1982 Green Bay Packers season

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1982 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–3–1
Division place 3rd NFC
Playoff finish Won First-round Playoffs
Lost Second-round Playoffs
Timeline
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< 1981 1983 >

The 1982 Green Bay Packers season was their 62nd season in the National Football League and shortened due to a players strike. The club posted a 5–3–1 record under coach Bart Starr. Due to the strike, the NFL ignored division standing and placed eight teams from each conference into the playoffs. The Packers finished the season in third place which earned them a playoff berth. The Packers beat the Cardinals 41–16 in the first round, but lost to the Dallas Cowboys 37–26 in the second. Their playoff berth was the first for the Packers in ten seasons.

The strike also prevented the Bears–Packers rivalry from being played this year, making the Lions–Packers rivalry the longest-running annual series in the league.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1982 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 22 Ron Hallstrom Guard Iowa
3 71 Del Rodgers Running Back Utah
4 98 Robert Brown Linebacker Virginia Tech
5 126 Mike Meade Running Back Penn State
6 152 Chet Parlavecchio Linebacker Penn State
7 183 Joel Whitley Defensive Back UTEP
8 210 Thomas Boyd Linebacker Alabama
9 237 Charles Riggins Defensive End Bethune-Cookman
10 264 Eddie Garcia Kicker SMU
11 294 John Macauley Center Stanford
12 321 Phil Epps Wide Receiver TCU

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1982 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President – Robert J. Parins
  • Corporate Assistant to the President – Bob Harlan
  • Director of Player Personnel – Dick Corrick

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 Los Angeles Rams W 35–23 Milwaukee County Stadium
53,694
2 September 20, 1982 at New York Giants W 27–19 Giants Stadium
68,405
3 November 21, 1982 Minnesota Vikings W 26–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
44,681
4 November 28, 1982 at New York Jets L 15–13 Shea Stadium
53,872
5 December 5, 1982 Buffalo Bills W 33–21 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,655
6 December 12, 1982 Detroit Lions L 30–10 Lambeau Field
51,875
7 December 19, 1982 at Baltimore Colts T 20–20 (OT) Memorial Stadium
25,920
8 December 26, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons W 38–7 Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
50,245
9 January 2, 1983 at Detroit Lions L 27–24 Pontiac Silverdome
64,377

Standings[edit]

National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250

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Playoffs[edit]

NFC First Round[edit]

Green Bay Packers 41, St. Louis Cardinals 16
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 3 6 0 7 16
Packers 7 21 10 3 41

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay quarterback Lynn Dickey threw for 260 yards and 4 touchdowns en route to a 41–16 win. The Packers scored four touchdowns on four consecutive possessions. It was their first playoff victory since Super Bowl II.

NFC Second Round[edit]

Dallas Cowboys 37, Green Bay Packers 26
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 6 13 26
Cowboys 6 14 3 14 37

at Texas Stadium, Irving, Texas

The Cowboys scored touchdowns on two 80-yard drives while cornerback Dennis Thurman had 3 interceptions, including a 39-yard touchdown and one to clinch the victory. Packers quarterback Lynn Dickey threw for a franchise postseason record 332 yards and a touchdown, but his 3 interceptions were too costly to overcome. Receiver James Lofton caught 5 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, and also had a 71-yard touchdown run on a reverse play, which tied the record for longest running play in a playoff game at the time.

Green Bay finished the game with a franchise playoff record 466 total yards.

Awards and records[edit]

  • Led NFL in Points Scored, (226)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 384. Retrieved February 22, 2011.