Packers head into their Week 5 bye

The Green Bay Packers enter the bye as one of six undefeated teams in the NFL (4-0)

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The Green Bay Packers enter the bye as one of six undefeated teams in the NFL (4-0). The Packers have a winning record at the bye for the seventh straight season (8-2 in 2019, 3-2-1 in 2018, 4-3 in 2017, 2-1 in 2016, 6-0 in 2015, 5-3 in 2014, 6-3 in 2012, 7-0 in 2011, 6-3 in 2010, 4-3 in 2008, 5-1 in 2007).  

  • It is the third Week 5 bye (1995, 2009) for the Packers.
  • It was the sixth straight season the Packers played at home heading into their bye week.
  • The Packers have won the game heading into the bye week in five of the last six years.
  • Since 2007, the Packers have won the game going into the bye and coming out of the bye five times (2016, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2007).
  • Green Bay will face an NFC opponent (Tampa Bay) for the 10th time after the bye since 2006. 
  • Dating back to 2000, this will be the 12th time that Green Bay will play a road game in the week following the bye. The Packers have won six of the contests. Of the previous 11 games, eight have been decided by single digits, including two overtime contests.
  • The Packers have won six of the previous nine matchups against NFC teams in the week after the bye.
  • In games immediately following its bye week, Green Bay has won 16 of its last 24 (.667), including wins in seven of the last 11.
  • Since 2009, Green Bay is 63-40-1 (.597) overall after the bye, including a 5-1 record last season.
  • After the bye, the Packers will have two straight road games, at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Houston Texans. It is the third straight year that Green Bay will play two consecutive road games right after the bye.

GOOD START

  • The Packers are on a nine-game regular-season winning streak, the longest current streak in the NFC and Green Bay's longest winning streak since 2010-11 (15 games). It is tied for the fifth-longest regular-season winning streak in franchise history.
  • The Packers have started 4-0 for the 13th time in franchise history and the first time since 2015.
  • Green Bay is the first team in NFL history to score 150-plus points with no turnovers in the first four games of the season.
  • The Packers have scored 152 points this season, the most in team history through four games since Green Bay joined the NFL in 1921 (previous high was 148 in 2011).
  • Green Bay has posted four consecutive games with 30-plus points and no turnovers for just the second time in franchise history (Weeks 14-17 in 2016). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is tied for the second-longest streak in the NFL since turnovers were first tracked in 1933 (2010 New England Patriots did it in seven straight games).
  • Dating back to last season, the Packers have allowed zero sacks/one sack in each of the last five regular-season games, the longest streak since a five-game streak in 2014-15.
  • The Packers are the only team in the NFL to have six players with 12-plus receptions and 100-plus receiving yards this season. Green Bay is also the only team in the league to have two RBs with 12-plus catches and 100-plus receiving yards.

A LOOK AT THE SCHEDULE

The Green Bay Packers' 2020 NFL regular-season schedule is highlighted by five prime-time contests (subject to flexible scheduling) on the original schedule for the seventh straight year (2014-20).

  • The Packers opened the season at the Minnesota Vikings for the first time in team history, marking the third straight year that Green Bay faced a divisional foe in Week 1, which last happened in 1996-98 when the Packers were in the NFC Central. The previous time the two teams met in Week 1 was in 2008 on Monday Night Football at Lambeau Field.
  • For the third consecutive year, Green Bay opened the season with two NFC North games as they hosted the Detroit Lions in Week 2. It was the earliest the Lions had visited Green Bay since 2003 (Week 2).
  • In Week 3, Green Bay traveled to New Orleans to face the Saints in a Sunday night contest, marking the third straight prime-time meeting at the Saints (2008 on MNF, 2014 on SNF). The winning team had scored 34-plus points in seven of the previous nine matchups and that continued this season as Green Bay won, 37-30.
  • The Packers had another night game in Week 4, this time against the Atlanta Falcons, marking the second time in three years (2018) that Green Bay had a MNF contest going into its bye. 
  • After the third Week 5 bye (1995, 2009) for the Packers, they will play their only set of back-to-back road games, the fewest in a season for Green Bay since 2013 (zero). 
  • The Packers make their first trip to Tampa since a 20-3 win in 2014 to take on the Buccaneers in Week 6 and then head to Houston to face the Texans in Week 7. It is the fifth matchup between the Packers and Texans, with Green Bay holding a 3-1 lead, including a 2-0 mark in Houston.
  • Green Bay returns home and to an NFC North opponent in Week 8 when it hosts the Vikings, marking the first time since 2009 that Minnesota and Green Bay will square off twice by Week 8.
  • The Packers then face a long trip on a short turnaround, traveling west to take on the San Francisco 49ers on a Thursday night in Week 9. It is the first-ever Thursday meeting between the teams.
  • The Packers next take on two AFC South teams, hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 10 and visiting the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11. The Packers are 4-2 all-time against the Jaguars, including wins in both of the last two matchups (2012 in Green Bay and 2016 in Jacksonville), while Green Bay is looking for its first regular-season win in Indinapolis, having lost the previous four games at the Colts.
  • Green Bay will then return to Lambeau Field, finishing the regular season with four of its last six games at home for the first time since 1977.
  • The matchup against Chicago in Week 12 on a Sunday night at Lambeau Field marks the 15th consecutive regular season that the Packers and Bears have squared off in primetime. It also will be the third and final home game in November, the most for Green Bay in the month of November since 2014.
  • The Packers stay at home to face the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 13. It is the Eagles' first visit to Lambeau Field in the month of December. In the last six meetings in Green Bay, four have been decided by seven points or less.
  • In Week 14, Green Bay goes to Detroit to face the Lions. The Packers swept the season series last season for the ninth time in the last 16 years.
  • Week 15 brings a game against the Carolina Panthers that will take place on either Saturday or Sunday. The date and time will be determined at least four weeks in advance of the game. Five of the last six matchups between the teams have been decided by eight points or less, including a 24-16 victory by Green Bay last season at Lambeau Field. The Packers have a 5-2 mark at home vs. Carolina, scoring 30-plus points in five of those games.
  • Green Bay's last regular-season home game is slated for a Sunday night versus the Tennessee Titans in Week 16, the second-ever prime-time game against the Titans (MNF in 2004). It is one of two prime-time contests in 2020 for Green Bay against teams that played in the conference championship games last season (San Francisco). 
  •  For the fourth time in the last five years, Green Bay will end the regular season on the road, traveling to Chicago to take on the Bears. It is the first time since 2013 that the Packers will close out the regular season at Chicago and marks only the second regular-season meeting between the teams at Soldier Field in the month of January (2004 season).

CONSECUTIVE-SELLOUT STREAK ON PAUSE

Due to health-and-safety concerns, the Packers made the decision to not have fans at the first two home games of the 2020 season and did not sell tickets, which puts a pause to the franchise's sellout streak at 350 regular-season games (not including replacement games). 

  • The league's longest-tenured stadium, Lambeau Field is hosting its 64th season of football in 2020. For the victory over Seattle in the Divisional round of the 2019 playoffs, 78,998 Packers fans filled Lambeau Field for the second-highest paid attendance in stadium history (79,704 in the Divisional round of the 2014 playoffs versus Dallas). 
  • Across American professional sports, only Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914) have longer tenures.

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