1993 Green Bay Packers season

1993 Green Bay Packers season

1993 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Ron Wolf
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Won NFC Wild Card
Lost NFC Divisional (Dallas Cowboys)
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1992 1994 >

The 1993 Green Bay Packers season resulted in a 9–7 record and the Packers' first playoff berth in 21 years (excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season). The record also marked the first back-to-back winning season since the Packers 1967 season.[1] During the regular season, the Packers finished with 340 points, ranking sixth in the National Football League, and allowed 282 points, ranking ninth. In his third year as a pro and second with the Packers, quarterback Brett Favre led the Packers offense, passing for 3,303 yards and 19 touchdowns.[2] Favre, who played his first full season, was selected to his first of eight Pro Bowls.

In the playoffs, the Packers played in the NFC Wild Card game against the Detroit Lions. The Packers were able to win the game 28–24, closing with a forty-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left. In the divisional playoff round, the Packers played the Dallas Cowboys and lost 17–27.

The Packers commemorated their 75th overall season of professional football in 1993 with a "75" logo uniform patch, one year before the NFL's diamond anniversary.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
    • Free agents 1.1
    • 1993 NFL Draft 1.2
  • Personnel 2
    • Staff 2.1
    • Roster 2.2
  • Regular season 3
    • Opening week 3.1
    • Three game skid 3.2
    • Winning streak 3.3
    • The Beginning of the Lambeau Leap 3.4
    • Schedule 3.5
    • Game summaries 3.6
      • Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Rams 3.6.1
      • Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles 3.6.2
      • Week 5: @ Dallas Cowboys 3.6.3
      • Week 6: vs. Denver Broncos 3.6.4
      • Week 8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3.6.5
      • Week 12: vs. Detroit Lions 3.6.6
      • Week 14: @ Chicago Bears 3.6.7
      • Week 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings 3.6.8
  • Standings 4
  • Awards and records 5
    • Milestones 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Offseason

Free agents

In the offseason, the Packers signed future Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White in one of the biggest offseason moves in Packers history.[3]
Acquisitions
Player Pos. Former Team
Louis Clark WR Seattle Seahawks
Mark Clayton WR Miami Dolphins
Harry Galbreath G Miami Dolphins
Tunch Ilkin OT Pittsburgh Steelers
Bill Maas NT Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Prior S Indianapolis Colts
Reggie White DE Philadelphia Eagles
Departures
Player Pos. New Team
Chuck Cecil S Phoenix Cardinals
Tootie Robbins OT New Orleans Saints
Vince Workman RB Tampa Bay Buccaneers

1993 NFL Draft

The Green Bay Packers selected Linebacker Wayne Simmons in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft. In the fifth round the Packers drafted quarterback Mark Brunell, who would later become Jacksonville Jaguars career

passing yards leader.[4]
Round Sel. Player Pos. College
1 15 Wayne Simmons LB Clemson
1 29 George Teague FS Alabama
3 81 Earl Dotson OT Texas A&M-Kingsville
5 118 Mark Brunell QB Washington
5 119 James Willis LB Auburn
6 141 Doug Evans CB Louisiana Tech
6 152 Paul Hutchins OT Western Michigan
6 156 Tim Watson S Howard
7 183 Bob Kuberski DT Navy

Personnel

Staff

[5]

Roster

Regular season

Opening week

The Green Bay Packers started the season strong with a 36–6 win over the safety on one play. Rams quarterback, Jim Everett completed 17 of 41 passes for 175 yards and two interceptions. The offense recorded 381 total yards, scoring in six of eight possessions. Quarterback Brett Favre completed 19 of 29 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. For one of the touchdowns, Favre completed a 50-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe, who finished with seven catches for 120 yards.[6]

Three game skid

After the strong start against the Rams, the Packers lost the following three games. The first came in a 20–17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Despite gaining a 17–7 lead in the third quarter, the Packers only managed 159 yards of total offense in the game. Starting linebacker Brian Noble left the field with a season ending injury as the Eagles were able to rally from behind. The Eagles gained the lead with under five minutes to play when Randall Cunningham escaped a sack from former teammate Reggie White, and firing a 40-yard touchdown pass to Eagles receiver Victor Bailey.[7] Following a bye week, the Packers traveled to the Metrodome to play the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers again fell short of victory in the closing seconds of the game. The Packers were leading 13–12 before Jim McMahon completed a 45-yard pass on third and ten to Eric Guliford, who was wide open. With four seconds left, Vikings kicker Fuad Reveiz completed his fifth field goal to give the Vikings a 15–13 victory.[8] The following week, the Packers lost their third straight to defending Super Bowl champions, the Dallas Cowboys.[9]

