1940 Green Bay Packers season

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1940 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Curly Lambeau
Home field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 6–4–1
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1940 Green Bay Packers season was their 21st season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–4–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a second-place finish in the Western Conference.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 9 Hal Van Every Halfback Minnesota
3 24 Lou Brock Back Purdue
5 39 Esco Sarkkinen End Ohio State
6 49 Dick Cassiano Back Pittsburgh
7 59 Millard White Tackle Tulane
8 69 George Seeman End Nebraska
9 79 J. R. Manley Guard Oklahoma
10 89 Jack Brown Back Purdue
11 99 Don Guritz Guard Northwestern
12 109 Phil Gaspar Tackle USC
13 119 Ambrose Schindler Quarterback USC
14 129 Bill Kerr End Notre Dame
15 139 Mel Brewer Guard Illinois
16 149 Ray Andrus Back Vanderbilt
17 159 Archie Kodros Center Michigan
18 169 Jim Gillette Halfback Virginia
19 179 Al Matuza Center Georgetown
20 189 Jim Reeder Tackle Illinois
21 194 Vince Eichler Back Cornell
22 199 Henry Luebcke Tackle Iowa

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 15, 1940 Philadelphia Eagles W 27–20
2 September 22, 1940 Chicago Bears L 41–10
3 September 29, 1940 Chicago Cardinals W 31–6
4 October 13, 1940 Cleveland Rams W 31–14
5 October 20, 1940 Detroit Lions L 23–14
6 October 27, 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–3
7 November 3, 1940 at Chicago Bears L 14–7
8 November 10, 1940 at Chicago Cardinals W 28–7
9 November 17, 1940 at New York Giants L 7–3
10 November 24, 1940 at Detroit Lions W 50–7
11 December 1, 1940 at Cleveland Rams T 13–13

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 3 0 .727 6–2 238 152 W2
Green Bay Packers 6 4 1 .600 4–3–1 238 155 T1
Detroit Lions 5 5 1 .500 4–3–1 138 153 L1
Cleveland Rams 4 6 1 .400 2–5–1 171 191 T1
Chicago Cardinals 2 7 2 .222 2–5–1 139 222 L3

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

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records and honors

References

  • Sportsencyclopedia.com
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