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1944 Green Bay Packers

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8-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1944 NFL Season Summary

Scored 238 points (23.8/g), 3rd of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 141 points (14.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 97 points (9.7/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 7.8-2.2.

Coach: Curly Lambeau (8-2-0)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: Green Bay East High School (Green Bay, Wisconsin)


Team Info

President Lee Joannes
Head Coach/General Manager Curly Lambeau

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 238 2988 648 4.6 31 7 147 105 253 1471 15 24 5.8 63 395 1517 16 3.8 70 62 558 14
Opp. Stats 141 2359 584 4.0 41 12 114 89 227 1229 10 29 5.4 49 357 1130 9 3.2 56 88 700 9
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 4 1 1 3 4 4 6 7 4 4 2 2
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 4 3 5 7 5 4 3 3 3 4 4 4

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 Brooklyn Tigers 14 7 15 218 102 116 3 16 258 120 138 3
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Bears 42 28 16 364 150 214 4 15 273 194 79 8
3 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-0 Detroit Lions 27 6 17 329 144 185 2 10 161 77 84 2
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 4-0 Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 34 7 15 388 241 147 3 8 187 126 61 6
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 5-0 Cleveland Rams 30 21 24 452 158 294 4 14 337 125 212 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 6-0 @ Detroit Lions 14 0 11 227 112 115 3 10 196 93 103 5
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 6-1 @ Chicago Bears 0 21 8 146 97 49 5 13 320 182 138 5
9 Sun November 12 boxscore W 7-1 @ Cleveland Rams 42 7 10 310 133 177 3 10 231 133 98 9
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 7-2 @ New York Giants 0 24 18 283 152 131 5 9 257 36 221 2
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 8-2 @ Chi/Pit Cards/Steelers 35 20 11 277 190 87 1 5 157 138 19 4
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-2 @ New York Giants 14 7 11 237 74 163 3 10 199 114 85 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Irv Comp 25 TB 10 8 80 177 45.2 1159 12 6.8 21 11.9 55 6.5 2.6 14.5 115.9 50.0
Lou Brock 27 HB/P 5 5 5 21 23.8 94 2 9.5 0 0.0 48 4.5 6.4 18.8 18.8 77.5
Tony Canadeo 25 3 0 9 20 45.0 89 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 4.5 4.5 9.9 29.7 58.1 0 0
Roy McKay 24 tb 3 1 6 14 42.9 72 1 7.1 2 14.3 26 5.1 0.1 12.0 24.0 43.5 0 0
Paul Duhart 24 b 8 2 4 13 30.8 42 0 0.0 0 0.0 12 3.2 3.2 10.5 5.3 41.2
Joe Laws 33 PR 10 4 1 4 25.0 15 0 0.0 1 25.0 15 3.8 -7.5 15.0 1.5 3.1
Don Hutson+ 31 K/LE 10 7 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Dick Bilda 25 3 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 27.9 10 105 253 41.5 1471 15 5.9 24 9.5 55 5.8 2.7 14.0 147.1 41.1 0 0
Opp Total 10 89 227 39.2 1229 10 4.4 29 12.8 5.4 0.55 13.8 122.9 32.4 0 0 5.4 0.5 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
Ted Fritsch 24 FB/KR 9 7 94 322 4 18 3.4 35.8 10.4 3 5 1.7 0 13 0.3 0.6 327 4 0
Don Perkins 27 b 10 2 58 207 0 26 3.6 20.7 5.8 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 208 0 0
Irv Comp 25 TB 10 8 52 134 2 28 2.6 13.4 5.2 2 16 8.0 1 11 0.2 1.6 150 3 0
Paul Duhart 24 b 8 2 51 183 2 16 3.6 22.9 6.4 9 176 19.6 2 32 1.1 22.0 359 4 0
Joe Laws 33 PR 10 4 45 200 3 20 4.4 20.0 4.5 7 61 8.7 1 29 0.7 6.1 261 4 0
Lou Brock 27 HB/P 5 5 36 200 3 42 5.6 40.0 7.2 4 74 18.5 2 52 0.8 14.8 274 5 0
Tony Canadeo 25 3 0 31 149 0 34 4.8 49.7 10.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 161 0 0
Don Hutson+ 31 K/LE 10 7 12 87 0 27 7.3 8.7 1.2 58 866 14.9 9 55 5.8 86.6 953 9 0
Ben Starret 27 bb 7 3 10 21 2 8 2.1 3.0 1.4 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.9 27 2 0
Roy McKay 24 tb 3 1 5 12 0 11 2.4 4.0 1.7 12 0 0
Alex Urban 27 de 3 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.7 0.3 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.3 3.3 12 0 0
Harry Jacunski 29 RE 9 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 151 16.8 0 48 1.0 16.8 151 0 0
Ray Wehba 28 e 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 67 11.2 0 17 0.6 6.7 67 0 0
Larry Craig 28 BB 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 17 8.5 0 9 0.2 1.7 17 0 0
Joel Mason 32 e 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.9 9 0 0
Team Total 27.9 10 395 1517 16 42 3.8 151.7 39.5 105 1471 14.0 15 55 10.5 147.1 2988 31 0
Opp Total 10 357 1130 9 3.2 113.0 35.7 89 1229 13.8 10 8.9 122.9 2359 19 25

