1994 Green Bay Packers season
|1994 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Mike Holmgren|
|General manager||Ron Wolf|
Milwaukee County Stadium
|Division place||2nd NFC Central|
Won NFC Wild Card|
Lost NFC Divisional Playoff (Dallas Cowboys)
The 1994 Green Bay Packers season was the team's 75th in the National Football League. The Packers posted a 9–7 record for their third straight winning season. 1994 marked the first of 8 seasons in which Packers' quarterback Brett Favre would throw more than 30 touchdown passes. It also marked the second season in which he started all 16 games for the Packers, starting a record-breaking starting streak which would continue throughout his career. This was the final season that the Packers played at Milwaukee County Stadium; they played home games exclusively at Lambeau beginning in 1995. Three Packers had the distinction of being named to the NFL's All-Time 75th Anniversary Team: Reggie White, Don Hutson, and Ray Nitschke. After defeating the Detroit Lions 16–12 in the wild-card round of the playoffs, the season ended in a 35–9 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in an NFC divisional playoff game.
Despite another stellar season, Brett Favre, for the first time in his career, was not eligible for the Pro Bowl.
1994 NFL draft
With their first selection (16th overall) in the 1994 NFL draft, the Packers tabbed offensive tackle Aaron Taylor.
|1||16||Aaron Taylor||T||Notre Dame|
|3||84||LeShon Johnson||RB||Northern Illinois|
|5||146||Terry Mickens||WR||Florida A&M|
|5||149||Dorsey Levens||RB||Georgia Tech|
|6||169||Jay Kearney||WR||West Virginia|
|6||181||Bill Schroeder||WR||Wisconsin–La Crosse|
|1994 Green Bay Packers staff|
| Front office
| Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1994 Green Bay Packers roster|
| Tight ends
| Defensive linemen
| Defensive backs
The Packers finished 9–7, 2nd place in the NFC Central division, 1 game behind the 10–6 Warren Moon-led Minnesota Vikings. Via a better head-to-head record versus the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears and a better conference record versus the New York Giants, Green Bay clinched the first wild card spot in the NFC.
|1||September 4, 1994||Minnesota Vikings||W 16–10||12:00pm CT||FOX||Lambeau Field|| |
|2||September 11, 1994||Miami Dolphins||L 24–14||12:00pm CT||NBC||Milwaukee County Stadium|| |
|3||September 18, 1994||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 13–7||12:00pm CT||FOX||Veterans Stadium|| |
|4||September 25, 1994||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 30–3||12:00pm CT||FOX||Lambeau Field|| |
|5||October 2, 1994||at New England Patriots||L 17–16||12:00pm CT||FOX||Foxboro Stadium|| |
|6||October 9, 1994||Los Angeles Rams||W 24–17||12:00pm CT||FOX||Lambeau Field|| |
|8||October 20, 1994||at Minnesota Vikings||L 13–10 (OT)||7:00pm CT||TNT||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome|| |
|9||October 31, 1994||at Chicago Bears||W 33–6||8:00pm CT||ABC||Soldier Field|| |
|10||November 6, 1994||Detroit Lions||W 38–30||12:00pm CT||FOX||Milwaukee County Stadium|| |
|11||November 13, 1994||New York Jets||W 17–10||3:00pm CT||NBC||Lambeau Field|| |
|12||November 20, 1994||at Buffalo Bills||L 29–20||12:00pm CT||FOX||Rich Stadium|| |
|13||November 24, 1994||at Dallas Cowboys||L 42–31||3:00pm CT||FOX||Texas Stadium|| |
|14||December 4, 1994||at Detroit Lions||L 34–31||3:00pm CT||FOX||Pontiac Silverdome|| |
|15||December 11, 1994||Chicago Bears||W 40–3||12:00pm CT||FOX||Lambeau Field|| |
|16||December 18, 1994||Atlanta Falcons||W 21–17||12:00pm CT||FOX||Milwaukee County Stadium|| |
|17||December 24, 1994||at Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 34–19||12:00pm CT||FOX||Tampa Stadium|| |
The Packers kickoff the season at home against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings and came away with a 16-10 victory to improve to 1-0.
|(3) Minnesota Vikings||10||6||0||.625||356||314||W1|
|(4) Green Bay Packers||9||7||0||.563||382||287||W3|
|(5) Detroit Lions||9||7||0||.563||357||342||L1|
|(6) Chicago Bears||9||7||0||.563||271||307||L1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||6||10||0||.375||251||351||L1|
|Wild Card||December 31, 1994||Detroit Lions||W 16–12||Lambeau Field|| |
|Divisional||January 8, 1995||at Dallas Cowboys||L 35–9||Texas Stadium|| |
Awards and honors
- Don Hutson, NFL's All-Time 75th Anniversary Team
- Ray Nitschke, NFL's All-Time 75th Anniversary Team
- Reggie White, NFL's All-Time 75th Anniversary Team
- "Brett Favre player card". Packers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-02-07. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 401
- "1994 NFL Standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 3 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.