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2018 Green Bay Packers Season
2018 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachMike McCarthy (fired Week 13, 4-7-1 record)
Joe Philbin (interim)
General managerBrian Gutekunst
OwnerGreen Bay Packers, Inc. (360,760 stockholders)[1](Since 1923)
Home fieldLambeau Field
Results
Record6-9-1
Division place3rd NFC North
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers
AP All-Pros
Uniform
Packers 2015 uniforms.png

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7-9 record from last season but finished with a 6-9-1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.[2][3]

On December 2, 2018, after a 4-7-1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach.[4] After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Mike McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991, a year before Brett Favre's arrival.

Coaching moves

After missing the playoffs, the Packers made several coaching changes during its offseason, in addition to selecting Brian Gutekunst as the team's new GM.[5][6] Notable coaching changes included:

Player movements

Free agents

The league year and free agency started on March 14, 2018.[12]

Position Player Free agency
tag
Date signed Team
OLB Ahmad Brooks UFA
S Morgan Burnett UFA March 20, 2018 Pittsburgh Steelers[13]
NT Quinton Dial UFA
G Jahri Evans UFA
LS Brett Goode UFA
CB Davon House UFA April 13, 2018 Green Bay Packers[14]
WR Jeff Janis UFA March 30, 2018 Cleveland Browns[15]
OT Ulrick John UFA April 23, 2018 New England Patriots[16]
TE Richard Rodgers UFA April 4, 2018 Philadelphia Eagles[17]
P Jake Schum RFA
ILB Joe Thomas RFA March 21, 2018 Dallas Cowboys[18]
WR Geronimo Allison ERFA March 14, 2018 Green Bay Packers[19]
CB Donatello Brown ERFA March 12, 2018 Green Bay Packers[20]
QB Joe Callahan ERFA March 13, 2018 Green Bay Packers[21]
WR Michael Clark ERFA March 12, 2018 Green Bay Packers[22]
FB Joe Kerridge ERFA March 14, 2018 Green Bay Packers[23]
G Justin McCray ERFA March 12, 2018 Green Bay Packers[24]
OT Adam Pankey ERFA March 13, 2018 Green Bay Packers[25]
G Lucas Patrick ERFA March 13, 2018 Green Bay Packers[26]
LS Taybor Pepper ERFA
CB Herb Waters ERFA March 15, 2018 Green Bay Packers[27]
S Jermaine Whitehead ERFA March 14, 2018 Green Bay Packers[28]

Trades

March 15, 2018[29] To Green Bay Packers
DeShone Kizer
2018 4th-round pick (101st)
2018 5th-round pick (138th)
To Cleveland Browns
Damarious Randall
2018 4th-round pick (114th)
2018 5th-round pick (150th)
August 26, 2018[30] To Green Bay Packers
Antonio Morrison
To Indianapolis Colts
Lenzy Pipkins
August 29, 2018[31] To Green Bay Packers
2019 6th-round pick
To Seattle Seahawks
Brett Hundley
October 30, 2018[32] To Green Bay Packers
2019 4th-round pick
To Washington Redskins
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
October 30, 2018[32] To Green Bay Packers
2020 7th-round pick
To Baltimore Ravens
Ty Montgomery

Draft

2018 Green Bay Packers Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 18 Jaire Alexander[69] CB Louisville From Seattle
2 45 Joshua Jackson[70] CB Iowa
3 88 Oren Burks[71] ILB Vanderbilt From Carolina
4 133 J'Mon Moore[54] WR Missouri Compensatory pick
5 138 Cole Madison[54] G Washington State From Cleveland
172 JK Scott[61] P Alabama Compensatory pick
174 Marquez Valdes-Scantling[54] WR South Florida Compensatory pick
6 207 Equanimeous St. Brown[54] WR Notre Dame Compensatory Pick
7 232 James Looney[54] DE California
239 Hunter Bradley[61] LS Mississippi State From Buffalo
248 Kendall Donnerson[54] OLB Southeast Missouri State From Seattle

Draft trades

  • The Packers traded their first-round pick (14th overall) to New Orleans in exchange for New Orleans' first-round pick (27th overall), fifth-round pick (147th overall), and 2019 first-round pick.
  • The Packers traded their first-round pick traded from the Saints (27th overall), a third-round pick (76th overall) and a sixth-round pick (186th overall) to Seattle in exchange for Seattle's 18th overall pick and a seventh-round pick (248th overall).
  • The Packers traded their fourth-round pick (101st overall), and a fifth-round pick (147th overall) to Carolina in exchange for Carolina's 3rd-round pick (88th overall).
  • The Packers traded their fourth- and fifth-round selections (114th and 150th overall), and cornerback Damarious Randall to Cleveland in exchange for Cleveland's fourth-and fifth-round selections (101st and 138th overall), and quarterback DeShone Kizer
  • The Packers were awarded four compensatory picks (133rd, 172nd, 174th and 207th overall).
  • The Packers traded linebacker Lerentee McCray to Buffalo in exchange for Buffalo's seventh-round selection (239th overall).