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Joe Laws 33 PR 10 4 15 118 0 23 7.9 8 132 0 25 16.5 511
Ted Fritsch 24 FB/KR 9 7 11 288 0 44 26.2 615
Lou Brock 27 HB/P 5 5 4 36 0 22 9.0 2 41 0 21 20.5 351
Irv Comp 25 TB 10 8 2 32 0 18 16.0 2 35 0 18 17.5 217
Paul Duhart 24 b 8 2 3 32 0 18 10.7 1 18 0 18 18.0 409
Tony Canadeo 25 3 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 1 12 0 12 12.0 177
Roy McKay 24 tb 3 1 2 19 0 17 9.5 31
Don Perkins 27 b 10 2 2 34 0 18 17.0 242
Larry Craig 28 BB 10 8 1 17 0 17 17.0 34
Ben Starret 27 bb 7 3 1 13 0 13 13.0 40
Alex Urban 27 de 3 1 1 20 0 20 20.0 32
Team Total 27.9 10 27 241 0 23 8.9 30 610 0 44 20.3 3839
Opp Total 10 18 1341 0 74.5 34 804 0 23.6

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Don Hutson+ 31 K/LE 10 7 3 0.0% 33 31 93.9%
Lou Brock 27 HB/P 5 5 14 491 35 0 35.1
Tony Canadeo 25 3 0 13 479 46 0 36.8
Ted Fritsch 24 FB/KR 9 7 10 408 54 0 40.8
Roy McKay 24 tb 3 1 8 297 55 0 37.1
Glen Sorenson 24 LG 10 6 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0%
Ben Starret 27 bb 7 3 2 66 43 0 33.0
Don Perkins 27 b 10 2 1 31 31 0 31.0
Team Total 27.9 10 4 0.0% 34 32 94.1% 48 1772 55 0 36.9
Opp Total 10 2 1 50.0% 20 18 90.0% 57 815 14.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
Irv Comp 25 TB 10 8 6 54 0 43 0
Ted Fritsch 24 FB/KR 9 7 6 115 1 50 0
Paul Duhart 24 b 8 2 4 23 0 14 0
Don Hutson+ 31 K/LE 10 7 4 50 0 43 0
Joe Laws 33 PR 10 4 3 36 0 16 0
Don Perkins 27 b 10 2 2 123 2 83 0
Dick Bilda 25 3 0 1 25 0 25 0
Charley Brock 28 C 10 6 1 1 0 1 0
Larry Craig 28 BB 10 8 1 20 0 20 0
Ray Wehba 28 e 10 1 1 7 0 7 0
Team Total 27.9 10 29 454 3 83 0
Opp Total 10 25 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
Don Hutson+ 31 K/LE 10 7 9 9 31 33 3 85
Lou Brock 27 HB/P 5 5 3 2 5 30
Ted Fritsch 24 FB/KR 9 7 4 1 5 30
Paul Duhart 24 b 8 2 2 2 4 24
Joe Laws 33 PR 10 4 3 1 4 24
Irv Comp 25 TB 10 8 2 1 3 18
Don Perkins 27 b 10 2 2 2 12
Ben Starret 27 bb 7 3 2 2 12
Glen Sorenson 24 LG 10 6 1 1 1 1
Team Total 27.9 10 16 15 3 34 32 34 4 1 238
Opp Total 10 9 10 1 18 20 1 2 141

