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The Packers opened the regular season on September 10 with a 26-0 loss to the Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
The Chicago Bears are a professional American football team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

, the Packers' first scoreless game since October 17, 1991.

The day after the game the Packers acquired wide receiver Koren Robinson
Koren Robinson
Koren Lynard Robinson is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seahawks ninth overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State....

, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960...

 after his second DUI
Driving under the influence
Driving under the influence is the act of driving a motor vehicle with blood levels of alcohol in excess of a legal limit...

 in two years. With the loss, the Packers began their season 0-1.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Bears 1 12:05 B. Berrian 49 yd. TD pass from R. Grossman (R. Gould kick) 6 plays, 78 yards in 2:55
Bears 2 13:44 R. Gould 40 yd. Field Goal 9-62, 4:03
Bears 2 6:29 R.Gould 39 yd. Field Goal 10-36, 4:33
Bears 2 4:38 R.Gould 28 yd. Field Goal 4-6, 1:45
Bears 3 1:47 R.Gould 30 yd. Field Goal 10-54, 5:12
Bears 4 14:06 D.Hester 84 yd. punt return (R.Gould kick) N/A

Week 2: vs. New Orleans Saints



Game summary


The Packers hosted the New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are members of the South Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League ....

 on September 17, losing 34-27. The Packers jumped out to a 13-0 lead after forcing 3 Saints turnovers, but were not able to hold the lead in the second half. With te loss, the Packers fell to 0-2.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 11:06 G.Jennings 22 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 5 plays, 37 yards in 2:36
Packers 1 8:38 D.Rayner 24 yd. Field Goal 4-9, 0:58
Packers 1 0:50 D.Rayner 36 yd. Field Goal 8-75, 3:53
Saints 2 7:44 D.McAllister 3 yd. run (J.Carney kick) 9-58, 3:25
Saints 2 0:56 D.Henderson 26 yd. pass from D.Brees (J.Carney kick) 10-73, 3:31
Saints 3 5:41 J.Carney 45 yd. Field Goal 5-53, 2:06
Saints 3 3:02 J.Carney 47 yd. Field Goal 5-30, 1:22
Packers 4 14:18 R.Ferguson 4 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 9-80, 3:44
Saints 4 8:20 M.Colston 35 yd. pass from D.Brees (J.Carney kick) 6-65, 2:27
Saints 4 7:54 D.McAllister 23 yd. run (J.Carney kick) 1-23, 0:07
Packers 4 4:18 N.Herron 6 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 10-68, 3:36

Week 3: at Detroit Lions



Game summary


The Packers posted their first win for the season while playing the Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League , and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and...

 in Detroit, 31-24. Brett Favre completed his 400th career touchdown pass on a 75 yard play to rookie Greg Jennings
Greg Jennings
Gregory Jennings, Jr. is a professional American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League...

, becoming only the second person (in addition to Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is a retired American football quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League...

) to reach 400. With the win the Packers improved to 1-2 while the Lions fell to 0-3. Favre was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 7:03 G.Jennings 75 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 3 plays, 80 yards in 1:37
Lions 1 3:51 S.Bryson 37 yd. pass from J.Kitna (J.Hanson kick) 6-79, 3:12
Packers 1 2:05 M.Manuel 29 yd. interception return (D.Rayner kick) N/A
Lions 1 0:00 R.Williams 42 yd. pass from J.Kitna (J.Hanson kick) 4-76, 2:05
Packers 2 7:51 D.Rayner 24 yd. Field Goal 13-69, 7:09
Packers 3 6:44 D.Driver 5 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 10-80, 4:51
Lions 3 3:24 K.Jones 5 yd. run (J.Hanson kick) 7-58, 3:20
Packers 4 12:19 A.Green 10 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 4-43, 1:48
Lions 4 5:24 J.Hanson 40 yd. Field Goal 7-58, 2:45

Week 4: at Philadelphia Eagles



Game summary


The Packers went to Philadelphia to play the Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles are a professional American football team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the East Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

 on Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football
Monday Night Football is a live broadcast of the National Football League on ESPN. From to it aired on ABC. Monday Night Football was, along with Hallmark Hall of Fame, and the Walt Disney anthology television series, one of the longest running prime time commercial network television series...

. The Packers started running back Vernand Morency
Vernand Morency
Vernand Morency is a former American football running back who played in the NFL.-Biography:Vernand Morency grew up in Miami, Florida where his parents, immigrants from Haiti, had him working in their family real estate business from the age of 5...

 as Ahman Green
Ahman Green
Ahman Rashad Green is a retired American football running back. He is the all-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd round of the 1998 NFL Draft...

 was inactive due to injury. The Packers held the lead at half time, but the Eagles scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to earn the victory. As a result of Ahmad Carroll
Ahmad Carroll
Ahmad Raheem Carroll is an American football cornerback for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League. He most recently played for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 25th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft...

