NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Louie Aguiar        10    P 6- 2 220 Utah State       1  9 33 15 1999 FA - K City (1998)
Joe Andruzzi        70    G 6- 3 310 S.Connecticut St 2  2 24  8 1998 FA
Jahine Arnold       88   WR 6- 0 180 Fresno State     1  3 26  1 1999 FA - Pitt (1998)
Rodney Artmore      46    S 6- 0 210 Baylor           1  1 25  5 1998 FA
Roy Barker          94   DE 6- 5 290 North Carolina   1  8 30  1 1999 FA - Cleveland
Tyrone Bell         47   CB 6- 2 210 North Alabama    1  1 24  1 1999 FA
Vaughn Booker       96DE-DT 6- 5 300 Cincinnati       2  6 31 14 1998 Trade - Kan City
Corey Bradford      85   WR 6- 1 205 Jackson State    2  2 23 16 1998 Draft - 5th round
Gilbert Brown       93   NT 6- 2 345 Kansas           7  7 28 16 1993 FA - Minnesota
LeRoy Butler        36    S 6- 0 203 Florida State   10 10 31 16 1990 Draft - 2nd round
Mark Chmura         89   TE 6- 5 255 Boston College   7  7 30  2 1992 Draft - 6th round
Keith Crawford      45   CB 6- 2 198 Howard Payne     2  6 28  3 1999 FA - K City (1998)
Scott Curry         61    T 6- 5 300 Montana          1  1 23  5 1999 Draft - 6th round
Anthony Davis       50   LB 6- 0 235 Utah             1  7 30 14 1999 UFA - KC (1999)
Rob Davis           60   LS 6- 3 285 Shippensburg     3  4 30 16 1997 FA - Chi (1996)
Tyrone Davis        81   TE 6- 4 255 Virginia         3  5 27 16 1997 Trade - NY Jets
Antonio Dingle      74   DT 6- 2 315 Virginia         1  1 22  6 1999 FA
Earl Dotson         72    T 6- 3 310 Texas A&I        7  7 28 15 1993 Draft - 3rd round
Santana Dotson      71   DT 6- 5 290 Baylor           4  8 29 12 1996 UFA - Tampa Bay
Donald Driver       80   WR 6- 0 175 Alcorn State     1  1 24  6 1999 Draft - 7th round
Antuan Edwards      24   CB 6- 1 205 Clemson          1  1 22 16 1999 Draft - 1st round
Brett Favre          4   QB 6- 2 220 S. Mississippi   8  9 29 16 1992 Trade - Atlanta
Mike Flanagan       58    C 6- 5 295 UCLA             2  2 25 15 1996 Draft - 3rd round
Antonio Freeman     86   WR 6- 0 198 Virginia Tech    5  5 27 16 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Lamont Hall         88   TE 6- 4 260 Clemson          1  1 23 14 1999 FA
Chris Hanson         7    P 6- 1 214 Marshall         1  1 22  1 1999 FA
Bernardo Harris     55   LB 6- 2 250 North Carolina   5  5 27 16 1995 FA
Matt Hasselbeck     11   QB 6- 4 220 Boston College   1  1 24 16 1998 Draft - 6th round
Craig Heimburger    75  G-T 6- 2 318 Missouri         1  1 22  2 1999 Draft - 5th round
William Henderson   30   FB 6- 1 250 North Carolina   5  5 28 16 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Vonnie Holliday     90   DE 6- 5 300 North Carolina   2  2 23 16 1998 Draft - 1st round
Desmond Howard      82   WR 5-10 180 Michigan         2  8 29  8 1999 FA - Oak (1998)
Cletidus Hunt       97   DE 6- 4 295 Kentucky State   1  1 23 11 1999 Draft - 3rd round
Charles Jordan      82   WR 5-10 175 Long Beach CC    3  6 29  4 1999 FA - Seattle
George Koonce       53   LB 6- 1 245 East Carolina    8  8 30 15 1992 FA
Dorsey Levens       25   RB 6- 1 228 Georgia Tech     6  6 29 14 1994 Draft - 5th round
Ryan Longwell        8    K 6- 0 197 California       3  3 25 16 1997 FA - San Francisco
Billy Lyon          98   DT 6- 5 300 Marshall         2  2 25 16 1997 FA
Kivuusama Mays      56   LB 6- 3 248 North Carolina   1  2 24  3 1999 FA - Minnesota
Tod McBride         27   DB 6- 1 208 UCLA             1  1 23 15 1999 FA
Scott McGarrahan    43    S 6- 1 197 New Mexico       2  2 25 13 1998 Draft - 6th round
Keith McKenzie      95   DE 6- 3 266 Ball State       4  4 25 13 1996 Draft - 7th round
Mike McKenzie       34   CB 6- 0 190 Memphis          1  1 23 16 1999 Draft - 3rd round
Raleigh McKenzie    63    G 6- 2 290 Tennessee        1 15 36 16 1999 UFA - SD (1998)
Basil Mitchell      28   RB 5-10 200 TCU              1  1 23 16 1999 FA
Jim Nelson          57   LB 6- 1 238 Penn State       1  1 27 16 1998 FA
De'Mond Parker      22   RB 5-10 188 Oklahoma         1  1 22 11 1999 Draft - 5th round
Marco Rivera        62    G 6- 4 305 Penn State       3  3 27 16 1996 Draft - 6th round
Bill Schroeder      84   WR 6- 2 205 UW-La Crosse     3  3 28 16 1996 FA - New England
Darren Sharper      42   DB 6- 2 210 William & Mary   3  3 23 16 1997 Draft - 2nd round
Jermaine Smith      99   DT 6- 3 298 Georgia          2  2 27 10 1997 Draft - 4th round
Matt Snider         38   FB 6- 2 243 Richmond         1  1 23  8 1999 FA
Jeff Thomason       83   TE 6- 4 255 Oregon           5  7 29 14 1995 FA - Cin (1993)
Ross Verba          78    T 6- 4 308 Iowa             3  3 25 11 1997 Draft - 1st round
RAY RHODES FIRED (January 2, 2000) - One year of mediocrity was one too many for Ron Wolf. The Green Bay
Packers' autocratic general manager fired first-year coach Ray Rhodes and his entire staff just hours after the
Packers missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years, a source close to the team told the Associated Press
late Sunday night. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Packers will announce the firings
at a news conference today. The move comes almost exactly one year after Wolf signed Rhodes to a four-year, $4
million contract to replace Mike Holmgren. Less than a month ago, Wolf dismissed as "ludicrous" the idea that
he would fire Rhodes after his first season. The Packers (8-8) thrashed the Arizona Cardinals 49-24 Sunday in
their regular-season finale, but the Cowboys' 26-18 victory over the New York Giants put Dallas (8-8) into the
NFC's final playoff spot. Green Bay hadn't missed the playoffs since 1992, Holmgren's first year with the team.
Rhodes endured intense fan and media scrutiny, as the Packers struggled to their worst season since 1992.
MIKE SHERMAN HIRED (January 18, 2000) - Mike Sherman is Ron Wolf’s surprising choice to take the Green Bay
Packers back to the top of the NFL. Sherman, the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive coordinator and a former Green
Bay assistant, was hired Tuesday as coach of the Packers. Sherman is a longtime college assistant coach with
just three years of NFL experience, two as Mike Holmgren’s tight ends coach in Green Bay. He gained a reputation
as a detail- oriented disciplinarian, much like Holmgren himself. “Mike’s qualifications are outstanding,” Wolf said.
“He has the experience, dedication, determination and discipline. He understands football.” Wolf fired Ray
Rhodes and his staff on Jan. 3 after an 8-8 season, Rhodes’ first in Green Bay. The Packers missed the playoffs
under Rhodes for the first time since 1992, the first of Holmgren’s seven years in Green Bay. Sherman was one of
eight assistant coaches Holmgren took with him from Green Bay to Seattle last year, but Wolf decided to bring him back to Wisconsin after the pool of coaching candidates began to dry up. “I realize this is a huge undertaking and responsibility I’m undertaking. But I’m ready and excited,” Sherman said. “Will I make mistakes? Yes, I will make mistakes. Will my players make mistakes? Yep. But we will correct the mistakes we make, move forward and hopefully win a bunch of football games.” Wolf’s early favorites — former Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer and Rams offensive coordinator Mike Martz — took themselves out of the running. The Packers broke off talks with Schottenheimer over the weekend, apparently because Schottenheimer’s salary demands would have been more than Wolf was willing to pay. The Packers owe Rhodes and his staff at least $2 million next season. Martz signed a two-year extension with the Rams on Monday and removed himself from consideration for any new jobs. Unlike Schottenheimer or Martz, the Packers will not need to offer Sherman’s former team compensation for his services.
Jets at Packers
August 14th
Vikings at Packers
September 26th
Lions at Packers
November 21st
Cardinals at Packers
January 1st 2000
TRADES AND TRANSACTIONS
FEBRUARY 9 - Lost RB Michael Blair to CLEVELAND in the NFL Expansion Draft
APRIL 18 - Traded a 1999 6th-round draft choice (DT Daren Yancey) and past considerations to OAKLAND for a 1999 5th-round selection (C Craig Heimburger)
JUNE 23 - Traded LB Mike Morton to ST. LOUIS for a 2001 7th-round selection (later dealt to San Francisco)
AUGUST 21 - Traded QB Rick Mirer to NY JETS for a 2000 6th-round selection (later traded to Seattle)
AUGUST 31 - Traded WR Derrick Mayes to SEATTLE for a 2000 7th-round selection (DT Ron Moore)
SEPTEMBER 7 - Traded CB Craig Newsome to SAN FRANCISCO for a 2000 5th-round selection (later dealt back to 49ers)
1999 IN REVIEW
With Ray Rhodes now holding the coaching reigns, the Packers got off to a 3-1 start winning all three games in the final minute. After losing four of their next five as Brett Favre played through a sprained
thumb, the Packers looked to have the playoffs sewn up. However, three straight losses would drop them out of the playoffs, as they won their last game of the season to finish 8-8. Saying that the Packers
lacked the toughness and fire he desired, GM Ron Wolf relieved Rhodes on his head coaching duties the evening of the team's final game, also firing all of the assistant coaches.
