NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Mike Arthur         50    C 6- 3 280 Texas A&M        1  5 27 11 1995 Trade - N. England
Mike Bartrum        48   TE 6- 4 245 Marshall         1  2 25  4 1995 FA - Kansas City
Edgar Bennett       34   RB 6- 0 217 Florida State    4  4 26 16 1992 Draft - 4th round
Dirk Borgognone      9    K 6- 2 221 Pacific          1  1 27  2 1995 FA
Robert Brooks       87   WR 6- 0 180 South Carolina   4  4 25 16 1992 Draft - 3rd round
Gary Brown          71   OT 6- 4 315 Georgia Tech     2  2 24 16 1994 FA - Pittsburgh
Gilbert Brown       93   NT 6- 2 325 Kansas           3  3 24 13 1993 FA - Minnesota
LeRoy Butler        36    S 6- 0 200 Florida State    6  6 27 16 1990 Draft - 2nd round
Mark Chmura         89   TE 6- 5 250 Boston College   3  3 26 16 1992 Draft - 6th round
Shannon Clavelle    91   DE 6- 2 287 Colorado         1  1 26  1 1995 FA - Buffalo
Keith Crawford      45   CB 6- 2 198 Howard Payne     1  2 24 13 1995 FA - Giants (1993)
Ty Detmer           11   QB 6- 0 190 BYU              2  2 27  4 1992 Draft - 9th round
Matthew Dorsett     23   CB 5-11 187 Southern         1  1 22 10 1995 FA
Earl Dotson         72    T 6- 3 310 Texas A&I        3  3 24 16 1993 Draft - 3rd round
Doug Evans          33   CB 6- 1 190 Louisiana Tech   3  3 25 16 1993 Draft - 6th round
Brett Favre          4   QB 6- 2 220 S. Mississippi   4  5 25 16 1992 Trade - Atlanta
Antonio Freeman     86   WR 6- 0 187 Virginia Tech    1  1 23 11 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Harry Galbreath     76    G 6- 1 295 Tennessee        3  8 30 16 1993 UFA - Miami
Bernardo Harris     54   LB 6- 2 243 North Carolina   1  1 23 11 1995 FA
William Henderson   30   FB 6- 1 248 North Carolina   1  1 24 15 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Craig Hentrich      17    P 6- 3 200 Notre Dame       2  2 24 16 1993 FA-Jets (PS-1993)
Darius Holland      90   DT 6- 4 305 Colorado         1  1 21 14 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Mark Ingram         82   WR 5-11 194 Michigan State   1  9 30 16 1995 Trade - Miami
Chris Jacke         13    K 6- 0 205 Texas-El Paso    7  7 29 14 1989 Draft - 6th round
Keith Jackson       88   TE 6- 2 258 Oklahoma         1  8 30  9 1995 Trade - Miami
Travis Jervey       32   RB 5-11 225 The Citadel      1  1 23 16 1995 Draft - 5th round
LeShon Johnson      42   RB 5-11 200 North. Illinois  2  2 24  2 1994 Draft - 3rd round
Sean Jones          96   DE 6- 7 283 Northeastern     2 12 32 16 1994 UFA - Houston
Charles Jordan      80   WR 5-10 183 Long Beach CC    2  2 25  8 1994 Trade - LA Raiders
John Jurkovic       92   NT 6- 2 295 Eastern Illinois 5  5 28 16 1991 FA
Joe Kelly           57   LB 6- 2 235 Washington       1 10 30 13 1995 FA - Rams (1994)
George Koonce       53   LB 6- 1 243 East Carolina    4  4 26 16 1992 FA
Bob Kuberski        94   NT 6- 4 300 Navy             1  1 24  9 1993 Draft - 7th round
Matt LaBounty       97   DE 6- 3 278 Oregon           1  2 24 14 1995 FA - Sea (1993)
Dorsey Levens       25   RB 6- 1 240 Georgia Tech     2  2 25 15 1994 Draft - 5th round
Lenny McGill        22   CB 6- 1 198 Arizona State    2  2 24 15 1994 FA
Jim McMahon          9   QB 6- 1 195 BYU              1 14 36  1 1995 FA - Ari (1994)
Terry Mickens       88   WR 6- 0 198 Florida A&M      2  2 24 16 1994 Draft - 5th round
Anthony Morgan      81   WR 6- 1 200 Tennessee        3  5 27 16 1993 FA - Chicago
Roderick Mullen     28   CB 6- 1 204 Grambling State  1  1 22  8 1995 FA
Craig Newsome       21   CB 6- 0 188 Arizona State    1  1 24 16 1995 Draft - 1st round
Mike Prior          45    S 6- 0 208 Illinois State   3 10 31 16 1993 UFA - Indianapolis
T.J. Rubley         12   QB 6- 3 205 Tulsa            1  2 26  1 1995 FA - Rams (1993)
Ken Ruettgers       75    T 6- 5 292 USC             11 11 33 15 1985 Draft - 1st round
Wayne Simmons       59   LB 6- 2 248 Clemson          3  3 25 16 1993 Draft - 1st round
Joe Sims            68   OL 6- 3 310 Nebraska         4  5 26  4 1992 FA - Atl (1991)
Fred Strickland     55   LB 6- 2 250 Purdue           2  8 29 14 1994 UFA - Minnesota
Aaron Taylor        73    G 6- 4 305 Notre Dame       1  1 22 16 1994 Draft - 1st round
George Teague       31    S 6- 1 195 Alabama          3  3 24 15 1993 Draft - 1st round
Jeff Thomason       83   TE 6- 4 250 Oregon           1  3 25 16 1995 FA - Cin (1993)
Adam Timmerman      63    G 6- 4 288 South Dakota St  1  1 24 13 1995 Draft - 7th round
Sports Illustrated
January 22nd 1996
Vikings at Packers
October 22nd
NFC Championship Program
TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS
MARCH 21 - Traded a 1995 4th-round choice to MIAMI for WR Mark Ingram
MARCH 29 - Traded a 1995 2nd-round choice to MIAMI for TE Keith Jackson and a 1995 4th-round choice (traded earlier for Mark Ingram)
APRIL 22 - Traded a 1995 1st-round and 6th-round choice to CAROLINA for a 1995 1-round supplemental selection (DB Craig Newsome), a 1995 3rd- (DT Darius Holland), and 6th-round (WR Charlie Simmons)
APRIL 22 - Traded QB Mark Brunell to JACKSONVILLE for a 1995 3rd- (FB William Henderson) and 5th-round (RB Travis Jervey) picks
APRIL 22 - Traded a 1995 3rd-round to CLE for a 1995 3rd-round (WR Antonio Freeman) and 5th-round (QB Jay Barker)
AUGUST 11 - Traded WR Bill Schroeder and TE Jeff Wilner to NEW ENGLAND for C Mike Arthur
AUGUST 27 - Traded a 1996 5th-round choice to KANSAS CITY for T Lindsay Knapp 
AUGUST 27 - Traded a 1996 6th-round choice to PHILADELPHIA for T Joe Sims
1995 IN REVIEW
The Green Bay Packers were division champions for the first time since 1972, thanks in part to Pittsburgh WR Yancey Thigpen. With the Steelers trailing
25-21 with six seconds left in the final game of the season, Pittsburgh QB Neil O'Donnell tossed a fourth down pass to Thigpen in the end zone. All alone in
the left corner of the end zone, Thigpen bobbled the ball then hit it with his knee and dropped it. During the course of the game, Brett Favre was sacked by
SS Myron Bell and suffered an injured chest. He also missed two plays in the fourth quarter after getting hit by LB Kevin Greene. Despite the injuries, Favre
passed for 301 yards and two touchdowns. During the season, Favre tore ligaments in his ankle, but would lead the NFL with 38 touchdown passes and
was named NFL MVP. After losing Sterling Sharpe, the Packers offered a contract to Andre Rison that was the largest for a wide receiver in the league, but
he decided to sign with Cleveland. Green Bay acquired TE Keith Jackson, but he held out until mid-October. Mark Ingram was acquired from Miami. With all
those moves, it turned out the best replacement was already on the roster. WR Robert Brooks caught 102 passes for a team-record 1,497 yards. Edgar
Bennett became the first Packer running back to run for more than 1,000 yards (1,067) since Terdell Middleton in 1978. When all was said and done, Green
Bay had won 11 games in a season for the first time since 1966, and made it to the NFL Championship Game. While they would fall short to the Dallas
Cowboys, Green Bay had turned the corner and would be a legitimate Super Bowl contender when the 1996 season began.
BRETT FAVRE'S BACKUPS
T.J. Rubley's (Pictured to the right) decision to audible in a November 1995 game against the Vikings will go down in team lore, as long as Packer fans look
for plays to depress them. Rubley was one of 11 backups during Favre's tenure:
* DON MAJKOWSKI (1992) - Majkowski never took another snap in the 1992 season after going down in Week Three and turning the QB job over to Favre.
He would go on to play with Detroit and Indianapolis after being cut in 1993.
* TY DETMER (1992-95) - Detmer never played in 1992 and appeared in two games in mopup roles in 1993. He once again stood on the sidelines during
the entire 1994 season. In 1995, he came into the infamous Rubley game when Farve went down, completing 8-of-15 passes before being injured himself.
He signed a free agent deal with Philadelphia in 1995, where he played two season. After that, he bounced around - San Francisco (1998), Cleveland
(1999-2000), Detroit (2001-2003), Atlanta (2004-2005)
* MARK BRUNELL (1993-94) - Brunell appeared in two games in 1994, one in relief of Favre. He was traded to Jacksonville, where he threw for 25,698
yards and 144 touchdowns in nine season. He also spent three years in Washington (2004-2006), where he threw for 6033 yards and 38 touchdowns.
New Orleans signed him in 2008 in an emergency backup role.
* T.J. RUBLEY (1995) - He came to Green Bay from the Rams, where he started 7 games in 1993. After the Packers and Broncos (1996) released him, he
found success with the Rhein Fire of the WLAF and played briefly with Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL where he found less
success.
* BOB GAGLIANO (1995) - Never appeared in a game. He was drafted into the by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1981, and ended up playing for six NFL teams,
including the Detroit Lions, where he was first pegged with the nickname "The Goose". His best season came in 1990, when he threw for 1,190 yards and
twn touchdowns for the Lions. He also played for the USFL’s Denver Gold. 
* DOUG PEDERSON (1995-98, 2001-04) - He was the starting quarterback when Don Shula won for the 325th time, an NFL record, in 1993.  Pederson
would not throw another pass in the NFL until 1998, when he appeared in 12 games for the Packers. He moved to Philadelphia as a free agent, where he
threw for 1,276 yards and 7 touchdowns. Pederson started nine games for the 1999 Eagles, while they waited for Donovan McNabb to develop. In 2000,
Cleveland signed Pederson to start until Tim Couch was ready to take over. In 11 games (eight starts), he threw for 1,047 yards and 2 touchdowns, but 8
interceptions. Pederson returned to Green Bay in 2001, and served as the top backup to Favre until he retired after the 2004 season. In 66 games with the
Packers, he threw 77 passes and completed 46, with 3 touchdowns and two interceptions.
* JIM MCMAHON (1995-96) - He was best known for wearing his Chicago Bears #9 jersey, when the Packers visited the White House in 1997. He said it was that the Bears never got to go to the White House after they won Super Bowl XX, due to the event being canceled due to the Shuttle Challenger disaster.
