Mon., Dec. 09, 2013
6:00PM CSTSalvation Army bell ringingGreen Bay Packers players will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army at Bay Park Square Mall this holiday season on Monday evenings. The players will be ringing bells by the Big Red Kettle, located in the Younkers wing of the mall in front of Old Navy.
Fans are encouraged to stop by the mall’s Big Red Kettle, as players will be signing autographs for shoppers in exchange for monetary donations to the Salvation Army.
The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is an important holiday tradition in the Green Bay community, as many of the organization’s programs operate only because of the money received through Red Kettle donations. All proceeds raised go towards aiding needy families, seniors, and the homeless in Green Bay.
A schedule of player appearances and dates, subject to change, are as follows: Dec. 9, at 6 p.m.: Brandon Bostick, Andrew Quarless, Eddie Lacy and M.D.Jennings Dec. 16, at 6 p.m.: Brandon Bostick and Andrew Quarless
For more information on the Salvation Army of Brown County, visit www.sagreenbay.org.
Tue., Dec. 10, 2013
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Packers founded at meetings in editorial room of Green Bay Press-Gazette (Aug. 11 and 14).
J.E. Clair of Acme Packing Company granted American Professional Football Association franchise for Green Bay Packers (Aug. 27); league renamed NFL in 1922.
Packers-Bears series launched at Chicago (Nov. 27); Packers lose 20-0 to Staleys, who changed name to Bears in 1922.
Packers disciplined for using college players under assumed names, Clair turns franchise back to league, (Jan. 28). Curly Lambeau promises to obey rules, uses $50 of own money to buy back franchise for $250.
Bad weather, low attendance plague Packers, merchants raise $2,500, public non-profit corporation set up under direction of A.B. Turnbull; Lambeau remains general manager, coach.
Andrew B. Turnbull is elected first president of Green Bay Football Corporation (Aug. 23).
Packers beat Bears for first time, 14-10, in fourth regular-season meeting (Sept. 27).
City Stadium dedicated, 6,000 initial capacity (Sept. 20).
Packers surprise "Big Town" skeptics, shut out football Yankees, 13-0, in first New York appearance (Oct. 23).
Packers sign B Johnny Blood (McNally), T Cal Hubbard, G Mike Michalske, win first NFL title, posting 12-0-1 record.
Packers capture third consecutive NFL championship, extending unbeaten streak to 22 games, finish 12-2-0.
Packers just miss winning fourth straight title with 10-3-1 mark, Bears winning crown with 7-1-6 record because ties not counted in standings.
Fan falls from stands at (old) City Stadium, sues Packers and wins $5,000 verdict. Insurance company goes out of business and Packers go into receivership, about to fold, but local Green Bay businessmen come to rescue, raise $15,000 in new capital and reorganize club.
Don Hutson of Alabama, to become most-feared pass receiver in pro football history, signed by Packers.
Packers make Russ Letlow, University of San Francisco guard, their No. 1 choice in first NFL Draft (Feb. 8).
Packers win fourth NFL championship, first under playoff system. Post 11-1-1 record, defeating Boston Redskins for title in New York's Polo Grounds, 21-6, after George Preston Marshall moves game (Dec. 13).
Packers win Western Division championship, lose to Giants in NFL title game at New York, 23-17 (Dec. 11).
Packers repeat for Western Division title, rout Giants in title game at Milwaukee, 27-0 (Dec. 10).
Packers extend Infante's contract two years -- through the 1994 season (Jan. 16).
Michael R. Reinfeldt, former Pro Bowl safety and Los Angeles Raiders executive, becomes Packers' first chief financial officer (Jan. 7).
Names of Packers' Pro Football Hall of Famers are placed on the walls of Lambeau Field's private boxes with team's championship years emblazoned in the south end zone.
Tom Braatz, executive vice president of football operations, relieved of his duties (Nov. 20).
Ron Wolf, N.Y. Jets director of player personnel and veteran of 29 years as pro football scout and executive, named executive vice president and general manager by Harlan, with full authority over Packers' football operation (Nov. 27).
Infante is relieved as head coach by Wolf (Dec. 22).
Mike Holmgren, offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, is named by Wolf as the 11th head coach in Packers' history (Jan. 11).
Wolf deals first-round draft pick to Atlanta for prodigy quarterback Brett Favre (Feb. 10).
Holmgren becomes only third head coach in Packers' history to have winning record in his first season (9-7).
