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2011 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike McCarthy
(6th season)
General manager Ted Thompson
(7th season)
Owner Green Bay Packers, Inc. (112,158 stockholders)
(Since 1923)
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 15–1
Division Place 1st NFC North
Playoff finish Lost Divisional Playoffs (Giants 37-20)
Pro Bowlers Aaron Rodgers, QB
John Kuhn, FB
Greg Jennings, WR
Scott Wells, C
B.J. Raji, DT
Clay Matthews, LB
Charles Woodson, CB
AP All-Pros Aaron Rodgers (1st team)
Charles Woodson (1st team)
John Kuhn (2nd team)
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The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 91st season in the National Football League, the 93rd season overall and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy.

They were the defending Super Bowl 45 champions after they won against the Steelers 31-25. They not only improved from their 10-6 record but also became the sixth team to win at least 15 games. Like the 2009 Saints, 2005 Colts, and the 1998 Broncos, they won the first 13 games of the season and lost the next game. The 2009 Saints and the 1998 Broncos won their Super Bowls at that time.

Even though they had a 15-1 record, they did not repeat, because they lost to the New York Giants 37-20 in the divisional rounds.

Offseason

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

2011 NFL Draft

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

Free Agents

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2011 team
RB Brandon Jackson UFA 28 July Cleveland Browns
FB Korey Hall UFA 29 July New Orleans Saints
FB John Kuhn UFA 31 July Green Bay Packers
WR James Jones UFA 31 July Green Bay Packers
WR Brett Swain ERFA 30 July Green Bay Packers
G Daryn Colledge UFA 28 July Arizona Cardinals
C/G Jason Spitz UFA 28 July Jacksonville Jaguars
DE Cullen Jenkins UFA 30 July Philadelphia Eagles
SS Charlie Peprah UFA 5 March Green Bay Packers
SS Atari Bigby UFA 16 August Seattle Seahawks
K Mason Crosby UFA 27 July Green Bay Packers
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag

Additions

  • On July 28, WR Diondre Borel, S Anthony Bratton, G/T Ray Dominguez, WR Tori Gurley, S M.D. Jennings, LB Ricky Elmore, C Sampson Genus, WR Shaky Smithson, FB Jon Hoese, LB Jamari Lattimore, DE Eli Joseph, LB Vic So'oto, CB Brandian Ross, RB Brandon Saine, and WR Kerry Taylor were signed to a contract as undrafted free agents.
  • On July 29, LB Elijah Joseph and NT Chris Donaldson were signed to contract as undrafted free agents.
  • On August 3, LB K.C. Asiodu was signed to a contract.
  • On September 4, QB Graham Harrell, RB Brandon Saine, WR Diondre Borel, WR Chastin West, G/T Ray Dominguez, CB Brandian Ross, C Sampson Genus and WR Tori Gurley were signed to the practice squad a day after they were all cut from the active roster and cleared waivers.

Departures

  • On March 2, LB A. J. Hawk, TE Donald Lee and S Derrick Martin were released. Hawk was resigned the following day.
  • On July 27, LB Nick Barnett, LB Brandon Chillar, DE Justin Harrell, LB Brady Poppinga and T Mark Tauscher were released. S Michael Greco and LB Curtis Young were waived.
  • On August 15, LB Diyral Briggs was released.
  • On August 28, TE Spencer Havner, WR Brett Swain, and T Theo Sherman were released.
  • On August 30, WR Antonio Robinson, LB K.C. Asiodu, and G Adrian Battles were released.
  • On September 3, WR Diondre Borel, S Anthony Bratton, T Chris Campbell, G/T Ray Dominguez, NT Chris Donaldson, WR Tori Gurley, S Anthony Levine, LB Ricky Elmore, C Sampson Genus, CB Josh Gordy, QB Graham Harrell, FB Jon Hoese, LB Cardia Jackson, DE Eli Joseph, LB Elijah Joseph, C/G Nick McDonald, RB Dimitri Nance, CB Brandian Ross, NT Jay Ross, RB Brandon Saine, WR Kerry Taylor, WR Chastin West, and S/CB Brandon Underwood were released.
  • On September 3, FB Quinn Johnson was traded to the Tennessee Titans for an undisclosed draft pick.
  • On September 3, G Caleb Schlauderaff was traded to the New York Jets for an undisclosed draft pick.

Training Camp and Preseason Injuries

  • On September 3, DE Lawrence Guy and WR Shaky Smithson were placed on injured reserve.

Coaching Changes

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

Regular Season

Regular Season Transactions

  • On September 20, WR Chastin West was signed off the practice squad by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • On September 21, NT/DE Johnny Jones was signed to the practice squad.
  • On October 12, G/T Ray Dominguez was signed to the active roster from the practice squad and S Nick Collins was placed on injured reserve.
  • On October 13, C/G Cecil Newton was signed to the practice squad.
  • On October 31, RB Brandon Saine was signed to the active roster from the practice squad, RB Alex Green was placed on injured reserve, C/G Cecil Newton was released from the practice squad, and S Anthony Levine and C/G Paul Fenaroli were signed to the practice squad.
  • On November 8, T Chris Campbell was signed to the practice squad and C/G Paul Fenaroli was released from the practice squad.
  • On December 7, QB Graham Harrell was signed to the active roster from the practice squad, TE Andrew Quarless was placed on injured reserve, and G Jake Vermiglio was signed to the practice squad.
  • On December 15, FB Jon Hoese was signed to the practice squad and G Jake Vermiglio was released from the practice squad.
  • On December 22, T Herb Taylor was signed and T Derek Sherrod was placed on injured reserve.

