|2005 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head Coach||Mike Sherman|
|Home Field||Lambeau Field|
|Place||4th NFC North|
|Playoff Finish||did not qualify|
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 2005 Green Bay Packers season marked their worst record since their 1991 season. The Packers suffered injuries to wide receivers Javon Walker and Robert Ferguson and running backs Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport, Tony Fisher, and Samkon Gado. As a result of the season, many of the Packers coaches were fired, including head coach Mike Sherman.
The Packers lost veteran offensive linemen Marco Rivera and Mike Wahle to free agency. Starting safety Darren Sharper was released by Green Bay Packers, signing with the Minnesota Vikings. With the 24th pick of the 2005 NFL Draft the Green Bay Packers selected quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the second quarterback taken in the draft.
|2||58||Terrence Murphy||WR||Texas A&M|
|4||115||Marviel Underwood||FS||San Diego St.|
|4||125||Brady Poppinga||OLB||Brigham Young|
|5||143||Junius Coston||C||North Carolina A&T|
|5||167||Mike Hawkins||CB||North Carolina A&T|
|6||180||Mike Montgomery||DT||Texas A&M|
|7||245||Kurt Campbell||CB||Albany (N.Y.)|
|7||246||Will Whitticker||G||Michigan State|
Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.
|1||September 11, 2005||at Detroit Lions||L 17-3|| |
|2||September 18, 2005||Cleveland Browns||L 26-24|| |
|3||September 25, 2005||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 17-16|| |
|4||October 3, 2005||at Carolina Panthers||L 32-29|| |
|5||October 9, 2005||New Orleans Saints||W 52-3|| |
|7||October 23, 2005||at Minnesota Vikings||L 23-20|| |
|8||October 30, 2005||at Cincinnati Bengals||L 21-14|| |
|9||November 6, 2005||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20-10|| |
|10||November 13, 2005||at Atlanta Falcons||W 33-25|| |
|11||November 21, 2005||Minnesota Vikings||L 20-17|| |
|12||November 27, 2005||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 19-14|| |
|13||December 4, 2005||at Chicago Bears||L 19-7|| |
|14||December 11, 2005||Detroit Lions||W 16-13 (OT)|| |
|15||December 19, 2005||at Baltimore Ravens||L 48-3|| |
|16||December 25, 2005||Chicago Bears||L 24-17|| |
|17||January 1, 2006||Seattle Seahawks||W 23-17|| |
Week 1: at Detroit LionsEdit
The Packers opened the 2005 NFL season with a loss to the Detroit Lions. Starting wide receiver Javon Walker injured his right knee and did not play the rest of the season. This also became the most recent win for the Lions over the Packers until the 2010 season.
Week 2: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit
The Packers lost this game to the Cleveland Browns as quarterback Trent Dilfer threw for 336 yards. The Packers retired the great Reggie White's number 92 at halftime after his unexpected death in December 2004.
Week 3: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won this close game as Carnell Williams rushed for 158 yards. Packers kicker Ryan Longwell missed an extra point and a field goal. It was the Bucs' first victory at Lambeau Field since 1989.
Week 4: at Carolina PanthersEdit
The Carolina Panthers caused the worst start in 17 years for the Packers as they could not complete a fourth quarter comeback to win the game. The Packers lost promising rookie Terrence Murphy in a career-ending helmet to helmet collision on a kickoff return.
Week 5: vs. New Orleans SaintsEdit
After starting the season 0-4, the Packers defeat the New Orleans Saints in this blowout. Running back Najeh Davenport ended his season with an ankle injury in the second quarter. This was the largest blowout in Brett Favre's career.
Week 6: Bye weekEdit
Week 7: at Minnesota VikingsEdit
The Minnesota Vikings scored 23 second half points after being shut out 17-0 in the first half. Paul Edinger kicked a career long 56-yard field goal as time ran out to win the game. Packers running back Ahman Green ended his season with a career-threatening knee injury.
Week 8: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit
Brett Favre threw five interceptions as the Cincinnati Bengals won this close game. It is also noteworthy for the fact that a fan ran onto the field in the closing moments of the 4th quarter and disrupted the game by taking the ball away from Favre.
Week 9: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit
The Pittsburgh Steelers, who were held without a third down conversion, forced three turnovers that turned into 17 points to help them defeat the Packers. Packers running back Samkon Gado scored his first career touchdown and ended the day with 62 yards.
Week 10: at Atlanta FalconsEdit
On his 24th birthday, running back Samkon Gado makes has first career start against the Atlanta Falcons and finishes the day with 103 yards and three touchdowns to help the Packers win their second game of the year.
Week 11: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit
The Minnesota Vikings win their second game against the Packers with another field goal as time expires. The Packers had only 21 yards rushing.
Week 12: at Philadelphia EaglesEdit
Week 13: at Chicago BearsEdit
Week 14: vs. Detroit LionsEdit
Samkon Gado helps the Packers win this overtime game over the Detroit Lions by rushing for 171 yards and a touchdown.
Week 15: at Baltimore RavensEdit
Week 16: vs. Chicago BearsEdit
The Chicago Bears sweep the Packers for the first time since 1991 with this victory.
Week 17: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit
The Packers win their last game of the season over the Seattle Seahawks. Packer fans gave Brett Favre a standing ovation at the beginning and end of the game as it was possibly his last game, which turned out not to be the case.
Season statistical leaders Edit
- Passing Yards: Brett Favre 3,881 Yards
- Passing Touchdowns: Brett Favre 20 TD
- QB Rating: Brett Favre, 70.9
- Rushing Yards: Samkon Gado, 582 Yards
- Rushing Touchdowns: Samkon Gado, 6 TD
- Receiving Yards: Donald Driver, 1,221 Yards
- Receiving Touchdowns: Donald Driver, 5 TD
- Points: Ryan Longwell, 90 points
- Kickoff Return Yards: Ahmad Carroll, 390 Yards
- Punt Return Yards: Antonio Chatman, 381 Yards
- Tackles: Nick Barnett, 91 Tackles
- Sacks: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, 8.0 Sacks
- Interceptions: Al Harris, 3 Interceptions
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts (607)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (372)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Yards (3,881)
- Brett Favre, NFC Leader (tied), Interceptions (29)