's performance in week 4, as well as previous weeks, the Packers released him from the team.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 10:07 D.Rayner 23 yd. Field Goal 8 plays, 48 yards in 1:50
Eagles 2 9:43 D.McNabb 6 yd. run (D.Akers kick) 2-6, 0:08
Packers 2 5:32 D.Rayner 54 yd. Field Goal 8-35, 4:11
Packers 2 1:45 D.Rayner 46 yd. Field Goal 9-42, 2:38
Eagles 3 8:21 D.Akers 40 yd. Field Goal 15-57, 6:39
Eagles 3 5:08 G.Lewis 45 yd. pass from D.McNabb (D.Akers kick) 2-56, 0:47
Eagles 3 3:51 G.Lewis 30 yd. pass from D.McNabb (D.Akers kick) 1-44, 0:17
Eagles 4 12:41 D.McNabb 15 yd. run (D.Akers kick) 6-66, 3:00

Week 5: vs. St. Louis Rams



Game summary


Noah Herron
Noah Herron
Noah Scott Herron is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft...

 rushed for a career best 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams
St. Louis Rams
The St. Louis Rams are a professional American football team based in St. Louis, Missouri. They are currently members of the West Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The Rams have won three NFL Championships .The Rams began playing in 1936 in Cleveland,...

, but quarterback Marc Bulger
Marc Bulger
Marc Robert Bulger [] is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia....

 of the Rams threw for two touchdowns to help his team to victory. The Packers had a chance to tie the score with a field goal or take the lead with a touchdown in their final possession, but were unable to do so as quarterback Brett Favre is sacked and fumbles at the St. Louis 18 yard line. The Rams were able to recover the ball.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Rams 1 9:49 T.Holt 6 yd. pass from M.Bulger (J.Wilkins kick) 6 plays, 37 yards in 3:01
Packers 1 1:38 N.Herron 1 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 15-80, 8:11
Packers 2 13:12 D.Rayner 27 yd. Field Goal 5-49, 1:48
Rams 2 3:27 K.Curtis 3 yd. pass from M.Bulger (J.Wilkins kick) 9-64, 5:01
Packers 2 0:00 D.Rayner 32 yd. Field Goal 10-46, 3:27
Rams 3 3:04 J.Wilkins 31 yd. Field Goal 8-32, 3:34
Rams 4 14:53 J.Wilkins 26 yd. Field Goal 7-41, 2:13
Rams 4 9:25 J.Wilkins 20 yd. Field Goal 9-78, 4:25
Packers 4 6:42 G.Jennings 46 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 5-64, 2:43

Week 7: at Miami Dolphins



Game summary


Coming off their bye week, Green Bay defeated the Miami Dolphins
Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins are a Professional football team based in the Miami metropolitan area in Florida. The team is part of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

 on the road as the Packers defense intercepted quarterback Joey Harrington
Joey Harrington
John Joseph "Joey" Harrington, Jr. is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions third overall in the 2002 NFL Draft, where he played for most of his professional career. He ranks third all-time in Detroit history in pass completions, with 986...

 three times, with Charles Woodson returning one for a touchdown. Ahman Green carried the ball 18 times for 118 yards, including a 70 yard touchdown run. Brett Favre completed 19 of 35 passes, recording 206 yards and 2 touchdown passes. This was the first victory for the Packers in Miami since winning Super Bowl II
Super Bowl II
The second AFL-NFL World Championship Game in professional American football, later to be known as Super Bowl II, was played on January 14, 1968 at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida....

 in 1968.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Dolphins 1 7:51 M.Booker 8 yd. pass from J.Harrington (O.Mare kick) 1 play, 8 yards in 0:05
Packers 2 12:08 D.Rayner 42 yd. Field Goal 9-30, 3:44
Packers 2 9:50 D.Rayner 34 yd. Field Goal 6-14, 1:32
Dolphins 2 1:03 O.Mare 32 yd. Field Goal 10-70, 4:29
Packers 3 14:10 C.Woodson 23 yd. interception return (D.Rayner kick) N/A
Packers 3 8:51 D.Driver 34 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 6-64, 2:46
Dolphins 3 6:30 O.Mare 40 yd. Field Goal 7-39, 2:21
Dolphins 4 13:28 O.Mare 45 yd. Field Goal 9-41, 4:01
Packers 4 13:14 A.Green 70 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 1-70, 0:14
Dolphins 4 11:56 D.Hagan 13 yd. pass from J.Harrington (J.Harrington-M.Booker pass) 5-80, 1:18
Packers 4 6:11 D.Martin 13 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 11-80, 5:45

Week 8: vs. Arizona Cardinals



Game summary


The Green Bay Packers won over the visiting Arizona Cardinals
Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football team based in Glendale, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

 at home as running backs Ahman Green and Vernand Morency
Vernand Morency
Vernand Morency is a former American football running back who played in the NFL.-Biography:Vernand Morency grew up in Miami, Florida where his parents, immigrants from Haiti, had him working in their family real estate business from the age of 5...

 each rushed for over 100 yards, becoming the first Packers running back duo to accomplish that feat since the 1980s. Brett Favre threw for 180 yards and one touchdown, as well as one rushing touchdown. Leading Green Bay's receiving corps was Donald Driver
Donald Driver
Donald Jerome Driver is an American football wide receiver and children's author. He plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League...