Starters on Offense

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 15 Matt Flynn 1
RB Ryan Grant 14 James Starks 2
FB John Kuhn 16
WR Donald Driver 15 Jordy Nelson 1
WR Greg Jennings 13 Jordy Nelson 3
TE Jermichael Finley 16
LT Marshall Newhouse 9 Chad Clifton 6 T. J. Lang 1
LG T. J. Lang 15 Evan Dietrich-Smith 1
C Scott Wells 16
RG Josh Sitton 14 Evan Dietrich-Smith 2
RT Bryan Bulaga 12 Marshall Newhouse 4

Starters on Defense and Special Teams

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS Name GS
LDE Ryan Pickett 14 C. J. Wilson 2
NT B. J. Raji 16
RDE Jarius Wynn 15 Howard Green 1
LOLB Clay Matthews 15 Vic So'oto 1
MLB Desmond Bishop 13 Robert Francois 2 D. J. Smith 1
MLB A. J. Hawk 14 D.J. Smith 2
ROLB Erik Walden 16
RCB Tramon Williams 14 Sam Shields 2
LCB Charles Woodson 15 Sam Shields 1
SS Morgan Burnett 16
FS Charlie Peprah 14 Nick Collins Injury icon 2.svg 2
K Mason Crosby 16
P Tim Masthay 16

Schedule

Preseason

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

Regular season

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 7:30 p.m. CDT New Orleans Saints W 42–34 1–0 Lambeau Field NBC Recap
2 September 18 12:00 p.m. CDT at Carolina Panthers W 30–23 2–0 Bank of America Stadium Fox Recap
3 September 25 3:15 p.m. CDT at Chicago Bears W 27–17 3–0 Soldier Field Fox Recap
4 October 2 3:15 p.m. CDT Denver Broncos W 49–23 4–0 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
5 October 9 7:20 p.m. CDT at Atlanta Falcons W 25–14 5–0 Georgia Dome NBC Recap
6 October 16 12:00 p.m. CDT St. Louis Rams W 24–3 6–0 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
7 October 23 3:15 p.m. CDT at Minnesota Vikings W 33–27 7–0 Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Fox Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 3:15 p.m. CST at San Diego Chargers W 45–38 8–0 Qualcomm Stadium Fox Recap
10 November 14 7:30 p.m. CST Minnesota Vikings W 45–7 9–0 Lambeau Field ESPN Recap
11 November 20 12:00 p.m. CST Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–26 10–0 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
12 November 24 11:30 a.m. CST at Detroit Lions W 27–15 11–0 Ford Field Fox Recap
13 December 4 3:15 p.m. CST at New York Giants W 38–35 12–0 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
14 December 11 3:15 p.m. CST Oakland Raiders W 46–16 13–0 Lambeau Field CBS Recap
15 December 18 12:00 p.m. CST at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–19 13–1 Arrowhead Stadium Fox Recap
16 December 25 7:20 p.m. CST Chicago Bears W 35–21 14–1 Lambeau Field NBC Recap
17 January 1 12:00 p.m. CST Detroit Lions W 45–41 15–1 Lambeau Field Fox Recap

Postseason

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
NFC Wild Card First-round bye
NFC Divisional January 15 3:30 p.m. CST New York Giants L 20-37 15–2 Lambeau Field Fox Recap

Standings

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

Regular Season Results

Week 1: vs. New Orleans Saints

Week One: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 10 10 7 34
Packers 21 7 7 7 42

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 8
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 68° F, Clear
  • Game attendance: 70,555
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 7 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 10:08 (GB 7–0)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 7 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 6:24 (GB 14–0)
  • NO – Robert Meachem 31 yd. TD pass from Drew Brees, John Kasay XP good, 3:31 (GB 14–7)
  • GB – Randall Cobb 32 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 0:11 (GB 21–7)
Second quarter
  • NO – John Kasay 30 yd. FG, 9:44 (GB 21–10)
  • NO – Darren Sproles 72 yd. punt return TD, John Kasay XP good, 8:37 (GB 21–17)
  • GB – James Starks 17 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP good, 1:59 (GB 28–17)
Third quarter
  • NO – John Kasay 38 yd. FG, 8:40 (GB 28–20)
  • GB – Randall Cobb 108 yd. kick return TD, Mason Crosby XP good, 8:26 (GB 35–20)
  • NO – Devery Henderson 29 yd. TD pass from Drew Brees, John Kasay XP good, 6:54 (GB 35–27)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – John Kuhn 1 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP good, 11:50 (GB 42–27)
  • NO – Jimmy Graham 5 yd. TD pass from Drew Brees, John Kasay XP good, 2:15 (GB 42–34)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • NO – Mark Ingram – 13 rushes, 40 yards
  • GB – James Starks – 12 rushes, 57 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • NO – Lance Moore – 6 receptions, 100 yards, 1 TD
  • GB – Greg Jennings – 7 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • NO – Roman Harper – 9 tackles
  • GB – Morgan Burnett – 14 tackles

The Packers started their 2011 season by taking on the Saints, the Super Bowl 44 champions. Randall Cobb not only caught his first career touchdown pass in the first quarter, but also returned a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. Aaron Rodgers has completed 27 of 35 pass attempts for 312 yards, 3 touchdown passes, no interceptions, and a passer rating of 132.1. With the Packers win, they began 1-0.

