1994 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 finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Lions) 16–12
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Cowboys) 9–35

The 1994 Green Bay Packers season was the team's 76th season overall and their 74th in the National Football League. The Packers finished with a 9–7 record for their third straight winning season. 1994 marked the first of 8 seasons in which Packers' quarterback Brett Favre would throw more than 30 touchdown passes.[1] It also marked the second season in which he started all 16 games for the Packers, starting a record-breaking starting streak which would continue throughout his career.[1] This was the final season that the Packers played at Milwaukee County Stadium; they played home games exclusively at Lambeau beginning in 1995. Three Packers had the distinction of being named to the NFL's All-Time 75th Anniversary Team: Reggie White, Don Hutson, and Ray Nitschke.[2] After defeating the Detroit Lions 16–12 in the NFC Wild Card Game, the season ended in a 35–9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC Divisional Playoff Game.[3]

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
DE Sean Jones (Oilers) G Doug Widell (Lions)
TE Reggie Johnson (Broncos) DE Tony Bennett (Colts)
RB Reggie Cobb (Buccaneers) P Bryan Wagner (Chargers)
G Guy McIntyre (49ers) TE Jackie Harris (Buccaneers)
DT Steve McMichael (Bears)
LB Fred Strickland (Vikings)

1994 NFL draft

With their first selection (16th overall) in the 1994 NFL draft, the Packers tabbed offensive tackle Aaron Taylor.[4]

1994 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 16 Aaron Taylor T Notre Dame
3 84 LeShon Johnson RB Northern Illinois
4 126 Gabe Wilkins DE Gardner–Webb
5 146 Terry Mickens WR Florida A&M
5 149 Dorsey Levens RB Georgia Tech
6 169 Jay Kearney WR West Virginia
6 175 Ruffin Hamilton LB Tulane
6 181 Bill Schroeder WR Wisconsin–La Crosse
6 190 Paul Duckworth LB Connecticut

Undrafted Free Agents

1994 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Lenny McGill Cornerback Arizona State
Kurt Warner Quarterback Northern Iowa
Mark Williams Linebacker Ohio State
Jeff Wilner Tight End Wesleyan

Staff

1994 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Reggie McKenzie

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Roster

1994 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

The Packers finished 9–7, 2nd place in the NFC Central division, 1 game behind the 10–6 Warren Moon-led Minnesota Vikings.[3] Via a better head-to-head record versus the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears and a better conference record versus the New York Giants, Green Bay clinched the first wild card spot in the NFC.[3]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 4 Minnesota Vikings W 16–10 1–0 Lambeau Field 59,487
2 September 11 Miami Dolphins L 14–24 1–1 Milwaukee County Stadium 55,011
3 September 18 at Philadelphia Eagles L 7–13 1–2 Veterans Stadium 63,922
4 September 25 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–3 2–2 Lambeau Field 58,551
5 October 2 at New England Patriots L 16–17 2–3 Foxboro Stadium 57,522
6 October 9 Los Angeles Rams W 24–17 3–3 Lambeau Field 58,911
7 Bye
8 October 20 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–13 (OT) 3–4 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 63,041
9 October 31 at Chicago Bears W 33–6 4–4 Soldier Field 47,381
10 November 6 Detroit Lions W 38–30 5–4 Milwaukee County Stadium 54,995
11 November 13 New York Jets W 17–10 6–4 Lambeau Field 58,307
12 November 20 at Buffalo Bills L 20–29 6–5 Rich Stadium 79,029
13 November 24 at Dallas Cowboys L 31–42 6–6 Texas Stadium 64,597
14 December 4 at Detroit Lions L 31–34 6–7 Pontiac Silverdome 76,338
15 December 11 Chicago Bears W 40–3 7–7 Lambeau Field 57,927
16 December 18 Atlanta Falcons W 21–17 8–7 Milwaukee County Stadium 54,885
17 December 24 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34–19 9–7 Tampa Stadium 65,076

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1 vs Minnesota Vikings

See also: 1994 Minnesota Vikings season

1 234Total
Vikings 0 037 10
• Packers 3 1003 16
  • Date: September 4
  • Location: Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 58°F, wind 10 mph
  • Referee: Jerry Markbreit
  • TV announcers (FOX): Kevin Harlan and Jerry Glanville

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The Packers kicked off the season at home against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings, and came away with a 16–10 victory to improve to 1–0.

Week 9: at Chicago Bears

See also: 1994 Chicago Bears season

Week 9: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 14 71233
Bears 0 0 066

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

Week 16 vs. Atlanta Falcons

See also: 1994 Atlanta Falcons season

Week 16: Atlanta Falcons at Green Bay Packers
1 2 34Total
Falcons 3 6 0817
Packers 14 0 0721

at Milwaukee County Stadium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 18, 1994
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Overcast, 33 °F (1 °C)
  • Game attendance: 54,885
  • Referee: Gary Lane
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck and Tim Green
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Game information

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 356 314 W1
(4) Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 382 287 W3
(5) Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 357 342 L1
(6) Chicago Bears 9 7 0 .563 271 307 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 251 351 L1

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Wild Card December 31, 1994 Detroit Lions W 16–12 Lambeau Field
58,125
Divisional January 8, 1995 at Dallas Cowboys L 35–9 Texas Stadium
64,745

Playoffs summary

NFC Wild Card Game: VS Detroit Lions

NFC Wild Card Game: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 0 0 3912
Packers 7 3 3316

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ a b "Brett Favre player card". Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 401
  3. ^ a b c "1994 NFL Standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  4. ^ "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  5. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com