Packers are two postseason wins from Patriots’ all-time record of 37

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If the Packers hoist the Lombardi Trophy in two weeks, they’ll also earn a share of the record for the most postseason wins that any franchise has had in NFL history.

Currently the Packers have won 35 postseason games in franchise history. If they beat the 49ers today in the NFC Championship Game, they’ll have their 36th postseason win and tie the Steelers for the second-most ever.

The record for the most franchise postseason wins belongs to the Patriots, who have 37.

The Packers got a big head start on the Patriots in winning in the postseason. Green Bay’s first postseason win was over the Boston Redskins in the 1936 NFL Championship Game. The Packers had already won seven postseason games before they won Super Bowl I.

The Patriots, on the other hand, won their first postseason game in 1963 and then didn’t win another until 1985. Before their run of success with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady began in 2001, the Patriots had only won seven postseason games in franchise history. With Brady and Belichick they’ve won 30 postseason games.

The Packers won three postseason games with Curly Lambeau as their head coach, nine with Vince Lombardi, one with Bart Starr, nine with Mike Holmgren, two with Mike Sherman, 10 with Mike McCarthy and one with Matt LaFleur.

80 responses to “Packers are two postseason wins from Patriots’ all-time record of 37

  1. To keep things in perspective, in most of those years there was only one postseason game. Now, a team can win as many as four in one year…

  2. it would’ve been fun for my 2011 Patriots Offense and the 2011 Packers Offense go at it in the Super Bowl. it would’ve ended in a 55-52 last score wins, considering how porous our defense was in 2011.

    Hell, Edelman was playing Defensive Back!

  3. Head start? The Packers joined the NFL 49 years before the Patriots did. I think that qualifies as more than a head start.

  4. That’s what happens when you’ve been around twice as long as everyone else….like Frank Gore!!! 😁

  5. Imagine that. With 13 (soon 14) NFL Championships, including 4 after they changed the name, that have nearly double the next franchise. Just think about it!

    GoPackGo!!!

  6. Exactly, we were here when there was no here. We were founders, and you can’t take that away. Who knows how long AR has left, so I hope he gets another SB. He may or may not be the warmest guy, but we are here to honor his talent, not his personality. Oh, and if the Packers rack up another record, that would be good too. Go Pack Go

  7. leatherface2012 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:22 am
    yep it helps to get a start on it when noah built the ark

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Only 3 of the Packer playoff wins were before 1960.

  8. Sports franchises like the Canadiens, the Yankees, and the Celtics can appreciate an achievement like this. Just because fans whose teams have never won anything or fans born with phones in their hands can’t appreciate it, doesn’t mean it isn’t legit and admirable. This team has an on-site HOF at Lambeau that rivals Canton. Some teams don’t dare build a trophy case until they have at least one trophy to put in it. Those are the fans you’ll find on here whining about the Packers. Again.

    I’m only surprised the ref’s weren’t mentioned somehow.

  9. Such a cool franchise with a lot of championship history. And today the championship trophy is named after their legendary coach. Enjoy the games everyone!

  10. How many wins without the help of the refs? Certainly, it can’t be all of them, the recent history reflects dozens upon dozens of wins in the regular and post season are bogus and achieved through the help of false penalties call by the Lambeau Zebras. This season alone there was at least five or six games where Aaron cried to the refs and a flag was throw to give them a first down when he couldn’t do it, particularly on non converted 3rd downs.

  11. Here’s what I don’t get at all as a Bears fan: Packer fans are the only ones to constantly reference their pre-merger NFL championships, always quoting their “13 world championships” and calling Green Bay “Titletown”.

    The Chicago Bears have the 2nd most championships with 9 (8 pre-merger, 1 super bowl). But when that’s brought up, everyone disregards anything done pre-merger and Packer fans even laugh at Bears fans for referencing the 85 super bowl as ancient.

    If you ask me, calling Green Bay “Titletown” is pathetic. That should be New England or Pittsburgh at this point. You can’t have it both ways.

  12. schilhater says:
    January 19, 2020 at 8:41 am

    packers never cheated though

    ___________________

    Yeah, the packers were smarter because they had the officials cheat for them.

