1979 Green Bay Packers season

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1979 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1979 Green Bay Packers season was their 60th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–11 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a fourth-place finish in the NFC Central division. The offense was still one of the worst in the NFL and the defense could not pick up the slack finishing dead last against the Run. Only notable win Packers had was a 27-14 victory on Monday night against the New England Patriots

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 15 Eddie Lee Ivery Running Back Georgia Tech
2 44 Steve Atkins Running Back Maryland
3 71 Charles Johnson Defensive Tackle Maryland
6 153 Dave Simmons Linebacker North Carolina
7 184 Rich Wingo Linebacker Alabama
8 193 Ron Cassidy Wide Receiver Utah State
9 235 John Thompson Tight End Utah State
10 264 Frank Lockett Wide Receiver Nebraska
11 290 Mark Thorson Defensive Back Ottawa
12 318 Bill Moats Punter South Dakota

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Regular season

Schedule

Week Opponent Result Stadium Record Attendance
1 at Chicago Bears L 3–6 Soldier Field 0–1
56,515
2 New Orleans Saints W 28–19 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–1
53,184
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 21–10 Lambeau Field 1–2
55,498
4 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–21 (OT) Metropolitan Stadium 1–3
46,524
5 New England Patriots W 27–14 Lambeau Field 2–3
52,842
6 at Atlanta Falcons L 7–25 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 2–4
56,184
7 Detroit Lions W 24–16 Milwaukee County Stadium 3–4
53,930
8 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–21 Tampa Stadium 3–5
67,186
9 at Miami Dolphins L 7–27 Orange Bowl 3–6
47,741
10 New York Jets L 22–27 Lambeau Field 3–7
54,201
11 Minnesota Vikings W 19–7 Milwaukee County Stadium 4–7
52,706
12 at Buffalo Bills L 12–19 Rich Stadium 4–8
39,679
13 Philadelphia Eagles L 10–21 Lambeau Field 4–9
50,023
14 at Washington Redskins L 21–38 RFK Stadium 4–10
51,682
15 Chicago Bears L 14–15 Lambeau Field 4–11
54,207
16 at Detroit Lions W 18–13 Pontiac Silverdome 5–11
57,376

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers(2) 10 6 0 .625 6–2 8–6 273 237 W1
Chicago Bears(5) 10 6 0 .625 5–3 8–4 306 249 W3
Minnesota Vikings 7 9 0 .438 5–3 6–6 259 337 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 246 316 W1
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 1–7 2–10 219 365 L3

Awards and records

In popular media

The Packers versus Bears game of week 15 was used in an episode of That '70s Show ("Street Fighting Man") and was part of the seventh season. Eric invites his father, Red, to the game at Lambeau Field. Oddly, the Packers win in this episode, as opposed to real life, where they lost.[1]

References

  • Sportsencyclopedia.com


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