Week 2: at Carolina Panthers

Week Two: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 16 7 30
Panthers 10 3 0 10 23

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 64°F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 73,167
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron
  • TV announcers (FOX): Ron Pitts and Jim Mora, Jr.
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • CAR – Brandon LaFell 49 yd. TD pass from Cam Newton, Olindo Mare XP good, 9:20 (CAR 7–0)
  • CAR – Olindo Mare 20 yd. FG, 6:32 (CAR 10–0)
Second quarter
  • CAR – Olindo Mare 33 yd. FG, 14:48 (CAR 13–0)
  • GB – John Kuhn 1 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP good, 9:58 (CAR 13–7)
Third quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 49 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 12:23 (GB 14–13)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 37 yd. FG, 10:22 (GB 17–13)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 19 yd. FG, 5:43 (GB 20–13)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 34 yd. FG, 0:57 (GB 23–13)
Fourth quarter
  • CAR – Olindo Mare 21 yd. FG, 10:05 (GB 23–16)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 84 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 2:14 (GB 30–16)
  • CAR – Cam Newton 4 yd. TD run, Olindo Mare XP good, 0:37 (GB 30–23)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • GB – James Starks – 9 rushes, 85 yards
  • CAR – Cam Newton – 10 rushes, 53 yards
Top receivers
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 1 reception, 84 yards, TD
  • CAR – Steve Smith – 6 receptions, 156 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 10 tackles
  • CAR – James Anderson – 9 tackles

Week 3: at Chicago Bears

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 10 3 7 27
Bears 0 10 0 7 17

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m CDT
  • Game weather: 61°F, Mostly Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 62,339
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 6 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 11:25 (GB 7–0)
Second quarter
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 7 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 12:00 (GB 14–0)
  • CHI – Dane Sanzenbacher 4 yd. TD pass from Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould XP good, 8:12 (GB 14–7)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 37 yd. FG, 1:51 (GB 17–7)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 25 yd. FG, 0:49 (GB 17–10)
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 28 yd. FG, 6:32 (GB 20–10)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 10 yd. TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP good, 12:49 (GB 27–10)
  • CHI – Kellen Davis 32 yd. TD pass from Jay Cutler, Robbie Gould XP good, 11:46 (GB 27–17)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 17 rushes, 92 yards
  • CHI – Jay Cutler – 3 rushes, 11 yards
Top receivers
  • GB – Greg Jennings – 9 receptions, 119 yards
  • CHI – Johnny Knox – 4 receptions, 84 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Morgan Burnett – 6 tackles
  • CHI – Lance Briggs – 14 tackles

Week 4: vs. Denver Broncos

Week Four: Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 3 14 0 6 23
Packers 14 14 14 7 49

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 2
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CDT/2:15 p.m. MDT
  • Game weather: 67°F, Sunny
  • Game attendance: 70,529
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • DEN – Matt Prater 27-yard FG, 5:22 (DEN 3–0)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 50-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 2:08 (GB 7–3)
  • GB – Charles Woodson 30-yard interception return for a touchdown, Mason Crosby XP is good, 0:50 (GB 14–3)
Second quarter
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 11-yard touchdown run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 12:18 (GB 21–3)
  • DEN – Eric Decker 5-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton, Matt Prater XP is good, 10:27 (GB 21–10)
  • DEN – Eric Decker 33-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton, Matt Prater XP is good, 3:24 (GB 21–17)
  • GB – Greg Jennings 17-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 0:21 (GB 28–17)
Third quarter
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 8-yard touchdown run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 8:26 (GB 35–17)
  • GB – James Jones 16-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:12 (GB 42–17)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Donald Driver 8-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 7:46 (GB 49–17)
  • DEN – Daniel Fells 7-yard touchdown pass from Kyle Orton, 2-point conversion attempt failed, 3:02 (GB 49–23)
Top passers
  • DEN – Kyle Orton – 22/32, 273 yards, 3 TD, 3 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 29/38, 408 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT, 2 rush. TD
Top rushers
  • DEN – Willis McGahee – 15 rushes, 103 yards
  • GB – James Starks – 13 rushes, 63 yards
Top receivers
  • DEN – Brandon Lloyd – 8 receptions, 136 yards
  • GB – Greg Jennings – 7 receptions, 103 yards, TD
Top tacklers
  • DEN – D.J. Williams – 8 tackles
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 10 tackles

