Letís take a look at packer we see
Letís take a look at packer we see in 2000, Ray Rhodes did not do such a good job coaching the Packers and turned to former assistant coach Mike Sherman who followed, Mike Holmgren to Seattle. The Packers would get off to a slow start under Sherman and sat at 5-7, after a 0-2 start. With the playoffs all but out of reach, the Packers closed the season on a strong note winning their final four games including two against teams bound for the postseason. Following the season GM Ron Wolfe would retire if you want to call it that, as coach Mike Sherman was given his job.
In 2001, the Packers capitalize on their strong finish by putting together a solid 12-4 record. While compiling their 12-4 mark the Packers went 6- against the NFC Central. Bad losses to the Atlanta Falcons, and Tennessee Titans prevented them from winning the Division. In the Wild Card game, they were matched up against a failure foe in the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field. The 49ers would hold a 7-6 lead, at halftime, but the Packers would comeback in the second Half to earn a 25-15 victory staying undefeated at Lambeau Field in the postseason. Nevertheless, a week later on the road in St. Louis the Packers season would come to a crashing end, as Brett Favre had a terrible 6-interception game in a 45-17 loss to the Rams.
In 2002, the Packers played strong winning 8 of their first 9 games as they had the newly established NFC Northern Division clinched by midseason with their other three division opponents on the way to losing 10 or more games. Once again, Brett Favre would be the driving force passing for 3,658 yards while starting every game for the 11th straight season. After stumbling at the end of November with road losses to the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Packers appeared to be on the verge of securing home field advantage needing just a win over the New York Jets in the final game of the season. The Jets crushed the Packers 42-17, as the Packers who finished with a 12-4 record not only lost home field, but also their first round bye in the playoffs. In the playoffs, the Packers who had a perfect regular season record at Lambeau Field were stunned in the snow by the Atlanta Falcons 27-7, in what was their first home playoff loss in history.
In 2003, the packers made it all the way to the playoffs the Packers would face the Vikings again after two thrilling regular season wins. This time the Packers would dig themselves an early hole as they fell behind in the 1st Quarter 17-0. The Packers would never recover as Favre had four passes intercepted in a crushing 31-17 loss at Lambeau Field.
In 2004, The Packers would start the season strong beating the defending NFC Champion Carolina Panthers 24-14. However, the Packers would struggle losing the next four games, including three at Lambeau Field. The Packers would end their losing streak in a big way beating the Detroit Lions on the road 38-10. The win in Detroit would be just the spark the Packers needed as they won their next six games, including a thrilling 34-31 win over the Minnesota Vikings on a Ryan Long well 33-yard Field Goal as time expired, to climb back to the top of the NFC North. After losing two of three games, the battle for the division title came down to one game as the Packers faced the Vikings. The game would go back and forth, as Brett Favre passed for 365 yards as the Packers won again 34-31 on Ryan Longwell's 29-yard Field Goal as time expired. The Packers would go on to finish the season with a solid 10-6 record as they closed the season with a solid win over the Chicago Bears. In the playoffs, the Packers would face the Vikings again after two exciting season wins. However, this time the Packers fell behind in the 1st Quarter 17-0. The Packers could not pick themselves up. Favre had four passes intercepted in a crushing 31-17 loss at Lambeau Field.
Now 2005, Brett Favre is one year older and the Packers defense has to get their stuff together because if they donít Itís going to be a long year for Green Bay as the Packers window of opportunity for another championship ended. This year does not look good for them. Sorry Packer fans but it is the truth!