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2016 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike McCarthy
General Manager Ted Thompson
Home Field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 10–6
Place 1st NFC North
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 38–13
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 34–31
Lost NFC Championship (at Falcons) 21–44
Pro Bowlers
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The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4–6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

OffseasonEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed Team
S Chris Banjo ERFA March 8, 2016[1] Green Bay Packers
T Don Barclay UFA April 18, 2016[2] Green Bay Packers
K Mason Crosby UFA March 1, 2016[3] Green Bay Packers
DE Mike Daniels UFA December 14, 2015[4] Green Bay Packers
LS Brett Goode UFA September 5, 2016[5] Green Bay Packers
DE Letroy Guion UFA February 12, 2016[6] Green Bay Packers
CB Casey Hayward UFA March 13, 2016[7] San Diego Chargers
WR James Jones UFA August 2, 2016[8] San Diego Chargers
FB John Kuhn UFA August 5, 2016[9] New Orleans Saints
OLB Andy Mulumba RFA April 1, 2016[10] Kansas City Chiefs
OLB Mike Neal UFA
TE Justin Perillo ERFA March 9, 2016[11] Green Bay Packers
OLB Nick Perry UFA March 11, 2016[12] Green Bay Packers
TE Andrew Quarless UFA August 15, 2016[13] Detroit Lions
NT B. J. Raji UFA N/A N/A – Hiatus from football[14]
SS Sean Richardson UFA
RB James Starks UFA March 22, 2016[15] Green Bay Packers
G Lane Taylor RFA March 8, 2016[16] Green Bay Packers
QB Scott Tolzien UFA March 11, 2016[17] Indianapolis Colts

      Re-signed         Signed Away         Suspended, Released
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag[18]

2016 NFL draftEdit

2016 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 27 Kenny Clark Nose tackle UCLA
2 48 Jason Spriggs Offensive tackle Indiana
3 88 Kyler Fackrell Outside linebacker Utah State
4 131 Blake Martinez Inside linebacker Stanford
4 137 Dean Lowry Defensive end Northwestern
5 163 Trevor Davis Wide receiver California
6 200 Kyle Murphy Offensive tackle Stanford

Notes

  • As the result of a negative differential of free agent signings and departures that the Packers experienced during the 2015 free agency period, the team received two compensatory selections for the 2016 draft.[19] Free agent transactions that occurred after May 12, 2015 did not impact the team's formula for determining compensatory selections for the 2016 draft.[20]
  • Thompson traded three picks to the Indianapolis Colts for their second round (48th overall) and selected Jason Spriggs. Thompson traded the Packers' second round pick (57th overall) a fourth-round pick (125th) and a seventh-round pick (248th).[21]

Undrafted free agentsEdit

All undrafted free agents were signed after the 2016 NFL draft on April 30,[22] unless noted otherwise.

Position Player College Notes
WR Geronimo Allison Illinois
S Kentrell Brice Louisiana Tech
LB Beniquez Brown Mississippi State
QB Joe Callahan Wesley 2015 Gagliardi Trophy winner
CB Makinton Dorleant Northern Iowa
C Jacob Flores Dartmouth
LB Reggie Gilbert Arizona
TE David Grinnage NC State
CB Josh Hawkins East Carolina
RB Don Jackson Nevada
T Josh James Carroll
CB Randall Jette UMass
DT Tyler Kuder Idaho State
P Peter Mortell Minnesota
WR Dennis Parks Rice
LB Manoa Pikula BYU
DT Brian Price UTSA
WR Devonte Robinson Utah State
WR Herb Waters Miami (FL)
G Kyle Steuck Northern Michigan

StaffEdit

2016 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches


Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 11 Practice squad

StartersEdit

Regular seasonEdit

OffenseEdit

Pos. Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 16
RB Eddie Lacy
Ty Montgomery
Don Jackson
James Starks
5
6
1
4
WR Randall Cobb
Geronimo Allison
10
2
WR Jordy Nelson 16
WR Davante Adams
Jeff Janis
15
1
FB Aaron Ripkowski 8
TE Jared Cook
Richard Rodgers
Justin Perillo
5
6
1
LT David Bakhtiari 16
LG Lane Taylor 16
C JC Tretter
Corey Linsley
7
9
RG T. J. Lang
Don Barclay
Jason Spriggs
13
1
2
RT Bryan Bulaga 16

