1943 Green Bay Packers season

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1943 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Curly Lambeau
Home field City Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record 7–2–1
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1942 1944

The 1943 Green Bay Packers season was their 25th overall, and 23rd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 7–2–1 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning a second-place finish in the Western Conference.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1943 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 8 Dick Wildung Tackle Minnesota
3 23 Irv Comp Back Benedictine
5 38 Roy McKay Back Texas
6 48 Nick Susoeff End Washington State
7 58 Ken Snelling Fullback UCLA
8 68 Lester Gatewood Center Baylor
9 78 Norm Verry Tackle USC
10 88 Solon Barnett Guard Baylor
11 98 Bob Forte Back Arkansas
12 108 Van Davis End Georgia
13 118 Tom Brock Center Notre Dame
14 128 Ralph Tate Back Oklahoma State
15 138 Don Carlson Tackle Denver
16 148 Mike Welch Back Minnesota
17 158 Ron Thomas Guard USC
18 168 Jim Powers Tackle St. Mary's (CA)
19 178 Hal Prescott Wide Receiver Hardin-Simmons
20 188 Eddie Forrest Center Santa Clara
21 198 Lloyd Wasserbach Tackle Wisconsin
22 208 Mark Hoskins Back Wisconsin
23 218 Earl Bennett Guard Hardin-Simmons
24 228 George Zellick End Oregon State
25 238 Gene Bierhaus End Minnesota
26 248 George Makris Guard Wisconsin
27 258 Pete Susick Back Washington
28 268 Bud Hasse End Northwestern
29 278 Dick Thornally Tackle Wisconsin
30 288 Bob Ray Back Wisconsin
31 293 Brunel Christensen Tackle California
32 298 Ken Roskie Fullback South Carolina
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 26, 1943 Chicago Bears T 21–21
2 October 3, 1943 at Chicago Cardinals W 28–7
3 October 10, 1943 Detroit Lions W 35–14
4 October 17, 1943 Washington Redskins L 33–7
5 October 24, 1943 at Detroit Lions W 27–6
6 October 31, 1943 at New York Giants W 35–21
7 November 7, 1943 at Chicago Bears L 21–7
8 November 14, 1943 Chicago Cardinals W 35–14
9 November 21, 1943 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 31–7
10 December 5, 1943 at Steagles W 38–28

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 1 1 .889 303 157 W-1
Green Bay Packers 7 2 1 .778 264 172 W-3
Detroit Lions 3 6 1 .333 178 218 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 0 10 0 .000 95 218 L-10

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]