  13. stellarperformance says:
    January 19, 2020 at 9:29 am
    I’m only surprised the ref’s weren’t mentioned somehow.
    ————
    I am surprised too you finally quit crying about Rodgers getting hurt off legal hits and Matthews then being flagged for the Whiny Aaron rule the next year.

  14. Super Bowl Era, not counting today:

    Pack: 9 NFC Championship Game Appearances (or NFL Title Game), 5-4, 4-1 in Super Bowl
    Bears: 5 NFC Championship Game Appearances, 2-3, 1-1 in Super Bowl
    Vikings: 9 NFC Championship Game Appearances (or NFL Title Game), 4-5, 0-4 in Super Bowl
    Lions: 1 NFC Championship Game Appearance

  15. chickensalad43 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 9:40 am

    Here’s what I don’t get at all as a Bears fan: Packer fans are the only ones to constantly reference their pre-merger NFL championships, always quoting their “13 world championships” and calling Green Bay “Titletown”.

    The Chicago Bears have the 2nd most championships with 9 (8 pre-merger, 1 super bowl). But when that’s brought up, everyone disregards anything done pre-merger and Packer fans even laugh at Bears fans for referencing the 85 super bowl as ancient.

    ______

    You should be proud of all 9 and stand up for your city and team when people disregard it. Nine championships is impressive and it’s better than 6 or 5!

  16. I don’t think Chicago should be called The Windy City. It isn’t even in the Top Ten. How dare they!

  17. “Lions: 1 NFC Championship Game Appearance”

    Let’s not forget the one playoff win the Lions have in 1991 is the ONLY one they have had since 1957. Over six decades of failure!

    Also, Trubisky owns my Lions! 4-0 Undefeated against the Lions, but he’s garbage.

  18. Since the postseason was implemented, the Packers have never won a Championship from a team that isn’t still playing today.
    So quit trying to push that misguided narrative.

    Back in those early years of the NFL, there usually was only one game and you generally had to be one of the two best teams in the league to participate.

    This was well before you just had to beat up on the 3 lousy teams in your division to punch your playoff ticket to rack up easy wins.
    No, there were several GB teams that had amazing seasons who’ve never even had an opportunity to reach the postseason.
    Believe it or not, it could be quite difficult back then to win it all if you can’t even compete in the tournament.

    Alright, lesson time over, back to your regularly scheduled trolling.

  19. The Almighty has seen fit to bless tiny Green Bay WI as the epicenter of NFL success. Packer fans don’t take their responsibility as NFL royalty lightly. There is a reason that people around the league, and around the globe hold up our fan behavior as a shining beacon of light and the gold standard. Packer fans have a responsibility to set an inspiring example for the less fortunate – win or lose.

    The advice I would give to the peasant fans of less successful teams is simply this – not everyone is cut out to be a winner.

    Grace. Class. And unprecedented accomplishment. It truly is humbling.

  20. gawdyourteamsucks says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:11 am
    Of course, most of those “post-season wins” were against the Dayton Triangles when there were three teams in the league

    And nearly all of the Patriots’ came because the road to get there came through the AFC East which for the last 20 years or so has only had one real team in it.

  21. Patroits cheat in 99 percent of their games
    ====

    This makes so much sense.

    Having the goats QB and HC is an unfair advantage.

    The sting will subside.

  22. The Packers are a joke and Aaron is probably the most overrated quarterback of the last decade. He is Brett Favre 2.0 and the NUMBERS DON’T LIE!! When he loses today it will be another defeat to add to his sub par postseason record where he’s barely above .500. He’s nowhere close to being as good of a quarterback as Brady, and I’d take Drew Brees to win a game over Rodgers if Brady isn’t part of the equation, but if it’s first down on my own 1 yard line, and 99 yards to go with no timeouts and only 1 minute on the clock to win it all I’m taking Tom every single day of the week. His record and his numbers are unmatched and the haters are just gonna have to accept that fact. As for Rodgers his record speaks for itself…Brett Favre 2.0 that’s it end of story