FOR MORE FAVRE BACKUPS, GO TO THE 1997 PACKERS
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Reggie White        92   DE 6- 5 300 Tennessee        3 11 33 15 1993 UFA - Philadelphia
Gabe Wilkins        98   DE 6- 4 300 Gardner-Webb     2  2 23 13 1994 Draft - 4th round
Brian Williams      51   LB 6- 1 240 USC              1  1 22 13 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Jeff Wilner         83   TE 6- 4 250 Wesleyan         2  2 23  2 1994 FA
Marcus Wilson       29   RB 6- 1 215 Virginia         4  5 27 14 1992 FA-Raiders (1991)
Frank Winters       52    C 6- 3 295 West Illinois    4  9 31 16 1992 Plan B-Kansas City
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1995 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD
NAME                POS COLLEGE           HOW ACQUIRED
Robert Bass          LB Miami (FL)        1995 FA
Dirk Borgognone       K Pacific           1995 FA
Shannon Clavelle     DE Colorado          1995 FA - Buffalo
Seth Dittman          T Stanford          1995 FA
Jeff Fields          DT Arkansas State    1995 FA - LA Rams
Reggie Holt           S Wisconsin         1995 FA
Mike McCoy           QB Utah              1995 FA
Randy Neal           LB Virginia          1995 FA
Charlie Simmons      WR Georgia Tech      1995 Draft - 6th round
Joe Wood              K Air Force         1995 FA
Ronnie Woolfork      LB Colorado          1995 FA - Miami
Bold - Made Active Roster
1995 PACKERS DRAFT (April 22-23, 1995)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1    22 Traded to Carolina in 1995 draft-day trade
1    32 Craig Newsome        CB Arizona State (A) 
2    53 Traded to Miami in Keith Jackson/Mark Ingram trades
3a   65 Darius Holland       DT Colorado      (A)
3b   66 William Henderson    FB N. Carolina   (B) 
3c   73 Brian Williams       LB USC           (C) 
3d   84 Traded to Cleveland
3d   90 Antonio Freeman      WR Virginia Tech (D) 
4   117 Jeff Miller           T Mississippi 
5   152 Traded to LA Raiders for Charles Jordan
5a  160 Jay Barker           QB Alabama       (D)
5b  170 Travis Jervey        RB The Citadel   (B)
6   173 Charlie Simmons      WR Georgia Tech  (A)
7   230 Adam Timmerman        G S. Dakota St.
A-From Carolina in 1995 draft-day trade B-From Jacksonville in Mark Brunell trade C-From Seattle for Corey Harris D-From Cleveland
Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers
FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS SIGNED - None
PLAYERS LOST - DT Matt Brock (N.Y. Jets), DE Don Davey (Jacksonville), S Tim Hauck (Denver), TE Reggie Johnson (Philadelphia), LB Bryce Paup (Buffalo), G Joe Sims (Philadelphia), RB Darrell Thompson (Chicago), TE Ed West (Indianapolis)
FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS LOST - CB Corey Harris (Seattle)
TRANSISTION PLAYER DESIGNATION - S LeRoy Butler
1995 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (3-1)
AUGUST (3-1)                           RESULT       RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
5  MADISON-NEW ORLEANS SAINTS         W 27-17       1- 0-0 49,071 Brett Favre             Russell White (41)          Ty Detmer (82)              Antonio Freeman (3-33)
13 at Pittsburgh Steelers             W 36-13       2- 0-0 49,025 Brett Favre             Russell White (31)          Ty Detmer (151)             Charles Jordan (5-55)
19 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS                 L 17-20 (OT)  2- 1-0 55,624 Brett Favre             Russell White (68)          Brett Favre (159)           Antonio Freeman (3-59)
26 WASHINGTON REDSKINS                W 35-23       3- 1-0 58,824 Brett Favre             Marcus Wilson (72)          Brett Favre (101)           Mark Chmura (4-59)
1995 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (11-5)
SEPTEMBER (3-1)
3  ST. LOUIS RAMS (0-0)               L 14-17       0- 1-0 60,104 Brett Favre             Brett Favre (27)            Brett Favre (299)           Robert Brooks (8-70)
11 at Chicago Bears (1-0)             W 27-24       1- 1-0 64,855 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (96)          Brett Favre (312)           Robert Brooks (8-161)
17 NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2)              W 14- 6       2- 1-0 60,117 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (87)          Brett Favre (141)           Robert Brooks (5-47)
24 at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3)      W 24-14       3- 1-0 66,744 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (66)          Brett Favre (202)           Dorsey Levens (4-49)
OCTOBER (2-2)
8  at Dallas Cowboys (4-1)            L 24-34       3 -2-0 64,806 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (50)          Brett Favre (295)           Robert Brooks (10-124)
15 DETROIT LIONS (2-3)                W 30-21       4- 2-0 60,302 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (77)          Brett Favre (342)           Mark Chumra (5-61)
22 MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-3)            W 38-21       5- 2-0 60,332 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (71)          Brett Favre (295)           Mark Chmura (5-101)
29 at Detroit Lions (2-5)             L 16-24       5- 3-0 73,462 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (121)         Brett Favre (304)           Robert Brooks (6-127)
NOVEMBER (3-1)
5  at Minnesota Vikings (3-5)         L 24-27       5- 4-0 62,839 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (70)          Brett Favre (177)           Robert Brooks (9-120)
12 CHICAGO BEARS (6-3)                W 35-28       6- 4-0 59,996 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (26)          Brett Favre (336)           Robert Brooks (6-138)
19 at Cleveland Browns (4-6)          W 31-20       7- 4-0 55,388 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (71)          Brett Favre (210)           Robert Brooks (5-48)
26 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-5)         W 35-13       8- 4-0 59,218 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (60)          Brett Favre (267)           Robert Brooks (6-114)
DECEMBER (3-1)
3  CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7)           W 24-10       9- 4-0 60,318 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (80)          Brett Favre (339)           Mark Chmura (7-109)
10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-7)      L 10-13 (OT)  9- 5-0 67,557 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (42)          Brett Favre (285)           Robert Brooks (9-122)
16 at New Orleans Saints (6-8)        W 34-23      10- 5-0 50,132 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (80)          Brett Favre (308)           Robert Brooks (5-118)
24 PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-4)         W 24-19      11- 5-0 60,649 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (57)          Brett Favre (301)           Robert Brooks (11-137)
1995 PLAYOFFS (2-1)
DECEMBER - NFC WILDCARD PLAYOFF
31 ATLANTA FALCONS (9-7)              W 37-20              60,453 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (108)         Brett Favre (199)           Robert Brooks (7-73)
JANUARY - NFC DIVISIONAL PLAYOFF
6  at San Francisco 49ers (11-5)      W 27-17              69,311 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (51)          Brett Favre (299)           Robert Brooks (4-103)
NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
14 at Dallas Cowboys (13-4)           L 27-38              65,135 Brett Favre             Edgar Bennett (46)          Brett Favre (307)           Robert Brooks (6-105)
(MADISON) - Ty Detmer atoned for a pair of fumbles with two touchdown passes, and Charles Jordan returned a kickoff 96 yards for a score as Green Bay downed New Orleans. Detmer, who tied the game at 17 with a 7-yard pass to rookie Antonio Freeman in the third quarter, hooked up with Mike Bartrum on a 17-yard scoring pass four seconds into the fourth quarter. Detmer, Brett Favre's new backup, completed 7-of-9 passes for 82 yards with no interceptions. Favre was ineffective in one quarter, completing just 2-of-8. Jim Everett completed 9-of-11 passes for 79 yards for the Saints. 
NEW ORLEANS -  0 14  3  0 - 17
GREEN BAY   -  3  7  7 10 - 27
                     NEW ORLEANS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            15
Rush-yards                 28-73        32-150
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-29-164-1-2 12-24-132-2-0
Yards sacked                2-12          1-10
Total Passing Yards          152           122
Total yards                  225           272
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-3
Turnovers                      2             3
Yards penalized             4-20          6-40
Time of Possession         33:19         26:41
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - NO - Irv Smith, 11-yard pass from Jim Everett (Cary Blanchard kick) NEW ORLEANS 7-3
2nd - NO - Derek Brown, 2-yard run (Scott Szeredy kick) NEW ORLEANS 14-3
2nd - GB - Jordan, 96-yard kickoff return (Jacke kick) NEW ORLEANS 14-10
3rd - NO - Blanchard, 31-yard field goal NEW ORLEANS 17-10
3rd - GB - Freeman, 7-yard pass from Detmer (Jacke kick) TIED 17-17
4th - GB - Bartrum, 17-yard pass from Detmer (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 24-17
4th - GB - Jacke, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Russell White 7-41, Travis Jervey 10-34, Dorsey Levens 4-16, Brian Satterfield 3-15, Ty Detmer 3-14
NEW ORLEANS - Vaughn Dunbar 8-23, Mario Bates 9-19, Ray Zellars 6-16, Doug Nussmeier 1-6, Derek Brown 2-5 1 TD, Lorenzo Neal 1-3, Jim Everett 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 8-2-16, Ty Detmer 9-7-82 2 TD, T.J. Rubley 7-3-34
NEW ORLEANS - Jim Everett 11-9-78 1 TD, Doug Nussmeier 6-4-30, Tommy Hodson 12-5-56 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 3-33 1 TD, Brian Satterfield 3-31, Mike Bartrum 1-17 1 TD, Jeff Thomason 1-17, Robert Jackson 1-12, Terry Mickens 1-9, Edgar Bennett 1-7, Bill Schroeder 1-6
NEW ORLEANS - Wesley Walls 6-34, Ray Zellars 3-34, Irv Smith 3-20 1 TD, Torrance Small 1-30, Derrick Ned 1-13, Marty Thompson 1-13, Kirk Botkin 1-11, Tyrone Johnson 1-5, Adam Henry 1-3
(GREEN BAY) - Backup Jim Harbaugh showed the poise under pressure that starter Craig Erickson lacked, guiding the Colts Saturday. Mike Cofer, who missed a 40-yard field goal with 13 seconds left in regulation, hit a 20-yarder 3:30 into overtime. Cofer's fourth field goal atoned for two earlier misses and came after Green Bay backup quarterback Ty Detmer fumbled at his 33 and Derwin Gray recovered his second fumble of the day. Harbaugh, who started nine games for the Colts last year but was relegated to backup when Indianapolis lured Erickson from Tampa Bay, hit Lamont Warren for 30 yards to the 3 setting up Cofer's game winner. Harbaugh was 15-of-24 for 187 yards and ran four times for 30 more. But before his big plays against reserves, Green Bay's offensive and defensive units made their biggest plays in the final two minutes of the first half. Brett Favre, who was 13-of-20 for 159 yards, gave Green Bay a 17-6 lead with a pair of TD throws in the final 1:47 of the first half. Behind Erickson, the Colts had three incompletions, minus -8 yards and a punt in a pair of two-minute drills before halftime. Favre's 25-yard touchdown to Terry Mickens gave Green Bay a 10-6 lead. The Packers lost LB James Willis with a fractured right fibula.