, who had five receptions for 58 Yards. Coming up behind him was David Martin
David Martin (American football)
David Earl Martin is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft...

, who had four receptions for 48 Yards and one touchdown. On defense, the Packers limited Cardinals rookie quarterback Matt Leinart
Matt Leinart
Matthew Stephen Leinart , is an American professional football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League...

 to 14/35 for 157 yards with one touchdown and one interception. They also held Cardinals running back Edgerrin James
Edgerrin James
Edgerrin Tyree James is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts fourth overall in the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Miami....

 to 84 rushing yards on 24 carries, along with three receptions for 25 receiving yards. Aaron Kampman
Aaron Kampman
Aaron Allan Kampman is an American football defensive end and linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa....

 was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 5:05 D.Martin 1 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 9 plays, 88 yards in 4:37
Packers 2 14:22 A.Green 4 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 9-70, 3:19
Packers 2 6:24 A.Green 2 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 9-87, 3:25
Cardinals 2 0:29 E.James 1 yd. run (N.Rackers kick) 14-84, 5:55
Packers 3 7:41 B.Favre 1 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 13-74, 7:19
Cardinals 3 1:33 T.Walters 17 yd. pass from M.Leinart (N.Rackers kick) 13-59, 6:08
Packers 4 6:56 D.Rayner 42 yd. Field Goal 10-47, 6:18

Week 9: at Buffalo Bills



Game summary



The Green Bay Packers traveled on the road to face the Buffalo Bills
Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are a professional football team based in Buffalo, New York. They are currently members of the East Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

. The Bills were able to lead the Packers at half time with a 10-0 lead, capitalizing on an interception return for a touchdown by London Fletcher
London Fletcher
London Levi Fletcher-Baker is an American football linebacker who has played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League since 2007. Undrafted in 1998, he was signed by the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent, where he spent four seasons. In 2002, he was signed to the Buffalo...

. In the second half, the Packers tied the score with a touchdown pass to Donald Driver. The Bills were able to score in the fourth quarter with 43 yard touchdown pass to receiver Lee Evans
Lee Evans (American football)
-Buffalo Bills:Evans was initially assigned the jersey number 84. Evans, as a reference to his full name, had always worn the number 3 in college, a number that was not allowed to be used in professional football for wide receivers...

. The Packers drove the ball deep to the one yard line, but on first down the ball is intercepted and returned deep in Packer territory. The Bills were able to score three plays later to increase the lead by 14 and earn a victory.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Bills 1 11:00 R.Lindell 28 yd. Field Goal 7 plays, 19 yards in 4:00
Bills 2 14:10 L.Fletcher-Baker 17 yd. interception return (R.Lindell kick) N/A
Packers 3 4:17 D.Driver 1 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 10-65, 5:01
Packers 4 12:41 D.Rayner 49 yd. Field Goal 6-24, 2:01
Bills 4 8:00 L.Evans 43 yd. pass from J.Losman (R.Lindell kick) 2-33, 0:28
Bills 4 3:01 A.Thomas 14 yd. run (R.Lindell kick) 3-27, 1:32

Week 10: at Minnesota Vikings



Game summary


In week 10, Green Bay traveled to the Metrodome to face the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960...

. The winner of the game would take second place in the NFC North
NFC North
The NFC North is a division of the National Football League's National Football Conference, based in the Upper Midwest region of the United States...

. The Packers were able to score early in the first quarter with a field goal by Dave Rayner
Dave Rayner
David Michael "Dave" Rayner is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft...

. Shortly after, Packer linebacker Brady Poppinga
Brady Poppinga
-Green Bay Packers:Poppinga entered the National Football League on April 24, 2005, when he was selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. On July 26, 2005 Poppinga signed a four-year $2.4 million contract with the Packers.The Packers were excited about Poppinga's...

 sacked Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson
Brad Johnson (American football)
James Bradley Johnson is a former National Football League Super Bowl-winning quarterback. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State.-Early years:Brad went to Charles D...

 causing him to fumble; the Packers recovered the ball. The fumble set up a Brett Favre touchdown pass to Noah Herron. The Vikings were able to take the lead with two touchdowns, one a 40 yard touchdown pass to Billy McMullen
Billy McMullen
Wilbur "Billy" Anthony McMullen, Jr. is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft...