  23. yeah, the pats cheated in all of em. packers are the best damn thing since sliced bread when it comes to heating and dirty play.

    oh wait………

  24. For all those fans of the other 31 teams claiming the pats cheated their way to 6 Super Bowls if given the chance would dump their head coach in a New York minutes for Belichick to coach their team

  25. The person talking about the Habs…READ THAT DEBACLE by the fledgling NHL. as a Bostonian, i bleed for my bruins, and I am not trying to complain about ALL of their titles..but LOOK: Prior to major expansion, the NHL rule allowed the “home team” (player within 50 miles of an original 6 franchise,) was given exclusive rights. Now granted, Montreal and Toronto kids probably only wanted to play for their home town team anyways. But Montreal plethora of early championships can be attributed to the sport being Canadian, and the fact they could pluck the local kids at will and have no repercussions.

  26. In an odd sort of way I’m learning to appreciate the bitterness and resentment Vikings fans have of the 13 time world champs. They want a seat at the cool team table with GB, New England, Pittsburgh, Dallas and SF and they know they’ll never get there in their lifetimes.

    The most playoff losses in NFL history. Just chew on that. Versus your heated rival with 13 trophies in the case. I understand the bitterness but would offer some advice. It is what it is and you can’t control it. So take a deeeeep breath and don’t get your blood pressure up. It’s not worth it to your help. Then when you’re calm you can maybe revel at the success of the franchise that resides in the smallest market but who has the most global appeal to fans worldwide.

    GoPackGo!!!!!!!

  27. stellarperformance sayss:
    January 19, 2020 at 10:24 am

    I don’t think Chicago should be called The Windy City. It isn’t even in the Top Ten. How dare they!

    Chicago is called the windy city due to the hot air flying from the corrupt politicians in the early days. The fact that it is extremely windy is due to the location on the shores of lake Michigan and it’s just a coincidence.

  28. gawdyourteamsucks says:
    January 19, 2020 at 6:11 am

    Of course, most of those “post-season wins” were against the Dayton Triangles when there were three teams in the league
    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    There were no post-season games before 1933. The team with the best record was the champ. So Green Bay didn’t get any playoff wins prior to 1933. From 1933-1966, the east vs west leader was the only playoff game.

    Here’s a fun fact: The Vikings had a 35 year head start on Carolina and Jacksonville, and 42 year head start on the Texans, but have the same number of Super Bowl wins (0).

  29. That’s what happens when you’ve been around twice as long as everyone else….like Frank Gore!!! 😁

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    Teams (Year established in NFL / Playoff victories)

    Arizona Cardinals (1920 / 7)
    Chicago Bears (1920 / 17)
    Green Bay Packers (1920 / 35)
    New York Giants (1925 / 24)
    Detroit Lions (1930 / 7)

    Yes, of course longevity helps, but it’s no guarantee of gaudy numbers. Averaging one playoff game every three years for a full century is evidence of an elite organization. The Patriots have been undeniably dominant in our generation, similar to the Packers of the 1960s, but you know you can acknowledge two successful franchises simultaneously, right?

  30. Adult table: Patriots, Steelers, 49ers

    Cowboys were just demoted to kiddie table due to lack of recent success

    Kiddie table: Packers, Giants, Broncos, Ravens, Cowboys

  31. RMoss84HOF says:
    January 19, 2020 at 9:51 am
    I am surprised too you finally quit crying about Rodgers getting hurt off legal hits and Matthews then being flagged for the Whiny Aaron rule the next year.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Not me. I never said the Barr hit was illegal. I said it was dirty and unnecessary. The NFL makes changes to rules annually to promote player safety. Apparently they agreed with me on this new and changed the rule book. The following year, I supported the correct call and correct use of the Barr Rule on Matthews.

  32. The Patriots have been destroying parity in the NFL since 1993 when Kraft took over the team. The manufactured violations were the NFL’s way of trying to put the boot on them and level the playing field. They’ve been that good.

  33. leatherface2012 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 1:39 pm
    i looked at the film from the ice bowl. jerry kramer moved 1/4 of a second early…should have been a false start and a 5 yard penalty
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Out of curiosity, I did the same thing. The entire O-line exploded simultaneously.