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1944-09-17 BKN W, 14-7 1 24 pass Don Hutson 24 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
2 1944-09-17 BKN W, 14-7 3 17 rush Lou Brock 17 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
3 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 1 52 pass Lou Brock 52 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
4 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 1 9 rush Irv Comp 9 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
5 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 2 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
6 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 2 26 pass Don Hutson 26 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
7 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 4 42 rush Lou Brock 42 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
8 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 4 50 interception Ted Fritsch 50 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
9 1944-10-01 DET W, 27-6 2 16 pass Paul Duhart 16 yard pass from Lou Brock (Don Hutson kick)
10 1944-10-01 DET W, 27-6 3 11 rush Ted Fritsch 11 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
11 1944-10-01 DET W, 27-6 3 3 pass Don Hutson 3 yard pass from Irv Comp
12 1944-10-01 DET W, 27-6 4 11 pass Irv Comp 11 yard pass from Lou Brock (Don Hutson kick)
13 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 1 55 pass Don Hutson 55 yard pass from Irv Comp (Glen Sorenson kick)
14 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 2 2 rush Ben Starret 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
15 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 2 7 pass Don Hutson 7 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
16 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 4 30 rush Lou Brock 30 yard rush
17 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 4 83 interception Don Perkins 83 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)
18 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 1 1 rush Ben Starret 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
19 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 2 9 rush Joe Laws 9 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
20 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 2 8 pass Lou Brock 8 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
21 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 3 2 rush Ted Fritsch 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
22 1944-10-29 @ DET W, 14-0 1 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
23 1944-10-29 @ DET W, 14-0 2 29 pass Joe Laws 29 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
24 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 1 33 pass Don Hutson 33 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
25 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 2 14 rush Irv Comp 14 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
26 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 2 2 rush Joe Laws 2 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
27 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 3 4 rush Joe Laws 4 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
28 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 4 15 pass Don Hutson 15 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
29 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 4 26 pass Paul Duhart 26 yard pass from Roy McKay (Don Hutson kick)
30 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 1 1 rush Paul Duhart 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
31 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 2 11 rush Paul Duhart 11 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
32 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 3 36 pass Don Hutson 36 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
33 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 4 6 pass Don Hutson 6 yard pass from Irv Comp (Don Hutson kick)
34 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 4 40 interception Don Perkins 40 yard interception return (Don Hutson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1944-09-17 BKN W, 14-7 3 1 rush Pug Manders 1 yard rush (Bruiser Kinard kick)
2 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 2 50 pass Ray McLean 50 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
3 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 3 7 pass George Wilson 7 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
4 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 4 3 pass George Wilson 3 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
5 1944-09-24 CHI W, 42-28 4 5 rush Bob Margarita 5 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
6 1944-10-01 DET W, 27-6 1 5 pass Bob Westfall 5 yard pass from Frankie Sinkwich
7 1944-10-08 CRD W, 34-7 4 33 pass Johnny Butler 33 yard pass from John Grigas (Marshall Robnett kick)
8 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 1 75 rush Tom Colella 75 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
9 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 2 25 rush Tom Colella 25 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
10 1944-10-22 RAM W, 30-21 4 23 pass Jim Benton 23 yard pass from Tom Colella (Lou Zontini kick)
11 1944-11-05 @ CHI L, 0-21 1 1 rush Sid Luckman 1 yard rush (Pete Gudauskas kick)
12 1944-11-05 @ CHI L, 0-21 3 31 pass Ray McLean 31 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
13 1944-11-05 @ CHI L, 0-21 3 24 pass George Wilson 24 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Pete Gudauskas kick)
14 1944-11-12 @ RAM W, 42-7 3 46 rush Albie Reisz 46 yard rush (Lou Zontini kick)
15 1944-11-19 @ NYG L, 0-24 1 34 interception Howie Livingston 34 yard interception return (Ken Strong kick)
16 1944-11-19 @ NYG L, 0-24 2 36 pass Frank Liebel 36 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ken Strong kick)
17 1944-11-19 @ NYG L, 0-24 4 1 rush Bill Paschal 1 yard rush (Ken Strong kick)
18 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 1 1 rush Bob Thurbon 1 yard rush (Conway Baker kick)
19 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 2 37 pass Bob Thurbon 37 yard pass from John Grigas
20 1944-11-26 @ CRD W, 35-20 4 72 pass Don Currivan 72 yard pass from John Grigas (Conway Baker kick)