. With under two minutes remaining in the half, the Packers regained the lead when Brett Favre threw an 82 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Donald Driver. The Packers would hold the lead for the rest of the game.

Brett Favre finished the game with 347 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Receiver Donald Driver had six catches for 191 yards. Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson threw for 257 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Packer kicker Dave Rayner made three field goals in three attempts. AJ Hawk was named NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance. He recorded 13 tackles, one forced fumble, and 1.5 sacks.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 6:40 D.Rayner 20 yd. Field Goal 13 plays, 83 yards in 6:54
Packers 1 3:34 N.Herron 5 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 7-22, 2:55
Vikings 2 14:52 B.McMullen 40 yd. pass from B.Johnson (R.Longwell kick) 8-72, 3:42
Vikings 2 7:52 B.McMullen fumble recovery in end zone (R.Longwell kick) 9-82, 5:20
Packers 2 0:48 D.Driver 82 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 3-97, 1:02
Packers 3 4:38 D.Rayner 24 yd. Field Goal 7-51, 2:33
Packers 4 2:11 D.Rayner 29 yd. Field Goal 10-66, 5:35
Vikings 4 0:58 R.Longwell 34 yd. Field Goal 9-57, 1:13

Week 11: vs. New England Patriots



Game summary


After a two-game road stretch, the Packers came back to Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers' home field...

 to face the New England Patriots
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference in the National...

. The Patriots handed Green Bay their second shutout of the season. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
Tom Brady
Thomas Edward Patrick "Tom" Brady, Jr. is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League . After playing college football at Michigan, Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft.He has played in four Super Bowls,...

 threw for 244 yards and 4 touchdowns. In the second quarter, Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre was injured on a sack. He left the game and did not return. Backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League . Rodgers was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers...

 replaced Favre and completed only four out of twelve passes for 32 yards with one fumble. Rodgers suffered a broken foot in the loss and was placed on injured reserve, thus ending his season. The Packers only recorded 120 total yards of offense and five total first downs. On the other side, the Patriots recorded 360 yards of total offense with 22 first downs.

With the loss, the Packers' record dropped to 4-6. The loss marked the first time the Packers were shut out at Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers' home field...

 twice in a season.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Patriots 1 10:47 D.Graham 2 yd. pass from T.Brady (S.Gostkowski kick) 7 plays, 63 yards in 3:13
Patriots 2 10:54 C.Dillon 1 yd. run (S.Gostkowski kick) 12-66, 6:34
Patriots 2 2:22 R.Caldwell 54 yd. pass from T.Brady (S.Gostkowski kick) 4-71, 2:19
Patriots 3 0:43 B.Watson 8 yd. pass from T.Brady (S.Gostkowski kick) 6-60, 3:25
Patriots 4 8:49 L.Maroney 19 yd. pass from T.Brady (S.Gostkowski kick) 3-23, 1:32

Week 12: at Seattle Seahawks



Game summary



In week 12, the Packers traveled to Qwest Field to play the Seattle Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football team based in Seattle, Washington. They are currently members of the Western Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The team joined the NFL in 1976 as an expansion team...

. It was the Packers' second Monday Night Football game of the season. Green Bay held the lead at the end of the first half, with a touchdown run from Ahman Green and a fumble return for a touchdown by Abdul Hodge
Abdul Hodge
Abdul Raheeda Hodge is an American football linebacker and a member of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft...

, who recorded his first NFL start. Seattle kicker, Josh Brown kicked four field goals in the first half. In the second half, the Packers were able to increase the lead to nine points as quarterback Brett Favre threw a 48 yard touchdown pass to Donald Driver. Seattle would decrease the Packers lead to two points when quarterback Matt Hasselbeck
Matt Hasselbeck
Matthew Michael Hasselbeck is a National Football League quarterback for the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and traded to Seattle in 2001. After becoming the starter in 2003, Hasselbeck led Seattle to six playoff appearances and...

 threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to receiver D.J. Hackett
D.J. Hackett
DeAndre James "D. J." Hackett is an American football wide receiver who is currently a Free Agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft...

. The Seahawks would take the lead in the fourth quarter with another touchdown pass from Matt Hasselbeck. Packers kicker Dave Rayner kicked a 34 yard field goal to decrease the Seahawks lead to three points, but on the next possession, Hasselbeck completed his third touchdown pass to Jerramy Stevens
Jerramy Stevens
Jerramy Stevens is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks 28th overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington.-Early years:...

. The Packers were unable to score in the closing minutes of the game as Brett Favre is intercepted twice.

