1999 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachRay Rhodes
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record8–8
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersNone
Green Bay hosts the Denver Broncos in preseason at Camp Randall Stadium on August 23, 1999
Green Bay hosts the Denver Broncos in preseason at Camp Randall Stadium on August 23, 1999

The 1999 season was the Green Bay Packers' 79th in the National Football League (NFL) and their 81st overall. It was the first and only season for head coach Ray Rhodes.[1] The Packers finished 8–8, posting their worst record since Brett Favre took over the helm as the Packers' starting quarterback, and also missing the playoffs for the first time since 1992.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
LB Anthony Davis (Chiefs) P Sean Landeta (Eagles)
G Raleigh McKenzie (Chargers) DT Bob Kuberski (Patriots)

1999 NFL draft

In the 1999 NFL draft, the Packers selected free safety Antuan Edwards in the first round (25th overall).[2] Notably, the Packers drafted future Pro Bowl wide receiver Donald Driver in the seventh round (213th overall).[2]

1999 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 25 Antuan Edwards FS Clemson
2 47 Fred Vinson CB Vanderbilt
3 87 Mike McKenzie CB Memphis
3 94 Cletidus Hunt DT Kentucky State
4 131 Aaron Brooks QB Virginia
4 133 Josh Bidwell P Oregon
5 159 De'mond Parker RB Oklahoma
5 163 Craig Heimburger G Missouri
6 196 Dee Miller WR Ohio State
6 203 Scott Curry T Montana
7 212 Chris Akins FS Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7 213 Donald Driver WR Alcorn State

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Undrafted free agents

1999 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Zola Davis Wide receiver South Carolina
Tod McBride Cornerback UCLA
Basil Mitchell Running back TCU

Personnel

Staff

1999 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Vice President of Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of Player Finance/Football Operations – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Vince Workman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Barry Rubin
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Mark Lovat

Roster

1999 Green Bay Packers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • 20 Tyrone Goodson WR
  • 49 Lawrence Hart TE
  • 65 Doug Karczewski G/T
  • 19 Gerald Williams WR


Rookies in italics

Preseason

Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
August 14 New York Jets W 27–16 1–0 Lambeau Field 59,815
August 23 vs Denver Broncos W 27–12 2–0 Camp Randall Stadium 78,184
August 28 at New Orleans Saints W 38–17 3–0 Louisiana Superdome 53,074
September 2 Miami Dolphins W 25–17 4–0 Lambeau Field 59,810

Regular season

The Packers finished in fourth place in the NFC Central division with an 8–8 record, behind the 8–8 Detroit Lions due to a conference record tiebreaker.[3]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 12 Oakland Raiders W 28–24 1–0 Lambeau Field 59,872
2 September 19 at Detroit Lions L 15–23 1–1 Pontiac Silverdome 76,202
3 September 26 Minnesota Vikings W 23–20 2–1 Lambeau Field 59,868
4 Bye
5 October 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–23 3–1 Lambeau Field 59,868
6 October 17 at Denver Broncos L 10–31 3–2 Mile High Stadium 73,352
7 October 24 at San Diego Chargers W 31–3 4–2 Qualcomm Stadium 68,274
8 November 1 Seattle Seahawks L 7–27 4–3 Lambeau Field 59,869
9 November 7 Chicago Bears L 13–14 4–4 Lambeau Field 59,867
10 November 14 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–27 4–5 Texas Stadium 64,634
11 November 21 Detroit Lions W 26–17 5–5 Lambeau Field 59,869
12 November 29 at San Francisco 49ers W 20–3 6–5 3Com Park 68,304
13 December 5 at Chicago Bears W 35–19 7–5 Soldier Field 66,944
14 December 12 Carolina Panthers L 31–33 7–6 Lambeau Field 59,869
15 December 20 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–24 7–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,203
16 December 26 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–29 7–8 Raymond James Stadium 65,273
17 January 2, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 49–24 8–8 Lambeau Field 59,818

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Raiders 3 777 24
• Packers 7 0714 28

[4]

Week 8: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 8: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 7 7 7627
Packers 0 7 007

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 270 235 W2
(4) Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 399 335 W3
(6) Detroit Lions 8 8 0 .500 322 323 L4
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 357 341 W1
Chicago Bears 6 10 0 .375 272 341 L2

Awards and records

Milestones

References

  1. ^ Agrest, Jeff (January 7, 2000). "It takes two to tango". profootballweekly.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2006. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  2. ^ a b "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  3. ^ "1999 NFL standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com