1995 Green Bay Packers season

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1995 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Holmgren
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st NFC Central
Playoff finishWon NFC Wild Card (Falcons) 37-20
Won NFC Divisional Playoff (49ers) 27-17
Lost NFC Championship (Cowboys) 38-27

The 1995 Green Bay Packers season was their 77th season overall and their 75th in the National Football League. 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]

Additions Subtractions
QB Jim McMahon (Browns) LB Bryce Paup (Bills)
WR Mark Ingram (Dolphins) DT Don Davey (Jaguars)
LB Joe Kelly (Rams) RB Reggie Cobb (Jaguars)
TE Keith Jackson (Dolphins) QB Mark Brunell (Jaguars)
QB T. J. Rubley (Rams) TE Ed West (Eagles)
TE Jeff Thomason (Bengals) DT Matt Brock (Jets)
C Mike Arthur (Patriots) CB Terrell Buckley (Dolphins)
TE/LS Mike Bartrum (Chiefs) SS Tim Hauck (Broncos)

1995 Expansion Draft[edit]

Green Bay Packers selected during the Expansion Draft
Round Overall Name Position Expansion Team
6 11 Mark Williams Linebacker Jacksonville Jaguars
21 41 Marcus Wilson Running back Jacksonville Jaguars
27 53 Reggie Cobb Running back Jacksonville Jaguars

NFL Draft[edit]

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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Undrafted Free Agents[edit]

1995 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Bernardo Harris Linebacker North Carolina

Staff[edit]

1995 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

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

Reserve lists


Practice squad



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 W 55–24
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 W 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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 234Total
• Packers 14 1030 27
Bears 0 7710 24

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Green Bay Packers 11 5 0 .688 404 314 W2
(5) Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 436 336 W7
Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 392 360 W2
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 412 385 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 238 335 L2

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. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. 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. ^ "Administration and Coaching Staff". Green Bay Packers 1995 Official Media Guide. pp. 5–29.
  7. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Dec-15.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 450

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