18th September, 2014

Packers Withstand Saints’ Second-Half Charge

Sept. 18, 1977 – Green Bay opens its season by beating the Saints 24-20 in a game of contrasting halves. In the first half, the Packers can do little wrong, as they race to a 24-0 lead amid 176 yards of offense and a 75-yard punt return for a TD by Willard Harrell. In the second half, New Orleans outgains them 225 yards to 28 and rings up 20 points. Steve Luke’s stop of Chuck Muncie on fourth down ends the Saints’ last threat.

17th September, 2014

Four Packers Part of Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

Sept. 17, 1963 – Seventeen former players and coaches are inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Four Packers are represented in that charter class: Earl (Curly) Lambeau, Robert (Cal) Hubbard, Don Hutson and Johnny (Blood) McNally. Today, the Packers have more individuals in the Pro Football Hall of Fame than any team except the Chicago Bears.

16th September, 2014

Packers Dominate Vikings Behind Taylor, Hornung

Sept. 16, 1962 – Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung pace a 185-yard rushing attack and Hornung scores 28 points in a blistering 34-7 takedown of the Vikings. Green Bay’s defense forces seven turnovers – including five picks off Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton – which the team turns into 20 points. 

15th September, 2014

Packers Handle Chargers Behind Dominant D

Sept. 15, 1996 – The Chargers visit Lambeau Field in Week 3 and Green Bay treats its guests as rudely as it did the Buccaneers and Eagles, its opponents in the season’s first two weeks. Defensive linemen Reggie White and Sean Jones each sack Chargers quarterback Stan Humphries twice as the Packers limit San Diego to 141 yards in a dominating 42-10 victory. 

14th September, 2014

Packers Dominate in First-Ever Contest

Sept. 14, 1919 – The Packers play the first game in team history, hosting the Menominee North End Athletic Club at Hagemeister Park. Green Bay wins 53-0 with Curly Lambeau and Ray McLean each scoring two touchdowns. “The Northerners were completely outclassed and never had a chance to get near the goal line,” wrote the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s George Whitney Calhoun.

13th September, 2014

Packers Open ‘31 Season By Pounding Cleveland

Sept. 13, 1931 – The Packers launch their campaign for a third straight championship by trouncing the Cleveland Bulldogs 26-0 at City Stadium. Hurdis McCrary turns back the Bulldogs on their deepest penetration of the afternoon when he knocks down a fourth-down pass attempted from the Green Bay 4-yard line. The Packers hold Cleveland to just 32 yards rushing on 20 attempts.

12th September, 2014

Packers Erase 23-Point Deficit for Biggest Comeback in Team History

Sept. 12, 1982 – Green Bay unleashes the greatest comeback in franchise history, roaring back from a 23-point deficit to clobber the Los Angeles Rams 35-23 at County Stadium. Down 23-0 at halftime, the Packers pour on 35 unanswered points while outgaining the Rams 243 yards to 117. Tight end Paul Coffman and running back Eddie Lee Ivery each score two TDs.

11th September, 2014

Herber, Hutson Lead Packers Over Cleveland

Sept. 11, 1938 – Arnie Herber attempts only eight passes, but three of them make their way to Don Hutson in the end zone as the Packers down the Cleveland Rams 26-17 before a sparse crowd of 8,247 fans at City Stadium. Hutson’s haul of five passes is good for 65 yards with a long of 42 and powers Green Bay to a 20-3 second-quarter lead. 

10th September, 2014

Packers Super Bowl Run Begins with Victory

Sept. 10, 1966 – Green Bay embarks on its first-ever Super Bowl run by beating the Colts 24-3 at County Stadium. Lee Roy Caffey and Bob Jeter both return interceptions for touchdowns and Bart Starr scores on an 8-yard run in the rout. The Packers finish 1966 with a 12-2 record then edge the Cowboys 34-27 in the NFL Championship Game.

9th September, 2014

Arnie Herber’s Packers Tenure Ends in Lackluster Fashion

Sept. 9, 1941 – Arnie Herber’s Hall of Fame tenure with the Packers comes to an end after the team waives on him and five other players in an effort to reach the league limit of 33 players. Herber ends a career that started in 1930, one that saw the halfback become perhaps the greatest long ball passer in the league. In 11 seasons with the team, Herber fired 67 touchdown passes.