1995 Green Bay Packers season

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1995 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Ron Wolf
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st NFC Central
Playoff finish W NFC Wild Card
W NFC Divisional Playoff
L NFC Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1994 1996 >

The 1995 Green Bay Packers season was the 77th in the club's history. The Packers obtained an 11–5 mark in the regular season and won the NFC Central, their first division title since 1972. In the playoffs, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at home and the defending champion San Francisco 49ers on the road before losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game.[1] Packers' quarterback Brett Favre was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, the first of three such awards he would win.[2] This was the first season that the Packers played home games exclusively at Lambeau Field, after playing part of their home slate at Milwaukee County Stadium since 1953. After losing their home opener to St. Louis, the Packers would win an NFL-record 25 consecutive home games between the rest of 1995 and early in 1998.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft

With their third pick (66th overall) in the 1995 NFL draft, the Packers selected future All-Pro fullback William Henderson,[3] a player who would remain with the Packers for over 13 seasons.[4]

1995 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 32 Craig Newsome  Cornerback Arizona State
3 65 Darius Holland  Defensive tackle Colorado
3 66 William Henderson *  Fullback North Carolina
3 73 Brian Williams  Linebacker Southern California
3 90 Antonio Freeman *  Wide receiver Virginia Tech
4 117 Jeff Miller  Offensive tackle Mississippi
5 160 Jay Barker  Quarterback Alabama
5 170 Travis Jervey *  Running back Citadel
6 173 Charlie Simmons  Wide receiver Georgia Tech
7 230 Adam Timmerman *  Guard South Dakota State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1995 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]

1995 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 with an 11–5 record, clinching the NFC Central crown by a slim 1-game margin over the Detroit Lions.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1995 St. Louis Rams L 17–14
60,104
2 September 11, 1995 at Chicago Bears W 27–24
64,855
3 September 17, 1995 New York Giants W 14–6
60,117
4 September 24, 1995 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–14
66,744
5 Bye
6 October 8, 1995 at Dallas Cowboys L 34–24
64,806
7 October 15, 1995 Detroit Lions W 30–21
60,302
8 October 22, 1995 Minnesota Vikings W 38–21
60,332
9 October 29, 1995 at Detroit Lions L 24–16
73,462
10 November 5, 1995 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–24
62,839
11 November 12, 1995 Chicago Bears W 35–28
59,996
12 November 19, 1995 at Cleveland Browns W 31–20
55,388
13 November 26, 1995 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–13
59,218
14 December 3, 1995 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–10
60,318
15 December 10, 1995 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–10 (OT)
67,557
16 December 16, 1995 at New Orleans Saints W 34–23
50,132
17 December 24, 1995 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–19
60,649

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 404 314
Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 436 336
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 392 360
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 412 385
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 238 335

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 31, 1995 Atlanta Falcons W 37–20
60,453
Division January 6, 1996 at San Francisco 49ers W 27–17
69,311
Conference Championship January 14, 1996 at Dallas Cowboys L 38–27
65,135

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Brett Favre, 1st NFL Season with 4,000 Passing Yards

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1995 NFL Standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  2. ^ "List of APMVP winners". sportsline.com. Retrieved 2007-02-10. 
  3. ^ "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  4. ^ "William Henderson player card". Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-02-12. 
  5. ^ "1995 Green Bay Packers Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  6. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.maxwellfootballclub.org/content/awards/bell/past_bell.htm
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 450

External links[edit]