Week 5: at Atlanta Falcons

Week Five: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 6 9 10 25
Falcons 7 7 0 0 14

at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m EDT/7:20 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 69,576
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, and Michele Tafoya
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • ATL – Roddy White, 5 yd TD pass from Matt Ryan, Matt Bryant XP is good, 8:15 (ATL 7–0)
Second quarter
  • ATL – Michael Turner 1 yd TD run, Matt Bryant XP is good, 12:26 (ATL 14–0)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32 yd FG, 5:26 (ATL 14–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 35 yd FG, 0:08 (ATL 14–6)
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 56 yd FG, 5:28 (ATL 14–9)
  • GB – James Jones 70 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, 2-point conversion attempt failed, 3:42 (GB 15–14)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 29 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 14:51 (GB 22–14)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 30 yd FG, 1:10 (GB 25–14)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • GB – James Starks – 12 rushes, 40 yards
  • ATL – Michael Turner – 16 rushes, 56 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • GB – James Jones – 5 receptions, 140 yards, 1 TD
  • ATL – Tony Gonzalez – 6 receptions, 60 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 7 tackles, 1 sack
  • ATL – Sean Weatherspoon – 11 tackles

Week 6: vs. St. Louis Rams

Week Six: St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 3 0 0 3
Packers 3 21 0 0 24

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32 yd FG, 6:57 (GB 3–0)
Second quarter
  • GB – James Jones 35 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 14:00 (GB 10–0)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 93 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 9:24 (GB 17–0)
  • GB – Donald Driver 7 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:56 (GB 24–0)
  • STL – Josh Brown 36 yd FG, 00:07 (GB 24–3)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
  • STL – Steven Jackson – 18 rushes, 96 yards
  • GB – James Starks – 13 rushes, 49 yards
Top receivers
  • STL – Danario Alexander – 6 receptions, 91 yards
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 2 receptions, 104 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • STL – Chris Chamberlain – 6 tackles
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 9 tackles

Week 7: at Minnesota Vikings

Week Seven: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 6 20 0 33
Vikings 7 10 0 10 27

at Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
  • MIN – Visanthe Shiancoe 2 yd TD pass from Christian Ponder, Ryan Longwell XP is good, 14:04 (MIN 7–0)
  • GB – John Kuhn 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 08:39 (7–7)
Second quarter
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 1 yd TD run, Ryan Longwell XP is good, 11:47 (MIN 14–7)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 39 yd FG, 04:59 (MIN 14–10)
  • MIN – Ryan Longwell 52 yd FG, 01:00 (MIN 17–10)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 45 yd FG, 00:05 (MIN 17–13)
Third quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 79 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 14:22 (GB 20–17)
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 10:35 (GB 27–17)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 24 yd FG, 03:20 (GB 30–17)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 58 yd FG, 00:22 (GB 33–17)
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Ryan Longwell 46 yd FG, 13:53 (GB 33–20)
  • MIN – Michael Jenkins 24 yd TD pass from Christian Ponder, Ryan Longwell XP is good, 07:51 (GB 33–27)
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 24/30, 335 yards, 3 TD
  • MIN – Christian Ponder – 13/32, 219 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • GB – James Starks – 13 rushes, 75 yards
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson – 24 rushes, 175 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • GB – Greg Jennings – 7 receptions, 147 yards, 1 TD
  • MIN – Michael Jenkins – 3 rec, 111 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 6 tackles 2 Assist
  • MIN – Asher Allen – 9 tackles 2 Assist

Week 9: at San Diego Chargers

Week Nine: Green Bay Packers at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 21 7 3 14 45
Chargers 7 10 7 14 38

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 1:15 p.m. PST/ 3:15 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 53°F, Rain
  • Game attendance: 68,908
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (FOX): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, and Laura Okmin
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • SD – Vincent Jackson 23 yd TD pass from Philip Rivers, Nick Novak XP is good, 10:32 (SD 7–0)
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 5 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 5:40 (Tied 7–7)
  • GB – Charlie Peprah 40 yd interception return TD, Mason Crosby XP is good, 4:33 (GB 14–7)
  • GB – Tramon Williams 43 yd interception return TD, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:52 (GB 21–7)
Second quarter
  • SD – Mike Tolbert 8 yd run, Nick Novak XP is good, 14:08 (GB 21–14)
  • SD – Nick Novak 52 yd FG, 5:48 (GB 21–17)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 16 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 0:18 (GB 28–17)
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 47 yd FG, 8:25 (GB 31–17)
  • SD – Antonio Gates 11 yd TD pass from Philip Rivers, Nick Novak XP is good, 1:58 (GB 31–24)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – James Jones 21 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 13:00 (GB 38–24)
  • GB – Greg Jennings 4 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 10:27 (GB 45–24)
  • SD – Vincent Jackson 5 yd TD pass from Philip Rivers, Nick Novak XP is good, 7:32 (GB 45–31)
  • SD – Vincent Jackson 29 yd TD pass from Philip Rivers, Nick Novak XP is good, 6:25 (GB 45–38)
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 21/26, 247 yards, 4 TD
  • SD – Philip Rivers – 26/46, 385 yards, 4 TD, 3 INT
Top rushers
  • GB – James Starks – 13 rushes, 66 yards
  • SD – Mike Tolbert – 19 rushes, 83 yards, TD
Top receivers
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 5 receptions, 105 yards, TD
  • SD – Vincent Jackson – 7 receptions, 141 yards, 3 TD
Top tacklers
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 11 tackles
  • SD – Marcus Gilchrist – 8 tackles

Week 10: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week Ten: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 7 0 7
Packers 14 3 14 14 45