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

The preseason schedule was announced on April 11, 2018.[72]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Tennessee Titans W 31-17 1-0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 August 16 Pittsburgh Steelers W 51-34 2-0 Lambeau Field Recap
3 August 24 at Oakland Raiders L 6-13 2-1 Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Recap
4 August 30 at Kansas City Chiefs L 21-33 2-2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

The regular season schedule was announced on April 19, 2018.[73]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 Chicago Bears W 24-23 1-0 Lambeau Field Recap
2 September 16 Minnesota Vikings T 29-29 (OT) 1-0-1 Lambeau Field Recap
3 September 23 at Washington Redskins L 17-31 1-1-1 FedExField Recap
4 September 30 Buffalo Bills W 22-0 2-1-1 Lambeau Field Recap
5 October 7 at Detroit Lions L 23-31 2-2-1 Ford Field Recap
6 October 15 San Francisco 49ers W 33-30 3-2-1 Lambeau Field Recap
7 Bye
8 October 28 at Los Angeles Rams L 27-29 3-3-1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
9 November 4 at New England Patriots L 17-31 3-4-1 Gillette Stadium Recap
10 November 11 Miami Dolphins W 31-12 4-4-1 Lambeau Field Recap
11 November 15 at Seattle Seahawks L 24-27 4-5-1 CenturyLink Field Recap
12 November 25 at Minnesota Vikings L 17-24 4-6-1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
13 December 2 Arizona Cardinals L 17-20 4-7-1 Lambeau Field Recap
14 December 9 Atlanta Falcons W 34-20 5-7-1 Lambeau Field Recap
15 December 16 at Chicago Bears L 17-24 5-8-1 Soldier Field Recap
16 December 23 at New York Jets W 44-38 (OT) 6-8-1 MetLife Stadium Recap
17 December 30 Detroit Lions L 0-31 6-9-1 Lambeau Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Chicago Bears

This was the Packers' first win from a 17 point deficit or more entering the 4th quarter in franchise history.[74]

Week 2: vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 3: at Washington Redskins

Week 4: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 5: at Detroit Lions

Week 6: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 8: at Los Angeles Rams

Week 9: at New England Patriots

Week 10: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 11: at Seattle Seahawks

Week 12: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 13: vs. Arizona Cardinals

This was the first home loss to the Cardinals since 1949. Hours after the game, Head Coach Mike McCarthy was fired by the Packers.[75]

Week 14: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 15: at Chicago Bears

Week 16: at New York Jets

Week 17: vs. Detroit Lions

Standings

Division

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3)Chicago Bears 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 421 283 W4
Minnesota Vikings 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 360 341 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 9 1 .406 1-4-1 3-8-1 376 400 L1
Detroit Lions 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 324 360 W1

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 4-2 9-3 .482 .488 L1
2[a] Los Angeles Rams West 13 3 0 .813 6-0 9-3 .480 .428 W2
3 Chicago Bears North 12 4 0 .750 5-1 10-2 .430 .419 W4
4 Dallas Cowboys East 10 6 0 .625 5-1 9-3 .488 .444 W2
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 10 6 0 .625 3-3 8-4 .484 .400 W2
6 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 4-2 6-6 .518 .486 W3
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Minnesota Vikings North 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 .504 .355 L1
8[b] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4-2 7-5 .482 .348 W3
9[b] Washington Redskins East 7 9 0 .438 2-4 6-6 .486 .371 L2
10[b] Carolina Panthers South 7 9 0 .438 2-4 5-7 .508 .518 W1
11 Green Bay Packers North 6 9 1 .406 1-4-1 3-8-1 .488 .417 L1
12 Detroit Lions North 6 10 0 .375 2-4 4-8 .504 .427 W1
13[c] New York Giants East 5 11 0 .313 1-5 4-8 .527 .487 L3
14[c] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 5 11 0 .313 2-4 4-8 .523 .506 L4
15 San Francisco 49ers West 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 .504 .406 L2
16 Arizona Cardinals West 3 13 0 .188 2-4 3-9 .527 .302 L4
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b New Orleans finished ahead of LA Rams based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b c Atlanta finished ahead of Washington based on head-to-head victory. Atlanta finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head sweep. Washington finished ahead of Carolina based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b NY Giants finished ahead of Tampa Bay based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Statistics

Starters

Team leaders

Category Player(s) Value
Passing yards Aaron Rodgers 4442
Passing touchdowns 25
Rushing yards Aaron Jones 728
Rushing touchdowns 8
Receptions Davante Adams 111
Receiving yards 1386
Receiving touchdowns 13
Kickoff return yards Ty Montgomery 210
Punt return yards Tramon Williams 83
Tackles Blake Martinez 144
Sacks Kyler Fackrell 10.5
Interceptions Ha Ha Clinton-Dix 3

League rankings

Category Total yards Yards per game NFL rank
(out of 32)
Passing offense 4238 264.9 9
Rushing offense 1667 104.2 22
Total offense 5905 369.1 12
Passing defense 3752 234.5 12
Rushing defense 1918 119.9 22
Total defense 5670 354.4 18

Statistical values are correct at the end of the season[76][77]

Awards

Recipient Award(s)
Davante Adams Probowler[78]
David Bakhtiari 2018 All-Pro team[79]
Mason Crosby Week 6: Special Teams Player of the Week[80]
Aaron Rodgers Week 6: FedEx Air Player of the Week (Quarterbacks)[81]
Probowler[78]

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