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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
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 200 3220 811 4.0 48 14 17 189 147 352 1555 9 34 4.0 79 424 1665 14 3.9 93
Team Defense 338 3851 749 5.1 47 19 13 199 144 312 2105 15 28 6.2 91 407 1746 24 4.3 95
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

W# 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. Player 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 SkYds 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. Player 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. Player 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 20.5 674
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 12
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 5043
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. Player 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 35 28 9

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 5 1 6 23 5 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 5 200
Opp Total 12 24 15 1 2 41 11 338

Touchdown Log

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