The Greatest In-Season NFL Turnaround For All 32 Teams

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Whitney Mercilus #59 of the Houston Texans congratulates J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans after a tackle in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Whitney Mercilus #59 of the Houston Texans congratulates J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans after a tackle in the third quarter at NRG Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers during the first round playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 9, 2004. The Vikings beat the Packers 31-17 to advance to the second round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers during the first round playoff game against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on January 9, 2004. The Vikings beat the Packers 31-17 to advance to the second round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /

Green Bay Packers: 2004

The 2004 Green Bay Packers were really a fun parallel to Brett Favre as a player. Favre was a gunslinger, and this season was a wild ride of feast or famine for the Packers.

Green Bay started off the season with a solid win against the Carolina Panthers but lost four straight games after that. Sitting there in the early portion of the season with a 1-4 record, things didn’t look good for the Packers at all but they had a quarterback who could help them turn things around quickly.

Favre wore out his arm to the tune of 540 passes that season, and the Packers even had to call upon Craig Nall and Doug Pederson that year for some relief duty.

After the 1-4 start, the Packers ripped off nine wins in their final 11 games, earning a postseason bid and putting on a display offensively. Javon Walker and Donald Driver had huge seasons for Green Bay and after a playoff loss to the Vikings, the very next year in the 2005 NFL Draft, the Packers would use a late first-round selection on Aaron Rodgers.