Dope Sheet: Packers head into the bye

The Green Bay Packers (5-8) have reached the bye week after playing a road game heading into the bye for the first time since 2014.

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The Green Bay Packers (5-8) have reached the bye week after playing a road game heading into the bye for the first time since 2014.

  • The Packers enter the bye after a victory at Chicago, giving Green Bay 787 victories, the most in the regular season in the history of the NFL. It is the first time since December 1921 (Buffalo All-Americans) that the Bears franchise does not lead the NFL or have a share of the lead in all-time regular-season wins.
  • Green Bay came back from 13 points down, marking the biggest comeback win for the Packers at Chicago in team history.
  • The Packers outscored the Bears, 18-0, in the fourth quarter in Week 13. It was the most points scored in a fourth quarter by Green Bay when also shutting out the opponent in the fourth quarter since Sept. 16, 2007, at the N.Y. Giants (21-0).
  • The Packers have won the game heading into their bye week each of the last five seasons and seven of the last eight years.
  • Since 2007, the Packers have won the game going into the bye and coming out of the bye six times (2021, 2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007).
  • It is the latest bye ever for Green Bay, and it is just the fifth time since 1990 that the Packers have had a bye in Week 10 or later (Week 13 in 2021, Week 11 in 2019, Week 10 in 2012 and 2010).
  • Under Head Coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay is 14-1 (.933) at home in Week 10 or later, marking the best record in the NFL since 2019 (Kansas City, 11-1, .917).


  • Green Bay will end the regular season with three of its last four at home for the first time since 2011. 
  • In Week 15, the Packers host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football, marking the latest MNF contest ever at Lambeau Field.
  • The Packers play at home following the bye for the third straight year.
  • Green Bay will be looking to win the week following the bye for the second consecutive year, having beaten Chicago after the bye last year to snap a four-game losing streak in games following the bye week.
  • The Packers will play in prime time the week after the bye for the third time in the last four years.
  • Green Bay will face an NFC opponent (Los Angeles Rams) for the seventh consecutive year after the bye and for the 12th time since 2009. The Packers last faced the Rams coming out of the bye in 2018.
  • The Packers have won seven of the last 11 matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 17 of its last 26 (.654), including wins in eight of the last 13.
  • Since 2009, Green Bay is 76-44-1 (.625) overall after the bye, including a 4-1 record last season, a 9-2 record in 2020 and a 5-1 record in 2019.
  • For the second straight year and for the fourth time in franchise history, the Packers will play on Christmas. It will be the first time Green Bay will play on the road on the holiday, as it travels to Florida to face the Miami Dolphins. 
  • The Packers will finish the regular season the same way they started it, against two division opponents. 
  • Green Bay will end the regular season with back-to-back NFC North games for the fifth time in the last seven seasons. 
  • It is the first time ever that Green Bay will play two regular-season home games in January. 
  • In Week 17, the Minnesota Vikings come to town and the regular season will end on either Saturday or Sunday with a visit from the Detroit Lions in Week 18.


  • WR Christian Watson was named NFL Offensive rookie of the Month for the month of November. 
  • Watson registered 14 receptions for 289 yards (20.6 avg.) and six TDs in the month of November, the most touchdown receptions among all players this month.
  • Watson is the third Green Bay rookie to win Offensive Rookie of the Month honors, joining running backs Samkon Gado (November 2005) and Eddie Lacy (October 2013).
  • Watson becomes the second former North Dakota State player to win a Rookie of the Month award, joining QB Carson Wentz (September 2016).
  • Watson was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 10 after recording four receptions for 107 yards (26.8 avg.) and three touchdowns.
  • Watson was the fourth Packers wide receiver to win the honor, joining Greg Jennings (Week 3, 2006), James Jones (Week 8, 2007) and Romeo Doubs (Week 3, 2022).
  • P Pat O'Donnell was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for games played in Week 3. O'Donnell punted seven times with a 48.4-yard average (44.7 net) and placed a career-high five punts inside the 20-yard line in the Packers' win over Tampa Bay. 
  • This was O'Donnell's first career Special Teams Player of the Week award and he joined Craig Hentrich (Week 11, 1994) and Tim Masthay (Week 8, 2010; Week 13, 2011; Week 2, 2012) as the third Packers punter to earn the honor. 
  • Doubs was named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for Week 3. Doubs posted eight receptions on eight targets for 73 yards (9.1 avg.) and his first career TD.
  • Doubs was the first player out of the University of Nevada to be named rookie of the week.
  • RB Aaron Jones was voted the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for Week 2 via fan vote.
  • It was the fifth time Jones won the award, tying Ahman Green for the most Ground awards by a Packer. 
  • Since 2017, when Jones entered the league, he is tied for fourth-most Ground wins with Alvin Kamara and Joe Mixon. Only Derrick Henry (15), Dalvin Cook (six) and Jonathan Taylor (six) have more in that timeframe.

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