INDIANAPOLIS -  6  0  3  6  3 - 17
GREEN BAY    -  0 17  0  0  0 - 20
                    INDIANAPOLIS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   28            14
Rush-yards                34-134        20-114
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 28-50-268-1-0 17-29-193-2-1
Yards sacked                3-18          3-24
Total Passing Yards          250           169
Total yards                  384           283
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           4-3
Turnovers                      2             4
Yards penalized             2-10          8-66
Time of Possession         38:03         23:17
SCORING
1st - IND - Mike Cofer, 50-yard field goal INDIANAPOLIS 3-0
1st - IND - Cofer, 32-yard field goal INDIANAPOLIS 6-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 38-yard field goal INDIANAPOLIS 6-3
2nd - GB - Mickens, 25-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 10-6
2nd - GB - Chmura, 4-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 17-6
3rd - IND - Cofer, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-6
4th - IND - Zack Crockett, 3-yard pass from Mike Harbaugh (Lamont Warren pass fr Harbaugh) IND 17-17
OT - IND - Cofer, 20-yard field goal INDIANAPOLIS 20-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Russell White 10-68, Robert Brooks 1-24, Travis Jervey 5-18, Ty Detmer 1-3, Brett Favre 1-1, Dorsey Levens 1-0, Marcus Wilson 1-0
INDIANAPOLIS - Jim Harbaugh 4-30, Ronald Humphrey 4-30, Roosevelt Potts 5-22, Marshall Faulk 4-20, Lamont Warren 13-19, Craig Erickson 1-8, Paul Justin 2-5, Zack Crockett 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 20-13-159 2 TD 1 INT, Ty Detmer 9-4-34
INDIANAPOLIS - Craig Erickson 18-7-31, Paul Justin 8-6-50, Jim Harbaugh 24-15-187 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 3-59, Terry Mickens 3-35 1 TD, Mark Chmura 3-29 1 TD, Robert Brooks 2-17, Anthony Morgan 2-7, Mike Bartrum 1-16, Dorsey Levens 1-16, Charles Jordan 1-9, Russell White 1-5
INDIANAPOLIS - Brian Stablein 5-63, Aaron Bailey 4-39, Clif Groce 4-28, Ken Dilger 3-41, Lamont Warren 2-34, Flipper Anderson 2-19, Bradford Banta 1-18, Floyd Turner 1-15, Ben Bronson 1-13, Roosevelt Potts 1-6, Ronald Humphrey 1-4, Zack Crockett 1-3, Marshall Faulk 1-(-6), Kipp Vickers 1-(-9)
(PITTSBURGH) - Brett Favre and Kevin Greene led a long injury list as the Packers beat the fumble-fingered Steelers on Sunday in an exhibition game played in 93-degree heat and uncomfortable humidity. With both teams laboring in a late-summer game moved to an afternoon start to accommodate NBC-TV, Green Bay turned five Pittsburgh turnovers, three in a span of 4:36, and a safety into all but three of its points. But the Packers lost Favre, their two-time Pro Bowl quarterback, to a concussion when he was leveled by a second-quarter blindside hit by All-Pro linebacker Greg Lloyd. Four other Packers left with various injuries, and Greene, the 1994 NFL sacks leader, broke his left hand in the first half.
GREEN BAY  - 14  6 16  0 - 36
PITTSBURGH -  0  7  0  6 - 13
                       GREEN BAY    PITTSBURGH
First downs                   19            19
Rush-yards                31-103         22-70
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-199-2-0 24-41-276-2-2
Yards sacked                 3-8           2-7
Total Passing Yards          191           269
Total yards                  294           339
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           3-3
Turnovers                      0             5
Yards penalized             3-15          4-30
Time of Possession         30:06         29:54
SCORING
1st - GB - Butler, 29-yard interception return (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Brooks, 20-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - PIT - Ernie Mills, 15-yd pass from Neil O'Donnell (Dean Biasucci kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
2nd - GB - Jacke, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-7
3rd - GB - Safety, James Parrish holding in end zone GREEN BAY 22-7
3rd - GB - R. White, 8-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 29-7
3rd - GB - Thomason, 13-yard pass from Detmer (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 36-7
4th - PIT - Johnnie Barnes, 37-yard pass from Mike Tomczak (Run failed) GREEN BAY 36-13
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Russell White 8-31 1 TD, Travis Jervey 8-28, Brett Favre 1-18, Ty Detmer 1-8, Marcus Wilson 3-7, Edgar Bennett 6-6, Dorsey Levens 4-5
PITTSBURGH - Erric Pegram 5-24, Bam Morris 7-16, Anthony Daigle 2-16, Fred McAfee 3-10, Ed Toner 2-5, John L. Williams 2-1, Mike Tomczak 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 6-3-49 1 TD, Ty Detmer 22-15-151 1 TD, T.J. Rubley 2-1-(-1)
PITTSURGH - Neil O'Donnell 14-11-123 1 TD 1 INT, Jim Miller 13-7-81, Mike Tomczak 14-6-72 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Charles Jordan 5-59, Mark Ingram 3-20, Robert Brooks 2-40 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 2-30, Marcus Wilson 2-3, Jeff Thomason 1-13 1 TD, Mark Chmura 1-10, Antonio Freeman 1-10, Anthony Morgan 1-9, Edgar Bennett 1-5
PITTSBURGH - Andre Hastings 4-51, Doug Grant 4-46, Johnnie Barnes 3-63 1 TD, Ernie Mills 3-47 1 TD, Yancey Thigpen 3-19, Mark Bruener 1-21, Craig Thompson 1-15, John L. Williams 1-9, Anthony Daigle 1-8, Fred McAfee 1-4, Bam Morris 1-(-1), Erric Pegram 1-(-6)
(GREEN BAY) - Dorsey Levens scored on a pair of 5-yard runs and caught a 1-yard touchdown pass for Green Bay. The Packers gained 233 yards on the ground, didn't fumble for the first time in the preseason and got three rushing TDs in the third period to take control. Behind second-year quarterback Heath Shuler, the Redskins' first-string offense finally scored its first touchdown of the preseason. Reggie Brooks ran it in from the 4 with 26 seconds left in the first half, giving Washington a 17-14 lead.
WASHINGTON -  3 14  0  6 - 23
GREEN BAY  -  7  7 21  0 - 35
                      WASHINGTON     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            31
Rush-yards                28-116        42-233
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  11-20-85-1-1 15-23-161-1-1
Yards sacked                 0-0           0-0
Total Passing Yards           85           161
Total yards                  201           394
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Yards penalized            11-86          5-35
Time of Possession         24:37         35:23
SCORING
1st - GB - Levens, 1-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - WASH - Eddie Murray, 29-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - WASH - Tom Carter, 72-yard interception return (Murray kick) WASHINGTON 10-7
2nd - GB - Levens, 5-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - WASH - Reggie Brooks, 4-yard run (Murray kick) WASHINGTON 17-14
3rd - GB - Levens, 5-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 21-17
3rd - GB - Wilson, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 28-17
3rd - GB - Jervey, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 35-17
4th - WASH - Brooks, 5-yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Run failed) GREEN BAY 35-23
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Marcus Wilson 8-72 1 TD, Russell White 9-67, Travis Jervey 12-39 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 8-34 2 TD, Edgar Bennett 2-13, Robert Brooks 1-9, Brett Favre 2-(-1)
WASHINGTON - Reggie Brooks 12-47 1 TD, Terry Allen 6-33, Brian Mitchell 2-9, Leslie Shepherd 1-9, Cedric Smith 1-9, William Bell 3-5, Larry Jones 2-3, Marc Logan 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 17-9-101 1 TD 1 INT, Ty Detmer 6-6-60
WASHINGTON - Heath Shuler 10-6-52, Gus Frerotte 10-5-33 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Mark Chmura 4-59, Antonio Freeman 3-19, Anthony Morgan 2-24, Marcus Wilson 2-24, Charles Jordan 1-17, Mark Ingram 1-13, Robert Brooks 1-4, Dorsey Levens 1-1 1 TD
WASHINGTON - Reggie Brooks 3-17 1 TD, Henry Ellard 2-13, Marc Logan 1-13, Leslie Shepherd 1-13, Michael Westbrook 1-12, William Bell 1-7, Tydus Winans 1-6, James Jenkins 1-4
(GREEN BAY) - The St. Louis Rams switched coaches, addresses and philosophies philosophies, and on Sunday their luck changed, too. The Rams, who fled Anaheim, last winter and replaced coach Chuck Knox with Rich Brooks, picked off Brett Favre three times and snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 17-14 victory over host Green Bay. The new Rams, playing before a record crowd of 60,104 at Lambeau Field, where the Packers had won 10 straight, got a stunning performance by WR Isaac Bruce to offset their miserable rushing attack. In his first NFL start, Bruce blocked a punt in the second quarter, recovered it and then hauled in a touchdown pass five seconds later for a 7-0 halftime lead.
ST. LOUIS -  0  7  7  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  7 - 14
                       ST. LOUIS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   11            21
Rush-yards-TDs           23-54-0       18-53-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-166-2-0 29-51-299-2-3
Sacked-yards                5-33          4-37
Net pass yards               133           262
Total yards                  187           315
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      0             3
Penalties-yards             6-42          9-75
SCORING
2nd - STL - Isaac Bruce, 23-yd pass from Chris Miller (Steve McLaughlin kick) 10:59 ST. LOUIS 7-0
3rd - GB - Chumura, 7-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 6:47 TIED 7-7
3rd - STL - Alexander Wright, 30-yd pass from Miller (McLaughlin kick) 11:58 ST. LOUIS 14-7
4th - STL - McLaughlin, 19-yard field goal 9:38 ST. LOUIS 17-7
4th - GB - Jordan, 11-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 13:24 ST. LOUIS 17-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 4-27, Edgar Bennett 10-21, Dorsey Levens 3-10, Robert Brooks 1-(-5)
ST. LOUIS - Leonard Russell 10-36, Chris Miller 3-6, Todd Kinchen 1-5, Jerome Bettis 7-4, Johnny Bailey 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 51-29-299 2 TD 3 INT
ST. LOUIS - Chris Miller 30-19-166 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 8-70, Mark Chmura 7-97 1 TD, Mark Ingram 6-77, Dorsey Levens 2-23, Anthony Morgan 2-11, Edgar Bennett 2-2, Charles Jordan 1-11 1 TD, Jeff Thomason 1-7
ST. LOUIS - Isaac Bruce 4-55 1 TD, Jessie Hester 3-26, Troy Drayton 3-13, Alexander Wright 2-48 1 TD, Todd Kinchen 2-11, Marv Cook 2-8, Johnny Bailey 2-1, Leonard Russell 1-4
The Packers’ eighteenth appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated came in the fourth year of the Mike Holmgren-Ron Wolf era. The event which put them there was their somewhat surprising manhandling of the 49ers 27-17 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game in San Francisco at the end of the 1995 season. Pictured on the cover is quarterback Brett Favre, with the headline: “Bring on the Cowboys... Brett Favre and the Packers Dethrone the 49ers.” In the two-page photo spread which opens the article, SI states: “True to its word, Green Bay whipped defending champion San Francisco.” The article says, “Mike Holmgren, the Green Bay Packer coach, had spent a week assuring his players — and anyone else who would listen — that they were capable of dethroning the Super Bowl champion San Francisco 49ers in last Saturday’s NFC Divisional game.” “Before the game, Holmgren told his team, ‘We can beat these guys, but it’s not about outsmarting them or having a better scheme... football is about kicking someone’s (butt), Football is about physically pounding the opponent. If you want to win this game, you have to beat the crap out of these guys.” “While there were many logical explanations for the stunning outcome — beginning with Green Bay defensive coordinator Fritz Shurmur’s ingenuity and extending to the offensive blueprint drawn up by Holmgren and his offensive coordinator, Sherman Lewis — the Pack also rode intangibles to this victory. ‘I’ve never been around a team quite like this,’ Holmgren said afterward. ‘I think this team is special because the players are so unselfish.’ ” The win propelled the Packers into the national NFL consciousness as a potential force to be dealt with, after decades of ineptitude. They would go to Dallas the next week to play the Cowboys for the right to represent the NFC in Super Bowl XXX... however, they would fall short after leading into the fourth quarter, 38-27. (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White and quarterback Brett Favre leave the field after a 35-28 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Nov. 12, 1995. Favre threw five touchdown passes in the game despite an badly sprained ankle. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
"He just knocked me goofy," said Brett Favre of the hit put on him by Steelers linebacker Kevin Greene. The Green Bay quarterback took his licks in the season finale, but kept the Packers ticking.  (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
Packer tight end Mark Chmura scores the game-winning TD in the third quarter against the Steelers. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)
ABOVE - Finally, division champs \ Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren hugs Sean Jones after the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to win the NFC Central Division outright for the first time since 1972.  (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)

BELOW - Johnny Holland applies pressure to Cleveland QB Vinny Testaverde in the first Browns home game since their announcement of a move to Baltimore (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Dorsey Levens in action in the season opener against the "new" St. Louis Rams (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Doug Evans chases down Jacksonville WR Cedric Tillman (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(CHICAGO) - Green Bay's offense carried the Packers in the first half Monday night. The defense came to the rescue in the second. The Packers, behind a record 99-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Robert Brooks, jumped to a 24-7 halftime lead and then held on for a 27-24 victory. Chicago was on the Packers' 2-yard line, trailing 27-21 after a blocked punt and threatening to take the lead. But the Packers held and forced a field goal with nine minutes to go. The Packers moved to the Bears' 12 but botched a field goal attempt, giving Chicago one last chance. But with two minutes left, Reggie White forced a fumble and Wayne Simmons recovered with 1:59 to play and Green Bay had beaten its oldest rival again. Green Bay, which won both games with the Bears last season by a combined 73-9 score, appeared on the way to another lopsided victory. But a fourth-quarter interception by Donnell Woolford, who'd been burned on the 99-yarder, and a blocked punt by Anthony Marshall, giving the Bears the ball at the 2, put Chicago in position to win. After the Packers twice stopped Rashaan Salaam from the 2, Erik Kramer lofted a pass in the corner to Jeff Graham, who caught the ball out of bounds. Kevin Butler's 20-yard field goal then made it 27-24 with just more than nine minutes remaining. Favre was ready to put the game away. He hit Mark Chmura for a 20-yarder and connected on a 13-yarder to Edgar Bennett. Dorsey Levens then carried 21 yards to the Bears' 12. But Green Bay couldn't get in the end zone and this time a fumbled snap on a field goal attempt gave the Bears another chance. But White sacked Kramer and forced a fumble and Simmons recovered at the Bears' 22 and the Packers ran out the clock, sending Chicago to its eighth straight Monday night loss - five at home.
