2005 Green Bay Packers season

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2005 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Sherman
General manager Ted Thompson
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 4–12
Division place 4th NFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2005 Green Bay Packers season marked their worst record since their 1991 season. The Packers suffered injuries to wide receivers Javon Walker and Robert Ferguson and running backs Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport, Tony Fisher, and Samkon Gado. As a result of the season, many of the Packers coaches were fired, including head coach Mike Sherman.

Offseason[edit]

The Packers lost veteran offensive linemen Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle to free agency. Starting safety Darren Sharper was released by Green Bay Packers, signing with the Minnesota Vikings. With the 24th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the second quarterback taken in the draft.

NFL Draft[edit]

2005 Packers Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 24 Aaron Rodgers QB California
2 51 Nick Collins FS Bethune-Cookman
2 58 Terrence Murphy WR Texas A&M
4 115 Marviel Underwood FS San Diego St.
4 125 Brady Poppinga OLB Brigham Young
5 143 Junius Coston C North Carolina A&T
5 167 Mike Hawkins CB Oklahoma
6 180 Mike Montgomery DT Texas A&M
6 195 Craig Bragg WR UCLA
7 245 Kurt Campbell CB Albany (N.Y.)
7 246 Will Whitticker G Michigan State

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

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations – Ted Thompson
  • Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – John Jones
  • Vice President of Player Finance/General Counsel – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of College Scouting – John Dorsey
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Personnel Analyst to General Manager – John Schneider
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Shaun Herock

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – John Bonamego
  • Assistant Special Teams – Brad Miller

Strength and conditioning

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 at Detroit Lions L 17–3
61,877
2 September 18, 2005 Cleveland Browns L 26–24
70,400
3 September 25, 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–16
70,518
4 October 3, 2005 at Carolina Panthers L 32–29
73,657
5 October 9, 2005 New Orleans Saints W 52–3
70,580
6 Bye
7 October 23, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 23–20
64,278
8 October 30, 2005 at Cincinnati Bengals L 21–14
65,940
9 November 6, 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–10
70,607
10 November 13, 2005 at Atlanta Falcons W 33–25
71,001
11 November 21, 2005 Minnesota Vikings L 20–17
70,610
12 November 27, 2005 at Philadelphia Eagles L 19–14
67,665
13 December 4, 2005 at Chicago Bears L 19–7
62,177
14 December 11, 2005 Detroit Lions W 16–13 (OT)
70,019
15 December 19, 2005 at Baltimore Ravens L 48–3
70,604
16 December 25, 2005 Chicago Bears L 24–17
69,757
17 January 1, 2006 Seattle Seahawks W 23–17
69,928

Week 1: at Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 3 0 0 3
Lions 7 0 3 7 17

The Packers opened the 2005 NFL season with a loss to the Detroit Lions. Starting wide receiver Javon Walker injured his right knee and did not play the rest of the season. This would be the Lions last win over the Packers until the 2010 season.

Week 2: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 7 6 6 7 26
Packers 7 0 0 17 24

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Packers lost this game to the Cleveland Browns as quarterback Trent Dilfer threw for 336 yards. The Packers retired the great Reggie White's number 92 at halftime after his unexpected death in December 2004.

Week 3: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 10 0 0 17
Packers 6 7 0 3 16

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won this close game as Carnell Williams rushed for 158 yards. Packers kicker Ryan Longwell missed an extra point and a field goal. It was the Bucs' first victory at Lambeau Field since 1989.

Week 4: at Carolina Panthers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 6 16 29
Panthers 7 16 3 6 32

The Carolina Panthers caused the worst start in 17 years for the Packers as they could not complete a fourth quarter comeback to win the game. The Packers lost promising rookie Terrence Murphy in a career-ending helmet to helmet collision on a kickoff return.

Week 5: vs. New Orleans Saints[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 0 0 0 3
Packers 14 21 10 7 52

After starting the season 0–4, the Packers defeat the New Orleans Saints in this blowout. Running back Najeh Davenport ended his season with an ankle injury in the second quarter. This was the largest blowout in Brett Favre's career.

Week 6: Bye week[edit]

Week 7: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 17 0 3 20
Vikings 0 0 10 13 23

The Minnesota Vikings scored 23 second half points after being shut out 17–0 in the first half. Paul Edinger kicked a career long 56-yard field goal as time ran out to win the game. Packers running back Ahman Green ended his season with a career-threatening knee injury.

Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 0 7 14
Bengals 7 7 0 7 21

Brett Favre threw five interceptions as the Cincinnati Bengals won this close game. It is also noteworthy for the fact that a fan ran onto the field in the closing moments of the 4th quarter and disrupted the game by taking the ball away from Favre.

Week 9: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 6 7 0 7 20
Packers 3 0 7 0 10

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin

The Pittsburgh Steelers, who were held without a third down conversion, forced three turnovers that turned into 17 points to help them defeat the Packers. Packers running back Samkon Gado scored his first career touchdown and ended the day with 62 yards.

Week 10: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 14 3 6 10 33
Falcons 0 14 0 11 25

On his 24th birthday, running back Samkon Gado makes has first career start against the Atlanta Falcons and finishes the day with 103 yards and three touchdowns to help the Packers win their second game of the year.

Week 11: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 7 7 6 20
Packers 7 7 0 3 17

The Minnesota Vikings win their second game against the Packers with another field goal as time expires. The Packers had only 21 yards rushing.

Week 12: at Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 7 0 0 14
Eagles 10 0 3 6 19

The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Packers as backup quarterback Mike McMahon lead his team to victory.

Week 13: at Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 0 0 7
Bears 0 9 0 10 19

The Chicago Bears beat the Packers at Soldier Field for the first time since 1999, the game in which the Bears blocked a Green Bay FG attempt with :07 remaining, to preserve a 14-13 win.


Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Lions 13 0 0 0 0 13
Packers 3 7 0 3 3 16

Samkon Gado helps the Packers win this overtime game over the Detroit Lions by rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown.

Week 15: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 0 0 0 3
Ravens 14 10 10 14 48

The Baltimore Ravens beat the Packers by 45 points as Kyle Boller passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns.

Week 16: vs. Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 7 7 10 0 24
Packers 0 7 0 10 17

The Chicago Bears sweep the Packers for the first time since 1991 with this victory.

Week 17: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 7 3 17
Packers 6 7 7 3 23

The Packers win their last game of the season over the Seattle Seahawks. Packer fans gave Brett Favre a standing ovation at the beginning and end of the game as it was possibly his last game, which turned out not to be the case.

Standings[edit]

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 5–1 10–2 260 202 L1
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 306 344 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 254 345 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 298 344 W1

Season statistical leaders[edit]

NFC Leaders[edit]

  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts (607)
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (372)
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Yards (3,881)
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader (tied), Interceptions (29)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 27, 2013. 

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