1969 Green Bay Packers season
|1969 Green Bay Packers season|
|Head coach||Phil Bengtson|
|Home field||Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
|Division place||3rd Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1969 Green Bay Packers season was their 50th 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
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.
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. 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. 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|
|Green Bay Packers 1969 roster|
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.
|1||September 21, 1969||Chicago Bears||W 17–0||Lambeau Field||
|2||September 28, 1969||San Francisco 49ers||W 14–7||Milwaukee County Stadium||
|3||October 5, 1969||at Minnesota Vikings||L 19–7||Memorial Stadium||
|4||October 12, 1969||at Detroit Lions||W 28–17||Tiger Stadium||
|5||October 19, 1969||at Los Angeles Rams||L 34–21||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||
|6||October 26, 1969||Atlanta Falcons||W 28–10||Lambeau Field||
|7||November 2, 1969||at Pittsburgh Steelers||W 38–34||Pitt Stadium||
|8||November 9, 1969||at Baltimore Colts||L 14–6||Memorial Stadium||
|9||November 16, 1969||Minnesota Vikings||L 9–7||Milwaukee County Stadium||
|10||November 23, 1969||Detroit Lions||L 16–10||Lambeau Field||
|11||November 30, 1969||New York Giants||W 20–10||Milwaukee County Stadium||
|12||December 7, 1969||at Cleveland Browns||L 20–7||Cleveland Stadium||
|13||December 14, 1969||at Chicago Bears||W 21–3||Wrigley Field||
|14||December 21, 1969||St. Louis Cardinals||W 45–28||Lambeau Field||
|Green Bay Packers||8||6||0||.571||3–3||5–5||269||221||W2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.