1987 Green Bay Packers season

The 1987 Green Bay Packers season was their 69th season overall and their 67th in the National Football League. The team 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]

1987 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachForrest Gregg
General managerTom Braatz
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record5–9–1
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro Bowlersnone

Offseason

Draft

1987 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Brent Fullwood *  RB Auburn
2 41 Johnny Holland  LB Texas A&M
3 61 Dave Croston  OT Iowa
3 69 Scott Stephen  LB Arizona St
3 71 Frankie Neal  WR Fort Hays St
4 89 Lorenzo Freeman  DT Pittsburgh
6 145 Willie Marshall  WR Temple
7 172 Tony Leiker  DT Stanford
7 191 Bill Smith  P Ole Miss
8 198 Jeff Drost  DT Iowa
9 228 Greg Harris  OG Wake Forest
10 255 Don Majkowski *  QB Virginia
11 282 Patrick Scott  WR Grambling
12 335 Norman Jefferson  CB LSU
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel

Staff

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

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

Schedule

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 (OT) 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* (OT) 1–2–1 Lambeau Field
35,779
6 10-18-1987 Philadelphia Eagles W 16–10* (OT) 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]

Game summaries

Week 3

1 234Total
• Packers 7 1303 23
Vikings 0 772 16

[3]

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(2) 11 4 0 .733 7–0 9–2 356 282 W1
Minnesota Vikings(5) 8 7 0 .533 3–5 6–6 336 335 L1
Green Bay Packers 5 9 1 .367 3–4 4–7 255 300 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 11 0 .267 3–4 4–9 286 360 L8
Detroit Lions 4 11 0 .267 2–5 4–7 269 384 W1

Statistical leaders

[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

Hall of Famers

References

  1. ^ a b Green Bay Packers(1919–Present) on Sportsencylopedia.com
  2. ^ "All Time Coaches Database". Packers.com. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2015-Jan-19.
  4. ^ Packers Official 1987 Year End Stats
Scoring summary
Q1GBThomas 30 yard pass from Risher (Zendejas kick)GB 7–0
Q2GBZendejas 35 yard field goalGB 10–0
Q2GBZendejas 43 yard field goalGB 13–0
Q2MINBrim 63 yard pass from Adams (Dawson kick)GB 13–7
Q2GBRisher 13 yard run (Zendejas kick)GB 20–7
Q3MINBrim 38 yard run (Dawson kick)GB 20–14
Q4MINSafety, Stepanek tackled Risher in end zoneGB 20–16
Q4GBZendejas 34 yard field goalGB 23–16
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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