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The 2017 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise 's 99th season overall, 97th season in the National Football League, and the 12th under head coach Mike McCarthy. After reaching the NFC Championship Game in the previous season, the Packers failed to improve a 10–6 record from 2016 and were eliminated from postseason contention after Week 15, making this the first time since 2008 that they failed to make the playoffs. After a 4-1 start, the Packers lost starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury during the week 6 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and went on to lose 8 of the 11 remaining games. A loss to the Lions in week 17 secured the Packers’ first losing season since 2008.

2017 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike McCarthy
General managerTed Thompson
OwnerGreen Bay Packers, Inc. (360,760 stockholders)[1] (Since 1923)
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record7–9
Division place3rd NFC North
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Uniform
Packers 2015 uniforms.png

The Packers' opponents in this season were almost identical to that of their 2005 season in which the team finished 4-12; this season the Packers faced the Seattle Seahawks, and teams from the NFC South & AFC North. The lone difference between these two seasons was that the team faced the Dallas Cowboys, replacing the Philadelphia Eagles, as the Cowboys won the NFC East in 2016.

Player movementsEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed Team
WR Geronimo Allison ERFA March 6, 2017 Green Bay Packers[2]
G Don Barclay UFA March 10, 2017 Green Bay Packers[3]
TE Jared Cook UFA March 16, 2017 Oakland Raiders[4]
RB John Crockett ERFA July 14, 2017 Oakland Raiders[5]
OLB Jayrone Elliott RFA March 13, 2017 Green Bay Packers[6]
LS Brett Goode UFA August 12, 2017 Green Bay Packers[7]
SS Micah Hyde UFA March 9, 2017 Buffalo Bills[8]
RB Don Jackson ERFA March 8, 2017 Green Bay Packers[9]
OLB Datone Jones UFA March 14, 2017 Minnesota Vikings[10]
FB Joe Kerridge ERFA March 16, 2017 Green Bay Packers[11]
RB Eddie Lacy UFA March 14, 2017 Seattle Seahawks[12]
G T. J. Lang UFA March 12, 2017 Detroit Lions[13]
RB Christine Michael UFA March 23, 2017 Green Bay Packers[14]
OLB Julius Peppers UFA March 10, 2017 Carolina Panthers[15]
OLB Nick Perry UFA March 9, 2017 Green Bay Packers[16]
DE Christian Ringo ERFA March 7, 2017 Green Bay Packers[17]
P Jake Schum ERFA March 8, 2017 Green Bay Packers[18]
LB Joe Thomas ERFA March 7, 2017 Green Bay Packers[19]
C JC Tretter UFA March 9, 2017 Cleveland Browns[20]
ILB Jordan Tripp RFA March 15, 2017 Green Bay Packers[21]

      Re-signed         Signed Away         Suspended, Released
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag

TradesEdit

September 3, 2017[22] To Green Bay Packers
Conditional 2018 7th-round pick
To Dallas Cowboys
Jayrone Elliott

SigningsEdit

Position Player Last Team Date
TE Martellus Bennett New England Patriots March 10, 2017[23]
TE Lance Kendricks Los Angeles Rams March 11, 2017[24]
CB Davon House Jacksonville Jaguars March 14, 2017[25]
DE Ricky Jean Francois Washington Redskins March 24, 2017[26]
G Justin McCray N/A March 29, 2017[27]
LS Derek Hart March 31, 2017[28]
G Jahri Evans New Orleans Saints April 26, 2017[29]
CB Donatello Brown N/A May 5, 2017[30]
OLB Johnathan Calvin
WR Michael Clark
WR Montay Crockett
G Thomas Evans
G Geoff Gray
ILB Cody Heiman
QB Taysom Hill
DE Izaah Lunsford
OT Adam Pankey
TE Aaron Peck
RB Kalif Phillips
CB Lenzy Pipkins
CB David Rivers
P Justin Vogel
OLB Josh Letuligasenoa May 8, 2017[31]
CB Raysean Pringle
RB William Stanback
OLB David Talley
S Aaron Taylor
WR Colby Pearson June 1, 2017[32]
OT Robert Leff June 6, 2017[33]
CB Daquan Holmes June 7, 2017[34]
TE Emanuel Byrd August 5, 2017[35]
DE Shaneil Jenkins Seattle Seahawks August 13, 2017[36]
NT Calvin Heurtelou N/A August 21, 2017[37]
LB Ahmad Brooks San Francisco 49ers September 3, 2017[22]
LB Chris Odom N/A
DT Quinton Dial San Francisco 49ers September 5, 2017[38]
G/T Adam Pankey September 13, 2017[39]
DE Ricky Jean Francois September 21, 2017[40]
RB Joel Bouagnon Chicago Bears January 10, 2018[41]