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 14
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 47°F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,519
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden and Rachel Nichols
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Randall Cobb 80 yd punt return, Mason Crosby XP is good, 13:42(GB 7–0)
  • GB – Greg Jennings 24 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 5:07 (GB 14–0)
Second quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 25 yd FG, 12:08 (GB 17–0)
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 4 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 11:07 (GB 38–7)
  • GB – Matt Flynn 3 yd run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 4:33 (GB 45–7)
Top passers
  • MIN – Christian Ponder – 16/34, 190 yards, 1 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 23/30, 250 yards, 4 TD
Top rushers
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson – 14 rushes, 51 yards, TD
  • GB – James Starks – 13 rushes, 63 yards
Top receivers
  • MIN – Percy Harvin – 6 receptions, 52 yards
  • GB – Jermichael Finley – 3 receptions, 67 yards
Top tacklers
  • MIN – Chad Greenway – 7 tackles
  • GB – Charles Woodson – 8 tackles

Week 11: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week Eleven: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 10 3 13 26
Packers 7 14 0 14 35

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 32°F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,498
  • Referee: Alberto Riveron
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – B. J. Raji 3 yd run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 3:08 (GB 7–0)
Second quarter
  • GB – Tom Crabtree 5 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 14:48 (GB 14–0)
  • TB – LeGarrette Blount 54 yd run, Connor Barth XP is good, 13:00 (GB 14–7)
  • TB – Connor Barth 23-yard FG is good, 3:55 (GB 14–10)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 5 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 2:02 (GB 21–10)
Third quarter
  • TB – Connor Barth 32-yard FG is good, 4:57 (GB 21–13)
Fourth quarter
  • TB – Mike Williams 9 yd TD pass from Josh Freeman, 2-pt conversion is not good, 13:11 (GB 21–19)
  • GB – John Kuhn 2 yd run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 7:46 (GB 28–19)
  • TB – Dezmon Briscoe 2 yd TD pass from Josh Freeman, Connor Barth XP is good, 4:31 (GB 28–26)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 40 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 3:01 (GB 35–26)
Top passers
  • TB – Josh Freeman – 28/38, 342 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 23/34 , 299 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • TB – LeGarrette Blount – 18 rushes, 107 yards, TD
  • GB – James Starks – 11 rushes, 38 yards
Top receivers
  • TB – Kellen Winslow II – 9 receptions, 132 yards
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 6 receptions, 123 yards, 2 TD
Top tacklers
  • TB – Quincy Black – 7 tackles
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 7 tackles

Week 12: at Detroit Lions

Thanksgiving Classic

Week Twelve: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 17 3 27
Lions 0 0 0 15 15

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EST/11:30 a.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (domed stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,263
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, & Pam Oliver
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter

No Scoring

Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – John Kuhn 1 yd run, James Jones, Mason Crosby XP is good, 9:12 (GB 14–0)
  • GB – James Jones 65 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 5:36 (GB 21–0)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 35-yard FG is good, 1:14 (GB 24–0)
Fourth quarter
  • DET – Keiland Williams 16 yd run, Two-Point Conversion Pass (Matthew Stafford to Titus Young), 13:17 (GB 24–8)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 32-yard FG is good, 2:46 (GB 27–8)
  • DET – Calvin Johnson 3 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson XP is good, 0:16 (GB 27–15)
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 22/33, 307 yards, 2 TD
  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 32/45, 276 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Top rushers
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 6 rushes, 20 yards
  • DET – Maurice Morris – 7 rushes, 39 yards
Top receivers
  • GB – James Jones – 3 receptions, 94 yards, 1 TD
  • DET – Maurice Morris – 9 receptions, 81 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Morgan Burnett – 5 tackles
  • DET – Amari Spievey – 6 tackles, 1 assist

Week 13: at New York Giants

Week Thirteen: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 14 7 10 38
Giants 10 7 7 11 35

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EST/3:15 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 52°F, Fair
  • Game attendance: 80,634
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, & Pam Oliver
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • NYG – Travis Beckum 67 yd TD pass from Eli Manning, Lawrence Tynes XP is good, 13:44 (NYG 7–0)
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 12 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 5:16 (7–7)
  • NYG – Lawrence Tynes 38-yard FG is good, 2:05 (NYG 10–7)
Second quarter
  • GB – Clay Matthews III intercepts pass from Eli Manning, 38 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 15:00 (GB 14–10)
  • NYG – Brandon Jacobs 1 yd. TD run, Lawrence Tynes XP is good, 6:50 (NYG 17–14)
  • GB – Donald Driver 13 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:17 (GB 21–17)
Third quarter
  • GB – Greg Jennings 20 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 10:01 (GB 28–17)
  • NYG – Hakeem Nicks 4 yd TD pass from Eli Manning, Lawrence Tynes XP is good, 6:39 (GB 28–24)
Fourth quarter
  • NYG – Lawrence Tynes 50-yard FG is good, 10:58 (GB 28–27)
  • GB – Donald Driver 7 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 3:46 (GB 35–27)
  • NYG – Hakeem Nicks 2 yd TD pass from Eli Manning, two-point conversion is good by DJ Ware, 1:02 (35–35)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 31-yard FG is good, 00:03 (GB 38–35)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 4 rushes, 32 yards
  • NYG – Brandon Jacobs – 8 rushes, 59 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • GB – Greg Jennings – 7 receptions, 94 yards, 1 TD
  • NYG – Victor Cruz – 7 receptions, 119 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Charlie Peprah – 6 tackles
  • NYG – Linval Joseph – 9 tackles

In a close win 38-35, the Packers improved to 12-0 as Mason Crosby kicked a game winning field goal with 3 seconds left.

