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2015 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Mike McCarthy
General Manager Ted Thompson
Home Field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 10–6
Place 2nd NFC North
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Redskins) 35–18
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Cardinals) 20–26 (OT)
Pro Bowlers John Kuhn, FB
Clay Matthews, MLB
Julius Peppers, OLB
Aaron Rodgers, QB
Josh Sitton, G
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The 2015 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 97th season overall, 95th in the National Football League, and the tenth under head coach Mike McCarthy. With a Week 15 win over the Oakland Raiders, the Packers clinched a playoff spot for the seventh consecutive season, but they failed to win their fifth consecutive NFC North title after a Week 17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. As a result, the fifth-seeded Packers traveled to Washington to face the fourth-seeded Redskins in the Wild Card round. They beat the Redskins 35–18, and then traveled to Arizona for a rematch against the second-seeded Arizona Cardinals, where the Packers' season ended as they lost to the Cardinals in overtime, 20–26.

OffseasonEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed Team
QB Matt Flynn* UFA June 11, 2015[1] New England Patriots
QB Scott Tolzien UFA March 8, 2015[2] Green Bay Packers
RB DuJuan Harris ERFA March 19, 2015[3] Minnesota Vikings
FB John Kuhn UFA April 13, 2015[4] Green Bay Packers
WR Jarrett Boykin RFA March 27, 2015[5] Carolina Panthers
WR Randall Cobb UFA March 7, 2015[6] Green Bay Packers
OT Don Barclay RFA April 9, 2015[7] Green Bay Packers
OT Bryan Bulaga UFA March 10, 2015[8] Green Bay Packers
NT Letroy Guion UFA March 30, 2015[9] Green Bay Packers
NT B. J. Raji UFA March 30, 2015[9] Green Bay Packers
ILB Jamari Lattimore UFA April 1, 2015[10] New York Jets
CB Jarrett Bush[11] UFA
CB Davon House UFA March 10, 2015 [12] Jacksonville Jaguars
CB Tramon Williams UFA March 16, 2015 [13] Cleveland Browns
SS Sean Richardson RFA April 13, 2015[14] Green Bay Packers
FS Chris Banjo ERFA April 17, 2015[15] Green Bay Packers

      Re-signed         Signed Away         Suspended, Released
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag
*Player was signed after the June 1st deadline and will not count towards compensatory selections.

2015 NFL DraftEdit

2015 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 30 Damarious Randall Cornerback[16] Arizona State
2 62 Quinten Rollins Cornerback Miami (OH)
3 94 Ty Montgomery Wide Receiver Stanford
4 129 Jake Ryan Linebacker Michigan
5 147 Brett Hundley Quarterback UCLA from Cleveland via New England
6 206 Aaron Ripkowski Fullback Oklahoma
6 210 Christian Ringo Defensive End Louisiana-Lafayette compensatory selection
6 213 Kennard Backman Tight End Alabama-Birmingham compensatory selection
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Packers received two compensatory selections in the sixth round of the 2015 draft.[17]
  • The Packers traded picks No. 166 and No. 247 to receive No. 147 from the New England Patriots.[18]

StaffEdit

2015 Green Bay Packers final staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2015 Green Bay Packers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 6 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

StartersEdit

Regular seasonEdit

OffenseEdit

POS Name GS Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 16
RB Eddie Lacy 12 James Starks 3
FB John Kuhn 6 James Starks 1
WR Randall Cobb 15
WR James Jones 15
WR Davante Adams 12 Ty Montgomery 3
TE Richard Rodgers 12 Andrew Quarless 1
LT David Bakhtiari 14
LG Josh Sitton 16
C Corey Linsley 13 JC Tretter 3
RG T. J. Lang 15 Lane Taylor 2
RT Bryan Bulaga 12 Don Barclay 5

DefenseEdit

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
DE Mike Pennel 5 Letroy Guion 1
DT Mike Daniels 16 Mike Neal 2
NT B. J. Raji 15 Letroy Guion 3
OLB Mike Neal 12 Nick Perry 1
OLB Julius Peppers 16
ILB Clay Matthews III 16 Jake Ryan 5
ILB Nate Palmer 11 Sam Barrington 1
CB Sam Shields 12 Damarious Randall 9
CB Casey Hayward 11 Quinten Rollins 4 Micah Hyde 2
SS Morgan Burnett 11 Micah Hyde 5
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 16
S Sean Richardson 1 Chris Banjo 1