SubtractionsEdit

Position Player New team Date
RB Don Jackson May 1, 2017[42]
RB Christine Michael Indianapolis Colts May 1, 2017[42]
P Jake Schum June 1, 2017[32]
C Jacob Flores June 6, 2017[33]
CB David Rivers Tampa Bay Buccaneers June 7, 2017[34]
NT Letroy Guion August 8, 2017[43]
DE Shaneil Jenkins August 15, 2017[44]
LS Derek Hart August 28, 2017[45]
WR Colby Pearson
RB William Stanback
G Kofi Amichia September 2, 2017[46]
CB Donatello Brown
TE Emanuel Byrd
QB Joe Callahan
OLB Johnathan Calvin
WR Michael Clark
WR Montay Crockett
WR Malachi Dupre Buffalo Bills
G Thomas Evans
OLB Reggie Gilbert
G Geoff Gray
ILB Cody Heiman
NT Calvin Heurtelou
QB Taysom Hill New Orleans Saints
CB Daquan Holmes
OT Robert Leff
LB Josh Letuligasenoa
DE Izaah Lunsford
LB Derrick Mathews
WR Max McCaffrey New Orleans Saints
OT Adam Pankey
TE Aaron Peck
RB Kalif Phillips
DE Brian Price Dallas Cowboys
CB Raysean Pringle
S Aaron Taylor
ILB Jordan Tripp Atlanta Falcons
S Jermaine Whitehead
WR DeAngelo Yancey
DT Christian Ringo Cincinnati Bengals September 5, 2017[38]
CB LaDarius Gunter Carolina Panthers September 12, 2017[47]
DT Ricky Jean Francois New England Patriots September 13, 2017[39]
TE Martellus Bennett New England Patriots November 8, 2017[48]

DraftEdit

2017 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
2 33 Kevin King[49] CB Washington
61 Josh Jones[50] S NC State
3 93 Montravius Adams[51] DT Auburn
4 108 Vince Biegel[52] OLB Wisconsin
134 Jamaal Williams[32] RB BYU
5 175 DeAngelo Yancey[30] WR Purdue
182 Aaron Jones[30] RB UTEP
6 212 Kofi Amichia[30] G South Florida
7 238 Devante Mays[30] RB Utah State
247 Malachi Dupre[30] WR LSU
Notes
Trades
  • Green Bay traded their first-round selection (29th) to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's second- and fourth-round selections (33rd and 108th).
  • Green Bay traded their fifth-round selection (172nd) to Denver in exchange for Denver's fifth- and seventh-round selections (175th and 238th).

StaffEdit

2017 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
Special Teams Coaches


Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2017 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
53 Active, 14 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

StartersEdit

PreseasonEdit

The Packers' preliminary preseason schedule was announced on April 10.[53]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 Philadelphia Eagles W 24–9 1–0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 August 19 at Washington Redskins W 21–17 2–0 FedExField Recap
3 August 26 at Denver Broncos L 17–20 2–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
4 August 31 Los Angeles Rams W 24–10 3–1 Lambeau Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