GREEN BAY - 14 10  3  0 - 27
CHICAGO   -  0  7  7 10 - 24
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   23            17
Rush-yards-TDs          36-125-0       24-92-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-38-312-3-1 15-25-162-1-1
Sacked-yards                 2-6          2-11
Net pass yards               306           151
Total yards                  431           243
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           3-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards              1-5          3-31
SCORING
1st - GB - Brooks, 5-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 6:19 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Morgan, 15-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 14:27 GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Brooks, 99-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 4:52 GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - CHI- Rashaan Salaam, 1-yard run (Kevin Butler kick) 10:02 GREEN BAY 21-7
2nd - GB - Hentrich, 32-yard field goal 14:39 GREEN BAY 24-7
3rd - GB - Hentrich, 39-yard field goal 8:39 GREEN BAY 27-7
3rd - CHI - Jim Flanigan, 2-yard pass from Erik Kramer (Butler kick) 14:32 GREEN BAY 27-14
4th - CHI - Salaam, 8-yard run (Butler kick) 3:03 GREEN BAY 27-21
4th - CHI - Butler, 20-yard field goal 5:58 GREEN BAY 27-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 30-96, Dorsey Levens 2-22, Brett Favre 4-7
CHICAGO - Robert Green 10-63, Rashaan Salaam 11-29 2 TD, Anthony Johnson 1-2, Erik Kramer 2-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 37-21-312 3 TD 1 INT, Ty Detmer 1-0-0
CHICAGO - Erik Kramer 25-15-162 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 8-161 2 TD, Mark Chmura 3-35, Mark Ingram 3-27, Dorsey Levens 2-24, Edgar Bennett 2-11, Terry Mickens 1-24, Anthony Morgan 1-15 1 TD, Jeff Thomason 1-15
CHICAGO - Robert Green 5-55, Curtis Conway 3-63, Jeff Graham 2-21, Anthony Johnson 2-13, Tony Carter 2-8, Jim Flanigan 1-2 1 TD
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre was good enough in the first half, and that's all he and the Green Bay Packers needed against the New York Giants. Favre threw touchdown passes to Mark Ingram and Robert Brooks and the Packers' defense made it stand up Sunday in a 14-6 victory over the winless Giants. The loss marked the first time coach Dan Reeves has started a season 0-3. Green Bay, 9-23-1 in the first three weeks of the past 11 seasons, moved to 2-1 for the first time since 1982. The Giants outgained the Packers, 303 yards to 198 but could only manage two field goals.
NY GIANTS -  0  3  0  3 -  6
GREEN BAY -  7  7  0  0 - 14
                       NY GIANTS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            16
Rush-yards-TDs          24-116-0       25-85-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-50-199-0-1 14-25-141-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-12          4-28
Net pass yards               187           113
Total yards                  303           198
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards            11-79          6-49
SCORING
1st - GB - Ingram, 11-yard pass from Favre (Hentrich kick) 4:50 GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Brooks, 19-yard pass from Favre (Hentrich kick) 5:54 GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - NYG - Brad Daluiso, 37-yard field goal 9:14 GREEN BAY 14-3
4th - NYG - Daluiso, 32-yard field goal 11:39 GREEN BAY 14-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 23-87, Dorsey Levens 1-0, Brett Favre 1-(-2)
NY GIANTS - Rodney Hampton 16-86, Herschel Walker 3-14, Dave Brown 3-9, Tyrone Wheatley 1-7, Mike Horan 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 25-14-141 2 TD
NY GIANTS - Dave Brown 50-23-199 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 5-47 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 3-27, Antonio Freeman 2-32, Mark Chmura 2-22, Mark Ingram 1-11 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 1-2
NY GIANTS - Mike Sherrard 7-74, Herschel Walker 6-32, Chris Calloway 3-35, Arthur Marshall 2-25, Howard Cross 2-24, Aaron Pierce 2-8, Rodney Hampton 1-1
(JACKSONVILLE) - With a pair of touchdown passes, Brett Favre joined some select company Sunday night. Favre tied an NFL record held by Dan Marino, Johnny Unitas and Don Meredith when he threw for at least two TDs in his 12th straight game, and the Green Bay defense stymied host Jacksonville for a 24-14 victory. Green Bay, off to its best since a 4-1 beginning to the strike-shortened 1982 season, could have beaten the expansion Jaguars even worse, but the Packers had a pass intercepted near the goal line, missed a field goal, failed to cover an on-sides kick and gave up a long punt return which led to a Jacksonville touchdown. Still, the Jaguar offense, rated last in the NFL, couldn't take advantage of its chances, even with the return of LT Tony Boselli, the No. 2 overall selection in the April draft who missed all of the preseason and the first three games with an injured left knee. Favre tied the record with two impressive scoring throws. His first was a 6-yarder to Robert Brooks in the middle of three defenders which gave the Packers a 10-0 lead in the final minute of the first half. After the Jaguars made it 17-7, Favre reached the record book by rolling to his left under pressure, throwing off the wrong foot just as he was hit and unleashing a 29-yard touchdown to Anthony Morgan with 9:08 remaining.
GREEN BAY    -  0 10  7  7 - 24
JACKSONVILLE -  0  0  0 14 - 14
                       GREEN BAY  JACKSONVILLE
First downs                   16            13
Rush-yards-TDs          29-129-1       23-76-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-30-202-2-1 16-29-156-2-0
Sacked-yards                 2-9          5-31
Net pass yards               193           125
Total yards                  322           201
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             9-70          8-52
SCORING
2nd - GB - Hentrich, 49-yard field goal 3:53 GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Brooks, 6-yard pass from Favre (Hentrich kick) 14:04 GREEN BAY 10-0
3rd - GB - Levens, 2-yard run (Hentrich kick) 10:22 GREEN BAY 17-0
3rd - JACK - Willie Jackson, 8-yd pass from Mark Brunell (Mike Hollis kick) 0:57 GREEN BAY 17-7
4th - GB - Morgan, 29-yard pass from Favre (Hentrich kick) 10:08 GREEN BAY 24-7
4th - JACK - Jackson, 3-yd pass from Brunell (Hollis kick) 13:58 GREEN BAY 24-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 21-66, Brett Favre 2-39, William Henderson 1-17, Dorsey Levens 3-9 1 TD, Ty Detmer 2-(-2)
JACKSONVILLE - James Stewart 13-38, Mark Brunell 4-28, Vaughn Dunbar 1-5, Le'Shai Maston 1-4, Ryan Christopherson 4-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 30-20-202 2 TD 1 INT
JACKSONVILLE - Mark Brunell 29-16-156 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 4-49, Robert Brooks 4-30 1 TD, Anthony Morgan 3-51 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 3-12, Mark Chmura 2-24, Mark Ingram 2-9, Antonio Freeman 1-17, Jeff Thomason 1-10
JACKSONVILLE - Willie Jackson 7-66 2 TD, Cedric Tillman 3-21, Desmond Howard 2-24, Le'Shai Maston 1-15, Pete Mitchell 1-15, Vaughn Dunbar 1-8, Randy Jordan 1-7
(DALLAS) - Troy Aikman wasn't supposed to play. He did, and the Packers wish he didn't. Nursing a sore right calf muscle and lacking a solid week of practice, Aikman looked in Super Bowl form Sunday as he threw two touchdown passes to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 34-24 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers. The Cowboys earned their sixth consecutive victory over the Packers, who boasted the NFL's top-rated defense and were off to their best start since 1982. Aikman said he was extremely doubtful for the game but a week of constant ice wraps, massages and electrical stimulus treatments, along with Green Bay secondary lapses, proved a perfect remedy. He hit 24 of 31 passes for 316 yards, his ninth NFL passing day of 300 yards or more and fourth against the Packers. Aikman was hurt in the first period of a 27-23 loss to Washington last Sunday and missed the rest of the game. He didn't wander far from the pocket against the Packers and was sacked only once. Green Bay rallied from a 21-point deficit behind Brett Favre, who ran 4 and 21 yards for touchdowns and hit TE Mark Chmura with an 11-yard scoring pass. Emmitt Smith rushed for over 100 yards for the fourth time this season and scored on runs of 1 and 16 yards.
