2012 Green Bay Packers season

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2012 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Mike McCarthy
(7th season)
General manager Ted Thompson
(8th season)
Owner Green Bay Packers, Inc. (112,158 stockholders)
(Since 1923)
Home field Lambeau Field
Results
Record 2–2
Division Place 3rd NFC North
Playoff finish
Timeline
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The 2012 Green Bay Packers season is the franchise's 92nd season in the National Football League, the 94th overall and the seventh under head coach Mike McCarthy.

Offseason[change | change source]

2012 NFL Draft[change | change source]

Round Pick Overall Player Position College
1 28 28 Nick Perry Linebacker USC
2 19 51 Jerel Worthy Defensive end Michigan State
30 62 Casey Hayward Cornerback Vanderbilt
4 37 132 Mike Daniels Defensive tackle Iowa
38 133 Jerron McMillian Safety Maine
5 28 163 Terrell Manning Linebacker North Carolina State
7 34 241 Andrew Datko Offensive Tackle Florida State
36 243 B. J. Coleman Quarterback Tennessee-Chattanooga

Notes:

The Packers acquired the No. 224 selection in a trade that sent guard Caleb Schlauderaff to the New York Jets.

The Packers have received the maximum number of compensatory selections available to teams through the NFL's compensatory draft program. Two addition picks in both the 4th and 7th rounds.[1]

The Packers traded the No. 54 and No. 123 picks to receive No. 51 from the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Packers traded the No. 90 and No. 163 picks to receive No. 62 for the New England Patriots .

Free agents[change | change source]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed 2012 team
QB Matt Flynn UFA March 18, Seattle Seahawks
RB Ryan Grant UFA September 25 Washington Redskins
TE Jermichael Finley UFA February 22, Green Bay Packers
C Scott Wells UFA March 16, St. Louis Rams
NT Howard Green UFA
OLB Erik Walden UFA April 23, Green Bay Packers
CB Jarrett Bush UFA March 20, Green Bay Packers
CB Pat Lee UFA March 21, Oakland Raiders

RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise Tag

Additions[change | change source]

Departures[change | change source]

Coaching changes[change | change source]

  • On January 21, Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.[2]
  • On February 2, Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements was promoted to the team's offensive coordinator position.[3]

Regular Season[change | change source]

Regular Season Transactions[change | change source]

Starters on Offense[change | change source]

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS
QB Aaron Rodgers 4
RB Cedric Benson 4
FB John Kuhn 4
WR Greg Jennings 3 James Jones 1
WR Jordy Nelson 4
TE Jermichael Finley 4
LT Marshall Newhouse 4
LG T. J. Lang 4
C Jeff Saturday 4
RG Josh Sitton 4
RT Bryan Bulaga 4

Starters on Defense and Special Teams[change | change source]

POS Name GS Name GS Name GS Name GS
LDE Ryan Pickett 4
NT B. J. Raji 4
RDE C. J. Wilson 3 Jerel Worthy 1
LOLB Nick Perry 4
MLB A. J. Hawk 4
MLB D. J. Smith 4
ROLB Clay Matthews 4
RCB Tramon Williams 4
LCB Sam Shields 3 Jarrett Bush 1
SS Charles Woodson 4
FS Morgan Burnett 4
K Mason Crosby 4
P Tim Masthay 4

Schedule[change | change source]

Preseason[change | change source]

The Packers' preseason schedule was announced on April 4, 2012.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:00 pm CDT at San Diego Chargers L 13–21 0–1 Qualcomm Stadium ESPN Recap
2 August 16 7:00 pm CDT Cleveland Browns L 10–35 0–2 Lambeau Field State Recap
3 August 23 6:00 pm CDT at Cincinnati Bengals W 27–13 1–2 Paul Brown Stadium State Recap
4 August 30 6:00 pm CDT Kansas City Chiefs W 24–3 2–2 Lambeau Field State/NFLN Recap

Regular season[change | change source]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 9 3:25 pm CDT San Francisco 49ers L 22–30 0–1 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
2 September 13 7:20 pm CDT Chicago Bears W 23–10 1–1 Lambeau Field NFLN[a] Recap
3 September 24 7:30 pm CDT at Seattle Seahawks L 12–14 1–2 CenturyLink Field ESPN Recap
4 September 30 3:25 pm CDT New Orleans Saints W 28–27 2–2 Lambeau Field Fox Recap
5 October 7 12:00 pm CDT at Indianapolis Colts Lucas Oil Stadium Fox
6 October 14 7:20 pm CDT at Houston Texans Reliant Stadium NBC
7 October 21 12:00 pm CDT at St. Louis Rams Edward Jones Dome Fox
8 October 28 12:00 pm CDT Jacksonville Jaguars Lambeau Field CBS
9 November 4 12:00 pm CST Arizona Cardinals Lambeau Field Fox
10 Bye
11 November 18 12:00 pm CST * at Detroit Lions Ford Field Fox *
12 November 25 7:20 pm CST * at New York Giants MetLife Stadium NBC *
13 December 2 12:00 pm CST * Minnesota Vikings Lambeau Field Fox *
14 December 9 7:20 pm CST * Detroit Lions Lambeau Field NBC *
15 December 16 12:00 pm CST * at Chicago Bears Soldier Field Fox *
16 December 23 12:00 pm CST * Tennessee Titans Lambeau Field CBS *
17 December 30 12:00 pm CST * at Minnesota Vikings Mall of America Field at the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Fox *
^[a]  The game was simulcast locally on WGBA-TV (Channel 26) in Green Bay, and WITI (Channel 6) in Milwaukee.
Bold indicates division games.
  *  Indicates that the game time and network are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Regular season results[change | change source]

