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The 2016-2017 Packers season was full of tremendous highs and lows. Green Bay started the year with a 4-6 record, only to win eight straight before falling in the NFC Championship Game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers notched yet another MVP-caliber season, leading the NFL with 40 touchdown passes. His "run the table" comments will go down as one of the best soundbites in Packers history.
From the season's first game in Jacksonville to the NFC Championship Game in Atlanta, here's how the Packers 2016 season unfolded.
It’s easy to look back at this game and say, “Yeah, this is where it all started to turn around.” But it wasn’t even close to a sure thing at the time.
After a Titans game that felt over by the end of the first quarter, it’s a different story in primetime against the Redskins.
Tennessee jumps out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, and the Packers can't keep up.
The Colts score a touchdown on the opening kickoff of the game and don't look back.
What happens in Atlanta could be considered the low point of the season, at least from a personnel standpoint.
Aaron Rodgers completes a franchise-record 39 passes in a Thursday night win against the Bears.
An unproven Cowboys team passes a test from a struggling Packers team.
It wasn’t the sort of offensive explosion you’d hope for from the Packers to get everything back on track, but they did what they needed to do.
Aaron Rodgers tossed four touchdown passes in the first half, and the defense stopped a late rally by the Lions.
The Packers drop a close game in primetime to the rival Vikings in the debut of quarterback Sam Bradford.
We reflect back and recap the Packers' dramatic win over the Jaguars to start the 2016 season.
We reviewed every Packers player on the roster during the regular season and discussed whether they met expectations in 2016.
It was hard being Jayrone Elliott in 2016, but 2017 figures to be his year at outside linebacker.
At 36 years old, Julius Peppers was the second-oldest defensive player in the NFL last season.
Not all NFL debuts are memorable. Just ask Don Jackson, an undrafted rookie running back from Nevada.
Crockett's injury last season cost him an opportunity for an extended look in the Packers backfield.
Tretter performed quite well over the first seven games before an injury ended his season.
Thrust into the spotlight, guard Lane Taylor excelled as a starting offensive lineman.
Corey Linsley has been nothing short of dependable for the Packers.
It was never meant to happen like this, Ladarius Gunter. Please accept our apologies.
Dorleant managed to translate tremendous physical attributes into production in the preseason.
The Packers were forced to realize his shortcomings, and Rodgers blossomed into a solid backup tight end.
He won the D3's Heisman Trophy and played for three NFL teams. Not a bad way to spend a year of your life.
Bulaga’s high level of play now and in the future is going to be a key piece of Green Bay’s plans on the offensive line.
Teams need willing, athletic players on their special teams units, and Tripp is both of those things.
Burnett continues to break the mold at safety, playing as a nickel linebacker down the stretch.
Joe Thomas held off Blake Martinez and was the Packers best inside linebacker.
If fullbacks in general are dinosaurs in the 2017 NFL, what is a backup fullback?
Starks was a shadow of his former self. His burst disappeared and his yards per carry hovered at 2.3.
Letroy Guion recorded only one pressure this season, but remains a stout run defender.
The physical talent is there, but Randall struggled to be a professional in his second season.
Spriggs showed serious issues with strength and had major trouble with power rushers.
Nearly every Sunday this season, Daniels put on a clinic in the fundamentals of power, leverage, and hustle.
David Bakhtiari was considered the best pass blocking left tackle in the NFL in 2016.
There's a chance Brice could be one of the Packers' best players from this rookie class.
Trevor Davis offered a tantalizing glimpse at his physical skills.
Matthews faced a potential suspension, a hamstring injury and a separated shoulder in 2016.
When the Packers drafted Aaron Ripkowski in the sixth round of the 2015 draft, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that he’d one day be a folk hero in the mold of John Kuhn.
T.J. Lang abruptly became the elder statesman on the Packers’ offensive line just before the start of the 2016 season.
Dean Lowry’s 2016 season breaks easily into two chapters: Before Week 13 and After Week 13.
Goode's quick return from injury and rock solid performance helped the Packers special teams.
Your opinion of Randall Cobb’s 2016 probably depends largely on the stats you choose to believe.
Your opinion of Randall Cobb’s 2016 probably depends largely on the stats you choose to believe.
Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat: Justin Perillo played about as well as you could expect Justin Perillo to play.