RAY RHODES - WHAT WENT WRONG?
Ray Rhodes and Scooter McLean remain the only two men to spend one season as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. McLean's tenure was a 1-10-1 disaster, despite the fact he had a roster filled
with future stars. Rhodes found himself with an 8-8 team that was a Super Bowl participant two years earlier. He was fired one year after signing a four-year, $4 million contract to replace Mike Holmgren.
So what went wrong in Green Bay? With less than a month to go in the season, Packer GM Ron Wolf dismissed as "ludicrous" the idea that he would fire Rhodes. Yet, Wolf fired Rhodes just hours after
Green Bay missed the playoffs for the first time in seven years. "This decision was extremely difficult because of the respect and admiration I have for all the coaches and families involved," general
manager Ron Wolf said today. "For whatever reason, our players did not respond to this program. We will begin our search for a new coach at once." Wolf sounded like a man who had hired a coach who
did not deliver what he promised or projected. "Is he a different coach than I thought he was?" he said of Rhodes. "Yes, the answer to that is yes. What I think we have to have here is a well disciplined,
tough, hard-nosed football team. That's the way you're successful in this business. We have to develop that. We don't have that here." When asked what Rhodes' response to his dismissal was, Wolf said:
"I don't think he's very pleased with it, but I think he understood. We had a long and involved conversation last night." The Packers started out 4-2, but two three-game losing streaks sent the season down
in flames. As the streaks occurred, grumblings began that Rhodes didn't assert enough control over his players. It was an ironic twist for the players, who quietly criticized Holmgren for being too dictatorial
when he left Green Bay a year ago. Even Brett Favre sounded a bit like a player who did not completely understand where the wheels fell off. "This is a total surprise," Favre told the Green Bay Press-Gazette after the firing. "I thought he was a real good coach. Guys related to him well because he was a former player. I think what happened, to a certain degree, guys took advantage. And Ray, he wanted to trust in guys." Packer president Bob Harlan, in his autobiography, explained, to the best account we have found so far, the final steps in the end of the Rhodes era: He (Wolf) pretty much stuck with Ray until we got into December, and then his whole attitude changed. The college football season had ended, giving Ron time to go down to the practice field where he could watch the team during the week. After we lost back-to-back games to Carolina and Minnesota, alarm had really set in with him, and he told me, "I think we're going to make a change, but let's see where we are."  I asked him what had changed his mind, and he said, "He's a different coach than I thought he was." He told me that things looked good when he watched the team during training camp, but there was a different pulse on the practice field now and it was being reflected in our play. "These players aren't having any fun," he said. "There's no drive down there. Ray has lost the team." 
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Fred Vinson         31   CB 5-11 180 Vanderbilt       1  1 23 16 1999 Draft - 2nd round
Jude Waddy          54   LB 6- 2 220 William & Mary   2  2 23 16 1998 FA
Mike Wahle          68    G 6- 6 306 Navy             2  2 22 16 1998 Sup Dr - 2nd round
Brian Williams      51   LB 6- 1 245 USC              5  5 26  7 1995 Draft - 3rd round
Tyrone Williams     37   CB 5-11 195 Nebraska         4  4 26 16 1996 Draft - 3rd round
Frank Winters       52    C 6- 3 305 West Illinois    7 12 34 16 1992 Plan B - K 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
1999 PACKERS PRACTICE SQUAD
NAME                POS COLLEGE           HOW ACQUIRED
Chris Akins           S AR-Pine Bluff     1999 FA - 7th round
Tyrone Bell          CB North Alabama     1999 FA - San Diego (1999 - 6th round)
Tyrone Goodson       WR Auburn            1999 FA
Lamont Hall          TE Clemson           1999 FA
Carl Hansen       DE-DT Stanford          1999 FA - Seattle (1998 - 6th round)
Chris Hanson          P Marshall          1999 FA
Lawrence Hart        TE Southern          1999 FA - NY Jets (1998 - 7th round)
Craig Heimburger      G Missouri          1999 Draft - 5th round
Deon Humphrey        LB Florida State     1999 FA
Steve Johnson        CB Tennessee         1999 FA - Seattle (1999 - 6th round)
Doug Karczewski     G-T Virginia          1999 FA - NY Jets (1998 - 5th round)
Gerald Williams      WR Oklahoma          1999 FA
Bold Italics - Made Active Roster
1999 PACKERS DRAFT (April 17-18, 1999)
RND-PCK NAME                POS COLLEGE       NOTES
1    25 Antuan Edwards       CB Clemson 
2    47 Fred Vinson          CB Vanderbilt    (A) 
2    51 For Mike Wahle in 1998 Supplemental Draft
3a   87 Mike McKenzie        CB Memphis 
3b   94 Cletidus Hunt        DT Kentucky St.  (B) 
4a  122 Traded to Buffalo for Darick Holmes
4b  131 Aaron Brooks         QB Virginia      (B)
4c  133 Josh Bidwell          P Oregon        (B)
5a  159 De'Mond Parker       RB Oklahoma      
5b  163 Craig Heimburger      G Missouri      (C) 
6a  188 From Oakland in 1998 trade, later traded back
6b  196 Dee Miller           WR Ohio State 
6c  203 Scott Curry           T Montana       (B)
7a  212 Chris Akins           S AR-Pine Bluff (D) 
7b  213 Donald Driver        WR Alcorn State  (E) 
A-From Seattle for Mike Holmgren B-Free agency compensatory pick C-From Oakland D-From St.Louis for Steve Bono E-From Chicago for Glyn Milburn
Bold Italics - Played for the Green Bay Packers
FREE AGENCY - UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS SIGNED - LB Anthony Davis (Kansas City), G/C Raleigh McKenzie (San Diego), LB Mike Morton (Oakland)
PLAYERS LOST - LB Lamont Hollinquest (Kansas City), RB Darick Holmes (Indianapolis), RB Travis Jervey (San Francisco), DT Bob Kuberski (Atlanta), P Sean Landeta (Philadelphia), CB/S Roderick Mullen (Carolina), QB Doug Pederson (Philadelphia), G Adam Timmerman (St. Louis)
FREE AGENCY - RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS
PLAYERS LOST - None
FRANCHISE PLAYER DESIGNATION
WR Antonio Freeman
1999 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (4-0)
AUGUST (3-0)                           RESULT       RECORD    ATT STARTING QB             LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
14 NEW YORK JETS                      W 27-16       1- 0-0 59,815 Brett Favre             Basil Mitchell (66)         Matt Hasselbeck (119)       Jahine Arnold (2-78)
23 DENVER BRONCOS (at Madison)        W 27-12       2- 0-0 78,184 Brett Favre             Edwin Watson (33)           Matt Hasselbeck (127)       Bill Schroeder (4-85)
28 at New Orleans Saints              W 38-17       3- 0-0 53,074 Brett Favre             De'Mond Parker (55)         Brett Favre (162)           Bill Schroeder (4-82)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
2  MIAMI DOLPHINS                     W 25-17       4- 0-0 59,810 Brett Favre             De'Mond Parker (45)         Matt Hasselbeck (97)        Basil Mitchell (3-60)
1999 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (8-8)
SEPTEMBER (2-1)
12 OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-0)              W 28-24       1- 0-0 59,872 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (78)          Brett Favre (333)           Antonio Freeman (7-111)
19 at Detroit Lions (1-0)             L 15-23       1- 1-0 76,202 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (153)         Brett Favre (288)           Antonio Freeman (6-85)
26 MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-1)            W 23-20       2- 1-0 59,868 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (49)          Brett Favre (304)           Dorsey Levens (9-84)
OCTOBER (2-1)
3  Bye Week 
10 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-1)         W 26-23       3- 1-0 59,868 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (99)          Brett Favre (390)           Bill Schroeder (7-158)
17 at Denver Broncos (1-4)            L 10-31       3- 2-0 73,352 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (12)          Brett Favre (120)           Bill Schroeder (3-41)
24 at San Diego Chargers (4-2)        W 31- 3       4- 2-0 68,274 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (77)          Brett Favre (173)           Antonio Freeman (5-82)
NOVEMBER (2-3)
1  SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-2)             L  7-27       4- 3-0 59,869 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (104)         Brett Favre (180)           Corey Bradford (3-106)
7  CHICAGO BEARS (3-5)                L 13-14       4- 4-0 59,867 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (79)          Brett Favre (267)           Antonio Freeman (8-71)
14 at Dallas Cowboys (4-4)            L 13-27       4- 5-0 64,634 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (31)          Brett Favre (260)           Dorsey Levens (8-40)
21 DETROIT LIONS (6-3)                W 26-17       5- 5-0 59,869 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (47)          Brett Favre (309)           Dorsey Levens (10-99)
29 at San Francisco 49ers (3-7)       W 20- 3       6- 5-0 68,304 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (56)          Brett Favre (236)           Antonio Freeman (7-73)
DECEMBER (1-3)
5  at Chicago Bears (5-7)             W 35-19       7- 5-0 66,944 Brett Favre             De'Mond Parker (113)        Brett Favre (155)           Antonio Freeman (6-97)
12 CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-7)            L 31-33       7- 6-0 59,869 Brett Favre             Basil Mitchell (49)         Brett Favre (302)           Bill Schroeder (6-84)
20 at Minnesota Vikings (7-6)         L 20-24       7- 7-0 64,203 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (99)          Brett Favre (229)           Bill Schroeder (6-71)
26 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (9-5)      L 10-29       7- 8-0 65,273 Brett Favre             Brett Favre (8)             Brett Favre (234)           Dorsey Levens (9-47)
JANUARY 2000 (1-0)
2  ARIZONA CARDINALS (6-9)            W 49-24       8- 8-0 59,818 Brett Favre             Dorsey Levens (146)         Brett Favre (311)           Bill Schroeder (6-93)
(GREEN BAY) - Jets coach Bill Parcells suffered just his second exhibition loss in three years with New York. The Packers reserves got the victory, but New York's starters outplayed Green Bay in the first half. The Green Bay offense was inconsistent under Favre and Rick Mirer, while Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde directed two razor-sharp scoring drives. Testaverde was 11-of-13 for 147 yards, and Keyshawn Johnson caught five passes for 57 yards as the Jets' first-string offense scorched the Packers' defensive backs. Dorsey Levens, who held put and didn't play in any exhibition games last year, rushed for 40 yards on Green Bay's opening play from scrimmage. Favre then hit Derrick Mayes for a 13-yard touchdown.
