1992 Green Bay Packers season

1992 Green Bay Packers season

1992 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike Holmgren
General manager Ron Wolf
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
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The 1992 Green Bay Packers season was their 72nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 9-7 record under new coach Mike Holmgren, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. 1992 saw the emergence of QB Brett Favre and the start of the Packers' success of the 1990s.


NFL Draft

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
5 Green Bay Packers Terrell Buckley Cornerback Florida State
34 Green Bay Packers Mark D'Onofrio Linebacker Penn State
62 Green Bay Packers Robert Brooks Wide Receiver South Carolina
103 Green Bay Packers Edgar Bennett Running Back Florida State
119 Green Bay Packers Dexter McNabb Running Back Florida
130 Green Bay Packers Orlando McKay Wide Receiver Washington
157 Green Bay Packers Mark Chmura Tight End Boston College
190 Green Bay Packers Chris Holder Wide Receiver Tuskegee
230 Green Bay Packers Ty Detmer Quarterback BYU
240 Green Bay Packers Shazzon Bradley Defensive Tackle Tennessee
257 Green Bay Packers Andrew Oberg Tackle North Carolina
287 Green Bay Packers Gabe Mokwuah Linebacker American
314 Green Bay Packers Brett Collins Linebacker Washington



1992 Green Bay Packers staff

Front Office

  • President/Chief Executive Officer – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Ron Wolf
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Jesse Kaye
  • Director of College Scouting – John Math
  • Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – Ted Thompson

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches


Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning



1992 Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 Minnesota Vikings L 23-20 (OT) Lambeau Field
2 September 13, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31-3 Tampa Stadium
3 September 20, 1992 Cincinnati Bengals W 24-23 Lambeau Field
4 September 27, 1992 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17-3 Lambeau Field
5 October 4, 1992 at Atlanta Falcons L 24-10 Georgia Dome
6 Bye
7 October 18, 1992 at Cleveland Browns L 17-6 Cleveland Stadium
8 October 25, 1992 Chicago Bears L 30-10 Lambeau Field
9 November 1, 1992 at Detroit Lions W 27-13 Pontiac Silverdome
10 November 8, 1992 at New York Giants L 27-7 Giants Stadium
11 November 15, 1992 Philadelphia Eagles W 27-24 Milwaukee County Stadium
12 November 22, 1992 at Chicago Bears W 17-3 Soldier Field
13 November 29, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 19-14 Milwaukee County Stadium
14 December 6, 1992 Detroit Lions W 38-10 Milwaukee County Stadium
15 December 13, 1992 at Houston Oilers W 16-14 Astrodome
16 December 20, 1992 Los Angeles Rams W 28-13 Lambeau Field
17 December 27, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 27-7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

Season summary

Brett Favre

In the second game of the 1992 season, the Packers played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Buccaneers were leading 17-0 at half time when head coach Mike Holmgren benched starting quarterback Don Majkowski and Favre played the second half. On his first regular season play as a Packer, Favre threw a pass which was deflected and caught by himself. Favre was tackled and the completion went for -7 yards. The Packers lost the game 31-3, chalking up only 106 yards passing.[2][3]

In the third game of the 1992 season, then-starting quarterback Don Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks. Favre replaced Majkowski for the remainder of the contest. Favre fumbled four times during the course of the game,[3] a performance poor enough that the crowd chanted for Favre to be removed in favor of another Packers backup quarterback at the time, Ty Detmer.[4] However, down 23-17 with 1:07 left in the game, the Packers started an offensive series on their own 8 yard line. Still at the quarterback position, Favre completed a 42 yard pass to Sterling Sharpe. Two plays later, Favre threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Kitrick Taylor with 13 seconds remaining.[3]

The next week's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers began the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history. The game ended in a 17-3 victory and his passer rating was 144.6. During the season, Favre helped put together a six-game winning streak for the Packers, the longest winning streak for the club since 1965. They ended 9-7 that season, missing the playoffs on their last game.[3] Favre finished his first season as a Packer with 3,227 yards and a quarterback rating of 85.3, helping him to his first Pro Bowl.[5]

Week 12: at Chicago Bears

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
1 234Total
Packers 10 007 17
Bears 3 000 3
  • Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com


NFC Central
Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 374 249
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 276 296
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 267 365
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 295 361
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 273 332

Awards and records

  • Brett Favre, NFC Pro Bowl
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Completions (tied): 302


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