1987 Green Bay Packers season

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1987 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Forrest Gregg
General manager Tom Braatz
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 5–9–1
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 Green Bay Packers season was their 67th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 5–9–1 record under coach Forrest Gregg, earning them 3rd place finish in the NFC Central division.

The 1987 NFL season was marked by a 24-day players strike, reducing the number of games from 16 games to 15. Three games of the Packers' season were played with replacement players, going 2–1.

The season ended with coach Forrest Gregg announcing he was leaving to fill the head coaching position at his alma mater, Southern Methodist University.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Pick # Round Player Position College
4 Round 1 Brent Fullwood Running back Auburn
41 Round 2 Johnny Holland Linebacker Texas A&M
61 Round 3 Dave Croston Tackle Iowa
69 Round 3 Scott Stephen Linebacker Arizona State
71 Round 3 Frankie Neal Wide Receiver Fort Hays State
89 Round 4 Lorenzo Freeman Defensive Tackle Pittsburgh
145 Round 6 Willie Marshall Wide Receiver Temple
172 Round 7 Tony Leiker Defensive Tackle Stanford
191 Round 7 Bill Smith Punter Mississippi
198 Round 8 Jeff Drost Defensive Tackle Iowa
228 Round 9 Greg Harris Guard Wake Forest
255 Round 10 Don Majkowski Quarterback Virginia
282 Round 11 Patrick Scott Wide Receiver Grambling
335 Round 12 Norman Jefferson Cornerback Louisiana State
= Pro Bowler

Norman Jefferson was Mr. Irrelevant

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Green Bay Packers staff
Front office
  • President – Robert J. Parins
  • Corporate Assistant to the President – Bob Harlan
  • Executive Vice President of Football Operations – Tom Braatz
  • Director of College Scouting – Dick Corrick

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Willie Peete

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Virgil Knight

[2]

Roster[edit]

1987 Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 9-13-1987 Los Angeles Raiders L 0–20 0–1–0 Lambeau Field
54,983
2 9-20-1987 Denver Broncos T 17–17 O.T. 0–1–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,624
3 9-27-1987 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Games not held due to 1987 NFL strike
4 10-4-1987 at Minnesota Vikings W 23–16* 1–1–1 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
13,911
5 10-11-1987 Detroit Lions L 16–19* O.T. 1–2–1 Lambeau Field
35,779
6 10-18-1987 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–10* O.T. 2–2–1 Lambeau Field
35,842
7 10-25-1987 at Detroit Lions W 34–33 3–2–1 Pontiac Silverdome
27,278
8 11-1-1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–23 3–3–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
50,308
9 11-8-1987 Chicago Bears L 24–26 3–4–1 Lambeau Field
53,320
10 11-15-1987 at Seattle Seahawks L 13–24 3–5–1 Kingdome
60,963
11 11-22-1987 at Kansas City Chiefs W 23–3 4–5–1 Arrowhead Stadium
34,611
12 11-29-1987 at Chicago Bears L 10–23 4–6–1 Soldier Field
61,638
13 12-6-1987 San Francisco 49ers L 12–23 4–7–1 Lambeau Field
51,118
14 12-13-1987 Minnesota Vikings W 16–10 5–7–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,059
15 12-19-1987 at New York Giants L 10–20 5–8–1 Giants Stadium
51,013
16 12-27-1987 at New Orleans Saints L 24–33 5–9–1 Louisiana Superdome
68,364

* – Games played with replacement players[1]

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 11 4 0 .733 356 282
Minnesota Vikings 8 7 0 .533 336 335
Green Bay Packers 5 9 1 .367 255 300
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 11 0 .267 286 360
Detroit Lions 4 11 0 .267 269 384

[3]

Statistical leaders[edit]

[4]

Quarterbacks
Player Attempts Completions Yards Touchdowns Interceptions QB Rating
Randy Wright 247 142 1,507 6 11 61.6
Don Majkowski 127 55 875 5 3 70.2
Running Backs
Player Rushes Yards Average Touchdowns
Kenneth Davis 109 413 3.8 3
Brent Fullwood 84 274 3.3 5
Receivers
Player Receptions Yards Average Touchdowns
Walter Stanley 38 672 17.7 3
Frankie Neal 36 420 11.7 3
Phil Epps 34 516 15.2 2

Awards and milestones[edit]

Hall of Famers[edit]

References[edit]