Packers sign most sought-after free agent, Reggie White (April 8).
Treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record corporation profit of $4.96 million before booking of $4.1 million for share of NFL litigation with players (May 26).
New 20,500 square-foot addition to Packers' training quarters, housing 84-by-70 foot gymnasium and new PR and marketing offices, is completed in July.
LeRoy Butler invents 'Lambeau Leap' and Packers shut out Los Angeles Raiders, 28-0, in -22 degree wind chill, gain playoffs for first time since 1982 (Dec. 26).
Packers defeat Detroit Lions in wild-card playoff, 28-24, for first postseason victory since Jan., 1983 (Jan. 8).
Packers extend contract of Wolf as executive vice president/general manager for three additional years, through 1999 (March 31).
Harlan announces plans to construct 90 additional private boxes and auxiliary press box in Lambeau Field's north end zone in 1995 (April 21).
The Don Hutson Center, Packers' new, $4.67-million indoor practice facility, is dedicated (July 18).
Harlan announces that, beginning with the 1995 season, the Packers will leave Milwaukee and play their entire 10-game home schedule at Green Bay's Lambeau Field (Oct. 12).
Packers end 62-year Milwaukee stay on winning note, beat Atlanta at County Stadium 21-17 (Dec. 18).
Mounting 28-6 halftime lead, Packers top Tampa Bay 34-19, qualify for NFL playoffs for second year in a row. In process, close season with 9-7 record, thus posting third consecutive winning campaign for first time since 1965-67 (Dec. 24).
Packers defeat Detroit in wild-card playoff, 16-12, recording franchise's 15th postseason win (Dec. 31).
Wide receiver Sterling Sharpe, Packers' career receptions leader, is released "with reluctance" (Feb. 28).
Construction of 90 additional private boxes in Lambeau Field's north end zone is completed (August).
Packers defeat Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-19, at Lambeau Field in regular-season finale (Dec. 24), clinch first NFC Central Division championship since 1972.
Packers beat Falcons, 37-20, in first-round playoff game, maintain team's perfect (9-0) home playoff record (Dec. 31).
Packers stun defending Super Bowl champion San Francisco, 27-17, in divisional playoff in 49ers' 3Com Park (Jan. 6).
Treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record organization profit of $5,440,628 at annual stockholders' meeting (May 29).
Packers complete $4-million Lambeau Field project in August, installing second replay board and two new scoreboards to fully enclose stadium.
The design of a stamp bearing likeness of former Packers coach Vince Lombardi is unveiled in Lambeau Field (Nov. 3).
Packers clinch second consecutive NFC Central Division championship with 41-6 victory over Denver (Dec. 8).
Packers vanquish 49ers, 35-14, in divisional playoff at Lambeau Field (Jan. 4).
Packers beat Carolina Panthers in NFC Championship Game, 30-13, earn first Super Bowl trip since 1967 (Jan. 12).
Packers defeat New England Patriots, 35-21, in Super Bowl XXXI at Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (Jan. 26), claim 12th NFL title.
With the wind chill registering a frigid 0 to 10 degrees below zero during a three-hour parade through the city, an estimated 200,000 enthusiastic fans welcome Packers home from Super Bowl victory. Another 60,000 jam Lambeau Field for official program hailing the World Champions (Jan. 27).
Packers extend contract of Wolf as executive vice president/general manager for three additional years, through 2002 (April 8).
Treasurer John R. Underwood reports, at annual shareholders meeting, then-record net income for Packer Corporation of $5,877,061 for fiscal 1996 (May 28).
Work is completed on installation of new playing surface, including modern heating and irrigation systems, in Lambeau Field (June 15).
Don Hutson, most feared pass receiver in pro football history, dies at age 84 (June 26).
Packers establish own Web site, packers.com (July 23).
Packers' two practice fields are named Clarke Hinkle Field and Ray Nitschke Field in honor of two of team's Pro Football Hall of Fame members, Wolf announces (July 24).
Quarterback Brett Favre signs a seven-year contract, longest in Packers history, and one making him -- at time of signing -- highest-paid player in the history of pro football (July 25).
Gross Avenue in Village of Ashwaubenon is renamed and dedicated as Holmgren Way in honor of Packers head coach (Aug. 17). Street, poetically, intersects Lombardi Avenue.
At a special meeting, Packers' shareholders approve the issuance of additional stock for the first time since 1950 (Nov. 13), with offering of 400,000 shares at $200 per share.