Seattle Seahawks running back, Shaun Alexander
Shaun Alexander
Shaun Edward Alexander is a former American football running back who played for the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Redskins. He was drafted by the Seahawks 19th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Alabama.- Early career :Alexander was born and...

 rushed 40 times for 201 yards, averaging about five yards per carry. Matt Hasselbeck completed 17 of 36 passes for 157 yards and three touchdowns. He was also intercepted three times, two of them by cornerback Charles Woodson. Brett Favre completed 22 passes in 36 attempts for 266 yards. He recorded a touchdown and three interceptions.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 12:42 A.Green 5 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 4 plays, 36 yards in 1:30
Seahawks 1 3:35 J.Brown 45 yd. Field Goal 11-45, 5:04
Seahawks 2 8:36 J.Brown 41 yd. Field Goal 9-57, 3:55
Seahawks 2 3:34 J.Brown 37 yd. Field Goal 9-25, 3:21
Packers 2 1:51 A.Hodge 29 yd. fumble return (D.Rayner kick) N/A
Seahawks 2 0:23 J.Brown 28 yd. Field Goal 8-40, 1:28
Packers 3 12:39 D.Driver 48 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 5-72, 2:21
Seahawks 3 6:19 D.Hackett 23 yd. pass from M.Hasselbeck (J.Brown kick) 9-62, 3:33
Seahawks 4 14:11 D.Jackson 4 yd. pass from M.Hasselbeck (M.Hasselbeck-J.Stevens pass) 10-77, 5:26
Packers 4 10:50 D.Rayner 34 yd. Field Goal 7-43, 3:21
Seahawks 4 6:13 J.Stevens 3 yd. pass from M.Hasselbeck (J.Brown kick) 11-51, 4:37

Week 13: vs. New York Jets



Game summary


The Packers traveled back home for a Week 13 inter-conference fight with the New York Jets
New York Jets
The New York Jets are a professional football team headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, representing the New York metropolitan area. The team is a member of the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference in the National Football League...

. In the first quarter, Green Bay trailed early as Jets kicker Mike Nugent
Mike Nugent
Mike Nugent is an American football placekicker for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft...

 kicked a 24-yard field goal, while quarterback Chad Pennington
Chad Pennington
James Chadwick "Chad" Pennington is an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for ten years. He is currently a football analyst with FOX Sports though he plans to return to playing after recovering from an injury...

 completed a 12-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jerricho Cotchery
Jerricho Cotchery
Cotchery was selected by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL draft.-New York Jets:In 2004, Cotchery caught 6 passes for 60 yards in 12 games as the team's 5th receiver...

. In the second quarter, the Jets were able to increase their lead even further with Jets running back Cedric Houston
Cedric Houston
Cedric Leonard Houston is a former American football running back of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Tennessee.-Early years:...

 scoring from a 3-yard and a 1-yard TD run, while Pennington completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Chris Baker. In the third quarter, the Packers scored their first points of the game when Dave Rayner kicked a 34-yard field goal. Later in the third quarter Brett Favre completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Donald Driver. However, in the fourth quarter, the Jets wrapped up the game with running back Leon Washington
Leon Washington
Leon Washington is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Florida State. He is married to Charity Washington with whom he has a son...

's 20-yard touchdown run. With their third-straight loss, Green Bay fell to 4-8.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Jets 1 9:55 M.Nugent 24 yd. Field Goal 11 plays, 63 yards in 5:05
Jets 1 4:45 J.Cotchery 12 yd. pass from C.Pennington (M.Nugent kick) 7-51, 2:23
Jets 2 12:40 C.Houston 3 yd. run (M.Nugent kick) 9-83, 5:27
Jets 2 6:17 C.Houston 1 yd. run (M.Nugent kick) 8-70, 3:50
Jets 2 0:09 C.Baker 1 yd. pass from C.Pennington (M.Nugent kick) 13-77, 4:51
Packers 3 8:32 D.Rayner 34 yd. Field Goal 14-50, 6:28
Packers 3 1:16 D.Driver 20 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 4-37, 1:23
Jets 4 11:30 L.Washington 20 yd. run (M.Nugent kick) 7-81, 3:38

Week 14: at San Francisco 49ers



Game summary


With three straight losses, the Packers traveled to Monster Park
Monster Park
Candlestick Park is an outdoor sports and entertainment stadium located in San Francisco, California, in the Bayview Heights area. The stadium was originally built as the home of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, who played there from 1960 until moving into Pacific Bell Park in 2000...

 to play the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team based in San Francisco, California, playing in the West Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League . The team was founded in 1946 as a charter member of the All-America Football Conference and...

. The 49ers were the first team to score, with a field goal from kicker Joe Nedney
Joe Nedney
Joseph Thomas Nedney is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. Born and raised in San Jose, California, Nedney played college football at San Jose State and signed as an undrafted player with the Miami Dolphins in 1996...