NY JETS   -  3 13  0  0 - 16
GREEN BAY -  7 10  0 10 - 27
                         NY JETS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            18
Rush-yards                29-137        26-200
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 25-45-290-1-0 17-30-222-3-1
Yards sacked                4-24           0-0
Total Passing Yards          266           222
Total yards                  403           422
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      0             1
Yards penalized             9-60          6-40
Time of Possession         35:49         24:11
SCORING
1st - NYJ - John Hall, 19-yard field goal 7:27 NY JETS 3-0
1st - GB - Mayes, 13-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 3:58 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - NYJ - Eric Green, 19-yard pass from Testaverde (Hall kick) 14:11 NY JETS 10-7
2nd - NYJ - Hall, 29-yard field goal 7:11 NY JETS 13-7
2nd - NYJ - Hall, 50-yard field goal 2:41 NY JETS 16-7
3rd - GB - Longwell, 41-yard field goal 11:02 NY JETS 16-10
3rd - GB - Arnold, 67-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 6:19 GREEN BAY 17-16
4th - GB - Thomason, 22-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 14:51 GREEN BAY 24-16
4th - GB - Longwell, 22-yard field goal 1:38 GREEN BAY 27-16
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Basil Mitchell 7-66, Dorsey Levens 4-56, Edwin Watson 8-47, Rick Mirer 1-20, De'mond Parker 3-7, Aaron Brooks 3-4
NY JETS - Ray Lucas 5-42, Curtis Martin 8-26, Leon Johnson 6-24, Robert Farmer 3-23, Jerald Sowell 5-15, Dedric Ward 1-6, John Burke 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 6-4-31 1 TD, Rick Mirer 12-5-63 1 INT, Matt Hasselbeck 11-7-119 2 TD, Aaron Brooks 1-1-9
NY JETS - Vinny Testaverde 13-11-147 1 TD, Ray Lucas 32-14-143
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jahine Arnold 2-78 1 TD, Edwin Watson 2-18, Derrick Mayes 2-17 1 TD, Matt Snider 2-12, Lamont Hall 2-10, Jeff Thomason 1-22 1 TD, De'Mond Parker 1-20, Corey Bradford 1-18, Bill Schroeder 1-11, Chris Gall 1-9, Donald Driver 1-4, Dorsey Levens 1-3
NY JETS - Keyshawn Johnson 5-57, Wayne Chrebet 3-45, Brian Musso 3-39, Dedric Ward 3-34, Chris Brazzell 3-24, Robert Farmer 2-9, Richie Anderson 1-20, Eric Green 1-19 1 TD, Fred Baxter 1-17, Leon Johnson 1-15, Dwight Stone 1-6, Jermaine Wiggins 1-5
(MADISON) - Backup Matt Hasselbeck threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Packers beat the Broncos Monday at rain-soaked Camp Randall Stadium. Before a sellout crowd, the Packers scored 24 first-half points against the Broncos, who struggled for the first time this year after two easy preseason wins. A steady rain fell until moments before game time, soaking into the artificial turf. The conditions resulted in numerous slips by both teams, but Hasselbeck and the Packers moved the ball easily, scoring 17 points on their first three possessions and putting the game away early. Brett Favre started at quarterback for the Packers but left after eight plays when he was knocked to the ground by John Mobley and landed awkwardly on his right hand. Favre stayed on the sideline for the first half but watched the second half from the locker room. The Packers said no X-rays were taken of Favre's hand and the injury wasn't serious. Hasselbeck spent last year on the Packers' practice squad but got the backup job when Rick Mirer was traded last Friday to the New York Jets.
DENVER    -  3  0  0  9 - 12
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  0 - 27
                          DENVER     GREEN BAY
First downs                   24            16
Rush-yards                29-119         28-80
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-38-245-1-1 16-26-215-3-2
Yards sacked                2-18           1-2
Total Passing Yards          227           213
Total yards                  346           293
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      1             2
Yards penalized             8-64          8-71
Time of Possession         31:35         28:25
SCORING
1st - GB - Longwell, 47-yard field goal 12:10 GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - Ty.Davis, 13-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 8:59 GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - DEN - Jason Elam, 28-yard field goal 3:15 GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - GB - Mayes, 12-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 13:31 GREEN BAY 17-3
2nd - GB - Thomason, 8-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 1:15 GREEN BAY 24-3
3rd - GB - Longwell, 44-yard field goal 9:11 GREEN BAY 27-3
4th - DEN - Byron Chamberlain, 11-yard pass from Griese (Elam kick) 9:44 GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - DEN - Safety, Nate Wayne tackled Mitchell in end zone :47 GREEN BAY 27-12
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Edwin Watson 9-33, Aaron Brooks 3-18, Dorsey Levens 8-13, Basil Mitchell 6-10, De'mond Parker 2-6
DENVER - Leeland McElroy 12-56, Terrell Davis 5-24, Derek Loville 8-21, Olandis Gary 1-21, Bubby Brister 2-7, Travis McGriff 1-(-10)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 6-4-35, Matt Hasselbeck 14-10-127 3 TD, Aaron Brooks 6-2-53 2 INT
DENVER - Bubby Brister 10-7-69 1 INT, Brian Griese 28-16-176 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 4-85, Jeff Thomason 2-31 1 TD, Tyrone Davis 2-24 1 TD, Derrick Mayes 2-23 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 2-21, Lamont Hall 1-10, William Henderson 1-9, Matt Snider 1-6, Edwin Watson 1-6
DENVER - Byron Chamberlain 4-70 1 TD, Travis McGriff 2-27, Rod Smith 2-26, Marcus Nash 2-18, Dwayne Carswell 2-16, Chris Doering 2-12, Derek Loville 2-10, Anthony Lynn 1-19, Andre Cooper 1-8, Shannon Sharpe 1-7, Leeland McElroy 1-3, D. Smith 1-3
(NEW ORLEANS) - Green Bay scored three second-half touchdowns, including two TD passes by backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Brett Favre, who left last week's game early last week because of a bruised thumb, was 11-of-19 for 162 yards and two TDs for the Packers. New Orleans quarterback Billy Joe Hobert, who spent last season on injured reserve after rupturing his Achilles' tendon in the first game of the year, suffered a cracked rib in the first quarter.
GREEN BAY   -  0 17 14  7 - 38
NEW ORLEANS -  7 10  0  0 - 17
                       GREEN BAY   NEW ORLEANS
First downs                   18            21
Rush-yards                26-112        27-110
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-272-4-0 19-33-322-2-4
Yards sacked                2-16          4-15
Total Passing Yards          256           307
Total yards                  368           417
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-2
Turnovers                      0             6
Yards penalized             8-59          8-93
Time of Possession         26:38         33:22
SCORING
1st - NO - Brent Bech, 12-yard pass from Hobert (Doug Brien kick), 7:35 NEW ORLEANS 7-0
2nd - GB - Freeman, 5-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:49 TIED 7-7
2nd - NO - Brien, 34-yard field goal 8:13 NEW ORLEANS 10-7
2nd - GB - Schroeder, 1-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 4:51 GREEN BAY 14-10
2rd - NO - Keith Poole, 58-yard pass from Hobert (Brien kick) 3:08 NEW ORLEANS 17-14
2nd - GB - Longwell, 23-yard field goal 0:12 TIED 17-17
3rd - GB - Arnold, 47-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 10:48 GREEN BAY 24-17
3rd - GB - Bradford, 2-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 0:26 GREEN BAY 31-17
4th - GB - Mitchell, 9-yard run (Longwell kick) 0:21 GREEN BAY 38-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - De'Mond Parker 7-55, Basil Mitchell 12-46 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 6-11, William Henderson 1-0
NEW ORLEANS - Wilmont Perry 7-54, Lamar Smith 14-37, Aaron Craver 3-14, Danny Wuerffel 1-5, Billy Joe Hobert 1-0, Billy Joe Tolliver 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 19-11-162 2 TD, Matt Hasselbeck 11-8-110 2 TD
NEW ORLEANS - Billy Joe Hobert 15-10-179 1 TD, Billy Joe Tolliver 11-6-106 2 INT, Danny Wuerffel 6-2-24 2 INT. Tommy Barnhardt 1-1-13
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 4-82 1 TD, Corey Bradford 4-62 1 TD, Tyrone Davis 2-29, William Henderson 2-10, Dorsey Levens 2-3, Jahine Arnold 1-47 1 TD, Donald Driver 1-27, Basil Mitchell 1-6, Antonio Freeman 1-5 1 TD, Lamont Hall 1-1
NEW ORLEANS - Eddie Kennison 4-74, Ryan Yarborough 2-69, Lamar Smith 2-31, Brett Bech 2-29, Aaron Craver 2-4, Keith Poole 1-58, Lawrence Dawsey 1-17, Danan Hughes 1-13, Gunnard Twyner 1-10, Cuncho Brown 1-7, Wilmont Perry 1-5, Josh Wilcox 1-5
(GREEN BAY) - Undrafted rookie Basil Mitchell caught two second-half touchdown passes and Green Bay used instant replay to negate a touchdown on a kickoff return by Miami. Again relying on a superior cast of reserves, the Packers overcame an 11-0 deficit. Backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes for the Packers, giving him nine for the preseason. Instant replay played a part in tonight's game as Dolphin kick returner Kio Sanford ran back the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, only to have the score overturned when the Green Bay coaching staff noticed Sanford's foot stepping on the sideline as he raced by them. The Dolphins lost several players to injury. Miami's more seriously wounded players include safety Calvin Jackson (twisted knee); safety Brock Marion (ligament damage in hand); cornerback Patrick Surtain (groin strain); quarterback Damon Huard (bruised right quadriceps); safety Shawn Wooden (broken right thumb); and enigmatic rookie defensive lineman Dimitrius Underwood (dislocated shoulder)
MIAMI     -  2  9  3  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0  8 14  3 - 25
                           MIAMI     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            13