DefenseEdit

Pos. Name GS
DT Mike Daniels 16
NT Letroy Guion
Kenny Clark
15
1
DE Kenny Clark
Datone Jones
1
1
OLB Nick Perry
Datone Jones
12
3
OLB Clay Matthews III
Julius Peppers
6
11
ILB Jake Ryan
Joe Thomas
10
7
ILB Blake Martinez
Clay Matthews III
Morgan Burnett
9
3
1
CB LaDarius Gunter
Sam Shields
15
1
CB Damarious Randall
Micah Hyde
9
8
CB Quinten Rollins
Demetri Goodson
10
3
SS Morgan Burnett
Micah Hyde
Kentrell Brice
14
1
1
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 16
S Micah Hyde 2

PlayoffsEdit

OffenseEdit

Pos. Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 3
RB Ty Montgomery 3
WR Randall Cobb 3
WR Jordy Nelson
Geronimo Allison
2
1
WR Davante Adams 3
TE Jared Cook 3
LT David Bakhtiari 3
LG Lane Taylor 3
C Corey Linsley 3
RG T. J. Lang 3
RT Bryan Bulaga 3

DefenseEdit

Pos. Name GS
DT Mike Daniels 3
NT Letroy Guion 3
OLB Clay Matthews III 3
OLB Julius Peppers 3
ILB Jake Ryan 3
ILB Blake Martinez
Joe Thomas
1
2
CB LaDarius Gunter 3
CB Damarious Randall 3
CB Micah Hyde 3
SS Morgan Burnett 3
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 3

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Template:2016 NFC North standings

ConferenceEdit

Template:2016 NFC standings

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

On February 16, the NFL announced that the Packers would play the Indianapolis Colts in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The game would have occurred on Sunday, August 7, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, but was cancelled due to field conditions. However, the two teams met during the regular season in Green Bay.

The remainder of the Packers' preseason opponents and schedule were announced on April 7.[23]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Recap
HOF August 7 vs. Indianapolis Colts Cancelled due to field conditions
1 August 12 Cleveland Browns W 17–11 1–0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 August 18 Oakland Raiders W 20–12 2–0 Lambeau Field Recap
3 August 26 at San Francisco 49ers W 21–10 3–0 Levi's Stadium Recap
4 September 1 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–17 3–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
Recap
1 September 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 27–23 1–0 EverBank Field Recap
2 September 18 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–17 1–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
3 September 25 Detroit Lions W 34–27 2–1 Lambeau Field Recap
4 Bye
5 October 9 New York Giants W 23–16 3–1 Lambeau Field Recap
6 October 16 Dallas Cowboys L 16–30 3–2 Lambeau Field Recap
7 October 20 Chicago Bears W 26–10 4–2 Lambeau Field Recap
8 October 30 at Atlanta Falcons L 32–33 4–3 Georgia Dome Recap
9 November 6 Indianapolis Colts L 26–31 4–4 Lambeau Field Recap
10 November 13 at Tennessee Titans L 25–47 4–5 Nissan Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Washington Redskins L 24–42 4–6 FedExField Recap
12 November 28 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–13 5–6 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
13 December 4 Houston Texans W 21–13 6–6 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 11 Seattle Seahawks W 38–10 7–6 Lambeau Field Recap
15 December 18 at Chicago Bears W 30–27 8–6 Soldier Field Recap
16 December 24 Minnesota Vikings W 38–25 9–6 Lambeau Field Recap
17 January 1 at Detroit Lions W 31–24 10–6 Ford Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 8, 2017 New York Giants (5) W 38–13 11–6 Lambeau Field Recap
Divisional January 15, 2017 at Dallas Cowboys (1) W 34–31 12–6 AT&T Stadium Recap
Conference January 22, 2017 at Atlanta Falcons (2) L 21–44 12–7 Georgia Dome Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week One: Green Bay Packers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 14 3 3

27

Jaguars 7 10 3 3

23

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 25-yard field goal, 10:12. Packers 24–17. Drive: 13 plays, 68 yards, 4:48.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 39-yard field goal, 6:15. Packers 24–20. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 3:57.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 20-yard field goal, 12:01. Packers 27–20. Drive: 13 plays, 68 yards, 4:48.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 50-yard field goal, 5:12. Packers 27–23. Drive: 14 plays, 37 yards, 6:49.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Week 2: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Two: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 0 7

14

Vikings 0 10 7 0

17

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Week 3: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

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

27

Packers 14 17 3 0

34

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Week 4: Bye weekEdit

No game. Green Bay had their bye week on Week 4.