Week 14: vs. Oakland Raiders

Week Fourteen: Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 7 9 16
Packers 14 17 12 3 46

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m. CST/1:15 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 43°F, Clear
  • Game attendance: 70,524
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Phil Simms
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Ryan Grant 47 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 12:07 (GB 7–0)
  • GB – Ryan Taylor 4 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 4:14 (14–0)
Second quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 34-yard FG is good, 13:10 (GB 21–0)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 37 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 9:20 (24–0)
  • GB – Ryan Grant 6 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 7:10 (GB 31–0)
Third quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 38-yard FG is good, 12:45 (GB 34–0)
  • OAK – Michael Bush 6 yd. TD run, Sebastian Janikowski XP is good, 8:19 (GB 34–7)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 49-yard FG is good, 3:36 (GB 37–7)
  • GB – Erik Walden recovers fumble by Ricky Jean-Francois 5 yd TD run, Mason Crosby 3:00 (43–7)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 33-yard FG is good, 14:24 (GB 46–7)
  • OAK – Matt Flynn sacked by Rolando McClain, safety, 11:05 (GB 46–9)
  • OAK – Kevin Boss 6 yd TD pass from Carson Palmer, Sebastian Janikowski XP is good, 4:52 (GB 46–16)
Top passers
  • OAK – Carson Palmer – 24/42, 245 yards, 1 TD, 4 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 17/30, 281 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • OAK – Michael Bush – 23 rushes, 78 yards, 1 TD
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 10 rushes, 85 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • OAK – Darrius Heyward-Bey – 5 receptions, 78 yards, TD
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 3 receptions, 81 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers
  • OAK – Rolando McClain – 7 tackles, 2 sacks
  • GB – Morgan Burnett – 10 tackles

Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 7 7 14
Chiefs 6 0 3 10 19

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

Game information
First quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 19-yard FG is good, 8:59 (KC 3–0)
  • KC – Ryan Succop 32-yard FG is good, 00:15 (KC 6–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • GB – Donald Driver 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 8:08 (GB 7–6)
  • KC – Ryan Succop 46-yard FG is good, 3:50 (KC 9–7)
Fourth quarter
  • KC – Ryan Succop 20-yard FG is good, 11:31 (KC 12–7)
  • KC – Jackie Battle 1 yd. TD run, Ryan Succop XP is good, 4:57 (KC 19–7)
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 8 yd. TD run, Mason Crosby XP is good, 4:57 (KC 19–14)
Top passers
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 17/35, 235 yards, 1 TD
  • KC – Kyle Orton – 23/31, 299 yards
Top rushers
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 12 rushes, 66 yards
  • KC – Thomas Jones – 15 rushes, 48 yards
Top receivers
  • GB – Jermichael Finley – 3 receptions, 83 yards
  • KC – Leonard Pope – 2 receptions, 72 yards
Top tacklers
  • GB – Charles Woodson – 10 tackles
  • KC – Derrick Johnson – 7 tackles

The Chiefs stopped the Packers perfect season run in an upset win for Kansas City, making the Packers fall to 13-1.

Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears

Christmas Day

Week Sixteen: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 7 11 21
Packers 7 7 14 7 35

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 25
  • Game time: 7:20 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 37°F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,574
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, & Michele Tafoya
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 10:29 (GB 7–0)
Second quarter
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 35-yard FG is good, 2:00 (GB 7–3)
  • GB – James Jones 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 00:18 (GB 14–3)
Third quarter
  • CHI – Edwin Williams 1 yd. TD run, picked up a fumble by Lance Louis, Robbie Gould XP is good, 11:41 (GB 14–10)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 55 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 10:11 (GB 21–10)
  • GB – James Jones 7 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:57 (GB 28–10)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 2 yd TD pass from Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby XP is good, 14:57 (GB 35–10)
  • CHI – Kellen Davis 1 yd TD pass from Josh McCown, Josh McCown 2-point conversion is good, 7:59 (GB 35–18)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 30-yard FG is good, 2:00 (GB 35–21)
Top passers
Top rushers
  • CHI – Kahlil Bell – 23 rushes, 121 yards
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 8 rushes, 44 yards
Top receivers
  • CHI – Roy Williams – 6 receptions, 81 yards
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 6 receptions, 115 yards, 2 TD
Top tacklers
  • CHI – Craig Steltz – 5 tackles
  • GB – Desmond Bishop – 9 tackles

Week 17: vs. Detroit Lions

Week Seventeen: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 9 10 15 7 41
Packers 10 14 7 14 45