Rush-yards                 25-85         27-85
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-36-287-0-2 13-24-169-3-2
Yards sacked                3-24          4-17
Total Passing Yards          263           152
Total yards                  348           237
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           1-0
Turnovers                      4             2
Yards penalized             9-62          8-83
Time of Possession         33:47         26:13
SCORING
1st - MIA - Safety, Brock Marion blocked punt out of end zone 7:04 MIAMI 2-0
2nd - MIA - Olindo Mare, 31-yard field goal 14:53 MIAMI 5-0
2nd - MIA - Mare, 26-yard field goal 6:33 MIAMI 8-0
2nd - MIA - Mare, 41-yard field goal 3:01 MIAMI 11-0
2nd - GB - Schroeder, 27-yard pass from Hasselbeck (T.Davis pass from Hasselbeck) 0:44 MIAMI 11-8
3rd - MIA - Mare, 40-yard field goal 9:08 MIAMI 14-8
3rd - GB - Mitchell, 18-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 4:06 GREEN BAY 15-14
3rd - GB - Mitchell, 45-yard pass from Brooks (Longwell kick) 0:43 GREEN BAY 22-14
4th - MIA - Mare, 32-yard field goal 9:56 GREEN BAY 22-17
4th - GB - Longwell, 43-yard field goal 1:55 GREEN BAY 25-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - De'Mond Parker 9-45, Matt Hasselbeck 4-25, Aaron Brooks 2-6, Brett Favre 1-6, Dorsey Levens 5-3, Matt Snider 1-3, Basil Mitchell 5-(-3)
MIAMI - Jon Avery 12-43, Rob Konrad 1-21, Bernie Parmalee 8-17, Kantroy Barber 1-4, Damon Huard 1-2, Craig Erickson 1-0, Brent Bartholomew 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 5-1-5 1 INT, Matt Hasselbeck 15-10-97 2 TD 1 INT, Aaron Brooks 4-2-50 1 TD
MIAMI - Dan Marino 2-0-0, Craig Erickson 17-10-172 1 INT, Damon Huard 17-9-91 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Basil Mitchell 3-60 2 TD, William Henderson 3-16, Jahine Arnold 2-34, De'Mond Parker 2-5, Bill Schroeder 1-27 1 TD, Donald Driver 1-5, Antonio Freeman 1-5
MIAMI - Jon Avery 3-35, Oronde Gadsen 3-26, Ed Perry 2-34, Troy Drayton 2-25, Kantroy Barber 2-22, Bernie Parmalee 2-16, Larry Shannon 1-56, Kio Sanford 1-19, Derrick Steagall 1-13, Nate Jacquet 1-12, Jamie Reader 1-5
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre led the Packers on an 11-play, 82-yard touchdown drive in the final 1:51 as the Packers stunned the Oakland Raiders 28-24 to make Ray Rhodes a winner in his Packers debut. The three-time league MVP engineered the 11th fourth-quarter comeback of his career, capped by a 1-yard TD toss to Jeff Thomason with 11 seconds left. Favre, who also had three passes intercepted, was 28- 28-of-47 for 333 yards and four touchdowns. His late-game heroics prevented the Packers' second loss in the last 32 games at Lambeau Field. Green Bay also kept a fourth-quarter scoring drive alive by using instant replay to reverse a call. It was a winning debut for Rhodes, who took over after Mike Holmgren left for Seattle after last season. Holmgren led the Packers to two Super Bowls, including a championship in 1997.
OAKLAND   -  3  7  7  7 - 24
GREEN BAY -  7  0  7 14 - 28
                         OAKLAND     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            25
Rush-yards-TDs          32-153-3       20-91-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-31-227-0-1 28-47-333-4-3
Sacked-yards                4-17          3-15
Net pass yards               210           318
Total yards                  363           409
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           1-1
Turnovers                      1             4
Penalties-yards             6-55          7-47
SCORING
1st - GB - Schroeder, 4-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 9:16 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - OAK - Michael Husted, 41-yard field goal 12:03 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - OAK - Randy Jordan, 1-yard run (Husted kick) 4:06 OAKLAND 10-7
3rd - GB - Freeman, 12-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 8:18 GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - OAK - Tyrone Wheatley, 5-yard run (Husted kick) 12:32 OAKLAND 17-14
4th - OAK - Jordan, 1-yard run (Husted kick) 4:08 OAKLAND 24-14
4th - GB - Bradford, 8-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 7:40 OAKLAND 24-21
4th - GB - Thomason, 1-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:49 GREEN BAY 28-24
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 18-78, Brett Favre 2-13
OAKLAND - Napoleon Kaufman 11-87, Tyrone Wheatley 15-52 1 TD, Rich Gannon 1-6, Jon Ritchie 1-5, Randy Jordan 3-3 2 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 47-28-333 4 TD 3 INT
OAKLAND - Rich Gannon 31-16-227 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 7-111 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 6-46, Mark Chmura 4-44, Bill Schroeder 4-42 1 TD, Tyrone Davis 2-50, Corey Bradford 2-27 1 TD, William Henderson 2-12, Jeff Thomason 1-1 1 TD
OAKLAND - Tim Brown 4-51, James Jett 3-88, Randy Jordan 3-49, Jon Ritchie 2-19, Tyrone Wheatley 2-10, Napoleon Kaufman 1-6, Jeremy Brigham 1-4
The Packer Way is an instructive book on the business of getting your team to the top -- an essential guide for leaders and managers of any organization by the man who rebuilt the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl champions. Ron Wolf achieved his goal of creating pro football's best team by using the nine coe stepping stones he outlines here. Whether you're managing a small start-up company or are the CEO of a major corporation, Ron Wolf's leadership principles will be invaluable to your organization's success. (SOURCE: Google Books)
Dorsey Levens running agains the Jets in the pre-season
Brett Favre is hoisted by teammates Frank Winters (52) and Earl Dotson after Oakland's K.D.Williams was penalized for unnecessary roughness. (CREDIT: Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Packers wide receiver Bill Schroeder celebrates his touchdown with fans during the first quarter of the season opener. He would later score the game-winning touchdown. (CREDIT: Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
No win over the Packers topped the emotional pitch of the game at Lambeau Field six days after the death of Walter Payton. The Bears were mired in a 10-game losing streak to the Packers and were clutching a 14-13 lead late in the fourth. Brett Favre set up the Packers for a 28-yard field goal with 7 seconds remaining, only to watch Bears defensive tackle Bryan Robinson block the kick. Robinson later suggested Payton had given him a boost. "I can't jump that high," he said. (SOURCE: Jack M Silverstein, Chicago Tribune)
Beuerlein's draw play silenced Lambeau Field (December 12th 1999)

On Dec. 12, 1999, the Carolina Panthers trailed Green Bay, 31-27, when they got the ball back at their own 37 with exactly four minutes to go at Lambeau Field. The Panthers had a franchise-low 8 total rushing yards --yes, eight -- prior to Beuerlein's game-winning draw play. Here's how their drive unfolded:
1ST-AND-10 CAR 37 -- Steve Beuerlein pass to Muhsin Muhammad for 2 yards.
2ND-AND-8 CAR 39 -- Beuerlein pass to Fred Lane for 3.
3RD-AND-5 CAR 42 -- Beuerlein pass to Patrick Jeffers for 6.
TWO-MINUTE WARNING
1ST-AND-10 CAR 48 -- Beuerlein pass to Wesley Walls for 8.
2ND-AND-2 GB 44 -- Beuerlein pass to Muhammad for 4 (5-yard face-mask penalty on Green Bay added).
1ST-AND-10 GB 35 -- Beuerlein incomplete pass intended for Donald Hayes.
2ND-AND-10 GB 35 -- Beuerlein incomplete pass intended for Lane.
3RD-AND-10 GB 35 -- Beuerlein pass to Jeffers for 9.
PANTHERS TIMEOUT
4TH-AND-1 GB 26 -- Beuerlein pass to Walls for 18.
1ST-AND-GOAL GB 8 -- Beuerlein penalized for illegal forward pass (he threw an apparent TD pass to Walls but had passed the line of scrimmage).
2ND-AND-GOAL GB 13 -- Beuerlein incomplete pass intended for Walls.
3RD-AND-GOAL GB 13 -- Beuerlein pass to Walls for 8.
PANTHERS TIMEOUT (0:05 remaining).
4TH-AND-GOAL GB 5 -- Beuerlein runs quarterback draw up the middle for TOUCHDOWN.
Brett Favre scrambles against the Buccaneers in a late-season loss
Bill Schroeder hangs on despite a hard hit by the Arizona Cardinals
Dorsey Levens celebrates one of his four touchdowns in the season finale.
Ray Rhodes leaves the field as Packer head coach for the last time, after just sixteen games.
Ray Rhodes, who directed the Eagles to two wild-card berths in 1995-96 before the club's regression in 1997-98, had the unfortunate task of following Mike Holmgren in Green Bay. In 1999, the Rhodes-led Packers finished a disappointing 8-8, prompting his dismissal after one season and ushering in the Mike Sherman era, where Green Bay captured four straight division titles from 2001 to '04. Unfortunately for Rhodes, the '99 season would be his last as an NFL head coach.
(DETROIT) - Brett Favre ran out of miracles. A 91-yard kickoff return by Terry Fair and the heady play of Charlie Batch brought Detroit back for a 23-15 win over the Packers, keeping the surprising Lions unbeaten. It was the sixth loss in the last seven trips to the Silverdome for the Packers, who bolted ahead 15-14 with 12:55 left in the fourth quarter. But the Lions came up with some fireworks of their own to stay undefeated despite playing without All-Pro Barry Sanders, who retired in frustration over the Lions' 5-11 finish in 1998. Fair returned the kickoff to the 8, and three plays later, Batch made a nice fake and took it in on a bootleg to put Detroit back in front, 20-15, with 10:57 remaining. Jason Hanson's 48-yard field goal, capping a 63- yard, 10-play drive, made it 23-15 with 2:46 left. That seemed like plenty of time for Favre, who brought the Packers back in the final 1:51 for a victory over Oakland in their opener. Favre alternated runs by Dorsey Levens with passes of 22, 13 and 8 yards to drive the Packers to Detroit's 27. But on fourth-and-2, his pass intended for Antonio Freeman was swatted away by Robert Bailey, and the Lions killed the final 1:02. 
