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The 2001 Green Bay Packers season was their 83rd season overall and their 81st season in the National Football League.

2001 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Sherman
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record12–4
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (49ers) 25–15
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 17–45

The Packers returned to the postseason after two years of missing the playoffs if the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

They finished with a 12–4 record. After easily defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the wild card round, Green Bay's season ended with a loss to the 14–2 St. Louis Rams in the NFC divisional playoff game, in which quarterback Brett Favre threw a career high six interceptions.[1]

Contents

OffseasonEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

  • March 31, 2001 – The Green Bay Packers traded Matt Hasselbeck and their 1st round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks 1st and 3rd round picks.

Free agentsEdit

Additions Subtractions
TE Bobby Collins (Bills) G Ross Verba (Browns)
FS Scott Frost (Browns) QB Danny Wuerffel (Bears)
DT Jim Flanigan (Bears) FS Scott McGarrahan (Dolphins)

2001 NFL draftEdit

With their first round pick (10th overall) in the 2001 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected defensive end Jamal Reynolds.[2]

2001 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 10 Jamal Reynolds DE Florida State
2 41 Robert Ferguson WR Texas A&M
3 71 Bhawoh Jue FS Penn State
3 72 Torrance Marshall MLB Oklahoma
4 105 Bill Ferrario G Wisconsin
6 198 David Martin TE Tennessee

Undrafted Free AgentsEdit

2001 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Kevin Stemke Punter Wisconsin

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2001 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager – Mike Sherman
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Mark Hatley
  • Director of Player Finance – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of College Scouting – John Dorsey
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Shaun Herock
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Sean Howard

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Mike Sherman

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

[3]

RosterEdit

2001 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

Preseason resultsEdit

Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
August 11, 2001 at Cleveland Browns L 3–10 Cleveland Browns Stadium 0–1
71,218
August 20, 2001 Denver Broncos W 22–7 Lambeau Field 1–1
59,177
August 25, 2001 Miami Dolphins W 17–12 Lambeau Field 2–1
59,547
August 31, 2001 at Oakland Raiders L 13–24 Network Associates Coliseum 2–2
38,783

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The second game in 2001 was the first time since 1988 that the Packers played the Washington Redskins.[4] because before the admission of the Texans in 2002, NFL scheduling formulas for games outside a team’s division were influenced much more by table position during the previous season,[5] and there was no rotation of opponents in other divisions of a team’s own conference. The Packers finished 12–4 overall, placing 2nd in the NFC Central Division (behind the Chicago Bears), and qualifying for a wild card playoff spot.[6]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record TV Time Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 Detroit Lions W 28–6 Lambeau Field 1–0 FOX 12:00 pm
59,523
2 September 24, 2001 Washington Redskins W 37–0 Lambeau Field 2–0 ABC 8:00 pm
59,771
3 September 30, 2001 at Carolina Panthers W 28–7 Ericsson Stadium 3–0 FOX 12:00 pm
73,120
4 October 7, 2001 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–14 Raymond James Stadium 3–1 FOX 3:15 pm
65,510
5 October 14, 2001 Baltimore Ravens W 31–23 Lambeau Field 4–1 CBS 12:00 pm
59,866
6 October 21, 2001 at Minnesota Vikings L 13–35 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 4–2 FOX 3:15 pm
64,165
7 Bye
8 November 4, 2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–20 Lambeau Field 5–2 FOX 12:00 pm
59,861
9 November 11, 2001 at Chicago Bears W 20–12 Soldier Field 6–2 FOX 12:00 pm
66,944
10 November 18, 2001 Atlanta Falcons L 20–23 Lambeau Field 6–3 FOX 12:00 pm
59,849
11 November 22, 2001 at Detroit Lions W 29–27 Pontiac Silverdome 7–3 FOX 11:30 am
77,730
12 December 3, 2001 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 28–21 Alltel Stadium 8–3 ABC 8:00 pm
66,908
13 December 9, 2001 Chicago Bears W 17–7 Lambeau Field 9–3 FOX 12:00 pm
59,869
14 December 16, 2001 at Tennessee Titans L 20–26 Adelphia Coliseum 9–4 FOX 3:15 pm
68,804
15 December 23, 2001 Cleveland Browns W 30–7 Lambeau Field 10–4 CBS 3:15 pm
59,824
16 December 30, 2001 Minnesota Vikings W 24–13 Lambeau Field 11–4 FOX 12:00 pm
59,870
17 January 6, 2002 at New York Giants W 34–25 Giants Stadium 12–4 FOX 12:00 pm
78,601

StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Chicago Bears 13 3 0 .813 338 203 W4
(4) Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 390 266 W3
(6) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 .563 324 280 L1
Minnesota Vikings 5 11 0 .313 290 390 L4
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 270 424 W1

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site TV Time Attendance
Wildcard January 13, 2002 San Francisco 49ers W 25–15 Lambeau Field FOX 12:00 pm
59,825
Divisional January 20, 2002 at St. Louis Rams L 17–45 Dome at America's Center FOX 3:15 pm
66,368

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Packers lose 45–17". Packers.com. January 20, 2002. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2002.
  2. ^ "Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  3. ^ "Staff Directory". 2001 Official Media Guide. Green Bay Packers. p. 4.
  4. ^ Green Bay Packers v Washington Redskins
  5. ^ History of the NFL’s Structure and Formats
  6. ^ "NFL History – 2001 NFL standings". NFL. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.