2004 Green Bay Packers season
General managerMike Sherman
Head coachMike Sherman
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st NFC North
Playoff finishLost Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Vikings) 17–31
Uniform
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The 2004 season was the Green Bay Packers' 84th in the National Football League (NFL) and their 86th overall. The team started the season by losing four of their first five games, before winning their next six in a row, followed by victories over their three divisional opponents in their last five to finish with a 10–6 record and qualify for the playoffs for the fourth year in a row. As the number three seed in the NFC, they hosted their divisional rivals, the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round, but lost 31–17; it was the second time the Packers had lost a playoff game at Lambeau Field.

Offseason

The Packers did not make many offseason moves, signing safety Mark Roman, cornerback Chris Watson, as well as quarterback Tim Couch who was cut after the preseason. They lost punter Josh Bidwell and safety Antuan Edwards to free agency and released defensive tackle Gilbert Brown, defensive end Jamal Reynolds, and wide receiver Travis Williams. [1]

Additions Subtractions
FS Mark Roman (Bengals) FS Marques Anderson (Raiders)

NFL Draft

With the 25th pick of the 2004 NFL Draft, the Packers selected cornerback Ahmad Carroll from the University of Arkansas.

The team leaving the field after the inter-squad scrimmage in preseason, August 2004
The team leaving the field after the inter-squad scrimmage in preseason, August 2004


2004 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 25 Ahmad Carroll  CB Arkansas
3 70 Joey Thomas  CB Montana State
3 72 Donnell Washington  DT Clemson
3 87 B.J. Sander  P Ohio State
6 179 Corey Williams  DT Arkansas State
7 251 Scott Wells  C Tennessee
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

2004 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Vonta Leach Running back East Carolina

Personnel

Staff

2004 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and chief executive officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive vice president and chief operating officer – John Jones
  • Vice president of player finance/general counsel – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of college scouting – John Dorsey
  • Director of pro personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Personnel analyst to general manager – John Schneider
  • Assistant director of college scouting – Shaun Herock
  • Assistant director of pro personnel – Marc Lillibridge

Head coaches

  • Executive vice president/general manager/head coach – Mike Sherman

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Barry Rubin
  • Strength and conditioning assistant – Mark Lovat
  • Weight room assistant – Vince Workman

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Roster

2004 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


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Panorama of Lambeau Field during the week 4 game between Green Bay and the New York Giants, October 3
Panorama of Lambeau Field during the week 4 game between Green Bay and the New York Giants, October 3
Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 13 at Carolina Panthers W 24–14 Bank of America Stadium 73,656
2 September 19 Chicago Bears L 10–21 Lambeau Field 70,688
3 September 26 at Indianapolis Colts L 31–45 RCA Dome 57,280
4 October 3 New York Giants L 7–14 Lambeau Field 70,623
5 October 11 Tennessee Titans L 27–48 Lambeau Field 70,420
6 October 17 at Detroit Lions W 38–10 Ford Field 62,938
7 October 24 Dallas Cowboys W 41–20 Lambeau Field 70,679
8 October 31 at Washington Redskins W 28–14 FedExField 89,295
9 Bye week
10 November 14 Minnesota Vikings W 34–31 Lambeau Field 70,671
11 November 21 at Houston Texans W 16–13 Reliant Stadium 70,769
12 November 29 St. Louis Rams W 45–17 Lambeau Field 70,385
13 December 5 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–47 Lincoln Financial Field 67,723
14 December 12 Detroit Lions W 16–13 Lambeau Field 70,497
15 December 19 Jacksonville Jaguars L 25–28 Lambeau Field 70,437
16 December 24 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–31 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,311
17 January 2 at Chicago Bears W 31–14 Soldier Field 62,197
WC January 9 Minnesota Vikings L 17–31 Lambeau Field 71,075

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Packers 3 7140 24
Panthers 0 707 14

Ahman Green 33 Rush, 119 Yds [2]

Week 2

1 234Total
Bears 0 1470 21
Packers 3 070 10

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Week 3

1 234Total
Packers 14 377 31
Colts 21 14010 45

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Week 4

1 234Total
Giants 0 077 14
Packers 0 070 7
  • Date: October 3
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 70,623
  • Game weather: 61°F, wind 18
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth & Pam Oliver

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Week 5

1 234Total
Titans 17 10714 48
Packers 3 10014 27
  • Date: October 11
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 70,420
  • Game weather: 50°F, wind 2
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (ABC): Al Michaels, John Madden, & Michele Tafoya

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Week 6

1 234Total
Packers 7 10147 38
Lions 7 300 10

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Week 7

1 234Total
Cowboys 6 077 20
Packers 3 17210 41
  • Date: October 24
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 4:15 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 70,679
  • Game weather: 55°F, wind 8
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth and Pam Oliver

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Week 8

1 234Total
Packers 3 1438 28
Redskins 0 707 14

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Week 10

1 234Total
Vikings 7 3714 31
Packers 7 17010 34
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 4:15 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 70,671
  • Game weather: 46°F, wind 7
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth and Pam Oliver

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Week 11

1 234Total
Packers 0 3013 16
Texans 0 1300 13

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Week 12

1 234Total
Rams 0 1007 17
Packers 7 14717 45

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Week 13

1 234Total
Packers 0 3014 17
Eagles 7 2893 47

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Week 14

1 234Total
Lions 3 1000 13
Packers 0 0106 16
  • Date: December 12
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 4:15 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 70,497
  • Game weather: 33°F, wind 28
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • TV announcers (Fox): Dick Stockton, Daryl Johnston, and Tony Siragusa

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Week 15

1 234Total
Jaguars 7 777 28
Packers 0 1078 25

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Week 16

1 234Total
Packers 0 17710 34
Vikings 0 21010 31

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Week 17

1 234Total
Packers 7 2130 31
Bears 7 070 14
  • Date: January 2
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 62,197
  • Game weather: 43°F • Wind 12
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth, and Pam Oliver

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Wild Card

1 234Total
Vikings 17 707 31
Packers 3 707 17
  • Date: January 9
  • Location: Lambeau Field
  • Game start: 4:40 p.m.
  • Game attendance: 71,075
  • Game weather: 26°F, wind 4
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth and Pam Oliver

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Standings

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 .625 5–1 9–3 424 380 W2
(6) Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 405 395 L2
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 2–4 5–7 296 350 L1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 231 331 L4

Season statistical leaders

Training camp in August 2004. L-R: #89 wide receiver Robert Ferguson; #83 kick returner Antonio Chatman, #86 wide receiver Carl Ford, #84 wide receiver Javon Walker, and #81 wide receiver Andrae Thurman
Training camp in August 2004. L-R: #89 wide receiver Robert Ferguson; #83 kick returner Antonio Chatman, #86 wide receiver Carl Ford, #84 wide receiver Javon Walker, and #81 wide receiver Andrae Thurman

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