GREEN BAY -  3  3  0  9 - 15
DETROIT   -  0 14  0  9 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   21             9
Rush-yards-TDs          31-154-1       32-82-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-41-288-0-1  9-16-219-2-2
Sacked-yards                 1-5          4-23
Net pass yards               283           196
Total yards                  437           278
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             5-25          6-52
SCORING
1st - GB - Longwell, 45-yard field goal 8:13 GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - J. Morton, 45-yd pass from C. Batch (Jason Hanson kick) 0:07 DETROIT 7-3
2nd - DET - David Sloan, 74-yd pass from Batch (Hanson kick) 5:11 DETROIT 14-3
2nd - GB - Longwell, 24-yard field goal 14:50 DETROIT 14-6
4th - GB - Safety, ball snapped out of end zone 0:03 DETROIT 14-8
4th - GB - Levens, 2-yard run (Longwell kick) 2:35 GREEN BAY 15-14
4th - DET - Batch, 1-yard run (Conversion failed) 4:03 DETROIT 20-15
4th - DET - Hanson, 48-yard field goal 12:14 DETROIT 23-15
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 29-153 1 TD, Brett Favre 2-1
DETROIT - Ron Rivers 17-54, Cory Schlesinger 7-10, Charlie Batch 3-9 1 TD, Greg Hill 3-8, Sedrick Irvin 1-1, John Jett 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 41-20-288 1 INT
DETROIT - Charlie Batch 16-9-219 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 6-85, Bill Schroeder 4-87, Dorsey Levens 4-53, Corey Bradford 3-25, Tyrone Davis 2-27, Mark Chmura 1-11
DETROIT - Johnnie Morton 4-118 1 TD, Davis Sloan 1-74 1 TD, Brian Stablein 1-13, Rob Rivers 1-11, Germane Crowell 1-3, Greg Hill 1-0
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre says he can't do this every week. Maybe just every other week. Favre led the Packers to another comeback win, hitting Corey Bradford with a 23-yard touchdown pass with 12 seconds left, giving the Packers a 23-20 victory over the Vikings. Bradford's catch capped a 77-yard, 104- second drive led by Favre, who beat the Oakland Raiders in Week 1 with a similar last-ditch drive. It was Favre's 12th fourth-quarter comeback, and the 15th game-winning drive of his career. Favre was 6-of-7 on the final drive, hitting Bradford twice and Dorsey Levens three times as the Packers scored their only offensive touchdown of the game against Minnesota's fired-up defense. Randy Moss caught a 10-yard touchdown pass - just his second reception of the game from Randall Cunningham with 1:56 to play, giving Minnesota a 20-16 lead. Both teams struggled to mount sustained offensive drives until the game's fabulous finish. Minnesota took one last shot at the end zone, but rookie defensive back Antuan Edwards made his second interception of the game as time ran out. Favre, who wept after the Oakland win, collapsed onto a sideline bench shortly after throwing the final pass and was helped off the field by medical staff.
MINNESOTA -  7  3  3  7 - 20
GREEN BAY -  0 10  3 10 - 23
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            20
Rush-yards-TDs           29-97-1       22-71-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-32-244-1-2 24-39-304-1-0
Sacked-yards                2-13          2-15
Net pass yards               231           289
Total yards                  328           360
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards             5-30          5-47
SCORING
1st - MINN - Leroy Hoard, 2-yard run (Gary Anderson kick) 10:34 MINNESOTA 7-0
2nd - GB - Longwell, 28-yard field goal 0:53 MINNESOTA 7-3
2nd - GB - Edwards, 26-yard interception return (Longwell kick) 7:23 GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - MINN - Anderson, 34-yard field goal 14:10 TIED 10-10
3rd - MINN - Anderson, 22-yard field goal 5:43 MINNESOTA 13-10
3rd - GB - Longwell, 35-yard field goal 11:55 TIED 13-13
4th - GB - Longwell, 34-yard field goal 10:35 GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - MINN - Moss, 10-yd pass from Cunningham (Anderson kick) 13:04 MINNESOTA 20-16
4th - GB - Bradford, 23-yd pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:48 GREEN BAY 23-20
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 18-49, Brett Favre 3-13, William Henderson 1-9
MINNESOTA - Robert Smith 21-85, Moe Williams 2-10, Leroy Hoard 4-1 1 TD, Randall Cunningham 2-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 39-24-304 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Randall Cunningham 32-18-244 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 9-84, Bill Schroeder 5-85, Corey Bradford 4-72 1 TD, Antonio Freeman 4-56, William Henderson 2-7
MINNESOTA - Jake Reed 6-108, Cris Carter 4-85, Robert Smith 3-19, Randy Moss 2-13 1 TD, Andrew Glover 2-13, David Palmer 1-6
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre gave himself quite a birthday present. Favre, who turned 30 on Sunday, led Green Bay on a last-minute, game- winning drive for the third time this season, hitting Antonio Freeman with a 21-yard touchdown pass with 1:05 left as the Packers beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-23. The winning pass capped a six-play, 73-yard drive Favre directed in 40 seconds against the Buccaneers' top-ranked defense. The Packers racked up 452 yards of total offense against Tampa Bay but looked to be in trouble when Mike Alstott's 22-yard touchdown run with 1:45 to play put the Bucs up 23-19.
TAMPA BAY -  0 13  0 10 - 23
GREEN BAY - 10  3  3 10 - 26
                       TAMPA BAY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   21            18
Rush-yards-TDs          32-173-1       23-98-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-26-110-1-3 22-40-390-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-10          5-38
Net pass yards               100           352
Total yards                  273           450
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-1
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             3-40          9-88
SCORING
1st - GB - Freeman, 19-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 3:01 GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Longwell, 42-yard field goal 7:23 GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - TB - W. Dunn, 16-yd pass from Dilfer (Martin Gramatica kick) 0:07 GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - TB - Gramatica, 41-yard field goal 4:17 TIED 10-10
2nd - TB - Gramatica, 36-yard field goal 11:27 TAMPA BAY 13-10
2nd - GB - Longwell, 49-yard field goal 14:03 TIED 13-13
3rd - GB - Longwell, 38-yard field goal 8:08 GREEN BAY 16-13
4th - TB - Gramatica, 36-yard field goal 0:32 TIED 16-16
4th - GB - Longwell, 43-yard field goal 9:03 GREEN BAY 19-16
4th - TB - Alstott, 22-yard run (Gramatica kick) 13:15 TAMPA BAY 23-19
4th - GB - Freeman, 21-yd pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 13:55 GREEN BAY 26-23
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 22-99, Brett Favre 1-(-1)
TAMPA BAY - Mike Alstott 14-87 1 TD, Trent Dilfer 4-47, Warrick Dunn 14-39
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 40-22-390 2 TD
TAMPA BAY - Trent Dilfer 26-16-110 1 TD 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 7-158, Antonio Freeman 7-152 2 TD, Dorsey Levens 5-57, William Henderson 2-4, Corey Bradford 1-19
TAMPA BAY - Warrick Dunn 6-41 1 TD, Reidel Anthony 3-23, Mike Alstott 2-16, Bert Emanuel 2-8, Jacquez Green 1-12, Karl Williams 1-7, Dave Moore 1-3
(DENVER) - Brian Griese threw two touchdown passes to Ed McCaffrey and ran for a third as the Broncos finished with a huge edge in total offense (514-133) and time of possession (45:14-14:46). Olandis Gary, elevated to a starting role because of injuries to Terrell Davis and Derek Loville, carried 37 times for 124 yards and a score, and the Broncos intercepted Brett Favre three times. Favre, who three times this season rallied his team to a comeback victory in the final two minutes despite a sore thumb on his throwing hand, was only 7-for-23 for 120 yards in, statistically, his worst performance as a pro. "I didn't expect to play like this," said Favre, the three-time league MVP. "I didn't expect to lose like this. Games like this happen It was ugly. This is a character check. My thumb has been bothering me all year, but it is not an excuse."
GREEN BAY -  0  3  7  0 - 10
DENVER    -  3  0 21  7 - 31
                       GREEN BAY        DENVER
First downs                    5            28
Rush-yards-TDs           11-21-1      51-151-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  7-23-120-0-3 19-31-363-2-1
Sacked-yards                 1-8           0-0
Net pass yards               112           363
Total yards                  133           514
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           4-0
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards             9-51          9-64
SCORING
1st - DEN - Jason Elam, 20-yard field goal 11:34 DENVER 3-0
2nd - GB - Longwell, 50-yard field goal 13:18 TIED 3-3
3rd - DEN - Ed McCaffrey, 10-yard pass from Griese (Elam kick) 3:43 DENVER 10-3
3rd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Longwell kick) 8:13 TIED 10-10
3rd - DEN - McCaffrey, 78-yard pass from Griese (Elam kick) 8:39 DENVER 17-10
3rd - DEN - Olandis Gary, 1-yard run (Elam kick) 13:44 DENVER 24-10
4th - DEN - Griese, 2-yard run (Elam kick) 3:54 DENVER 31-10
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 10-12 1 TD, Brett Favre 1-9
DENVER - Olandis gary 37-124 1 TD, Howard Griffith 7-25, John Avery 2-6, Brian Griese 5-(-4) 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 23-7-120 3 INT
DENVER - Brian Griese 31-19-363 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 3-41, Corey Bradford 1-54, Tyrone Davis 1-16, Antonio Freeman 1-9, Dorsey Levens 1-0
DENVER - Ed McCaffrey 5-116 2 TD, Rod Smith 4-57, Byron Chamberlain 3-123, Olandis Gary 2-26, Dwayne Carswell 2-17, John Avery 1-11, Howard Griffith 1-8, Desmond Clark 1-5
(SAN DIEGO) - Brett Favre rebounded from his worst pro game with three TD passes, and Green Bay had six interceptions against the Chargers. Favre, 7-of-23 for 120 yards with three interceptions in last week's loss at Denver, was 12-of-22 for 173 yards with one interception.