. The Packers answered on their next possession as QB Brett Favre completed a 36-yard touchdown pass to rookie receiver Ruvell Martin
Ruvell Martin
Ruvell Martin is an American football wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the San Diego Chargers in 2004. He played college football at Saginaw Valley State....

, his first career touchdown. At the start of the second quarter, Packers kicker Dave Rayner increased the Packers lead to ten points with a 23-yard field goal. The Packers drove the football eighty yards on their next possession. The drive ended in a one-yard touchdown run by RB Ahman Green. Joe Nedney kicked a 36-yard field goal at the end of the first half. On the first drive of the second half, the 49ers completed a 79-yard drive with a one yard touchdown run by running back Frank Gore
Frank Gore
Franklin Gore is an American football running back who plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Miami. NFL Network analysts have nicknamed Gore "The Inconvenient Truth".-High school career:Gore attended Coral Gables High...

. Later in the third quarter, Brett Favre completed a 68-yard touchdown pass to WR Donald Driver. In the fourth quarter, Dave Rayner kicked two field goals for the Packers. The 49ers scored their second touchdown of the day on a 52-yard touchdown pass to tight end Vernon Davis
Vernon Davis
-2006 rookie season:Vernon's first reception in the NFL was a 31-yard touchdown catch, against the Arizona Cardinals on September 10, 2006. He added a career-long 52-yard touchdown against the Green Bay Packers on December 10 with a short catch followed by a long run. Davis played in ten games in...

 from quarterback Alex Smith
Alex Smith
Alexander Douglas Smith is a professional American football player and starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. Smith was drafted with the 1st-overall pick in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft by San Francisco from the University of Utah...

.

Brett Favre completed 22 of 34 passes with 293 yards and two touchdowns. Nine of Favre's completions came to receiver Donald Driver, who recorded 160 yards receiving one one touchdown. 49ers quarterback Alex Smith completed 12 of 29 passes with 201 and one touchdown. He also threw two interceptions, one to safety Nick Collins
Nick Collins
Nicholas Cardell Collins is an American football free safety who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.-High school:...

 and the other to rookie linebacker AJ Hawk, his first career interception. 49ers running back Frank Gore recorded 130 yards rushing with one touchdown and 38 yards receiving. The win snapped the Packers three-game losing streak, moving them to 5-8. This win exceeded the Packers win total from last year when they recorded four wins.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
49ers 1 8:03 J.Nedney 24 yd. Field Goal 6 plays, 74 yards in 2:22
Packers 1 5:55 R.Martin 36 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 4-63, 2:08
Packers 2 14:49 D.Rayner 23 yd. Field Goal 4-3, 0:40
Packers 2 6:45 A.Green 1 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 13-80, 6:10
49ers 2 1:01 J.Nedney 36 yd. Field Goal 13-50, 5:44
49ers 3 8:50 F.Gore 1 yd. run (J.Nedney kick) 11-79, 6:10
Packers 3 3:37 D.Driver 68 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 2-68, 0:17
Packers 4 13:37 D.Rayner 44 yd. Field Goal 6-32, 2:48
Packers 4 8:47 D.Rayner 21 yd. Field Goal 7-15, 3:42
49ers 4 5:16 V.Davis 52 yd. pass from A.Smith (kick aborted) 1-52, 0:11

Week 15: vs. Detroit Lions



Game summary


The Packers traveled back home to Lambeau Field to play the Detroit Lions
Detroit Lions
The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League , and play their home games at Ford Field in Downtown Detroit.Originally based in Portsmouth, Ohio and...

. At the end of the first quarter, the game was tied after field goals by Dave Rayner and Jason Hanson
Jason Hanson
Jason Douglas Hanson is an American football placekicker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League, where he has spent his entire 20 year career. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round of the 1992 NFL Draft...

. In the second quarter, the Packers took the lead with a fourteen yard run by running back Vernand Morency. Before half time Brett Favre completed a 21 yard pass to Carlyle Holiday
Carlyle Holiday
Carlyle Javar Holiday is an American football wide receiver who currently is a free agent.Holiday attended Roosevelt High School in San Antonio, TX. In football, he was named as the top high school scrambling quarterback in the nation. After a heavy bid from Nebraska, he eventually committed to...

. This was Favre's 4,968th career completion, setting an NFL record previously held by Dan Marino
Dan Marino
Daniel Constantine "Dan" Marino, Jr. is a retired American football quarterback who played for the Miami Dolphins in the National Football League...

. In the third quarter the Lions kicked their second field goal. In the fourth quarter, Brett Favre threw his third interception out of the Packers end zone which put the Lions at the twelve yard line. The Lions were unable to score a touchdown and completed a field goal which put the Lions within one point of the Packers. On the next possession the Packers increased their lead to eight points when Vernand Morency ran 21 yards for his second touchdown of the day. On the Lions last possession of the game, the Packers sacked quarterback Jon Kitna twice to end the game.

