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2020 Green Bay Packers season

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Template:Infobox NFL team season The 2020 season was the Green Bay Packers' 100th season in the National Football League, their 102nd overall and their second under head coach Matt LaFleur.

The Packers attempted to make their first Super Bowl appearance since 2010 when former head coach Mike McCarthy operated the team. They matched their 13–3 record and NFC Championship appearance from last season, clinching home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs for the first time since 2011.

The Packers clinched both their second consecutive playoff berth and NFC North title following a Week 14 win against the Lions and an expected Vikings loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the same day.[1] With their victory over the Bears in Week 17, they earned home field advantage, a first round bye, and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. They would defeat the Los Angeles Rams 32–18 in the Divisional round, but their season ended after a 26–31 defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. This marked Aaron Rodgers' fourth NFC Championship defeat with previous losses coming against the Seahawks, Falcons and 49ers.

Player movements[edit source | edit]

Free agents[edit source | edit]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2020 team
OT Bryan Bulaga UFA March 31[2] Los Angeles Chargers
ILB Blake Martinez UFA March 30[3] New York Giants
CB Tramon Williams UFA November 10[4] Baltimore Ravens
WR Geronimo Allison UFA April 4[5] Detroit Lions
K Mason Crosby UFA February 24[6] Green Bay Packers
TE Marcedes Lewis UFA March 24[7] Green Bay Packers
OLB Kyler Fackrell UFA April 2[8] New York Giants
SS Will Redmond UFA March 19[9] Green Bay Packers
ILB B. J. Goodson UFA March 20[10] Cleveland Browns
FS Ibraheim Campbell UFA May 1[11] Tennessee Titans
FB Danny Vitale UFA March 20[12] New England Patriots
OT Jared Veldheer UFA
RB Tyler Ervin UFA March 30[13] Green Bay Packers
WR Ryan Grant UFA
OT Jason Spriggs UFA April 17[14] Chicago Bears
FB Malcolm Johnson RFA
WR Jake Kumerow ERFA April 25[15] Green Bay Packers
DE Tyler Lancaster ERFA
WR Allen Lazard ERFA April 27[16]
CB Chandon Sullivan ERFA
TE Robert Tonyan ERFA April 24[17]

Additions[edit source | edit]

Position Player Former team Date
OT Rick Wagner Detroit Lions March 17[18]
ILB Christian Kirksey Cleveland Browns
WR Devin Funchess Indianapolis Colts April 2[19]
OLB Jamal Davis Miami Dolphins April 21[20]
DE Gerald Willis
DE Treyvon Hester Oakland Raiders May 1[21]
FB John Lovett Kansas City Chiefs August 5[22]
WR Malik Turner Seattle Seahawks August 12[23]
WR Travis Fulgham Detroit Lions August 15[24]
CB Parry Nickerson Jacksonville Jaguars September 7[25]
NT Anthony Rush Philadelphia Eagles November 30[26]
WR Tavon Austin San Francisco 49ers December 1[27]
DL Damon Harrison Seattle Seahawks December 31[28]
T Jared Veldheer Indianapolis Colts January 12[29]

Subtractions[edit source | edit]

Position Player 2020 team Release date
TE Jimmy Graham Chicago Bears[30] March 12[31]
QB Manny Wilkins April 27[32]
FB Jordan Jones July 31[33]
G Cole Madison
QB Jalen Morton August 3[34]
FB Elijah Wellman
LB Jamal Davis August 10[35]
S Frankie Griffin August 12[23]
CB Marc-Antoine Dequoy August 15[36]
TE James Looney
WR Darrell Stewart Carolina Panthers
OT Travis Bruffy August 19[37]
WR Travis Fulgham Philadelphia Eagles
WR Darrius Shepherd December 1[27]
DL Anthony Rush December 31[28]

Draft[edit source | edit]

2020 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 26 Jordan Love[38] QB Utah State Template:Efn-ua
2 62 A. J. Dillon[38] RB Boston College
3 94 Josiah Deguara[39] TE Cincinnati
5 175 Kamal Martin[40] LB Minnesota
6 192 Jon Runyan Jr.[41] G Michigan Template:Efn-ua
208 Jake Hanson[42] C Oregon Template:Efn-ua
209 Simon Stepaniak[43] G Indiana  
7 236 Vernon Scott[44] FS TCU Template:Efn-ua
242 Jonathan Garvin[45] DE Miami Template:Efn-ua

Notes

Undrafted free agent additions[edit source | edit]

2020 Undrafted Free Agents
Position Player College Date
LB Krys Barnes UCLA April 29[46]
S Henry Black Baylor
OT Travis Bruffy Texas Tech
CB Marc-Antoine Dequoy Montreal
LB Tipa Galeai Utah State
S Frankie Griffin Texas State
G Zack Johnson North Dakota State
FB Jordan Jones Prairie View A&M
QB Jalen Morton Prairie View A&M
NT Willington Previlon Rutgers
CB Stanford Samuels III Florida State
OLB Delontae Scott Irving
WR Darrell Stewart Jr. Michigan State
CB Will Sunderland Troy
RB Patrick Taylor Memphis

Roster cuts[edit source | edit]

The roster was cut to 53 on September 5, 2020.[47]

