1941 Green Bay Packers season

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1941 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Curly Lambeau
Home field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 10–1
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Lost Western Divisional Playoff
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1940 1942

The 1941 Green Bay Packers season was their 21st season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning a tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Chicago Bears. The Packers and Bears played a one-game playoff in Chicago to determine who would play in the NFL Championship Game. The Packers lost 33–14 to the Bears, in the first post-season game ever played between the archrivals. The second post-season game came 70 years later, in the NFC Conference Championship game on January 22, 2011.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1941 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 George Paskvan Back Wisconsin
3 21 Bob Paffrath Back Minnesota
5 37 Ed Frutig End Michigan
6 46 Herm Rohrig Defensive Back Nebraska
7 57 Bill Telesmanic End San Francisco
8 66 Bill Kuusisto Guard Minnesota
9 77 Tony Canadeo Halfback Gonzaga
10 86 Mike Byelene Back Purdue
11 97 Paul Heimenz Center Northwestern
12 106 Mike Enich Tackle Iowa
13 117 Ed Heffernan Back St. Mary's (CA)
14 126 Del Lyman Tackle UCLA
15 137 Johnny Frieberger End Arkansas
16 146 Ernie Pannell Tackle Texas A&M
17 157 Bob Saggau Back Notre Dame
18 166 Heige Pukema Guard Minnesota
19 177 Bob Hayes End Toledo
20 186 Jim Strasbaugh Back Ohio State
21 192 Joe Bailey Center Kentucky
22 196 Bruno Malinowski Back Holy Cross

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 14, 1941 Detroit Lions W 23–0
2 September 21, 1941 Cleveland Rams W 24–7
3 September 28, 1941 Chicago Bears L 25–17
4 October 5, 1941 Chicago Cardinals W 14–13
5 October 12, 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers W 30–7
6 October 19, 1941 at Cleveland Rams W 17–14
7 October 26, 1941 at Detroit Lions W 24–7
8 November 2, 1941 at Chicago Bears W 16–14
9 November 16, 1941 Chicago Cardinals W 17–9
10 November 23, 1941 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 54–7
11 November 30, 1941 at Washington Redskins W 22–17

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 14, 1941 at Chicago Bears L 33–14

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 10 1 0 .909 396 147 W-5
Green Bay Packers 10 1 0 .909 258 120 W-8
Detroit Lions 4 6 1 .400 121 195 W-1
Chicago Cardinals 3 7 1 .300 127 197 L-2
Cleveland Rams 2 9 0 .182 116 244 L-9

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Howard White "Smiley" Johnson (Guard)[1]

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Howard White "Smiley" Johnson (Linebacker)[2]

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

  • Don Hutson, 1,000 yard receiving season (1,211 yards)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame
  2. ^ Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame