1957 Green Bay Packers season

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1957 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Lisle Blackbourn
Home field City Stadium
County Stadium (Milwaukee)
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 6th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1957 Green Bay Packers season was the Packers' 38th season in the National Football League. After an opening win, the club posted a 3–9 record under fourth-year head coach Lisle Blackbourn and finished last in the Western Conference. It was Blackbourn's final season at Green Bay, who was replaced by Ray McLean in January 1958 for just one year, succeeded by Vince Lombardi in 1959.

The 1957 season also marked the Packers' move from City Stadium to new City Stadium, which was opened with a win over the Chicago Bears in week one on September 29.[1] It was renamed Lambeau Field in August 1965 in memory of Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau,[2][3] who had died two months earlier.[4][5]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Paul Hornung Halfback Notre Dame
1 4 Ron Kramer End Michigan
2 18 Joel Wells Back Clemson
3 29 Dalton Truax Tackle Tulane
4 41 Carl Vereen Offensive Tackle Georgia Tech
6 70 John Nisby Guard Pacific
7 76 Frank Gilliam End Iowa
8 87 George Belotti Center USC
9 100 Ken Wineberg Back TCU
10 111 Gary Gustafson Guard Gustavus Adolphus
11 124 Jim Roseboro Back Ohio State
12 135 Ed Sullivan Center Notre Dame
12 145 Glenn Bestor Back Wisconsin
13 148 Jim Morse Back Notre Dame
14 159 Rudy Schoendorf Tackle Miami (OH)
15 172 Pat Hinton Guard Louisiana Tech
16 183 Ed Buckingham Tackle Minnesota
17 196 Don Boudreaux Tackle Houston
18 207 Credell Green Back Washington
19 220 Ernie Danjean Guard Auburn
20 231 Percy Oliver Guard Illinois
21 244 Chuck Mehrer Tackle Missouri
22 255 Ronnie Quillian Quarterback Tulane
23 268 John Symank Defensive Back Florida
24 279 Charlie Leyendecker Tackle SMU
25 292 Jerry Johnson Tackle St. Norbert
26 303 Buddy Bass End Duke
27 316 Marty Booher Tackle Wisconsin
28 327 Dave Herbold Guard Minnesota
29 340 Howie Dare Back Maryland

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 29 Chicago Bears W 21–17 1–0 City Stadium
32,132
2 October 6 Detroit Lions L 24–14 1–1 City Stadium
32,120
3 October 13 Baltimore Colts L 45–17 1–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
26,322
4 October 20 San Francisco 49ers L 24–14 1–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
18,919
5 October 27 at Baltimore Colts W 24–21 2–3 Memorial Stadium
48,510
6 November 3 New York Giants L 31–17 2–4 City Stadium
32,070
7 November 10 at Chicago Bears L 21–14 2–5 Wrigley Field
47,153
8 November 17 Los Angeles Rams L 31–27 2–6 Milwaukee County Stadium
19,540
9 November 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–10 3–6 Forbes Field
29,701
10 November 28 at Detroit Lions L 18–6 3–7 Briggs Stadium
54,301
11 December 8 at Los Angeles Rams L 42–17 3–8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
70,572
12 December 15 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20 3–9 Kezar Stadium
59,100

Standings

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 8 4 0 .667 6–4 251 231 W3
San Francisco 49ers 8 4 0 .667 7–3 260 264 W3
Baltimore Colts 7 5 0 .583 6–4 303 235 L2
Los Angeles Rams 6 6 0 .500 5–5 307 278 W2
Chicago Bears 5 7 0 .417 4–6 203 211 L1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–8 218 311 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

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors

Milestones

References

  1. ^ "Crowd of 32,132 fills Green Bay's new City Stadium, sees Packers upset Bears". Milwaukee Journal. September 30, 1957. p. 7-part 2. 
  2. ^ "Packer board backs Lambeau Field idea". Milwaukee Journal. UPI. August 3, 1965. p. 18-part 2. 
  3. ^ "'Lambeau Field' voted by council". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 5, 1965. p. 3-part 2. 
  4. ^ "Curly Lambeau is stricken and dies of a heart attack". Lawrence (Kansas) Daily Journal World. Associated Press. June 2, 1965. p. 18. 
  5. ^ "Lambeau, Packer founder, dies; led club to 6 pro league titles". Milwaukee Journal. June 2, 1965. p. 19. 
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