Dope Sheet: Packers head into Week 6 Bye

The Green Bay Packers (2-3) have reached the bye week, marking the first Week 6 bye for the Packers since 2006

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The Green Bay Packers (2-3) have reached the bye week, marking the first Week 6 bye for the Packers since 2006.

  • The Packers fell to 4-1 under Head Coach Matt LaFleur in the game heading into the bye.
  • The last time Green Bay played a road game heading into the bye and coming out of the bye was 2011, winning at the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7 and at the San Diego Chargers in Week 9.


  • Green Bay will be looking to win the week following the bye for the third consecutive year, having beaten the Los Angeles Rams at home last year, 24-12. In 2021, the Packers beat the Chicago Bears at home, 45-30, after the bye to snap a four-game losing streak in games following the bye week.
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 18 of its last 27 (.667), including wins in nine of the last 14.
  • Green Bay played at Denver following the bye week during the 2007 and 2015 seasons. The Packers won an overtime thriller, 19-13, on an 82-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Greg Jennings in OT in 2007, and lost the matchup in 2015.
  • Green Bay will face an AFC opponent (Denver) after the bye for the first time since playing the Broncos in 2015. Dating back to 2000, the Packers played an AFC opponent following the bye seven times and hold a 4-3 record in those contests (2015, L at DEN / 2011, W at SD / 2008, L at TEN / 2007, W at DEN / 2006, W at MIA / 2002, W vs. MIA / 2000, L at MIA). 
  • Since 2009, Green Bay is 77-44-1 (.635) overall after the bye. 
  • Under LaFleur (since 2019), the Packers are 21-6 in games played after the bye (3-1 in 2022, 4-1 in 2021, 9-3 in 2020 and 5-1 in 2019.
  • Green Bay has the second-best regular-season after-the-bye win percentage since 2019 (21-6, .778). Kansas City is first (25-3, .893).
  • The Packers play on the road following the bye for the first time since 2020. Dating back to 2000, below are the 13 road games for Green Bay following the bye week: 
  • 2020 - Week 6, at TB, L, 10-38
  • 2019 - Week 12, at SF, L, 8-37
  • 2018 - Week 8, at LAR, L, 27-29
  • 2015 - Week 8, at DEN, L, 10-29
  • 2012 - Week 11, at DET, W, 24-20
  • 2011 - Week 9, at SD, W, 45-38
  • 2010 - Week 11, at MIN, W, 31-3
  • 2008 - Week 9, at TEN, L, 16-19
  • 2007 - Week 8, at DEN, W, 19-13
  • 2006 - Week 7, at MIA, W, 34-24
  • 2005 - Week 7, at MIN, L, 20-23
  • 2003 - Week 9, at MIN, W, 30-27
  • 2000 - Week 8, at MIA, L, 20-28
  • Green Bay will play six home games and six road games after the bye with four scheduled prime-time contests during the 12-game stretch.  
  • This is the first time the Packers have played games on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve in the same regular season. The Packers have played games in the same year on those days (1994), but the New Year's Eve contest was a playoff game:
  • Thanksgiving: N24, L at Dallas, 34-31
  • Christmas Eve: D24, W at Tampa Bay, 34-19
  • New Year's Eve: D31, NFC Wild Card, W vs. Detroit, 16-12


  • The Packers have a 53-man roster that is composed of 24 offensive players, 26 defensive players and three specialists.
  • Of the 53 players on Green Bay's roster, 39 of them (73.6 percent) were draft picks, including 34 selected by the Packers (64.2 percent). 
  • Green Bay has eight players that were drafted in the first round and all were selected by the Packers.
  • Green Bay has 14 players on the roster that began their careers as undrafted free agents, including five who originally signed with Green Bay. 
  • 43.4 percent of the players (23 of 53) on Green Bay's roster entered the league as a sixth-round or seventh-round pick or as an undrafted player.
  • Of the 53 players on the roster, 48 of them (90.6 percent) are 28 years old or younger (as of Oct. 15) and 24 players (45.3 percent) are 24 years old or younger.
  • Of the 53 players on the roster, 42 of them (79.2 percent) played collegiately in the "Power Five" conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC).
  • The conference most represented on the roster is the SEC with 15 players while the Big Ten ranks No. 2 with 12 players.


  • The Green Bay Packers' 2023 NFL schedule will feature 17 regular-season games and three preseason games. It is highlighted by five prime-time contests (subject to flexible scheduling) on the original schedule for the 10th straight year (2014-23). 
  • With the three-game preseason schedule implemented for the 2021 season, the Packers will alternate between hosting one and two preseason games each year. This year, Green Bay opened at the Cincinnati Bengals before returning home to face the New England Patriots and then the Seattle Seahawks. Both home games had a charitable aspect to them, with the first contest designated as the Play Football Game and the second game as the Packers Give Back Game.
  • The Packers opened the regular season at the Chicago Bears, marking the fifth straight year and the ninth time in the last 11 seasons that Green Bay has started the season on the road. Green Bay is the only team in the NFL to open the season on the road each of the last five years (2019-23). It was also the fourth time in the last five years that the Packers have opened the season on the road against a division opponent.
  • Week 2 saw Green Bay travel to take on the Atlanta Falcons, marking the first time since 2016 that the Packers opened the season with back-to-back road contests. 
  • Green Bay had its home opener at Lambeau Field in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints.
  • The Packers stayed at home for a short week to host the Detroit Lions on a Thursday for the first time. 
  • Week 5 had the Packers visiting Las Vegas for the first time to play the Raiders on Monday Night Football. It marked the 31st straight season (1993-2023) that Green Bay will play on MNF. 
  • The Packers are on the bye in Week 6, marking the first Week 6 bye for Green Bay since 2006.
  • After the bye week, the Packers travel back out west to face the Denver Broncos. It is the first time since 2011 that Green Bay will play road games on each side of the bye week. 
  • In Week 8, the Packers will host Minnesota in the first of four scheduled noon (CT) games in a row, with three of them at home. 
  • In Week 9, Lambeau Field will welcome the Los Angeles Rams, marking the first time the Rams have played in Green Bay in three consecutive seasons. 
  • After a trip to play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10, the Packers return home to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11. Including Super Bowl XLV, six of the last eight games between the Packers and Steelers have been decided by seven points or less. Green Bay holds a 10-2 (.833) record against the Chargers, including a 4-1 mark at home
  • Week 12 will be another short week for the Packers as they will play at the Lions on Thanksgiving. It is the first time Green Bay has played on the holiday since they hosted the Bears in 2015 and the first time at Detroit since 2013. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the two Thursday games against Detroit mark just the second time that two teams have squared off multiple times on a Thursday in the same season (1926 Chicago Bears/Chicago Cardinals).
  • The month of December starts with the first of three prime-time matchups for Green Bay, which would be the most played by the Packers in a single season in the month of December. After the Packers host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night in Week 13, they will travel to take on the New York Giants on MNF in Week 14. It is just the second time (2019) that Green Bay has multiple Thursday games and multiple Monday games. 
  • In Week 15, the Packers return to Lambeau to play Tampa Bay in what is the second-latest visit by the Buccaneers (Week 17 in 2000).  
  • After two straight seasons of playing on Christmas, Green Bay visits the Carolina Panthers in Week 16 on Christmas Eve. Each of the last four games and six of the last seven games between the two have been decided by eight points or less. 
  • For the third straight season and the fourth time in the last five, the Packers will finish the regular season with back-to-back NFC North contests. They will travel a state over to take on the Vikings in a prime-time matchup on New Year's Eve in Week 17 and then return home to face the Bears in the season finale on either Jan. 6 or 7.

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