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2000 Green Bay Packers Season

2000 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike Sherman
General managerRon Wolf
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record9-7
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersFS Darren Sharper

The 2000 season was the Green Bay Packers' 80th in the National Football League (NFL) and their 82nd overall. It was the first season for which Mike Sherman was the head coach of the team.[1] Sherman was the thirteenth head coach in franchise history.[2] The Packers finished 9-7, failing to qualify for the playoffs.[3] Both the Packers' total offense and total defense ranked 15th in the league.[4]

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
RB Ahman Green (Seahawks) DE Vaughn Booker (Bengals)
DT Russell Maryland (Raiders) LB Anthony Davis (Ravens)
CB Allen Rossum (Eagles) TE Jeff Thomason (Eagles)
DE John Thierry (Browns) LB George Koonce (Seahawks)
TE Ryan Wetnight (Bears) LB Jim Nelson (Bears)
QB Danny Wuerffel (Saints) WR Desmond Howard (Lions)

2000 NFL draft

With their first pick (14th overall) in the 2000 NFL draft, the Packers selected future all-pro tight end Bubba Franks.[5] Later in the draft, they selected future long-time starting tackles Chad Clifton and Mark Tauscher, as well as pro bowl defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila.

2000 NFL Draft selections
Round Sel# Player Pos. College
1 14 Bubba Franks TE Miami
2 44 Chad Clifton T Tennessee
3 74 Steve Warren NT Nebraska
4 98 Na'il Diggs OLB Ohio State
4 114 Anthony Lucas WR Arkansas
4 126 Gary Berry FS Ohio State
5 149 Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila DE San Diego State
5 151 Joey Jamison WR Texas Southern
7 224 Mark Tauscher T Wisconsin
7 229 Ron Moore DT N.W. Oklahoma
7 242 Charles Lee WR Central Florida
7 249 Eugene McCaslin LB Florida
7 252 Rondell Mealey RB Louisiana State

Players highlighted in yellow indicate players selected to the Pro Bowl during their NFL career.

Notable transactions

Undrafted Free Agents

2000 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Adam Newman Tight end Boston College
Travis Williams Wide receiver Navy

Personnel

Staff

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Roster

Preseason

Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
August 4 New York Jets W 37-24 1-0 Lambeau Field 59,585
August 13 at Denver Broncos L 20-26 1-1 Mile High Stadium 75,367
August 21 at Miami Dolphins L 14-17 1-2 Pro Player Stadium 60,287
August 26 Cleveland Browns W 34-33 2-2 Lambeau Field 59,687

Regular season

Schedule

The Packers finished in third place in the NFC Central division with a 9-7 record, ahead of the Detroit Lions due to a divisional tiebreaker.[3]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 3 New York Jets L 16-20 0-1 Lambeau Field 59,870
2 September 10 at Buffalo Bills L 18-27 0-2 Ralph Wilson Stadium 72,722
3 September 17 Philadelphia Eagles W 6-3 1-2 Lambeau Field 59,869
4 September 24 at Arizona Cardinals W 29-3 2-2 Sun Devil Stadium 69,568
5 October 1 Chicago Bears L 24-27 2-3 Lambeau Field 59,869
6 October 8 at Detroit Lions L 24-31 2-4 Pontiac Silverdome 77,549
7 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 31-28 3-4 Lambeau Field 59,870
8 Bye
9 October 29 at Miami Dolphins L 20-28 3-5 Pro Player Stadium 73,740
10 November 6 Minnesota Vikings W 26-20 (OT) 4-5 Lambeau Field 59,854
11 November 12 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 15-20 4-6 Raymond James Stadium 65,621
12 November 19 Indianapolis Colts W 26-24 5-6 Lambeau Field 59,869
13 November 27 at Carolina Panthers L 14-31 5-7 Ericsson Stadium 73,295
14 December 3 at Chicago Bears W 28-6 6-7 Soldier Field 66,944
15 December 10 Detroit Lions W 26-13 7-7 Lambeau Field 59,854
16 December 17 at Minnesota Vikings W 33-28 8-7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 64,183
17 December 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17-14 (OT) 9-7 Lambeau Field 59,692

Game summaries

Week 5: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 10: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 397 371 L3
(5) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 .625 388 269 L1
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 353 323 W4
Detroit Lions 9 7 0 .563 307 307 L1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 216 355 W1

Best performances

  • Brett Favre, Week 5, 333 Passing Yards vs. Chicago
  • Brett Favre, Week 12, 301 Passing Yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 7, 116 receiving yards vs. San Francisco
  • Antonio Freeman, Week 10, 118 receiving yards vs. Minnesota
  • Ahman Green, Week 12, 153 rushing yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Ahman Green, Week 15, 118 rushing yards vs. Detroit
  • Ahman Green, Week 16, 161 rushing yards vs. Minnesota
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 12, 155 receiving yards vs. Indianapolis
  • Bill Schroeder, Week 14, 119 receiving yards vs. Chicago

Awards and records

  • Na'il Diggs, PFW/Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team[8]
  • Brett Favre, NFC Leader, Passing Attempts (580)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 3
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 16[9]
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Made (33)
  • Ryan Longwell, NFC Leader, Field Goals Attempted (38)
  • Allen Rossum, NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, Week 12[9]
  • Darren Sharper, NFL Leader, Interceptions (9)
  • Darren Sharper, All-NFL Team (selected by Associated Press and Pro Football Weekly)
  • Darren Sharper, Associated Press All-Pro Selection
  • Darren Sharper, Pro Football Writers of America All-Pro Selection

References

  1. ^ "Mike Sherman player card". ESPN. Archived from the original on December 2, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p.121
  3. ^ a b "2000 NFL standings". NFL. Archived from the original on February 10, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 215
  5. ^ "NFL Draft History - Green Bay Packers". NFL. Archived from the original on January 29, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 156
  7. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 203
  9. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, ISBN 978-0-7611-2480-1, p. 202

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