The Green Bay Packers are a professional American football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Since their founding in 1919 by Curly Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun, the Packers have played over 1,350 games in 100 seasons of competitive football. The first two seasons the Packers played against local teams in and around Wisconsin. In 1921, they became part of the American Professional Football Association, the precursor to the National Football League (NFL). In their 99 seasons, the Packers have won 13 professional American football championships (the most in NFL history), including nine NFL Championships and four Super Bowls. They have captured 18 divisional titles, eight conference championships, and recorded the second most regular season (738) and overall victories (772) of any NFL franchise, behind the Chicago Bears.
The franchise has experienced three major periods of continued success in their history. The first period of success came from 1929–1944, when the Packers were named NFL Champions six times. This period saw the Packers become the first dynasty of American football (1929–1931). The second period of success was between 1960–1967, where the Packers won five NFL Championships and the first two Super Bowls. The Packers also won three consecutive NFL Championships for the second time in franchise history (1965–1967). The most recent period of success ranges from 1993–present, where the franchise has reached the playoffs 19 times, including three Super Bowl appearances, winning two in 1996 and 2010. This period included the 2011 season, where the team won 15 games, the most the Packers have won in a single season.
The Packers have also experienced periods of extended failure in their history. The two most notable times were from 1945–1958, where the franchise never placed higher than 3rd in the league standings and recorded the worst record of any Packers team, going 1–10–1 in 1958. The second period of continued failure occurred between 1968–1991, where the club only went to the playoffs twice, and recorded only six winning seasons.
The 2019 NFL season is the Packers 101st season of competitive football and 99th season as part of the NFL.
NFL champions (1920–1966)
Super Bowl champions (1967–present)
Wild card berth
|Season||Team||League||Conference||Division||Regular season[a]||Postseason results||Awards[b][c]||Head coaches|
|1921||1921||APFA||6th||3||2||1||The NFL did not hold playoff games until 1932|
|1929||1929||NFL||1st||12||0||1||Named NFL Champions (1)[b]|
|1930||1930||NFL||1st||10||3||1||Named NFL Champions (2)[b]|
|1931||1931||NFL||1st||12||2||0||Named NFL Champions (3)[b][c]|
|1936||1936||NFL||West ★||1st||10||1||1||Won NFL Championship (4) (at Redskins) 21–6[d]|
|1938||1938||NFL||West ★||1st||8||3||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Giants) 17–23|
|1939||1939||NFL||West ★||1st||9||2||0||Won NFL Championship (5) (Giants) 27–0|
|1941||1941||NFL||West Template:Section-sign||1st||10||1||0||Lost Western Divisional Playoff (at Bears) 14–33||Don Hutson (MVP)|
|1942||1942||NFL||West||2nd||8||2||1||Don Hutson (MVP)|
|1944||1944||NFL||West ★||1st||8||2||0||Won NFL Championship (6) (at Giants) 14–7|
|1953||1953||NFL||Western||6th||2||9||1||Gene Ronzani (2-7-1)|
Ray McLean, and Hugh Devore (0-2)
|1959||1959||NFL||Western||3rd||7||5||0||Vince Lombardi (COY)||Vince Lombardi|
|1960||1960||NFL||Western ☆||1st||8||4||0||Lost NFL Championship (at Eagles) 17–13|
|1961||1961||NFL||Western ☆||1st||11||3||0||Won NFL Championship (7) (Giants) 37–0||Paul Hornung (MVP)|
|1962||1962||NFL||Western ☆||1st||13||1||0||Won NFL Championship (8) (at Giants) 16–7||Jim Taylor (MVP)|
|1965||1965||NFL||Western ☆||1st||10||3||1||Won Western Conference Playoff (Colts) 13–10 (OT)|
Won NFL Championship (9) (Browns) 23–12
|1966||1966||NFL||Western ☆||1st||12||2||0||Won NFL Championship (at Cowboys) 34–27|
Won Super Bowl I (10) (vs. Chiefs) 35–10[e]
|Bart Starr (MVP, SB MVP)|
|1967[f]||1967||NFL||Western ☆||Central ★||1st||9||4||1||Won Conference Playoffs (Rams) 28–7|
Won NFL Championship (Cowboys) 21–17
Won Super Bowl II (11) (vs. Raiders) 33–14[g]
|Bart Starr (SB MVP)|
|1971||1971||NFL||NFC||Central||4th||4||8||2||John Brockington (OROY)||Dan Devine|
|1972||1972||NFL||NFC||Central ★||1st||10||4||0||Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Redskins) 16–3||Willie Buchanon (DROY)|
|1982[i]||1982||NFL||NFC||3rd Template:Hashtag||5||3||1||Won First-round Playoffs (Cardinals) 41–16|
Lost Second-round Playoffs (at Cowboys) 37–26
|1989||1989||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd||10||6||0||Lindy Infante (COY)|
|1993||1993||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd Template:Hashtag||9||7||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Lions) 28–24|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 27–17
|1994||1994||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd Template:Hashtag||9||7||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Lions) 16–12|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 35–9
|1995||1995||NFL||NFC||Central ★||1st||11||5||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Falcons) 37–20|
Won Divisional Playoffs (at 49ers) 27–17
Lost Conference Championship (at Cowboys) 38–27
|Brett Favre (MVP, OPOY)|
|1996||1996||NFL||NFC ☆||Central ★||1st||13||3||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (49ers) 35–14[k]|
Won Conference Championship (Panthers) 30–13
Won Super Bowl XXXI (12) (vs. Patriots) 35–21
|Brett Favre (MVP)|
Desmond Howard (SB MVP)
|1997||1997||NFL||NFC ☆||Central ★||1st||13||3||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (Buccaneers) 21–7|
