Packers 11-0 for first time in franchise history

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 25, 2011 – 12:59 pm

The Packers are the 11th team in the Super Bowl Era to start a season 11-0. Five of the previous 10 clubs to accomplish this feat went on to win the Super Bowl in their 11-0 season – (1972 Miami, 1985 Chicago, 1991 Washington, 1998 Denver, 2009 New Orleans).

The teams to begin a season 11-0 in the Super Bowl Era:

YEAR TEAM

RECORD
AFTER
11 GAMES

FINAL
REG SEASON
RECORD

ADVANCED TO
2009 New Orleans Saints

11-0

13-3

Won Super Bowl XLIV
2009 Indianapolis Colts

11-0

14-2

Lost Super Bowl XLIV
2007 New England Patriots

11-0

16-0

Lost Super Bowl XLII
2005 Indianapolis Colts

11-0

14-2

Lost Divisional Round
1998 Denver Broncos

11-0

14-2

Won Super Bowl XXXIII
1991 Washington Redskins

11-0

14-2

Won Super Bowl XXVI
1985 Chicago Bears

11-0

15-1

Won Super Bowl XX
1984 Miami Dolphins

11-0

14-2

Lost Super Bowl XIX
1972 Miami Dolphins

11-0

14-0

Won Super Bowl VII
1969 Los Angeles Rams

11-0

11-3

Lost Divisional Round
2011 Green Bay Packers

11-0

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With their 27-15 victory over the Detroit Lions Thursday, the Green Bay Packers are now 11-0 this season for the first time in franchise history. The Packers are the second defending Super Bowl champion (1998 Denver) to start the following season 11-0. Including playoffs, they have now won 17 consecutive games – the longest streak in team history.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Detroit Lions 27-15 and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers passed for two touchdowns. Rodgers has now passed for at least two touchdowns in his team’s first 11 games this season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS (1959) and PEYTON MANNING (2004) as the only quarterbacks ever to accomplish this feat.

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Courtesy of @NFLFootballInfo and @NFLhistory


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