GREEN BAY -  7  7 14  3 - 31
SAN DIEGO -  0  3  0  0 -  3
                       GREEN BAY     SAN DIEGO
First downs                   19            21
Rush-yards-TDs          28-129-1       27-76-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-25-173-3-1 25-54-239-0-6
Sacked-yards                 1-7          3-12
Net pass yards               166           227
Total yards                  295           303
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-0
Turnovers                      2             6
Penalties-yards             5-45          6-73
SCORING
1st - GB - Henderson, 7-yd pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:39 GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Levens, 6-yard run (Longwell kick) 1:41 GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - SD - John Carney, 28-yard field goal 10:59 GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - GB - Schroeder, 6-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 3:22 GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - GB - Freeman, 3-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:57 GREEN BAY 28-3
4th - GB - Longwell, 46-yard field goal 13:06 GREEN BAY 31-3
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 21-77 1 TD, De'Mond Parker 4-35, Matt Hasselbeck 2-12, Basil Mitchell 1-5
SAN DIEGO - Kenny Bynum 6-30, Natrone Means 12-28, Termayne Stephens 4-10, Mikhael Ricks 1-4, Erik Kramer 3-3, Terrell Fletcher 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 22-12-173 3 TD 1 INT, Matt Hasselbeck 3-0-0
SAN DIEGO - Erik Krame 36-18-161 3 INT, Jim Harbaugh 18-7-78 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 5-82 1 TD, Bill Schroeder 4-45 1 TD, Dorsey Levens 1-25, Tyrone Davis 1-14, William Henderson 1-7 1 TD
SAN DIEGO - Freddie Jones 7-87, Mikhael Ricks 6-42, Terrell Fletcher 3-32, Jeff Graham 2-39, Chris Penn 2-23, Tremayne Stephens 2-7, Kenny Bynum 1-8, Reggie Davis 1-2, Fred McCrary 1-(-1)
(GREEN BAY) - During his seven years in Green Bay, Mike Holmgren helped make Brett Favre a superstar. In Holmgren's first trip back, his Seattle defense made Favre took less than ordinary. Led by Cortez Kennedy and Shawn Springs, Holmgren's Seahawks forced seven turnovers, six by Favre, as they beat the Packers, 27-7, Monday night. Jon Kitna chipped in with touchdown passes to Derrick Mayes and Shawn Dawkins, Ricky Watters ran for 125 yards in 30 carries, and Springs returned a blocked punt 61 yards for a touchdown. Green Bay, which lost for only the second time in 35 games at Lambeau Field, also contributed to its own demise with 10 penalties for 103 yards. That included two personal fouls on one play against offensive tackle Earl Dotson, who was so frustrated trying to block Kennedy that he got thrown out of the game for shoving him twice. But the defense did the real work for Seattle, which has won five of its last six and moved into a tie with Kansas City for the lead in the AFC West. Favre had an abysmal game. He finished 14-of-35 for 180 yards and threw four interceptions for just the second time in his career.
SEATTLE   -  7  7  7  6 - 27
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                         SEATTLE     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            17
Rush-yards-TDs          36-132-0      29-125-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-19-109-2-0 16-41-212-1-4
Sacked-yards                2-19          4-30
Net pass yards                90           182
Total yards                  222           307
Fumbles-lost                 5-2           6-3
Turnovers                      2             7
Penalties-yards             6-67        10-103
SCORING
1st - SEA - Shawn Springs, 61-yd blocked FG ret (Todd Peterson kick) 10:15 SEATTLE 7-0
2nd - GB - Bradford, 74-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 4:43 TIED 7-7
2nd - SEA - Derrick Mayes, 10-yd pass from Jon Kitna (Peterson kick) 9:12 SEATTLE 14-7
3rd - SEA - Sean Dawkins, 2-yard pass from Kitna (Peterson kick) 4:30 SEATTLE 21-7
4th - SEA - Peterson, 19-yard field goal 5:49 SEATTLE 24-7
4th - SEA - Peterson, 29-yard field goal 8:24 SEATTLE 27-7
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 24-104, Brett Favre 3-16, Basil Mitchell 2-5
SEATTLE - Ricky Watters 31-125, Roggie Brown 2-4, Jon Kitna 3-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 35-14-180 1 TD 4 INT, Matt Hasselbeck 6-2-32
SEATTLE - Jon Kitna 19-12-109 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Corey Bradford 3-106 1 TD, William Henderson 3-30, Dorsey Levens 3-22, Bill Schroeder 3-21, Antonio Freeman 2-10, Lamont Hall 1-13, Tyrone Davis 1-10
SEATTLE - Derrick Mayes 4-36 1 TD, Sean Dawkins 3-23 1 TD, Christian Fauria 2-11, Ricky Watters 1-21, Mike Pritchard 1-11, Itula Mili 1-7
(GREEN BAY) - Brett Favre drove the Packers 73 yards in the last 3:19, but Ryan Longwell's 27-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Bryan Robinson as time expired. The Bears snapped a three-game losing streak despite losing starting quarterback Cade McNown with a sprained right knee after the second series of the game. The Packers lost for the third time in four games, including consecutive home defeats for the first time since 1991.
CHICAGO   -  7  0  7  0 - 14
GREEN BAY -  3  7  0  3 - 13
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            21
Rush-yards-TDs          29-160-1       29-85-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-34-157-1-3 27-40-267-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-6          3-13
Net pass yards               151           254
Total yards                  311           339
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           1-0
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             3-24          4-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Longwell, 37-yard field goal 10:14 GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - CHI - Glyn Milburn, 49 run (Chris Boniol kick) 12:44 CHICAGO 7-3
2nd - GB - Davis, 7-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:30 GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - CHI - Bobby Engram, 6-yard pass from Jim Miller (Boniol kick) 14:31 CHICAGO 14-10
4th - GB - Longwell, 26-yard field goal 3:54 CHICAGO 14-13
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 26-79, Brett Favre 2-8, Antonio Freeman 1-(-2)
CHICAGO - Curtis Enis 20-88, Glyn Milburn 3-54 1 TD, James Allen 4-17, Edgar Bennett 1-1, Cade McNown 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 40-27-267 1 TD 1 INT
CHICAGO - Cade McNown 5-2-15, Jim Miller 29-16-142 1 TD 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 8-71, Bill Schroeder 4-57, Dorsey Levens 4-25, Corey Bradford 3-53, William Henderson 3-25, Tyrone Davis 3-24 1 TD, Jeff Thomason 2-12
CHICAGO - Bobby Engram 6-48 1 TD, Marcus Robinson 4-66, Glyn Milburn 2-1, Macey Brooks 1-10, D'Wayne Bates 1-8, Curtis Enis 1-8, John Allred 1-6, Edgar Bennett 1-5, Ryan Wetnight 1-5
(DALLAS) - Maybe losing superstars Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin was the jolt the Dallas Cowboys needed. Backup quarterback Jason Garrett snowed the poise and accuracy of Aikman, and safety George Teague helped the defense withstand a typical late game charge by Brett Favre to give Dallas a 27-13 victory over Green Bay. Playing without their Big Three for the first time in a decade, the Cowboys ended a two-game losing streak and leaped from third in the NFC East to a first-place tie with Washington and the New York Giants, both losers Sunday. The Packers lost their third straight and fourth in five games to fall below .500 in the second half of a season for the first time since 1994. This was their eighth straight loss at Texas Stadium. Dallas, which had blown leads of 17, 14 and 10 points in losing three of its last four games, looked to be on its way to another one despite having led 20-3 with 10 minutes, 40 seconds left. Favre shook off three quarters of missed opportunities — both by him and his receivers — to throw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman with 6:53 to go, then set up Ryan Longwell's 31-yard field goal with 1:21 to play to close Green Bay to 20-13. The Packers recovered the onside kick and moved to the Dallas 25 with 21 seconds left before Teague intercepted a pass and coasted 95 yards for a touchdown.
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0 10 - 13
DALLAS    -  7  3  7 10 - 27
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   20            19
Rush-yards-TDs           17-40-0      34-149-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 26-50-260-1-2 13-23-199-2-0
Sacked-yards                3-16           2-9
Net pass yards               244           190
Total yards                  284           339
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           2-2
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             8-57        10-135
SCORING
1st - DAL - D. LaFleur, 6-yd pass fr J. Garrett (R. Cunningham kick) 7:03 DALLAS 7-0
2nd - GB - Longwell, 38-yard field goal 13:53 DALLAS 7-3
2nd - DAL - Cunningham, 44-yard field goal 15:00 DALLAS 10-3
3rd - DAL - R. Ismail, 37-yard pass from Garrett (Cunningham kick) 9:32 DALLAS 17-3
4th - DAL - Cunningham, 47-yard field goal 4:20 DALLAS 20-3
4th - GB - Freeman, 28-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 8:07 DALLAS 20-10
4th - GB - Longwell, 31-yard field goal 13:39 DALLAS 20-13
4th - DAL - G. Teague, 95-yard int return (Cunningham kick) 14:56 DALLAS 27-13
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 15-31, Brett Favre 2-9
DALLAS - Chris Warren 19-85, Robert Chancey 14-57, Rocket Ismail 1-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 50-26-260 1 TD 2 INT
DALLAS - Jason Garrett 23-13-199 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 8-40, Antonio Freeman 6-110 1 TD, Bill Schroeder 4-61, Corey Bradford 3-35, Tyrone Davis 3-9, William Henderson 2-5
DALLAS - Rocket Ismail 6-86 1 TD, Ernie Mills 2-49, David LaFleur 2-16 1 TD, Eric Bjornson 1-32, Jason Tucker 1-11, Chris Warren 1-5
The Packers’ 25th appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated came during the one year tenure of coach Ray Rhodes. The Packers had started their decline in the post-Holmgren era, and the magazine took notice. Pictured on the cover is tight end Mark Chmura, who has just been walloped and is laying on his back, looking like he’s wondering what happened. The headline reads “Bottoms Up: The Lions are on top, the Pack is on its back, and the Broncos, Vikings and Niners are reeling. What’s going on?” Apparently, it wasn’t just the once-winning Packers who were experiencing troubles on the field. As the feature article opens with a two-page photo of Packers’ running back Dorsey Levens getting gang-tackled by the Detroit Lions, the accompanying text reads “Piling On: In the season’s crazy first two weeks, some some erstwhile NFL have-nots have jumped all over venerabe haves.” The article does not focus on the Packers only, but on all the teams that were having trouble winning at the start of the 1999 season. The article does state: “The 49ers aren’t the only aging power... Reggie White has left a big defensive hole in Green Bay, and Favre’s vital weapons are disappearing faster than they can be replaced.” (SOURCE: Packerville, USA)
(GREEN BAY) - After watching a taunting Lions secondary beat him earlier, Brett Favre returned the treatment with two gleeful throat-slitting gestures while the Packers pulled away from the Lions. Favre, who was 26-of-40 for 309 yards and no interceptions, twice taunted Lions CB Robert Bailey, who had done the same, in Detroit's victory in September. The second gesture earned Favre an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and a possible fine from coach Ray Rhodes. Favre said he'd be happy to pay the fine. Dorsey Levens had 146 total yards, Ryan Longwell kicked four field goals and the Green Bay defense shut out the Lions in the second half. The victory snapped the Packers' three-game losing skid and two-game home losing streak.
