The Bears who won the NFC North and had a bye week clinched looked to eleminate their old rivals, as they turned up the pressure on defense. He was the first Packer to throw a pass, throw a touchdown pass, and kick a field goal in franchise history.
The losing would descend to the disastrous campaign under coach Ray "Scooter" McLeanwhose lone 1—10—1 year at the helm is the worst in Packers history. Only five days later, Holmgren resigned to become head coach and director of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks.
After their loss in Arrowhead, the Packers gave the Chicago Bears a lump of coal and a win on Christmas. Facing the Giants at Lambeau Field a week later the Packers had a chance to get back in the playoff picture, knowing a loss would mean elemination.
Coming out of the break the Packers remained hot as they shreaded the Minnesota Vikingswith Aaron Rodgers passing for four touchdown passes. Coming out of the bye, the Packers struggled as they faced the Detroit Lions on the road.
He started the following week, a win against the Pittsburgh Steelersand never missed another start for Green Bay through the end of the season. However, the Steelers had two minutes to win the game. The other problems came to a head when Lambeau resigned a week later, ending his year association with the franchise, to become head coach of the Chicago Cardinals.
The Packers struggle with injuries and continue to be among the worst teams in the NFL posting a horrendous record, during the season Quarterbacks Lynn Dickey and David Whutehurst combine to throw 21 Interceptions while just connecting on six Touchdown Passes.
Shunting aside eight of their first nine foes, they swept to a record and their second straight division championship.
Lambeau moved back to Green Bay and applied for the general manager post. During the off-season, the team drafted quarterback Aaron Rodgers from California. The Don Hutson era Don Hutson with the Packers; his jersey number was the first retired by the Packers The arrival of end Don Hutson from Alabama in gave Lambeau and the Packers the most-feared and dynamic offensive weapon in the game.
After an initial back and forth, Green Bay exploded with a point second quarter and never looked back. The Pack would go on to claim their record seventh Championship with a white washing of the Giants.
Following the bye week, the Packers played much better, as they won three of their next four games. Somehow the Packers survived the proceedings long enough to be saved, once again, by two seminal events. However, the team would end the season a positive not by winning seven of their final eight games to get the record to a semi-respectable However, a loss to the Lions in Detroit ended their playoff hopes, as the Packers went on to post a record.
Sherman had never been a head coach at any level of football and was relatively unknown in NFL circles. After starting the seasonthe Packers dropped five of the next six games to sit at entering a road Monday night game at Philadelphia. Few suspected the hiring represented the beginning of a remarkable, immediate turnaround.
Troubles continued during that season. Again, Green Bay faced its perennial foe the San Francisco 49ersbut luck would not be on their side this time, as they lost a close game,on a Terrell Owens touchdown catch with 3 seconds remaining.Green Bay made the playoffs that year and beat the St.
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