1999 Green Bay Packers season

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1999 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Ray Rhodes
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1998 2000 >
Green Bay hosts the Denver Broncos in preseason at Camp Randall Stadium, August 23, 1999

The 1999 Green Bay Packers season was the first and last season for head coach Ray Rhodes.[1] The Packers finished 8–8, posting their worst record since Brett Favre took over the helm as the Packers' starting quarterback.

Offseason[edit]

1999 NFL draft[edit]

In the 1999 NFL draft, the Packers selected free safety Antuan Edwards in the first round (25th overall).[2] Notably, the Packers drafted future Pro Bowl wide receiver Donald Driver in the seventh round (213th overall).[2]

1999 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 25 Antuan Edwards FS Clemson
2 47 Fred Vinson CB Vanderbilt
3 87 Mike McKenzie CB Memphis
3 94 Cletidus Hunt DT Kentucky State
4 131 Aaron Brooks QB Virginia
4 133 Josh Bidwell P Oregon
5 159 De'mond Parker RB Oklahoma
5 163 Craig Heimburger G Missouri
6 196 Dee Miller WR Ohio State
6 203 Scott Curry T Montana
7 212 Chris Akins FS Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7 213 Donald Driver WR Alcorn State

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1999 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Vice President of Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of Player Finance/Football Operations – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Vince Workman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
August 14, 1999 New York Jets W 27–16 Lambeau Field 1–0
59,815
August 23, 1999 vs Denver Broncos W 27–12 Camp Randall Stadium 2–0
78,184
August 28, 1999 at New Orleans Saints W 38–17 Louisiana Superdome 3–0
53,074
September 2, 1999 Miami Dolphins W 25–17 Lambeau Field 4–0
59,810

Regular season[edit]

The Packers finished with an 8–8 record in 4th place in the NFC Central division, behind the 8–8 Detroit Lions due to a conference record tiebreaker.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 12, 1999 Oakland Raiders W 28–24 Lambeau Field 1–0
59,872
2 September 19, 1999 at Detroit Lions L 15–23 Pontiac Silverdome 1–1
76,202
3 September 26, 1999 Minnesota Vikings W 23–20 Lambeau Field 2–1
59,868
4 Bye
5 October 10, 1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–23 Lambeau Field 3–1
59,868
6 October 17, 1999 at Denver Broncos L 10–31 Mile High Stadium 3–2
73,352
7 October 24, 1999 at San Diego Chargers W 31–3 Qualcomm Stadium 4–2
68,274
8 November 1, 1999 Seattle Seahawks L 7–27 Lambeau Field 4–3
59,869
9 November 7, 1999 Chicago Bears L 13–14 Lambeau Field 4–4
59,867
10 November 14, 1999 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–27 Texas Stadium 4–5
64,634
11 November 21, 1999 Detroit Lions W 26–17 Lambeau Field 5–5
59,869
12 November 29, 1999 at San Francisco 49ers W 20–3 3Com Park 6–5
68,304
13 December 5, 1999 at Chicago Bears W 35–19 Soldier Field 7–5
66,944
14 December 12, 1999 Carolina Panthers L 31–33 Lambeau Field 7–6
59,869
15 December 20, 1999 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 7–7
64,203
16 December 26, 1999 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–29 Raymond James Stadium 7–8
65,273
17 January 2, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 49–24 Lambeau Field 8–8
59,818

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 3 7 7 7 24
• Packers 7 0 7 14 28

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 270 235 W-2
Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 399 335 W-3
Detroit Lions 8 8 0 .500 322 323 L-4
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 357 341 W-1
Chicago Bears 6 10 0 .375 272 341 L-2

Awards and records[edit]

  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts (595)

Milestones[edit]

  • Brett Favre, Third 4,000 Yard Passing Season (finished season with 4,091)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agrest, Jeff (2000-01-07). "It takes two to tango". profootballweekly.com. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  2. ^ a b "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  3. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1999 NFL standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com