Week 5: vs. New York GiantsEdit

Week Five: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 6 3 7

16

Packers 7 10 0 6

23

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 49 °F (9 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 78,401
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli (85)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NYG – Josh Brown 47-yard field goal, 8:26. Packers 7–3. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:24.
  • GB – Davante Adams 29-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 6:07. Packers 14–3. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:20.
  • NYG – Josh Brown 41-yard field goal, 1:55. Packers 14–6. Drive: 5 plays, 17 yards, 1:13.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 44-yard field goal, 0:03. Packers 17–6. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:15.
Third quarter
  • NYG – Josh Brown 30-yard field goal, 5:31. Packers 17–9. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards, 4:43.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 33-yard field goal, 13:50. Packers 20–9. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:46.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 25-yard field goal, 6:42. Packers 23–9. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:22.
  • NYG – Odell Beckham Jr. 8-yard pass from Eli Manning (Josh Brown kick), 3:03. Packers 23–16. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 3:45.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

Week 6: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Six: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 10 3 10

30

Packers 3 3 0 10

16

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 43-yard field goal, 12:19. Cowboys 7–6. Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 4:08.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 44-yard field goal, 6:05. Cowboys 10–6. Drive: 12 plays, 50 yards, 6:15.
  • DAL – Brice Butler 20-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 0:31. Cowboys 17–6. Drive: 5 plays, 97 yards, 0:33.
Third quarter
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 22-yard field goal, 7:02. Cowboys 20–6. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 3:05.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers wore their throwback uniforms for this game.

The Dallas defense forced four Green Bay turnovers. It was the first time since 2008, and second time in Cowboys history, that Dallas had won at Lambeau.

This was the Packers first loss wearing throwback uniforms.

Week 7: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Seven: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 7 0

10

Packers 3 3 7 13

26

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard field goal, 8:53. Packers 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 53 yards, 5:19.
Second quarter
  • CHI – Connor Barth 39-yard field goal, 1:56. Tied 3–3. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 4:38.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 40-yard field goal, 0:17. Packers 6–3. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 1:39.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

For the first time since 1989, the Packers wore their white jerseys at a home game. As part of the NFL Color Rush, they wore white jerseys and white pants for the first time.

Week 8: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Eight: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 17 0 8

32

Falcons 10 9 7 7

33

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 70,165
  • Referee: Walt Anderson (66)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Despite Aaron Rodgers throwing for 4 touchdowns and the team holding a 32-26 lead with less than a minute left in the game, Matt Ryan threw a game-sealing touchdown pass to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu to stun Green Bay. The Packers drop to 4-3 after the last-second loss.

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 14 10 0 7

31

Packers 10 0 3 13

26

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 78,437
  • Referee: Tony Corrente (99)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 27-yard field goal, 1:49. Colts 24–13. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 5:38.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Despite Aaron Rodgers throwing for 3 touchdowns and just one interception, the Colts got their first victory at Lambeau since 1988 with a 31-26 win. The Packers drop to 4-4 with the loss.

Week 10: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Ten: Green Bay Packers at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 16 9 0

25

Titans 21 14 6 6

47

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 20-yard run, 9:02. Titans 35–22. Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:12.
  • TEN – Tajae Sharpe 33-yard pass from Marcus Mariota, 6:35. Titans 41–22. Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards, 2:26.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 38-yard field goal, 1:02. Titans 41–25. Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:30.
Fourth quarter
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 51-yard field goal, 10:01. Titans 44–25. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:04.

46-24

Top passers
Top rusher
Top receivers

Week 11: at Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 10 0 14

24

Redskins 7 6 9 20

42

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 77,137
  • Referee: John Hussey (35)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • WAS – Dustin Hopkins 37-yard field goal, 9:28. Redskins 16–10. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 5:37.
  • WAS – Jamison Crowder 44-yard pass from Kirk Cousins, 2:07. Redskins 22–10. Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:34.
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
The Packers fell to 4-6 for the first time since 2006. Days later, Aaron Rodgers coined the phrase "Run The Table", which the Packers did by going on an 8-game winning streak (6 regular-season, 2 playoff) that lasted until the NFC Championship against the Falcons.

