The Green Bay Packers may have finished short of their ultimate goal of winning a Super Bowl championship, but the 2003 season remains an outstanding success.
In addition to team achievements, like a second consecutive NFC North championship and the 11th winning season in 12 years, there was a handful of outstanding individual accomplishments in 2003.
Honoring the most significant of those achievements, Packers.com is pleased to release four special-edition desktop wallpapers in a Milestones collection.
Individual players honored in the series are Ahman Green, Brett Favre, Ryan Longwell and the members of the Packers' starting offensive line.
In his fourth season with the Packers, Green turned in the best single-season rushing performance in team history. Gaining 1,883 rushing yards, Green passed Jim Taylor's previous record best of 1,474 yards, established in 1962.
Led by Green, the Packers also established the team record for rushing yards in a season with 2,558, surpassing the 1962 Packers' 2,460 yards.
Favre, meanwhile, broke Forrest Gregg's record for consecutive games played. Gregg, an offensive tackle with the Packers in 1956, 1958-70, played in 187 consecutive games over his career. Favre has now played in 191 consecutive regular season games in his 12-year Packers career and is expected to add to that total in 2004.
Longwell can expand on his record total as well. In 2003, the Packers kicker became the leading scorer in franchise history, passing the legendary Don Hutson, who scored 823 points from 1935-45.
A seven-year veteran, Longwell pushed the Packers scoring record to 844 points by the end of the 2003 season.
To download any of the four wallpapers, click here, or go to the Wallpapers page in the Multimedia section. Downloading instructions are posted at the bottom of the page.
Also, be sure to check out the Legends of the Green and Gold series, which debuted during the 2003 season to pay tribute to the greatest players and coaches in Packers history.