    I also believe you saw what you saw. Delusion will do that.

  34. “The Patriots have been destroying parity in the NFL since 1993 when Kraft took over the team. The manufactured violations were the NFL’s way of trying to put the boot on them and level the playing field. They’ve been that good.”

    A 20 year run is amazing. There isn’t any reason to mischaracterize the ’90’s to try to stretch it.

    The Pats had one SB run in that time, but were otherwise a pretty unspectacular, middlin’ team. BB changed all that – not Kraft.

    As for those criticizing the celebration of titles & wins when there were fewer teams in the league…don’t Celtics fans do that all the time?

  35. What is the one record that will never broken? Look at Cy Young and his total major league victories. A pitcher if I remember right, would have to win 20 games per years for 25 and 1/2 years, and would still be a couple short.

  36. chickensalad43 says:
    January 19, 2020 at 9:40 am
    Here’s what I don’t get at all as a Bears fan: Packer fans are the only ones to constantly reference their pre-merger NFL championships, always quoting their “13 world championships” and calling Green Bay “Titletown”.
    The Chicago Bears have the 2nd most championships with 9 (8 pre-merger, 1 super bowl). But when that’s brought up, everyone disregards anything done pre-merger and Packer fans even laugh at Bears fans for referencing the 85 super bowl as ancient.
    If you ask me, calling Green Bay “Titletown” is pathetic. That should be New England or Pittsburgh at this point. You can’t have it both ways
    @@@@@@@@222
    Much like the Cowboys calling themselves America’s team. In 1961 the Green Bay chamber of commerce voted to call Green Bay “title town” to try and bring in tourism to a failing economy

  37. You honestly can’t make this up.
    Now Barney fans are going back over 50 years to whine and cry about the officiating.
    I still don’t understand why they even watch football, it’s obvious they certainly can’t just sit back and enjoy it.
    Simply Hilarious!

  38. kudos to the Patriots – but the teams originating 40 years before them – the Bears, Packers, Lions, Steelers, Giants, etc. made the league what is, when no one in Boston felt it worthwhile to invest in a team.

  39. So using the numb skull logic some posters are using in here — that old football records need to be ignored — baseball should eliminate all of what Babe Ruth accomplished, huh?

    It just shows how stupid some so-called fans can be. They are absolutely clueless and don’t realize that some kid who isn’t even born yet will want to treat the players they think are great in today’s game the same way in about 50 years. How will they feel about that?
    I can tell you — they’ll feel just as I do — that those young kids are dumber than a box of rocks.

  40. Grace. Class. And unprecedented accomplishment. It truly is humbling.

    ____

    And yet you are the opposite of humble, how ironic.

  41. Well, Titletown is obviously quite fitting for a city like Green Bay, home of the Packers.
    And, in all honesty, it’s a lot better nickname than several other NFL cities around the league.
    Loserville, anybody?
    skoLOL!

  42. Different game, different era. You have to divide the eras, maybe have era 1 up to 1950, era 2 up to the merger, era 3 post merger. Also they tinkered with the rules quite a bit to protect QBs and later to help running QBs which changed the game further.

  43. Packers will definitely get this record. Much better team. And they aren’t a bunch of cheaters.

  44. nyneal says:
    January 19, 2020 at 4:56 pm
    So using the numb skull logic some posters are using in here — that old football records need to be ignored — baseball should eliminate all of what Babe Ruth accomplished, huh?

    It just shows how stupid some so-called fans can be. They are absolutely clueless and don’t realize that some kid who isn’t even born yet will want to treat the players they think are great in today’s game the same way in about 50 years. How will they feel about that?
    I can tell you — they’ll feel just as I do — that those young kids are dumber than a box of rocks

    @@@@@@@@222

    Relax kneel. Nobody is saying don’t count gb accomplishments. But don’t compare their accomplishments to teams that didn’t exist until 50 years later.

  45. Actually, this record will fall to Green Bay by default after the NFL voids all of Belicheat’s cheating-related wins. Patriots’ fans only thInk MLB cares about signal thieves. Wrong.

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