1992 Green Bay Packers season

The 1992 Green Bay Packers season was their 74th season overall and their 72nd 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.

1992 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Holmgren
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record9–7
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL Draft

1992 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Terrell Buckley  CB Florida State
2 34 Mark D'Onofrio  LB Penn State
3 62 Robert Brooks  WR South Carolina
4 103 Edgar Bennett  RB Florida State
5 119 Dexter McNabb  FB Florida
5 130 Orlando McKay  WR Washington
6 157 Mark Chmura  TE Boston College
7 190 Chris Holder  WR Tuskegee
9 230 Ty Detmer  QB BYU
9 240 Shazzon Bradley  DT Tennessee
10 257 Andrew Oberg  OT North Carolina
11 287 Gabe Mokuwah  LB American
12 314 Brett Collins  LB Washington
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Staff

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

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Roster

1992 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams


Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 Minnesota Vikings L 23–20 (OT) Lambeau Field
58,617
2 September 13, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–3 Tampa Stadium
50,051
3 September 20, 1992 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–23 Lambeau Field
57,272
4 September 27, 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–3 Lambeau Field
58,724
5 October 4, 1992 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–10 Georgia Dome
63,769
6 Bye
7 October 18, 1992 at Cleveland Browns L 17–6 Cleveland Stadium
69,268
8 October 25, 1992 Chicago Bears L 30–10 Lambeau Field
59,435
9 November 1, 1992 at Detroit Lions W 27–13 Pontiac Silverdome
60,594
10 November 8, 1992 at New York Giants L 27–7 Giants Stadium
72,038
11 November 15, 1992 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–24 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,689
12 November 22, 1992 at Chicago Bears W 17–3 Soldier Field
56,170
13 November 29, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
52,347
14 December 6, 1992 Detroit Lions W 38–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,469
15 December 13, 1992 at Houston Oilers W 16–14 Astrodome
57,285
16 December 20, 1992 Los Angeles Rams W 28–13 Lambeau Field
57,796
17 December 27, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
61,461

Season summary

Brett Favre

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]

Week 1

1 234OTTotal
Vikings 0 10373 23
• Packers 7 310100 30

Week 2

1 234Total
Packers 0 030 3
• Buccaneers 14 377 31

Week 3

1 234Total
Bengals 0 1076 23
• Packers 0 3021 24

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Week 4

1 234Total
Steelers 3 000 3
• Packers 0 1007 17
  • Date: September 27
  • Location: Lambeau Field

Week 5

1 234Total
Packers 0 073 10
• Falcons 14 037 24

Week 7

1 234Total
Packers 0 033 6
• Browns 3 077 17

Week 8

1 234Total
• Bears 3 1737 30
Packers 0 1000 10
  • Date: October 25
  • Location: Lambeau Field

Week 9

1 234Total
• Packers 7 1037 27
Lions 3 0100 13

Week 10

1 234Total
Packers 0 700 7
• Giants 6 7014 27

Week 11

1 234Total
Eagles 3 0714 24
• Packers 0 14013 27

Week 12

1 234Total
• Packers 10 007 17
Bears 3 000 3

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Week 13

1 234Total
Buccaneers 7 070 14
• Packers 3 637 46
  • Date: November 29
  • Location: Milwaukee County Stadium

Week 14

1 234Total
Lions 0 1000 10
• Packers 14 2103 38
  • Date: December 6
  • Location: Milwaukee County Stadium

Week 15

1 234Total
• Oilers 0 367 16
Packers 0 077 14
  • Date: December 13
  • Location: Astrodome
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

Week 16

1 234Total
Rams 7 330 13
• Packers 0 2800 28
  • Date: December 20
  • Location: Lambeau Field

Week 17

1 234Total
Packers 7 000 7
• Vikings 7 1370 27

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 374 249 W2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 276 296 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 5–9 267 365 W1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 295 361 L2
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 3–9 273 332 L1

Awards and records

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

References

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "NFL Box Score for 9/13/1992". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
  3. ^ a b c d 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 2007-02-08.
  4. ^ "La Salle University article on Brett Favre". Lasalle.edu. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-02-24.
  5. ^ "1992 Green Bay Packers". Databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-07.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jan-18.
Scoring summary
Q2CINBreech 20 yard field goalCIN 3–0
Q2CINPickens 95 yard punt return (Breech kick)CIN 10–0
Q2GBJacke 37 yard field goalCIN 10–3
Q3CINBall 17 yard pass from Esiason (Breech kick)CIN 17–3
Q4GBBuckley 58 yard punt return (Jacke kick)CIN 17–10
Q4CINBreech 34 yard field goalCIN 20–10
Q4GBSharpe 5 yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick)CIN 20–17
Q4CINBreech 41 yard field goalCIN 23–17
Q4GBTaylor 35 yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick)GB 24–23
Scoring summary
Q1CHIButler 36 yard field goalCHI 3–0
Q1GBJacke 39 yard field goalTie 3–3
Q1GBSharpe 49 yard pass from Favre (Jacke kick)GB 10–3
Q4GBFavre 5 yard run (Jacke kick)GB 17–3
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