1969 Green Bay Packers season

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1969 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Phil Bengtson
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–6
Division place 3rd Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1968 1970 >

The 1969 Green Bay Packers season was their 49th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–6 record under coach Phil Bengtson, earning them a 3rd place finish in the Central division.

The Glory Was Gone[edit]

Without the disciplined guidance of Vince Lombardi steering the Packers for the first time in a decade, Green Bay started the season strong at 5–2, but stumbled down the stretch. Plagued by injuries and inconsistent play, the team clawed their way to their 10th winning season in the last 11 years.

Regardless of the winning record, by season's end several future Hall of Famers departed or retired (among those who retired or departed that year were the likes of Willie Davis and Herb Adderley), leaving the team scrambling to rebuild its depleted roster. As eager as Packer fans were to recapture the winning ways of Lombardi, it was obvious Titletown would have to wait to regain its luster.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

The NFL Draft was held on Tuesday, January 28, 1969. The Packers had the 12th pick overall and selected Rich Moore, a Defensive Tackle from Villanova.[1] At this stage of the draft, several high profile players, such as running backs Calvin Hill and Ron Johnson, quarterback Terry Hanratty, and defensive lineman Dave Foley, Ted Hendricks and Fred Dryer were still available. The selection of Moore was made by Phil Bengtson.[1] The Packers Personnel Director Pat Peppler and Lombardi both disagreed with the selection. After the draft, Lombardi announced that he was leaving the club to coach the Washington Redskins.

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
12 Green Bay Packers NFL Rich Moore Defensive Tackle Villanova
38 Green Bay Packers NFL Dave Bradley Tackle Penn State
64 Green Bay Packers NFL John Spilis Wide Receiver Northern Illinois
90 Green Bay Packers NFL Perry Williams Running Back Purdue
116 Green Bay Packers NFL Bill Hayhoe Defensive Tackle USC
142 Green Bay Packers NFL Ken Vinyard Placekicker Texas Tech
168 Green Bay Packers NFL Larry Agajanian Defensive Tackle UCLA
194 Green Bay Packers NFL Doug Gosnell Defensive Tackle Utah State
220 Green Bay Packers NFL Dave Hampton Running Back Wyoming
246 Green Bay Packers NFL Bruce Nelson Tackle North Dakota State
272 Green Bay Packers NFL Leon Harden Defensive Back UTEP
298 Green Bay Packers NFL Tom Buckman Tight End Texas A&M
324 Green Bay Packers NFL Craig Koinzan Linebacker Doane
350 Green Bay Packers NFL Rich Voltzke Running Back Minnesota-Duluth
376 Green Bay Packers NFL Dan Eckstein Defensive Back Presbyterian
402 Green Bay Packers NFL Dick Hewins Wide Receiver Drake
428 Green Bay Packers NFL John Mack Running Back Central Missouri State

Preseason[edit]

On August 30, a crowd of 85,532 fans viewed a doubleheader at Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium. In the first contest, the Chicago Bears played the AFL’s Buffalo Bills, while the Cleveland Browns hosted the Green Bay Packers in the second match.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Chicago Bears W 17–0 Lambeau Field
50,861
2 September 28, 1969 San Francisco 49ers W 14–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,184
3 October 5, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 19–7 Memorial Stadium
60,740
4 October 12, 1969 at Detroit Lions W 28–17 Tiger Stadium
58,384
5 October 19, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–21 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
78,947
6 October 26, 1969 Atlanta Falcons W 28–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
7 November 2, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–34 Pitt Stadium
46,403
8 November 9, 1969 at Baltimore Colts L 14–6 Memorial Stadium
60,238
9 November 16, 1969 Minnesota Vikings L 9–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,321
10 November 23, 1969 Detroit Lions L 16–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
11 November 30, 1969 New York Giants W 20–10 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,156
12 December 7, 1969 at Cleveland Browns L 20–7 Cleveland Stadium
82,137
13 December 14, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 21–3 Wrigley Field
45,216
14 December 21, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals W 45–28 Lambeau Field
50,861

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Packers 7 0 0 10 17


Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 0 0 7 0 7
• Packers 0 0 7 7 14

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Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Central Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 379 133
Detroit Lions 9 4 1 .692 259 188
Green Bay Packers 8 6 0 .571 269 221
Chicago Bears 1 13 0 .071 210 339

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b When Pride Still Mattered, David Maraniss,p. 454, Simon & Schuster, 1999, ISBN 978-0-684-84418-3
  2. ^ Rockin’ the Rockpile: The Buffalo Bills of the American Football League, p.439, Jeffrey J. Miller, ECW Press, 2007, ISBN 978-1-55022-797-0
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-21.