|3||@Saints||W 37 - 30||2||1||1||0||0||1||1|
|7||@Texans||W 35 - 20||3||2||1||1||0||0|
|2||Lions||W 42 - 21||4||3||1||1||0||0|
|6||@Buccaneers||L 10 - 38||1||0||1||0||0||0|
|4||Falcons||W 30 - 16||7||5||2||3||0||0|
|1||@Vikings||W 43 - 34||2||2||0||1||0||0|
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|2020||Green Bay Packers||6||6||19||13||6||6||0||1||1|
- First name is pronounced zuh-DAIR-ee-us.
- Made his first career Pro Bowl in his first season with the Packers, an injury replacement for Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack.
- Posted the most sacks in franchise history by a player in his first season with the Packers, with his 13½ sacks ranking No. 6 in the NFL in 2019 and tying for No. 5 for a single season in team history.
- Spent the first four seasons of his career in Baltimore, (2015-18), helping the Ravens rank in the top five in the league in overall defense (No. 3, 319.4 ypg), run defense (No. 2, 96.8 ypg) and scoring defense (No. 5, 20.5 ppg) over that span.
- Of his 18½ sacks during his time in Baltimore, 12½ of them came on third down, the most on the Ravens from 2015-18.
- Appeared in all 16 games with eight starts in 2018 and posted 45 tackles (26 solo) and a team-leading 8½ sacks for a Baltimore defense that finished No. 1 in the NFL in overall defense (292.9 ypg) and No. 2 in scoring defense (17.9 ppg).
- According to Sportradar, ranked No. 3 among NFL linebackers with 25 QB hits and was tied for No. 6 in total pressures (sacks/hurries/knockdowns) with 35 in 2018.
- Started all 24 games in his two seasons at Kentucky, recording 120 tackles (50 solo), 14 tackles for a loss, 10½ sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.
Smith Bros confident in defense finding rhythm
Packers LBs Preston and Za'Darius Smith spoke to the media prior to the Week 7 matchup against the Houston Texans.
Za'Darius Smith: 'Having all of our weapons is big for us'
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith sees the defense finding its groove with the return of DL Kenny Clark to the lineup.
Packers Unscripted: 4-for-4
Mike and Wes break down the Packers' victory over the Falcons, starting with the offensive performance despite missing key players (1:04) and continuing with the steadier defensive effort compared to previous games (9:46). They also examine where things stand in the NFC North (16:06).
Packers Daily: Oct. 6
Mike Spofford takes a look at Green Bay's win over Atlanta and the divisional impact in this edition of Packers Daily.
Za'Darius Smith: 'Red-zone stops changed the momentum of the game'
LB Za'Darius Smith talks about the Packers' defense coming up big in the red zone after their 30-16 win Monday night over the Atlanta Falcons.
Za'Darius Smith sacks Matt Ryan to end first half | Packers vs. Falcons
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith takes down Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on the last play of the first half.
Za'Darius Smith breaks down the critical takeaway against the Saints
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith spoke to the media on Friday about the team's defensive performance through the first three weeks of the season.
Za'Darius Smith forces crucial Taysom Hill fumble | Packers at Saints
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith forces a crucial midfield fumble from New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill.
Film Session: Za'Darius Smith describes his versatility in Packers' scheme
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith breaks down his film on this episode of "Game Pass Film Session"
Smith Bros. focused on 'going 1-0 every week'
Packers LBs Preston and Za'Darius Smith addressed the media prior to Sunday's Week 2 matchup at Lambeau Field against the Detroit Lions.
Za'Darius Smith reaches Cousins for first sack of 2020
Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith takes down Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins to record his first sack of the 2020 NFL season.
Packers Daily: September 10
Wayne Larrivee takes a look at Green Bay's team captains and a couple of playmakers on the Packers and Vikings in this edition of Packers Daily.
The Smith Bros. are ready to kick off the season
LBs Preston and Za'Darius Smith addressed the media prior to Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Total Packers: 2020 Season Preview
Join Larry McCarren, Mike Spofford and Wes Hodkiewicz as they preview the upcoming season. Larry goes 1-on-1 with a number of players, and the guys provide all the analysis for a season like no other.
Total Packers: Catching up with the Smith Bros.
Total Packers hosts a socially distanced sitdown with Za'Darius and Preston Smith, looking at what the defense has in store for the 2020 season.
Packers Daily: September 8
Mike Spofford takes a look at a pair of pass rushers on both the Packers and Vikings in this edition of Packers Daily.
Packers Daily: August 31
Wes Hodkiewicz takes a look at Christian Kirksey's standout training camp performance and what he brings to the defense in this edition of Packers Daily.
Three Things: Jaire Alexander, Za'Darius Smith and Jordan Love
Senior writer Mike Spofford and analyst Larry McCarren discuss a full-strength defense with Jaire Alexander's and Za'Darius Smith's return to practice and the challenges Jordan Love is facing as a rookie quarterback.
Three Things: MVS, Aaron Jones and Za'Darius Smith
Packers analyst Larry McCarren and digital reporter Wes Hodkiewicz discuss the impressive play of WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, the blitz-pickup ability of RB Aaron Jones and the veteran presence of LB Za'Darius Smith from Thursday's practice.
Walter celebrates his 101st with the Packers
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith and RB Aaron Jones surprise Walter Prosek on his 101st birthday.
Gary spent the offseason 'working on his craft'
Packers LB Rashan Gary talks about how he spent the offseason watching tape of Za'Darius Smith and Preston Smith, working to be the best player he can be and talks about the impact LB coach Mike Smith has had on him.
