1-10-1 Between 1945 and 1958, the franchise never finished higher than third in the league standings and had the poorest record of any Packers club, going 1-10-1 in 1958. After winning the NFL Championship in 1957, the Packers failed to win a single game in 1958. With their best player (Earl Campbell) lost for the season with an ankle injury, there was no stopping the Cleveland Browns in 1958.
They did not make the playoffs that year or any other time during this period.
The 1-10-1 mark is the only one of these seasons not spent in a playoff spot. They did not qualify for the postseason until 1966.
After finishing first in the NFL in 1956, the Green Bay Packers finished second in 1957 before losing to Bobby Layne's Oklahoma City Thunder in the 1958 NFL Championship Game. The team was unable to repeat as champions in either 1959 or 1960 due to changes made by league officials in response to the expansion draft and the creation of the American Football League. These changes included a limit of only seven players from each team being able to play at once on the field (instead of the usual eight).
In addition, two separate groups of players were selected by different teams in the expansion draft.
The Packers have been in existence since 1919, 42 years before the Vikings. This research will look at the rivalry across a 20-year period. The Vikings have the seventh-best victory percentage in the NFL since their debut eight months after John F. Kennedy's inauguration, 509-433-11. (.540). They have made the playoffs seven times and won one Super Bowl during that time.
This research uses data from or generated by questions asked of or reported by members of the media about the Packers or Vikings.
We consider both regular season and post-season games. In some cases, there may be disagreements between what the media reports and how the statistics report the results. For example, if a reporter states that a player had an excellent game while statistics show he had only a good game, we know that statistics are not reporting what reporters say but rather using a standardized scoring system to evaluate performance. In other words, they tell us where players stand relative to each other on a scale from best to worst.
We also include data from interviews conducted by the authors with key people who were working within the Packers' and Vikings' organizations during this time frame.
The Green Bay Packers are the most successful professional football franchise in history. The franchise was created in 1919, joined the NFL in 1920, and has won 13 championships in its 93-year history. Other teams may have won more Super Bowls, but none have won as many titles as the Patriots.
The best team is determined by looking at several factors, including but not limited to winning percentage, head-to-head records, strength of schedule, etc. The Packers have been doing well all these years, so they must be one of the best teams in history.
1962 In 1962, the squad had its worst season, winning two games, losing eleven, and tying one (a.179 winning percentage). Their worst seasons since the NFL switched to a 16-game schedule were in 1984 and 2011, when they went 3-13. The Vikings lost all 11 games this year by an average of 24 points per game.
They started out the season with three straight losses by an average of more than 30 points per game. The final loss was to eventual champion Baltimore, who scored six touchdowns in the first half. The Vikings managed only one touchdown themselves.
In their next game, they played Chicago in Minneapolis on December 8, 1962. It was cold that day, with a temperature of minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Still, over 70,000 fans showed up to watch Minnesota play against Chicago. The Vikings won that game 17-7. Then they lost their next two games by a total of four points. With two games left in the season, the Vikings were locked into the number six seed in the playoffs. They would face off against Dallas in the second round of the playoffs. The winner would go on to face Pittsburgh in the championship game.
The Vikings took a 7-3 lead into halftime. But they could not hold on to it and lost the game 14-7. This ended their season and they were eliminated from the playoffs too.
Ranking the Green Bay Packers' 5 Most Important Blowout Victories Packers 55, Browns 7, November 12, 1967 Packers 55, Titans 7 on December 23, 2012. Packers 49, Bears 0 on September 30, 1962. Packers 49, Eagles 0 on November 11, 1962. On October 9, 2005, the Packers defeated the Saints 52-3. On October 23, 1966, the Packers defeated the Falcons 56-3. This is the most recent game to rank as the team's biggest blowout victory.
After going 1-10-1 in their first season back in NFL play, the Packers won or tied their next 10 games to finish at 8-8. They ended up finishing third in the NFL West behind Kansas City and Oakland. The team's biggest win came in its final regular season game against Chicago. The Packers dominated the game from start to finish with seven straight wins by an average of 24 points per game. In the finale, they scored 45 points against a mediocre Lions defense that had allowed only 17 points per game before this matchup. Green Bay won by a score of 105-7.
The following year, the Packers repeated as Western Conference champions but lost the Super Bowl to John Unitas and the Baltimore Colts 28-12. Afterward, many people called for head coach Vince Lombardi to be fired but the organization decided to keep him around for one more season. In fact, they offered him a contract extension after their playoff loss to indicate that they wanted to continue with him even though they knew he would leave after that season.
The Packers have won four Super Bowls in their five appearances. All of their appearances, including their one loss from the 1997 season, are included here. Green Bay, of course, has had several opportunities to...
Green Bay has won four Super Bowls. They've lost only once: that 1997 game when Jason Michael Carroll caught the onside kick and ran it back for a touchdown with less than two minutes left to play.
Carroll was named MVP that year. He's still the only player who has done that. The last time someone did this was 1993 when Buffalo's Shawn Anderson did it twice: first, when his team beat the Cowboys 17-14 in the NFC Championship Game, then again when his team defeated the Bills 31-25 in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Anderson died in a car crash in 2003 at the age of 39.
Here's how the Packers' 4-1 record in Super Bowls compares to other teams':
New England - 11-3
Pittsburgh - 9-4
San Francisco - 9-4
Dallas - 7-6-1
Green Bay - 4-1