1983 Green Bay Packers season

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1983 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Bart Starr
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1982 1984 >

The 1983 Green Bay Packers season was their 63rd season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–8 record under coach Bart Starr, earning them a second-place finish in the NFC Central division. The 1983 season was the last that the Packers played under Starr. The team set an NFL record for most overtime games played in one season with 5,[1] winning three. In October on Monday Night Football, Green Bay defeated the Washington Redskins, 48–47, in the highest scoring game in MNF history. It was voted one of the ten best Packer games and is featured on the NFL Films collection, "The Green Bay Packers Greatest Games."

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
11 Green Bay Packers Tim Lewis Cornerback Pittsburgh
48 Green Bay Packers Dave Drechsler Guard North Carolina
104 Green Bay Packers Mike Miller Wide Receiver Tennessee
132 Green Bay Packers Brian Thomas Running Back Pittsburgh
160 Green Bay Packers Ron Sams Guard Pittsburgh
188 Green Bay Packers Jessie Clark Running Back Arkansas
216 Green Bay Packers Carlton Briscoe Defensive Back McNeese State
243 Green Bay Packers Robin Ham Center West Texas State
253 Green Bay Packers Byron Williams Wide Receiver Texas Arlington
271 Green Bay Packers Jimmy Thomas Defensive Back Indiana
299 Green Bay Packers Bucky Scribner Punter Kansas
327 Green Bay Packers John Harvey Linebacker USC

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1983 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]

Game Date Opponent Score Record Streak Notes Venue Attendance
1 9-4-1983 at Houston Oilers W,41–38 O.T. 1–0 1W Astrodome
44,073
2 9-11-1983 Pittsburgh Steelers L,21–25 1–1 1L Lambeau Field
55,154
3 9-18-1983 Los Angeles Rams W,27–24 2–1 1W Milwaukee County Stadium
54,037
4 9-26-1983 at New York Giants L,3–27 2–2 1L Monday Night Football Giants Stadium
75,308
5 10-2-1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,55–13 3–2 1W Scored an NFL-record 49 points in the 1st half Lambeau Field
54,272
6 10-9-1983 at Detroit Lions L,14–38 3–3 1L Pontiac Silverdome
67,738
7 10-17-1983 Washington Redskins W,48–47 4–3 1W Highest M.N.F Aggregate Score Lambeau Field
55,255
8 10-23-1983 Minnesota Vikings L, 17–20 O.T. 4–4 1L Lambeau Field
55,236
9 10-30-1983 at Cincinnati Bengals L,14–34 4–5 2L Riverfront Stadium
53,349
10 11-6-1983 Cleveland Browns W,35–21 5–5 1W Milwaukee County Stadium
54,089
11 11-13-1983 at Minnesota Vikings W,29–21 6–5 2W Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
60,113
12 11-20-1983 Detroit Lions L,20–23 O.T. 6–6 1L Milwaukee County Stadium
50,050
13 11-27-1983 at Atlanta Falcons L,41–47 O.T. 6–7 2L Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
35,688
14 12-4-1983 Chicago Bears W,31–28 7–7 1W Lambeau Field
51,147
15 12-12-1983 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W,12–9 O.T. 8–7 2W 5 O.T. Games, an NFL record Tampa Stadium
50,763
16 12-18-1983 at Chicago Bears L,21–23 8–8 1L Soldier Field
35,807

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
• Packers 7 21 3 7 3 41
Oilers 10 0 7 21 0 38

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Detroit Lions(3) 9 7 0 .563 7–1 8–4 347 286
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 4–4 6–6 429 439
Chicago Bears 8 8 0 .500 4–4 7–7 311 301
Minnesota Vikings 8 8 0 .500 4–4 4–8 316 348
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1–7 1–11 241 380

Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completion Percentage Yards Avg Long TD Int Rating
Lynn Dickey 484 289 59.7% 4458 9.21 75 32 29 87.3

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Average TD Long
James Lofton 58 1300 22.4 8 74
John Jefferson 57 830 14.6 7 36
Paul Coffman 54 814 15.1 11 74
Gerry Ellis 52 603 11.6 2 56

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Yards avg TD Long
Gerry Ellis 141 696 4.9 4 71
Eddie Lee Ivery 86 340 4.0 2 21
Jessie Clark 71 328 4.6 0 42
Harlan Huckleby 50 182 3.6 4 20

Defensive[edit]

Player Sacks INT'S Yards Average TD Long
John Anderson 4.5 5 54 10.8 1 27t
Greg Boyd 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Byron Braggs 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
George Cumby 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Douglass 5.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Johnnie Gray 0.0 2 5 2.5 0 5
Charles Johnson 3.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ezra Johnson 14.5 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Jolly 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Jim Laughlin 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22
Mark Lee 0.0 4 23 5.8 0 15
Cliff Lewis 2.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tim Lewis 0.0 5 111 22.2 0 46
Randy Scott 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12

Records[edit]

  • Lynn Dickey, Club Record, Most Passing Yards in One Season, 4,458. First NFC Quarterback to ever throw for over 4,000 yards.
  • NFL record, Most Overtime Games played in one season, (5)
  • NFC Central record, Most Interceptions in a season by a passer other than the quarterback (3, Cliff Lewis).

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 388
  2. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com

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