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 31°F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,294
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, & Laura Okmin
  • Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • DET – Titus Young 8 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson XP is good, 13:05 (DET 7–0)
  • DET – Pat Lee tackled into endzone of GB, Safety, 13:00 (DET 9–0)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 22-yard FG is good, 5:58 (DET 9–3)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 7 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 00:21 (GB 10–9)
Second quarter
  • DET – Calvin Johnson 13 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson XP is good, 13:05 (DET 16–10)
  • GB – Ryan Grant 80 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 8:13 (GB 17–16)
  • DET – Jason Hanson 30-yard FG is good, 5:57 (DET 19–17)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 36 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 3:43 (GB 24–19)
Third quarter
  • DET – Titus Young 2 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson XP is good, 6:44 (DET 26–24)
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 58 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 4:41 (GB 31–26)
  • DET – Kevin Smith 5 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Two-point conversion is good, 2:13 (DET 34–31)
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Donald Driver 35 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 8:18 (GB 38–34)
  • DET – Tony Scheffler 12 yd TD pass from Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson XP is good, 2:44 (DET 41–38)
  • GB – Jermichael Finley 4 yd TD pass from Matt Flynn, Mason Crosby XP is good, 1:13 (GB 45–41)
Top passers
  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 36/59, 520 yards, 5 TD, 2 INT
  • GB – Matt Flynn – 31/44, 480 yards, 6 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • DET – Kevin Smith – 9 rushes, 35 yards
  • GB – Ryan Grant – 12 rushes, 48 yards
Top receivers
  • DET – Calvin Johnson – 11 receptions, 244 yards, 1 TD
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 9 receptions, 162 yards, 3 TD
Top tacklers
  • DET – Alphonso Smith – 7 tackles
  • GB – Charlie Peprah – 8 tackles

Aaron Rodgers was not playing in the game, as he was rested. Brad Jones restrained a fan running on the field during the game.

Postseason (Playoffs)

See also: 2011–12 NFL playoffs

Schedule

Playoff Round Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Result Game Site NFL Recap TV
Wild Card First-round bye
Divisional January 15 3:15 CDT New York Giants (4) L 20-37 Lambeau Field Recap Fox

NFC Divisional Round: vs. New York Giants

Divisional Round: New York Giants at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 10 10 0 17 37
Packers 3 7 3 7 20

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
See scoring summary below
Top passers
Top rushers
  • NYG – Ahmad Bradshaw 12 RUSH, 63 YDS
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers 7 RUSH, 66 YDS
Top receivers
  • NYG – Hakeem Nicks 7 REC, 165 YDS, 2 TD
  • GB – Donald Driver 3 REC, 45 YDS, TD
Top tacklers
  • NYG – Michael Boley 8 TKL, AST, 2 SACK
  • GB – Charlie Peprah 9 TKL

Statistics

Regular season statistical leaders

Player(s) Value NFL Rank NFC Rank
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 4643 Yards 5th 4th
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 45 TDs 2nd 2nd
Rushing Yards James Starks 578 Yards 38th 18th
Rushing Touchdowns John Kuhn 4 TDs T-31st T-16th
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 1263 Yards 9th 7th
Receiving Touchdowns Jordy Nelson 15 TDs 3rd 2nd
Points Mason Crosby 140 Points 4th 3rd
Kickoff Return Yards Randall Cobb 941 Yards 7th 4th
Punt Return Yards Randall Cobb 295 Yards 18th 8th
Tackles Desmond Bishop 115 Tackles T-13th T-7th
Sacks Clay Matthews 6 Sacks T-48th T-26th
Interceptions Charles Woodson 7 INTs T-1st 1st

stats values are correct through Week 17.

Best game performances

Player(s) Value Opponent
Passing Yards Matt Flynn 480 Yards Detroit Lions
Passing Touchdowns Matt Flynn 6 TDs Detroit Lions
Rushing Yards Ryan Grant 92 Yards Chicago Bears
Rushing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 2 TDs Denver Broncos
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 162 Yards Detroit Lions
Receiving Touchdowns Jermichael Finley 3 TDs @ Chicago Bears
Receiving Touchdowns Jordy Nelson 3 TDs Detroit Lions
Points Jermichael Finley 18 Points @ Chicago Bears
Points Jordy Nelson 18 Points Detroit Lions
Tackles Morgan Burnett 14 Tackles New Orleans Saints
Tackles Desmond Bishop 14 Tackles St Louis Rams
Sacks Jarius Wynn 2 Sacks @ Chicago Bears
Sacks Clay Matthews 2 Sacks @ Minnesota Vikings
Interceptions Morgan Burnett 2 INTs @ Chicago Bears
Interceptions Charles Woodson 2 INTs @ Carolina Panthers and @ Minnesota Vikings
Interceptions Charlie Peprah 2 INTs @ San Diego Chargers
Interceptions Tramon Williams 2 INTs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

stats are correct through Week 17.

Statistical league rankings

  • Total Offense (YPG): 3rd
  • Passing (YPG): 3rd
  • Rushing (YPG): 27th
  • Points (PPG): 1st
  • Total Defense (YPG): 32nd
  • Passing (YPG): 32nd
  • Rushing (YPG): 14th
  • Points (PPG): 19th

Stats correct through week 17.