Brett Favre, who set an NFL record for career completions finished the day with twenty completions out of 37 passes. He recorded 174 yards and three interceptions, two of which were in the red zone. The Packers defense limited the Lions to 142 yards, no touchdowns, and two of twelve completed third downs. The Lions leading rusher was quarterback Jon Kitna. The Packers sacked Kitna six times, a career high of three from defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins
Cullen Jenkins
Cullen Darome Jenkins is an American football defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League . He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003...

, and two sacks from Aaron Kampman. Charles Woodson had a career high sixth interception of the season.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Lions 1 7:23 J.Hanson 42 yd. Field Goal 8 plays, 30 yards in 3:54
Packers 1 2:51 D.Rayner 24 yd. Field Goal 9-22, 3:03
Packers 2 5:35 V.Morency 14 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 9-53, 4:14
Lions 3 9:59 J.Hanson 42 yd. Field Goal 8-40, 3:57
Lions 4 9:33 J.Hanson 23 yd. Field Goal 4-7, 2:07
Packers 4 2:48 V.Morency 21 yd. run (D.Rayner kick) 12-78, 6:45

Week 16 vs. Minnesota Vikings



Game summary


The Packers played at Lambeau Field for the second time in five days, a Thursday night game versus their divisional rivals, the Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings joined the National Football League as an expansion team in 1960...

. The game was played on the third-year anniversary of the passing of Irv Favre, Brett Favre's father. In the first quarter, the Packers entered the red zone on each of their drives, but only scored once on a 38-yard field goal from kicker Dave Rayner. Rayner would miss his next two field goals. The Packers defence forced the Vikings to punt on all their possessions in the first half. The Packers scored on the final play of the half with a 44-yard field goal from Dave Rayner. In the third quarter cornerback Charles Woodson intercepted Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, marking his seventh interception of the season extending a career high. Later in the third quarter, Brett Favre was intercepted by cornerback Fred Smoot. Smoot returned the interception into the end zone, gaining the first lead of the game for the Vikings. In the fourth quarter the Packers drove the ball into Vikings territory, but tight end Bubba Franks
Bubba Franks
Daniel Lamont "Bubba" Franks is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers 14th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft...

 fumbled the ball at the two yard line, turning possession over to the Vikings. The Packers drove the ball 41 yards on their next possession to set Dave Rayner in position to attempt a field goal. Rayner made a 44 yard field goal with 1:34 left in the game to give the packers a 9-7 lead. The Vikings were unable to score on their last possession which granted the Packers their seventh win of the season.

Despite scoring only nine points, the Packers recorded 19 first downs and 319 total yards. Brett Favre completed 26 of 50 passes, gaining 285 yards. Favre also recorded two interceptions. Defensively, the Packers limited the Vikings to three total first downs and a 2-14 first down rate. The Vikings punted ten times in the game. Packers defensive end, Aaron Kampman had three sacks in the game.

The game marked only the third time in NFL history when the losing team scored the only touchdown off a defensive turnover, the first coming from another 9-7 result at Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field
Lambeau Field is an outdoor football stadium in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the home of the NFL's Green Bay Packers. Opened in 1957 as City Stadium, it replaced the original City Stadium as the Packers' home field...

 between the Packers and Vikings with the Vikings beating the Packers in that contest.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 9:09 D.Rayner 38 yd. Field Goal 9 plays, 44 yards in 3:42
Packers 2 0:00 D.Rayner 44 yd. Field Goal 5-19, 1:14
Vikings 3 5:10 F.Smoot 47 yd. interception return (R.Longwell kick) N/A
Packers 4 1:34 D.Rayner 44 yd. Field Goal 7-41, 3:13

Week 17 at Chicago Bears



Game summary


On New Year's Eve, the Packers traveled to Chicago to face the Bears at Soldier Field. With the new NFL flexible-scheduling intact, the game was moved to the Sunday night because of playoff implications and the possibility of it being Brett Favre's last game. However, the Packers became ineligible for a playoff bid when the New York Giants
New York Giants
The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in East Rutherford, New Jersey, representing the New York City metropolitan area. The Giants are currently members of the Eastern Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League...

 clinched a tie-breaker earlier in the day. On the first drive of the game, the Packers drove the ball 75 yards, resulting in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to receiver Donald Driver. Later in the first quarter, Packers defensive back Nick Collins
Nick Collins
Nicholas Cardell Collins is an American football free safety who plays for the Green Bay Packers of the NFL.-High school:...

 intercepted quarterback Rex Grossman
Rex Grossman
Rex Daniel Grossman, III is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League . Grossman played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he has played professionally for the Chicago Bears, Houston Texans and Washington Redskins of...

