Ranking the Biggest Blowout Wins in Packers History

The Green Bay Packers have enjoyed a rich history, winning more NFL titles than any franchise in the NFL. In their 100-plus year history, the Packers have enjoyed several blowout victories. Here is a look back at the biggest blowout wins ever. The list is based on the biggest margin of victory in one game.

5. November 12, 1967: Packers 55, Browns 7

Running back Donny Anderson and rookie kick returner Travis Williams each had big games as the Packers crushed the Cleveland Browns 55-7 at Milwaukee County Stadium.

Williams returned the opening kick 87 yards for a touchdown and then added an 85-yard return in the second quarter after the Browns scored their only points of the game.

Anderson scored four touchdowns, three on the ground and one on a 27-yard pass from Bart Starr. He also caught five passes for 101 yards to pace the Packers offense.

Starr finished the game by going 14-of-21 for 249 yards and two touchdown passes before giving way to Don Horn. Running back Ben Wilson led the Packers with 100 yards on 16 carries

Green Bay led 35-7 after the first quarter and 45-7 at the half before coasting to an easy victory over a Browns team that finished the season with a 9-5-0 record and won its division. The Packers finished the season 9-4-1 and won their third straight championship under Vince Lombardi after beating the Cowboys in the Ice Bowl and the Raiders in Super Bowl II.

5. December 23, 2012: Packers 55, Titans 7

The Packers cruised to their fourth straight win with a 55-7 over the visiting Tennessee Titans at Lambeau Field.

Aaron Rodgers finished the day 27-of-38 for 342 yards. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for another before Graham Harrell came in late to mop up. Ryan Grant ran for 80 yards and two touchdowns.

Green Bay's defense sacked Titans quarterback Jake Locker seven times and intercepted him twice in the win. The Titans managed only 180 total yards of offense for the game while Green Bay had 460.

James Jones led all Packers receivers with seven catches for 100 yards and a touchdown, while Greg Jennings and Randall Cobb also caught touchdown passes.

The Titans avoided the shutout when they scored their only touchdown of the game with 1:39 left in the fourth quarter. The Packers rolled to this easy win despite causing only two turnovers in the game.

The Packers finished the season with an 11-5 record and won the NFC North for the second consecutive season.

2. September 30, 1962: Packers 49, Bears 0

Fullback Jim Taylor rushed for 126 yards and ran for three touchdowns as the Packers earned their biggest win over the Bears in the history of that rivalry, winning 49-0 in Green Bay.

The Packers defense intercepted five passes in this game, three of Billy Wade and two off Randy Bukich to help key this route. Herb Adderley returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown to close out the scoring.

The game was actually scoreless after the first quarter before the Packers took control. Bart Starr was an efficient 9-for-12 for 154 yards and threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Ron Kramer. Starr also ran five yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Paul Hornung kicked seven extra points despite missing most of the game with muscle pull. Elijah Pitts filled in for Hornung and gained 64 yards on just nine carries while also scoring a touchdown.

The Packers defense was outstanding, holding Chicago to just 176 yards and sacking Bears quarterbacks five times.

The win improved the Packers record to 3-0 while handing the Bears their first defeat of the young season. The Packers defeated the Bears 38-7 at Wrigley Field later that season to outscore Chicago 87-7 in sweeping the season series.

2. November 11, 1962: Packers 49, Eagles 0

The 1962 Packers were one of the most dominant teams in NFL history and they showed why on this day with a 49-0 road win in Philadelphia. The win improved the Packers record to 9-0 on the season. They finished the year 13-1 and won their second straight NFL title under Vince Lombardi.

Jim Taylor led the Green Bay offense, rushing for 141 yards on 25 carries while scoring four rushing touchdowns. Halfback Tom Moore rushed for two touchdowns and threw a 25-yard option pass to Boyd Dowler for yet another score.

Bart Starr was very efficient, connecting on 15-of-20 passes for 274 yards although he did not throw a touchdown pass. Meanwhile, Eagles starter Sonny Jurgensen completed only 4-of-13 passes for 35 yards. The Packers sacked Jurgensen and backup King Hill four times in the game while future Hall of Famer Willie Wood had the Packers lone interception.

How one-sided was this game? The Packers won by 49 points even though they were a minus-one in turnovers. The total yards in the game: Packers 628, Eagles 54. Green Bay totaled 37 first downs in the game, the Eagles had three. The 37 first downs set a new NFL record.

Green Bay also gained 294 yards on the ground and their halfbacks, Moore, Hornung and Elijah Pitts, threw six option passes in the game, completing three of them for 56 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers led 35-0 at the half and didn’t score at all in the fourth quarter.

By the end of the season, the Packers outscored their opponents 415 to 148 or an average score of 29.6 to 10.6.

2. October 9, 2005: Packers 52, Saints 3

The 2005 Packers struggled to a 4-12-0 record and were off to an 0-4-0 start, but in Week 5, the Packers exploded to a 52-3 win over the visiting New Orleans Saints.

The Packers actually trailed 3-0 before scoring 52 unanswered points en route to a convincing victory. Brett Favre completed 19-of-27 passes for 215 yards and three touchdowns.