The Packers' preliminary regular season schedule was announced on April 20.[54]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 Seattle Seahawks W 17–9 1–0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 September 17 at Atlanta Falcons L 23–34 1–1 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
3 September 24 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–24 (OT) 2–1 Lambeau Field Recap
4 September 28 Chicago Bears W 35–14 3–1 Lambeau Field Recap
5 October 8 at Dallas Cowboys W 35–31 4–1 AT&T Stadium Recap
6 October 15 at Minnesota Vikings L 10–23 4–2 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
7 October 22 New Orleans Saints L 17–26 4–3 Lambeau Field Recap
8 Bye
9 November 6 Detroit Lions L 17–30 4–4 Lambeau Field Recap
10 November 12 at Chicago Bears W 23–16 5–4 Soldier Field Recap
11 November 19 Baltimore Ravens L 0–23 5–5 Lambeau Field Recap
12 November 26 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–31 5–6 Heinz Field Recap
13 December 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–20 (OT) 6–6 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 10 at Cleveland Browns W 27–21 (OT) 7–6 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
15 December 17 at Carolina Panthers L 24–31 7–7 Bank of America Stadium Recap
16 December 23 Minnesota Vikings L 0–16 7–8 Lambeau Field Recap
17 December 31 at Detroit Lions L 11–35 7–9 Ford Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week 1: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Seahawks 0 3 339
Packers 0 0 14317

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

The Packers' offense struggled for the first half against the Seahawks. On the Packers' first drive, Aaron Rodgers threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown, but an illegal block in the back penalty negated the score. Before that play Rodgers had gone his previous 251 regular season pass attempts without an interception, a career high. The Packers' defense held Seattle in check but trailed 3–0 at halftime. In the third quarter, Mike Daniels forced a fumble that Green Bay recovered at the Seattle 6-yard line, and Ty Montgomery ran in for a touchdown on the following play, giving the Packers a lead they wouldn't relinquish after that. Later Rodgers caught the Seahawks with 12 men on the field and capitalized on the free play by throwing a 32-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson. The Packers only surrendered two field goals to Seattle for the rest of the game, giving a strong defensive showing in the season opener.

Week 2: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week 2: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 7 0 31323
Falcons 7 17 10034

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

In a rematch of the 2017 NFC Championship game earlier that year, the Falcons defeated the Packers to open up their new stadium. The teams exchanged opening drive touchdowns, but with both starting tackles out of the game due to injury, the Packers' offense failed to keep pace. At the end of the first half, with the score 17–7, a 36-yard pass to Randall Cobb was called back due to a controversial Offensive Pass Interference call on tight end Martellus Bennet. On the ensuing play Aaron Rodgers threw an interception to Desmond Trufant that lead to a Falcons touchdown, making the score 24–7 at halftime. Aaron Rodgers fumbled on the Packers' first drive of the second half, leading to another Falcons' touchdown. Though the Packers would score two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, the Falcons still prevailed, 34–23. On a one-yard pass to Ty Montgomery late in the fourth quarter, Aaron Rodgers recorded his 300th career touchdown. He is the fastest quarterback in NFL history to reach the milestone, needing only 4,742 attempts.

Week 3: vs. Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week 3: Cincinnati Bengals at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Bengals 7 14 03024
Packers 7 0 710327

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Although the Bengals entered the game 0–2 without scoring an offensive touchdown, the Packers fell behind early once again, 21–7, with one of the Bengal scores being an interception of Aaron Rodgers returned for the touchdown, which was only the second time in Rodgers career that he'd given up an interception for a touchdown. The Packers were able to rally back, tying the game with 21 seconds left in the game on a pinpoint 3-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Jordy Nelson. After forcing Cincinnati to punt on the opening drive in overtime, the Packers found themselves in a 3rd and 10 situation but Aaron Rodgers managed to draw the Bengals offsides, allowing for a free play that resulted in a Geronimo Allison 72-yard catch to the Cincinnati 8-yard line. Mason Crosby then kicked the winning field goal, giving Aaron Rodgers his first ever overtime win, after having gone 0–7 for his career in overtime games, which included the playoffs. This also gave Rodgers his first win over the Bengals, giving him a win over every NFL team but the Packers (including the playoffs).

