1999 Green Bay Packers season

The 1999 Green Bay Packers season was their 81st season overall and their 79th in the National Football League. It was the first and only season for head coach Ray Rhodes.[1] The Packers finished 8–8, posting their worst record since Brett Favre took over the helm as the Packers' starting quarterback.

1999 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachRay Rhodes
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record8–8
Division place4th NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
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Green Bay hosts the Denver Broncos in preseason at Camp Randall Stadium, August 23, 1999

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
LB Anthony Davis (Chiefs) P Sean Landeta (Eagles)
G Raleigh McKenzie (Chargers) DT Bob Kuberski (Patriots)

1999 NFL draft

In the 1999 NFL draft, the Packers selected free safety Antuan Edwards in the first round (25th overall).[2] Notably, the Packers drafted future Pro Bowl wide receiver Donald Driver in the seventh round (213th overall).[2]

1999 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 25 Antuan Edwards FS Clemson
2 47 Fred Vinson CB Vanderbilt
3 87 Mike McKenzie CB Memphis
3 94 Cletidus Hunt DT Kentucky State
4 131 Aaron Brooks QB Virginia
4 133 Josh Bidwell P Oregon
5 159 De'mond Parker RB Oklahoma
5 163 Craig Heimburger G Missouri
6 196 Dee Miller WR Ohio State
6 203 Scott Curry T Montana
7 212 Chris Akins FS Arkansas-Pine Bluff
7 213 Donald Driver WR Alcorn State

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

Undrafted free agents

1999 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Zola Davis Wide receiver South Carolina
Tod McBride Cornerback UCLA
Basil Mitchell Running back TCU

Personnel

Staff

1999 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Vice President of Personnel – Ken Herock
  • Director of Player Personnel – Ted Thompson
  • Director of Player Finance/Football Operations – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Pro Personnel Assistant – Vince Workman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Barry Rubin
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Mark Lovat

Roster

1999 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured Reserve

Practice Squad

  • 20 Tyrone Goodson WR
  • 49 Lawrence Hart TE
  • 65 Doug Karczewski G/T
  • 19 Gerald Williams WR

Rookies in italics

Preseason

Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
August 14, 1999 New York Jets W 27–16 Lambeau Field 1–0
59,815
August 23, 1999 vs Denver Broncos W 27–12 Camp Randall Stadium 2–0
78,184
August 28, 1999 at New Orleans Saints W 38–17 Louisiana Superdome 3–0
53,074
September 2, 1999 Miami Dolphins W 25–17 Lambeau Field 4–0
59,810

Regular season

The Packers finished with an 8–8 record in 4th place in the NFC Central division, behind the 8–8 Detroit Lions due to a conference record tiebreaker.[3]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 12, 1999 Oakland Raiders W 28–24 Lambeau Field 1–0
59,872
2 September 19, 1999 at Detroit Lions L 15–23 Pontiac Silverdome 1–1
76,202
3 September 26, 1999 Minnesota Vikings W 23–20 Lambeau Field 2–1
59,868
4 Bye
5 October 10, 1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 26–23 Lambeau Field 3–1
59,868
6 October 17, 1999 at Denver Broncos L 10–31 Mile High Stadium 3–2
73,352
7 October 24, 1999 at San Diego Chargers W 31–3 Qualcomm Stadium 4–2
68,274
8 November 1, 1999 Seattle Seahawks L 7–27 Lambeau Field 4–3
59,869
9 November 7, 1999 Chicago Bears L 13–14 Lambeau Field 4–4
59,867
10 November 14, 1999 at Dallas Cowboys L 13–27 Texas Stadium 4–5
64,634
11 November 21, 1999 Detroit Lions W 26–17 Lambeau Field 5–5
59,869
12 November 29, 1999 at San Francisco 49ers W 20–3 3Com Park 6–5
68,304
13 December 5, 1999 at Chicago Bears W 35–19 Soldier Field 7–5
66,944
14 December 12, 1999 Carolina Panthers L 31–33 Lambeau Field 7–6
59,869
15 December 20, 1999 at Minnesota Vikings L 20–24 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 7–7
64,203
16 December 26, 1999 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–29 Raymond James Stadium 7–8
65,273
17 January 2, 2000 Arizona Cardinals W 49–24 Lambeau Field 8–8
59,818

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Raiders 3 777 24
• Packers 7 0714 28

[4]

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 270 235 W2
(4) Minnesota Vikings 10 6 0 .625 399 335 W3
(6) Detroit Lions 8 8 0 .500 322 323 L4
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 357 341 W1
Chicago Bears 6 10 0 .375 272 341 L2

Awards and records

  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts (595)

Milestones

  • Brett Favre, Third 4,000 Yard Passing Season (finished season with 4,091)

References

  1. ^ Agrest, Jeff (2000-01-07). "It takes two to tango". profootballweekly.com. Archived from the original on 2006-10-10. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  2. ^ a b "NFL Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-29. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  3. ^ "1999 NFL standings". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 13 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-09.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1GBBill Schroeder 4 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)Packers 7–0
1OAKMichael Husted 41 yard field goalPackers 7–3
2OAKRandy Jordan 1 yard run (Michael Husted kick)Raiders 10–7
3GBAntonio Freeman 12 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)Packers 14–10
3OAKTyrone Wheatley 5 yard run (Michael Husted kick)Raiders 17–14
4OAKRandy Jordan 1 yard run (Michael Husted kick)Raiders 24–14
4GBCorey Bradford 8 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)Raiders 24–21
4GBJeff Thomason 1 yard pass from Brett Favre (Ryan Longwell kick)Packers 28–24
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