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1953 Green Bay Packers

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2-9-1, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.8, Offense: -4.4, Defense: -5.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 338 points (28.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of -138 points (-11.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-9.3.

Coach: Hugh Devore (0-2-0) (co-coach with Ray McLean), Ray McLean (0-2-0) and Gene Ronzani (2-7-1)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)

Team Info

President Russ Bogda
Head Coach/General Manager Gene Ronzani

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 200 3220 811 4.0 48 14 189 147 352 1555 9 34 4.0 79 424 1665 14 3.9 93 67 624 17
Opp. Stats 338 3851 749 5.1 47 19 199 144 312 2105 15 28 6.2 91 407 1746 24 4.3 95 84 617 13
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 9 2 8 5 10 12 11 11 5 6 5 7
Lg Rank Defense 11 9 3 3 6 1 7 5 4 9 8 9 11 11

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 27 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 0 27 12 148 55 93 4 19 366 270 96 3
2 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-2 Chicago Bears 13 17 13 270 188 82 5 16 220 139 81 4
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-3 Los Angeles Rams 20 38 18 278 172 106 4 16 412 320 92 2
4 Sun October 18 boxscore W 1-3 Baltimore Colts 37 14 21 337 34 303 3 10 193 128 65 7
5 Sat October 24 boxscore L 1-4 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 31 11 125 91 34 1 24 351 69 282 2
6 Sat October 31 boxscore W 2-4 @ Baltimore Colts 35 24 25 404 173 231 2 11 268 97 171 2
7 Sun November 8 boxscore T 2-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 21 21 15 331 237 94 2 17 288 234 54 3
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-5-1 Detroit Lions 7 14 19 361 228 133 5 11 295 163 132 5
9 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-6-1 San Francisco 49ers 7 37 14 216 32 184 6 20 353 63 290 1
10 Thu November 26 boxscore L 2-7-1 @ Detroit Lions 15 34 13 227 73 154 6 17 351 141 210 7
11 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 48 17 284 190 94 6 15 291 176 115 2
12 Sat December 12 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 33 11 239 82 157 4 23 463 305 158 9

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
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 2-4-1 72 185 38.9 1005 5 2.7 15 8.1 80 5.4 2.3 14.0 83.8 32.4 0 0
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 0-5-0 74 166 44.6 830 4 2.4 19 11.4 45 5.0 0.3 11.2 69.2 28.5 0 0
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 1 1 100.0 -2 0 0.0 0 0.0 -4 -2.0 -2.0 -2.0 -0.3 79.2 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 2-9-1 147 352 41.8 1833 9 2.6 34 9.7 80 5.2 1.4 12.5 152.8 27.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 144 312 46.2 2341 15 4.8 28 9.0 7.5 4.43 16.3 195.1 50.4 30 236 6.2 3.3 8.8

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
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 95 492 3 43 5.2 41.0 7.9 10 100 10.0 0 26 0.8 8.3 592 3 5
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 92 301 5 41 3.3 25.1 7.7 18 165 9.2 1 30 1.5 13.8 466 6 2
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 52 134 0 12 2.6 12.2 4.7 15 86 5.7 0 23 1.4 7.8 220 0 4
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 49 199 1 41 4.1 16.6 4.1 12 131 10.9 0 52 1.0 10.9 330 1 3
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 42 171 4 19 4.1 14.3 3.5 171 4 8
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 33 180 0 21 5.5 15.0 2.8 180 0 2
27 Larry Coutre 25 7 0 22 39 0 8 1.8 5.6 3.1 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.6 35 0 0
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 13 29 0 13 2.2 2.9 1.3 8 119 14.9 0 50 0.8 11.9 148 0 1
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 7 24 0 24 3.4 3.0 0.9 6 55 9.2 1 18 0.8 6.9 79 1 1
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 7 40 0 14 5.7 8.0 1.4 2 51 25.5 1 42 0.4 10.2 91 1 0
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 6 44 1 21 7.3 11.0 1.5 44 1 1
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 5 18 0 18 3.6 2.6 0.7 18 0 1
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.5 0.1 14 190 13.6 0 24 1.3 17.3 184 0 1
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 463 18.5 4 80 3.1 57.9 463 4 1
87 Bob Mann 29 LE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 327 14.2 2 45 2.3 32.7 327 2 0
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 150 11.5 0 19 1.1 12.5 150 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 424 1665 14 43 3.9 138.8 35.3 147 1833 12.5 9 80 12.3 152.8 3498 23 30
Opp Total 12 407 1746 24 4.3 145.5 33.9 144 2105 14.6 15 12.0 175.4 3851 39 28

