2012 Green Bay Packers season
|2012 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Mike McCarthy|
|General manager||Ted Thompson|
|Owner||Green Bay Packers, Inc. (112,158 stockholders)|
|Home field||Lambeau Field|
|Division Place||1st NFC North|
|Playoff finish||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings) 24–10|
Lost Divisional playoffs (49ers) (45–31)
|Pro Bowlers||Aaron Rodgers, QB|
Jeff Saturday, C
Clay Matthews, LB
Josh Sitton, G
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular Season
- 3 Schedule
- 4 Statistics
- 5 Notes and references
- 6 Other websites
Offseason[change | change source]
2012 NFL Draft[change | change source]
|2||19||51||Jerel Worthy||Defensive end||Michigan State|
|4||37||132||Mike Daniels||Defensive tackle||Iowa|
|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|
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]
|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|
|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|
Additions[change | change source]
- On January 1 the Packers signed QB Nick Hill.
- On March 23 the Packers signed former Indianapolis Colts C Jeff Saturday.
- On March 23 the Packers signed former Indianapolis Colts DE Daniel Muir.
- On March 30 the Packers signed former Seattle Seahawks DE Anthony Hargrove.
- On May 23 the Packers signed former Miami Dolphins DE Philip Merling.
- On August 12 the Packers signed former Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson.
- On September 3 the Packers signed WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B. J. Coleman, T Andrew Datko, DE Lawrence Guy, G/T Chris Scott, RB Marc Tyler and G Greg Van Roten signed to practice squad.
Departures[change | change source]
- On April 23 the Packers released T Chad Clifton after a failed physical.
- On April 25 the Packers released S Nick Collins after agreeing to part ways after his neck injury sustained in 2011.
- On May 23 the Packers released QB Nick Hill.
- On July 25 the Packers released S Charlie Peprah.
- On August 24 the Packers released WR Andrew Brewer, DE Anthony Hargrove, S Micah Pellerin, T Herb Taylor and CB Dion Turner.
- On August 26 the Packers released FB Jon Hoese and DE Jarius Wynn.
- On August 31 the Packers released S Anthony Levine, CB Otis Merrill, WR Dale Moss, DT Daniel Muir, RB Marc Tyler, G Greg Van Roten, G/T Reggie Wells, T Shea Allard, WR Diondre Borel, TE Brandon Bostick, QB B. J. Coleman, FB Nic Cooper, T Andrew Datko, C/G Tommie Draheim, C/G Sampson Genus, WR Curenski Gilleylen, WR Tori Gurley and DE Lawrence Guy as part of the cutdown to the 53 man regular season roster.
Coaching changes[change | change source]
- On January 21, Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named the new head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
- On February 2, Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements was promoted to the team's offensive coordinator position.
Regular Season[change | change source]
Regular Season Transactions[change | change source]
Starters on Offense[change | change source]
|WR||Greg Jennings||3||James Jones||1|
|LG||T. J. Lang||4|
Starters on Defense and Special Teams[change | change source]
|NT||B. J. Raji||4|
|RDE||C. J. Wilson||3||Jerel Worthy||1|
|MLB||A. J. Hawk||4|
|MLB||D. J. Smith||4|
|LCB||Sam Shields||3||Jarrett Bush||1|
Schedule[change | change source]
Preseason[change | change source]
|1||August 9||at San Diego Chargers||L 13–21||0–1||Qualcomm Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 16||Cleveland Browns||L 10–35||0–2||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|3||August 23||at Cincinnati Bengals||W 27–13||1–2||Paul Brown Stadium||Recap|
|4||August 30||Kansas City Chiefs||W 24–3||2–2||Lambeau Field||Recap|
Regular season[change | change source]
