The Packers gained a little ground on the top two franchises in the overall number of playoff appearances in NFL history. With the Week 15 win at Chicago, Green Bay clinched its 28th postseason berth in team history and its 15th appearance in the last 20 seasons.
The Packers have made the playoffs in each of the last four seasons and five of the last six, the only NFC team to accomplish those feats. Green Bay currently ranks No. 3 in NFL history with its 28 playoff appearances, trailing only the N.Y. Giants (31) and Dallas Cowboys (30).
The Packers have won two straight NFC North titles for the first time since 2002-04, when the team captured three consecutive divisional crowns. This season’s NFC North title marks the Packers’ 20th division crown in franchise history.
The Packers’ 15 postseason appearances in the free-agency era (since 1993) are the most of any team in the NFL. Since the NFL went to a 12-team playoff format in 1990, the Packers have been the No. 3 seed three other times (1995, 2002, 2004).