DETROIT   -  7 10  0  0 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0 12 11  3 - 26
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            24
Rush-yards-TDs          23-110-1       27-64-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-39-225-1-2 26-40-309-1-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0           1-2
Net pass yards               225           307
Total yards                  335           371
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards            8-119         10-90
SCORING
1st - DET - Sedrick Irvin, 2-yard run (Jason Hanson kick) 7:01 DETROIT 7-0
2nd - GB - Longwell, 23-yard field goal 1:37 DETROIT 7-3
2nd - GB - Longwell, 33-yard field goal 7:22 DETROIT 7-6
2nd - DET - G. Crowell, 14-yard pass from G.Frerotte (Hanson kick) 10:56 DETROIT 14-6
2nd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Conversion failed) 13:47 DETROIT 14-12
2nd - DET - Hanson, 46-yard field goal 15:00 DETROIT 17-12
3rd - GB - Bradford, 17-yd pass from Favre (Bradford from Favre) 7:40 GREEN BAY 20-17
3rd - GB - Longwell, 45-yard field goal 11:46 GREEN BAY 23-17
4th - GB - Longwell, 31-yard field goal 2:08 GREEN BAY 26-17
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 23-47 1 TD, De'Mond Parker 2-17, William Henderson 1-1, Brett Favre 1-(-1)
DETROIT - Sedrick Irvin 8-62 1 TD, Greg Hill 10-32, Gus Frerotte 1-7, Cory Schelsinger 3-5, Germane Crowell 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 40-26-309 1 TD
DETROIT - Gus Frerotte 39-20-225 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 10-99, Corey Bradford 6-94 1 TD, Bill Schroeder 4-69, William Henderson 4-28, Jeff Thomason 1-12, Tyrone Davis 1-7
DETROIT - Germane Crowell 8-112 1 TD, Johnnie Morton 5-64, David Sloan 4-30, Sedrick Irvin 3-19
(SAN FRANCISCO) - The Packers revived their season while extending the 49ers' losing spiral. Brett Favre threw touchdown passes of 13 yards to Corey Bradford and 10 yards to Tyrone Davis as Green Bay defeated the 49ers 20-3 Monday night and pulled within a game of the NFC Central lead. Ryan Longwell added two short field goals for the Packers, who have rebounded with two consecutive wins after dropping three straight. For the 49ers, it was their seventh straight defeat. They have one offensive touchdown in the last five games, and have clinched their first non-winning season since 1982. Things have gotten so bad for San Francisco that it has come to this: Steve Stenstrom went back to pass in the second quarter and dropped the ball without being hit. Favre, who made his 120th straight start to extend his NFL record for consecutive starts by a quarterback, went 25-of-36 for 246 yards. He has had two straight solid games after struggling with a thumb injury for much of the season.
GREEN BAY     -  0 10  7  3 - 20
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  3  0  0 -  3
                       GREEN BAY SAN FRANCISCO
First downs                   19            14
Rush-yards-TDs           22-79-0      23-137-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 24-35-236-2-0 19-35-195-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-7          2-10
Net pass yards               229           185
Total yards                  308           322
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             2
Penalties-yards             4-22         8-105
SCORING
2nd - SF - Wade Richey, 35-yard field goal 0:09 SAN FRANCISCO 3-0
2nd - GB - Bradford, 13-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 3:10 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Longwell, 23-yard field goal 14:33 GREEN BAY 10-3
3rd - GB - Davis, 10-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 11:18 GREEN BAY 17-3
4th - GB - Longwell, 22-yard field goal 3:24 GREEN BAY 20-3
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 13-56, De'Mond Parker 5-19, Matt Hasselbeck 3-3, Basil Mitchell 1-1
SAN FRANCISCO - Charlie Garner 15-90, Fred Beasley 8-47
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 35-24-236 2 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Steve Stenstrom 35-19-195 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 7-73, Bill Schroeder 4-58, Dorsey Levens 4-31, Tyrone Davis 3-20 1 TD, Corey Bradford 2-25 1 TD, Keith Crawford 1-14, Jeff Thomason 1-7, William Henderson 1-6, De'Mond Parker 1-2
SAN FRANCISCO - Charlie Garner 6-36, Jerry Rice 4-63, Greg Clark 3-44, Fred Beasley 3-26, Terrell Owens 2-21, J.J. Stokes 1-5
(CHICAGO) - Rookie De'Mond Parker ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Keith McKenzie returned a fumble on a botched punt 45 yards for another score as Green Bay won its third straight at cold, rainy Soldier Field. Parker gained 113 yards on 19 carries to help the Packers overcome the absence of leading receiver and rusher Dorsey Levens, out with cracked ribs. Brett Favre was 17-of-24 for 155 yards to become just the second quarterback to surpass 3,000 yards passing in eight straight seasons. Dan Marino once did it nine straight.
GREEN BAY -  0 21  0 14 - 35
CHICAGO   -  7  6  6  0 - 19
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   19            17
Rush-yards-TDs          35-188-3       24-91-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-24-155-1-2 21-39-226-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-16          3-20
Net pass yards               139           206
Total yards                  327           297
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-1
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             3-25          4-35
SCORING
1st - CHI - Barry Minter, 25-yd interception return (Chris Boniol kick) 9:01 CHICAGO 7-0
2nd - CHI - Boniol, 24-yard field goal 3:34 CHICAGO 10-0
2nd - GB - Schroeder, 6-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 7:53 CHICAGO 10-7
2nd - GB - Henderson, 2-yard run (Longwell kick) 11:17 GREEN BAY 14-10
2nd - GB - McKenzie, 45-yard fumble ret (Longwell kick) 13:51 GREEN BAY 21-10
2nd - CHI - Boniol, 23-yard field goal 14:53 GREEN BAY 21-13
3rd - CHI - Curtis Enis, 1-yard run (Conversion failed) 14:41 GREEN BAY 21-19
4th - GB - Parker, 12-yard run (Longwell kick) 5:58 GREEN BAY 28-19
4th - GB - Parker, 21-yard run (Longwell kick) 11:52 GREEN BAY 35-19
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - De'Mond Parker 19-113 2 TD, Basil Mitchell 11-47, William Henderson 4-18 1 TD, Brett Favre 1-10
CHICAGO - Curtis Enis 19-80 1 TD, Shane Matthews 3-7, Cade McNown 1-6, Todd Sauerbrun 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 35-24-236 2 TD
CHICAGO - Shane Matthews 36-20-223 1 INT, Cade McNown 3-1-3
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Antonio Freeman 6-97, Bill Schroeder 4-25 1 TD, William Henderson 2-13, De'Mond Parker 2-6, Lamont Hall 1-9, Tyrone Davis 1-5, Basil Mitchell 1-0
CHICAGO - Curtis Enis 7-48, Curtis Conway 5-57, Marcus Robinson 3-25, Bobby Engram 2-60, Glyn Milburn 2-25, Ty Hallock 1-7, Marty Booker 1-4
(GREEN BAY) - Steve Beuerlein completed a magnificent day by rushing for a 5-yard touchdown as time expired, giving the Carolina Panthers a 33-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Beuerlein, who was 29-of-43, picked apart the Packers' confused pass defense for 373 yards and three touchdowns. He also led the Panthers on a 63-yard drive in the final 3:52 for the winning score. A 5-yard quarterback draw by Beuerlein, one of football's least mobile quarterbacks, was the final improbability in Carolina's emotional win at one of football's toughest venues. Green Bay had its three-game winning streak snapped and took a severe blow to its playoff hopes.