Week 4: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week 4: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 0 7 0714
Packers 14 7 7735

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

In the 195th meeting between the Packers and Bears, the Packers took advantage early, scoring first on their opening drive, then scoring less than a minute later after recovering a Bear fumble. Taking advantage of several Chicago miscues, including three turnovers and a missed field goal, the Packers rolled to a convincing win over their rivals, with Aaron Rodgers throwing four touchdown passes. The victory also gave the Packers a 95–94–6 edge in the rivalry with the Bears, the first time the Packers had the lead in the rivalry since 1933. In the third quarter wide receiver Davante Adams took a vicious and illegal hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan that required a stretcher to take Adams off the field. Adams was diagnosed with a concussion and immediately taken to the hospital, where he spent the night. He did not have any significant nerve damage and would return for next Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Week 5: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week 5: Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 6 6 32035
Cowboys 7 14 01031

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 8
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 93,329
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

In a rematch of the Divisional playoff game from the previous season, the Cowboys took an early 21–6 lead over the Packers, before the Packers rallied to pull themselves within six points at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the lead changed hands four times, with the Packers getting the last push. With just over a minute left, Aaron Rodgers led a drive that was capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with eleven seconds left in the game, giving the Packers their third win in a row. Rookie running back Aaron Jones also had his first 100-yard game of his NFL game, as well as the first for any running back on the Packers for the season.

Week 6: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week 6: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 10 0010
Vikings 0 14 3623

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: October 15
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,848
  • Referee: Ronald Torbert
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

The Packers lost Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury early in the game after he took a big hit from Minnesota linebacker Anthony Barr. It was later revealed that he suffered a broken right collarbone and the injury could end his 2017 season. Brett Hundley threw one touchdown, but also threw three costly interceptions, in relief of Rodgers as the Packers took a 23–10 loss. After the game, Mike McCarthy announced that due to Rodgers' injury, Hundley will be given the starting quarterback position "indefinitely."

Week 7: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week 7: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 0 7 91026
Packers 7 7 0317

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

In his first career start, Brett Hundley took a conservative approach and completed 12 of 25 passes for only 87 yards, adding an interception without any passing touchdowns. Rookie Aaron Jones rushed for 131 yards on 17 carries and a touchdown, his second 100-yard game in three career starts. Two first half interceptions from Drew Brees helped the Packers maintain a 14–7 lead at halftime, but the Saints came out of the half scoring 9 points on their first two drives to take a 16–14 lead. After the two teams exchanged field goals, the Saints took the lead for good on an 8-play, 55 yard drive that ended with a 1-yard touchdown rush from Drew Brees. Green Bay's comeback effort was thwarted when Brett Hundley threw an interception to safety Kenny Vaccaro on the ensuing drive. The win marked the Saints' fourth consecutive victory after starting the season 0–2.

Week 8: Bye weekEdit

No game. Green Bay had a bye week.

Week 9: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week 9: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Lions 7 7 31330
Packers 0 3 01417

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

Although the Packers came into the game off of a 15-day break, they played sloppily and lost to the Lions for only the second time at home since 1991. The Packers' solid opening drive was spoiled when kicker Mason Crosby's 38-yard attempt was blocked. The Lions scored touchdowns on two of their next three possessions as the Packers' Offense stalled with consecutive three and outs. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played an efficient game, registering two touchdowns with no interceptions, resulting in a 132.4 passer rating. In his second career start, Brett Hundley once again failed to attack the defense downfield or establish a comfortable pocket presence. He was sacked three times and failed to throw a passing touchdown for the second consecutive game.

Week 10: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week 10: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 3 7 31023
Bears 3 3 01016

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

Brett Hundley earned his first career win against rival Chicago Bears, finishing with one touchdown, no interceptions and a career high 110.8 passer rating. After failing to apply a solid pass rush in the previous two games, the Packers' Defense sacked Bears rookie Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky five times, with linebacker Nick Perry accounting for three. The Packers held Chicago's strong rushing attack to a mere 3.2 yards per carry. Packers' running backs Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery left with knee and rib injuries, respectively, allowing rookie Jamaal Williams to see his first action in the NFL. Although only averaging 3.3 yards per rush, Williams ran well against a stout Chicago defensive front. In the second quarter, with Green Bay holding a 10–3 advantage, the Bears drove to Green Bay's 25-yard line and on third down and 13 Trubisky completed a short pass to running back Benny Cunningham that was first ruled down at the two yard line. Bears coach Jon Fox challenged the play, believing Cunningham reached the endzone, but upon review the officials determined that Cunningham lost the ball before stepping out of bounds, and in reaching for the pylon actually fumbled into the endzone. The resulting call was a touchback and Packers' ball at the 20-yard line. Although the Packers punted on the resulting possession, the reversal proved costly in a one score game.