GREEN BAY -  0  3  7 14 - 24
DALLAS    -  0 17  7 10 - 34
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   20            25
Rush-yards-TDs           19-74-2      34-136-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-41-295-1-1 24-31-316-2-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-4
Net pass yards               295           312
Total yards                  369           448
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             5-30          5-25
SCORING
2nd - DAL - Novacek, 10-yard pass from Aikman (Chris Boniol kick) 0:47 DALLAS 7-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 42-yard field goal 4:54 DALLAS 7-3
2nd - GB - Boniol, 24-yard field goal 11:02 DALLAS 10-3
2nd - DAL - Emmitt Smith, 1-yard run (Boniol kick) 14:33 DALLAS 17-3
3rd - DAL - Michael Irvin, 48-yard pass from Aikman (Boniol kick) 8:21 DALLAS 24-3
3rd - GB - Favre, 4-yard run (Jacke kick) 12:33 DALLAS 24-10
4th - DAL - Smith, 16 run (Boniol kick) 0:49 DALLAS 31-10
4th - GB - Chmura, 11-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 2:40 DALLAS 31-17
4th - GB - Favre, 21-yard run (Jacke kick) 6:47 DALLAS 31-24
4th - DAL - Boniol, 35-yard field goal 13:00 DALLAS 34-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 16-50, Brett Favre 2-25 2 TD, William Henderson 1-(-1)
DALLAS - Emmitt Smith 31-106 2 TD, Daryl Johnston 2-20, Sherman Williams 1-10
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 41-21-295 1 TD 1 INT
DALLAS - Troy Aikman 31-24-316 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 10-124, Edgar Bennett 4-79, Anthony Morgan 3-21, Mark Chmura 2-32 1 TD, Charles Jordan 1-30, William Henderson 1-9
DALLAS - Michael Irvin 8-150 1 TD, Jay Novacek 7-83 1 TD, Daryl Johnson 3-43, Emmitt Smith 3-19, Kevin Williams 2-18, Sherman Williams 1-3
(GREEN BAY) - The Green Bay Packers didn't have to hold Barry Sanders to negative yardage this time. They buried the Detroit Lions too deep for it to matter. Brett Favre threw for 342 yards, Edgar Bennett gained 148 yards from scrimmage and Chris Jacke kicked three field goals as the Packers built a 20-0 halftime lead and won 30-21 Sunday. The Packers used tight coverage to befuddle Lions quarterback Scott Mitchell, and George Teague's interception ended Detroit's last gasp with 1:11 left. The Lions pulled to 27-21 early in the final period on Herman Moore's leaping 8-yard touchdown catch on fourth down, his second of the day. But the Packers, behind Charles Jordan's career-longest 35-yard catch to the Lions' 36, responded with Jacke's third field goal, from 20 yards with 7:58 left. Sanders finished with 18 carries for 124 yards, but had no touchdowns in his first trip to Lambeau Field since his forgettable performance in the playoffs last New Year's Eve. On that day, Sanders, fresh off the fourth-best rushing season in NFL history, was held to minus-1 yard on 13 carries in his worst day as a pro as the Lions lost 16-12. Bennett, who signed a three-year, $3.9 million contract on Thursday, gamed 77 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries and added four catches for 71 yards, all in the first half. Favre, 7-2 against Detroit, completed 23 of 34 passes for two touchdowns. He was 15-for-19 for 215 yards and a TD in the first half alone. Mitchell was just 4-for-14 for 25 yards in the first half and finished 17-for-41 for 205 yards and three TDs.
DETROIT   -  0  0 14  7 - 21
GREEN BAY -  3 17  7  3 - 30
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            26
Rush-yards-TDs          20-129-0      37-109-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-41-205-3-1 23-34-342-2-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0          2-15
Net pass yards               205           327
Total yards                  334           436
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             7-56          2-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 42-yard field goal 9:18 GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Levens, 7-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 0:04 GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 43-yard field goal 8:10 GREEN BAY 13-0
2nd - GB - Bennett, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) 13:43 GREEN BAY 20-0
3rd - DET - Moore, 17-yard pass from Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick) 2:35 GREEN BAY 20-7
3rd - GB - Brooks, 12-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 8:02 GREEN BAY 27-7
3rd - DET - Morton, 16-yard pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick) 10:55 GREEN BAY 27-14
4th - DET - Moore, 8-yard pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick) 1:10 GREEN BAY 27-21
4th - GB - Jacke, 20-yard field goal 7:02 GREEN BAY 30-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 29-77 1 TD, Robert Brooks 1-21, Brett Favre 5-12, William Henderson 1-1, Dorsey Levens 1-(-2)
DETROIT - Barry Sanders 18-124, Scott Mitchell 2-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 34-23-342 2 TD
DETROIT - Scott Mitchell 41-17-205 3 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Mark Chmura 5-61, Edgar Bennett 4-71, Robert Brooks 4-66 1 TD, Mark Ingram 4-61, Dorsey Levens 4-36 1 TD, Charles Jordan 2-47
DETROIT - Brett Perriman 5-84, Johnnie Morton 5-62 1 TD, Herman Moore 4-41 2 TD, Ron Hall 3-18
(GREEN BAY) - Now that the Green Bay Packers are good enough for TE Keith Jackson, the question is: Aren't they just fine without him? Brett Favre tied a career best with four touchdown passes and fill-in TE Mark Chmura caught five passes for a career-high 101 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay's 38-21 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. With a bundled up Jackson looking on, along with a record crowd of 60,332 at Lambeau Field, Favre hit 22 of 43 passes for 295 yards in leading the Packers into a first-place tie with Chicago in the NFC Central. Jackson, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, ended his 91-day "retirement" Friday, agreeing to report under terms of the final year of a four-year, $6 million contract he signed with the Miami Dolphins in 1992. The Packers traded for Jackson in March, figuring he could be the offensive threat to replace Sterling Sharpe, who was released following spinal surgery. But Jackson didn't report until last week. With the Packers off to their best start since 1978, he said he longed to be part of a winner. But he said he wouldn't have shown up had the Packers started poorly. Chmura's 22-yard diving grab set up Favre's 5-yard TD toss to Dorsey Levens to break a 14-14 tie.
MINNESOTA -  7  7  0  7 - 21
GREEN BAY -  7  7  7 17 - 38
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            22
Rush-yards-TDs           23-93-2       23-69-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 26-52-213-1-3 22-43-295-4-0
Sacked-yards                3-43          3-18
Net pass yards               170           277
Total yards                  263           346
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-1
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             5-35          5-23
SCORING
1st - GB - Chmura, 12-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 4:10 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - MINN - Robert Smith, 4-yard run (Faud Reveiz kick) 9:10 TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Jordan, 5-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 1:07 GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - MINN - Jake Reed, 2-yard pass from Moon (Reveiz kick) 14:00 TIED 14-14
3rd - GB - Levens, 5-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 10:38 GREEN BAY 21-14
4th - GB - Bennett, 6-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 3:09 GREEN BAY 28-14
4th - GB - Jones, recovered fumble in end zone (Jacke kick) 3:57 GREEN BAY 35-14
4th - MINN - Amp Lee, 3-yard run (Reveiz kick) 9:47 GREEN BAY 35-21
4th - GB - Jacke, 26-yard field goal 12:29 GREEN BAY 38-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 19-71, Brett Favre 1-4, LeShon Johnson 1-(-2), Dorsey Levens 2-(-4)
MINNESOTA - Robert Smith 11-56 1 TD, Scottie Graham 6-15, Amp Lee 2-9 1 TD, Qadry Ismail 1-7, Warren Moon 2-3, Brad Johnson 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 43-22-295 4 TD
MINNESOTA - Warren Moon 35-16-119 1 TD 2 INT, Brad Johnson 17-10-94 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Mark Chmura 5-101 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 5-34 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 3-37 1 TD, Anthony Morgan 3-36, Charles Jordan 3-27 1 TD, Robert Brooks 2-41, Mark Ingram 1-17
MINNESOTA - Amp Lee 6-52, Cris Carter 5-58, Andrew Jordan 4-38, Chris Walsh 4-31, Adrian Cooper 4-21, Jake Reed 2-9 1 TD, Charles Evans 1-4
(DETROIT) - Scott Mitchell, shaking off a sore wrist, tossed three touchdown passes to Herman Moore and Detroit's defense came up with three interceptions and a fumble as the Lions defeated the visiting Packers 24-16 Sunday. The Packers, who have lost nine straight on artificial turf, appeared to be driving for a touchdown late in the game. But a hit by Tracy Scroggins caused Brett Favre to give up the first fumble by the Packers' offense this season. Chris Spielman recovered and the Lions, avenging a 30-21 loss at Green Bay two weeks ago, ran out the clock, halting a two-game losing streak.
GREEN BAY -  0 10  6  0 - 16
DETROIT   -  7 14  0  3 - 24
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   28            18
Rush-yards-TDs          27-145-0      25-169-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 26-43-304-1-3 15-23-249-3-0
Sacked-yards                 1-6          2-11
Net pass yards               298           238
Total yards                  443           407
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           0-0
Turnovers                      4             0
Penalties-yards             5-35          8-56
SCORING
1st - DET - Moore, 10-yard pass from Mitchell (Jason Hanson kick) 3:39 DETROIT 7-0
2nd - GB - Jacke, 20-yard field goal 0:04 DETROIT 7-3
2nd - DET - Moore, 69-yard pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick) 0:26 DETROIT 14-3
2nd - GB - Brooks, 77-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 11:27 DETROIT 14-10
2nd - DET - Moore, 29-yard pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick) 14:03 DETROIT 21-10
3rd - GB - Jacke, 50-yard field goal 6:12 DETROIT 21-13
3rd - GB - Jacke, 28-yard field goal 13:15 DETROIT 21-16
4th - DET - Hanson, 38-yard field goal 5:20 DETROIT 24-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 22-121, Brett Favre 1-12, Robert Brooks 1-5, Dorsey Levens 1-4, William Henderson 1-3, LeShon Johnson 1-0
DETROIT - Barry Sanders 22-167, Scott Mitchell 3-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 43-26-304 1 TD 3 INT
DETROIT - Scott Mitchell 23-15-249 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 6-127 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 6-50, Dorsey Levens 6-50, Mark Ingram 5-58, Mark Chmura 2-12, Keith Jackson 1-7
DETROIT - Herman Moore 6-147 3 TD, Barry Sanders 3-31, David Sloan 3-27, Brett Perriman 2-26, Johnnie Morton 1-18
(MINNESOTA) - The Packers lost two quarterbacks, the best defensive end in NFL history and, finally, another important road game. In a game that saw Brett Favre and Reggie White leave with injuries, the Packers and Vikings combined for four turnovers in the final five minutes before Fuad Reveiz's 39-yard field goal as time expired gave the host Vikings a wild win. The Vikings had their second-highest offensive output of the season as they snapped a three-game losing streak. Warren Moon had three touchdown passes, completing 21 of 39 passes for 237 yards to reach 40,000 career yards faster than any quarterback in NFL history except Dan Marino. After LB Jeff Brady intercepted No. 3 quarterback T.J. Rubley with 50 seconds left, Moon had completions of 23 and 22 yards to Jake Reed to set up Reveiz's winning kick. The Packers, who had six turnovers, lost their second straight road game and fell to 10-19 on the road in the three years since Mike Holmgren became their coach. The Packers also lost backup Ty Detmer to a sprained thumb, and their 10th straight on artificial turf. Favre started his 54th consecutive game Sunday, the longest active streak in the NFL. But he went out late in the second quarter with an injured left ankle after guard Aaron Taylor fell on him. White, whose 153 1/2 sacks are more than any player in NFL history, went out with a sprained right knee with 7:40 left in the fourth quarter. Rubley tossed his costly interception following an audible and was released shortly after the game.