Packers' designated national clearing house receives 55,000 phone calls concerning new stock issue within 24 hours following announcement of sale (Nov. 14).
Packers clinch postseason berth for record fifth straight year (Dec. 1) with 27-11 victory over Minnesota Vikings.
Packers capture third consecutive NFC Central Division title via 17-6 victory over Buccaneers in Tampa (Dec. 7), earn first-round bye in playoffs and right to host divisional playoff.
Gaining berth in NFC Championship for third straight year, Packers defeat Tampa Bay, 21-7, in divisional playoff (Jan. 4).
Packers earn second consecutive trip to the Super Bowl with 23-10 victory over 49ers at San Francisco in NFC Championship Game (Jan. 11).
Last-minute drive falls short of tie, Packers lose to Denver Broncos, 31-24, in Super Bowl XXXII at San Diego (Jan. 25). Record, worldwide audience of 800 million, in 147 countries, views game on TV.
More than 25,000 fans turn out in Lambeau Field to welcome Packers home from Super Bowl XXXII (Jan. 27).
Legendary linebacker Ray Nitschke, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, dies in Florida at age 61 (March 8).
Harlan announces that stock sale, which ended March 16, yielded nearly 106,000 new shareholders, more than $24 million (March 17).
With huge increase in number of "owners," Packers make corporate history, hold shareholders meeting in Lambeau Field for first time (July 8). Record crowd of 18,707 attends. For the third consecutive year, treasurer John R. Underwood reports then-record net income for the Packer Corporation, $6,718,628 for fiscal 1997.
Packers travel to Japan, the team's first trip overseas in its 80-year history, defeat Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24 in overtime, in American Bowl game at Tokyo Dome (Aug. 2).
Packers extend regular-season, home-field winning streak to a club-record 25 games -- the second-longest streak in NFL history -- with 23-15 win over Tampa Bay (Sept. 13).
Home-field winning streak ends at 25 against Minnesota, 37-24, on rainy Monday night (Oct. 5).
Packers clinch playoff berth for team-record sixth consecutive year (Dec. 19).
Favre engineeers 89-yard drive to give Packers 27-23 lead with 1:56 left in NFC Wild Card playoff at San Francisco, but 49ers score with three seconds left to win 30-27 (Jan. 3).
Holmgren resigns to become executive vice president of football operations/general manager/head coach of Seattle Seahawks (Jan. 8).
Ray Rhodes, former Eagles head coach and ex-Green Bay defensive coordinator, named Packers' 12th head coach (Jan. 11).
John M. Jones named senior vice president of administration, succeeding Reinfeldt (Feb. 10).
Reggie White, a Pro Bowl selection for a record 13 consecutive years, announces his retirement, ending one of the most distinguished playing careers in NFL history (Feb. 15).
Lambeau Field is named by Sports Illustrated in June as the eighth-best venue in the world to watch sports, the only NFL stadium to make the publication's list of 20.
Largest crowd ever to see Packers play a game in Wisconsin, 78,184, watches Green Bay defeat Denver, 27-12, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis. (Aug. 23).
White, the sure-fire Hall of Fame defensive end who played six distinguished seasons for the Packers from 1993-98, has his jersey retired at halftime of nationally televised game with Tampa Bay. An emotional White tells the crowd, "I have been honored and privileged to have been a Packer, and I will always be a Packer" (Oct. 10).
Wolf relieves Rhodes as head coach (Jan. 3).
Mike Sherman, Seattle offensive coordinator and 21-year coaching veteran, named as 13th head coach in Packers history by Wolf (Jan. 18).
Packers President Bob Harlan announces plans for proposed $295 million redevelopment of Lambeau Field (Jan. 22).
Gov. Tommy Thompson, on Lambeau Field, signs state legislature's stadium renovation bill into law, making possible a 0.5 percent sales tax to fund $160 million in construction bonds or loans for the redevelopment of Lambeau Field (May 13).
Organization suffered $419,000 operating loss for fiscal 1999, treasurer John R. Underwood reports at annual shareholders' meeting (July 12).
By a margin of 53-47 percent, Brown County voters approve a referendum establishing a half-cent per dollar sales tax to help fund the redevelopment of Lambeau Field (Sept. 12).
The design for a new Green Bay Packers license plate, to be available early in 2001, is unveiled by Gov. Thompson at Lambeau Field (Oct. 15).
