When did the Green Bay Packers last start a season 3-3?

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers have made a frustrating start to the season, beginning 3-3. When was the last time they won three of their first six games?

Not often in recent years have the Green Bay Packers lost three of their opening six games.

Last season, the Packers’ third loss of the year didn’t come until Week 11. That was also the week they lost their third game in 2020.

Even in 2018, the last time Green Bay failed to reach the playoffs, the team had a winning record entering Week 7. That year, the Packers started 3-2-1.

When did the Green Bay Packers last start 3-3?

So, when did Green Bay last begin the regular season 3-3 after its opening six games?

We have to go all the way back to the 2012 season. That year, the team actually lost three of its opening five games.

The Packers were beaten at home by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1, then lost the famous “Fail Mary” game in Seattle two weeks later. They were then handed a third loss by the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5, starting the season 2-3. A win over the Houston Texans put them 3-3 a week later.

Despite an inconsistent start, the Packers would win eight of their remaining 10 games, finishing 11-5 and winning the NFC North.

Green Bay also started 3-3 in 2010.

After a promising 2-0 start, the Packers would lose three of their next four, including consecutive overtime defeats in Weeks 5 and 6.

Like this season, they were struggling to score points, having only managed a combined 33 points in consecutive defeats.

However, things worked out in the end. Green Bay would go 7-3 in its final 10 games before a magical postseason run that resulted in the team’s most recent Super Bowl victory.

So, as bad as things may look right now, this team has bounced back from 3-3 starts pretty well in the past. Here’s hoping the 2022 season ends the same way the 2010 season did.