PlayoffsEdit

OffenseEdit

POS Name GS Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 2
RB Eddie Lacy 2
FB John Kuhn 1
WR Randall Cobb 2 Jared Abbrederis 1
WR James Jones 2
TE Richard Rodgers 2
LT J. C. Tretter 1 David Bakhtiari 1
LG Josh Sitton 2
C Corey Linsley 2
RG T. J. Lang 2
RT Bryan Bulaga 2

DefenseEdit

POS Name GS Name GS
DT Mike Daniels 2
NT B. J. Raji 2
OLB Mike Neal 2
OLB Julius Peppers 2
ILB Clay Matthews III 2
ILB Jake Ryan 2
CB Quinten Rollins 1 Sam Shields 1
CB Casey Hayward 2
CB Damarious Randall 2
SS Morgan Burnett 2
FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 2

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 at New England W 22–11 1–0 Gillette Stadium Recap
2 August 23 at Pittsburgh L 19–24 1–1 Heinz Field Recap
3 August 29 Philadelphia L 26–39 1–2 Lambeau Field Recap
4 September 3 New Orleans W 38–10 2–2 Lambeau Field Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 13 at Chicago W 31–23 1–0 Soldier Field Recap
2 September 20 Seattle W 27–17 2–0 Lambeau Field Recap
3 September 28 Kansas City W 38–28 3–0 Lambeau Field Recap
4 October 4 at San Francisco W 17–3 4–0 Levi's Stadium Recap
5 October 11 St. Louis W 24–10 5–0 Lambeau Field Recap
6 October 18 San Diego W 27–20 6–0 Lambeau Field Recap
7 Bye week
8 November 1 at Denver L 10–29 6–1 Mile High Recap
9 November 8 at Carolina L 29–37 6–2 Bank of America Stadium Recap
10 November 15 Detroit L 16–18 6–3 Lambeau Field Recap
11 November 22 at Minnesota W 30–13 7–3 TCF Bank Stadium Recap
12 November 26 Chicago L 13–17 7–4 Lambeau Field Recap
13 December 3 at Detroit W 27–23 8–4 Ford Field Recap
14 December 13 Dallas W 28–7 9–4 Lambeau Field Recap
15 December 20 at Oakland W 30–20 10–4 O.co Coliseum Recap
16 December 27 at Arizona L 8–38 10–5 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap
17 January 3 Minnesota L 13–20 10–6 Lambeau Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

PostseasonEdit

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Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 10 at Washington (4) W 35–18 1–0 FedEx Field Recap
Divisional January 16 at Arizona (2) L 20–26 (OT) 1–1 U of Phoenix Stadium Recap

Game summariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week One: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 3 7 14 31
Bears 3 10 3 7 23

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

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  • CHI – Matt Forte 1-yard run, (Robbie Gould kick), 07:54. Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 07:54. (CHI 10–7)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 37-yard field goal, 02:36. Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 05:17. (10–10)
  • CHI – Robbie Gould 50-yard field goal, 00:13. Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 02:24. (CHI 13–10)

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The Packers opened their season against their famed arch-rival, the Bears. The Bears, behind the strong running of Matt Forte, had the early lead against the Packers, but the Packers were able to gain the advantage in the second half behind Aaron Rodgers' three touchdown passes, two of which were to James Jones, who had been cut by the New York Giants just a week prior. The Packers clinched the win with a Clay Matthews interception, followed by an Eddie Lacy touchdown run, giving the Packers their tenth win over the Bears in the rivals' 12 most recent games.

Week 2: vs. Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Two: Seattle Seahawks at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 3 0 14 0 17
Packers 10 3 3 11 27

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 18-yard field goal, 00:02. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 01:14. (GB 13–3)

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The Packers' home opener featured a rematch of the 2015 NFC Championship Game between the Packers and the Seattle Seahawks, who had won in their previous three meetings with the Packers, all of them in Seattle. The Packers got the early 13–3 lead, helped by James Jones' 3rd touchdown reception in only two games, but the Seahawks were able to rally back on two Russell Wilson touchdown passes, giving Seattle a 17–13 lead in the third quarter. The Packers then scored 14 unanswered points, aided by two Seahawks turnovers and shut down the Seahawks offense, holding their star running back, Marshawn Lynch, to only 42 yards rushing with a 2.7 yards per carry average. The Packers won 27–17, building up a 2–0 record and adding to a ten-game winning streak at Lambeau Field.

Week 3: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Three: Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 7 7 14 28
Packers 14 10 7 7 38

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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The Chiefs came in as one of only two teams in the NFL, the other being the Houston Texans, who have never lost at Lambeau Field (until Week 13 of the 2016 NFL season.) The Packers dominated the Chiefs for most of the game, with Aaron Rodgers throwing five touchdown passes, though the Chiefs managed to outscore the Packers 21–14 in the second half. The Packers' 38–28 victory ended the Chiefs' being undefeated at Lambeau and extended the Packers' own home winning streak to eleven games.

Week 4: at San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Four: Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 10 0 17
49ers 0 3 0 0 3

at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

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  • SF – Phil Dawson 33-yard field goal, 04:28. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 06:23. (GB 7–3)

Third quarter

  • GB – John Kuhn 1-yard run, (Mason Crosby kick), 07:10. Drive: 9 plays, 61 yards, 04:33. (GB 14–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 31-yard field goal, 00:45. Drive: 8 yards, 35 yards, 04:38. (GB 17–3)

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This game was the Packers first trip to Levi's Stadium, which opened in 2014.[19]

With the win, the Packers improved to 4–0.[20] The Packers not only got their first win over the 49ers since 2010, but it was also the Packers' first victory over Colin Kaepernick.

Week 5: vs. St. Louis RamsEdit

Week Five: St. Louis Rams at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 10 0 0 10
Packers 14 0 7 3 24

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 35-yard field goal, 01:07. Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards, 02:16. (GB 24–10)

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Aaron Rodgers threw his first interception at home since 2012, which was picked off by James Laurinaitis.[21] The Packers' defense intercepted St. Louis quarterback Nick Foles four times, one of them returned for a touchdown by Quinten Rollins for 45 yards.

The Packers went to 5–0 for the first time since 2011.

Week 6: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Six: San Diego Chargers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 7 7 3 20
Packers 14 3 7 3 27

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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  • SD – Josh Lambo 32-yard field goal, 11:14. Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards, 04:32. (GB 24–20)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 28-yard field goal, 02:41. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 03:33. (GB 27–20)

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The Packers wore new throwback uniforms, replicas of their uniforms from the 1940s, for their game against the Chargers.

The Packers took another early lead, helped by James Starks' two touchdown runs, but the Chargers came back, with Phillip Rivers hitting key passes to Keenan Allen. The two teams traded points in the second half, with the Chargers able to keep pace with the Packers. In the last play of the game, Packers rookie cornerback Damarious Randall has deflected what could have been a game-tying touchdown pass from San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers. Rivers became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 500 yards in a game and lose the game.

With the win, the Packers entered their bye week at 6–0. It is also the second time the Packers started 6–0 after the 2011 season.

Week 7: Bye weekEdit

No game. Green Bay had a bye week.

Week 8: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Eight: Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 3 0 10
Broncos 7 10 7 5 29

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: November 1
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST/6:30 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 77,075
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
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  • GB – Mason Crosby 56-yard field goal, 09:13. Drive: 11 plays, 37 yards, 05:47. (DEN 17–10)
  • DEN – C. J. Anderson 28-yard run, (Brandon McManus kick), 05:32. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 03:35. (DEN 24–10)

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The Packers flew to Denver for a duel with Peyton Manning and the undefeated Denver Broncos. The Broncos wore their alternate blue uniforms with white pants as worn in Super Bowl XXXII.

Packers cornerbacks Sam Shields and rookie cornerback Quinten Rollins suffered a shoulder injury in the game and their returns were questionable.[22]

The Broncos took the lead early in the first quarter when Ronnie Hillman scored a 1-yard touchdown.

In the second quarter, Hillman scored another touchdown and the Broncos led 14–0. The Broncos lead became 17–0 when Brandon McManus made a 50-yard field goal. Von Miller was injured during the second quarter. The Packers struck back when Eddie Lacy scored on a 2-yard touchdown run. They trailed 7–17 at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Packers cut Denver's lead to seven when Mason Crosby made a 56-yard field goal. Denver extended their lead to 24–10 when C.J. Anderson made a 28-yard run.

Denver continued to dominate when Brandon McManus made a 24-yard field goal and DeMarcus Ware sacked Aaron Rodgers for a safety, making the score 10–29.

The Packers defense finally recorded an interception when Damarious Randall picked off Peyton Manning.

Week 9: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Nine: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 7 0 7 15 29
Panthers 3 24 3 7 37

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Date: November 8
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, cloudy
  • Game attendance: 74,461
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
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Green Bay would travel to Charlotte to take on the undefeated Panthers. The Panthers would lead all game. The Panthers would lead 37-14 at one point. Green Bay would try to come back, but they wouldn't, as Carolina hung on for the win. Despite the loss, Aaron Rodgers would throw 4 touchdown passes with only 1 interception.

With the loss, the Packers fell to 6-2.

Week 10: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Ten: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 3 6 9 18
Packers 3 0 0 13 16

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 44-yard field goal, 10:11. Drive: 12 plays, 57 yards, 04:54. (GB 3–0)

Second quarter

  • DET – Matt Prater 49-yard field goal, 00:17. Drive: 5 plays, 22 yards, 00:33. (3–3)

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For the first time since 1991, the Packers lost to the Lions at home.

Week 11: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 6 10 3 11 30
Vikings 6 0 7 0 13

at TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 42-yard field goal, 04:54. Drive: 13 plays, 51 yards, 05:30. (GB 3–0)
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 47-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater, 03:11. Drive: 4 plays, 64 yards, 01:38. (MIN 6–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 47-yard field goal, 01:42. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 01:19. (6–6)

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 42-yard field goal, 10:18. Drive: 12 plays, 66 yards, 04:42. (GB 19–6)
  • MIN – Adrian Peterson 6-yard run, (Blair Walsh kick), 02:42. Drive: 4 plays, 63 yards, 01:55. (GB 19–13)

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The Packers broke their three-game losing streak with a victory in Minnesota. Green Bay held Minnesota to two scores, including a 47-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater to Kyle Rudolph for the game's first touchdown. The Vikings' extra point try went wide, and after three Green Bay field goals, the Packers closed out the first half with a TD pass from Rodgers to Cobb to take a 10-point lead. Adrian Peterson scored in the third quarter to bring the Vikings within six points of the Packers, but Green Bay got it back with a long pass from Rodgers to James Jones in the corner of the end zone. Two second-half Crosby field goals brought Green Bay's total to 30, and the Vikings relinquished their brief first-place standing in the NFC North back to the Pack.

Week 12: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Thanksgiving Day game

Week Twelve: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 14 0 3 17
Packers 7 6 0 0 13

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, rain
  • Game attendance: 78,488
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
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  • No scoring plays

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  • CHI – Robbie Gould 21-yard field goal, 12:18. Drive: 15 plays, 65 yards, 07:26. (CHI 17–13)

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On a night where the Packers would retire long-time star quarterback Brett Favre's jersey, Chicago would upset Green Bay, winning 17-13. The Packers had a chance near the end to steal the win from Chicago, but the Bears defense would force a turnover on downs to end the game.

With the loss, the Packers fell to 7-4.

Week 13: at Detroit LionsEdit

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Week Thirteen: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 14 13 27
Lions 17 0 3 3 23

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

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In a game dubbed "The Miracle in Motown" by Jim Nantz, the Packers trailed 20–0 at halftime before pulling off a comeback in the second half. This game is well known by Packer fans for its ending. Towards the end, the Packers tried to lateral the ball to get down the field and score a game-winning touchdown. The play looked like a total bust, as Aaron Rodgers was wrapped up and brought down, seemingly ending the game. However, the Lions were called for a controversial facemask penalty that gave the Packers one more chance on an untimed down. On the next play, Rodgers threw a 61-yard Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers to end the game. The ball traveled 68 yards through the air, making it the longest touchdown pass in NFL history by air. The pass gave the Packers a 27–23 win. Some Packers fansTemplate:Who refer to this play as "Hail Rodgers" or "Rodgers to Rodgers".

With the win, the Packers improved to 8–4.

Week 14: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Fourteen: Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 0 7
Packers 0 14 0 14 28

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 13
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Template:Convert/F, rain
  • Game attendance: 78,369
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
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In a rematch of "Dez Bryant's no catch game", the Packers rattled the depleted Cowboys 28-7.

With the win, the Packers improved to 9-4.

Week 15: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 14 0 10 6 30
Raiders 0 13 7 0 20

at O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 21-yard field goal, 10:04. Drive: 19 plays, 92 yards, 08:08. (GB 27–20)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 33-yard field goal, 04:29. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 02:25. (GB 30–20)

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The Packers would travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders. The defense had a good day, intercepting Derek Carr twice, as the Packers won 30-20.

With the win, the Packers improved to 10-4.

Week 16: at Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Sixteen: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 8 0 8
Cardinals 0 17 21 0 38

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: December 27
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/2:25 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,878
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Erin Andrews
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In this game, Aaron Rodgers suffered, what many call, the worst game of his career, as the Packers got destroyed 38-8 in Glendale to a good Arizona Cardinals team. The Packers would commit 4 turnovers in this game and Rodgers would be sacked a career-high 9 times.

With the mistake-filled loss, the Packers fell to 10-5, and now have to face Minnesota next week for the NFC North championship.

Week 17: vs. Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Seventeen: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 3 3 14 0 20
Packers 3 0 0 10 13

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

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  • MIN – Blair Walsh 39-yard field goal, 10:49. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 04:15. (MIN 3–0)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 28-yard field goal, 02:06. Drive: 15 plays, 70 yards, 08:43. (3–3)

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  • MIN – Blair Walsh 32-yard field goal, 02:58. Drive: 8 plays, 43 yards, 03:37. (MIN 6–3)

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The Packers looked to complete a 2–0 season sweep against the Vikings in order to win the division, but their hopes died late in the fourth quarter as Aaron Rodgers attempted another hail mary play that ended up being tipped by the Vikings defense, allowing Minnesota to win the division title for the first time since 2009 and preventing Green Bay from winning the division title for the fifth straight season. This was also the first time in franchise history that the Packers would go 0-3 at home against their division.

This loss dropped the Packers to 10–6, splitting the season series with Minnesota, 1–1.

PostseasonEdit

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NFC Wild Card Playoffs: at (#4) Washington RedskinsEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) Green Bay Packers at (#4) Washington Redskins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 17 7 11 35
Redskins 5 6 7 0 18

at FedExField, Landover, Maryland

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The Packers would play in Washington for the first playoff game. The first half was all Redskins, as they jumped out to an 11-0 lead during the early point of the second quarter. However, the Packers would come back, and would outscore Washington 35-7 the rest of the game.

With the win, the Packers advanced to the Divisional Playoffs.

NFC Divisional Playoffs: at (#2) Arizona CardinalsEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: (#5) Green Bay Packers at (#2) Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 6 7 7 20
Cardinals 7 0 3 10 26

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

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  • GB – Mason Crosby 28-yard field goal, 11:27. Drive: 17 plays, 85 yards, 07:21. (ARI 7–3)
  • GB – Mason Crosby 34-yard field goal, 01:01. Drive: 17 plays, 71 yards, 07:55. (ARI 7–6)

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In a rematch of week 16's game, the Packers went back to Arizona for a rematch with the Cardinals. This game was a lot closer, as the Packers lost a shootout 26-20 in overtime. This game was wild, especially towards the closing. In the fourth quarter, trailing by 7 with less than 2 minutes left, facing a 4th and 20, the Packers converted with Rodgers completing a 61-yard pass to receiver Jeff Janis to set the Packers up. Later, with 5 seconds left, Aaron Rodgers would throw another Hail Mary pass, this time to Janis, and to tie the game at 20. In overtime, the Cardinals would get the ball first. On the first play from scrimmage, Carson Palmer would complete a 75-yard pass to Larry Fitzgerald to the Green Bay 4 yard line. Two plays later, the Cardinals would win it after Fitzgerald took it in on a flip from Palmer to end the game and send Arizona to the NFC Championship game.

With the loss, the Packers ended their season with an overall record of 11-7.

StatisticsEdit

Regular season statistical leadersEdit

Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 3821 Yards
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 31
Rushing Yards Eddie Lacy 758 Yards
Rushing Touchdowns Eddie Lacy 3
Receptions Randall Cobb 79 Receptions
Receiving Yards James Jones 890 Yards
Receiving Touchdowns Richard Rodgers
James Jones
8
Kickoff Return Yards Jeff Janis 406 yards
Punt Return Yards Micah Hyde 184 yards
Tackles Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 100 tackles
Sacks Julius Peppers 10.5 sacks
Interceptions Micah Hyde
Damarious Randall
Sam Shields
3 INTs

Statistical values are correct through Week 17[23]
*leads the league in statistical category

