1992 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike Holmgren
Home Field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 9–7
Place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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The 1992 Green Bay Packers season was their 72nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 9-7 record under new coach Mike Holmgren, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. 1992 saw the emergence of QB Brett Favre and the start of the Packers' success of the 1990s.

Offseason[edit | edit source]

NFL Draft[edit | edit source]

Pick # Player Position College
5 Terrell Buckley Defensive Back Florida State
34 Mark D'Onofrio Linebacker Penn State
62 Robert Brooks Wide Receiver South Carolina
103 Edgar Bennett Running Back Florida State
119 Dexter McNabb Running Back Florida
130 Orlando McKay Wide Receiver Washington
157 Mark Chmura Tight End Boston College
190 Chris Holder Wide Receiver Tuskegee
230 Ty Detmer Quarterback BYU
240 Shazzon Bradley Defensive Tackle Tennessee
257 Andrew Oberg Tackle North Carolina
287 Gabe Mokwuah Linebacker American
314 Brett Collins Linebacker Washington

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Staff[edit | edit source]

1992 Green Bay Packers staff

Front Office

  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jesse Kaye
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


Roster[edit | edit source]

1992 Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Att.
1 September 6 Minnesota Vikings L 23-20 (OT) Lambeau Field
2 September 13 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31-3 Tampa Stadium
3 September 20 Cincinnati Bengals W 24-23 Lambeau Field
4 September 27 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-3 Lambeau Field
5 October 4 at Atlanta Falcons L 24-10 Georgia Dome
6 Bye week
7 October 18 at Cleveland Browns L 17-6 Cleveland Stadium
8 October 25 Chicago Bears L 30-10 Lambeau Field
9 November 1 at Detroit Lions W 27-13 Pontiac Silverdome
10 November 8 at New York Giants L 27-7 Giants Stadium
11 November 15 Philadelphia Eagles W 27-24 Milwaukee County Stadium
12 November 22 at Chicago Bears W 17-3 Soldier Field
13 November 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
14 December 6 Detroit Lions W 38-10 Milwaukee County Stadium
15 December 13 at Houston Oilers W 16-14 Astrodome
16 December 20 Los Angeles Rams W 28-13 Lambeau Field
17 December 27 at Minnesota Vikings L 27-7 Metrodome

Standings[edit | edit source]

Template:1992 NFC Central standings

Brett Favre[edit | edit source]

In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers were leading 17-0 at half time when head coach Mike Holmgren benched starting quarterback Don Majkowski and Favre played the second half. On his first regular season play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass which was deflected and caught by himself. Favre was tackled and the completion went for -7 yards. The Packers lost the game 31-3, chalking up only 106 yards passing.[2][3]

In the third game of the 1992 season, then-starting quarterback Don Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks. Favre replaced Majkowski for the remainder of the contest. Favre fumbled four times during the course of the game,[3] a performance poor enough that the crowd chanted for Favre to be removed in favor of another Packers backup quarterback at the time, Ty Detmer.[4] However, down 23-17 with 1:07 left in the game, the Packers started an offensive series on their own 8 yard line. Still at the quarterback position, Favre completed a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. Two plays later, Favre threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining.[3]

The next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers began the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history. The game ended in a 17-3 victory and his passer rating was 144.6. During the season, Favre helped put together a six-game winning streak for the Packers, the longest winning streak for the club since 1965. They ended 9-7 that season, missing the playoffs on their last game.[3] Favre finished his first season as a Packer with 3,227 yards and a quarterback rating of 85.3, helping him to his first Pro Bowl.[5]

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Brett Favre, NFC Pro Bowl
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (tied): 302

References[edit | edit source]

  1. All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-30.
  2. NFL Box Score for 9/13/1992. Databasefootball.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 McGinn, Bob (2005-10-01). Favre bursts onto the NFL scene in 1992. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-08.
  4. La Salle University article on Brett Favre. Lasalle.edu. Retrieved on 2007-02-24.
  5. 1992 Green Bay Packers. Databasefootball.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-07.
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