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1997 Green Bay Packers

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.7, Offense: 5.3, Defense: 2.4, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 422 points (26.4/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 282 points (17.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of 140 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Mike Holmgren (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Sherman Lewis
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur
 Other Notable Asst.: Andy Reid (Quarterbacks) and Mike Sherman (Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line)

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Team Info

President/Chairman/CEO Bob Harlan
General Manager Ron Wolf
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 422 5614 1008 5.6 32 16 31 325 309 523 3705 35 16 6.7 191 459 1909 9 4.2 103
Team Defense 282 4827 1047 4.6 32 11 27 288 288 563 2951 10 21 4.9 156 443 1876 16 4.2 105
Lg Rank Offense 2 4 20 24 5 18 3 1 16 2 10 12 22 11
Lg Rank Defense 5 7 6 21 15 27 8 1 4 2 14 20 22 23

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Bears 38 24 18 315 208 107 2 19 336 172 164 3
2 Sun September 7 boxscore L 1-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 9 10 21 380 273 107 2 16 258 158 100 1
3 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-1 Miami Dolphins 23 18 22 392 250 142 2 20 299 240 59 1
4 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-1 Minnesota Vikings 38 32 24 350 257 93 3 22 393 208 185 2
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 15 26 23 396 289 107 4 18 376 203 173
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 16 13 234 170 64 1 23 372 155 217 2
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-2 @ Chicago Bears 24 23 22 277 177 100 1 26 353 232 121 2
8 Bye Week
9 Mon October 27 boxscore W 6-2 @ New England Patriots 28 10 27 371 227 144 1 18 324 255 69 4
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 7-2 Detroit Lions 20 10 11 244 163 81 2 18 256 131 125 4
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 8-2 St. Louis Rams 17 7 18 387 291 96 3 16 269 203 66 1
12 Sun November 16 boxscore L 8-3 @ Indianapolis Colts 38 41 20 441 334 107 3 26 467 320 147 1
13 Sun November 23 boxscore W 9-3 Dallas Cowboys 45 17 29 409 189 220 1 11 213 120 93 2
14 Mon December 1 boxscore W 10-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 27 11 17 326 187 139 17 253 154 99 2
15 Sun December 7 boxscore W 11-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 6 20 362 280 82 3 8 161 94 67 2
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 12-3 @ Carolina Panthers 31 10 26 458 240 218 1 9 172 32 140 1
17 Sat December 20 boxscore W 13-3 Buffalo Bills 31 21 14 272 170 102 3 21 325 274 51 4
Playoffs
Division Sun January 4 boxscore W 14-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 7 16 289 171 118 3 15 263 173 90 2
ConfChamp Sun January 11 boxscore W 15-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 10 19 325 219 106 15 257 224 33 2
SuperBowl Sun January 25 boxscore L 15-4 N Denver Broncos 24 31 21 350 255 95 3 21 302 123 179 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
4 Brett Favre*+ 28 QB 16 16 13-3-0 304 513 59.3 3867 35 6.8 16 3.1 74 7.5 7.5 12.7 241.7 92.6 25 176 6.86 6.82 4.6
13 Steve Bono 35 2 0 5 10 50.0 29 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 2.9 2.9 5.8 14.5 56.2 1 15 1.27 1.27 9.1
Team Total 27.3 16 13-3-0 309 523 59.1 3896 35 6.7 16 3.1 74 7.4 7.4 12.6 243.5 91.9 26 191 6.75 6.71 4.7 0 0
Opp Total 16 288 563 51.2 3225 10 1.8 21 3.7 5.7 4.40 11.2 201.6 59.0 41 274 4.9 3.7 6.8

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
25 Dorsey Levens* 27 RB 16 16 329 1435 7 52 4.4 89.7 20.6 53 370 7.0 5 56 3.3 23.1 1805 12 5
4 Brett Favre*+ 28 QB 16 16 58 187 1 16 3.2 11.7 3.6 187 1 7
24 Aaron Hayden 24 14 0 32 148 1 21 4.6 10.6 2.3 2 11 5.5 0 7 0.1 0.8 159 1 0
30 William Henderson 26 FB 16 14 31 113 0 15 3.6 7.1 1.9 41 367 9.0 1 25 2.6 22.9 480 1 1
13 Steve Bono 35 2 0 3 -3 0 -1 -1.0 -1.5 1.5 -3 0 1
18 Doug Pederson 29 1 0 3 -4 0 -1 -1.3 -4.0 3.0 -4 0 0
87 Robert Brooks 27 WR 15 15 2 19 0 15 9.5 1.3 0.1 60 1010 16.8 7 48 4.0 67.3 1029 7 0
86 Antonio Freeman 25 WR 16 16 1 14 0 14 14.0 0.9 0.1 81 1243 15.3 12 58 5.1 77.7 1257 12 1
89 Mark Chmura* 28 TE 15 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 417 11.0 6 32 2.5 27.8 417 6 1
80 Derrick Mayes 23 wr 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 290 16.1 0 74 1.5 24.2 290 0 0
83 Jeff Thomason 28 te 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 115 12.8 1 27 0.7 8.8 115 1 1
82 Don Beebe 33 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 0 23 0.2 2.8 28 0 0
81 Tyrone Davis 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 28 14.0 1 26 0.2 2.2 28 1 0
84 Bill Schroeder 26 KR/PR 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 15 7.5 1 8 0.1 1.0 15 1 4
85 Terry Mickens 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.2 2 1 0
Team Total 27.3 16 459 1909 9 52 4.2 119.3 28.7 309 3896 12.6 35 74 19.3 243.5 5805 44 24
Opp Total 16 443 1876 16 4.2 117.3 27.7 288 2951 10.2 10 18.0 184.4 4827 26 25