GREEN BAY -  7  9  0  8 - 24
MINNESOTA - 10  0 14  3 - 27
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   23            17
Rush-yards-TDs           23-83-1       23-94-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 29-51-297-1-4 21-39-237-3-0
Sacked-yards                4-36          2-12
Net pass yards               261           225
Total yards                  344           319
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-1
Turnovers                      6             1
Penalties-yards             6-47          3-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Bennett, 13-yard run (Jacke kick) 3:31 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - MIN - Jordan, 3-yard pass from Moon (Faud Reveiz kick) 11:10 TIED 7-7
1st - MIN - Reveiz, 36-yard field goal 13:13 MINNESOTA 10-7
2nd - GB - Jacke, 42-yard field goal 1:32 TIED 10-10
2nd - GB - Jacke, 50-yard field goal 7:33 GREEN BAY 13-10
2nd - GB - Jacke, 46-yard field goal 14:53 GREEN BAY 16-10
3rd - MIN - Cris Carter, 5-yard pass from Moon (Reveiz kick) 2:57 MINNESOTA 17-16
3rd - MINN - Jake Reed, 9-yard pass from Moon (Reveiz kick) 6:22 MINNESOTA 24-16
4th - GB - Chmura, 2-yd pass from Detmer (Chmura from Detmer) 0:42 TIED 24-24
4th - MINN - Reveiz, 39-yard field goal 15:00 MINNESOTA 27-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 19-70, T.J. Rubley 2-6, Ty Detmer 1-5, Brett Favre 1-2
MINNESOTA - James Stewart 13-63, Amp Lee 6-30, Scottie Graham 2-4, Warren Moon 2-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 30-17-177 2 INT, Ty Detmer 15-8-81 1 TD 1 INT, T.J. Rubley 6-4-39 1 INT
MINNESOTA - Warren Moon 39-21-237 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 9-120, Edgar Bennett 7-65, Anthony Morgan 5-51, Mark Chmura 4-30 1 TD, Mark Ingram 2-16, Terry Mickens 1-11, Dorsey Levens 1-4
MINNESOTA - Cris Carter 9-91 1 TD, Jake Reed 4-68 1 TD, Amp Lee 4-35, Qadry Ismail 1-28, Adrian Cooper 1-9, Andrew Jordan 1-3 1 TD, James Stewart 1-3
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre's left ankle was terribly sore Sunday. His right arm never felt better. Favre tied a team record with a career-best five touchdown passes as the Green Bay Packers won a 35-28 shootout with Chicago to move into a tie for the NFC Central lead with the Bears. Favre, his severely sprained ankle heavily wrapped, extended his NFL-leading streak to 55 consecutive starts, completing 25 of 33 passes for 336 yards and no interceptions. He hit Edgar Bennett for scores of 17 and 16 yards on screen passes, the second coming with 9:17 left to break a 28-28 tie. Favre also had TDs of 29 and 44 yards to Robert Brooks and a 1-yard toss to Dorsey Levens. Brooks caught six passes for 138 yards. Reggie White also made a remarkable comeback from injury. He stretched a right knee ligament last week at Minnesota and on Sunday didn't start for just the second time m his 11-year NFL career. But he came in on the second series and played most of the game, sharing a sack, tipping a pass and inspiring a defense that held Erik Kramer out of the end zone in a desperation drive that stalled at the Packers' 14 as time expired.
CHICAGO   -  7 14  7  0 - 28
GREEN BAY - 14  7  7  7 - 35
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   26            18
Rush-yards-TDs          33-140-2       17-43-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-38-318-2-1 25-33-336-5-0
Sacked-yards                2-14          3-23
Net pass yards               304           313
Total yards                  444           356
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             0
Penalties-yards             5-32          8-44
SCORING
1st - CHI - Conway, 21-yard pass from Kramer (Kevin Butler kick) 5:19 CHICAGO 7-0
1st - GB - Bennett, 17-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 9:40 TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Brooks, 29-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 11:10 GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - Rashan Salaam, 2-yard run (Butler kick) 0:04 TIED 14-14
2nd - GB - Levens, 1-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 8:41 GREEN BAY 21-14
2nd - CHI - Conway, 46-yard pass from Kramer (Butler kick) 14:53 TIED 21-21
3rd - CHI - Salaam, 1-yard run (Butler kick) 12:13 CHICAGO 28-21
3rd - GB - Brooks, 44-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 12:33 TIED 28-28
4th - GB - Bennett, 16-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 5:43 GREEN BAY 35-28
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 3-26, Edgar Bennett 11-18, Brett Favre 1-2, Robert Brooks 1-0, Mark Ingram 1-(-3)
CHICAGO - Robert Green 16-68, Rashaan Salaam 13-54 2 TD, Michael Timpson 1-16, Erik Kramer 2-2, Jim Flanigan 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 33-25-336 5 TD
CHICAGO - Erik Kramer 38-23-318 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 6-138 2 TD, Dorsey Levens 5-16 1 TD, Mark Ingram 3-47, Mark Chmura 3-33, Keith Jackson 3-26, Edgar Bennett 2-33 2 TD, Anthony Morgan 1-21, Terry Mickens 1-15, William Henderson 1-7
CHICAGO - Jeff Graham 7-108, Curtis Conway 6-126 2 TD, Ryan Wetnight 6-42, Tony Carter 2-23, Robert Green 2-19
(CLEVELAND) -The way the Browns are playing, Baltimore may not want them anymore. The Browns lost Sunday for the third straight time since the news broke that they're leaving town, falling to the Green Bay Packers 31-20 as Brett Favre passed for three touchdowns and ran for another. Favre, who threw five touchdown passes in a victory over Chicago last week, was impeccable again, completing 23 of 29 for 210 yards. He gave Green Bay a 21-3 halftime lead with short scoring passes to Dorsey Levens, Mark Chmura and Anthony Morgan, then interrupted the Browns' attempt at a fourth-quarter comeback by scrambling 4 yards for a touchdown. Cleveland got a lift in the second half when Vinny Testaverde, who was benched a month ago, replaced ineffective rookie Eric Zeier and threw two touchdown passes to Michael Jackson.
GREEN BAY -  7 14  3  7 - 31
CLEVELAND -  3  0  3 14 - 20
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs           32-82-1       22-77-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-28-210-3-0 21-32-258-2-1
Sacked-yards                 2-7          2-18
Net pass yards               203           240
Total yards                  285           317
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           0-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             5-35          4-40
SCORING
1st - CLE - Matt Stover, 46-yard field goal 3:31 CLEVELAND 3-0
1st - GB - Levens, 6-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 9:56 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Chmura, 3-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 3:33 GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Morgan, 13-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 9:56 GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - CLE - Stover, 38-yard field goal 6:24 GREEN BAY 21-6
3rd - GB - Jacke, 28-yard field goal 12:15 GREEN BAY 24-6
4th - CLE - Michael Jackson, 8-yd pass from Testaverde (Stover kick) 2:51 GREEN BAY 24-13
4th - GB - Favre, 4-yard run (Jacke kick) 6:37 GREEN BAY 31-13
4th - CLE - Jackson, 37-yard pass from Testaverde (Stover kick) 7:19 GREEN BAY 31-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 23-71, Dorsey Levens 4-12, Brett Favre 5-(-1)
CLEVELAND - Leroy Hoard 11-57, Earnest Byner 6-10, Lorenzo White 2-6, Eric Zeier 1-2, Tommy Vardell 1-2, Vinny Testaverde 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 28-23-210 3 TD
CLEVELAND - Eric Zeier 10-5-14, Vinny Testaverde 22-16-244 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 5-48, Edgar Bennett 5-42, Dorsey Levens 4-38 1 TD, Anthony Morgan 2-25 1 TD, Keith Jackson 2-22, Mark Chmura 2-16 1 TD, Mark Ingram 1-9, Antonio Freeman 1-5, William Henderson 1-5
CLEVELAND - Michael Jackson 5-83 2 TD, Keenan McCardell 4-102, Earnest Byner 4-18, Andre Rison 3-20, Frank Hartley 2-27, Lorenzo White 1-4, Brian Kinchen 1-4, Leroy Hoard 1-0
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre kept Tampa Bay winless in wintry climes Sunday while reinforcing his reputation as the NFL's ultimate cold weather quarterback. Favre threw three touchdowns, two of them to Robert Brooks, and guided Green Bay on five TD drives as the Packers beat the Bucs in the most pivotal game ever between the division rivals Sunday. The teams had never before met when both had winning records. A Tampa Bay victory would have put the Buccaneers in a tie for the NFC Central lead this late in the season for the first time since 1980. But Errict Rhett, the NFC's third leading rusher, was held to minus 1 yard on 13 carries and the Bucs lost for the fourth time in five games. Tampa's Trent Dilfer was held without a touchdown pass for the eighth straight game. Favre, the NFL's leader with 28 touchdown tosses, completed 16 of 24 passes for 267 yards He improved to 11-0 in games where temperatures are near or below freezing. Sunday's temperature was 34 degrees following a three inch overnight snowfall.
TAMPA BAY -  0 10  3  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  7 14  7  7 - 35
                       TAMPA BAY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   22            22
Rush-yards-TDs           19-42-1      25-108-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 27-48-312-0-0 16-24-267-3-0
Sacked-yards                4-29           1-6
Net pass yards               283           261
Total yards                  325           369
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-0
Turnovers                      0             0
Penalties-yards            11-69          8-54
SCORING
1st - GB - Ingram, 9-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 12:47 GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - TB - Errict Rhett, 1-yard run (Michael Husted kick) 2:12 TIED 7-7
2nd - TB - Husted, 19-yard field goal 11:31 TAMP BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Brooks, 54-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 12:48 GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) 14:22 GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - TB - Husted, 48-yard field goal 6:29 GREEN BAY 21-13
3rd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) 14:40 GREEN BAY 28-13
4th - GB - Brooks, 3-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 8:11 GREEN BAY 35-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 14-60, Dorsey Levens 7-18 2 TD, Brett Favre 2-18, William Henderson 2-12
TAMPA BAY - Jerry Ellison 4-20, Errict Rhett 14-11 1 TD, Trent Dilfer 1-11
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 24-16-267 3 TD
TAMPA BAY - Trent Dilfer 48-27-312
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 6-114 2 TD, Mark Ingram 4-47 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 3-85, Anthony Morgan 1-11, Keith Jackson 1-8, Dorsey Levens 1-2
TAMPA BAY - Jackie Harris 10-122, Alvin Harper 6-68, Lawrence Dawsey 3-49, Courtney Hawkins 3-13, Jerry Ellison 2-14, Dave Moore 1-21, Errict Rhett 1-17, Lamar Thomas 1-8
Mark Ingram celebrates with his teammates after scoring against Tampa Bay on November 26th. Amazingly, the teams had never before met when both had winning records, with the series dating back to 1977. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre isn't bashful when it comes to discussing his importance to the Green Bay Packers. "When I play bad, more than likely we'll lose. It's fact. When I play well, more than likely we'll win or we have a chance to win," Favre said after throwing three touchdown passes in the Packers' 24-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Favre retreated a bit in his MVP declarations during the week, but his performance offered some arguments for it. Earlier in the week, Favre suggested he was more valuable to the Packers than Troy Aikman or Steve Young were to their teams. "Sure, I'm a confident guy and I expect to win and play well," said Favre, now 12-0 in cold-weather games in his four-year career and 16-1 in his last 17 starts at Lambeau Field. Favre completed 31 of 43 passes for 339 yards, his fifth 300-yard game this year and 10th of his career. He has thrown 14 touchdowns and just 1 interception while winning four games since spraining his left ankle Nov. 5 at Minnesota. Favre's outing put the Packers alone in first place in the NFC Central in December for the first time since 1972, the last time they won the division. The only blemish for Green Bay was Reggie White's left hamstring strain with 6:43 left. He was helped off the field. But White, who sprained his left knee a month ago and didn't miss any games, was again the last to leave Lambeau, limping off while twirling his baseball cap in tribute to fans who shouted "Reg-gie! Reggie!" as teammates gathered around him while he was down. The NFL career sacks leader had 1 1/2 sacks, giving him 12 1/2 this year and 157 1/2 for his career. Jeff Blake became his 59th victim. Favre drove Green Bay to TDs on three of four possessions after the Bengals went ahead 10-3 with a minute left in the first half. Favre hit Mark Ingram between three defenders for the tying score six seconds before halftime. Then he became the third-fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach 100 career TD passes, hitting Edgar Bennett for a 14-yard score and a 17-10 lead with 5:48 left in the third quarter.
