1992 Green Bay Packers season
PresidentBob Harlan
General managerRon Wolf
Head coachMike Holmgren
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersQB Brett Favre
WR Sterling Sharpe
FS Chuck Cecil

The 1992 Green Bay Packers season was their 74th season overall and their 72nd in the National Football League. The team finished with a 9–7 record under new coach Mike Holmgren, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. 1992 saw the emergence of QB Brett Favre and the start of the Packers' success of the 1990s.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
QB Brett Favre (Falcons) C Blair Bush (Rams)
T Joe Sims (Falcons) QB Blair Kiel (Falcons)
C Frank Winters (Chiefs) QB Mike Tomczak (Browns)
FB Buford McGee (Rams) DT Blaise Winter (Chargers)
T Harvey Salem (Broncos)

NFL draft

1992 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Terrell Buckley  CB Florida State
2 34 Mark D'Onofrio  LB Penn State
3 62 Robert Brooks  WR South Carolina
4 103 Edgar Bennett  RB Florida State
5 119 Dexter McNabb  FB Florida
5 130 Orlando McKay  WR Washington
6 157 Mark Chmura  TE Boston College
7 190 Chris Holder  WR Tuskegee
9 230 Ty Detmer  QB BYU
9 240 Shazzon Bradley  DT Tennessee
10 257 Andrew Oberg  OT North Carolina
11 287 Gabe Mokuwah  LB American
12 314 Brett Collins  LB Washington
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Staff

1992 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jesse Kaye
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Roster

1992 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Injured Reserve

Practice Squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 6 Minnesota Vikings L 20–23 (OT) 0–1 Lambeau Field 58,617
2 September 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–31 0–2 Tampa Stadium 50,051
3 September 20 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–23 1–2 Lambeau Field 57,272
4 September 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–3 2–2 Lambeau Field 58,724
5 October 4 at Atlanta Falcons L 10–24 2–3 Georgia Dome 63,769
6 Bye
7 October 18 at Cleveland Browns L 6–17 2–4 Cleveland Stadium 69,268
8 October 25 Chicago Bears L 10–30 2–5 Lambeau Field 59,435
9 November 1 at Detroit Lions W 27–13 3–5 Pontiac Silverdome 60,594
10 November 8 at New York Giants L 7–27 3–6 Giants Stadium 72,038
11 November 15 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–24 4–6 Milwaukee County Stadium 52,689
12 November 22 at Chicago Bears W 17–3 5–6 Soldier Field 56,170
13 November 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19–14 6–6 Milwaukee County Stadium 52,347
14 December 6 Detroit Lions W 38–10 7–6 Milwaukee County Stadium 49,469
15 December 13 at Houston Oilers W 16–14 8–6 Astrodome 57,285
16 December 20 Los Angeles Rams W 28–13 9–6 Lambeau Field 57,796
17 December 27 at Minnesota Vikings L 7–27 9–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 61,461

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summary

Brett Favre

In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers were leading 17–0 at half time when head coach Mike Holmgren benched starting quarterback Don Majkowski and Favre played the second half. On his first regular season play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass which was deflected and caught by himself. Favre was tackled and the completion went for −7 yards. The Packers lost the game 31–3, chalking up only 106 yards passing.[2][3]

In the third game of the 1992 season, then-starting quarterback Don Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks. Favre replaced Majkowski for the remainder of the contest. Favre fumbled four times during the course of the game,[3] a performance poor enough that the crowd chanted for Favre to be removed in favor of another Packers backup quarterback at the time, Ty Detmer.[4] However, down 23–17 with 1:07 left in the game, the Packers started an offensive series on their own 8 yard line. Still at the quarterback position, Favre completed a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. Two plays later, Favre threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining.[3]

The next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers began the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history. The game ended in a 17–3 victory and his passer rating was 144.6. During the season, Favre helped put together a six-game winning streak for the Packers, the longest winning streak for the club since 1965. They ended 9–7 that season, missing the playoffs on their last game.[3] Favre finished his first season as a Packer with 3,227 yards and a quarterback rating of 85.3, helping him to his first Pro Bowl.[5]

Week 1

1 234OTTotal
• Vikings 0 10373 23
Packers 7 30100 20
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Referee: Johnny Grier
  • TV announcers (CBS): Mike Emrick and Matt Millen

Week 2

1 234Total
Packers 0 030 3
• Buccaneers 14 377 31
  • Date: September 13
  • Location: Tampa Stadium
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Mike Emrick and Matt Millen

Week 3

1 234Total
Bengals 0 1076 23
• Packers 0 3021 24

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Week 4

1 234Total
Steelers 3 000 3
• Packers 0 1007 17
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Referee: Howard Roe
  • TV announcers (NBC): Charlie Jones and Todd Christensen

Week 5

1 234Total
Packers 0 073 10
• Falcons 14 037 24

Week 7

1 234Total
Packers 0 033 6
• Browns 3 077 17
  • Date: October 18
  • Location: Cleveland Stadium
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz and Hank Stram

Week 8

1 234Total
• Bears 3 1737 30
Packers 0 1000 10
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Referee: Red Cashion

Week 9

1 234Total
• Packers 7 1037 27
Lions 3 0100 13
  • Date: November 1
  • Location: Pontiac Silverdome
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tim Ryan and Matt Millen

Week 10

1 234Total
Packers 0 700 7
• Giants 6 7014 27
  • Date: November 8
  • Location: Giants Stadium
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Stockton and Randy Cross

Week 11

1 234Total
Eagles 3 0714 24
• Packers 0 14013 27
  • Date: November 15
  • Location: Milwaukee County Stadium
  • Referee: Gerald Austin
  • TV announcers (CBS): James Brown and George Starke

Week 12

1 234Total
• Packers 10 007 17
Bears 3 000 3

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Week 13

1 234Total
Buccaneers 7 070 14
• Packers 3 637 46
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Milwaukee County Stadium
  • Referee: Bernie Kukar

Week 14

1 234Total
Lions 0 1000 10
• Packers 14 2103 38
  • Date: December 6
  • Location: Milwaukee County Stadium
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tim Ryan and Matt Millen

Week 15

1 234Total
• Packers 0 367 16
Oilers 0 077 14
  • Date: December 13
  • Location: Astrodome
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Patrick and Joe Theismann

Week 16

1 234Total
Rams 7 330 13
• Packers 0 2800 28

Week 17

1 234Total
Packers 7 000 7
• Vikings 7 1370 27

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 374 249 W2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 276 296 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 5–9 267 365 W1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 295 361 L2
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 3–9 273 332 L1

Awards and records

References

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  2. ^ "NFL Box Score for 9/13/1992". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
  3. ^ a b c d McGinn, Bob (2005-10-01). "Favre bursts onto the NFL scene in 1992". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-08.
  4. ^ "La Salle University article on Brett Favre". Lasalle.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  5. ^ "1992 Green Bay Packers". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.