1992 Green Bay Packers season

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1992 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Ron Wolf
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1991 1993 >

The 1992 Green Bay Packers season was their 72nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 9–7 record under new coach Mike Holmgren, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. 1992 saw the emergence of QB Brett Favre and the start of the Packers' success of the 1990s.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1992 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Terrell Buckley  CB Florida State
2 34 Mark D'Onofrio  LB Penn State
62 Robert Brooks  WR South Carolina
103 Edgar Bennett  RB Florida State
119 Dexter McNabb  RB Florida
130 Orlando McKay  WR Washington
157 Mark Chmura  TE Boston College
190 Chris Holder  WR Tuskegee
230 Ty Detmer  QB BYU
240 Shazzon Bradley  DT Tennessee
257 Andrew Oberg  OT North Carolina
287 Gabe Mokuwah  LB American
314 Brett Collins  LB Washington
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jesse Kaye
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Roster[edit]

1992 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 Minnesota Vikings L 23–20 (OT) Lambeau Field
58,617
2 September 13, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–3 Tampa Stadium
50,051
3 September 20, 1992 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–23 Lambeau Field
57,272
4 September 27, 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–3 Lambeau Field
58,724
5 October 4, 1992 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–10 Georgia Dome
63,769
6 Bye
7 October 18, 1992 at Cleveland Browns L 17–6 Cleveland Stadium
69,268
8 October 25, 1992 Chicago Bears L 30–10 Lambeau Field
59,435
9 November 1, 1992 at Detroit Lions W 27–13 Pontiac Silverdome
60,594
10 November 8, 1992 at New York Giants L 27–7 Giants Stadium
72,038
11 November 15, 1992 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–24 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,689
12 November 22, 1992 at Chicago Bears W 17–3 Soldier Field
56,170
13 November 29, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,347
14 December 6, 1992 Detroit Lions W 38–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,469
15 December 13, 1992 at Houston Oilers W 16–14 Astrodome
57,285
16 December 20, 1992 Los Angeles Rams W 28–13 Lambeau Field
57,796
17 December 27, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
61,461

Season summary[edit]

Brett Favre[edit]

In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers were leading 17–0 at half time when head coach Mike Holmgren benched starting quarterback Don Majkowski and Favre played the second half. On his first regular season play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass which was deflected and caught by himself. Favre was tackled and the completion went for −7 yards. The Packers lost the game 31–3, chalking up only 106 yards passing.[2][3]

In the third game of the 1992 season, then-starting quarterback Don Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks. Favre replaced Majkowski for the remainder of the contest. Favre fumbled four times during the course of the game,[3] a performance poor enough that the crowd chanted for Favre to be removed in favor of another Packers backup quarterback at the time, Ty Detmer.[4] However, down 23–17 with 1:07 left in the game, the Packers started an offensive series on their own 8 yard line. Still at the quarterback position, Favre completed a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. Two plays later, Favre threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining.[3]

The next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers began the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history. The game ended in a 17–3 victory and his passer rating was 144.6. During the season, Favre helped put together a six-game winning streak for the Packers, the longest winning streak for the club since 1965. They ended 9–7 that season, missing the playoffs on their last game.[3] Favre finished his first season as a Packer with 3,227 yards and a quarterback rating of 85.3, helping him to his first Pro Bowl.[5]

Week 3[edit]

Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers
1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 10 7 6 23
• Packers 0 3 0 21 24

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Week 12[edit]

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 10 0 0 7 17
Bears 3 0 0 0 3

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 374 249
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 276 296
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 267 365
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 295 361
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 273 332

Awards and records[edit]

  • Brett Favre, NFC Pro Bowl
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (tied): 302

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NFL Box Score for 9/13/1992". Databasefootball.com. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  3. ^ a b c d McGinn, Bob (2005-10-01). "Favre bursts onto the NFL scene in 1992". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-08. 
  4. ^ "La Salle University article on Brett Favre". Lasalle.edu. Retrieved 2007-02-24. 
  5. ^ "1992 Green Bay Packers". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.