Video: Green Bay Packers 2014 season preview
The Green Bay Packers open the 2014-15 season in Seattle. The Packers were hit by injuries but won the NFC North with a regular season record of 8-7-1. Green Bay lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
The Packers combined for 6,404 yards of offense last season. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who missed almost eight games of the regular season after fracturing his collarbone, threw for 2,536 yards with 17 touchdowns and six interceptions. Rodgers had a pass completion percentage of 66.6 and a 104.9 passer rating.
Running back Eddie Lacy, who won the NFL's Offensive Rookie of the Year award last season, ran for 1,178 yards on 284 regular-season carries. He ran for 11 touchdowns in 15 games.
Receiver Jordy Nelson, who had spent much of the previous season on the injury list, played in all 16 regular season games for the Packers. Nelson had 85 catches for 1,314 yards and eight touchdowns and led Green Bay in all three categories. After the season, the Packers signed Nelson to a four-year, $39 million contract extension.
A season after Rodgers' injury, the Packers opted to keep three quarterbacks on their 53-man roster for the first time since 2008. Veteran Matt Flynn will be the back-up to starter Aaron Rodgers. Scott Tolzien is listed as the Packers' third-string quarterback.
On defense, the Packers had a minus-three turnover ratio. During the 2013-14 season, the Packers did not have an interception or forced fumble from the safety position. The Packers drafted Alabama safety Ha-Ha Clinton Dix with their first-round pick.