th T-7th
Receiving Yards Greg Jennings 366 Yards 6th 3rd
Receiving Touchdowns Jermichael Finley, Greg Jennings and Jordy Nelson 3 TDs T-8th T-4th
Points Mason Crosby 34 Points T-11th T-7th
Kickoff Return Yards Randall Cobb 242 Yards 7th 5th
Punt Return Yards Randall Cobb 51 Yards 24th 13th
Tackles Desmond Bishop 36 Tackles 8th 3rd
Sacks Jarius Wynn 3 Sacks T-14th T-9th
Interceptions Morgan Burnett and Charles Woodson 3 INTs T-1st T-1st

stats are correct through Week 4.

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