1939 Green Bay Packers season

The 1939 Green Bay Packers season was their 21st season overall and their 19th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 9–2 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season by beating the New York Giants in the NFL Championship Game 27–0, earning the Packers their fifth NFL Championship and the first title game shutout ever recorded.

1939 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldCity Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Local radioWTMJ
Results
Record9–2
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship
Hutson-Don-1940
Leading scorer for the 1939 Packers was end Don Hutson.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 17, 1939 Chicago Cardinals W 14–10
2 September 24, 1939 Chicago Bears W 21–16
3 October 1, 1939 Cleveland Rams L 27–24
4 October 8, 1939 Chicago Cardinals W 27–20
5 October 22, 1939 Detroit Lions W 26–7
6 October 29, 1939 Washington Redskins W 24–14
7 November 5, 1939 at Chicago Bears L 30–27
8 November 12, 1939 at Philadelphia Eagles W 23–16
9 November 19, 1939 at Brooklyn Dodgers W 28–0
10 November 26, 1939 at Cleveland Rams W 7–6
11 December 3, 1939 at Detroit Lions W 12–7

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 10, 1939 New York Giants W 27–0
All-Star Game January 14, 1940 NFL All-Stars W 16–7

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 9 2 0 .818 6–2 233 153 W4
Chicago Bears 8 3 0 .727 6–2 298 157 W4
Detroit Lions 6 5 0 .545 4–4 145 150 L4
Cleveland Rams 5 5 1 .500 4–4 195 164 W1
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 0 .091 0–8 84 254 L8

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Roster

Source: "The Green Bay Packers," in Howard Roberts, Who's Who in the Major Leagues Football. Chicago: B.E. Callahan, [1940]; pp. 2–3 and team photo on pg. 24. Illegible jersey digits denoted with X.

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