Week 12: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Week Twelve: Green Bay Packers at Philadelphia Eagles – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 7 3 10

27

Eagles 7 3 3 0

13

at Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 33-yard field goal, 8:51. Packers 17–10. Drive: 5 plays, 57 yards, 2:32.
  • PHI – Caleb Sturgis 50-yard field goal, 5:26. Packers 17–13. Drive: 11 plays, 43 yards, 3:27.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Aaron Ripkowski 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 13:56. Packers 24–13. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:28.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard field goal, 2:00. Packers 27–13. Drive: 17 plays, 78 yards, 8:21.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

With the 27–13 win, the Packers improved to 5–6. This was the start of an eight-game winning streak going into the NFC Championship against the Falcons.

Week 13: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Thirteen: Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 0 0 7 6

13

Packers 0 7 0 14

21

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), snow
  • Game attendance: 77,867
  • Referee: Gene Steratore (114)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring plays
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers beat the Texans for the first time at home 21–13 to improve to 6–6 at a snowy Lambeau Field. With the Texans' loss, no team has an undefeated record at Lambeau. This was also the first time the Packers had beaten a Houston NFL team at home.

Week 14: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Fourteen: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 0 7

10

Packers 7 14 7 10

38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 26 °F (−3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 78,057
  • Referee: Walt Coleman (65)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers intercepted Russell Wilson a career-high five times as the Packers routed the Seahawks 38–10 to improve to 7–6. Aaron Rodgers, with his 3:0 TD-INT ratio in this game, posted a 150.8 passer rating, the highest allowed by the Seattle defense (which was without safety Earl Thomas, who was out for the year with a broken leg) since Pete Carroll became the Seahawks' head coach in 2010.

Week 15: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 3 17 3

30

Bears 0 10 0 17

27

at Soldier Field, Chicago

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 11 °F (−12 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 61,137
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert (62)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • CHI – Connor Barth 26-yard field goal, 6:05. Packers 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 5:12.
  • CHI – Josh Bellamy 10-yard pass from Matt Barkley (Connor Barth kick), 2:23. Bears 10–7. Drive: 4 plays, 55 yards, 2:08.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 34-yard field goal, 0:37. Tied 10–10. Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 1:44.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers led 27–10, but the Bears came back and tied the game at 27. Aaron Rodgers then threw a 60-yard pass to Jordy Nelson to set up a Mason Crosby field goal to win 30–27 and improve to 8–6.

The Packers tied the series with the Bears for the first time since 1933.

Week 16: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Sixteen: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 10 0 12

25

Packers 14 14 0 10

38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 37 °F (3 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 77,856
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette (42)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 21-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 7:13. Packers 7–0. Drive: 5 plays, 61 yards, 2:40.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 22-yard field goal, 3:37. Packers 7–3. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 3:36.
  • GB – Davante Adams 20-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 1:49. Packers 14–3. Drive: 4 plays, 74 yards, 1:48.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 26-yard field goal, 12:30. Packers 14–6. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 4:19.
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 2-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 8:11. Packers 21–6. Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards, 1:36.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 71-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 7:24. Packers 21–13. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:47.
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 6-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 0:24. Packers 28–13. Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards, 0:30.
Third quarter
  • No scoring plays
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 48-yard field goal, 14:55. Packers 31–13. Drive: 10 plays, 14 yards, 4:05.
  • GB – Richard Rodgers 13-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:02. Packers 38–13. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 4:23.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 3-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick failed, hit right upright), 4:20. Packers 38–19. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 4:42.
  • MIN – Adam Thielen 8-yard pass from Sam Bradford (run failed), 0:32. Packers 38–25. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 3:07.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers defeated the reeling Vikings 38–25 to improve to 9–6 as Rodgers became the first quarterback to throw for 300 yards against the Vikings defense.

This was the Packers first win over the Vikings since November 2015. With the win, the Packers eliminated the now 7-8 Vikings from the playoffs.

