1949 Green Bay Packers season

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1949 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Curly Lambeau
Home field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 2–10
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1949 Green Bay Packers season was their 30th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 2–10 record under coach Curly Lambeau for a fifth-place finish in the Western Conference. This was the 31st and final season the Packers played under Lambeau, who resigned and then coached the Chicago Cardinals in 1950 and 1951 and the Washington Redskins in 1952 and 1953.

The 1949 season was also the final year for blue and gold jerseys, as the Packers switched to kelly green and yellow in 1950 under new coach Gene Ronzani, a graduate of Marquette University.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 5 Stan Heath Quarterback Nevada
2 15 Dan Dworsky Center Michigan
3 25 Lou Ferry Defensive Tackle Villanova
4 24 Bob Summerhays Linebacker Utah
5 43 Glenn Lewis Back Texas Tech
6 54 Joe Ethridge Tackle SMU
8 74 Dan Orlich Defensive End Nevada
9 83 Everett Faunce Back Minnesota
11 103 Harry Larche Tackle Arkansas State
12 114 Rebel Steiner Defensive Back Alabama
13 123 Al Mastrangeli Center Illinois
14 134 Bobby Williams Center Texas Tech
15 143 Ken Cooper Guard Vanderbilt
16 154 Gene Remenar Tackle West Virginia
17 163 Paul Devine Back Heidelberg
18 174 Floyd Lewis Guard SMU
19 183 Bobby Folsom End SMU
20 194 Larry Cooney Back Penn State
21 203 Ken Kranz Defensive Back Wisconsin-Milwaukee
22 214 John Kordick Back USC
23 223 Bill Kelley Tight End Texas Tech
24 234 Jimmy Ford Back Tulsa
25 243 Frank Lambright Guard Arkansas

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 25, 1949 Chicago Bears L 17–0
2 October 2, 1949 Los Angeles Rams L 48–7
3 October 7, 1949 at New York Bulldogs W 19–0
4 October 16, 1949 Chicago Cardinals L 39–14
5 October 23, 1949 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–7
6 October 30, 1949 Detroit Lions W 16–14
7 November 6, 1949 at Chicago Bears L 24–3
8 November 13, 1949 New York Giants L 30–10
9 November 20, 1949 Pittsburgh Steelers L 30–7
10 November 27, 1949 at Chicago Cardinals L 41–21
11 December 4, 1949 at Washington Redskins L 30–0
12 December 11, 1949 at Detroit Lions L 21–7

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 8 2 2 .800 6–1–1 360 239 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 6–2 332 218 W6
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 1 .545 4–3–1 360 301 L1
Detroit Lions 4 8 0 .333 2–6 237 259 W2
Green Bay Packers 2 10 0 .167 1–7 114 329 L6

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

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors

References

  • Sportsencyclopedia.com


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