1944 Green Bay Packers season

The 1944 Green Bay Packers season was their 26th season overall and their 24th season in the National Football League. The club posted an 8–2 record under coach Curly Lambeau, earning them a first-place finish in the Western Conference. The Packers ended the season beating the New York Giants 14–7 in the NFL Championship Game, their sixth league title. Don Hutson led the NFL in touchdowns for a record-setting eighth time in his career.[1]

1944 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachCurly Lambeau
Home fieldCity Stadium
Wisconsin State Fair Park
Results
Record8–2
Division place1st NFL Western
Playoff finishWon NFL Championship

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Merv Pregulman Guard Michigan
3 22 Tom Kuzma Halfback Michigan
5 38 Bill McPartland Tackle St. Mary's (CA)
6 49 Mickey McCardle Back USC
7 60 Jack Tracy End Washington
8 71 Alex Agase Guard Illinois
9 82 Don Whitmire Tackle Alabama/Navy
10 93 Bob Koch Back Oregon
11 104 Virgil Johnson End Arkansas
12 115 Roy Giusti Back St. Mary's (CA)
13 126 Bill Baughman Center Alabama
14 137 Don Griffin Back Illinois
15 148 Bert Gissler End Nebraska
16 159 Lou Shelton Back Oregon State
17 170 Charley Cusick Guard Colgate
18 181 Hugh Cox Back North Carolina
19 192 Kermit Davis End Mississippi State
20 203 Bob Johnson Center Purdue
21 214 Jim Cox Tackle Stanford
22 225 Cliff Anderson End Minnesota
23 236 John Wesley Perry Back Duke
24 247 Pete DeMaria Guard Purdue
25 258 Len Liss Tackle Marquette
26 269 Ray Jordan Back North Carolina
27 280 Al Grubaugh Tackle Nebraska
28 291 A. B. Howard End Mississippi State
29 302 Paul Paladino Guard Arkansas
30 313 Bob Butchofsky Back Texas A&M
31 319 Russ Deal Guard Indiana
32 325 Abel Gonzales Back SMU

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 17, 1944 Brooklyn Tigers W 14–7
2 September 24, 1944 Chicago Bears W 42–28
3 October 1, 1944 Detroit Lions W 27–6
4 October 8, 1944 Card-Pitt W 34–7
5 October 22, 1944 Cleveland Rams W 30–21
6 October 29, 1944 at Detroit Lions W 14–0
7 November 5, 1944 at Chicago Bears L 0–21
8 November 12, 1944 at Cleveland Rams W 42–7
9 November 19, 1944 at New York Giants L 0–24
10 November 26, 1944 at Card-Pitt W 35–20
Week Date Opponent Result
Championship December 17, 1944 at New York Giants W 14–7[2]
NFL Championship
1 234Total
• Packers 0 1400 14
Giants 0 007 7
  • Date: December 17
  • Location: Polo Grounds
  • Game attendance: 46,015

[3]

Standings

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 2 0 .800 7–1 238 141 W1
Chicago Bears 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 258 172 W2
Detroit Lions 6 3 1 .667 4–3–1 216 151 W4
Cleveland Rams 4 6 0 .400 4–4 188 224 L2
Card-Pitt 0 10 0 .000 0–8 108 328 L10

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

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records and honors

  • Don Hutson, NFL Leader, Touchdowns
  • Don Hutson, NFL Record, Touchdown Leader, Eighth Time

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 408
  2. ^ Video: B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18 (1944). Universal Newsreel. 1944. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-Oct-08.
Scoring summary
Q2GBFritsch 1 yard run (Hutson kick)GB 7–0
Q2GBFritsch 28 yard pass from Comp (Hutson kick)GB 14–0
Q4NYGCuff 1 yard run (Strong kick)GB 14–7
Franchise
Records
Stadiums
Training facilities
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Division championships (18)
Conference championships (9)
League championships (13)
Retired numbers
Media
Current league affiliations
Seasons (100)
Championship seasons in bold

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