How Much do you Really Know About the Green Bay Packers?

By: John Miller

The Packers play in which division of the NFL?

The Packers hail from Wisconsin, and they play in the North division of the National Football Conference.

Earl "Curly" Lambeau is a significant figure in Packers history. Who was he?

Lambeau was a Packers player who also helped to found the team. He was also the team's first coach, and come to think of it, he was probably the parking lot attendant, too, but our sources can't confirm that last part.

What's the name of the Packers' current star quarterback?

Aaron Rodgers is still playing at nearly superhuman levels and he's already a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame. He's one of the greatest passers in the history of the game.

Packers fans are borderline football fanatics. They are called what?

They are the "Cheeseheads," the devoted followers of a powerful Wisconsin team. Although the Packers play in one of the smallest markets in pro sports, they are one of the best-known brands in the world.

What's one of the team's more common nicknames?

The Packers are often just "The Pack." Opponents are rarely excited when The Pack comes to town; they are one of the best teams in the league.

True or false, are the Packers the oldest team in pro football?

The Packers were founded in 1919 and they are the third-oldest club in pro football. Only the Cardinals and Bears have been around longer.

Who owns the Packers?

The Packers are a unique team, in that they're the only NFL team in the country that's community-owned. The team is also a non-profit organization.

Curly Lambeau was an enormously successful head coach for the Packers. He helped the Packers win how many football titles?

Lambeau led the Packer to six pro football titles. That ties him with George Halas (of the Bears) for the most titles in history.

How many times have the Packers won the Super Bowl?

The Packers routinely make the playoffs and they've won the Super Bowl four times, most recently in 2010.

The Packers made it to the NFC Championship game in 2016. Who did they play?

In the NFC title game, Green Bay faced off with the Atlanta Falcons, who dumped the Packers 44-21 ... and then went on to blow the biggest lead in Super Bowl history against the Patriots.

In 2011, the Packers went on a tear, finishing with a 15-1 regular season record. The team's single loss was to _____.

The Packers ripped through the league in 2011. But in a December game at Kansas City, they were tripped up in a 19-14 loss.

The Packers play on a famous football field. What's it called?

The Packers play on Lambeau Field, a place renowned for legendary acts of gridiron glory. It's an often frigid environment that intimidates and demoralizes opponents.

Aaron Rodgers had to bide his time before becoming a starter. He was a backup for which great player?

Before he became known as a traitor of sorts, Brett Favre was a Packers star for the ages. Rodgers rode the bench, learned the ropes and eventually took over as the leader of the team.

In 2011, the Packers seemed nearly unstoppable on their way to a 15-1 record. After a first-round bye in the playoffs, they faced which team?

In the divisional round, the Packers faced the Giants. And even though it was a home game, the Packers stunk it up, losing by 17 points.

Jordy Nelson is a very popular player for the Packers. What position does he play?

Nelson is a speedy and tough wide receiver who helped the Packers win a Super Bowl. Without Nelson on the field, the Packers are a much different team.

Aaron Rodgers has been one of the most spectacular players in the NFL in recent years. How many Super Bowl titles does he have?

Rodgers has thrown for more than 36,000 yards and around 300 TDs in his career, but he's only won a single Super Bowl, back in 2010.

Who did the Packers play in Super Bowl XLV (2010 season)?

In Super Bowl XLV, the Packers faced the loaded Pittsburgh Steelers. Green Bay zoomed to a 21-3 lead and held on to win, 31-25.

The Super Bowl trophy is named after a former _____ with the Packers.

The Super Bowl trophy is called the Vince Lombardi Trophy. It's named for Vince Lombardi, a legendary Packers head coach from the '60s.

Who is Mike Holmgren?

Holmgren was the head coach of the Packers during their successful run in the late '90s. Holmgren and Brett Favre turned the Pack into a true juggernaut.

Brett Favre is one of the most celebrated Packers players ever. How many Super Bowls did he win?

Favre led the Packers to two Super Bowls. But in the end, he walked away with just one championship, in Super Bowl XXXI.

Jordy Nelson isn't just an amazing wide receiver. He's also been listed on the Packers depth chart at what other position?

During the 2010 season, an injury to Aaron Rodgers left the Packers in a crunch at QB. At one point, Nelson was actually listed as a potential backup quarterback.

QB Aaron Rodgers was on fire during the 2011 season. How many TD passes did he throw that year?

Defenses couldn't slow down -- much less stop -- Rodgers in 2011. He threw for 45 TDs and more than 4,500 yards.

Who did the Packers play in Super Bowl XXXI (1996 season)?

In Super Bowl XXXI, the Packers took on the Patriots. Packers QB Brett Favre played a solid game, throwing for 2 TDs and 246 yards en route to a 35-21 Packers win.

For decades, many football fans called the Packers simply the _____.

They were often simply called "The Bays." When the Bays blew into town, they brought with them the full ferocity of a Wisconsin winter storm.

The Packers were dominant in the years before the Super Bowl was established. How many pre-Super Bowl titles does the team have?

The first Super Bowl wasn't played until 1967. Before that era, the Packers won a jaw-dropping nine league titles. Combined with their four Super Bowl titles, the Packers have more championships than any other pro football team.

Antonio Freeman was a star _____ for the Packers in the '90s.

Freeman was a star wide receiver who made his mark with the Packers in the '90s. In the 1997 Super Bowl, he caught an 81-yard TD pass.

The Packers haven't always played in their current NFL division. From 1970 to 2001, they played in the ____ Division.

The North division used to be known as the NFC Central Division, and for decades it was home to the Packers. The Central division also included the Buccaneers, Lions, Vikings and Bears.

In 2011, Jordy Nelson had one of his most productive years as a wide receiver. How many TD passes did he catch?

Nelson and Rodgers were an unbeatable combination in 2011. Jordy caught 15 TD passes and made 68 regular-season catches for nearly 1,300 yards.

Green Bay has the longest _____ in the entire NFL.

Want season tickets for the Packers home games? Good luck. The waiting list is the longest in the league, and it could take you 30 years to get yours.

Who was the first free agent player ever signed by the Packers?

In 1993, the Packers obtained defensive star Reggie White through free agency -- he was the team's first-ever free agent, and boy, it worked out for them. White tore up offenses and nabbed 68.5 sacks while in Green Bay.

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Led by a slew of professional football greats, the Packers routinely dominate the NFL. How much do you know about this unique group of gridiron gladiators?

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