Week 1: vs. San Francisco 49ers[change | change source]

Week One: San Francisco 49ers at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 13 7 7 30
Packers 0 7 0 15 22

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
  • SF – Frank Gore - 16 carries, 112 yards, 1 TD
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers - 5 carries, 27 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears[change | change source]

Week Two: Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 3 7 10
Packers 0 13 0 10 23

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Game information
First quarter
  • -No scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 3: at Seattle Seahawks[change | change source]

Week Three: Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 0 6 6 12
Seahawks 0 7 0 7 14

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information
First quarter
  • -No scoring
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: vs. New Orleans Saints[change | change source]

Week Four: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 7 10 3 27
Packers 7 14 0 7 28

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: September 30
  • Game time: 3:25 pm CDT
  • Game weather: 64 °F (18 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,571
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
Top rushers
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 5: at Indianapolis Colts[change | change source]

Week Five: Green Bay Packers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Colts 0

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • IND –

Week 6: at Houston Texans[change | change source]

Week Six: Green Bay Packers at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Texans 0

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • HOU –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • HOU –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • HOU –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • HOU –

Week 7: at St. Louis Rams[change | change source]

Week Seven: Green Bay Packers at St. Louis Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Rams 0

at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Date: October 21
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • STL –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • STL –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • STL –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • STL –

Week 8: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[change | change source]

Week Eight: Jacksonville Jaguars at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0
Packers 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 28
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CDT
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • JAC –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • JAC –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • JAC –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • JAC –
  • GB –

Week 9: vs. Arizona Cardinals[change | change source]

Week Nine: Arizona Cardinals at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0
Packers 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 4
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CST
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • ARI –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • ARI –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • ARI –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • ARI –
  • GB –

Week 11: at Detroit Lions[change | change source]

Week Eleven: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Lions 0

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00 pm EST/12:00 pm CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • DET –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • DET –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • DET –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • DET –

Week 12: at New York Giants[change | change source]

Week Twelve: Green Bay Packers at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Giants 0

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 8:20 pm EST/7:20 pm CST
  • TV: NBC
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • NYG –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • NYG –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • NYG –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • NYG –

Week 13: vs. Minnesota Vikings[change | change source]

Week Thirteen: Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0
Packers 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 2
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CST
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • MIN –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • MIN –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • MIN –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • MIN –
  • GB –

Week 14: vs. Detroit Lions[change | change source]

Week Fourteen: Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0
Packers 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 9
  • Game time: 7:20 pm CST
  • TV: NBC
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • DET –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • DET –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • DET –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • DET –
  • GB –

Week 15: at Chicago Bears[change | change source]

Week Fifteen: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Bears 0

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

  • Date: December 16
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CST
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • CHI –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • CHI –

Week 16: vs. Tennessee Titans[change | change source]

Week Sixteen: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0
Packers 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CST
  • TV: CBS
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • TEN –
  • GB –
Top rushers
  • TEN –
  • GB –
Top receivers
  • TEN –
  • GB –
Top tacklers
  • TEN –
  • GB –

Week 17: at Minnesota Vikings[change | change source]

Week Seventeen: Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0
Vikings 0

at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 12:00 pm CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • TV: Fox
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • GB –
  • MIN –
Top rushers
  • GB –
  • MIN –
Top receivers
  • GB –
  • MIN –
Top tacklers
  • GB –
  • MIN –

Statistics[change | change source]

Regular season statistical leaders[change | change source]

Player(s) Value
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 1064 Yards
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 7 TDs
Rushing Yards Cedric Benson 228 Yards
Rushing Touchdowns Cedric Benson 1 TD
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 260 Yards
Receiving Touchdowns James Jones 3 TDs
Points Mason Crosby 21 Points
Kickoff Return Yards Randall Cobb 215 Yards
Punt Return Yards Randall Cobb 108 Yards
Tackles A. J. Hawk 36 Tackles
Sacks Clay Matthews 7 Sacks
Interceptions Tramon Williams 2 INTs

statistical values are correct through Week 4.

Best game performances[change | change source]

Player(s) Value Opponent
Passing Yards Aaron Rodgers 319 Yards New Orleans Saints
Passing Touchdowns Aaron Rodgers 4 TDs New Orleans Saints
Rushing Yards Cedric Benson 84 Yards New Orleans Saints
Rushing Touchdowns Cedric Benson 1 TD @ Seattle Seahawks
Receiving Yards Jordy Nelson 93 Yards New Orleans Saints
Receiving Touchdowns James Jones 2 TDs New Orleans Saints
Points James Jones 12 Points New Orleans Saints
Tackles Morgan Burnett 14 Tackles New Orleans Saints
Sacks Clay Matthews 3.5 Sacks Chicago Bears
Interceptions Tramon Williams 2 INTs Chicago Bears

statistical values are correct through Week 4.

Statistical league rankings[change | change source]

  • Total Offense (YPG):
  • Passing (YPG):
  • Rushing (YPG):
  • Points (PPG):
  • Total Defense (YPG):
  • Passing (YPG):
  • Rushing (YPG):
  • Points (PPG):

Stats correct through week 1.

Notes and references[change | change source]

Other websites[change | change source]