Winning streak

After losing three of their first four games, the Packers proceeded to win six of their next seven, defeating four conference opponents. The Packers won their second game of the season, narrowly defeating the Denver Broncos on Brett Favre's birthday. At halftime the Packers held a 30–7 lead, scoring on each of their first six possessions. Brett Favre passed for 182 yards in the first half, including a 66-yard touchdown pass to Jackie Harris. John Stephens and Edgar Bennett each scored one-yard touchdown runs and Chris Jackie made three field goals. In the second half the Packers gained only 61 yards on offense. Brett Favre threw three interceptions, including one which was returned for a touchdown. Broncos quarterback John Elway completed 33 of 59 passes for 367 yards and a touchdown, helping to close the Packers lead to 30–27. The Broncos had a chance to tie or win the game on their last drive, but came up short when Reggie White was able to sack John Elway twice. After the win the Packers had another bye week.[10]

In week eight the Packers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37–14, bringing their record to 3–3. Brett Favre completed 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards. Sterling Sharpe caught a career-high four touchdown passes, tying a Green Bay Packer record held by Don Hutson.[11] For the second week in a row the Packers faced a conference opponent. They defeated the Chicago Bears 17–3 and forced seven sacks and three turnovers in the game.[12]

The Beginning of the Lambeau Leap

The Packers beat the Raiders in the final home game of the regular season. But this game will be remembered for the start of the famed Lambeau Leap. Packer LeRoy Butler forced a fumble from Raider quarterback Vince Evans that Reggie White recovered. After running 10 yards, White lateraled the ball to Butler, who ran the remaining 25 yards into the end zone. Butler then made the lunging leap into the south bleachers and inviting arms of crazed fans. The true first "Leap" came the week before at Milwaukee County Stadium.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Los Angeles Rams W 36–6 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0
54,648
2 September 12, 1993 Philadelphia Eagles L 20–17 Lambeau Field 1–1
59,061
3 Bye
4 September 26, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings L 15–13 Metrodome 1–2
61,746
5 October 3, 1993 at Dallas Cowboys L 36–14 Texas Stadium 1–3
63,568
6 October 10, 1993 Denver Broncos W 30–27 Lambeau Field 2–3
58,943
7 Bye
8 October 24, 1993 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 37–14 Tampa Stadium 3–3
47,354
9 October 31, 1993 Chicago Bears W 17–3 Lambeau Field 4–3
58,945
10 November 8, 1993 at Kansas City Chiefs L 23–16 Arrowhead Stadium 4–4
76,742
11 November 14, 1993 at New Orleans Saints W 19–17 Louisiana Superdome 5–4
69,043
12 November 21, 1993 Detroit Lions W 26–17 Milwaukee County Stadium 6–4
55,119
13 November 28, 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–10 Lambeau Field 7–4
56,995
14 December 5, 1993 at Chicago Bears L 30–17 Soldier Field 7–5
62,236
15 December 12, 1993 at San Diego Chargers W 20–13 Jack Murphy Stadium 8–5
57,930
16 December 19, 1993 Minnesota Vikings L 21–17 Milwaukee County Stadium 8–6
54,773
17 December 26, 1993 Los Angeles Raiders W 28–0 Lambeau Field 9–6
54,482
18 January 2, 1994 at Detroit Lions L 30–20 Pontiac Silverdome 9–7
77,510
WC January 8, 1994 at Detroit Lions W 28–24 Pontiac Silverdome 10–7
68,479
DC January 16, 1994 at Dallas Cowboys L 27–17 Texas Stadium 10–8
64,790

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week 5: @ Dallas Cowboys

Week 6: vs. Denver Broncos

Week 8: @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 12: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 14: @ Chicago Bears

Week 16: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Standings

Awards and records

  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Attempts: 522
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions : 318
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Interceptions (tied): 24
  • Robert Brooks, NFL Kickoff Return Leader
  • Sterling Sharpe, NFL Leader in Receptions (112)
  • Sterling Sharpe, Franchise Record, Most Receptions in a Season (112)