Awards and records

Awards

Weekly awards

  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Week 1. (vs. Saints)
  • WR Randall Cobb was named NFL's Pepsi Rookie of the Week for games played on Week 1. (vs. Saints)
  • OLB Clay Matthews was named GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for his contributions to the goal line stand on Week 1. (vs. Saints)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 4. (vs. Broncos)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Week 5. (vs. Falcons)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 5. (vs. Falcons)
  • K Mason Crosby was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played on Week 5. (vs. Falcons)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 6. (vs. Rams)
  • K Mason Crosby was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played on Week 7. (vs. Vikings)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 7. (vs. Vikings)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Week 9. (vs. Chargers)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 9. (vs. Chargers)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 13. (vs. Giants)
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for his contributions to the game winning drive on Week 13. (vs. Giants)
  • P Tim Masthay was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played on Week 13. (vs. Giants)
  • QB Matt Flynn was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played on Week 17. (vs. Lions)
  • QB Matt Flynn was named FedEx Air Player of the Week for games played on Week 17. (vs. Lions)
  • QB Matt Flynn was named GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for his contributions to his record setting performance in relief of Aaron Rodgers on Week 17. (vs. Lions)
Monthly awards
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of September.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of October.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for the month of November.
Annual awards

QB Aaron Rodgers was named AP Most Valuable Player

Records

Team

Game
Season
  • Packers record for Most Consecutive Games Won with 19 (Wk 15 2010 - Wk 14 2011) passing the previous best marks of 11 in 1928-29 and 1961-62.
  • Packers record for Most Consecutive Games Won, Season with 13 (Wk 1 - Wk 14) passing the previous best mark of 10 in 1929 and 1962.
  • Packers record for Most Games Won, Regular Season with 15 passing the previous best mark of 13 in 1962, 1996, 1997 and 2007.
  • Packers record for Most Consecutive Games Won, Start of Season with 13 passing the previous best mark of 10 in 1929 and 1962.
  • Packers record for Most Consecutive Games Without Defeat, Season with 13 (13 wins, 0 ties) passing the previous best mark of 13 (12 wins, 1 tie) in 1929.
  • Packers record for Most Consecutive Games Without Defeat, Start of Season with 13 (13 wins, 0 ties) passing the previous best mark of 13 (12 wins, 1 tie) in 1929.
  • Packers record for Most Points, Season with 560 points passing the previous best mark of 461 in 2009.
  • Packers record for Most Overall Touchdowns, Season with 70 passing the previous best mark of 56 in 1996.
  • Packers record for Most Yards Gained, Season with 6,482 yards passing the previous best mark of 6,357 in 2004.

Individual

Game
  • QB Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history to post 400 yards passing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game against the Denver Broncos on October 2, 2011.
  • QB Matt Flynn Broke the Packers record of Most Touchdown Passes, Game with 6 vs the Detroit Lions January 1, 2012. The Previous record holders were Cecil Bell, Don Horn, Lynn Dickey, Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers.
  • QB Matt Flynn Broke the Packers Record of Most Passing Yards, Game with 480 Yards vs the Detroit Lions on January 1, 2012. The previous record holder was Aaron Rodgers.
  • K Mason Crosby successfully converted a team record 58-yard field goal against the Minnesota Vikings on October 23, 2011. The previous record was 56, set by Crosby himself.
Season
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Single Season Passer Rating with a rating of 122.5. Bart Starr had the previous best with a rating of 105.0.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the NFL record for Single Season Passer Rating with a rating of 122.5. Peyton Manning had the previous best with a rating of 121.1.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Highest Completion Percentage, Season (140 attempts) with 68.3%. Brett Favre had the previous best percentage with 66.54%.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Most Touchdown Passes, Season with 45. Brett Favre had the previous best mark with 39.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Most Yards Passing, Season with 4,643. Lynn Dickey had the previous best mark with 4,458 yards.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Most Games, 300 or More Yards Passing, Season with 8. Brett Favre had the previous best mark with 7.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Set the Packers record for Most Consecutive Games, 300 or More Yards Passing with 4 (Wk's 4–7). Lynn Dickey and Brett Favre both had the previous best with 3 each.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Tied the Packers record for Most Consecutive Games, Four or More Touchdown Passes with Brett Favre with 2.
  • QB Aaron Rodgers Tied the Packers record for Highest Average Gain, Season (200 attempts) with Lynn Dickey at 9.2.
  • WR Randall Cobb Set the Packers record for Most Kickoff Return Yards, Rookie, Season passing Charles Wilson who had 798 yards in 1990.
  • K Mason Crosby Set the Packers record for Most (Kicking) PAT Attempted, Season with 69 passing Chris Jacke's best mark of 53.
  • K Mason Crosby Set the Packers record for Most (One-Point) Points After Touchdown, Season with 68 passing Jan Stenerud's best mark of 52.
  • P Tim Masthay Set the Packers record for Highest Gross Average, Punting, Season (35 punts) with 45.6 passing Craig Hentrich's best gross average of 45.0.
Career
  • Donald Driver set the Packers record for Career receiving yards in week 2 vs the Carolina Panthers. Passing James Lofton previous best mark of 9,656.

2012 Pro Bowl selections

Position Player Team
QB Aaron Rodgers Starter
FB John Kuhn Starter
WR Greg Jennings Reserve
C Scott Wells Reserve
DT B.J. Raji Reserve
LB Clay Matthews Starter
CB Charles Woodson Starter
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