Position Player 2020 team
CB DaShaun Amos Aviators
LB Krys Barnes Green Bay Packers
TE Evan Baylis Arizona Cardinals
WR Reggie Begelton Green Bay Packers
S Henry Black Green Bay Packers
OT Cody Conway
RB Damarea Crockett Denver Broncos
LB Tipa Galeai Green Bay Packers
C Jake Hanson Green Bay Packers
G Zack Johnson
WR Jake Kumerow Buffalo Bills
T John Leglue
OT Alex Light Arizona Cardinals
FB John Lovett Green Bay Packers
DE Willington Previlon
LB Greg Roberts
CB Stanford Samuels III Green Bay Packers
LB Delontae Scott
WR Darrius Shepherd
WR Malik Turner Dallas Cowboys
RB Dexter Williams Green Bay Packers
LB Tim Williams Seattle Seahawks

Staff[edit source | edit]

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Final roster[edit source | edit]

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Preseason[edit source | edit]

The Packers' preseason schedule was announced on May 7, but was later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[48]

Week Date Opponent Venue Result
1 Template:Dow tooltip Arizona Cardinals Lambeau Field Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2 Template:Dow tooltip Cleveland Browns Lambeau Field
3 Template:Dow tooltip at New York Giants MetLife Stadium
4 Template:Dow tooltip at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium

Regular season[edit source | edit]

Schedule[edit source | edit]

The Packers' 2020 schedule was announced on May 7.[48][49]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 13 at Minnesota Vikings W 43–34 1–0 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 20 Detroit Lions W 42–21 2–0 Lambeau Field Recap
3 September 27 at New Orleans Saints W 37–30 3–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip Atlanta Falcons W 30–16 4–0 Lambeau Field Recap
5 Bye
6 October 18 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–38 4–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap
7 October 25 at Houston Texans W 35–20 5–1 NRG Stadium Recap
8 November 1 Minnesota Vikings L 22–28 5–2 Lambeau Field Recap
9 Template:Dow tooltip at San Francisco 49ers W 34–17 6–2 Levi's Stadium Recap
10 November 15 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–20 7–2 Lambeau Field Recap
11 November 22 at Indianapolis Colts L 31–34 (OT) 7–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
12 November 29 Chicago Bears W 41–25 8–3 Lambeau Field Recap
13 December 6 Philadelphia Eagles W 30–16 9–3 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 13 at Detroit Lions W 31–24 10–3 Ford Field Recap
15 Template:Dow tooltip Carolina Panthers W 24–16 11–3 Lambeau Field Recap
16 December 27 Tennessee Titans W 40–14 12–3 Lambeau Field Recap
17 January 3 at Chicago Bears W 35–16 13–3 Soldier Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit source | edit]

Week 1: at Minnesota Vikings[edit source | edit]

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Week 2: vs. Detroit Lions[edit source | edit]

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Week 3: at New Orleans Saints[edit source | edit]

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Week 4: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit source | edit]

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Week 6: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit source | edit]

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Week 7: at Houston Texans[edit source | edit]

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Week 8: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit source | edit]

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Week 9: at San Francisco 49ers[edit source | edit]

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Week 10: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit source | edit]

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Week 11: at Indianapolis Colts[edit source | edit]

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Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears[edit source | edit]

Template:Americanfootballbox The Packers secured their 100th victory against the Bears.[50]

Week 13: vs. Philadelphia Eagles[edit source | edit]

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Week 14: at Detroit Lions[edit source | edit]

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Week 15: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit source | edit]

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Week 16: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit source | edit]

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Week 17: at Chicago Bears[edit source | edit]

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Standings[edit source | edit]

Division[edit source | edit]

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Conference[edit source | edit]

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Postseason[edit source | edit]

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Venue Recap
Wild Card First-round bye
Divisional Template:Dow tooltip Los Angeles Rams (6) W 32–18 1–0 Lambeau Field Recap
NFC Championship January 24, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5) L 26–31 1–1 Lambeau Field Recap

Game summaries[edit source | edit]

NFC Divisional Playoffs: vs. (6) Los Angeles Rams[edit source | edit]

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NFC Championship: vs. (5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit source | edit]

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Statistics[edit source | edit]

Starters[edit source | edit]

Regular season[edit source | edit]

Playoffs[edit source | edit]

Team leaders[edit source | edit]

Category Player(s) Value
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 4299
Passing touchdowns 48
Rushing yards Aaron Jones 1104
Rushing touchdowns 9
Receptions Davante Adams 115
Receiving yards 1374
Receiving touchdowns 18
Kickoff return yards Darrius Shepherd 227
Punt return yards Tyler Ervin 20
Tackles Adrian Amos 83
Sacks Za'Darius Smith 12.5
Interceptions Darnell Savage 4

League rankings[edit source | edit]

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 4,106 256.6 9th
Rushing offense 2,118 132.4 8th
Total offense 6,224 389.0 5th
Passing defense 3,539 221.2 7th
Rushing defense 1,805 112.8 13th
Total defense 5,344 334.0 9th

Statistical values are correct as of Week 17[51][52]

Awards[edit source | edit]

Recipient Award(s)
Davante Adams Pro Bowler[53]
All-Pro Team[54]
Jaire Alexander Pro Bowler[53]
All-Pro Second Team[54]
David Bakhtiari Pro Bowler[53]
All-Pro Team[54]
A.J. Dillon Week 16: Pepsi Zero Sugar Rookie of the Week[55]
Elgton Jenkins Pro Bowler[53]
Aaron Jones Week 2: FedEx Ground Player of the Week[56]
Week 13: FedEx Ground Player of the Week[56]
Pro Bowler[53]
Corey Linsley All-Pro Team[54]
Aaron Rodgers Week 13: NFC Offensive Player of the Week[57]
Pro Bowler[53]
December/January: NFC Offensive Player of the Month[58]
All-Pro Team[54]
Za'Darius Smith Week 4: NFC Defensive Player of the Week[59]
Pro Bowler[53]
All-Pro Second Team[54]

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