Green Bay/Brown County Professional Stadium District Board approves new Lambeau Field lease agreement between the district, the Packers and the City of Green Bay; the primary term of the lease is to run 30 years after the opening of the redeveloped stadium in 2003 (Jan. 3).
Wolf retires as executive vice president and general manager, a position he had held since 1991 while leading the Packers to Super Bowl heights (Feb. 1).
Harlan names Sherman to succeed Wolf as GM (Feb. 1).
Al Treml, the only video director in team history, announces his retirement, effective July 15, after 34 years (Feb. 13).
Favre signs a "lifetime" contract (Feb. 28).
Sherman names Mark Hatley as vice president of football operations (May 17).
Packers, with help of Gov. Scott McCallum, stage ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony in stadium for Lambeau Field redevelopment project (May 19).
NFL unanimously approves $13 million loan to the Packers for use in financing the Lambeau Field redevelopment (May 23).
Packers host first Monday night game after Sept. 11 attacks; American flag is held by Wisconsin police and firefighters, and members of both teams (Sept. 24).
Packers defeat 49ers, 25-15, in NFC Wild Card (Jan. 13).
Team stung in divisional playoffs at St. Louis, 45-17 (Jan. 20).
Packers Foundation reaches $1 million mark in grants (May 1).
Packers football operations move into new offices, locker room and team facilities (July 15).
New Packers Pro Shop opens at corner of Lambeau Field Atrium (July 27).
"Under construction" Lambeau Field hosts first organized game, preseason contest vs. Cleveland, with new private boxes, press box and concourses (Aug. 26).
Team clinches inaugural NFC North championship, in 30-20 win over Chicago, with four games left (Dec. 1).
Team sustains first-ever home playoff loss, to Atlanta (Jan. 4).
At annual shareholders meeting, treasurer John R. Underwood announces after-tax operating profit of $15.5 million for 2002-03 fiscal year, allowing team to build its corporate reserve fund to $58 million, the safety net for a publicly owned team without a billionaire owner (July 15).
Spectacular 14-foot statues of Curly Lambeau and Vince Lombardi unveiled in plaza outside Atrium (Aug. 27).
Team names same plaza after Robert E. Harlan (Sept. 2).
Starr and Wolf dedicate stunning new Packers Hall of Fame (Sept. 4).
Legendary players return to Green Bay, re-enact Starr's Ice Bowl sneak, in 'Rebirth of a Legend' event (Sept. 6).
Two middle-school students and a host of dignitaries, including Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, rededicate Lambeau Field at halftime of season opener. Vikings spoil day, 30-25 (Sept. 7).
Running backs coach Sylvester Croom becomes the Southeastern Conference's first-ever black head football coach, taking over Mississippi State program (Dec. 2).
Ahman Green breaks Jim Taylor's single-season franchise rushing mark, and Ryan Longwell breaks Hutson's Packers career scoring record, at San Diego (Dec. 14).
At Oakland (Dec. 22), Favre authors finest career game, throwing for 399 yards and four TDs, in Monday night win, little more than 24 hours after his father's death.
After winning seven of last nine to keep pace, Packers capitalize on miraculous Minnesota loss at Arizona, clinch last-minute playoff berth and NFC North title, with win vs. Denver (Dec. 28).
Al Harris' overtime interception return wins NFC Wild Card playoff vs. Seattle (Jan. 4).
Inches from the NFC championship, Packers sustain heartbreaking, 20-17 overtime loss at Philadelphia (Jan. 11).
Packers name Lee Remmel team historian (Feb. 19).
Hatley, vice president of football operations, dies suddenly of heart failure (July 26).
Corporate treasurer John R. Underwood announces after tax-operating profit of $20.8 million for 2003-04 fiscal year at annual shareholders meeting (July 28). Team's then-record financial success, derived in part from the new Lambeau Field Atrium and an increase in stadium capacity of more than 7,000 over the prior year, ups corporation reserve fund to $84.5 million.
John 'Red' Cochran, who served the organization for 42 years as an assistant coach and scout -- and still was scouting for the team -- passes away at age 82 (Sept. 5).
Packers clinch third straight NFC North title on last-second Longwell field goal, win at Minnesota, 34-31 (Dec. 24).
White, who helped return glory to Titletown during 1990s, passes away in North Carolina (Dec. 26). Packers fly contingent of roughly 50 to funeral services, apply "92" decal to helmets.