Tim Masthay is a good example of a common NFL phenomenon: most players are just fine and will be dropped as soon as teams think they’ve found someone slightly better.
Pressley bounced around three NFL teams in a strange rookie season.
After he worked his way into the Packers’ lineup as a second year player in 2014, expectations were high for Barrington as he began the Packers’ 2015 season as a starter.
After an ankle injury slowed him down through most of last season, Adams arrived in a triumphant way this year.
Chris Banjo was always a long shot.
When the Packers drafted Nick Perry 28th overall in 2012, the hope was that he’d become an athletic, versatile pass rusher to complement Clay Matthews.
After his nightmare season in 2012, Mason Crosby has been nothing but solid for the Packers, and 2016 continued that trend.
The Packers have turned to low round draft picks for help on the offensive line before, but barring something catastrophic, this was not going to be that sort of year.
Kenny Clark’s season expectations skyrocketed due to something completely out of his control: B.J. Raji retired.
Two suspensions bookending the 2016 season were too much to handle as Green Bay released Mike Pennel shortly after their Wild Card win against the Giants.
Brett Hundley looked to build on a successful offseason with a strong showing during the Packers’ exhibition schedule.
It just never clicked for cornerback Demetri Goodson as a member of the Green Bay Packers.
Lacy averaged a career-high 5.1 yards per carry in 2016, but has only appeared in 17 contests over the past two seasons.
When general manager Ted Thompson makes a trade outside of the NFL Draft, it’s a big deal. Running back Knile Davis was in his fourth season in the league and third on the depth chart in Kansas City until Green Bay sent a conditional draft pick to acquire him in October.
Kyler Fackrell has never been one to rush into things. He took a year off between high school and college and painted houses before enrolling at Utah State. And in his rookie season with the Packers, Fackrell eased into a role as a special teams performer and spot-duty outside linebacker.
The Packers ended their season in the NFC Championship game in large part because of Aaron Rodgers, but It’s important to remember that the Packers started the 2016 season 4-6 in large part because of Aaron Rodgers.
Carl Bradford was an undersized defensive end in college with Arizona State. When he was selected by Green Bay in 2014, the expectation was that Bradford would bring his ability to rush the passer as an outside linebacker.
Given a full offseason to refine his craft from interior defensive lineman to a hybrid elephant role where he would occasionally line up as an outside linebacker, Jones was unable to keep up the positive momentum.
The 2013 NFL Draft was a strong one for general manager Ted Thompson. Many expected second-round pick Eddie Lacy – the 62nd of the draft – to have the greatest impact on the team. In 2016, the 63rd pick of that draft found his way to Green Bay and helped solidify the Packers running game as they ran the table.
Tim Masthay was anything but spectacular at punter for the Packers in 2015, and conventional wisdom would indicate that he needed a challenge in training camp.
Cook caught 42 passes for 551 yards and two touchdowns, giving the Packers an athletic, field stretching tight end that opened up options for other receivers.
Leave it to Ted Thompson to find another undrafted free agent who plays a major role as a rookie.
2016 was easily Micah Hyde’s best season as a pro. He showed his jack-of-all trades value in a huge way this year, filling in for Morgan Burnett at safety, Quinten Rollins and Damarious Randall at corner, and even Joe Thomas at a hybrid linebacker-type position.
Cornerback Sam Shields and safety Nick Collins have a lot in common. Both were given long odds to make it in the NFL. Collins was from small school Bethune-Cookman and Shields converted from wide receiver to cornerback in his senior season at Miami. Now, both may be sent from the NFL because of career-ending injuries.
Expectations were extraordinarily high for rookie linebacker Blake Martinez. Dom Capers and the Packers defensive coaching staff was heaping praise on the Stanford graduate. The quick study earned himself a starting job. If an NFL player was defined by their July and August, Blake Martinez was the MVP of the league.
If you were skeptical of anyone being able to step into the role former free safety Nick Collins, know that Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is having the last laugh. 2016 was a breakout season for the third-year free safety.
A year removed from ACL surgery, it was fair to wonder what kind of performance the Packers would get from Jordy Nelson in 2016. Recovery timelines can vary widely, and many athletes don’t see a full recovery from serious knee surgery until almost two years after they go under the knife.