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Bill Schroeder 26 KR/PR 15 1 33 342 0 46 10.4 24 562 0 40 23.4 919
80 Derrick Mayes 23 wr 12 3 14 141 0 26 10.1 431
88 Roell Preston 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 7 211 0 43 30.1 211
42 Darren Sharper 22 14 0 7 32 0 23 4.6 1 3 0 3 3.0 35
82 Don Beebe 33 10 0 6 134 0 39 22.3 162
24 Aaron Hayden 24 14 0 6 141 0 35 23.5 300
44 Chris Darkins 23 14 0 4 68 0 20 17.0 68
85 Terry Mickens 26 11 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 2
39 Mike Prior 34 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 56 515 0 46 9.2 49 1119 0 43 22.8 7439
Opp Total 16 32 255 0 8.0 78 1599 0 20.5

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
8 Ryan Longwell 23 K 16 0 4 4 8 7 13 10 4 2 1 1 30 24 80.0% 48 48 100.0%
17 Craig Hentrich 26 P 16 0 75 3378 65 0 45.0
Team Total 27.3 16 4 4 8 7 13 10 4 2 1 1 30 24 80.0% 48 48 100.0% 75 3378 65 0 45.0
Opp Total 16 30 24 80.0% 18 18 100.0% 90 3825 42.5

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
41 Eugene Robinson 34 FS 16 16 2.5 1 26 0 26 0 1 1 2 0 0 75 37
36 LeRoy Butler*+ 29 SS 16 16 3.0 5 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 71 32
55 Bernardo Harris 26 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 65 48
51 Brian Williams 25 RLB 16 16 1.0 2 30 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0 62 38
33 Doug Evans 27 RCB 15 15 1.0 3 33 0 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 66 10
37 Tyrone Williams 24 LCB 16 15 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 49 17
71 Santana Dotson 28 RDT 16 16 5.5 2 0 0 0 0 38 33
92 Reggie White* 36 LDE 16 16 11.0 0 0 2 0 0 31 15
98 Gabe Wilkins 26 RDE 16 16 5.5 1 77 1 77 0 1 0 3 1 1 30 20
54 Seth Joyner 33 LLB 11 10 3.0 25 9
28 Roderick Mullen 25 db 16 1 1 17 0 17 0 0 0 1 1 0 23 2
94 Bob Kuberski 26 dt 11 3 20 9
39 Mike Prior 34 16 0 4 72 0 49 0 0 1 0 0 0 16 9
59 Wayne Simmons 28 llb 6 6 18 9
42 Darren Sharper 22 14 0 2 70 2 50 0 1 1 1 34 1 12 1
90 Darius Holland 24 dt 12 1 5 7
53 George Koonce 29 4 0 5 5
56 Lamont Hollinquest 27 16 0 5 2
4 Brett Favre*+ 28 QB 16 16 0 7 1 -10 0
95 Keith McKenzie 24 16 0 1.5 2 1
97 Paul Frase 32 9 0 3 0
25 Dorsey Levens* 27 RB 16 16 0 5 1 -7 0
84 Bill Schroeder 26 KR/PR 15 1 0 4 1 0 0
99 Jermaine Smith 25 9 0 1.0 2 0
93 Gilbert Brown 26 LDT 12 12 3.0
30 William Henderson 26 FB 16 14 0 1 2 0 0
96 Gerald Williams 34 4 0 1 1
13 Steve Bono 35 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Mark Chmura* 28 TE 15 14 0 1 0 0 0
91 Shannon Clavelle 24 6 0 0 1
81 Tyrone Davis 25 13 0 0 0 1 0 1
72 Earl Dotson 27 RT 13 13 0 0 1 0 0
86 Antonio Freeman 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
83 Jeff Thomason 28 te 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 39.0 21 329 3 77 0 10 24 18 19 3 624 306
Opp Total 16 26 25 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Ryan Longwell 23 K 16 0 48 24 120
25 Dorsey Levens* 27 RB 16 16 7 5 12 1 74
86 Antonio Freeman 25 WR 16 16 12 12 72
87 Robert Brooks 27 WR 15 15 7 7 42
89 Mark Chmura* 28 TE 15 14 6 6 36
42 Darren Sharper 22 14 0 1 2 3 18
81 Tyrone Davis 25 13 0 1 1 2 12
98 Gabe Wilkins 26 RDE 16 16 1 1 2 12
4 Brett Favre*+ 28 QB 16 16 1 1 6
24 Aaron Hayden 24 14 0 1 1 6
30 William Henderson 26 FB 16 14 1 1 6
85 Terry Mickens 26 11 0 1 1 6
84 Bill Schroeder 26 KR/PR 15 1 1 1 6
83 Jeff Thomason 28 te 13 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 16 9 35 3 3 50 1 48 24 422
Opp Total 16 16 10 1 2 6 18 24 282