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
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1939 1941

The 1940 Green Bay Packers season was their 20th 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[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1940 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[edit]

Schedule[edit]

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[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records and honors[edit]

References[edit]