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
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 20 199 0 52 10.0 26 641 0 43 24.7 1170
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 7 72 1 60 10.3 4 102 0 33 25.5 192
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 7 123 0 30 17.6 343
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 5 24 0 9 4.8 103
27 Larry Coutre 25 7 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 52 0 27 17.3 92
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 4 82 0 23 20.5 676
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 2 13 0 9 6.5 1 14 0 14 14.0 118
23 Dan Sandifer 26 1 0 3 35 0 23 11.7 35
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 2 34 0 21 17.0 182
83 John Martinkovic* 26 LDE 12 0 2 12 0 8 6.0 15
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 2 38 0 21 19.0 82
66 Deral Teteak 24 7 0 2 62 0 47 31.0 62
40 Bennie Aldridge 27 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
69 Bill Forester 21 MG 12 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
48 Ace Loomis 25 LDH 10 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
70 Dick Wildung 32 LDT 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
Team Total 25.2 12 39 348 1 60 8.9 56 1197 0 47 21.4 5083
Opp Total 12 41 1490 1 36.3 40 851 0 21.3

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
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 60 2263 60 0 37.7
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 16 5 31.3% 25 23 92.0%
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 19 685 58 0 36.1
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 1 57 57 0 57.0
Team Total 25.2 12 16 5 31.3% 25 23 92.0% 80 3005 60 0 37.6
Opp Total 12 22 11 50.0% 43 41 95.3% 66 2747 41.6

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
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 0 8 3 0 0
44 Bobby Dillon 23 RS 10 0 9 112 1 49 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 0 5 4 2 0
40 Bennie Aldridge 27 8 0 5 85 0 34 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Ace Loomis 25 LDH 10 0 4 39 0 27 0 0 0 3 0 0
47 Val Joe Walker 23 RDH 12 0 4 74 1 54 0 0 0 3 0 0
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
41 Marvin Johnson 26 LS 7 0 4 39 0 36 0 0 0 1 0 0
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 0 2 2 5 0
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
69 Bill Forester 21 MG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
62 Buddy Brown 28 LG 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 0 2 0 0 0
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Gus Cifelli 27 RT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 0 0 1 17 1
8 Bob Forte 31 LLB 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dave Hanner* 23 RDT 12 0 1 2 0 2 0
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 0 1 0 0 0
67 Dick Logan 23 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 John Martinkovic* 26 LDE 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Howie Ruetz 26 5 0 0 0 1 13 0
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
61 Steve Ruzich 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
68 Len Szafaryn 25 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Roger Zatkoff 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.2 12 28 351 2 54 0 0 30 34 40 1
Opp Total 12 28 9 35

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
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 5 1 6 23 25 5 16 74
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 4 4 24
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 4 4 24
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 3 3 18
87 Bob Mann 29 LE 10 0 2 2 12
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 1 1 6
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 1 1 6
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR/PR/RH 12 0 1 1 6
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 1 1 6
44 Bobby Dillon 23 RS 10 0 1 1 6
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 1 1 6
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 1 1 6
47 Val Joe Walker 23 RDH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 12 14 9 1 1 2 27 23 25 5 16 200
Opp Total 12 24 15 1 2 1 41 43 11 22 338

