Green Bay Packers
- Super Bowl Championships: 4
- Last Super Bowl Championship: Super Bowl 45
- Claim to Fame: The only non-profit, community-owned major league professional sports team in the US
- Claim to Shame: After winning Super Bowl 2, they only made the playoffs twice in the next 25 years
Despite playing in one of the smallest markets in professional sports, the Green Bay Packers have solidified themselves as one of the most historic and successful football franchises of all time.
The Packers were founded in 1919 by Curly Lambeau. Lambeau would assemble a team and gather funding for uniforms and equipment from his employer, the Indian Packing Company.
The Packers franchise has a long history of trials and tribulations, from an impressive 10-1 inaugural season, to being kicked out of the league for disguising college players, the Packers have seen it all.
The Packers have won 13 league championships, more than any other American football club, and four championships during the Super Bowl era. The Packers won the first two Super Bowls, in the 1966 and ’67 seasons, under hall of fame coach, Vince Lombardi.
Historically, the Packers have been a competitive franchise. But the last two seasons have marked something of a nadir, at least in the Aaron Rodgers era. The All Pro QB was lost to injury in 2017 and the Pack stumbled to a 7-9 season, ending their streak of eight straight playoff appearances.
Back under center in 2018, Rodgers was expected to lead the team back to the playoffs and an NFC North title.
That didn’t happen. Green Bay went 7-8-1 with a healthy Rodgers, and head coach Mike McCarthy paid the price.
The 2019 season will be the first with 39-year-old Matt LaFleur as head coach. He has a somewhat revamped roster to work with, but not necessarily in a good way. Clay Matthews is gone, as is longtime slot receiver Randall Cobb. Coming in are LB Za’Darius Smith, G Billy Turner, and rookie DE Rashan Gary.
As usual, Green Bay’s fate rests on the arm of Rodgers. But as we saw last year, he can’t turn an imbalanced, ineffective supporting cast into an elite attack. LaFleur will have to inject some life and creativity into the Packer offense if this team is going to get back to the apex of the tough NFC North, where the Bears and Vikings also have Super Bowl aspirations.
|Passing YPG Allowed||22||253.8|
|Rushing YPG Allowed||25||123|
|Curtis Bolton||Knee||IR||Bolton has hit the injured reserve list with a torn ACL. Lasted Updated: 09/05/2019|
|Tony Brown||Heel||questionable||Brown missed the previous game with a heel injury, and it is unknown if he will face the Redskins on Sunday. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Raven Greene||Ankle||IR||Green suffered an ankle injury and has wound up on injured reserve without a definitive timetable for return. Lasted Updated: 09/16/2019|
|Tyler Lancaster||Neck||questionable||Lancaster was lifted from the last contest with a neck injury. His status for Sunday's contest against the Redskins is in question. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Cole Madison||Knee||IR||Madison has landed on the injured reserved list due to a torn ACL. Lasted Updated: 11/23/2019|
|Will Redmond||Foot||questionable||Redmond sat out the last game due to a foot injury, and it is unclear if he will be available Sunday against the Redskins. Lasted Updated: 12/03/2019|
|Greg Roberts||Abdominal||IR||Roberts has been placed on the PUP list due to a core muscle injury and will miss an extended period. Lasted Updated: 07/28/2019|
|Jason Spriggs||Back||IR||Spriggs is on the injured reserve list due to a back injury. Lasted Updated: 08/07/2019|
|Equanimeous St. Brown||Ankle||IR||St. Brown has landed on the injured reserve list with a high-ankle sprain. Lasted Updated: 09/01/2019|
|Lane Taylor||Bicep||IR||Taylor has landed on injured reserve due to a biceps injury, and there is no timetable for recovery. Lasted Updated: 09/22/2019|