Green Bay Packers – History, Background, Opponents, and Schedule

By RayPublished on: February 19, 2024 Updated on: March 5, 2024
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The Green Bay Packers are one of the oldest and most successful franchises in the National Football League (NFL). The Packers, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, were established in 1919 by Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Calhoun. The team was named after the Indian Packing Company, which provided initial funding for equipment and uniforms in exchange for the team’s name promotion.

The Packers are the only non-profit, community-owned team not only in the NFL but in any major league in the United States. The team’s shareholders are fans who have purchased stock during one of the five stock sales in the team’s history; these shares do not pay dividends but do offer voting rights, making fans true stakeholders in the team’s future.

The Green Bay Packers Stadium

The Packers play their home games at the Lambeau Field, an iconic venue that is as much a part of the team’s identity. Opened in 1957 and originally named City Stadium, it was renamed in 1965 in honor of the team’s founder, Curly Lambeau. The venue is also known as the “Frozen Tundra” for its notoriously frigid conditions during winter games.

Before the Packers started playing in the Lambeau Field, they played at various stadiums in the past. They started their journey with the Hagemeister Park in 1919. The other venues where the Packers played their home games are Bellevue Park (1923–1924), City Stadium (1925–1956), Borchert Field (1933), Wisconsin State Fair Park (1934–1951), Marquette Stadium (1952), and Milwaukee County Stadium (1953–1994).

Championship Wins

The Green Bay Packers are one of the most championship-winning NFL teams in both the pre-Super Bowl and Super Bowl era. In the pre-Super Bowl era, the Packers won nine championships with their first coming in 1929 and the last in 1965.

Likewise, the Packers have won four Super Bowls. They are the winner of the first-ever Super Bowl played in 1966, beating the Kansas City Chiefs by 35-10. They also won the Super Bowl II beating the Oakland Raiders, current days Las Vegas Raiders, by 33-14.

Their Other two Super Bowl wins came in the 1996 (XXXI) season and 2010 (XLV).

Vince Lombardi Transformed the Struggling Packers Into the Powerhouse of the NFL

Lombardi was hired as the Packers head coach in the 1959 season. He was the head coach for the team through the 1967 season. Lombardi transformed a struggling team into a powerhouse of the NFL, leading them to five NFL championships, including the first two Super Bowls.

He stepped down as the Packers coach after the 1967 season. Lombardi died of cancer on September 3, 1970. After his death, the NFL renamed the Super Bowl trophy the Vince Lombardi Trophy in memory of his accomplishments with the Packers.

Active Roster

Player # Position Height College
Jaire Alexander
23 CB 5-10 Louisville

Zayne Anderson

39 S 6-2 BYU

Corey Ballentine

35 CB 5-11 Washburn

Keshawn Banks

51 LB 6-3 San Diego State

Karl Brooks

94 DL 6-3 Bowling Green

De’Vondre Campbell

59 LB 6-4 Minnesota

Anders Carlson

17 K 6-5 Auburn

Kenny Clark

97 DL 6-3 UCLA

Sean Clifford

8 QB 6-2 Penn State

Brenton Cox Jr.

57 LB 6-4 Florida

Tyler Coyle

24 S 6-1 Purdue

Josiah Deguara

81 TE 6-2 Cincinnati

AJ Dillon

28 RB 6-0 Boston College

Romeo Doubs

87 WR 6-2 Nevada

Grant DuBose

86 WR 6-2 Charlotte

Kingsley Enagbare

55 LB 6-4 South Carolina

Jonathan Ford

99 DL 6-5 Miami

Rashan Gary

52 LB 6-5 Michigan

Zyon Gilbert

29 CB 6-0 Florida Atlantic

Malik Heath

18 WR 6-2 Mississippi

Elgton Jenkins

74 G/T 6-5 Mississippi State

Anthony Johnson

40 CB 6-2 Virginia

Anthony Johnson Jr.

36 S 6-0 Iowa State

Aaron Jones

33 RB 5-9 Texas-El Paso

Caleb Jones

72 T 6-9 Indiana

Tucker Kraft

85 TE 6-5 South Dakota State

Jordan Love

10 QB 6-4 Utah State

Isaiah McDuffie

58 LB 6-1 Boston College

Alex McGough

2 QB 6-3 Florida International

Bo Melton

80 WR 5-11 Rutgers

Ellis Merriweather

38 RB 6-1 UMass Amherst

Arron Mosby

53 LB 6-3 Fresno State

Luke Musgrave

88 TE 6-6 Oregon State

Josh Myers

71 C/G 6-5 Ohio State

Royce Newman

70 G/T 6-5 Mississippi

Yosh Nijman

73 T 6-7 Virginia Tech

Keisean Nixon

25 CB 5-10 South Carolina

Kenneth Odumegwu

56 LB 6-6 NFL International

Matt Orzech

42 LS 6-3 Azusa Pacific

Jonathan Owens

34 S 5-11 Missouri Western

Henry Pearson

44 FB 6-2 Appalachian State

Thyrick Pitts

16 WR 6-2 Delaware

Jack Podlesny

6 K 6-0 Georgia

Jayden Reed

11 WR 5-11 Michigan State

Sean Rhyan

75 G 6-5 UCLA

Robert Rochell

22 CB 6-0 Central Arkansas

Jon Runyan

76 G 6-4 Michigan

Benny Sapp III

48 S 5-11 Northern Iowa

Darnell Savage

26 S 5-11 Maryland

Ben Sims

89 TE 6-5 Baylor

T.J. Slaton

93 DL 6-4 Florida

Preston Smith

91 LB 6-5 Mississippi State

Patrick Taylor

27 RB 6-2 Memphis

Kadeem Telfort

77 T 6-7 UAB

Zach Tom

50 OL 6-4 Wake Forest

Carrington Valentine

37 CB 6-0 Kentucky

Lukas Van Ness

90 LB 6-5 Iowa

Quay Walker

7 LB 6-4 Georgia

Rasheed Walker

63 T 6-6 Penn State

Christian Watson

9 WR 6-4 North Dakota State

Kristian Welch

54 LB 6-3 Iowa

Daniel Whelan

19 P 6-5 UC Davis

Dontayvion Wicks

13 WR 6-1 Virginia

Emanuel Wilson

31 RB 5-11 Fort Valley State University

Eric Wilson

45 LB 6-1 Cincinnati

Joel Wilson

82 TE 6-4 Central Michigan

Colby Wooden

96 DL 6-4 Auburn

Devonte Wyatt

95 DL 6-3 Georgia

Green Bay Packers Opponents for the 2024 Season

The Packers will play nine games at home and eight on the road in the 2024 regular season. Their opponents for the season are:

Home

Divisional Opponents

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Minnesota Vikings

NFC Opponents

AFC Opponents

Away

Divisional Opponents

  • Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions
  • Minnesota Vikings

NFC Opponents

AFC Opponents

  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Tennessee Titans

About Author: Ray

As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.