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1953-10-04 CHI L, 13-17 1 19 pass Bob Mann 19 yard pass from Tobin Rote
2 1953-10-04 CHI L, 13-17 2 60 punt Gib Dawson 60 yard punt return (Fred Cone kick)
3 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 2 3 rush Fred Cone 3 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
4 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 4 7 rush Johnny Papit 7 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
5 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 2 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
6 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 2 11 rush Fred Cone 11 yard rush
7 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 3 7 rush Breezy Reid 7 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
8 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 3 41 rush Al Carmichael 41 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
9 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 4 54 interception Val Joe Walker 54 yard interception return (Fred Cone kick)
10 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 3 1 rush Babe Parilli 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
11 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 4 5 pass Fred Cone 5 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
12 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 1 40 pass Billy Howton 40 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
13 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 2 13 pass Billy Howton 13 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
14 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 2 3 rush Fred Cone 3 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
15 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 3 9 pass J.R. Boone 9 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)
16 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 4 38 rush Breezy Reid 38 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
17 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 1 49 interception Bobby Dillon 49 yard interception return (Fred Cone kick)
18 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 1 41 rush Fred Cone 41 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
19 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 4 23 pass Billy Howton 23 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
20 1953-11-15 DET L, 7-14 4 1 rush Breezy Reid 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
21 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 2 8 rush Babe Parilli 8 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
22 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 1 16 pass Bob Mann 16 yard pass from Babe Parilli
23 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 1 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush
24 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 2 1 rush Fred Cone 1 yard rush (Fred Cone kick)
25 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 4 42 pass Don Barton 42 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Fred Cone kick)
26 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 1 17 fumble Carl Elliott 17 yard fumble return (Fred Cone kick)
27 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 2 80 pass Billy Howton 80 yard pass from Tobin Rote (Fred Cone kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1953-09-27 CLE L, 0-27 1 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
2 1953-09-27 CLE L, 0-27 2 1 rush Otto Graham 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
3 1953-09-27 CLE L, 0-27 3 5 rush Ken Carpenter 5 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
4 1953-10-04 CHI L, 13-17 2 2 rush John Dottley 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1953-10-04 CHI L, 13-17 4 16 pass Jim Dooley 16 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
6 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 1 13 rush Brad Myers 13 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
7 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 2 3 rush Brad Myers 3 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
8 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 2 59 pass Skeets Quinlan 59 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Ben Agajanian kick)
9 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 3 2 rush Tank Younger 2 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
10 1953-10-11 RAM L, 20-38 4 1 rush Rudy Bukich 1 yard rush (Ben Agajanian kick)
11 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 3 30 pass John Huzvar 30 yard pass from Fred Enke (Buck McPhail kick)
12 1953-10-18 BAL W, 37-14 4 55 pass Bert Rechichar 55 yard pass from Fred Enke (Buck McPhail kick)
13 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 1 4 rush Jim Finks 4 yard rush (Nick Bolkovac kick)
14 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 2 6 rush Lynn Chandnois 6 yard rush (Nick Bolkovac kick)
15 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 3 2 rush Jim Brandt 2 yard rush (Nick Bolkovac kick)
16 1953-10-24 @ PIT L, 14-31 3 1 rush Jim Brandt 1 yard rush (Nick Bolkovac kick)
17 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 1 49 pass Buddy Young 49 yard pass from Fred Enke (Buck McPhail kick)
18 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 2 36 rush John Huzvar 36 yard rush (Buck McPhail kick)
19 1953-10-31 @ BAL W, 35-24 4 71 punt Carl Taseff 71 yard punt return (Buck McPhail kick)
20 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 1 67 interception Don Kindt 67 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
21 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 2 33 pass Jim Dooley 33 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
22 1953-11-08 @ CHI T, 21-21 4 14 pass John Hoffman 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
23 1953-11-15 DET L, 7-14 2 83 pass Doak Walker 83 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
24 1953-11-15 DET L, 7-14 4 22 pass Leon Hart 22 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Doak Walker kick)
25 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 1 5 rush Hugh McElhenny 5 yard rush
26 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 1 30 pass Billy Wilson 30 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
27 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 2 17 rush Joe Perry 17 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
28 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 3 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
29 1953-11-22 SFO L, 7-37 4 1 rush Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
30 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 1 3 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 3 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
31 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 3 97 pass Cloyce Box 97 yard pass from Bobby Layne (Jim Martin kick)
32 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 3 41 rush Bob Hoernschemeyer 41 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
33 1953-11-26 @ DET L, 15-34 4 4 rush Gene Gedman 4 yard rush (Jim Martin kick)
34 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 1 2 rush Joe Arenas 2 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
35 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 1 19 pass Hugh McElhenny 19 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
36 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 2 19 rush Joe Perry 19 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
37 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 3 12 rush Joe Arenas 12 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
38 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 3 30 interception Rex Berry 30 yard interception return (Gordie Soltau kick)
39 1953-12-06 @ SFO L, 14-48 4 2 pass Billy Wilson 2 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
40 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 1 31 rush Brad Myers 31 yard rush
41 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 1 4 pass Tom Fears 4 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin
42 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 1 46 pass Skeets Quinlan 46 yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Tom Fears kick)
43 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 1 4 rush Tank Younger 4 yard rush (Elroy Hirsch kick)
44 1953-12-12 @ RAM L, 17-33 3 30 blocked field goal Night Train Lane 30 yard blocked field goal return (Tom Fears kick)