1973 Green Bay Packers season

The 1973 Green Bay Packers season was their 55th season overall and their 53rd season in the National Football League. The defending division champions posted a 5–7–2 record under third-year head coach Dan Devine, earning them a third-place finish in the NFC Central division.

1973 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachDan Devine
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record5–7–2
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Nitschke retired during training camp in late August.[1] Bart Starr left as quarterbacks coach to other business interests, which included a network broadcasting position with CBS.

NFL draft

Roster

1973 Green Bay Packers final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 17 New York Jets W 23–7 1–0–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
47,124
2 September 23 Detroit Lions T 13–13 1–0–1 Lambeau Field
55,495
3 September 30 at Minnesota Vikings L 11–3 1–1–1 Metropolitan Stadium
48,176
4 October 7 at New York Giants W 16–14 2–1–1 Yale Bowl
70,050
5 October 14 Kansas City Chiefs T 10–10 2–1–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,583
6 October 21 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–7 2–2–2 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
80,558
7 October 28 at Detroit Lions L 34–0 2–3–2 Tiger Stadium
43,616
8 November 4 Chicago Bears L 31–17 2–4–2 Lambeau Field
56,267
9 November 11 St. Louis Cardinals W 25–21 3–4–2 Lambeau Field
52,922
10 November 18 at New England Patriots L 33–24 3–5–2 Schaefer Stadium
60,525
11 November 26 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–6 3–6–2 Candlestick Park
49,244
12 December 2 New Orleans Saints W 30–10 4–6–2 Milwaukee County Stadium
46,092
13 December 8 Minnesota Vikings L 31–7 4–7–2 Lambeau Field
53,830
14 December 16 at Chicago Bears W 21–0 5–7–2 Soldier Field
29,157

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Jets 0 007 7
• Packers 3 1037 23

[2]

Week 4

1 234Total
• Packers 7 063 16
Giants 7 007 14

[3]

Week 9

1 234Total
Cardinals 7 0014 21
• Packers 10 1203 25

[4]

Week 12

1 234Total
Saints 0 370 10
• Packers 3 10710 30

[5]

Week 14

1 234Total
• Packers 7 707 21
Bears 0 000 0
  • Date: December 16
  • Location: Soldier Field, Chicago
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 24°F, wind 13 mph

[6]

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 6–0 10–1 296 168 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .464 3–2–1 6–4–1 271 247 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 7 2 .429 1–4–1 4–6–1 202 259 W1
Chicago Bears 3 11 0 .214 1–5 1–9 195 334 L6

References

  1. ^ "'No hard feelings' says Ray Nitschke". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. August 29, 1973. p. 17.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1GBChester Marcol 9-yard field goalPackers 3–0
2GBRich McGeorge 19-yard pass from Scott Hunter (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 10–0
2GBChester Marcol 37-yard field goalPackers 13–0
3GBChester Marcol 10-yard field goalPackers 16–0
4GBJohn Brockington 1-yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 23–0
4NYJDavid Knight 17-yard pass from Al Woodall (Bobby Howfield kick)Packers 23–7
Scoring summary
1NYGDon Herrmann 17-yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)Giants 7–0
1GBJon Staggers 20-yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Tie 7–7
3GBChester Marcol 20-yard field goalPackers 10–7
3GBChester Marcol 11-yard field goalPackers 13–7
4NYGBob Grim 10-yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick)Giants 14–13
4GBChester Marcol 32-yard field goalPackers 16–14
Scoring summary
1GBJohn Brockington 1-yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 7–0
1GBChester Marcol 12-yard field goalPackers 10–0
1STLDonny Anderson 30-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)Packers 10–7
2GBJerry Tagge 1-yard run (kick failed)Packers 16–7
2GBChester Marcol 32-yard field goalPackers 19–7
2GBChester Marcol 24-yard field goalPackers 22–7
4STLAhmad Rashād 23-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)Packers 22–14
4STLTerry Metcalf 2-yard run (Jim Bakken kick)Packers 22–21
4GBChester Marcol 9-yard field goalPackers 25–21
Scoring summary
1GBChester Marcol 14-yard field goalPackers 3–0
2GBAl Matthews 58-yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 10–0
2GBChester Marcol 39-yard field goalPackers 13–0
2NOBill McClard 22-yard field goalPackers 13–3
3NOJubilee Dunbar 29-yard pass from Archie Manning (Bill McClard kick)Packers 13–10
3GBJerry Tagge 41-yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 20–10
4GBJim Carter 42-yard interception return (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 27–10
4GBChester Marcol 33-yard field goalPackers 30–10
Scoring summary
1GBJon Staggers 20-yard pass from Jerry Tagge (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 7–0
2GBLes Goodman 3-yard run (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 14–0
4GBJon Staggers 36-yard pass from Jerry Tagge (Chester Marcol kick)Packers 21–0
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