1994 Green Bay Packers season

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1994 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 Won NFC Wild Card
Lost NFC Divisional Playoff (Dallas Cowboys)
Timeline
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< 1993 1995 >

The 1994 Green Bay Packers season was the team's 74th in the National Football League. The Packers posted a 9–7 record for their third straight winning season. 1994 marked the first of 8 seasons in which Packers' quarterback Brett Favre would throw more than 30 touchdown passes.[1] It also marked the second season in which he started all 16 games for the Packers, starting a record-breaking starting streak which would continue throughout his career.[1] This was the final season that the Packers played at Milwaukee County Stadium; they played home games exclusively at Lambeau beginning in 1995. Three Packers had the distinction of being named to the NFL’s All-Time 75th Anniversary Team: Reggie White, Don Hutson, and Ray Nitschke.[2] After defeating the Detroit Lions 16–12 in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the season ended in a 35–9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC divisional playoff game.[3]

Offseason[edit]

1994 NFL draft[edit]

With their first selection (16th overall) in the 1994 NFL draft, the Packers tabbed offensive tackle Aaron Taylor.[4]

1994 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 16 Aaron Taylor T Notre Dame
3 84 LeShon Johnson RB Northern Illinois
4 126 Gabe Wilkins DE Gardner-Webb
5 146 Terry Mickens WR Florida A&M
5 149 Dorsey Levens RB Georgia Tech
6 169 Jay Kearney WR West Virginia
6 175 Ruffin Hamilton LB Tulane
6 181 Bill Schroeder WR Wisconsin–La Crosse
6 190 Paul Duckworth LB Connecticut

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1994 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Reggie McKenzie

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Roster[edit]

1994 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]

The Packers finished 9–7, 2nd place in the NFC Central division, 1 game behind the 10–6 Warren Moon-led Minnesota Vikings.[3] Via a better head-to-head record versus the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears and a better conference record versus the New York Giants, Green Bay clinched the first wild card spot in the NFC.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 4, 1994 Minnesota Vikings W 16–10 Lambeau Field
59,487
2 September 11, 1994 Miami Dolphins L 24–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
55,011
3 September 18, 1994 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–7 Veterans Stadium
63,922
4 September 25, 1994 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–3 Lambeau Field
58,551
5 October 2, 1994 at New England Patriots L 17–16 Foxboro Stadium
57,522
6 October 9, 1994 Los Angeles Rams W 24–17 Lambeau Field
58,911
7 Bye
8 October 20, 1994 at Minnesota Vikings L 13–10 (OT) Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
63,041
9 October 31, 1994 at Chicago Bears W 33–6 Soldier Field
47,381
10 November 6, 1994 Detroit Lions W 38–30 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,995
11 November 13, 1994 New York Jets W 17–10 Lambeau Field
58,307
12 November 20, 1994 at Buffalo Bills L 29–20 Rich Stadium
79,029
13 November 24, 1994 at Dallas Cowboys L 42–31 Texas Stadium
64,597
14 December 4, 1994 at Detroit Lions L 34–31 Pontiac Silverdome
76,338
15 December 11, 1994 Chicago Bears W 40–3 Lambeau Field
57,927
16 December 18, 1994 Atlanta Falcons W 21–17 Milwaukee County Stadium
54,885
17 December 24, 1994 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34–19 Tampa Stadium
65,076

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 3 7 10
• Packers 3 10 0 3 16

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The Packers kickoff the season at home against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings and came away with a 16-10 victory to improve to 1-0.

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 356 314 W1
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 382 287 W3
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 357 342 L1
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 271 307 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 251 351 L1

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Wild Card December 31, 1994 Detroit Lions W 16–12 Lambeau Field
58,125
Divisional January 8, 1995 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–9 Texas Stadium
64,745

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Don Hutson, NFL’s All-Time 75th Anniversary Team
  • Ray Nitschke, NFL’s All-Time 75th Anniversary Team
  • Reggie White, NFL’s All-Time 75th Anniversary Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brett Favre player card". Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 401
  3. ^ a b c "1994 NFL Standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  4. ^ "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  7. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 378. Retrieved August 7, 2011.