1936 Green Bay Packers season

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1936 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Curly Lambeau
Home field City Stadium,
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 10–1–1
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship

The 1936 Green Bay Packers season was their 18th season overall and their 16th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–1–1 record in 1936 under head coach Curly Lambeau,[1] earning them a first-place finish in the NFL's Western Division.

The Packers met the Eastern Division champion Boston Redskins (7–5) in the NFL Championship Game, held at the Polo Grounds in New York City.[1][2][3][4] The favored Packers had won the two regular season meetings with Boston and won 21–6 for their fourth NFL Championship,[5][6][7] first earned by playoff victory, and first since the three-championship streak of 19291931.

The Packers' 1936 schedule began with six consecutive home games, with the remainder of the season on the road.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 13, 1936 Chicago Cardinals W 10–7
2 September 20, 1936 Chicago Bears L 30–3
3 October 4, 1936 Chicago Cardinals W 24–0
4 October 11, 1936 Boston Redskins W 31–2
5 October 18, 1936 Detroit Lions W 20–18
6 October 25, 1936 Pittsburgh Pirates W 38–10
7 November 1, 1936 at Chicago Bears W 21–10
8 November 8, 1936 at Boston Redskins W 7–3
9 November 15, 1936 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 38–7
10 November 22, 1936 at New York Giants W 26–14
11 November 29, 1936 at Detroit Lions W 26–17
12 December 6, 1936 at Chicago Cardinals T 0–0

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 13, 1936 at Boston Redskins W 21–6

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 1 1 .909 5–1–1 248 118 T1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 3–3 222 94 L2
Detroit Lions 8 4 0 .667 3–3 235 102 W1
Chicago Cardinals 3 8 1 .273 1–5–1 74 143 T1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Awards and records

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b 1936 Green Bay Packers on databaseFootball.com
  2. ^ a b "Play-off game is definitely set at Polo Grounds". Milwaukee Journal. December 7, 1936. p. 6, part 2.
  3. ^ a b "Bays, Boston play for crown in N.Y. Sunday". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 8, 1936. p. 14.
  4. ^ a b McGrath, John (January 10, 2006). "Redskins history lesson". Lakeland Ledger. Florida. McClatchy News Service. p. C1.
  5. ^ "Packers beat Boston 21-6, for pro crown". Milwaukee Sentinel. December 14, 1936. p. 11.
  6. ^ Keuchle, Oliver E. (December 14, 1936). "Packers win pro championship; passes beat Boston, 21 to 6". Milwaukee Journal. p. 4, part 2.
  7. ^ "Arnold Herber's arm hurls Green Bay Packers into pro championship". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. December 14, 1936. p. 9.

External links

  • Charles G. Clarke (director), "Pigskin Champions," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1937. —Short film.
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