|1||September 9||San Francisco 49ers||L 22–30||0–1||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|2||September 13||Chicago Bears||W 23–10||1–1||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|3||September 24||at Seattle Seahawks||L 12–14||1–2||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|4||September 30||New Orleans Saints||W 28–27||2–2||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|5||October 7||at Indianapolis Colts||L 27–30||2–3||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 14||at Houston Texans||W 42–24||3–3||Reliant Stadium||Recap|
|7||October 21||at St. Louis Rams||W 30–20||4–3||Edward Jones Dome||Recap|
|8||October 28||Jacksonville Jaguars||W 24–15||5–3||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|9||November 4||Arizona Cardinals||W 31–17||6–3||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|11||November 18||at Detroit Lions||W 24–20||7–3||Ford Field||Recap|
|12||November 25||at New York Giants||L 10–38||7–4||MetLife Stadium||Recap|
|13||December 2||Minnesota Vikings||W 23–14||8–4||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|14||December 9||Detroit Lions||W 27–20||9–4||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|15||December 16||at Chicago Bears||W 21–13||10–4||Soldier Field||Recap|
|16||December 23||Tennessee Titans||W 55–7||11–4||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|17||December 30||at Minnesota Vikings||L 34–37||11–5||Mall of America Field||Recap|
- Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
Postseason[change | change source]
|Playoff round||Date||Opponent||Result||Record||Game site||NFL.com|
|Wild Card||January 5, 2013||Minnesota Vikings (6)||W 24–10||1–0||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|Divisional||January 12, 2013||at San Francisco 49ers (2)||L 31–45||1–1||Candlestick Park||Recap|
Statistics[change | change source]
Regular season statistical leaders[change | change source]
|Passing Yards||Aaron Rodgers||4,295 Yards|
|Passing Touchdowns||Aaron Rodgers||39 TDs|
|Rushing Yards||Alex Green||464 Yards|
|Rushing Touchdowns||Aaron Rodgers, DuJuan Harris and Ryan Grant||2 TDs|
|Receptions||Randall Cobb||80 Receptions|
|Receiving Yards||Randall Cobb||954 Yards|
|Receiving Touchdowns||James Jones||14 TDs|
|Points||Mason Crosby||103 Points|
|Kickoff Return Yards||Randall Cobb||964 Yards|
|Punt Return Yards||Randall Cobb||292 Yards|
|Tackles||A. J. Hawk and Morgan Burnett||116 Tackles|
|Sacks||Clay Matthews||13 Sacks|
|Interceptions||Casey Hayward||6 INTs|
statistical values are correct through Week 17.
Best game performances[change | change source]
|Passing Yards||Aaron Rodgers||365 Yards||@ Minnesota Vikings|
|Passing Touchdowns||Aaron Rodgers||6 TDs||@ Houston Texans|
|Rushing Yards||Cedric Benson||84 Yards||New Orleans Saints|
|Rushing Touchdowns||Ryan Grant||2 TDs||Tennessee Titans|
|Receiving Yards||Jordy Nelson||122 Yards||@ St. Louis Rams|
|Receiving Touchdowns||Jordy Nelson and James Jones||3 TDs||@ Houston Texans and @ Chicago Bears|
|Points||Jordy Nelson and James Jones||18 Points||@ Houston Texans and @ Chicago Bears|
|Tackles||Morgan Burnett||14 Tackles||New Orleans Saints|
|Sacks||Clay Matthews||3.5 Sacks||Chicago Bears|
|Interceptions||Tramon Williams, Casey Hayward and Morgan Burnett||2 INTs||Chicago Bears, @ Houston Texans and Minnesota Vikings|
statistical values are correct through Week 17.
Statistical league rankings[change | change source]
- Total Offense (YPG): 13th
- Passing (YPG): 10th
- Rushing (YPG): 20th
- Points (PPG): 7th
- Total Defense (YPG): 10th
- Passing (YPG):12th
- Rushing (YPG): 14th
- Points (PPG): 7th
Stats correct through December 24, 2012
Notes and references[change | change source]
- "More draft picks for Packers and Vikings". espn.com. March 26, 2012.
- Philbin Hired to Lead Dolphins Packersnews.com
- "QB coach Tom Clements named new Packers offensive coordinator," from Green Bay Press-Gazette, 2/3/2012