Following Sunday’s game in Cincinnati, the Packers will have their bye in Week 4, the earliest the open date has fallen on the schedule under McCarthy and the earliest for Green Bay since a Week 4 bye in 1999.
Since McCarthy took over in 2006, the Packers have posted a 5-2 record (.714) in the game before the bye. That is tied for No. 3 in the NFL over that span behind only New Orleans and New England, who have both posted 6-1 marks (.857) heading into the open date (see
The Packers have won the game heading into the bye in each of the past three seasons, averaging 36.3 points in those contests while giving up an average of 17.0 points per game.
Dating back even further, Green Bay has a 14-5 record (.737) in the game before
the bye since 1994, tied for No. 1 in the NFL over that span with Seattle (14-5).