1973 Green Bay Packers season

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1973 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Dan Devine
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–7–2
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1973 Green Bay Packers season was their 55th season overall and their 53rd season in the National Football League. The defending division champions posted a 5–7–2 record under third-year head coach Dan Devine, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division.

Offseason

Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke retired during training camp in late August.[1] Bart Starr left as quarterbacks coach to other business interests, which included a network broadcasting position with CBS.

NFL draft

Roster

1973 Green Bay Packers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 17 New York Jets W 23–7 1–0–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,124
2 September 23 Detroit Lions T 13–13 1–0–1 Lambeau Field
55,495
3 September 30 at Minnesota Vikings L 11–3 1–1–1 Metropolitan Stadium
48,176
4 October 7 at New York Giants W 16–14 2–1–1 Yale Bowl
70,050
5 October 14 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10 2–1–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,583
6 October 21 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–7 2–2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
80,558
7 October 28 at Detroit Lions L 34–0 2–3–2 Tiger Stadium
43,616
8 November 4 Chicago Bears L 31–17 2–4–2 Lambeau Field
56,267
9 November 11 St. Louis Cardinals W 25–21 3–4–2 Lambeau Field
52,922
10 November 18 at New England Patriots L 33–24 3–5–2 Schaefer Stadium
60,525
11 November 26 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–6 3–6–2 Candlestick Park
49,244
12 December 2 New Orleans Saints W 30–10 4–6–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,092
13 December 8 Minnesota Vikings L 31–7 4–7–2 Lambeau Field
53,830
14 December 16 at Chicago Bears W 21–0 5–7–2 Soldier Field
29,157

Game summaries

Week 1

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 0 0 7 7
• Packers 3 10 3 7 23

[2]

Week 4

1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 7 0 6 3 16
Giants 7 0 0 7 14

[3]

Week 9

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 0 0 14 21
• Packers 10 12 0 3 25

[4]

Week 12

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 7 0 10
• Packers 3 10 7 10 30

[5]

Week 14

1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 7 7 0 7 21
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: December 16
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 24°F, wind 13 mph

[6]

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 296 168 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .464 3–2–1 6–4–1 271 247 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 7 2 .429 1–4–1 4–6–1 202 259 W1
Chicago Bears 3 11 0 .214 1–5 1–9 195 334 L6

References

  1. ^ "'No hard feelings' says Ray Nitschke". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. August 29, 1973. p. 17. 
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  • Sportsencyclopedia.com
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