Won Conference Championship (at 49ers) 23–10
Lost Super Bowl XXXII (vs. Broncos) 31–24[l]
|Brett Favre (MVP)[m]|
|1998||1998||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd Template:Hashtag||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at 49ers) 30–27||Reggie White (DPOY)|
|2001||2001||NFL||NFC||Central||2nd Template:Hashtag||12||4||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (49ers) 25–15|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Rams) 45–17
|2002||2002||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||12||4||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Falcons) 27–7|
|2003||2003||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||10||6||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 33–27 (OT)|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Eagles) 20–17 (OT)
|2004||2004||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||10||6||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 31–17|
|2007||2007||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||13||3||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (Seahawks) 42–20|
Lost Conference Championship (Giants) 23–20 (OT)
|2009||2009||NFL||NFC||North||2nd Template:Hashtag||11||5||0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (at Cardinals) 51–45 (OT)||Charles Woodson (DPOY)|
|2010||2010||NFL||NFC ☆||North||2nd Template:Hashtag||10||6||0||Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 21–16|
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Falcons) 48–21
Won Conference Championship (at Bears) 21–14
Won Super Bowl XLV (13) (vs. Steelers) 31–25
|Aaron Rodgers (SB MVP)|
|2011||2011||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||15||1||0||Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants) 37–20||Aaron Rodgers (MVP)|
|2012||2012||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||11||5||0|| Won Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 24–10|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at 49ers) 45–31
|2013||2013||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||8||7||1||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (49ers) 23–20||Eddie Lacy (OROY)|
|2014||2014||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||12||4||0||Won Divisional Playoffs (Cowboys) 26–21|
Lost Conference Championship (at Seahawks) 28–22 (OT)
|Aaron Rodgers (MVP)|
|2015||2015||NFL||NFC||North||2nd Template:Hashtag||10||6||0|| Won Wild Card Playoffs (at Redskins) 35–18 |
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cardinals) 26–20 (OT)
|2016||2016||NFL||NFC||North ★||1st||10||6||0|| Won Wild Card Playoffs (Giants) 38–13 |
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 34–31
Lost Conference Championship (at Falcons) 44–21
|Jordy Nelson (CBPOY)|
|2018||2018||NFL||NFC||North||3rd||6||9||1||Mike McCarthy (4-7-1)|
Joe Philbin (2-2)
|Total||743||571||38||(1921–2018, includes only regular season)[n]|
|34||22||0||(1921–2018, includes only playoffs)[n]|
|777||593||38||(1921–2018, includes both regular season and playoffs; 13 NFL Championships)[n]|
- a The Packers did not compete in a professional league until 1921.
- b The team with the best record at the end of the season was named the NFL Champion.
- c This marked the first ever "three-peat," where a team wins three consecutive NFL championships. The Packers are still the only team to achieve this.
- d The score of the playoff game is in parenthesis with the Packers score first no matter of the outcome.
- e Even though this is the franchise's first Super Bowl victory, it is their 10th league championship hence the number 10 after the Super Bowl I line.
- f The 1967 NFL season marks the first season in the league's history where the league was divided into two conferences which were subdivided into two divisions. Up to 1967, the league was either divided into two divisions, two conferences, or neither.
- g This marked the second time that the Packers have achieved three consecutive NFL Championships.
- h As a result of the NFL-AFL Merger, the league was broken into two Conferences, with the NFC adopting the name "NFC Central Division" for the division the Packers were in, which became the "North Division" in 2002. This is different from the NFL Central Division, which only lasted from 1967–1969.
- i 1982 was a strike-shorten season so the league was divided up into two conferences instead of its normal divisional alignment.
- j The strike of 1987 reduced the regular season schedule from 16 to 15 games.
- k This game is known as the Mud Bowl.
- l This marked the first Super Bowl loss for the Packers and the first loss in a championship game since 1960.
- m This marked the first time any player has ever won three AP NFL MVPs, and the only time a player has won three consecutive MVP awards.
- n The NFL does not count any seasons played outside of their league in their official records. If the 1919 and 1920 season were counted, the Packers would have 19 more wins, 2 more losses, and 1 more tie in their total results.
- "NFL.com – History – Yearly Standings". National Football League Official website. http://www.nfl.com/standings. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
- "Packers.com – History – Record Book". The National Football League – Green Bay Packers. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071011002409/http://www.packers.com/history/record_book/results_and_rosters/all_time_records/. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
- "Pro Football Hall of Fame – Green Bay Packers". Pro Football Hall of Fame. http://www.profootballhof.com/history/team.jsp?franchise_id=12. Retrieved December 15, 2007.
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