23 Facts About The Green Bay Packers

1. The Green Bay Packers are unique in having their market area cover two media markets, both Green Bay and Milwaukee.

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2. The Green Bay Packers have the second most members in the Pro Football Hall of Fame with 30, 25 of which were inducted as Packers.

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3. The Green Bay Packers have been league champions a record 13 times, topping their nearest rival, the Chicago Bears, by four.

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4. The Green Bay Packers have three practice facilities across the street from Lambeau Field: the Don Hutson Center, an indoor facility; Ray Nitschke Field, an outdoor field with artificial FieldTurf; and Clarke Hinkle Field, an outdoor field with natural grass.

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5. The Green Bay Packers worked to capture their growing fan base in Milwaukee and the larger crowds.

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6. The Green Bay Packers was given $500 for uniforms and equipment in return for the team being named for its sponsor.

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7. The Green Bay Packers fans are often referred to as cheeseheads, a nickname for Wisconsin residents reflecting the state's bountiful cheese production first leveled as an insult at a 1987 game between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.

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8. The Green Bay Packers are the only community-owned franchise in American professional sports.

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9. The Green Bay Packers beat the Washington Redskins in the NFC wild card game to advance to the divisional round with the Arizona Cardinals.

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10. The Green Bay Packers now had one more un-timed play, which Aaron Rodgers threw a 61-yard Hail Mary touchdown to tight end Richard Rodgers.

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11. The Green Bay Packers would remain inactive for the rest of the 2015 season.

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12. The Green Bay Packers beat the Cowboys in the divisional round, advancing to the NFC Championship to face the Seattle Seahawks.

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13. The Green Bay Packers topped the first-ever AP Pro32 rankings, a new pro football version of the AP Top 25 college football and basketball polls.

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14. The next week, The Green Bay Packers were upset by the win-less Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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15. The Green Bay Packers had several first alternates, including offensive tackle Chad Clifton and linebacker Nick Barnett.

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16. The Green Bay Packers' passing offense, led by Favre and a very skilled wide receiver group, finished second in the NFC, behind the Dallas Cowboys, and third overall in the league.

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17. The Green Bay Packers had only coached in professional football for three years starting as the Packers' tight ends coach in 1997 and 1998.

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18. The Green Bay Packers had won all previous games, and the media speculated that another 49ers loss would result in the dismissal of San Francisco head coach Steve Mariucci.

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19. In 1995, The Green Bay Packers won the NFC Central Division championship for the first time since 1972.

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20. The Green Bay Packers would go on to break the record for consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback, starting 297 consecutive games including stints with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings with the streak finally coming to an end late in the 2010 season.

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21. The Green Bay Packers purchased a large lodge near Green Bay for team members and families to live.

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22. The Green Bay Packers was given $500 for uniforms and equipment, on the condition that the team be named for its sponsor.

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23. The Green Bay Packers are the last of the "small town teams" which were common in the NFL during the league's early days of the 1920s and '30s.

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