With no Green Bay Packers football this weekend, I turned my thinking to the rest of this regular season. As was mentioned in Marques Eversoll’s column, the Packers’ remaining schedule after the bye week appears to be another tough road ahead.
Featured are most of their divisional matchups with a rematch of last year’s playoff game against the New York Giants mixed in. They also have a sneaky week 15 home game vs. the Tennessee Titans to round off the AFC portion of this year’s slate.
I started pondering how head coach Mike McCarthy’s Packer teams have historically fared after the bye. Here is a quick glance, including this season’s first half:
|Season||Before Bye||After Bye||Result|
|2007||5-1||8-2||NFC Championship loss|
|2009||2-2||9-3||Wild card round loss|
|2010||4-3||6-3||Super Bowl win|
|2011||7-0||8-1||Divisional round loss|
|Totals*||31-13||38-20||4 playoff appearances|
*Totals do not include 2012 season