Week 11: vs. Baltimore RavensEdit

Week 11: Baltimore Ravens at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 6 71023
Packers 0 0 000

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

The Packers wore their alternative throwback uniforms for this game.

For the first time in franchise history, the Packers lost to the Ravens at home. It was the second time in 11 years that the team was shut-out at home. After going the previous two games without a turnover, the Packers committed five: two fumbles and three interceptions. Brett Hundley threw three interceptions, including one in the end-zone on the team's opening drive, bringing his season interception total to seven, matching Rodgers' total from the entire 2016 regular season. Packers' rookie running back DeVante Mays fumbled on the first two carries of his career, losing one. Field position was key as the Ravens' special teams often kept the Packers starting drives deep in their own territory.

Week 12: at Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week 12: Green Bay Packers at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 14 0 7728
Steelers 6 8 71031

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 38 °F (3 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 62,147
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

In one of the NFL's best games of 2017, Brett Hundley played his best game as a Packer. He threw two dimes to Cobb and Jamaal Williams for touchdowns. He would throw a third to Davante Adams on the opening drive of the second half. The Steelers and the Packers traded blows all game. Field position, which is something the Packers have struggled with in 2017, cost them the game. After a one-minute drive led to a punt, the Steelers drove 35 yards down the field in 17 seconds in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Chris Boswell hit a career long 53-yard field goal as time expired. It was also his second consecutive game hitting a game winning field goal; he would do it again the next two weeks. The Steelers won the game 31–28.

Week 13: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week 13: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Buccaneers 7 3 010020
Packers 3 14 03626

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information

The Packers had a 17–10 halftime lead, in large part to Lowry's defensive touchdown. Jameis Winston caught fire in the second half and gave the Buccaneers a 20–17 lead. Despite Brett Hundley only having 54 passing yards up to this point (37 on the Packers opening drive), he led the Packers down the field to tie the game at 20–20 with two minutes to play. The Packers started overtime with the ball, and Aaron Jones capped off the comeback win with a 20-yard touchdown run. Hundley would finish the game with 84 passing yards, and the Packers improved to 6–6.

Week 14: at Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week 14: Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Packers 7 0 014627
Browns 7 7 70021

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

Game information

The Packers were trailing the winless Cleveland Browns 14–7 in the third quarter. The Browns scored a touchdown to make it 21–7, but Hundley and the Packers responded with a touchdown drive of their own, making it 21–14. The Packers tied the game with 17 seconds left on a touchdown pass to Davante Adams. In overtime, Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a costly interception to Josh Jones, and Adams took a screen pass to the end zone, improving the Packers record to 7–6 and setting the stage for Aaron Rodgers' comeback.

Week 15: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week 15: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 7 7 3724
Panthers 7 3 14731

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: December 17
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 51 °F (11 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 74,447
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Aaron Rodgers returned to the field for the first time since being injured in Week 6. His three touchdowns, however, were negated by his three interceptions as the Panthers won 31–24 by a forced fumble in the game's final minute. With Atlanta beating Tampa Bay the next day, the Green Bay Packers were eliminated from the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

Despite the return of Rodgers, he under performed. He threw 3 touchdown passes, but he also threw 3 interceptions and got sacked 3 times in the loss.

Week 16: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week 16: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Vikings 10 0 3316
Packers 0 0 000

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 10 °F (−12 °C), clear and cold
  • Game attendance: 78,092
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

This Christmas edition of Sunday Night Football was anticipated to be a critical NFC North game before the season, however, with Aaron Rodgers back on IR and the Packers eliminated, the game did not live up to such standards.

The Vikings played conservatively all night, and like the Ravens, won the game with expert field position and forced Brett Hundley to make mistakes. He threw two interceptions to Harrison Smith. The Packers were shut out twice at home in the same season for the first time since 2006, and their record dropped to 7–8.

