1995 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Holmgren
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record11–5
Division place1st NFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Falcons) 37–20
Won Divisional Playoffs (at 49ers) 27–17
Lost NFC Championship (at Cowboys) 27–38
Pro BowlersQB Brett Favre
TE Mark Chmura
DE Reggie White

The 1995 Green Bay Packers season was their 77th season overall and their 75th in the National Football League. The Packers finished with an 11–5 record in the regular season and won the NFC Central, their first division title since 1982. In the playoffs, the Packers defeated the Atlanta Falcons at home and the defending champion San Francisco 49ers on the road before losing to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game.[1] Packers' quarterback Brett Favre was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, the first of three such awards he would win.[2] This was the first season that the Packers played home games exclusively at Lambeau Field, after playing part of their home slate at Milwaukee County Stadium since 1953. After losing their home opener to St. Louis, the Packers would win an NFL-record 25 consecutive home games between the rest of 1995 and early in 1998.

Offseason

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

1995 Expansion Draft

Main article: 1995 NFL expansion draft

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

NFL Draft

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft

With their third pick (66th overall) in the 1995 NFL draft, the Packers selected future All-Pro fullback William Henderson,[3] a player who would remain with the Packers for over 13 seasons.[4]

1995 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 32 Craig Newsome  Cornerback Arizona State
3 65 Darius Holland  Defensive tackle Colorado
3 66 William Henderson *  Fullback North Carolina
3 73 Brian Williams  Linebacker Southern California
3 90 Antonio Freeman *  Wide receiver Virginia Tech
4 117 Jeff Miller  Offensive tackle Mississippi
5 160 Jay Barker  Quarterback Alabama
5 170 Travis Jervey *  Running back Citadel
6 173 Charlie Simmons  Wide receiver Georgia Tech
7 230 Adam Timmerman *  Guard South Dakota State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Undrafted Free Agents

1995 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Matthew Dorsett Cornerback Southern
Joe Nedney Kicker San Jose State

Staff

1995 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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Roster

1995 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics

Regular season

The Packers finished with an 11–5 record, clinching the NFC Central crown by a slim 1-game margin over the Detroit Lions.[1]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 3 St. Louis Rams L 14–17 0–1 Lambeau Field 60,104
2 September 11 at Chicago Bears W 27–24 1–1 Soldier Field 64,855
3 September 17 New York Giants W 14–6 2–1 Lambeau Field 60,117
4 September 24 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–14 3–1 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 66,744
5 Bye
6 October 8 at Dallas Cowboys L 24–34 3–2 Texas Stadium 64,806
7 October 15 Detroit Lions W 30–21 4–2 Lambeau Field 60,302
8 October 22 Minnesota Vikings W 38–21 5–2 Lambeau Field 60,332
9 October 29 at Detroit Lions L 16–24 5–3 Pontiac Silverdome 73,462
10 November 5 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–27 5–4 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 62,839
11 November 12 Chicago Bears W 35–28 6–4 Lambeau Field 59,996
12 November 19 at Cleveland Browns W 31–20 7–4 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 55,388
13 November 26 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 35–13 8–4 Lambeau Field 59,218
14 December 3 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–10 9–4 Lambeau Field 60,318
15 December 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–13 (OT) 9–5 Tampa Stadium 67,557
16 December 16 at New Orleans Saints W 34–23 10–5 Louisiana Superdome 50,132
17 December 24 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–19 11–5 Lambeau Field 60,649

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1

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Week 2

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

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Week 11: vs Chicago Bears

Week 11: Green Bay Packers VS Chicago Bears
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 14 7028
Packers 14 7 7735

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
Packers playing the Bears On November 12th
Packers playing the Bears On November 12th

Standings

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

Postseason

Playoff Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game Site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card December 31, 1995 Atlanta Falcons (6) W 37-20 1–0 Lambeau Field Recap
Divisional January 6, 1996 at San Francisco 49ers (2) W 27-17 2–0 Candlestick Park Recap
NFC Championship January 14, 1996 at Dallas Cowboys (1) L 27-38 2-1 Texas Stadium Recap

Awards and records

Milestones

References

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  2. ^ "List of APMVP winners". sportsline.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2007-02-10.
  3. ^ "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  4. ^ "William Henderson player card". Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-25. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
  5. ^ "1995 Green Bay Packers Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Administration and Coaching Staff". Green Bay Packers 1995 Official Media Guide. pp. 5–29.
  7. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Dec-15.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 450