Three Things: Smith Bros. 2.0 and Ode to COVID
The Rock delivers an Ode to COVID and senior writer Mike Spofford talks about what LBs Za'Darius and Preston Smith will have to do to top the 2019 season.
Packers Unscripted: Projections to ponder
Mike and Wes discuss whether RB Aaron Jones or the Smith Bros. have the tougher act to follow in 2020 (1:21), and which of the Packers' Pro Bowl alternates from last season is poised to make his first Pro Bowl this year (9:26).
Packers Daily: August 10
Larry McCarren takes a look at Green Bay's linebacker group in this edition of Packers Daily.
What You Might've Missed: Nobody could block him
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith got a whiff (or two) out of everybody who tried
Za'Darius Smith named NFC Defensive Player of the Week
Pro Bowl linebacker had three sacks in Packers' win over Atlanta on Monday night
Unlocking Za'Darius Smith's versatility has been key for Packers' defense
Mike Pettine finding more ways to get the Smith Bros. and Rashan Gary on the field together
Fuel for the fire? Packers' Smith Bros. have found plenty
Pass-rushing tandem not thrilled with recent league ranking
Packers elect team captains: It's Aaron Rodgers, Za'Darius Smith & Mason Crosby for second straight year
Team will also have rotating captains on a weekly basis
Za'Darius and Preston Smith have targets in mind
Packers' pass-rushing duo came up huge last season
Four Packers among Nos. 41-70 in NFL Network's 'Top 100'
Za'Darius and Preston Smith crack list for the first time
Pragmatic approach to free agency molded Packers' turnaround
Four unrestricted free agents played a large part in Green Bay's resurgence
Kobe Bryant 'meant something special' to Davante Adams, Za'Darius Smith
Packers' Pro Bowlers pay homage to the Lakers legend in Orlando
Three Packers named to the Pro Bowl
Adams makes his third straight trip, Clark and Smith make first appearance
Za'Darius Smith making life difficult on opposition in more ways than one
Fifth-year outside linebacker showing his versatility in Packers' defense
What You Might've Missed: Do-everything defender
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith was a one-man wrecking crew early on
Za'Darius Smith's latest sack celebration is his most meaningful
Packers linebacker wears shirt honoring ailing mother of equipment staff member
Free-agent additions have come as advertised for Packers
Offseason signings have played critical role in team's 8-2 start
Packers elect team captains: Aaron Rodgers, Za'Darius Smith and Mason Crosby
Additional, rotating captains also will be chosen weekly
Brother-like bond driving Za'Darius and Preston Smith
New pass rushers already making their mark on Packers' defense
'Level of consistency' from defensive newcomers was 'impressive' to Pettine
Key comments from the Packers' coordinators
Getting a handle on Za'Darius Smith no easy task
Packers' newcomer provides steady presence in various ways
Za'Darius and Preston Smith look to give an edge to the Packers' pass rush
Za'Darius Smith drove 14 hours to tell his mom the good news
Social Reaction: Packers Free Agency begins
See what the players were saying about the new Packers
Packers targeted players on the rise in free agency
Hope is the four additions just starting to hit their prime
Before they were Packers: Linebackers
See photos of the Packers' linebackers during their college careers.
Happy birthday to Za'Darius Smith!
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith celebrates his birthday on September 8. Check out photos of him from training camp and his 2019 season.
Sack Sunday with the Green Bay Packers
Check out the best photos of Packers sacks from the 2019 season.
Packers free-agent signings through the years
Take a look back at some Packers free-agent signings over the years.
Best photos of Za'Darius Smith's Pro Bowl season
Take a look at photos of Packers LB Za'Darius Smith from the 2019 season.
Best photos of Packers players in the 2020 Pro Bowl
Check out photos of Packers WR Davante Adams, LB Za'Darius Smith and DL Kenny Clark participating in the 2020 Pro Bowl.
Photos: Inside the locker room at the Pro Bowl
Take a look inside the locker room at Camping World Stadium before Packers WR Davante Adams, LB Za'Darius Smith and DL Kenny Clark play in the 2020 Pro Bowl.
Davante Adams, Za'Darius Smith, Kenny Clark walk into Camping World Stadium for Pro Bowl
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith, WR Davante Adams and DL Kenny Clark arrived at Camping World Stadium in Orlando for Sunday's Pro Bowl.
Davante Adams, Za'Darius Smith, Kenny Clark practice for Sunday's Pro Bowl
Packers WR Davante Adams, LB Za'Darius Smith and DL Kenny Clark participated in the final practice before Sunday's Pro Bowl airing at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN.
Za'Darius Smith, Davante Adams & Kenny Clark sign autographs at Pro Bowl practice
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith, WR Davante Adams and DL Kenny Clark signed autographs after Thursday's Pro Bowl practice.
Photos: The Smiths, LaFleur and coordinators preview Sunday's NFC Championship Game
Members of the press filled the Lambeau Field media auditorium for the press conferences of Head Coach Matt LaFleur, LBs Za'Darius and Preston Smith, and coordinators.
Happy Birthday to Za'Darius Smith!
Packers LB Za'Darius Smith celebrates his birthday September 8. Take a look at photos of him from the 2019 season.
Portraits: 2019 Green Bay Packers
Packers team photographer Evan Siegle recently held a portrait session at Lambeau Field with a variety of players.
Jersey swaps: How the new free agents look in Packers uniforms
Take a look at Green Bay's initial four free-agent signings of 2019 and how each would look in their new Packers uniforms and numbers.
Packers' free-agent signees arrive at Lambeau Field
S Adrian Amos, LB Preston Smith, LB Za'Darius Smith and T/G Billy Turner all entered the locker room at Lambeau Field for the first time on Thursday, March 14.