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Green Bay Packers

The Packers actually began to play in 1919, a year before the NFL was formed, but they were an independent football team that played only against local teams in Wisconsin and Michigan’s upper peninsula. Curly Lambeau’s team was impressive enough to draw the attention of the newly formed American Professional Football Association and were invited to join the league in 1921. It was an auspicious beginning, to say the least. The Acme Packers, as they were known, had their league franchise revoked at the end of the season because they were caught using college players. Lambeau appealed, and the team was reinstated, but they continued to flounder financially, and in 1923 a group of local businessmen formed the Green Bay Football Corporation to financially support and run the team. They continue to do so today. This series of events laid out much of what is unique about the Packers. They are the only community-owned sports franchise in North America, and this type of ownership actually violates current NFL rules. They were grandfathered in, however, when the league laid out its current ownership rules in the 1980s. It’s also worth noting that the 1921 revocation of their NFL franchise was done at the urging of George Halas, which set up the now century’s old rivalry with the Chicago Bears.

Championships by the Green Bay Packers

1929 NFL Championship

The Packers and Giants were both unbeaten heading into their November 24th game at the Polo Grounds, and the 20-6 win by the Packers set them up as undefeated first-time champions.

1930 NFL Championship

The Packers won back-to-back championships, securing the title by blocking an extra point in the season’s final week, finishing with a tie against Portsmouth.

1931 NFL Championship

The Packers made it three straight titles by controversially finishing one game ahead of Portsmouth in the standings. The two teams didn’t play that season.

1936 NFL Championship

For the first time, the Packers were involved in a scheduled championship game, and they beat Boston 21-6 to win their fourth NFL Championship.

1939 NFL Championship

A year after losing to the Giants in the title game, the Packers got their revenge, 27-0. The game was played at the Dairy Bowl, the old stadium located in the infield of what is today the Milwaukee Mile race track.

1944 NFL Championship

Once again, it was the Packers and Giants, this time at the Polo Grounds, with the Packers holding on at the end to win 14-7.

1961 NFL Championship

It took until 1960 for the Packers to return to the NFL Championship Game, and until 1961 before they won it again. This time it was new head coach Vince Lombardi at the helm, beating the Giants 37-0.

1962 NFL Championship

Lombardi made it back-to-back titles for him when he and the Packers once again beat the Giants, 16-7. Linebacker Ray Nitschke was the game’s MVP.

1965 NFL Championship

The final championship before the Super Bowl era came on a 23-12 win over the Browns.

Super Bowl I

The NFL Champion Packers beat the AFL Champion Kansas City City Chiefs, 35-10.

Super Bowl II

The Packers made it two straight by beating the Oakland Raiders, 33-14. Bart Starr won his second straight MVP.

Super Bowl XXXI

The lone Super Bowl win of the Brett Favre era came with a 35-21 win over the Patriots. Desmond Howard was the game’s MVP.

Super Bowl XLV

Aaron Rodgers was the MVP for his lone Super Bowl win, a 31-25 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Key Stats by the Green Bay Packers

The Packers have finished atop the pro football world a total of 13 times and were runners-up another four times. The Packers have won 20 division championships and have been in the postseason a total of 34 times. Green Bay is the third-oldest franchise in the NFL, only trailing the Bears and Cardinals.

Top Players in Green Bay Packers History

The Packers have been led by four different Hall of Fame quarterbacks. In the 1930s, it was Arnie Herber, a four-time NFL champion and three-time NFL passing leader. Then came Bart Starr, a five-time NFL champion, two-time Super Bowl MVP, and the NFL’s MVP in 1966. Brett Favre was the third great Packers quarterback, winning three NFL MVP awards, Super Bowl XXXI, and playing in 11 Pro Bowls. He’s also a member of the NFL’s 100 Anniversary All-Time Team. Most recently, it’s Aaron Rodgers putting together a Hall of Fame career under center. He is also a three-time NFL MVP and was the MVP of Super Bowl XLV. The rest of the greats from Packers history reads like NFL royalty. Paul Hornung was a four-time NFL champion, Don Hutson won three titles, Herb Adderley was a five-time NFL champion and three-time Super Bowl champ, and linebacker Ray Nitschke was an 11-time First-Team All-Pro. More modern Packers in the Hall of Fame are Reggie White, a Super Bowl champion with the Packers and the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year both in Philadelphia and Green Bay. Charles Woodson played seven of his seasons with the Packers, and the nine-time Pro Bowlers was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2009.

Top Coaches in Green Bay Packers History

The patriarch of the Packers was Earl “Curly” Lambeau, and without him, none of the rest that followed would have been possible. Lambeau was a six-time NFL champion as the head coach of the Packers. In 29 seasons as the head of the Packers, he won 229 games and coached eight future Hall of Famers. Lambeau was the first coach to win three consecutive championships as the coach of the same team, and that feat has only been matched since the days of Lambeau once, by fellow Packers legend Vince Lombardi. Lombardi only coached the Packers for nine seasons, but in that time, he won five NFL championships and the first two Super Bowls. When he took over in Green Bay the Packers were coming off a one-win season. Within two years, they were playing for the title. At the time of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s, Lombardi’s hatred of racism was also legendary. He famously told the businesses in Green Bay that if his black and while players weren’t treated equally, none of them would be allowed to frequent that business.

 

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