Minnesota Vikings, swept by the Packers in the regular season, stun Green Bay in Lambeau Field Wild Card playoff, 31-17 (Jan. 9).
Harlan names Ted Thompson Executive Vice President, General Manager & Director of Football Operations, with full authority over football decisions. Sherman becomes Executive Vice President & Head Coach (Jan. 14).
First annual Green Bay Packers Fan Fest in the Lambeau Field Atrium is an extraordinary success. Favre kicks off the weekend by officially announcing his return for a 15th season (March 11-13).
The Packers and American Family Insurance announce a joint effort, through sales of a pink Packers Breast Cancer Cap, to promote breast cancer awareness, raise funds to support those afflicted and sustain research (July 7). With goal of $100,000, effort tops $1 million.
At annual shareholders meeting (July 27), Larry Weyers reports record $25.4 million profit from operations during 2004-05 fiscal year. Team also establishes the Packers Franchise Preservation Fund (PFPF), formerly the corporate reserve.
Believed to be first time in broadcast history that an NFL practice is televised to a national audience, the Packers and Bills culminate two days of combined workouts with the annual Family Night scrimmage on NFL Network (Aug. 5).
For just the fifth time in their rich history, the Packers retire a uniform number, the late Reggie White's No. 92 (Sept. 18).
One day after a 23-17 win over Seattle finalizes the Packers' first losing season since 1991, GM Thompson dismisses Sherman (Jan. 2).
After a thorough and exhausting nine-day search, Thompson names Mike McCarthy the Packers' 14th head coach (Jan. 12).
Lambeau Field hosts the Frozen Tundra Classic, a collegiate hockey game in which eventual national champion Wisconsin defeats Ohio State, 4-2. The event draws 40,890, a virtual sellout and the fourth-largest crowd ever to see an outdoor hockey game (Feb. 11).
At team's quarterly Board meeting, Harlan formally becomes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Jones becomes President and Chief Operating Officer (May 31).
Annual shareholders meeting moves back to Lambeau Field; treasurer Larry Weyers reports $18 million profit from operations during 2005-06 fiscal year, saying Packers have moved to franchise-high seventh place in NFL team revenue rankings (July 19)
Perennial All-Pro Reggie White, then the team's career sacks leader, becomes Packers' 21st representative in Pro Football Hall of Fame, receiving induction on first ballot (Aug. 5).
Work begins on Lambeau Field's new playing surface, a project that will equip the hallowed ground with the latest technology, DD GrassMaster. A natural-grass surface, reinforced with manmade fibers, is installed on top of a new drainage and heating system (Jan. 10).
Team announces plans to celebrate 50th anniversary of Lambeau Field, the NFL's longest-tenured facility. An anniversary logo is created to mark the occasion with plans to feature it prominently, including on uniforms and on the field (May 15).
The Executive Committee announces that John Jones, president and COO, has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons (May 26).
At team's quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors unanimously supports a move that will allow Bob Harlan, then Chairman of the Board, to serve as the Packers' principal executive officer despite having reached the mandatory retirement age, 70 (May 30).
The Executive Committee formally accepts resignation of Jones, who cites health concerns as reason for departure. A search committee for a new President and CEO, consisting of members of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors, is formed (July 20).
At annual shareholders meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $22 million profit for 2006-07 fiscal year and a $10 million boost to PFPF, now at $125.5 million (July 25).
For the first time since Aug. 5, 1961, Packers hold training camp practice at City Stadium, with nearly 3,500 in attendance (July 31).
Favre throws his 421st career touchdown pass in victory at Minnesota, breaking Dan Marino's NFL career record (Sept. 30).
Packers clinch first NFC North title and playoff berth since 2004 with win over Oakland (Dec. 9).
Board of Directors unanimously elects Mark H. Murphy as Packers' new President and CEO. Schedule is established for Harlan to remain as Chairman through end of football season, when he then becomes Chairman Emeritus and Murphy officially assumes role as top executive (Dec. 3).
Team historian Lee Remmel announces his retirement, effective at the end of the calendar year, ending 62-year association with franchise as a sportswriter and member of front office (Dec. 12).
GM Thompson signed to new five-year contract (Jan. 7).
Packers overcome early 14-point deficit to defeat Seattle, 42-20, in NFC Divisional playoff at snow-covered Lambeau (Jan. 12).