Week 17: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week Seventeen: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 10 7 14

31

Lions 0 14 0 10

24

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,345
  • Referee: Jerome Boger (23)
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring plays
Second quarter
  • GB – Aaron Ripkowski 7-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 10:54. Packers 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards, 4:09.
  • DET – Zach Zenner 1-yard run (Matt Prater kick), 5:03. Tied 7–7. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:47.
  • DET – Golden Tate 3-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 10:54. Lions 14–7. Drive: 11 plays, 69 yards, 2:08.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 53-yard field goal, 0:03. Lions 14–10. Drive: 5 plays, 40 yards, 0:23.
Third quarter
  • GB – Davante Adams 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:27. Packers 17–14. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:37.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Geronimo Allison 10-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (kick failed, wide right), 10:13. Packers 23–14. Drive: 10 plays, 81 yards, 4:37.
  • DET – Matt Prater 54-yard field goal, 7:47. Packers 23–17. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards, 2:20.
  • GB – Davante Adams 9-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Aaron Rodgers–Davante Adams pass), 2:54. Packers 31–17. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:52.
  • DET – Anquan Boldin 35-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 0:22. Packers 31–24. Drive: 1 play, 35 yards, 0:09.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers successfully ran the table as they improved to 10–6 and won the NFC North, matching last year's record.

PostseasonEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. (#5) New York GiantsEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) New York Giants at (#4) Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 3 3 7 0

13

Packers 0 14 10 14

38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 26-yard field goal, 5:44. Giants 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 3:34.
Second quarter
  • NYG – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, 7:24. Giants 6–0. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 2:47.
  • GB – Davante Adams 5-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 2:20. Packers 7–6. Drive: 3 plays, 38 yards, 1:25.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 42-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 0:00. Packers 14–6. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:38.
Third quarter
  • NYG – Tavarres King 41-yard pass from Eli Manning (Robbie Gould kick), 5:16. Packers 14–13. Drive: 2 plays, 41 yards, 0:45.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 30-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 2:53. Packers 21–13. Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 2:23.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard field goal, 0:21. Packers 24–13. Drive: 5 plays, 23 yards, 1:29.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Randall Cobb 16-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:19. Packers 31–13. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:14.
  • GB – Aaron Ripkowski 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 2:43. Packers 38–13. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 5:48.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

The Packers hosted the fifth seeded New York Giants, who defeated the Packers at Lambeau in the 2007 and 2011 playoffs. It was also a rematch of week five, which was won by the Packers 23–16. The Giants had one of the best defenses in the NFL going into the game, but Rodgers threw for 4 touchdowns, including a 42-yard Hail Mary pass to Cobb at the end of the first half as the Packers would lead 14–6. The Packers went on to rout the Giants 38–13 and would travel to face the top-seeded Cowboys.

NFC Divisional Playoffs: at (#1) Dallas CowboysEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: (#4) Green Bay Packers at (#1) Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 14 7 6

34

Cowboys 3 10 0 18

31

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: January 15, 2017
  • Game time: 3:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 93,396
  • Referee: Tony Corrente (99)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • GB – Ty Montgomery 3-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 14:05. Packers 14–3. Drive: 13 plays, 90 yards, 5:47.
  • GB – Ty Montgomery 1-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 7:37. Packers 21–3. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 5:24.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 34-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 6:03. Packers 21–10. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:34.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 33-yard field goal, 1:00. Packers 21–13. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards, 3:55.
Third quarter
  • GB – Jared Cook 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 11:25. Packers 28–13. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:35.
Fourth quarter
  • DAL – Jason Witten 6-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dan Bailey kick), 11:39. Packers 28–20. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 5:40.
  • DAL – Dez Bryant 7-yard pass from Dak Prescott (Dak Prescott run), 4:08. Tied 28–28. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:06.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 56-yard field goal, 1:33. Packers 31–28. Drive: 8 plays, 37 yards, 2:35.
  • DAL – Dan Bailey 52-yard field goal, 0:35. Tied 31–31. Drive: 6 plays, 42 yards, 0:58.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 51-yard field goal, 0:00. Packers 34–31. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, 0:35.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • GB – Jared Cook – 6 receptions, 104 yards, TD
  • DAL – Dez Bryant – 9 receptions, 132 yards, 2 TD

This game was a rematch of week six, a game the Packers lost 16–30. However, unlike Week six, the Packers were expected to give the Cowboys difficulties. Dallas clinched the #1 seed as well as home-field advantage, but the Packers were able to prevail and upset the Cowboys with a Mason Crosby field goal as time expired 34–31.