Week 17: at Detroit LionsEdit

Week 17: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 3 0 0811
Lions 3 17 7835

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Game information

The Packers were swept by the Lions for the first time since 1991. With this loss, Green Bay lost 3 straight games to close out a disappointing season with a 7-9 record, their first losing season since 2008.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2) Minnesota Vikings 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 382 252 W3
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 410 376 W1
Green Bay Packers 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 320 384 L3
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 0–6 1–11 264 320 L1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Philadelphia Eagles East 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .461 .433 L1
2[a] Minnesota Vikings North 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .492 .447 W3
3[b] Los Angeles Rams West 11 5 0 .688 4–2 7–5 .504 .460 L1
4[b][c] New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 .535 .483 L1
Wild Cards
5[c] Carolina Panthers South 11 5 0 .688 3–3 7–5 .539 .500 L1
6 Atlanta Falcons South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 9–3 .543 .475 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[d] Detroit Lions North 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 .496 .368 W1
8[d] Seattle Seahawks West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 7–5 .492 .444 L1
9[d] Dallas Cowboys East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .496 .438 W1
10 Arizona Cardinals West 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 .488 .406 W2
11[e] Green Bay Packers North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .539 .357 L3
12[e] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 1–5 5–7 .539 .429 L1
13 San Francisco 49ers West 6 10 0 .375 1–5 3–9 .512 .438 W5
14[f] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 .555 .375 W1
15[f] Chicago Bears North 5 11 0 .313 0–6 1–11 .559 .500 L1
16 New York Giants East 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 .531 .458 W1
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. ^ a b Philadelphia claimed the No. 1 seed over Minnesota based on winning percentage vs. common opponents. Philadelphia's cumulative record against Carolina, Chicago, the Los Angeles Rams and Washington was 5–0, compared to Minnesota's 4–1 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  2. ^ a b LA Rams claimed the No. 3 seed over New Orleans based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b New Orleans clinched the NFC South division over Carolina based on head-to-head sweep.
  4. ^ a b c Detroit finished ahead of Dallas and Seattle based on conference record, while Seattle finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b Green Bay finished ahead of Washington based on record vs. common opponents. Green Bay's cumulative record against Dallas, Minnesota, New Orleans and Seattle was 2–3, compared to Washington's 1–4 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  6. ^ a b Tampa Bay finished ahead of Chicago based on head-to-head victory.
  7. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

StatisticsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic Player(s) Value
Passing yards Brett Hundley 1,836
Passing touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 16
Rushing yards Jamaal Williams 556
Rushing touchdowns Aaron Jones
Jamaal Williams
4
Receptions Davante Adams 74
Receiving yards Davante Adams 885
Receiving touchdowns Davante Adams 10
Kickoff return yards Trevor Davis 707
Punt return yards Trevor Davis 278
Tackles Blake Martinez 144
Sacks Clay Matthews III 8.5
Interceptions Damarious Randall 4

League rankingsEdit

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 3167 197.9 25
Rushing offense 1724 107.8 17
Total offense 4891 305.7 26
Passing defense 3789 236.8 23
Rushing defense 1793 112.1 17
Total defense 5582 348.9 22

Statistical values are correct at the end of the season[55][56]

AwardsEdit

Recipient Award(s)
Davante Adams Probowler[57]
David Bakhtiari 2017 All-Pro second team[58]
Mike Daniels Probowler[59]
Aaron Rodgers Week 5: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[60]
Dean Lowry Week 13: NFC Defensive Player of the Week[61]
Trevor Davis Week 14: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week[62]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shareholders Retrieved September 26, 2016
  2. ^ "Packers' Geronimo Allison: Staying in Green Bay for 2017". cbssports.com. March 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Packers re-sign T/G Barclay". packers.com. March 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Raiders agree to terms with Jared Cook on 2-year deal". nfl.com. March 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "Raiders add three free agents". Raiders.com. July 14, 2017. Archived from the original on November 22, 2017. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "Packers re-sign LB Elliott". packers.com. March 14, 2017. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
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