, returning the ball 55 yards for a touchdown. In the second quarter Rex Grossman threw his third interception of the game. Patrick Dendy
Patrick Dendy
Patrick Dendy is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005...

 returned the interception 33 yards for a touchdown. The Packers finished the half winning 23-0, with their defense forcing four turnovers.

Starting the second half, Brian Griese
Brian Griese
Brian David Griese is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played high school football at Christopher Columbus High School and later college football at Michigan....

 replaced Rex Grossman at quarterback. The Bears scored their first and only points of the game with a 75-yard touchdown pass to receiver Mark Bradley
Mark Bradley
Mark Anthony Bradley is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft...

 from Brian Griese in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Packers increased their lead with a 46-yard field goal by Dave Rayner. The Bears had the ball only once in the fourth quarter. The drive ended in an interception by Nick Collins, recording his second of the game. Late in the game, Favre was replaced by quarterback Ingle Martin
Ingle Martin
Harry Ingle Martin, IV is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for three seasons during the early 2000s...

. Favre was carried off the field by Donald Driver, receiving many hugs by players and coaches. In an interview after the game, Favre broke down in tears. It was still at the time unclear whether Favre will retire or return to the Packers, but Favre announced in February that he would return to play with the Packers.

The Packers offense recorded 373 yards of offense. Brett Favre completed 21 of 42 passes with one touchdown and one interception. On defense, the Packers forced six turnovers. Five of the turnovers were interceptions. The Bears starting quarterback Rex Grossman recorded only a 0.0 quarterback rating in one half of play. With the win, the Packers moved to 8-8, improving on their record of 4-12 from the previous year.

Scoring summary

Team Qtr Time Play Description (Extra Point) Drive Info
Packers 1 9:31 D.Driver 9 yd. pass from B.Favre (D.Rayner kick) 11 plays, 75 yards in 5:29
Packers 1 0:50 N.Collins 55 yd. interception return (kick failed, hlu) N/A
Packers 2 0:49 D.Rayner 25 yd. Field Goal 10-50, 2:54
Packers 2 0:34 P.Dendy 30 yd. interception return (D.Rayner kick) N/A
Bears 3 0:34 M.Bradley 75 yd. pass from B.Griese (R.Gould kick) 3-75, 0:54
Packers 4 10:39 D.Rayner 46 yd. Field Goal 11-47, 4:55

Seasonal statistical leaders

  • Passing Yards: Brett Favre
    Brett Favre
    Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League . He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons , Green Bay Packers , New York Jets and Minnesota...

     3,885 Yards
  • Passing Touchdowns: Brett Favre 18 TD
  • QB Rating: Brett Favre, 72.7
  • Rushing Yards: Ahman Green
    Ahman Green
    Ahman Rashad Green is a retired American football running back. He is the all-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the 3rd round of the 1998 NFL Draft...

    , 1,059 Yards
  • Rushing Touchdowns: Ahman Green, 5 TD
  • Receiving Yards: Donald Driver
    Donald Driver
    Donald Jerome Driver is an American football wide receiver and children's author. He plays for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League...

    , 1,295 Yards
  • Receiving Touchdowns: Donald Driver, 8 TD
  • Points: Dave Rayner
    Dave Rayner
    David Michael "Dave" Rayner is an American football placekicker who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft...

    , 109 points
  • Kickoff Return Yards: Vernand Morency
    Vernand Morency
    Vernand Morency is a former American football running back who played in the NFL.-Biography:Vernand Morency grew up in Miami, Florida where his parents, immigrants from Haiti, had him working in their family real estate business from the age of 5...

    , 670 Yards
  • Punt Return Yards: Charles Woodson
    Charles Woodson
    Charles C. Woodson is an American football cornerback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League . He played college football at the University of Michigan for the Michigan Wolverines. In 1997, Woodson led the Wolverines to a national championship...

    , 363 Yards
  • Tackles: A.J. Hawk, 119 Tackles
  • Sacks: Aaron Kampman
    Aaron Kampman
    Aaron Allan Kampman is an American football defensive end and linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Iowa....

    , 15.5 Sacks
  • Interceptions: Charles Woodson, 8 Interceptions

Hall of Famers


In 2006 Packer great Reggie White
Reggie White
Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was a professional American football player. He played 15 seasons as a defensive end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers, becoming one of the most decorated players in NFL history...

 was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Pro Football Hall of Fame
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League . It opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter inductees...

 and was the lone inductee to the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame was the first hall of fame built to honor a single professional American football team. After receiving approval from coach Vince Lombardi, William L. Brault, a Green Bay restaurateur and Packers fan, founded the Hall of Fame in 1966...


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