Running back Najeh Davenport ran for two touchdowns before leaving the game with a broken ankle late in the second quarter.

The Packers forced five New Orleans turnovers including a pair of interceptions by cornerback Al Harris, one of which he returned 22-yards for a touchdown late in the first quarter.

Linebacker Nick Barnett capped the scoring with a 95-yard interception return for a score midway through the fourth quarter.

Late in the game, rookie backup quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed his first career NFL pass. It went to fullback Vonta Leach and was complete for no gain.

1. October 23, 1966: Packers 56, Falcons 3

The most one-sided victory in Packers history came during Green Bay’s 1966 championship season, a 56-3 destruction of the expansion Atlanta Falcons at Milwaukee County Stadium.

The Falcons entered the game still looking for their first win after six straight defeats. The eventual Super Bowl champion Packers were 5-1 and on their way to a 12-2 record and a second straight championship under Vince Lombardi.

Running back Donny Anderson rushed for one score and returned a punt 77 yards for another score. Elijah Pitts and Jim Taylor also rushed for one touchdown each.

Defensive back Doug Hart closed out the scoring with a 40-yard interception return to make the margin of victory 53 points. Earlier in the game, Herb Adderley returned an interception 68 yards for another score.

The Packers defense recorded eight sacks of Atlanta quarterbacks Randy Johnson and Dennis Claridge while intercepting four passes in the game.

Bart Starr only completed eight passes in the game (on 13 attempts) but those eight catches went for 220 yards including a 51-yard touchdown pass to Carroll Dale. Zeke Bratkowski came on and threw a touchdown pass to Max McGee in the fourth quarter.

The Packers led 28-0 at the half and scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to provide for the largest margin of victory in franchise history.

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Curt's picture

July 16, 2020 at 12:26 pm

1962 for the two games against Chicago was then 87-7. Had to be best all-time, but I was only 5 so don't remember.

I do remember 73-9 which included 33-6 and 40-3 wins in 1994. That was a sweet year

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GilMartin's picture

July 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

I remember the 1994 games well. I wasn't born yet in 1962, but that team was so dominant. Any time you blow out the Bears twice in one season it's a good year. Thanks for commenting, Curt.

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July 16, 2020 at 01:02 pm

87-7 in two wins against any division opponent would be historic but with it being the Bears as the victim that is just down right SWEET.

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GilMartin's picture

July 16, 2020 at 01:52 pm

Any time you beat the Bears twice in a season and dominate, that's a good year. Thanks as always for the comment, gkarl.

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Jonathan Spader's picture

July 16, 2020 at 02:19 pm

Thanks for the trip down memory lane Gil!

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GilMartin's picture

July 16, 2020 at 02:21 pm

Any time, JonathanSpader. Glad you enjoyed the article and thanks so much for commenting.

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Samson's picture

July 16, 2020 at 08:21 pm

Actually, I remember all of them (more or less)... Loved Donny Anderson, Elijah Pitts & of course Jimmy Taylor & the "Golden Boy". --- However, my most vivid memory is of Travis Williams running the two kick-offs back for TDs... He was like a jet running past statues. --- Good times.

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Samson's picture

July 16, 2020 at 09:27 pm

Why talk about it... just watch it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6z67E-Y1-rw

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wildbill's picture

July 16, 2020 at 09:46 pm

Thanks for that link, was fun to see the highlight as I was lucky to have watched the original game

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PeteK's picture

July 17, 2020 at 10:08 am

I thought The Road Runner would become a great RB after that 67 season, but unfortunately it never materialized . Loved those dark green jerseys.

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GilMartin's picture

July 17, 2020 at 12:43 pm

Yeah, it's a shame Travis Williams never became a great running back, he did show flashes of ability. His life after football was sad and tragic. Thanks for commenting, PeteK.

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GilMartin's picture

July 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm

Thanks for sharing the link, Samson. Yeah, great memories from that game. Always good to hear from you.

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July 17, 2020 at 08:20 am

For my money, they beat down they gave the LA Rams when the Rams were favored, had killed the Colts the week before, and had beat the Packers a few weeks before. The Pack won 28-7. I know its only 21 points but that kind of lopsided win was rare against a team like the Rams.

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GilMartin's picture

July 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm

It was a huge win and an upset, but wouldn't fit the blowout definition. I may just write an article about it in the future. Thanks for the comment, Handsback.

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Handsback's picture

July 17, 2020 at 07:49 pm

Glad I could help....your team is doing great during this off-season in providing good stories.

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Oppy's picture

July 17, 2020 at 08:33 pm

The "best" blow out win, in my opinion, is the one you were in the stands for.

Blow out wins are horrible football games. Lopsided games aren't good viewing.

At least when you're in the stands for one of them, you get completely schnookered and party like a rock star. You don't really pay attention to the game, and what little you did, you don't remember clearly. But it's a fun experience, even if it surrounds a horrible football game.

Maybe I'm just an odd duck- I like competitive football games, even a sound win. Blow outs hold no interest for me. That's bad football.

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