Best game performancesEdit

Player(s) Value Opponent
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 369 yards @ Carolina Panthers
Passing touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 5 Kansas City Chiefs
Rushing yards Eddie Lacy 124 yards Dallas Cowboys
Rushing touchdowns Eddie Lacy
Eddie Lacy
John Kuhn
James Starks
Aaron Rodgers
Eddie Lacy
James Starks
John Kuhn
1 @ Chicago Bears
@ Denver Broncos
@ San Francisco 49ers
San Diego Chargers
Detroit Lions
Dallas Cowboys
Dallas Cowboys
@ Oakland Raiders
Receiving yards Richard Rodgers 146 yards Detroit Lions
Receiving touchdowns Randall Cobb 3 Kansas City Chiefs
Tackles Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
Micah Hyde
Nate Palmer
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
9 tackles Seattle Seahawks
San Diego Chargers
San Diego Chargers
Detroit Lions
Sacks Julius Peppers 2.5 sacks @ Oakland Raiders
Interceptions Quinten Rollins 2 INT St. Louis Rams

Statistical values are correct through Week 17

AwardsEdit

Recipient Award(s)
Mason Crosby Week 11: Special Teams Player of the Week[24]
Eddie Lacy Week 14: FedEx Ground Player of the Week[25]
Damarious Randall Week 6: Castrol Edge Clutch Performer[26]
November: Rookie of the Month[27]
Aaron Rodgers Week 3: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[28]
Week 3: FedEx Air Player of the Week[29]
Week 11: Castrol Edge Clutch Performer[30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reports: Patriots Sign Quarterback Matt Flynn, Waive Garrett Gilbert. NESN. Retrieved on 11 June 2015.
  2. Packers re-sign backup QB Tolzien. Packersnews.com (2015-03-08).
  3. Vikings sign RB DuJuan Harris. Packersnews.com (2015-03-19).
  4. Report: Packers re-sign Kuhn for 9th season. Packersnews.com (2015-04-13).
  5. Jarrett Boykin signs with Carolina Panthers. nfl.com (2015-03-27).
  6. Report: Randall Cobb re-signs with Packers. Packersnews.com (2015-03-07).
  7. Barclay signs restricted tender. Packersnews.com (2015-04-09).
  8. Bulaga reportedly signs 5-year, $33.75 million deal. Packersnews.com. Retrieved on 2015-03-10.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Packers give Raji, Guion another chancel. Packersnews.com (2015-03-30). Retrieved on 2015-03-30.
  10. Jets sign former Packers LB Jamari Lattimore, re-sign LT Ben Ijalana. espn.com (2015-04-01). Retrieved on 2015-04-01.
  11. Report: Jarrett Bush suspended additional 10 games. rotoworld.com. Retrieved on 2016-02-22.
  12. Report: Davon House to join Jaguars at $6.25M per year. nfl.com. Retrieved on 2015-03-10.
  13. Report: Browns add Randy Starks, Tramon Williams. nfl.com. Retrieved on 2015-03-16.
  14. Report: Packers match Sean Richardson's offer sheet. Packersnews.com (2015-04-13).
  15. Chris Banjo signs his exclusive-rights tender. packersnews.com. Retrieved on 2015-04-17.
  16. Packers size up Damarious Randall as a cornerback. espn.go.com (April 30, 2015). Retrieved on June 16, 2015.
  17. Packers get two sixth-round picks. jsonline.com (March 25, 2015).
  18. Packers trade up for UCLA QB Hundley in 5th round. PackersNews.com (May 2, 2015).
  19. Packers hit the road to challenge 49ers in team’s first visit to Levi’s Stadium (September 30, 2015).
  20. 4-0! Packers remain undefeated after 17-3 win over 49ers at Levi’s Stadium (October 4, 2015).
  21. Aaron Rodgers Throws 1st Interception at Home Since 2012 (October 11, 2015).
  22. Injured CBs Shields, Rollins won't return (November 1, 2015).
  23. Packers.com - Statistics.
  24. Panthers QB Cam Newton, Buccaneers LB Lavonte David & Packers K Mason Crosby named NFC Players of Week 11. NFL.
  25. FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week. NFL.com.
  26. Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week.
  27. NFL Rookies of the Month - November. NFL.
  28. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu & Eagles PR-RB Darren Sproles named NFC Players of Week 3. NFL.
  29. FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Week. NFL.com.
  30. Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week.

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