CINCINNATI -  0 10  0  0 - 10
GREEN BAY  -  3  7  7  7 - 24
                      CINCINNATI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            23
Rush-yards-TDs           13-31-0       30-95-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-36-202-1-2 31-43-339-3-1
Sacked-yards                3-16           1-0
Net pass yards               186           339
Total yards                  217           434
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             5-25          3-15
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 41-yard field goal 12:12 GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - CIN - Doug Pelfrey, 28-yard field goal 5:08 TIED 3-3
2nd - CIN - Carl Pickens, 5-yard pass from Jeff Blake (Pelfrey kick) 14:00 CINCINNATI 10-3
2nd - GB - Ingram, 13-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 14:54 TIED 10-10
3rd - GB - Bennett, 15-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 9:12 GREEN BAY 17-10
4th - GB - Chmura, 8-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 0:48 GREEN BAY 24-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 23-80, Brett Favre 6-15, Dorsey Levens 1-0
CINCINNATI - Harold Green 7-20, Jeff Blake 2-9, Eric Bieniemy 3-1, Jeff Cothran 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 43-31-339 3 TD 1 INT
CINCINNATI - Jeff Blake 35-19-202 1 TD 2 INT, David Dunn 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Mark Chmura 7-109 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 7-50 1 TD, Anthony Morgan 5-32, Robert Brooks 4-34, Dorsey Levens 4-24, Mark Ingram 2-24 1 TD, Antonio Freeman 1-28, Keith Jackson 1-18
CINCINNATI - Carl Pickens 7-90 1 TD, Darnay Scott 5-45, Eric Bieniemy 3-19, Tony McGee 2-31, Harold Green 1-11, David Dunn 1-6
(TAMPA BAY) - Michael Husted kicked a winning 47-yard field into a stiff wind, and the host Tampa Bay Buccaneers are alive for a playoff spot. Husted delivered his third winning kick of the year Sunday night, converting with 11:14 remaining in overtime and sending the Buccaneers past the Green Bay Packers 13-10. His kick curled just inside the right upright, giving Tampa Bay a victory and assuring the end of the club's streak of 12 consecutive seasons with double-digit losses. Trent Dilfer moved the Bucs into scoring position with completions of 23 yards to Horace Copeland and 7 yards to Jerry Ellison. Husted kicked a 38-yarder to tie the game with 4:48 remaining in regulation. The Bucs hadn't won more than six games in a season since 1981, the last time the NFL's losingest franchise of the past two decades finished with a winning record. The victory stopped Green Bay from clinching a playoff berth.
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0  7  0 - 10
TAMPA BAY -  0  0  7  3  3 - 13
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                   20            19
Rush-yards-TDs           20-61-0      25-127-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 27-46-285-1-1 23-42-240-0-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0          3-22
Net pass yards               285           218
Total yards                  346           345
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards              1-5          8-76
SCORING
2nd - GB - Jacke, 51-yard field goal 10:47 GREEN BAY 3-0
3rd- TB - Jerry Ellison, 1-yard run (Michael Husted kick) 6:16 TAMPA BAY 7-3
4th - GB - Jackson, 8-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 5:00 GREEN BAY 10-7
4th - TB - Husted, 38-yard field goal 4:11 TIED 10-10
OT- TB - Husted, 47-yard field goal 3:46 TAMPA BAY 13-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 15-42, Dorsey Levens 5-19
TAMPA BAY - Errict Rhett 22-118, Trent Dilfer 1-11, Jerry Ellison 2-(-2) 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 46-27-285 1 TD 1 INT
TAMPA BAY - Trent Dilfer 42-23-240 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 9-122, Edgar Bennett 5-30, Keith Jackson 4-54 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 4-32, Mark Ingram 2-19, Anthony Morgan 2-16, Mark Chmura 1-12
TAMPA BAY - Horace Copeland 8-122, Courtney Hawkins 6-65, Jackie Harris 3-23, Dave Moore 3-17, Lamar Thomas 1-8, Alvin Harper 1-7, Jerry Ellison 1-(-2)
ABOVE LEFT - Anthony Morgan celebrates after scoring against the Saints.
ABOVE RIGHT - Coach Mike Holmgren gets the ceremonial dunking after the Packers clinched their third straight playoff berth with a win over the Saints.
BELOW - Reggie White, returning from a hamstring injury, rallies the Packers prior to the Saints game. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Reggie White and Jim McMahon share in the thrill of clinching a playoff berth against the Saints. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(NEW ORLEANS) - Brett Favre threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and the Green Bay Packers, bouyed by the return of Reggie White, qualified for the NFL playoffs for a third straight year with a victory over the New Orleans Saints. The victory also positioned the Packers to clinch their first NFC Central championship since 1972. White, the NFL's career leader with 157 sacks, was expected to miss the rest of the year with an injured left hamstring, but he entered the game on the Packers' third defensive play. He was credited with one tackle in the game. On Wednesday, the Packers said White would miss the final two games and the playoffs because of surgery scheduled for next week. But the following day, White returned to practice and showed he didn't need the surgery after all. He injured the hamstring December 3 against Cincinnati and missed last Sunday's game at Tampa Bay. It was the first game he missed because of injury in his 11-year NFL career. Favre, who completed the first six passes he threw, advanced his claim for the MVP award by completing 12 of 18 passes for 203 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. It was the second time this season Favre, who grew up about 60 miles from New Orleans and had a large group of fans on hand passed for four touchdowns in a game. He completed 21 of 30 passes on the day. Four minutes into the game, Favre hit Anthony Morgan with a 19-yard touchdown and added another first quarter score on a 17-yard pass to Robert Brooks. Six seconds into the second quarter, he found Brooks open again for a 40 yard touchdown capping a 58 yard drive. Favre finished the first half with a 3-play scoring drive and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman. his first NFL touchdown. The loss guaranteed the Saints a second straight losing season and third non-winning year. In the first half, Favre became the third quarterback in Packers history to throw for 4,000 yards in a season. Lynn Dickey had 4,458 in 1983 and Don Majkowski 4,318 in 1989. Edgar Bennett entered the team's record books himself in the fourth quarter as he became the fifth Green Bay Packer to crack the 1,000-yard rushing mark in a season.
GREEN BAY   - 14 14  6  0 - 34
NEW ORLEANS -  7  7  0  9 - 23
                       GREEN BAY   NEW ORLEANS
First downs                   22            26
Rush-yards-TDs          30-103-0       19-55-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-30-308-4-0 29-45-364-2-1
Sacked-yards                2-14          2-15
Net pass yards               294           349
Total yards                  397           404
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards             7-59          8-85
SCORING
1st - GB - Morgan, 19-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 4:02 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - NO - Ray Zellers, 2-yard run (Doug Brien kick) 7:43 TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Brooks, 17-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 8:46 GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Brooks, 40-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 0:06 GREEN BAY 21-7
2nd - GB - Freeman, 11-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 10:46 GREEN BAY 28-7
2nd - NO - Small, 4-yard pass from Everett (Brien kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
3rd - GB - Jacke, 47-yard field goal 8:15 GREEN BAY 31-14
3rd - GB - Jacke, 20-yard field goal 14:48 GREEN BAY 34-14
4th - NO - Brien, 43-yard field goal 4:56 GREEN BAY 34-17
4th - NO - T. Small, 6-yd pass from Everett (Conversion failed) 15:00 GREEN BAY 34-23
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 26-80, Brett Favre 1-15, Dorsey Levens 2-5, William Henderson 1-3
NEW ORLEANS - Mario Bates 8-22, Ray Zellars 6-15 1 TD, Derek Brown 3-10, Jim Everett 1-7, Torrance Small 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 30-21-308 4 TD
NEW ORLEANS - Jim Everett 45-29-364 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 5-118 1 TD, Mark Chumra 5-47, Edgar Bennett 3-70, Anthony Morgan 3-33 1 TD, Antonio Freeman 3-24 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 1-9, Keith Jackson 1-7
NEW ORLEANS - Quinn Early 8-117, Torrance Small 6-82 2 TD, Wesley Walls 5-73, Lee DeRamus 4-56, Derek Brown 4-20, Irv Smith 1-11, Mario Bates 1-5
Edgar Bennett joined Jim Taylor, Tony Canadeo, John Brockington and Terdell Middleton as 1000-yard rushers in Packers history in the game versus the Saints. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(GREEN BAY) - Yancey Thigpen's drop didn't matter much to the Steelers, but it meant the world to the Packers. With their first Central crown in 23 years slipping away Sunday, Pittsburgh's wide-open receiver let the game-winning touchdown slip through his hands, allowing the Packers to escape. "Merry Christmas, Green Bay," Thigpen said after his misadventure gave the Packers their first outright Central crown since 1972. "That's their Christmas present. Santa Claus came a day early." The Steelers saw their longest winning streak in 18 seasons come to a tough end with quarterback Neil O'Donnell flat on his back in defeat, Thigpen on his knees in the end zone and a record crowd of 60,649 fans stomping in the stands after braving zero-degree wind chills. "I didn't watch it," said Brett Favre, who was spitting up blood in the third period after taking a hard hit to the back at the goal line from Greg Lloyd and two other Steelers. Favre, who finished 23-for-32 for 301 yards and two touchdowns, said he didn't think he'd miss Sunday's game because he was banged up. "I just know that something's bleeding. I'm not a doctor but I know that much," Favre said.
