2000 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike Sherman
Home Field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 9-7
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers 1
Timeline
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1999 2001

The 2000 Green Bay Packers season was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team.[1] Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history.[2] The Packers finished 9-7, failing to qualify for the playoffs.[3] The Packers total offense ranked 15th in the league, and their total defense ranked 15th in the league.[4]

Offseason[edit | edit source]

2000 NFL draft[edit | edit source]

With their first pick (14th overall) in the 2000 NFL draft, the Packers selected future all-pro tight end Bubba Franks.[5]

2000 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 14 Bubba Franks TE Miami
2 44 Chad Clifton T Tennessee
3 74 Steve Warren NT Nebraska
4 98 Na'il Diggs OLB Ohio State
4 114 Anthony Lucas WR Arkansas
4 126 Gary Berry FS Ohio State
5 149 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego State
5 151 Joey Jamison WR Texas Southern
7 224 Mark Tauscher T Wisconsin
7 229 Ron Moore DT N.W. Oklahoma
7 242 Charles Lee WR Central Florida
7 249 Eugene McCaslin LB Florida
7 252 Rondell Mealey RB Louisiana State

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Notable transactions[edit | edit source]

Personnel[edit | edit source]

Roster[edit | edit source]

2000 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Injured Reserve

Rookies in italics

Staff[edit | edit source]

2000 Green Bay Packers staff

Front Office

  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

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Preseason results[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
August 4 New York Jets W 37-24 Lambeau Field 1-0
59,585
August 13 at Denver Broncos L 20-26 Mile High Stadium 1-1
75,367
August 21 at Miami Dolphins L 14-17 Pro Player Stadium 1-2
60,287
August 26 Cleveland Browns W 34-33 Lambeau Field 2-2
59,687

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The Packers finished with a 9-7 record in 3rd place in the NFC Central division, ahead of the 9-7 Detroit Lions due to a divisional tiebreaker.[3]

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 3 New York Jets L 16-20 Lambeau Field 0-1
59,870
2 September 10 at Buffalo Bills L 18-27 Ralph Wilson Stadium 0-2
72,722
3 September 17 Philadelphia Eagles W 6-3 Lambeau Field 1-2
59,869
4 September 24 at Arizona Cardinals W 29-3 Sun Devil Stadium 2-2
69,568
5 October 1 Chicago Bears L 24-27 Lambeau Field 2-3
59,869
6 October 8 at Detroit Lions L 24-31 Pontiac Silverdome 2-4
77,549
7 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 31-28 Lambeau Field 3-4
59,870
8 Bye week
9 October 29 at Miami Dolphins L 20-28 Pro Player Stadium 3-5
73,740
10 November 6 Minnesota Vikings W 26-20 (OT) Lambeau Field 4-5
59,854
11 November 12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 15-20 Raymond James Stadium 4-6
65,621
12 November 19 Indianapolis Colts W 26-24 Lambeau Field 5-6
59,869
13 November 27 at Carolina Panthers L 14-31 Ericsson Stadium 5-7
73,295
14 December 3 Chicago Bears W 28-6 Soldier Field 6-7
66,944
15 December 10 Detroit Lions W 26-13 Lambeau Field 7-7
59,854
16 December 17 at Minnesota Vikings W 33-28 Metrodome 8-7
64,183
17 December 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-14 (OT) Lambeau Field 9-7
59,692

Standings[edit | edit source]

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 397 371
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 388 269
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 353 323
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 307 307
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 216 355

Best performances[edit | edit source]

  • Brett Favre, Week 5, 333 Passing Yards vs. Chicago
  • Brett Favre, Week 12, 301 Passing Yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 7, 116 receiving yards vs. San Francisco
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 10, 118 receiving yards vs. Minnesota
  • Ahman Green, Week 12, 153 rushing yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Ahman Green, Week 15, 118 rushing yards vs. Detroit
  • Ahman Green, Week 16, 161 rushing yards vs. Minnesota
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 12, 155 receiving yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 14, 119 receiving yards vs. Chicago

Awards and records[edit | edit source]

  • Na'il Diggs, PFW/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team [8]
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Attempts (580)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 3
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 16 [9]
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Made (33)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Attempted (38)
  • Allen Rossum, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 12 [9]
  • Darren Sharper, NFL Leader, Interceptions (9)
  • Darren Sharper, All-NFL Team (selected by Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly)
  • Darren Sharper, Associated Press All-Pro Selection
  • Darren Sharper, Pro Football Writers of America All-Pro Selection

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mike Sherman player card. ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p.121
  3. 3.0 3.1 2000 NFL standings. NFL.com. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  4. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 215
  5. NFL Draft History - Green Bay Packers. NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved on 2007-02-09.
  6. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 156
  7. All Time Coaches Database. Packers.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-11-14.
  8. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 203
  9. 9.0 9.1 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 202
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