NFC Championship: at (#2) Atlanta FalconsEdit

NFC Championship: (#4) Green Bay Packers at (#2) Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 15 6

21

Falcons 10 14 13 7

44

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta

  • Date: January 22, 2017
  • Game time: 3:05 p.m. EST/2:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 71,127
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich (52)
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • ATL – Mohamed Sanu 5-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 8:30. Falcons 7–0. Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:36.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 28-yard field goal, 0:17. Falcons 10–0. Drive: 12 plays, 59 yards, 5:21.
Second quarter
  • ATL – Matt Ryan 14-yard run (Matt Bryantkick), 2:43. Falcons 17–0. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:35.
  • ATL – Julio Jones 5-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 0:07. Falcons 24–0. Drive: 9 plays, 68 yards, 1:47.
Third quarter
  • ATL – Julio Jones 73-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 14:03. Falcons 31–0. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:51.
  • GB – Davante Adams 2-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 9:19. Falcons 31–7. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:32.
  • ATL – Devonta Freeman 4-yard pass from Matt Ryan (kick failed, wide right), 4:11. Falcons 37–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 5:08.
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Aaron Ripkowski run), 0:38. Falcons 37–15. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:33.
Fourth quarter
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman 3-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 12:07. Falcons 44–15. Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards, 3:31.
  • GB – Jared Cook 1-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (run failed), 6:43. Falcons 44–21. Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:24.
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers

This was the end of an 8-game winning streak for the Packers as they were crushed 44–21. The Packers were scoreless until they scored a touchdown when they were behind 31–0 as Atlanta took an early 7–0 lead and never trailed from there. Green Bay's 24-0 halftime deficit was also the largest deficit Aaron Rodgers had faced in his entire career.

StatisticsEdit

Regular season statistical leadersEdit

Statistic Player(s) Value
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 4,428
Passing touchdowns 40
Rushing yards Ty Montgomery 457
Rushing touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 4
Receptions Jordy Nelson 97
Receiving yards 1,257
Receiving touchdowns 14
Kickoff return yards Ty Montgomery 366
Punt return yards Trevor Davis 115
Tackles Morgan Burnett 93
Sacks Nick Perry 11.0
Interceptions Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 5

Playoffs statistical leadersEdit

Statistic Player(s) Value
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 1,004
Passing touchdowns 9
Rushing yards Ty Montgomery 91
Rushing touchdowns 2
Receptions Randall Cobb
Jared Cook
16
Receiving yards Randall Cobb 260
Receiving touchdowns 3
Kickoff return yards Jeff Janis 77
Punt return yards Micah Hyde 50
Tackles Jake Ryan 20
Sacks Micah Hyde
Clay Matthews III
Julius Peppers
Nick Perry
1.0
Interceptions Damarious Randall
Micah Hyde
1

Best game performancesEdit

Player(s) Value Opponent
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 371 @ Tennessee Titans
Passing touchdowns 4 Detroit Lions
@ Atlanta Falcons
Minnesota Vikings
@ Detroit Lions
New York Giants
Rushing yards Ty Montgomery 162 @ Chicago Bears
Rushing touchdowns 2 @ Dallas Cowboys
@ Chicago Bears
Receiving yards Davante Adams 156 @ Tennessee Titans
Receiving touchdowns Randall Cobb 3 New York Giants
Tackles Jake Ryan 12
Sacks Nick Perry
2 Detroit Lions
Minnesota Vikings
Interceptions Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Damarious Randall
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
2 Indianapolis Colts
Seattle Seahawks
Chicago Bears

League rankingsEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 4,199 262.4 7
Rushing offense 1,701 106.3 20
Total offense 5,900 368.8 8
Passing defense 4,308 269.2 31
Rushing defense 1,515 94.7 8
Total defense 5,823 363.9 22

Statistical values are correct through the end of the season[24][25]

AwardsEdit

Recipient Award(s)
Davante Adams Week 7: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[26]
David Bakhtiari 2016 All-Pro second team[27]
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Probowler[28]
2016 All-Pro second team[27]
Week 15: NFC Defensive Player of the Week[29]
T. J. Lang Probowler[28]
Aaron Rodgers Probowler[28]
Week 7: FedEx Air Player of the Week (Quarterbacks)[30]
Week 14: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[31]
Week 14: FedEx Air Player of the Week (Quarterbacks)[30]
Week 16: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[32]
Week 16: FedEx Air Player of the Week (Quarterbacks)[30]
NFC Player of the Month – December[33]

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