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Packers' 2020 season-ending Dope Sheet

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24 Feb 2021, 17:12 GMT+10

Green Bay finished the 2020 regular season with an NFC-best 13-3 record and captured their second consecutive division title.

PACKERS WIN THE NFC NORTH

The Green Bay Packers finished the 2020 regular season with an NFC-best 13-3 record and captured their second consecutive division title.

It was the third time since 1990 that the Packers earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs (2011, 1996). The Packers (5-1) were one of four teams to win five-plus division games during the 2020 season (Buffalo and New Orleans, 6-0 / Tennessee, 5-1). Green Bay's winning percentage of .833 in division games tied for the fifth best by the franchise since 1967. Under Head Coach Matt LaFleur, Green Bay is 11-1 (.917) in division games, tied with the New Orleans Saints for the best record in division contests from 2019-20. It is the best two-year division record for Green Bay since going 11-1 in 2011-12. Dating back to 1967, it marked only the second time (2011-12) the Packers have lost one or fewer division games over a two-year span. Green Bay was undefeated in road division games in 2020, marking the second straight year it did not lose a road division game and just the eighth time since 1967. It marked the first time the Packers did not lose a road division game in back-to-back seasons, dating back to 1967. Green Bay was one of three teams (Kansas City, New Orleans) to go 6-0 in road division games over the last two regular seasons (2019-20).

This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF).

STACKING WINS

With a win over Philadelphia in Week 13, Green Bay (805) became the first team in NFL history to reach 800 wins (including playoffs). The past two seasons (2019-20) marked only the second time in team history (1996-97) that the Packers have ended the regular season on a winning streak of five-plus games in back-to-back years. With matching 13-3 records in 2019-20, it is just the second time in team history that the Packers have won 13-plus games in back-to-back seasons (13-3 in 1996 and 1997). Green Bay is the only team in the NFL to win 13-plus regular-season games in both 2019 and 2020. The Packers have won 20 of their last 24 games (including postseason). This was the 34th playoff appearance for the Packers, the most in NFL history. It was the franchise's 21st playoff appearance in the last 28 seasons (1993-2020). Green Bay (36) is tied with Pittsburgh for the second-most postseason wins in league history behind New England (37).

Back in the NFC Championship

Green Bay earned a trip to the NFC title game for the ninth time since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

It was the third time (2007 and 1996) that Lambeau Field hosted the NFC Championship. It was Green Bay's fourth NFC Championship appearance since 2014 (2014, 2016, 2019), the most in the NFC over that span. No other NFC team has advanced to the conference title game more than once since 2014. It marked the first time since 1995-97 that Green Bay has appeared in consecutive NFC title games.

THE MVP AND THE RECORD BREAKER

QB Aaron Rodgers was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season by The Associated Press and by the Pro Football Writers of America. Rodgers (2011, 2014, 2020) joined Brett Favre (1995-97) as the only Packers to win the AP MVP three times. It marked the third time (2011, 2014) Rodgers has earned MVP honors from the PFWA, tying QB Tom Brady for the second most in the history of the PFWA's MVP award. Rodgers led the NFL with a 121.5 passer rating in 2020, the second-highest single-season mark by a quarterback in NFL history, trailing only his 122.5 rating in 2011. Rodgers led the NFL in 2020 in passer rating, passing TDs (48), completion percentage (70.7) and interception percentage (0.95), the first QB to lead the NFL in all four categories since Steve Young in 1992. WR Davante Adams set the franchise record for receptions in a season with 115 and tied WR Sterling Sharpe (1994) for the most receiving TDs in a season with 18 (tied for No. 3 in NFL history). Adams became the first player in NFL history to have 15-plus TD receptions and average 95-plus receiving yards and eight-plus receptions per game. Adams led the NFL in receiving TDs, receiving yards per game and receptions per game in 2020, the first player to lead the league in all three categories since Sharpe in 1992.

This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF).

2020 Season Ending Dope Sheet [PDF]

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