Flashback: Recent Week 17 Packers performances

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Packers' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons:

2009: The Packers’ defense stepped up in Green Bay’s 33-7 stomping of the Cardinals. With the Packers already up 14-0 on touchdown runs from RB Ryan Grant and QB Aaron Rodgers, Arizona was called for holding in the endzone, resulting in a safety. Following a field goal by PK Mason Crosby, CB Charles Woodson added on with a 45-yard pick six to put the game out of reach.

2008: Rodgers threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes in the Packers’ 31-21 win over the Lions. Green Bay led 14-0 after one quarter with touchdowns from RB DeShawn Wynn and TE Jermichael Finley, but two Detroit scores evened things up heading into the fourth. Early in the fourth quarter, Crosby hit a 36-yard field goal to put Green Bay ahead before Rodgers found FB John Kuhn on a five-yard strike to give the Packers a 24-14 lead. The Lions pulled within three on a rushing score from RB Kevin Smith, but Rodgers’ second touchdown toss of the quarter, a 71-yard bomb to WR Donald Driver, sealed the deal for Green Bay.

2007: Two quick touchdown passes was all the work QB Brett Favre saw in the Packers’ 34-13 season-finale victory against Detroit. The Lions took an early 3-0 lead before Grant scored on a 27-yard run to put the Packers up 7-3. Favre would then throw a pair of TD passes to WR Koren Robinson and TE Bubba Franks before making an early exit to stay healthy for the playoffs. Reserve QB Craig Nall filled in well, completing 7-of-15 passes for 88 yards and a score.

2006: A 23-point first half propelled the Packers to a 26-7 win over the Bears. Driver got the scoring started, hauling in a nine-yard TD pass from Favre to give Green Bay an early lead. The Packers would go on to score two more first-half touchdowns — each on interception returns from S Nick Collins and DB Patrick Dendy — with a field goal from PK Dave Rayner in between, to go up 23-0 at the break. Chicago would threaten with a third-quarter touchdown, but the Bears were in too deep a hole to rally.

2005: A pair of first-quarter field goals from PK Ryan Longwell proved to be the difference in the Packers’ 23-17 win over the Seahawks. Leading 6-0 heading into the second quarter, Green Bay answered a pair of Seattle scores with touchdowns of its own in the second and third quarters – one on an 11-yard run by RB Noah Herron and the second on a nine-yard pass from Favre to WR Antonio Chatman. The two teams traded field goals in the fourth before the Packers claimed the victory.