In third-coldest game in league championship history, with minus-1 temperature and minus-23 wind chill at kickoff, quest for fifth Super Bowl berth comes up agonizingly short with 23-20 overtime loss to eventual champion New York Giants (Jan. 20).
Head Coach McCarthy signed to new five-year contract (Feb. 5).
Russ Ball named vice president of football operations/player finance (Feb. 13).
In awarding annual grants through Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $5 million in the past year (Feb. 19).
Favre, owner of NFL career records for pass attempts, completions, yards and touchdowns, and the team's starting quarterback for the past 253 games (275 including playoffs), announces his retirement in a formal press conference at Lambeau Field (March 6).
At annual shareholders meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $23.4 million profit for 2007-08 fiscal year and a $2 million boost to PFPF, now at $127.5 million (July 24).
Favre un-retires and is reinstated to roster by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Aug. 4), then traded to New York Jets (Aug. 6).
At team's quarterly meeting, the Board of Directors elects Dan Ariens to Executive Committee (Aug. 12).
Aaron Rodgers becomes first quarterback other than Favre to start a Packers game since Sept. 27, 1992 (Sept. 8).
One week following conclusion of 6-10 season, McCarthy dismisses six assistant coaches (Jan. 5).
Shawn Slocum promoted to special teams coordinator (Jan. 15), Dom Capers hired as new defensive coordinator (Jan. 19), and rest of coaching staff is filled out (Feb. 3).
Packers select Boston College NT B.J. Raji with the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL Draft and trade up to select USC LB Clay Matthews at No. 26, the first time since 1993 the Packers bring in two first-round draft choices (April 25).
At annual shareholders’ meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $4 million profit for 2008-09 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 30).
Packers dedicate renovated Nitschke Field as primary training-camp facility, welcoming overflow crowd of approximately 2,100 for first practice. Permanent bleachers are installed, and a portion of the new field is heated for late-season use (Aug. 1).
Donald Driver breaks Sterling Sharpe’s franchise record for career receptions (Oct. 18).
Favre, now with Minnesota, plays first game against Green Bay (Oct. 5) and first game at Lambeau Field as member of visiting team (Nov. 1).Green breaks Taylor’s franchise record for career rushing yards (Nov. 8).
Defense finishes season No. 1 in the NFL against the run for the first time in team history, setting a franchise record for rushing yards allowed per game. Offense sets franchise record for points in one season, surpassing 1996 Super Bowl-winning team (Jan. 3).
In highest-scoring postseason game in NFL history, Packers fall 51-45 in overtime at Arizona in NFC Wild Card playoff (Jan. 10).
In awarding annual grants through Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $4 million in the past year (Feb. 22).
At annual shareholders’ meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $5.2 million profit for 2009-10 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 29).
Five players are named to the Pro Bowl roster for the NFC (Dec. 28). After the addition of three alternates later in the process, the Packers are represented by eight players on the all-star team, the franchise’s most since 1967.
Packers win final two regular-season games to finish 2010 with a 10-6 record, securing the sixth and final playoff berth in the NFC. All six regular-season losses come by a combined 20 points, and Green Bay becomes the first team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to not trail a game by more than seven points in an entire season.
Team opens playoffs on the road at hostile Philadelphia in the Wild Card round, containing the Eagles’ powerful offense en route to a 21-16 victory, Rodgers’ first playoff win as a starter (Jan. 9).
The Packers travel to Atlanta to face the NFC’s No. 1-seeded Falcons just six days later for Divisional matchup. Green Bay routs Atlanta by a score of 48-21, the second-largest margin of victory in team playoff history (Jan. 15).
Packers complete their road playoff march by making the short trek to Chicago to face division-rival Bears in the NFC Championship Game (Jan. 23). Just the second postseason meeting in the history of the two franchises, the Packers win 21-14, punching their ticket to Super Bowl XLV in North Texas.
In the organization’s fifth-ever Super Bowl appearance, the Packers square off with the AFC’s Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas (Feb. 6).
Rodgers throws for 304 yards and three scores with no INTs, earning game MVP honors, and the defense forces three turnovers, including an interception return for a touchdown by safety Nick Collins late in the opening quarter. A fourth-down stop on the Steelers’ final possession seals the 31-25 win and gives the franchise its record 13th world championship and fourth Super Bowl title.
On the day following their return from Texas, the Packers are met by more than 56,000 fans inside the bowl at Lambeau Field for the team’s “Return to Titletown” celebration. A frigid afternoon, temperatures range in the single digits with wind chills below zero (Feb. 8).