PITTSBURGH -  0 10  3  6 - 19
GREEN BAY  -  0 14  7  3 - 24
                      PITTSBURGH     GREEN BAY
First downs                   27            19
Rush-yards-TDs           24-84-1       19-64-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 33-55-318-1-0 24-33-307-2-0
Sacked-yards                 1-4          2-12
Net pass yards               314           295
Total yards                  398           359
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards              1-5          5-38
SCORING
2nd - GB - Bennett 9 run (Jacke kick) 0:42 GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - PIT - Norm Johnson, 33-yard field goal 9:57 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Brooks, 19 pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 13:04 GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - PIT - Ernie Mills, 8-yard pass from O'Donnell (Johnson kick) 14:40 GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Chmura, 1-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 5:34 GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - PIT - Johnson, 25-yard field goal 11:48 GREEN BAY 21-13
4th - GB - Jacke, 47-yard field goal 1:34 GREEN BAY 24-13
4th - PIT - Tim Lester, 2-yard run (Conversion failed) 3:37 GREEN BAY 24-19
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 15-57 1 TD, Brett Favre 3-6, Dorsey Levens 1-1
PITTSBURGH - Fred McAfee 17-62, Neil O'Donnell 2-12, Tim Lester 2-4 1 TD, Kordell Stewart 2-3, Steve Avery 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 32-23-301 2 TD, Jim McMahon 1-1-6
PITTSBURGH - Neil O'Donnell 55-33-318 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 11-137 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 4-63, Mark Chumra 4-48 1 TD, Mark Ingram 3-47, Edgar Bennett 2-12
PITTSBURGH - Andre Hastings 7-97, Yancey Thigpen 6-80, Ernie Mills 6-58 1 TD, Kordell Stewart 6-42, Fred McAfee 4-12, Mark Bruener 3-20, Steve Avery 1-9
(GREEN BAY) - Atlanta opened up a 7-0 lead on a 65-yard touchdown pass from Jeff George to Eric Metcalf, but the Packers recovered to post a 27-10 advantage at intermission behind Edgar Bennett's running, Antonio Freeman's punt return for a touchdown and two Brett Favre touchdown passes. The Packers shut down Atlanta's running game. Craig Heyward was limited to 21 yards on nine carries. Jeff George completed 30 of 54 passes for 366 yards and two touchdowns. Two of his completions netted 120 yards and accounted for all 10 of the Falcons' first-half points. Green Bay OG Aaron Taylor was lost for the remainder of the playoffs with a torn patellar tendon in his left knee.
ATLANTA   -  7  3  0 10 - 20
GREEN BAY - 14 13  0 10 - 37
                         ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            23
Rush-yards-TDs           10-21-0      29-117-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 30-54-366-2-2 24-35-199-3-0
Sacked-yards                3-27           1-9
Net pass yards               339           190
Total yards                  360           307
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards             5-67          5-36
SCORING
1st - ATL - Metcalf, 65-yard pass from George (Morten Andersen kick) 2:59 ATLANAT 7-0
1st - GB - Bennett, 8-yard run (Jacke kick) 6:43 TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Brooks, 14-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 11:35 GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - ATL - Andersen, 31-yard field goal 0:07 GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - GB - Freeman, 76-yard punt return (Conversion failed) 6:23 GREEN BAY 20-10
2nd - GB - Chmura, 2-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - ATL - J.J.Birden, 27-yard pass from George (Andersen kick) 0:53 GREEN BAY 27-17
4th - GB - Levens, 17 pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 7:15 GREEN BAY 34-17 
4th - ATL - Andersen, 22-yard field goal 10:54 GREEN BAY 34-20
4th - GB - Jacke, 25-yard field goal 13:04 GREEN BAY 37-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 24-108 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 2-12, Brett Favre 3-(-3)
ATLANTA - Craig Heyward 9-21, Jeff George 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 35-24-199 3 TD
ATLANTA - Jeff George 54-30-366 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 7-73 1 TD, Anthony Morgan 4-36, Keith Jackson 3-23, Edgar Bennett 3-11, Dorsey Levens 2-19 1 TD, Mark Chumra 2-15 1 TD, Antonio Freeman 1-14, Mark Ingram 1-4, William Henderson 1-4
ATLANTA - Eric Metcalf 8-114 1 TD, J.J. Birden 6-64 1 TD, Bert Emanuel 6-62, Terance Mathis 5-93, Craig Heyward 3-20, Tyrone Brown 1-14, Mitch Lyons 1-(-1)
Antonio Freeman on his 76-yard punt return for a score (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
(SAN FRANCISCO) - LB Wayne Simmons' jarring tackle on RB Adam Walker on the first play from scrimmage from the 49ers led to a fumble, which Craig Newsome scooped and returned for a touchdown That set the pace as the Packers jumped out to a 21-0 lead thanks to Brett Favre's first-half numbers (17-15-222). Steve Young, who threw for 328 yards on a playoff-record 65 attempts, led San Francisco on a late rally, but it was Green Bay that was headed to the NFC Championship.
GREEN BAY     - 14  7  3  3 - 27
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  3  7  7 - 17
                       GREEN BAY SAN FRANCISCO
First downs                   18            26
Rush-yards-TDs           28-74-0       18-87-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-28-299-2-0 32-65-328-0-2
Sacked-yards                 1-5          3-20
Net pass yards               294           308
Total yards                  368           395
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-2
Turnovers                      0             4
Penalties-yards             5-35          8-72
SCORING
1st - GB - Newsome, 31-yard fumble return (Jacke kick) 7:20 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Jackson, 3-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Chmura, 13-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 10:47 GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - SF - Jeff Wilkins, 21-yard field goal 13:04 GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - SF - Steve Young, 1-yard run (Wilkins kick) 7:14 GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - GB - Jacke, 27-yard field goal 14:43 GREEN BAY 24-10
4th - GB - Jacke, 26-yard field goal 7:59 GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - SF - Derek Loville, 2-yard run (Wilkins kick) 14:10 GREEN BAY 27-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 23-51, Robert Brooks 1-15, Brett Favre 3-11, Dorsey Levens 1-(-3)
SAN FRANCISCO - Steve Young 9-77 1 TD, Derek Loville 8-5 1 TD, Jerry Rice 1-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 28-21-299 2 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Steve Young 65-32-328 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 4-103, Keith Jackson 4-101 1 TD, Mark Chmura 3-19 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 3-17, Mark Ingram 3-10, Anthony Morgan 2-30, Antonio Freeman 2-19
SAN FRANCISCO - Jerry Rice 11-117, Brent Jones 8-112, Derek Loville 7-70, J.J. Stokes 3-24, John Taylor 1-7, Dexter Carter 1-1, Adam Walker 1-(-3)
Anthony Morgan fights for yards against the 49ers (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
((DALLAS) - The Packers, one victory away from their first Super Bowl appearance in 28 years, held a lead into the fourth quarter before finally succumbing to offensive firepower of eventual Super Bowl champions. Dallas RB Emmitt Smith, running behind the Cowboys' massive offensive line, rushes for 150 yards and three touchdowns on 35 carries as Green Bay sees its season end at Texas Stadium for the third straight year. After a blocked punt led to a quick field goal by the Packers, Dallas came back with QB Troy Aikman throwing two scoring passes to Michael Irvin. Green Bay answered, however, with two quick scores of its own - a team postseason record 73-yard pass from Brett Favre to Robert Brooks as well as a Favre-to-Keith Jackson connection - to vault into the lead, 17-14. Cowboys scored another ten points before halftime, though, to go up 24-17. Green Bay scored the first 10 points of the second half, including a one-yard touchdown pass from Favre to Brooks, to hold a 27-24 advantage heading into the final 15 minutes. Smith's talents glistened in the fourth quarter, however, as he rushed for two touchdowns - sandwiched around a drive-killing interception by the Cowboys' Larry Brown in Dallas territory - to give the Cowboys their third Super Bowl appearance in four years.
GREEN BAY - 10  7 10  0 - 27
DALLAS    - 14 10  0 14 - 38
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   17            27
Rush-yards-TDs           12-48-0      43-169-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 21-39-307-3-2 21-33-255-2-0
Sacked-yards                4-27           1-5
Net pass yards               280           250
Total yards                  328           419
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards            11-84          6-65
SCORING
1st - GB - Jacke, 46-yard field goal 1:10 GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - DAL - Irvin, 6-yard pass from Aikman (Chris Boniol kick) 7:31 DALLAS 7-3
1st - DAL - Irvin, 4-yard pass from Aikman (Boniol kick) 12:40 DALLAS 14-3
1st - GB - Brooks, 73-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 13:01 DALLAS 14-10
2nd - GB - Jackson, 24-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 0:39 GREEN BAY 17-14
2nd - DAL - Boniol, 34-yard field goal 8:19 TIED 17-17
2nd - DAL - Emmitt Smith, 1-yard run (Boniol kick) 14:36 DALLAS 24-17
3rd - GB - Jacke, 37-yard field goal 3:31 DALLAS 24-20
3rd - GB - Brooks, 1-yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick) 9:41 GREEN BAY 27-24
4th - DAL - E.Smith, 5-yard run (Boniol kick) 2:36 DALLAS 31-27
4th - DAL - E.Smith, 16-yard run (Boniol kick) 5:32 DALLAS 38-27
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edgar Bennett 9-46, William Henderson 1-2, Dorsey Levens 1-1, Brett Favre 1-(-2)
DALLAS - Emmitt Smith 33-150 3 TD, Daryl Johnson 2-8, Troy Aikman 3-6, Sherman Williams 1-3, Deion Sanders 2-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 39-21-307 3 TD 2 INT
DALLAS - Troy Aikman 33-21-255 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Robert Brooks 6-105 2 TD, Keith Jackson 5-99 1 TD, Edgar Bennett 3-20, Terry Mickens 2-38, Dorsey Levens 2-11, Mark Chmura 1-16, Antonio Freeman 1-10, Mark Ingram 1-8
DALLAS - Michael Irvin 7-100 2 TD, Jay Novacek 5-56, Kevin Williams 3-32, Daryl Johnson 3-15, Emmitt Smith 2-17, Deion Sanders 1-35
The Packers were furious that Dallas offensive tackle Erik Williams used a controversial cut block against Packer nose tackle John Jurkovic, injuring Jurkovic and forcing him from the game with a brace on his left leg. Defensive end Reggie White, who complained about getting punched in the face by Williams, was infuriated because he said an official told him to quit whining about the Cowboys' play. (SOURCE: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
THE PACKER TAPES (1995): "Longtime team athletic trainer Domenic Gentile wrote this enjoyable book — The Packer Tapes: My 32 Years With The Green Bay Packers — after he retired in 1992, following one last year under Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren. From the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association: “In 1961, he was hired by the Green Bay Packers and head coach Vince Lombardi as an assistant to head athletic trainer, Bud Jorgensen. He became the head athletic trainer in 1970 and remained in that position until his retirement following the 1992-93 football season. During his tenure with the Packers, he was an integral part of five NFL Championships, including the first two Super Bowls.” “He will long be remembered for the compassion toward others and his dedication to the profession of athletic training. He has positively affected the lives of countless people and has served as an excellent role model of what an athletic trainer should be, both on and off the field of play.” This book is full of behind-the-scenes stories of some of the greatest Packers players and coaches over 30 years. A must read for the amateur Green Bay football historian." - Packerville, USA for more content and pictures
THE GREEN BAY PACKER HALL OF FAME (1995): "The Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame book was published in 1995, which is when we purchased our copy at the Hall’s original location. It is a history of the Hall up to that point in time, and was a product of all the excitement surrounding the revitalized team during the Ron Wolf-Mike Holmgren era. All of the Hall’s enshrinee’s are profiled in the book, as are articles on various aspects of the franchise’s long, storied history. Since it was a localized-specific publication, our first attempts at locating copies for sale were unsuccessful. If anyone finds where an interested reader may pick up a copy, please let us know." - Packerville, USA for more content and pictures
HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE (1995): "From the book description: “Ken Ruettgers draws from years of experience as a father, offensive tackle for the Green Bay Packers, and public figure to point you to the individual who has more influence over your child than all the superstar media personalities combined....You. Recognizing that our society has a great need for role models, and few individuals successfully rise to the challenge, The Home Field Advantage assures readers that "Yes, you are a role model… whether you own up to it or not. You are being watched. You are touching lives. You are shaping young lives for good or for incalculable harm." Filled with the stories of everyday heroes who may never make the pages of Sports Illustrated — but who may very well find their way into heaven's highlight clips — this book offers powerful advice for men who want to maximize their influence for generations to come.” " - Packerville, USA for more content and pictures