CAROLINA  -  3  7 14  9 - 33
GREEN BAY -  7  7  7 10 - 31
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   21            26
Rush-yards-TDs           13-13-1       24-79-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 29-42-373-3-0 26-38-302-2-1
Sacked-yards                 1-5          2-19
Net pass yards               368           283
Total yards                  381           362
Fumbles-lost                 4-4           2-1
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             9-64         10-81
SCORING
1st - CAR - John Kasay, 20-yard field goal 9:37 CAROLINA 3-0
1st - GB - McKenzie, 18-yard interception return (Longwell kick) 13:22 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - CAR - P. Jeffers, 35-yard pass from Beuerlein (Kasay kick) 9:33 CAROLINA 10-7
2nd - GB - Freeman, 19-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 13:12 GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - CAR - Jeffers, 38-yard pass from Beuerlein (Kasay kick) 0:21 CAROLINA 17-14
3rd - GB - Driver, 8-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 6:37 GREEN BAY 21-17
3rd - CAR - Brian Kinchen, 26-yd pass from Beuerlein (Kasay kick) 10:33 CAROLINA 24-21
4th - GB - Longwell, 40-yard field goal 3:55 TIED 24-24
4th - CAR - Kasay, 37-yard field goal 7:22 CAROLINA 27-24
4th - GB - Henderson, 1-yard run (Longwell kick) 11:00 GREEN BAY 31-27
4th - CAR - Beuerlein, 5-yard run (Conversion failed) 15:00 CAROLINA 33-31
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY -  Basil Mitchell 12-49, Brett Favre 5-29, William Henderson 1-1 1 TD, De'Mond Parker 6-0
CAROLINA - Steve Beuerlein 4-8 1 TD, Tim Biakabutuka 8-6, Fred Lane 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 38-26-302 2 TD 1 INT
CAROLINA - Steve Beuerlein 42-29-373 3 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 6-84, William Henderson 5-58, Antonio Freeman 4-46 1 TD, Basil Mitchell 4-39, Donald Driver 3-31 1 TD, Tyrone Davis 2-22, Corey Bradford 1-15, De'Mond Parker 1-7
CAROLINA - Patrick Jeffers 8-147 2 TD, Muhsin Muhammad 8-51, Wesley Walls 6-96, Tim Biakabutuka 3-26, William Floyd 2-24, Brian Kinchen 1-26 1 TD, Fred Lane 1-3
(MINNESOTA) - Cris Carter kept his starting streak alive, but his services weren't needed. Randy Moss was all over the field Monday night. Moss caught five passes for 131 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings outlasted the Packers. Moss also atoned for his fumbled punt that led to a Green Bay touchdown by hauling in a 36-yard pass from Jeff George that set up Leroy Hoard's 1-yard run for the winning score with nine minutes left. The Vikings snapped a two-game skid and moved within a game of NFC Central leader Tampa Bay. The Packers fell to 7-7, tied with the New York Giants, Dallas and Carolina in the wildcard logjam. The Packers had one last chance, driving to the Minnesota 27, before Brett Favre was intercepted by Robert Griffith in the end zone on the final play. George's two touchdown tosses to Moss and the longest scramble of his 10-year career staked the Vikings to a 17-13 lead after three quarters. But rookie Basil Mitchell, who forced two fumbles that led to 10 points, jarred the ball loose from Moss on a punt return and Tod McBride recovered for Green Bay at the Vikings' 37. The Vikings appeared to stop the Packers at the 9, and Ryan Longwell came in for his third chip-shot field goal. But holder Matt Hasselbeck, Favre's backup, threw a touchdown strike to tight end Jeff Thomason for a 20-17 lead with 12:31 remaining. Carter extended his starting streak to 111 games despite a severely sprained right ankle that had him in a cast all week. But he was no factor, playing just a few snaps in the first quarter and not getting any balls thrown his way. The Packers led 13-10 at haiftime on the strength of Dorsey Levens' 1-yard run and two Longwell field goals. Levens returned to the lineup after missing two games with a cracked rib and gained 99 yards on 26 carries. But the Vikings converted three third downs on their way to the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter, including a 17-yard scramble by George to the Green Bay 42, George's longest run ever.
GREEN BAY -  0 13  0  7 - 20
MINNESOTA -  0 10  7  7 - 24
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   20            15
Rush-yards-TDs          28-107-1       26-76-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 23-40-238-1-2 16-29-258-2-0
Sacked-yards                4-26          1-29
Net pass yards               212           229
Total yards                  319           305
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           3-2
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             6-57         11-85
SCORING
2nd - MIN - Gary Anderson, 42-yard field goal 1:04 MINNESOTA 3-0
2nd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Longwell kick) 6:46 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Longwell, 26-yard field goal 9:39 GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - MIN - Moss, 57-yard pass from Jeff George (Anderson kick) 10:43 TIED 10-10
2nd - GB - Longwell, 22-yard field goal 14:57 GREEN BAY 13-10
3rd - MINN - Moss, 1-yard pass from George (Anderson kick) 13:15 MINNESOTA 17-13
4th - GB - Thomason, 9-yard pass from Hasselbeck (Longwell kick) 2:29 GREEN BAY 20-17
4th - MINN - Leroy Hoard, 1-yard run (Anderson kick) 6:02 MINNESOTA 24-20
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY -  Dorsey Levens 26-99 1 TD, Brett Favre 2-8
MINNESOTA - Robert Smith 19-54, Jeff George 1-17, Leroy Hoard 6-5 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 39-22-229 2 INT, Matt Hasselbeck 1-1-9 1 TD
MINNESOTA - Jeff George 29-16-258 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 6-71, Antonio Freeman 5-54, Dorsey Levens 4-21, Corey Bradford 3-43, Jeff Thomason 2-31 1 TD, William Henderson 2-7, Lamont Hall 1-7
MINNESOTA - Randy Moss 5-131 2 TD, Jake Reed 5-73, Matthew Hatchette 4-40, Leroy Hoard 2-14
(TAMPA BAY) - After a 45-0 loss at Oakland, the worst in franchise history, anything would have looked good. A postseason berth was particularly pretty as the Bucs closed in on their first division title in 18 years. They equaled a club record for regular-season victories and can take the NFC Central title by winning at Chicago next week. "It's a sign of a good team to be able to bounce back after the debacle last week," Bucs defensive tackle Brad Culpepper said. Tampa Bay forced four turnovers and handed the Packers their third straight defeat.
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0  0 - 10
TAMPA BAY -  3  6  7 13 - 29
                       GREEN BAY     TAMPA BAY
First downs                   14            17
Rush-yards-TDs           12-12-0      37-124-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 25-48-234-1-2 18-31-150-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-3           0-0
Net pass yards               231           150
Total yards                  243           274
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           0-0
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             2-20          2-25
SCORING
1st - TB - Martin Gramatica, 49-yard field goal 4:08 TAMPA BAY 3-0
2nd - TB - Gramatica, 28-yard field goal 0:16 TAMPA BAY 6-0
2nd - TB - Gramatica, 33-yard field goal 7:54 TAMPA BAY 9-0
2nd - GB - Longwell, 46-yard field goal 11:55 TAMPA BAY 9-3
2nd - GB - Levens, 20-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 14:39 GREEN BAY 10-9
3rd - TB - W. Dunn, 8-yard pass from S. King (Gramatica kick) 6:25 TAMPA BAY 16-10
4th - TB - Mike Alstott, 5-yard run (Conversion failed) 3:30 TAMPA BAY 22-10
4th - TB - Alstott, 17-yard run (Gramatica kick) 10:19 TAMPA BAY 29-10
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY -  Brett Favre 2-8, Dorsey Levens 10-4
TAMPA BAY - Mike Alstott 19-79 2 TD, Warrick Dunn 13-25, Shaun King 5-20
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 48-25-234 1 TD 2 INT
TAMPA BAY - Shaun King 30-17-133 1 TD 1 INT, Mark Royals 1-1-17
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dorsey Levens 9-47 1 TD, Bill Schroeder 6-54, Antonio Freeman 5-62, Jeff Thomason 3-33, Corey Bradford 2-28
TAMPA BAY - Warrick Dunn 6-48 1 TD, Bert Emanuel 4-24, Karl Williams 2-17, Dave Moore 1-20, Damien Robinson 1-17, Jacquez Green 1-13, Reidel Anthony 1-8, Mike Alstott 1-3, Patrick Hape 1-0
(GREEN BAY) - The Pack can pack for the off-season. Green Bay's six-year run in the playoffs ended, even though the Packers won their regular-season finale with their highest scoring output in 16 years. Dallas' 26-18 victory over the Giants gave the Cowboys the NFC's final wild card spot, even though they, like the Packers, finished 8-8. Dallas beat Green Bay head-to-head this season. "A lot of what ifs," Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre said after the Packers defeated the Arizona Cardinals 49-24 Sunday — their most points since scoring 55 against Tampa Bay in 1983 — behind four Dorsey Levens touchdown runs.
ARIZONA   -  0  3  7 14 - 24
GREEN BAY -  7  7 14 21 - 49
                         ARIZONA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   30            26
Rush-yards-TDs           24-80-1      28-176-4
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 35-57-396-2-3 21-34-311-2-1
Sacked-yards                3-12          2-12
Net pass yards               384           299
Total yards                  464           475
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-0
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             3-20          3-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Schroeder, 10-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 7:22 GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - AZ - Chris Jacke, 23-yard field goal 1:12 GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Levens, 8-yard run (Longwell kick) 9:01 GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - GB - Levens, 1-yard run (Longwell kick) 9:03 GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - AZ - Frank Sanders, 6-yard pass from Plummer (Jacke kick) 13:11 GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - GB - Mitchell, 88-yard kickoff return (Longwell kick) 13:28 GREEN BAY 28-10
4th - GB - Levens, 5-yard run (Longwell kick) 2:51 GREEN BAY 35-10
4th - ARZ - Mario Bates, 1-yard run (Jacke kick) 5:31 GREEN BAY 35-17
4th - GB - Schroeder, 32-yard pass from Favre (Longwell kick) 12:22 GREEN BAY 42-17
4th - ARZ - Mac Cody, 9-yard pass from Plummer (Jacke kick) 13:29 GREEN BAY 42-24
4th - Levens, 1-yard run (Longwell kick) 14:02 GREEN BAY 49-24
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY -  Dorsey Levens 24-146 4 TD, Brett Favre 1-20, Basil Mitchell 2-10, Matt Hasselbeck 1-0
ARIZONA - Mario Bates 17-64 1 TD, Adrian Murrell 5-13, Jake Plummer 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Brett Favre 34-21-311 2 TD 1 INT
ARIZONA - Jake Plummer 57-33-396 2 TD 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bill Schroeder 6-93 2 TD, Jeff Thomason 4-44, Corey Bradford 3-41, Dorsey Levens 3-23, Charles Jordan 2-54, Antonio Freeman 1-46, Basil Mitchell 1-9, William Henderson 1-1
ARIZONA - Frank Sanders 13-118 1 TD, Rob Moore 6-120, Adrian Murrell 5-37, David Boston 4-52, Mario Bates 3-35, Terry Hardy 2-18, Mac Cody 1-9 1 TD, Johnny McWilliams 1-7