Packers sign Thompson to multi-year contract extension to continue serving as executive vice president, general manager and director of football operations (Feb. 11)
Packers sign McCarthy to multi-year contract extension to continue serving as the team’s head coach (March 4).
Team announces that it has begun installation of a new distributed sound system throughout Lambeau Field that will be operational in time for the 2011 season (April 27).
Separated by the bounds of an ongoing labor negotiation between club owners and players, the Packers are granted a one-night exemption by the NFL and convene to receive their Super Bowl XLV championship rings at a private ceremony inside the Lambeau Field Atrium (June 16).
At annual shareholders’ meeting, treasurer Weyers reports $17.1 million profit for 2010-11 fiscal year with PFPF remaining at $127.5 million (July 28).
Continuing the custom for reigning champions in professional sports, team travels to Washington, D.C., to tour the White House and be recognized by President Barack Obama, whom they present with a Packers jersey and a share of the franchise’s common stock (Aug. 12).
Organization announces plans for an expansion project at the stadium, highlighted by the addition of 6,700 seats to the south end of the bowl and new entrance gates behind both the north and south end zones. Plans also include the installation of high-definition video boards and new elevator shafts on each side (Aug. 25).
Packers start the season victorious in the league-opening Thursday night contest at Lambeau Field against the New Orleans Saints (Sept. 8), kick-starting a franchise single-season record 13-game winning streak to open the 2011 campaign. Combined with the six wins that closed out 2010, the 19-game winning streak marks the second longest in NFL history (including playoffs).
By virtue of a last-second, 38-35 victory at the N.Y. Giants in Week 12, and the Detroit Lions’ loss to New Orleans on Sunday Night Football, the Packers clinch the NFC North division title, the franchise’s first since the 2007 season (Dec. 5).
Organization announces the fifth stock offering of its 92-year history, initially offering 250,000 shares at $250 per share (Dec. 6).
Rodgers is named the NFC’s Pro Bowl starter after leading the offense to 560 points, the second most in league history, and setting franchise records for passing yardage, touchdowns, completion percentage and yards per attempt (Dec. 27).
Coming off a first-round bye, the Packers fall victim to four costly turnovers and lose to the Giants in the Divisional round, 37-20 (Jan. 15).
Rodgers is voted the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press and is presented the award at the NFL Honors ceremony (Feb. 4).
In awarding annual grants through the Packers Foundation, franchise announces a comprehensive charity impact of more than $6 million in the past year (Feb. 21).
Stock sale concludes after an additional offering in Canada. In total, more than 268,000 shares are sold, netting the organization $67 million to put toward a $143 million stadium construction project that will include the addition of 6,700 more seats, new high-definition video scoreboards and two new gates on the exterior (March 1).
At annual shareholders’ meeting, treasurer Mark McMullen reports $42.7 million profit for 2011-12 fiscal year with corporate reserves in a strong position to support the franchise (July 24).
Team clinches second consecutive NFC North championship with 21-13 victory at Chicago, the first back-to-back division titles for Green Bay since 2002-04 (Dec. 16).Three players are named to the Pro Bowl, including Rodgers as the NFC’s starter for the second consecutive season, and Matthews, who becomes the first player in franchise history to earn the distinction in each of his first four seasons in the league (Dec. 26). Following the addition of alternates, four players are ultimately chosen to represent the club in the annual all-star game.
Owners of the No. 3 seed in the NFC playoff bracket, the Packers win a home playoff game for the first time since 2007, defeating the division-rival Minnesota Vikings 24-10 in a Wild Card matchup at Lambeau Field (Jan. 5).
Plans are announced regarding completion of the final phase of 2011 renovation project. Upgrades include new on-site locations for the Packers Pro Shop, Curly’s Pub and the Packers Hall of Fame, in addition to an enhancement of the Oneida Nation Gate on the east side of the stadium (Jan. 8).
In the Divisional contest at San Francisco, the Packers fall to the 49ers, 45-31 (Jan. 12).
Former LB Dave Robinson becomes the 22nd member of the Packers to gain entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after being voted in as a senior candidate (Feb. 2).
Driver retires as the franchise’s all-time leader in both receptions (743) and receiving yards (10,137) in a ceremony in front of more than 1,000 fans on the floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium (Feb. 6).
Organization announces long-term contract extensions for both Matthews (April 17) and Rodgers (April 26).