Milestones

References


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end

return p-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -- Module:Hatnote -- -- -- -- This module produces hatnote links and links to related articles. It -- -- implements the and meta-templates and includes -- -- helper functions for other Lua hatnote modules. --


local libraryUtil = require('libraryUtil') local checkType = libraryUtil.checkType local mArguments -- lazily initialise Module:Arguments local yesno -- lazily initialise Module:Yesno

local p = {}


-- Helper functions


local function getArgs(frame) -- Fetches the arguments from the parent frame. Whitespace is trimmed and -- blanks are removed. mArguments = require('Module:Arguments') return mArguments.getArgs(frame, {parentOnly = true}) end

local function removeInitialColon(s) -- Removes the initial colon from a string, if present. return s:match('^:?(.*)') end

function p.findNamespaceId(link, removeColon) -- Finds the namespace id (namespace number) of a link or a pagename. This -- function will not work if the link is enclosed in double brackets. Colons -- are trimmed from the start of the link by default. To skip colon -- trimming, set the removeColon parameter to true. checkType('findNamespaceId', 1, link, 'string') checkType('findNamespaceId', 2, removeColon, 'boolean', true) if removeColon ~= false then link = removeInitialColon(link) end local namespace = link:match('^(.-):') if namespace then local nsTable = mw.site.namespaces[namespace] if nsTable then return nsTable.id end end return 0 end

function p.formatPages(...) -- Formats a list of pages using formatLink and returns it as an array. Nil -- values are not allowed. local pages = {...} local ret = {} for i, page in ipairs(pages) do ret[i] = p._formatLink(page) end return ret end

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function p.makeWikitextError(msg, helpLink, addTrackingCategory) -- Formats an error message to be returned to wikitext. If -- addTrackingCategory is not false after being returned from -- Module:Yesno, and if we are not on a talk page, a tracking category -- is added. checkType('makeWikitextError', 1, msg, 'string') checkType('makeWikitextError', 2, helpLink, 'string', true) yesno = require('Module:Yesno') local title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle() -- Make the help link text. local helpText if helpLink then helpText = ' (help)' else helpText = end -- Make the category text. local category if not title.isTalkPage and yesno(addTrackingCategory) ~= false then category = 'Hatnote templates with errors' category = string.format( '%s:%s', mw.site.namespaces[14].name, category ) else category = end return string.format( '%s', msg, helpText, category ) end


-- Format link -- -- Makes a wikilink from the given link and display values. Links are escaped -- with colons if necessary, and links to sections are detected and displayed -- with " § " as a separator rather than the standard MediaWiki "#". Used in -- the template.


function p.formatLink(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local link = args[1] local display = args[2] if not link then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no link specified', 'Template:Format hatnote link#Errors', args.category ) end return p._formatLink(link, display) end

function p._formatLink(link, display) -- Find whether we need to use the colon trick or not. We need to use the -- colon trick for categories and files, as otherwise category links -- categorise the page and file links display the file. checkType('_formatLink', 1, link, 'string') checkType('_formatLink', 2, display, 'string', true) link = removeInitialColon(link) local namespace = p.findNamespaceId(link, false) local colon if namespace == 6 or namespace == 14 then colon = ':' else colon = end -- Find whether a faux display value has been added with the | magic -- word. if not display then local prePipe, postPipe = link:match('^(.-)|(.*)$') link = prePipe or link display = postPipe end -- Find the display value. if not display then local page, section = link:match('^(.-)#(.*)$') if page then display = page .. ' § ' .. section end end -- Assemble the link. if display then return string.format('%s', colon, link, display) else return string.format('%s%s', colon, link) end end


-- Hatnote -- -- Produces standard hatnote text. Implements the template.


function p.hatnote(frame) local args = getArgs(frame) local s = args[1] local options = {} if not s then return p.makeWikitextError( 'no text specified', 'Template:Hatnote#Errors', args.category ) end options.extraclasses = args.extraclasses options.selfref = args.selfref return p._hatnote(s, options) end

function p._hatnote(s, options) checkType('_hatnote', 1, s, 'string') checkType('_hatnote', 2, options, 'table', true) local classes = {'hatnote'} local extraclasses = options.extraclasses local selfref = options.selfref if type(extraclasses) == 'string' then classes[#classes + 1] = extraclasses end if selfref then classes[#classes + 1] = 'selfref' end return string.format( '
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end

return p
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External links

  • 1993 Green Bay Packers at Pro-football-reference.com