2001 Green Bay Packers season

2001 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Sherman
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 12–4
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (49ers) 25–15
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Rams) 45–17

The 2001 Green Bay Packers season was their 83rd season overall and their 81st season in the National Football League.

The Packers returned to the postseason after two years of missing the playoffs of the 1999 and 2000 season consecutively.

They finished with a 12–4 record. After easily defeating the San Francisco 49ers in the Wildcard round, Green Bay's season ended with a loss to the 14–2 St. Louis Rams in the NFC divisional playoff game, where Packers quarterback Brett Favre threw a career high 6 interceptions.[1]

Offseason

Notable transactions

  • March 31, 2001 – The Green Bay Packers trade Matt Hasselbeck and their 1st round Pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for the Seahawks 1st and 3rd round Picks.

Free agents

AdditionsSubtractions
TE Bobby Collins (Bills)G Ross Verba (Browns)
FS Scott Frost (Browns)QB Danny Wuerffel (Bears)
DT Jim Flanigan (Bears)FS Scott McGarrahan (Dolphins)

2001 NFL draft

With their first round pick (10th overall) in the 2001 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected defensive end Jamal Reynolds.[2]

2001 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 10 Jamal Reynolds DE Florida State
2 41 Robert Ferguson WR Texas A&M
3 71 Bhawoh Jue FS Penn State
3 72 Torrance Marshall MLB Oklahoma
4 105 Bill Ferrario G Wisconsin
6 198 David Martin TE Tennessee

Personnel

Staff

2001 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President and Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President and General Manager – Mike Sherman
  • Senior Vice President of Administration – John Jones
  • Vice President of Football Operations – Mark Hatley
  • Director of Player Finance – Andrew Brandt
  • Director of College Scouting – John Dorsey
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Reggie McKenzie
  • Assistant Director of College Scouting – Shaun Herock
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Sean Howard

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Mike Sherman

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Barry Rubin
  • Strength and Conditioning Assistant – Mark Lovat
  • Weight Room Assistant – Vince Workman

[3]

Roster

2001 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Injured Reserve

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Preseason results

DateOpponentResultGame siteRecordAttendance
August 11, 2001at Cleveland BrownsL 3–10Cleveland Browns Stadium0–1
71,218
August 20, 2001Denver BroncosW 22–7Lambeau Field1–1
59,177
August 25, 2001Miami DolphinsW 17–12Lambeau Field2–1
59,547
August 31, 2001at Oakland RaidersL 13–24Network Associates Coliseum2–2
38,783

Regular season

Schedule

The Packers finished 12–4 overall, placing 2nd in the NFC Central Division (behind the Chicago Bears), and qualifying for a Wild Card playoff spot.[4]

WeekDateOpponentResultGame siteRecordTV TimeAttendance
1September 9, 2001Detroit LionsW 28–6Lambeau Field1–0FOX 12:00 pm
59,523
2September 24, 2001Washington RedskinsW 37–0Lambeau Field2–0ABC 8:00 pm
59,771
3September 30, 2001at Carolina PanthersW 28–7Ericsson Stadium3–0FOX 12:00 pm
73,120
4October 7, 2001at Tampa Bay BuccaneersL 10–14Raymond James Stadium3–1FOX 3:15 pm
65,510
5October 14, 2001Baltimore RavensW 31–23Lambeau Field4–1CBS 12:00 pm
59,866
6October 21, 2001at Minnesota VikingsL 13–35Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome4–2FOX 3:15 pm
64,165
7Bye
8November 4, 2001Tampa Bay BuccaneersW 21–20Lambeau Field5–2FOX 12:00 pm
59,861
9November 11, 2001at Chicago BearsW 20–12Soldier Field6–2FOX 12:00 pm
66,944
10November 18, 2001Atlanta FalconsL 20–23Lambeau Field6–3FOX 12:00 pm
59,849
11November 22, 2001at Detroit LionsW 29–27Pontiac Silverdome7–3FOX 11:30 am
77,730
12December 3, 2001at Jacksonville JaguarsW 28–21Alltel Stadium8–3ABC 8:00 pm
66,908
13December 9, 2001Chicago BearsW 17–7Lambeau Field9–3FOX 12:00 pm
59,869
14December 16, 2001at Tennessee TitansL 20–26Adelphia Coliseum9–4FOX 3:15 pm
68,804
15December 23, 2001Cleveland BrownsW 30–7Lambeau Field10–4CBS 3:15 pm
59,824
16December 30, 2001Minnesota VikingsW 24–13Lambeau Field11–4FOX 12:00 pm
59,870
17January 6, 2002at New York GiantsW 34–25Giants Stadium12–4FOX 12:00 pm
78,601

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Chicago Bears 13 3 0 .813 338 203 W4
(4) Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 390 266 W3
(6) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 .563 324 280 L1
Minnesota Vikings 5 11 0 .313 290 390 L4
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 270 424 W1

Playoffs

WeekDateOpponentResultGame siteTV TimeAttendance
WildcardJanuary 13, 2002San Francisco 49ersW 25–15Lambeau FieldFOX 12:00 pm
59,825
DivisionalJanuary 20, 2002at St. Louis RamsL 17–45Dome at America's CenterFOX 3:15 pm
66,368

References

  1. "Packers lose 45–17". Packers.com. January 20, 2002. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2002.
  2. "Draft History – Green Bay Packers". NFL. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
  3. "Staff Directory". 2001 Official Media Guide. Green Bay Packers. p. 4.
  4. "NFL History – 2001 NFL standings". NFL. Archived from the original on February 13, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2007.
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